Over two years on from the release of “Man Of Steel,” and the ending of the film, specifically Superman snapping the neck of General Zod, continues to be a source of criticism for some comic book fans. It was only last month that screenwriter David Goyer (once again) gave a fairly reasoned explanation of why the filmmakers decided to go down that path. But now, Mark Millar is stirring the pot, referencing the movie in a roundabout way promoting his upcoming comic, “Huck.”
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In an essay for Games Radar, Millar makes clear that he’s made no shortage of hyper-violent material in the comic book and movie world, but thinks there needs to a balance to dark and grim storytelling. And for him, the tipping point came with Zack Snyder‘s “Man Of Steel”:
Shouldn’t the metaphor be Bugs Bunny blowing away Elmer Fudd? At any rate, Miller goes on to say that there needs to be change in tone in the comics world overall, though he’s not without hope:
Right, remember, Millar is selling his upcoming comic, so he’s not without his own motives here. And while he’s calling for more “uplifting” comic books, it might be worth considering what comic book based movies arrived on the big screen bearing his name: the bloody, smart-ass “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and the dour, grim “Fantastic Four.” Food for thought….
But what do you think? Do comic book movies need to lighten up already? Will everyone finally get over the ending to “Man Of Steel”? Weigh in below.