njb902 wrote:Shadowman wrote:njb902 wrote:Shadowman wrote:A superhero movie that a) Doesn't feature its superhero due to his death in the previous movie and b) people moping about said death being the entirety of the movie? That wouldn't exactly sell tickets.
So set it a year after his death. Introduce steel, the eradicator, superboy, and the cyborg superman. Tell the story of how they try to replace him, leaving out how the cyborg is a bad guy.
That still raises the issue of making a Superman movie without Superman in it. Not to mention it would stretch out what would otherwise be the third act to twice its length, leaving very little for the third movie to cover.
Superman II: Superman Isn't In This Movie.
I disagree, it's not like they have to slavishly fallow the comic. Even if they do there is the introduction of mongol, the destruction of coast city, superman's resurrection, finding out the cyborg is a bad guy, and the epilogue. If that isn't enough for a movie I don't know what is.
The issue isn't that it's not enough for a movie, but like I said, you left very little for a third movie. What do they have? Fight Mongul, fight Cyborg Superman...the end. It'd be like thirty minutes long.
That's the problem, Death of Superman can't work as three movies. Two movies at most, but certainly not three. There's not enough content to work with.