Ronnie's notion really is fascinating. I wonder if it's something that's going to blend in. My big problem with the parents being alive is that it diminishes the hero. Suddenly, he's junior, which is why I didn't like the third Indy film. I think it's very reductive. Parents tended to pass when children were in their thirties in the past, but the target demo for a Disney pic is more like seven and I think the mythology of this works better if THE WORST THING A CHILD CAN IMAGINE is what happens and they're alone. It's why Simba and Batman and Superman and Anna and Elsa all feel in danger and we're joining them in triumph when they rise above the worst situation we can imagine. It's very grand and timeless and operatic.
I think Superman surrounded by family totally messes with the character's roots. Loneliness is in his DNA just as Batman would be weird with Bruce Wayne hanging out with his parents. He lost his entire world. He lives in a Fortress of Solitude. He only has friends when he dresses up and pretends to be something else. There's something gigantic and poetic about this and it's smashed with the post Crisis version, which is why I've never loved it since. I think you can create a new character like Superior and surround him with family just as Kick-Ass is the modern Spider-Man, but for that actual character I think giving Superman friends means he doesn't need to be Clark Kent. The JLA are the closest things to a family he should have around him, but these guys getting together should feel more formal and more like a meeting.