With films in the DC Universe struggling to gain the critical and financial benefits that Marvel’s films have been enjoying, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked at a recent “Ant-Man and the Wasp” press junket what advice he’d give to the people in charge of DC Films.
“I always hesitate to come off as the person who is bestowing advice on people. It’s not really what I do,” he said. “What I do know is, they’re great characters. I’m not shy about saying, Richard Donner’s Superman, I still think, is the paradigm by which we all still should follow. It’s all there.”
For many people Richard Donner’s “Superman: The Movie” is still the benchmark when it comes to making a successful superhero movie, and with Henry Cavill’s Superman having had the chance to shine in a more positive light in the recent “Justice League” film, there’s hope that a Superman film, more in line with Donner’s vision, may not be too far away.