Mark Millar Makes Superman Movie Pitch

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Graphic novelist Mark Millar, who saw his big screen adaption of Wanted bring in major bucks at the box office this summer, says he knows how to fix the Superman franchise.

In a recent interview, Millar pitches the idea for an eight-hour, three-film series, with the movies to be released in consecutive years. Here's how he describes his vision for the Man of Steel:

"It's gonna be like Michael Corleone in The Godfather films, the entire story from beginning to end, you see where he starts, how he becomes who he becomes, and where that takes him. The Dark Knight showed you can take a comic book property and make a serious film, and I think the studios are ready to listen to bigger ideas now.

Once he got going, Millar couldn't help but add more details about his Superman plans:

"I want to start on Krypton, a thousand years ago, and end with Superman alone on Planet Earth, the last being left on the planet, as the yellow sun turns red and starts to supernova, and he loses his powers."

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