Superman. The Super Man. The symbol of hope, truth and justice for the world. The guy who always chooses to do the right thing, no matter the consequences might finally find himself again in the DC Extended Universe.
Now that Geoff Johns is in charge of the DCEU, we might be saying goodbye to the dark and brooding Superman and a fond hello to the Last Son of Krypton we've been waiting for.
As a self-proclaimed Superman fanboy, the idea of seeing Henry Cavill portray a more hopeful and uplifting version of the character is truly exciting. I love the actors portrayal of the character so far, but going into Justice League with Geoff Johns in a higher position likely means that Superman's story arc in the DCEU will take a lighter route.
At a recent press event, Johns made comments about Superman and the DC Extended Universe specifically, saying that he wanted to bring "Hope" and "Optimism" back to the DCEU.
“I think people make a mistake when they say, ‘Superman’s not relatable because he’s so powerful,’ I'm like, ‘Are you kidding me? He’s a farm boy from Kansas who moves to the city and just wants to do the best he can with what he’s got.’ That’s the most relatable character in the world.”
Superman has always been a fun character. Some might have difficulty relating to him, but the Man of Steel has always managed to represent the greatest aspects of humanity, and that is something Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. have failed to present in the DC Extended Universe. I truly believe that Henry Cavill is the perfect Superman, but he's just not been given the right direction to capture what Christopher Reeves introduced when he donned the cape.
In my opinion, Superman is a great character, and with Johns in charge of the DC Extended Universe, we could finally see the truest interpretation on the big screen yet, and have a cinematic version of the character we've loved on the pages of comic books and animation for years.