Dave Gibbons might be most well-known for his seminal work co-creating Watchmen, but the comics creator has had his hand in a variety of other projects, including the "For the Man Who Has Everything" issue of Superman Annual in 1985. With rumors swirling that Matthew Vaughn, who Gibbons worked with for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, could direct Man of Steel 2, the comics legend shared his thoughts on what he'd like to see in a new version of Superman.
"I know no more than you about Matthew being involved with a Superman movie," Gibbons revealed to ComicBook.com. "To me, off the cuff, it sounds like a really good idea. And I do think it's the way that these things are evolving. You know, there was a time when superheroes had to be really dark. And I think of the Dark Knight movies."
One of the critiques of the newest
"Of course, I also feel a bit guilty, because Alan Moore and I very much instituted the idea of dark superheroes. We never thought it would persist for 25 years, you know," Gibbons confessed.
Vaughn has previously directed X-Men: First Class and Kingsman: The Secret Service, which
"The sort of thing that's popular nowadays is something that's a bit lighter in tone, that's a bit more adventurous and a bit more colorful," Gibbons noted. "And I think of things for instance
While waiting to see if the director ever takes on Superman, we can see Gibbons' and Vaughn's partnership in theaters this Friday when Kingsman: The Golden Circle premieres.
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