The past few years, Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe have played a huge part in bringing comic book heroes to the big screens. Time and again, both franchises have brought a plethora of superheroes and villains to life with various films and shows. However, only a handful enjoy the massive fan following like the Man of Steel a.k.a. Superman. And unsurprisingly, directing a movie with a character as popular as Superman is not a simple task.
Clark Kent is one of the most popular superheroes there is. The Man of Steel enjoys a rich history and has influenced a huge number of pop culture references as well. Owing to the massive popularity and history that surrounds the character, many writers struggle to describe the character in an efficient manner. However, Grant Morrison and Alan Moore felt otherwise. And recently, James Gunn took to Twitter as he lauded the writers for their vision.
James Gunn calls Alan Moore and Grant Morrison the greatest
The new DC boss has always been very active on social media platforms. Gunn announces all the major updates about DC and even addresses various fan queries about the franchise on his Twitter account. Recently, a user took to Twitter to praise Morrison and Moore as writers who truly understood the character of Superman.
The user wrote, “Grant Morrison and Alan Moore describing Superman>> They really get it.” While Morrison described Superman as a metaphor, Moore, on the other hand, called Superman as a sun that all others revolve around.
One of the many reasons why they’re two of the greatest. https://t.co/ogquo1VAnT
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 3, 2023
Soon after, Gunn took time to respond as he nodded in agreement with the user. The Suicide Squad director replied, “One of the many reasons why they’re two of the greatest.” Apart from Gunn, a number of other DC fans flooded the comments. While some backed the user, others claimed that the two writers were describing Henry Cavill’s version of Superman.
I love Grant Morrison’s idea of Superman. The thing with Superman is he doesn’t have to be tragic, conflicted or a Christ analogy. He’s a good person trying to do good things because he can, and that’s refreshing to me.
— Jimmy (@JChristopher724) February 3, 2023
Morrison's quote is specially important since modern Superman writing is often overwhelmed by the weight of its own mythology, and in those moments, it's important to take a breath, chill and remember Kal-El is just a really likable relatable guy.
— É o Jon, do Tralhas do Jon!(vejam meus vídeos pls) (@tralhasdojon) February 3, 2023
They're literally describing him pic.twitter.com/q4bYoUQknT
— Lantern Flix (@lantern_flix) February 3, 2023
Alan Moore is correct, and Superman was perfectly personified by #HenryCavill. I know you have your own plan, but it would be really appealing to see #HenryCavillSuperman in an Elseworlds story. Perhaps getting some closure for him and his fans.
— Sharif_NYY_NYG (@Super_ny_fan) February 3, 2023
Meanwhile, a few users took an indirect jibe at Gunn while pointing out how Zack Snyder’s version of the character was more accurate than the others. They claimed how Snyder was the only one who did not make Superman look weak.
Everyone except @ZackSnyder made Superman look weak on camera… nobody wants him to be weak, we want him to be the strongest level and connect emotionally like Henry Cavil did. We saw an amazing Superman in ZSJL. We don’t want weak or feminine.
— MightyJax (@MightyJax) February 3, 2023
Zack Snyder’s rendition will forever be the blueprint for live action Superman.
— Rene Mascareñas, II (@exnihil0) February 3, 2023
What does Gunn have in mind for Superman following the exit of Henry Cavill?
Not long ago, Gunn took time to address the fans’ queries about what the future holds for Superman after Henry Cavill. He revealed how Cavill does not fit his vision of the character. Meanwhile, the new boss even announced an upcoming Superman project. If rumors are to be believed, Gunn is likely to direct the upcoming Superman movie.
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