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"We have always created icons in our own image. What we've done is we project ourselves onto him. The fact is, maybe he's not some sort of devil or Jesus character. Maybe he's just a guy trying to do the right thing."
―Vikram Gandhi[src]

Vikram Gandhi is a documentary filmmaker, and a notable supporter of Superman.

Biography

"We, as a population on this planet, have been looking for a savior. 90% of people believe in a higher power, and every religion believes in some sort of messianic figure. And when this savior character actually comes to Earth, we want to make him abide by our rules? We have to understand that this is a paradigm shift. We have to start thinking beyond politics."
―Vikram Gandhi[src]

As Superman continues his heroic career in the 2 years following the Black Zero Event[1], the world continues responding to Superman and what his existence means to the world, with the media referring to it as "The Superman Question". The question sparks quite a bit of controversy worldwide, with many being quick to express their opinions.[2]

Vikram is seen on the talk show "In the Moment", along with Neil deGrasse Tyson, discussing "The Superman Question". While Tyson is seemingly not opposed to the alien superhero, he astutely remarks that Superman's very existence challenges humanity's sense of priority in the Universe. Tyson recalls how Copernican Heliocentrism displaced Earth and restored the Sun in the center of the known Universe, and how Darwinian Evolution established that humanity was just one among other lifeforms, instead of being special on Earth. And now, with the emergence of Superman, humanity learns that it isn't even special in the entire Universe, as there is now an alien living among them.[2]

Vikram seemingly doesn't disagree with Tyson's points, but he himself expresses a more open-minded and optimistic view - that while humanity must understand that Superman actually coming to Earth is a paradigm shift (since humans have always created icons in their own image, thereby projecting themselves onto Superman), he speculates that maybe Superman is not in fact some sort of "Devil or Jesus character", and is instead "just a guy trying to do the right thing".[2]

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References

  1. Goyer, David S., Nolan, Christopher (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (June 14, 2013). Man of Steel.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Goyer, David S., Terrio, Chris (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (March 25, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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