Zack Snyder thinks its okay for Superman to be American...because Obama is president
“He has no choice but to become global… That literally has to happen. But for me I was really interested in – and maybe it’s because Barack Obama’s president now – it’s okay for Superman to be American."According to some leftists, an iconic figure like Superman can only be American provided that a Democrat is running the show. It makes no sense, yet they remain firmly stuck on such a ridiculous position. I wonder if this is going to become a trend, that after a movie becomes a success with conservatives in reception and marketing, they'll almost instantly turn around and spoil everything by making a pointless political statement, probably conceived to assure other liberals they're not abandoning them. It's stupid. It suggests that if a Republican were in office, the screenplay would have been different in some ways.
Going "global" is also telling, hinting that they're not satisfied with Superman identifying as American and that they're going to abandon even that in a sequel for something more "internationalized". Does that mean they'll be aiming for something similar to the time when DC published the story where Superman gave up his US citizenship?
The screenwriter and occasional comics writer David Goyer also told Bleeding Cool that:
“The challenge for us moving forward is how to depict Superman in a world like this, in a world where Twitter exists, in a world with social media. To me, the interesting challenge is “Could he solve hunger in the horn of Africa? What would he do with the Arab Spring? What would he do in Syria?… Does he have the wherewithal or the knowledge to intervene in something like this?”Correction: how would the scripters depict Superman dealing with issues like the so-called Arab Spring and Syria? Whose side would he take? Judging from how DC depicted his visit to Iran, the chances they'd do expert research and figure out the differences between good and evil are very negligible, and I'm not sure they'd understand the crisis in Africa either or deal with it convincingly. I also think it's sad that they're concerning themselves with too much realism like social media. The point of sci-fi like this is to suspend your disbelief where it helps, sit back and enjoy the show. Honestly, Snyder and Goyer are really taking the ideas much too far.