Lets face it, what most people want to see in the
next Superman movie
is a villain that actually posses a challenge to Superman. So here is my pitch for the movie to make everyone happy. Either it will revitalize the franchise, or give it a proper sendoff.
The Movie Begins:
The movie starts off with credits in the sky as a Jet is flying, then we pan down to see that Superman is flying it, by holding onto its hull. The credits then show the aftermath of the story as the daily planet looks at more and more actions that Superman takes. Clark and Lois are put in charge of finding out who Superman is.
Meanwhile Lex Luthor
is trying not to be discredited from his involvement in the disaster in the
. But at this time, he is confronted by the government that want him to create an army of Supermen
Superman decides that he should give an interview and get the people of the world to begin to know him. He decides to test Lois’ interest in Clark by setting up two different dates at the same time.
He gives the interview (a hint at the original movie) So that the audience knows more about him. When Clark shows up, Lois confronts him about not being in the same place as Superman, ever.
Lex Luthor begins to clone Superman
using Kryptonian DNA, given to him by the government. As we see him, the clone is becoming quite developed. Lex Luthor describes the process of controlling the clone and artificially aging it to adulthood. Lex then confronts the military commander about how the US military is really scared of this new power because they can’t control it and how they want the clone to neutralize Superman. The official doesn’t outright admit it, but his expression shows Lex in onto something.
Jimmy is downtown taking pictures as Superman saves a hostage situation and lectures Jimmy about being a good citizen and staying away from danger. Just then, Superman feels that there is a Cuban ship in danger, when Jimmy protests that they are communists, Superman responds, saying all that matters is that they are human. He flies off to save them. But in the way, he is attacked by a his clone (Bizarro)
who beats him to a stalemate.
The government uses this moment to shoot a kryptonite missle
at a small Cuban village, Superman feels the missile coming and tells Bizzaro that the missile will kill him, so to let him stop it. Bizarro knocks Superman out and diverts the missile, killing himself in the process.
Clark Kent comes in with a story about how he met Superman, and Superman told him what happened. He comes with doctored photos of him and Superman. Lois is jealous and does some research, realizes that they are doctored. But she refuses to mention this fact to anyone. She asks Clark to set up an interview, Clark says that he can’t, but then he immediately does (for comic effect) and we cut to Lois and Superman on a rooftop.
Lois is looking at the photos and asks if he was really with Clark on the roof. Superman says he was, and Lois claims that the photos are fake and that she knows who he is.
Clark comes clean about what was going on
, but only after she admits to loving both of them.
We go back to Lex Luthor, who sees that the official is trying to set him up and get Lex arrested so that his branch can confiscate and have instant access to LexCrop’s technology. Lex reveals that he knew everything
was off the record and went along with it hoping to use the officer as the set up. When the official slips that no one knows he’s there, Luthor shows him the real clone before having him killed.
Clark and Lois bring Jimmy along to get a scoop of Superman and ask him about how the world is responding to someone more powerful than human. As Clark answers, there is an attack on Metropolis and a giant monster starts walking through the city, destroying everything in its path. Superman prepares to try and stop it. Meanwhile, Lex does some exposition about how he made a weakness in the monster and that he has a plan to completely save and rebuild the city.
As Superman fails to stop it,
Lex sends in his armoured suits (which he leads) and tries the injection he created, but realizes that the monster (mega clone/Doomsday) is evolving too quickly. Superman is injured, but saves Lex and retreats. He scares Lex into admitting everything, and promises to throw him away for life after Doomsday is defeated. Lex says he doesn’t know how to defeat it now, but its Kryptonian and that Superman should throw everything he can at it quickly to kill it.
Superman attacks it, but fails to stop it. Lex is confronted to save his own skin and leave the city, or to call in the troops and give Superman more time to recover. He decides to recover and attacks the monster, giving Superman more time to recoup. Superman gets up, and gets into a fistfight to the death with Doomsday as Lois watches in terror. They each kill each other with one punch and Lois goes and cries over his body. Lex Luthor is tired and gets up to see the destruction.
We skip to a week later, where a giant statue of Superman is built in Metropolis’ park to act as a tomb for Superman.
Lois is asked to give a long speech about him and how in the end of all things, he wasn’t an alien but the ultimate human. This speech is done over a montage that shows how Superman inspired people and his legacy, as well as how they handle his funeral and death.
The screen then goes to black to show: “Superman: Doomsday”
Everyone should think that the credits will role, but the screen cuts to white as the people enter his tomb (to steal the body) and find that Superman's corpse is gone
, and that the tomb was opened from the inside.
Optional scene: After the credits, Superman is shown waking up in an arctic freezer being revived by a machine. We get a look and fans will realize its Brainiac
The Movie Ends
Note: To prepare for a potential sequel, I’m thinking of having a subplot with John Henry Irons (a.k.a. Steel) as one of the engineers of the LexCorp Suits who gets dis-envisioned of his bosses exceedingly sleazy actions.
The next plot, Superman: Rebirth
is now posted.
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