Over the years Steven Spielberg has written, directed, and produced many films that has had a long lasting effect on audiences across the world. Some of Spielberg’s most popular works include Catch Me If You Can, Jurassic Park, Minority Report, Indiana Jones Franchise, Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and one of my personal favorites, War of the Worlds(2005). Many of these films have one way or another had a positive affect on generations of people and has caused many across the world to appreciate not just good storytelling, but also great cinema overall. Many actors and actresses today had their career changed due to some of his films.
Steven Spielberg has proven more than once that he can tackle a wide range of genres of film such as horror or thriller with Poltergeist and Jurassic Park, or science fiction with A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, and War Of The Worlds. Seeing the effect these films have had on many people over the years proves that Spielberg is one of the best, if not the best man to direct a Superman film. Considering some of the changes that are happening with Warner Brothers and DC, this would not only be one of the best times for Warner Brothers to bring Spielberg on board, but also one of the best decisions Warner Brothers can make as well. In this article I’ll be going into a few reasons as to why Steven Spielberg directing a Superman’s film should happen and why it would be an amazing idea.
To start off:
He is great at world building and allowing the audience to feel immersed in the cinematic world he’s creating:
Many Of the films Spielberg has created such as Jurassic Park or War for the worlds are not only popular for their stories, but most of all the cinematic worlds that many audiences experienced and felt apart of when watching them. One of the reasons Jurassic Park is a classic amongst many is because it was the first of its kind that visually alone bought you into a world where for the time audiences that were watching it believed that dinosaurs were real. Viewers felt not only the shock of seeing dinosaurs in a grand epic way for the first time such as the iconic moment the Tyrannosaurus shows up on screen saving Dr.Alan, Dr. Ellie and her kids from the raptors, but also the fear of what could happen if dinosaurs were to be bought back in today’s world and if so how would we as people handle something like that. Another film that does something similar and is a personally favorite of mine is War Of the worlds. War Of the Worlds stars Tom Cruise as the lead playing the role of a father who tries to survive an alien invasion while at the same time trying to keep his children safe. There has been other versions of war of the worlds, but Spielberg’s version had such an epic horror element to it in the thought of an alien invasion happening out of the blue and how people would react when not prepared for an attack like the one displayed in this film. This film goes as far as showing audiences the breakdown of people when scared and what people can and are willing to do to survive during an attack like the one in this movie. Spielberg does a great job bringing all these elements together in one film that in the end creates an epic event that many fans came to love and appreciate in the end. Spielberg being able to create cinematic worlds that people can immerse themselves in, is and should be a welcomed element to the DCEU that I think can make Warner Brothers and fans across the world very happy.
He knows how to create great characters that many people can grow attached to:
Another element Steven Spielberg is able to do with all of his films is create characters people remember for years and grow attached to as well. One of the most popular iconic characters known across the world is Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones is a character many people love and grew up with, and has become a huge icon to many. The adventures Indiana Jones goes on in his films bring a level of excitement and mystery that many people wish they can experience themselves. Indiana Jones is relatable to so many because of how realistic he is in the fact that he’s not a superhero. Instead he’s just an adventurer who gets involved in many out of this world situations, and he has to go about getting out of these situations in real human ways. That core aspect of the character is what audiences have always loved and appreciated and is what makes him such a huge icon to so many fans. The possibility of Spielberg being able to continue Henry Cavill’s Superman from Justice League and staying true to the core elements of what makes Superman the greatest hero in comics is something that if done, would keep many fans pleased and very happy for many years to come.
He is a great director that can great stories that can have a long lasting positive affect on the audience:
Lastly, the films Spielberg has made over the years have all become so popular to the public for not just the characters displayed on film but most importantly the stories each of these characters come from in the first place. The stories Spielberg has created for each his films is one of the main reasons many people have been able to immerse themselves in the worlds he creates. One of the best films Spielberg has created is Minority Report which takes place in the future of 2054 where a special police unit is able to predict and prevent crimes people are about to commit due to Precogs which are three human beings that can visualize crimes before they happen, and this film we see Chief John Anderton played by Tom Cruise go on the run trying to prove his innocence after being accused of a future murder he is said to commit. Another film popular and special to many people is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial which is a story of a troubled child played by Henry Thomas who grows the courage to help an alien he befriends from the government and tries to help him escape earth and return him to his home planet. One of the reasons this film is so special to a lot of people is based on the fact that it brings a lot of heart to it that encourages the idea to many people to stand up for others and do the right thing regardless of the circumstances. This is a core element that is introduced in many stories involving the character Superman. Seeing Spielberg create a Superman film with a story that shows audiences the heart of who Superman is at his core and why a character like Superman has been an iconic inspiration to so many people for so many years is something that is both wanted and needed in the DC Film Universe.
Steven Spielberg creating a Superman film that can give people hope and optimism and encourage people to have a much more positive outlook on life is an amazing thought, and I think it is an idea that Warner Brothers should at least take into consideration if no directors has signed on yet. Having Steven Spielberg work with Warner Brothers and being part of the DC film universe is something that both Warner Brothers and fans could only benefit from, and is an idea I hope does happen in the future.
I hope you all enjoyed this article as much as I had fun writing it. It was fun to go deep into the thought of what a Spielberg Superman film can be, and hopefully this article was able to inspire many of you to comment your own thoughts as well, and be sure to check out Steven Spielberg’s latest film Ready Player One. Check out the latest trailers for the upcoming film Ready Player One in the link below.
Ready Player One Trailers:
Ready Player One See The Future: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iLZSB-5Dyf8
Ready Player One Dreamer Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rjLVCpE3kuw