Sparked by a back and forth on Twitter between comic book writer Mark Millar and film director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, it appears that Warner Bros may be considering making a Red Son movie. Vogt-Roberts, who directed Kong: Skull Island, said that he had made a pitch to Warner Bros. for the movie, although the idea was shot down, and Mark Millar (who wrote the Red Son comic run) mentioned that two friends of his have received pitches from the studio over the last two months.
According to Den of Geek UKâ€™s â€œvery very veryâ€ reliable sources it has been confirmed that this is a live action film that is being discussed, and not an animated one. The outlet spoke with Millar about how serious Warner Bros may be about a Red Son movie:
“Is this something they’re genuinely planning? I have no idea,” Millar told Den of Geek. “I’ve got pals at Warner Bros but never discussed it with them. I think they’re just going through their back catalogue of big books and hoping to lure in good directors as opposed to any particular interest in developing Red Son. There’s always 50 conversations for every comic book movie that gets made and as far as I know this is something that is very much just at conversation stage.”
If DC did decide to start making â€œA DC Storyâ€ in a similar way to how Lucasfilm does â€œA Star Wars Story,â€ it may relieve pressure off those working on the front and center of the DCEU. Even with the instability of the DC expanded universe, this sounds like a fantastic idea. This would allow the studio to focus on a single story and not worry about how it connects to a larger universe.
Red Son is a three issue series from DCâ€™s Elseworlds universe, released in 2003, which depicts what would have happened had Supermanâ€™s ship landed in the Soviet Union, instead of the United States. This is a Superman that was given a much different upbringing. Growing up under the hammer and sickle instead of the stars and stripes, he is now a defender of Communism and in opposition to truth, justice and the American way. The story also contains the Elseworld versions of Wonder Woman and Green Lantern.
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SOURCE: Den of Geek