As many of you T-Nation movie buffs already know…the “Superman” franchise is being “rebooted” this Spring/Summer with “Man of Steel”.
My thought is that it is going to be a tough damn sell for about 2 generations of movie goers.
First is the “older” set that will always see Christopher Reeve as Superman. Then there is what I see as the “toughest” group; the 1-2 generations (there is overlap) that literally grew up with the characters and storyline of “Smallville”. (Myself included!). So:
Will a new generation accept this “New” Superman like they did “Spiderman” (although spiderman did not have a Reeves or a “Smallville” to contend with).
I say it will have to be one helluva’ storyline to be successful (after almost 10 years of a living/breathing/maturing storyline with “Smallville”)…or it will be “dead in the water”.