Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot is such a huge topic around the geekosphere that everyone and their momma are going around making gratuitously headlines about how this actor and that actor wants to play Superman or may be rumored to play Superman and other nonsense headlines purely to draw traffic. And it’s pretty damn obvious. And kind of sad. Look, guys, The Powers That Be will choose a Superman when they choose a Superman. What’s the point in continually throwing every name on the wall? Pointless, if you ask me.
Anyways, I’m more concern about the plot of the film. We’ve already known for a while now that Snyder’s reboot will focus on a young Clark Kent, journalist, as he travels the world in search of news and, of course, himself. Slowly but surely, he comes to accept his powers, and his place in the world, eventually leading him to Metropolis where he suits up as Superman. (Of course, this could be wrong, but this seems to be the accepted overarching premise for the reboot.)
According to What’s Playing, though, before Supes arrives in Metropolis, he’ll be getting involved in some kind of scuffle in West Africa first.
A character breakdown issued to casting agencies this week says that the plot involves Clark getting involved in some sort of battle between two tribes in West Africa.
“When he is compelled to use his secret powers to intervene in a crisis in West Africa, Clark returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and the hero he was born to be”.
I’m guessing that’s just one of many “conflict” plots in the movie, and not the major plot, as it would be kind of strange having Superman fighting a bunch of African tribesmen. I mean, aren’t they a little, you know, underpowered?
But anyways, now you know Superman will be making a stop in West Africa at least once during his trip to discovering himself. Let’s just hope it’s not all moping and asking stupid questions like, “Who am I?” We already know who you are, dude, now get to bustin’ heads post-haste!