Tuesday, June 12, 2012
'Superman vs. the Elite' updates classic comic story
Of course the original story was told in a single issue, so Kelly had to expand things a bit to fit a film script.
"We wrote a lot of new content for the film, and it was funny looking back at the comic because I forgot how much is discussed rather than shown. There’s so much going on between the panels," Kelly said. "It was very exciting to get to see the action sequences that were just hinted at. I’d always seen them in my head, now I get to see them played out in animation."
So does Kelly agree with The Elite's quick justice or Superman's more civilized ideals.
"I’m definitely more in the Superman camp. There are plenty of people I get angry about, and the eye-for-an-eye mentality does flash though my head. I think it does for anybody. But at the end of the day, I do believe we need to aspire to higher ideals. Maybe I’m being naive, and I may not be able to achieve those ideals myself, but we must make the attempt," he said.
"Superman vs. The Elite" is out on DVD and video on demand today.