DC Comics Co-publisher Dan DiDio hints about the end of the Clark Kent and Lois Lane marriage. As many may know, DC Comics (rushed?) timed their nuptials with the ones on 1996’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV show. I imagine DC’s position is that, in some ways, this has denied fandom of Lois sleuthing after Superman’s identity that previous generations enjoyed.
This also follows earlier stories by Rich Johnson of DC moving towards a Superman and Wonder Woman romance.
DC’s Co-publisher also talks about DC’s multimedia cross-platform plan for his comics characters. Is this a hint of what is to come in future Superman: Man of Steel and Justice League movies?
Dan’s being a bit coy, but let’s let his own words tell the story:
“Let’s just say it’s [the marriage is] being reexamined… because it’s something that I think is something that is so valuable to the character’s story that you really want to explore all facets of it. Not just as it exists currently.
… I think what you’re going to see is a lot of big changes for Superman.
…We really went back to the core of the character… And more importantly, we got somebody in Grant Morrison, who’s really taking the character and reinventing him so you feel a real contemporary tone, a really contemporary time, but still staying true to the core. I think it’s so important for us to make sure Superman stays as relevant today as he did when he first was created back in the ’30s.
..We really keep the comics focused for themselves and where we’re going with them, but the real thing is that with Geoff Johns in his position as Chief Creative Officer, he’s our top writer, but also he’s involved in the movies and books. And he really understands our characters at the core. And knows really what makes them work, not just as comic book characters, but really as multimedia characters.
…We’ve got a new look for Wonder Woman and there’s some changes to the character, too, that will be revealed as we go ahead.
…What you really want to do is get up there and say, ‘How do we make this a big event?’ And ‘How do we make our books as important as the world sees them today?”
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