Superman Super-Fan Jerry Seinfeld Talks MAN OF STEEL, and HUGE Upcoming Project with Larry David
As many of you know, or will come to find out, I am a massive fan of Seinfeld. I’m part of the massive camp of people who reveled in the nothingness that was the plot of every episode of that show. The center of it all was the star, whose life the fictional (or not fictional) series revolved around, Jerry Seinfeld. He loves Superman. I love Superman. Really the only differences are he’s funny and Jewish, and I’m neither of those things. Anywho…
Seinfeld recently sat down to do a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and the inevitable question over what he thought of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel came up. Not surprisingly, he seems to share the same opinion as the rest of the general population regarding the film. Here’s what he had to say:
“I was so happy that they made another Superman movie! I’m really reluctant to be critical of it in any way. But I thought the glossing over of the figuring out a secret identity and why he felt he needed one was a huge missed opportunity for that character, and one of the most interesting things about Superman is the whole secret identity. So to me it was too much action / violence and not enough character study.”
Indeed, Snyder went a little ape-shit crazy with the second half of the film. I was hoping he would talk about Superman killing an enemy, but that’s as satisfying an answer as we’re going to get.
Another Redditor also had the opportunity to ask if Seinfeld was planning on reteaming with his former writing partner Larry David on anything in the future. His answer surprised me, but in the best way:
“We never obsess over anything that isn’t mundane. Most recent was intentional mumbling. We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can’t reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it’s big, huge, gigantic. Even bigger than that Amazon package.”
That’s good news for fans of Seinfeld and HBO’s cult hit comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm, which David himself created and starred. When these two get together, the results are consistently hilarious. Hopefully, whatever project Seinfeld is talking about gets made ASAP.