A Black Superman and why I currently find DC more interesting than Marvel anyway
A new "Superman" movie has been announced, probably with a black figure at the center of the plot. For me, that's not the only reason: DC has now taken a more interesting direction in cinema than its competitor Marvel.
When the news reached me that a new "Superman" movie was in development, I wrote the following, snappy comment in the chat with befriended movie nerds:
"Hollywood is in the greatest change through streaming since television was invented as competition for the cinema, the future of all studios with the exception of Disney is uncertain, but luckily at Warner the best of the best have come together and their solution is ... TROMMELWIRBEL ... a new 'Superman' movie. "
I wrote this comment when I hadn't realized that Warner wasn't just planning the next "Superman" movie, but that scriptwriter Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams want to tell a different version of what is arguably the most famous of all superhero stories.
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No, Kal-El from the planet Krypton won't be stranded on earth again, only to grow up on a farm and fight Lex Luthor again.
At least it doesn't look like it. Ta-Nehisi Coates would like to deliver a - in his own words - "meaningful" extension of the Superman story and Superman is supposed to be black this time. Now it would be conceivable to simply show a black-skinned Kal-El who has about the same experiences as the white Kal-El.Ta-Nehisi Coates would like to deliver a - in his own words - "meaningful" extension of the Superman story and Superman is supposed to be black this time.
Unfortunately, the color of the skin in our world leads to a radically different experience, depending on whether it is light or dark. The story of a black Superman should therefore differ from the story of a white Superman if only because one belongs to a group that is racially discriminated against and the other does not.
It looks like Studio Warner will show the most famous of all superheroes from a new perspective (there are role models in the comics, e.g. Calvin Ellis, an Obama-inspired Superman who is President of the United States). And in contrast to the films of the competitor Marvel, this change of perspective is now favored by the fact that one has said goodbye to the model of the Cinematic Universe.
Formally, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) that started with “Man Of Steel” (2013) may still exist, in fact it was buried with “Justice League” (2017) - in any case, “Aquaman”, “Shazam!”, “ Birds of Prey ”or“ Wonder Woman 1984 ”made no serious attempts to make me as a viewer feel that these films are all set in the same world (with“ Shazam! ”The head of the hero became from the edge of the picture for a Superman cameo cut off because Henry Cavill was not available).
Warner started the DC Extended Universe in a hurry after it stream planet foreseeable that the competitor Disney / Marvel had dug a gold mine with its Shared Universe. Stars and filmmakers were crushed with the pretense that they should now have their own “Avengers” as well, and instead were given “Batman V Superman” and “Justice League”, which were about anything and nothing so really.
In the meantime, however, Warner has noticed that it can also be done without cross-connections between the films and without major team-ups:In the meantime, however, Warner has noticed that it can also be done without cross-connections between the films and without major team-ups:
“Joker” became a super hit, although director Todd Phillips tells a detached, stand-alone origin story in it. I think the film is a failure, but I'm still happy that films of this kind are possible at Warner / DC - because they are not at Disney / Marvel.
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The shared universe of the Marvel variety could become more and more of a corset. The Marvel films are also becoming increasingly diverse and the upcoming series on Disney even more so, but all filmmakers must always use their creative energy to combine their entries with the others in terms of content (and not too much tonally different from the established one Remove the Marvel formula, where action and humor - with the exception of "Deadpool 3" - must always be suitable for minors).
Producer Kevin Feige may open the Marvel multiverse, so the juxtaposition of different hero incarnations, but the multiverse films "Spider-Man 3: No Way Home" with (probably) three spider men and "Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness “Look to me at the moment more like strictly controlled experiments, like clearly defined, time-limited deviations from the norm, in which several old hero versions come together once before the big story continues.
At DC, however, it should be normal in the future to show different jokers as well as different bat and super men and to develop their ranks further. The DC film series grows lively in all possible directions - without a major plan, but more free.