The Chronicle screenwriter - who is a self-confessed comic book fan - has complained that storytellers tend to ignore how strange it would be to be the Man of Steel.
"Honestly, my opinion of Superman has always been that he should be a normal guy," Landis told Comic Book Resources.
"In as much [as], we don't go too cartoon-y, we don't go too far into the idea that he's an alien. We just focus on how f**king weird it would be to be Superman.
"I would love to write a Superman comic, a series or an arc, which is about how bizarre it is that he's this guy who grew up in Kansas and he finds out that he's an alien. They sort of brush that over constantly, but this is a guy who... grew up watching Alien, E.T. and Independence Day.
"And then he finds out, 'Oh, that's me? I'm from space. I don't feel like I'm from space'. That's what's so special for me. He's not a billionaire. He's not a f**king Amazonian princess... He's just a dude."
Max pointed out that constantly being the target of supervillains "would take a toll on you".
"I feel like he should be a way-in for readers, which is a way that he really hasn't been used as," he continued. "That's what I'd do with him."
The writer is currently working on the script for Chronicle 2. His father John Landis has claimed that Fox is unhappy with the first draft and has demanded a rewrite.
Max will make his comic book writing debut on a backup feature in DC Comics' Action Comics Annual #1, which will be released on October 31.