The next Superman movie might not feature Brandon Routh in the red underoos after all. And it’s doubtful Bryan Singer will want anything to do with it.
Let me explain. Writer Robert Gordon (â€œGalaxy Questâ€) has a spec script called â€œBizzaro Supermanâ€ sitting atop (a large pile â€“ Iâ€™m guessing) of scripts at Warner. Itâ€™s an adventure/comedy that takes the piss out of Supermanâ€™s wacky alter-ego â€“ a character those familiar with â€œSuperman IIIâ€ and TVs â€œSmallvilleâ€ would be familiar with, if they arenâ€™t already familiar with him from the comics. In short, Bizzaro is the anti-Supermanâ€¦. Heâ€™s like The Man of Steel on ecstasy, and we all know how fucked up our actions, and thoughts, can be when weâ€™re under the influence, right?
Now while the libretto hasn’t been picked up by Warner – apparently Gordon only wrote it for fun; though some execs are said to be enjoying the heck out of it – Latino Review think it’s script is worthy enough for a review.
In their review of the script, Latino describes the character as having features that are â€œdramatically incorrect and insanely opposite of what he means. He believes himself to be Superman and possesses distorted versions of his memories. And heâ€™s angryâ€¦ he goes after Superman, who he sees as an impostor and a threat. An epic battle ensues between Superman and Bizzaro which spans the entire Galaxy.â€
We then flash-forward ten years into the future. General Zod is in search of Bizzaroâ€™s body â€“ seemingly destroyed by Superman some time ago. â€œZod needs Bizzaro in order to recover their last powers. Retrieving him from his watery grave, Bizzaro is set loose to wreck havoc on the world.â€
The site describes the story as somewhat of a Frankenstein movie, with Bizzaro as the monster. â€œHeâ€™s not evil. His intentions are usually good. He doesnâ€™t know his own strength and ends up destroying things and hurting people. The leaders of the world come to see Bizzaro as a threat that must be stopped.â€
The hero of the piece? Sounds like Bizzaro gets the crown.
The site says itâ€™s a fun script, and even refreshing after the seriousness of â€œSuperman Returnsâ€, but â€œIt kinda feels like a Saturday morning cartoon â€“ thereâ€™s even a cameo by Krypto, Supermanâ€™s cape-wearing dogâ€.
Who knows, maybe Alan Horn has a thing for dogâ€™s that wear clothes. Most in Hollywood do.