Friday, August 14, 2009
SIEGAL AND SHUSTER STICK IT TO DC AND WARNER BROTHERS AGAIN
I gotta say all this stuff with The Siegel family sticking it to DC Comics and Warner Brothers is making me smile. For so long DC and WB raked in millions off of the Superman idea and left the two creators in the cold. Now with superhero movies at the zenith DC Comics and the WB have just lost MORE of the rights for Superman. Here's the breakdown:
The Siegels now control depictions of :
- Superman’s origins from the planet Krypton
- His parents Jor-L and Lora
- Superman as the tot Kal-L
- The launching of the infant Superman into space by his parents as Krypton explodes and his landing on Earth in a fiery crash.
I know it's not everything but it does make a re-launch of Superman more difficult unless WB wants to pay out the ass for those images or make a movie with none of those details involved. The best part is that in 2013 ALL the rights to Superman reverse back to The Siegels.
For Warner Brothers it means that they need to get going on a Superman movie, a JLA movie or anything involving Superman before 2013 or face having to pay insane amounts of money to The Siegels. It also means that the Siegel clan can make movies, TV shows or whatever they want once 2013 rolls around.
For DC Comics its worse because once 2013 happens if there's not something worked out DC could lose Superman. Try to imagine DC Comics without Superman, that would be fucking insane. Like I said, I'm glad it's happened because The Siegels deserve a lot of restitution based on how they were treated.
I'll let you know if there are any further developments.