For those who came in late, Sam Raimi is an acclaimed filmmaker, known for The Evil Dead Trilogy, Darkman, The Quick and The Dead, A Simple Plan, Drag Me to Hell and, to most people, the Spider-Man Trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire.
I think Raimi absolutely should join the DC fold and the sooner Warner Brothers Pictures sends him an invite, the better.
Now…what property would fit Mr. Raimi’s talents? There are quite a few that he could bring to vivid life (his Plastic Man would be fun and likely feature sly callbacks to Darkman) but I say Superman is his cinematic champion in waiting.
Raimi has already handled one blue and red clad #1 hero, so why not another? 2002’s Spider-Man even featured a reference to Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie, so mayhaps it’s Raimi’s destiny to helm a Superman flick.
Sam brought Spider-Man to cinematic life in vivid, colorful, action-packed, crowd pleasing , mostly true to the source material detail (the faults of Spider-Man 3 are due more to Avi Arad and other producers silly demands than Raimi himself), so I have complete confidence in his ability to bring Superman to record-breaking, crowd pleasing box office success.
What DC property would you like to see Sam Raimi oversee in movie form?
SN: For you Raimi-philes, yes, Ted Raimi and Bruce Campbell would have cameos in Sam Raimi’s Superman opus. It’s not a Raimi film without them.