Well it seems that the net is buzzing right now in a very negative way towards Superman, and the WB/DC. See in a current issue of Action Comic 900 Superman literally renounces his USA citizenship.
While some people from over seas are happy many here in the USA are not. Some folks have called for a nation wide boycott of the man of steel movie being made by Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch, 300, Dawn of the Dead, Watchmen) because it's being written by David Goyer who is also the author of Action Comic 900.
Funny this is all hitting the fan now because there has been an outcry for the WB to cast Tom Welling for years, and twice he's been past over this time for a British actor whos shorter, younger, and skinnier. Oh, and did I mention he's a Brit? Well that plus this current news sure doesn't paint a lovely picture for the love the WB has for America.
Superman could easily still be the ambassador of PEACE for planet earth or the universe without saying he's done with his American citizenship! I know Superman is a global ICON but he's Americas first, and most important Superhero... He is as American as the flag.
Superman is more ICONIC then any other hero, and his values of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" must remain the same. Especially in these times we face in our country.
In Superman Returns they wrote a story of "Why the world doesn't need Superman" well the world does need Superman. But most importantly we need him to keep fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American way.
If not then he simply isn't Superman... Just like the major mistake taken both times now! They are trying to make a Superman movie without this generations Superman!
The EW poll picture proves who is the fan favorite! Tom Welling obliterated Henry Cavill on the poll.
Anyway BOYCOTT the new British Superman, and the Action Comics 900! I'm 100% behind this movement, and I'm a life long Superman fan.
He’s just so sick of being pigeon-holed as an instrument of U.S. policy. And “truth, justice, and the American way“ are ”not enough anymore.” That’s why Superman, in the latest Action Comic, has announced he is “renouncing” his U.S. citizenship.
Although he’s traditionally seen as an American hero (remember, though, he is an alien), Superman is fed up with being connected to the USA. According to the Comics Alliance blog (and reported by BoingBoing), in Action Comics #900 Superman tells the president‘s national security adviser that he’s had enough of the Red, White, and Blue: - The Blaze