Even after hearing, and talking about here, that George Miller might be directing the next Superman movie comes the news that its on permanent hold. No one knows why, but the rumors tumbling out of Warner Bros. is that the movie has been moved off the schedule (where it really never was) and is close to being canceled.
Superman is a hard character to come to grip with. He's not simple like Batman or Green Lantern, or even the X Men or the webslinger. Superman is an iconic character that was created in the glory days the United States' power and symbolizes the way we perceived ourselves in those long ago days. Today's audience . . . hell the western world . . . is jaded with some assumed secret knowledge of what the world is really like, so the character's appeal of strength, decisiveness and over all good is tough on the crowd's today.
Worse its tough on the story writers. People don't relate with victory any more. At least those in the artistic circles (well except Frank Miller, he damn well does). The concept that good can truimph over because in good lies true power is lost in a wedge of second guessing, nail biting and curious ramblings about it takes a village.
Someone needs to take a script about this iconic symbol of good and give audiences hope for the future.