Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures, who have had a producing hand in Superman Returns, Batman Begins, and 300 said earlier while speechifying that the next installment of the Superman series would find our caped hero behaving like “an angry god.” His statement about “refocusing” the character sort of implies that at one time Supes was an angry god, or angry-ish and godlike. Now I’m not the biggest Superman fan, so I don’t know if there was a darker period in his timeline – I somewhat doubt it. This is a perfect example of Hollywood screwing something up so bad (Superman Returns) that the only solution they can come up with is do the complete opposite. Emo Superman? Forget that. Angry God Superman!
That’s the primary reason I never liked Superman, he is a good guy. He’s invincible. He doesn’t do wrong. He rarely ever has done anything even close to objectionable. And that’s lame. But that’s who he is. It doesn’t make sense to make him a Red and Blue Batman. That’s not what Superman is about. There are plenty of ways to make a great Superman movie, but I doubt making him an ‘angry god’ is one of them. If you want to make Supes snap a little and really pummel some badguys, throw aliens or Doomsday his way and let him unload. But the allegorical references, eh, and the anger, not so much.