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Jetfire October 28 2009 09:11 PM

SMITH + FAVREAU + SUPERMAN
 
I know this will never happen. I know Kevin Smith was given a chance to take on writing a Superman script in the 90's...

Wouldn't this be the best bet for a Superman film to be a success???

Kevin Smith & John Favreau I think could really make the epic Superman movie we have been hoping for since the Superman I & II.

Kelso October 29 2009 01:03 AM

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I thought the title was referring to Will Smith.

Ward Fowler October 29 2009 01:09 AM

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I really like Kevin Smith but I don't think his style is a good fit with Superman. I read his script and I wasn't impressed at all.

Broccoli October 29 2009 01:47 AM

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Kelso wrote: (Post 3529691)
I thought the title was referring to Will Smith.

As did I. That would be a very out there casting choice for Supes/Clark Kent....like Nick Cage out there...

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Hard Howler wrote: (Post 3529704)
I really like Kevin Smith but I don't think his style is a good fit with Superman. I read his script and I wasn't impressed at all.

In fairness to Smith, he wasn't really given a free reign to do what he probably wanted to do. He was told to put various, occasionally bizarre, things in the script by Jon Peters.

TheBrew October 29 2009 01:51 AM

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The best part about Kevin's script was hearing him tell about how it came apart.

"Giant fucking SPIDERS!"

Ward Fowler October 29 2009 03:20 AM

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I Got A Rock wrote: (Post 3529817)
In fairness to Smith, he wasn't really given a free reign to do what he probably wanted to do. He was told to put various, occasionally bizarre, things in the script by Jon Peters.

Yeah, I know. I saw "An Evening with Kevin Smith". :) My problem with the script wasn't so much the plot devices that were force on him, but the dialogue. IMO he didn't change his style enough to make it appropriate to a Superman film.

gastrof October 29 2009 04:28 AM

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I Got A Rock wrote: (Post 3529817)
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Kelso wrote: (Post 3529691)
I thought the title was referring to Will Smith.

As did I. That would be a very out there casting choice for Supes/Clark Kent....like Nick Cage out there...

Cage at least looked a little like the character might look. I'm sorry, but casting Smith would be like casting a blonde guy as Superman.

Bringing comicbook characters to life onscreen should mean they LOOK like the character.

I hate the idea of putting just ANYONE who's "cool" or "a bombshell" into a role and figuring it'll fly.

No pun intended.

O'Dib October 29 2009 10:52 AM

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A blond guy could dye his hair.

Shazam! October 29 2009 11:28 AM

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Will Smith could dye his face.

Sagart October 29 2009 02:47 PM

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Shazam! wrote: (Post 3530814)
Will Smith could dye his face.

So he'd be the black dude, playing the alien dude, playing the white human dude.

Ok.

Captaindemotion October 29 2009 03:18 PM

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gastrof wrote: (Post 3530320)
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I Got A Rock wrote: (Post 3529817)
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Kelso wrote: (Post 3529691)
I thought the title was referring to Will Smith.

As did I. That would be a very out there casting choice for Supes/Clark Kent....like Nick Cage out there...

Cage at least looked a little like the character might look. I'm sorry, but casting Smith would be like casting a blonde guy as Superman.

Bringing comicbook characters to life onscreen should mean they LOOK like the character.

I hate the idea of putting just ANYONE who's "cool" or "a bombshell" into a role and figuring it'll fly.

No pun intended.

I agree in principle with what you're saying but I actually think Will Smith would be a better Superman than Cage. I like Cage a lot, but he is too quirky, offbeat, redneck, stoner, geeky and balding to be Superman. Smith at least looks like a conventional square-jawed superhero.

I'd take a black Superman over a balding one with a mullet and nose the size of the Fortress of Solitude. Remember the pic that was doing the rounds here a few weeks ago? Eeeeek!

ClayinCA October 29 2009 06:22 PM

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^ Or they could, I dunno, cast someone who looks like Superman.

RobertScorpio October 29 2009 07:15 PM

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Hard Howler wrote: (Post 3529704)
I really like Kevin Smith but I don't think his style is a good fit with Superman. I read his script and I wasn't impressed at all.

Wow..a first!! You and I agree on this totally!!!

Rob

Aragorn October 29 2009 07:19 PM

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I Got A Rock wrote: (Post 3529817)
In fairness to Smith, he wasn't really given a free reign to do what he probably wanted to do. He was told to put various, occasionally bizarre, things in the script by Jon Peters.

So Jon Peters was the first Avi Arad? :lol:

RobertScorpio October 29 2009 07:25 PM

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Aragorn wrote: (Post 3531611)
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I Got A Rock wrote: (Post 3529817)
In fairness to Smith, he wasn't really given a free reign to do what he probably wanted to do. He was told to put various, occasionally bizarre, things in the script by Jon Peters.

So Jon Peters was the first Avi Arad? :lol:

Jon Peters was involved? I will give smith a pass on this one then..oye...

Rob


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