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J.J. Abrams on Leaked Superman Treatment

Source:   Empire
March 22, 2013


J.J. Abrams is already in charge of the "Star Trek" franchise at Paramount Pictures and he was recently put at the helm of Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Episode VII, but in an alternate dimension, he may have also been shaping the future of DC Comics' Superman if Warner Bros. went with his recently leaked treatment for Superman Flyby rather than the current plans for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.

Talking to Empire, Abrams explained what he was trying to do with his take on Superman: “The thing that I tried to emphasise in the story was that if the Kents found this boy, Kal-El, who had the power that he did, he would have most likely killed them both in short order, and the idea that these parents would see – if they were lucky to survive long enough – that they had to immediately begin teaching this kid to limit himself and to not be so fast, not be so strong, not be so powerful."

“The result of that, psychologically, would be fear of oneself, self-doubt and being ashamed of what you were capable of," he continued. "Extrapolating that to adulthood became a fascinating psychological profile of someone who was not pretending to be Clark Kent, but who was Clark Kent. Who had become that kind of a character who is not able or willing to accept who he was and what his destiny was."

“The idea in the movie was that he became Superman because he realised he had to finally own his strength and what he’d always been. I don’t know if that’s what Zack and Chris [Nolan] are doing, but it looks like that’s part of the idea and I could not be more thrilled to see that movie. That to me was always the way to go," he concluded.

The rest of the interview with Abrams, mostly talking about Star Trek Into Darkness can be found in the May 2013 issue of Empire.

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