The commercials are coming in quick and livid for Justice League, with only a few weeks left till the large DC blockbuster arrives in theaters. Viewers have seen lots of Batman, Flash, Surprise Lady, Cyborg, and Aquaman, however you may depend on one hand the quantity of occasions Superman has proven up. Regardless that the character died in Batman V Superman: Daybreak of Justice, he is undoubtedly, with out query, nonetheless within the film. This has led some to take a position on why precisely Superman is being held so near the vest, and one of many extra outstanding theories is that Superman will probably be resurrected as a villain in Justice League.
It is all the time potential that Warner Bros. is attempting to protect some secrecy for moviegoers who do not usually comply with Justice League information, however there’s a strong quantity of proof that Superman will flip dangerous within the film. Batman V Superman predicted as a lot with the notorious Knightmare dream sequence, and a few foreboding music from the official Justice League soundtrack involving a dark spin on Superman’s classic theme additionally raises some questions. One thing’s happening with Superman, and whereas my intestine intuition is to say that making Superman evil — although it is nearly undoubtedly momentary — is a nasty concept, let’s take a look at this from each side to see if there’s any weight to Evil Superman.
Professional: It Would Be A Completely different Take On A Stay-Motion Superman
Superman is a well-liked fictional character, which suggests we have seen tons of various iterations of him in nearly each type of media. His live-action film variations — aside from the present one — are principally the identical. Christopher Reeves’ Superman is as basic as they arrive, representing Fact, Justice, and the American Means, whereas Brandon Routh’s is usually (and deliberately) the identical as that one. No less than with a villainous Superman portrayal, there may be the spark of selection to offer it some benefit. Superman’s unflappable goodness is a bedrock of his character, however that lack of change does not make him any extra thrilling to look at. Selection is the spice of life! Possibly a brief stint as an enemy can liven him up a bit.
Con: DCEU Superman Wants A Constructive Redemption
One of many greatest items of criticism in regards to the DCEU is in its portrayal of Superman. They turned THE superhero — who stands for hope, and represents one of the best in all of us — into a man who perhaps should not save a college bus full of children. This Superman appears to be much less anxious about saving individuals and extra involved about what individuals say about him when he does it. Superman ought to by no means be internally debating the deserves of heroism, however the DCEU model spends a LOT of his display time doing simply that. It is okay for Superman to have doubts, however this one’s morals have been thrown out of whack. Possibly his dust nap was sufficient to reset him to manufacturing unit settings, as a result of there’s nothing improper with slightly extra positivity on this planet.