Fri 1 Aug 2008
Now before you discard my theory for its unbelievability, just hear me out! If you were Marvel and you were making a ton of comic-book inspired movies, wouldn’t a new generation of Superman movies make you more than a little nervous? Sure, the first Batmans were great, but that series quickly went to the gutters by the time the 4th one was made. Why would Marvel have to worry about a new Batman (little did they know). But Superman’s different…
Superman Returns stole Director Bryan Singer from the X-Men. That, in and of itself, shows that at least Singer thought Superman was more worthwhile for him than the X-Men movies. Add that to the fact that Superman’s name is practically synonymous to the phrases ‘Super Hero’ and ‘Comic Book’. Marvel DID have cause to fear a new wave of Superman movies that could potentially draw attention away from its Spider-man and X-Men movies. So, what do they decide to do about? Well there are only a few options available to them: Kidnapping, blackmail, and sabotage.
Kidnapping the star (Brandon Routh) would only make things worse as he might potentially be replaced by someone with actual talent! No, that they would not do. And kidnapping Bryan Singer would be WAY too obvious. We don’t think Stan Lee really wants to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Sabotage, however, has no down point! Could it be that Singer never truly left X-Men for Superman out of his own free will? Could it be that Marvel sent him (and paid him heavily) so that he could accomplish a feat only 1 person (Doomsday if you still don’t know) before him was able to accomplish: To Kill Superman? It makes perfect sense to me! After all, what would win Marvel more love, another good X-Men movie or a ridiculous Superman movie that could single-handedly end that franchise?
I’ll let you mull it over …
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