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Superman Returns...um, Again.

blog_xrayThis just In: Zack Snyder to Direct a Superman Reboot from a story by Christopher Nolan. In local news, Good Times comic book blogger passes out from excitement. Oh yeah, this is the big one. Now I love Superman. He's easily my favorite comic book character of all time which means I will be the first to admit that Bryan Singer's 2006 take on the iconic Kryptonian left much to be desired (despite the fact that Brandon Routh was outstanding in the lead role). So the news that the writing team behind "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" is teaming up with the director of "300" and "Watchmen" to truly bring Kal-El into the 21st century has me chomping at the bit.

So exactly how did all of this come about?

 

Well, thank your old buddy writer David Goyer for coming up with a concept that made Chris Nolan all hot and bothered enough to shepherd development of the flick. According to the critically loved helmer of movies like "Memento" and this summer's smash hit "Inception":

"What it is, while David Goyer and myself were putting together the story for another Batman film a few years ago, you know thrashing out where we might move on from the Dark Knight, we got stuck. We were just sitting there idly chatting and he said ”by the way, I think know how you approach Superman”.. and he told me his take on it. I thought it was really tremendous. It was the first time I’ve been able to conceive of how you’d address Superman in a modern context I thought it was a really exciting idea. What you have to remember about Batman and Superman is that what makes them the best superhero characters there are, the most beloved after all this time, is the essence of who they were when they were created, when they were first developed. You can’t move too far away from that."

Preach it, brother.

So what exactly drew them to decide on Snyder as director of the project? I have a few ideas. How about the fact that he's already proven his box office clout and displayed over and over again that he loves a challenge? The guy's cinematic debut was a re-make of George Romero's much beloved "Dawn of the Dead" which didn't suck (far from it, actually) and he proved that "Watchmen" was not only film-able but also capable of being a damn good movie (don't agree? check out his extended cut with the animated "Tales from the Black Freighter" woven in and then we'll talk). At the very least we can expect the movie to be gorgeous to look at but I have a feeling that whatever idea it is that these boys have come up with has a good chance of knocking the socks off of even the most hardened nerd.

So is there anything else that could possibly make this announcement more exciting? Oh right. There's that confirmation that the movie's villain is someone that just demands to be knelt before. Whoo boy, I need a nap.

MTV.com has a brief interview with Snyder about the big news which can be read by clicking right here and to take a look at what hits the shelf of your local comic shop this week click this.

 

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written by Kevin Bear, October 05, 2010
Just because of the collaborations involving the makers of this movie, it can only be greatness! I can't wait and I'm not as big of a Superman fan as the writer. Great article keep'em coming!

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“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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