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Old October 7 2010, 09:13 PM   #169
Lapis Exilis
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Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
As we're talking about muscle and height, a question:

Why does super man need to LOOK muscular? His powers derive from a Yellow Sun. He doesn't have to work out.

He could be chubby and wouldn't he still be super strong?
In the earliest comics, Superman did look like a regular guy - it was part of the whole, "I may seem nerdy but really I'm ... SUPERMAN!" schtick. It's only in the last 25 years that comics have become enamoured of the whole grossly steroidal look.

It was actually one of the things I liked about Routh - he was muscular without being overly built. He was young without looking childish, and he was actually handsome, as opposed to Chris Reeve who had about two good angles and who could look quite odd when shot from others.
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