You know, people are already bitching about Zack Snyder being tapped to direct the upcoming Superman movie. It’s how comic fans are, I suppose. But you know, you really ought to be thankful for what you get.
Travel back in time to 1979. You had the first Superman movie a hit the previous year, and the Wonder Woman TV show was wrapping up a 4-year run. Tim Burton’s Batman movie wouldn’t be around for another 10 years.
What could DC Comics fanboys expect to see in the way of live-action superheroics? Well, not a whole hell of a lot. There was, though, a couple of live-action specials produced by Hanna-Barbera: Legends of the Superheroes.
It would be the first (and for many characters, only) time a lot of superheroes got the live-action treatment. Hawkman, Flash, the Huntress, and Black Canary were just among the few. Adam West and Burt Ward returned as the Dynamic Duo for the special. Surely it would have to be a show made of pure awesome, right?
Watch the intro and get back to me.
Okay, now you have some perspective. Whatever Zack Snyder’s Superman movie will be, at least it won’t be this.
And I didn’t even talk about the part of the show with Ghetto Man.