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Jetfire July 2 2010 11:15 AM

Casting Superman?
 
Let's put it to a vote...not like it will count for anything...just for fun. :lol:

In the Nolan/Goyer Superman movie...

Who Would You Like To See Play Superman?

Matthew Bomer 5'11"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Bomer

Henry Cavill 6'1"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cavill

Chace Crawford 5'10"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chace_Crawford

Christian Howard 5'10"
http://www.christianhoward.co.uk/

John Barrowman 5'11"-6' depending on the source.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barrowman

Jon Hamm 5'11"-6' depending on the source.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Hamm

Brandon Routh 6'3"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Routh

Tom Welling 6'3"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Welling

---Vote For Your Favorite---

You can choose 1-2-3 or all or none. :lol:

iguana_tonante July 2 2010 11:58 AM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
John Barrowman would be awesome, but honestly I would prefer to see Brandon Routh in the cape again.

Shazam! July 2 2010 12:17 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
The correct answer is Jon Hamm:

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4579/jonhamm1.jpg

JRS July 2 2010 12:19 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
Brandon Routh:techman:
He was great in Superman Returns..and deserves a second opportunity to wear the cape:)
Though, most likely they will cast someone other, who is not on this list:shifty:

Obiwanshinobi July 2 2010 03:05 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
Quote:

Shazam! wrote: (Post 4211856)

I would also say Jon Hamm's Jon Ham, but I'm starting to think he would make for a better Lex Luthor due to Funny or Die skit. They would definitely need a better skullcap.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f26...-with-jon-hamm

T'Baio July 2 2010 03:12 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
I feel really bad knowing Brandon Routh will never wear the cape again.

The guy was fantastic and easily the best thing in Superman Returns. Whatever flaws that film has, none of them were his fault.

There was a time I thought no one would erase Christopher Reeve's image in my mind as the image of Superman. Whoever plays it next is gonna' have to top two people now.

barnaclelapse July 2 2010 03:15 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
Quote:

Shazam! wrote: (Post 4211856)

I can see that working.

Captaindemotion July 2 2010 04:02 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
Quote:

T'Baio wrote: (Post 4212125)
I feel really bad knowing Brandon Routh will never wear the cape again.

The guy was fantastic and easily the best thing in Superman Returns. Whatever flaws that film has, none of them were his fault.

There was a time I thought no one would erase Christopher Reeve's image in my mind as the image of Superman. Whoever plays it next is gonna' have to top two people now.

Seconded.

AviTrek July 2 2010 04:23 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
I would like to see Routh given a chance to play Superman and not Reeve playing Superman. Seeing him on Chuck convinced me he can pull it off. The problem with Returns was not Routh, it was Singer trying to make a sequel to the Reeve movies.

Nowhere Man July 2 2010 06:02 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
I was going with the asumption Brandon Routh would be replaced, so I picked the 4th one down.

Ward Fowler July 2 2010 06:10 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
While I enjoyed Superman Returns, it had it's share of problems. Brandon Routh wasn't one of those problems. I thought he did a pretty good job and I'd like to see him get another shot at playing Supes.

thumbtack July 2 2010 06:23 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
Hamm would be 42 by the time it's out. Barrowman also well into middle age by then. Maybe just stick with Routh.

Temis the Vorta July 2 2010 06:31 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
The fact that boring, talentless Routh is willing tells us the problem: that there's no obviously right candidate for Supes on the horizon. They'll just have to roll the dice again with an unknown.

This time it would really help if they had writers and a director who aren't afraid to embrace the Superman story at its core (Truth, Justice and the American Way). To de-racinate the story to make it appeal to a global audience just results in unappetizing mush, so why bother?

I'll tell ya what the global audience wants: something that does have a core, however broadly defined, and has the courage of its convictions. This core doesn't have to be sophisticated or deep - it can just be a gloss, with visual spectacle and action providing most of the entertainment - but it does have to be present. All the slam-bang SFX in the world won't disguise that dreadful whiff of hypocrisy and chickenshit-ness in a movie with no core. Avatar is a good example of a shallow-but-earnest message in an otherwise visual/action oriented movie.

Here's hoping the producers of Captain America understand all this.

Geoff Peterson July 2 2010 06:39 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
Hamm looks a lot like the Silver Age Superman ( especially as drawn by Curt Swan) but as someone said, he is too old. Older worked for RDJ in Iron Man, but this is different and Clark Kent is not Tony Stark.

Routh's time had passed. Go for someone new. And dump the 5'11'' guys.

Hermiod July 2 2010 06:51 PM

Re: Casting Superman?
 
It should be someone at least 6'2" and in their mid-thirties. No more portraying Superman as a kid.


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