From a reader:
Please explain to me why brian singer must ruin every major comic book movie adaption, what x-men wasn’t enough? Superman comes back and Lois Lane has another man’s baby?!?!?! Have you seen the latest trailer ? Its like he is trying to piss off the core group of every comic book’s fan base. I predict a flop (or rather a not particular notable success-$100M), its typically the core fans and families that make a movie a blockbuster, people whose kids demand to see it several times or the hard-core fans who see several times, well unless this is superman’s kid and its handled very well, this movie is dead before it arrives. I saw the trailer and instead of cool special effects making me go I must see this, I could get beyond how f-ing annoyed I was with lois lan has another man’s kid part. Me: Personally, I think the trailer looks pretty good, and I’m more forgiving of the deviations from orthodoxy in the X-Men movies. The potentional for controversy over Lois’s single mom status, however, could be interesting in that Lois Lane was once iconic as the American career woman. It might be an intriguing bit of social commentary that they made her unable or unwilling to keep the father around. As for whether it was smart commercially or advisable “artistically” who knows? I’m still going to see it.