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Old January 26 2009, 01:48 AM   #46
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

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Honestly, I don't care if he doesn't put the suit on yet, I don't think he actually should until he completes his "training" in the Fortress and becomes Superman for reals.

The two things I DO care about, and that he SHOULD be doing right now in the series is:

1.) Wearing glasses as Clark
2.) Be able to fly
There's also a "no eye-glasses, no bare asses" clause in Welling's contract.
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Old January 26 2009, 01:55 AM   #47
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

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Brent wrote: View Post
Honestly, I don't care if he doesn't put the suit on yet, I don't think he actually should until he completes his "training" in the Fortress and becomes Superman for reals.

The two things I DO care about, and that he SHOULD be doing right now in the series is:

1.) Wearing glasses as Clark
2.) Be able to fly
There's also a "no eye-glasses, no bare asses" clause in Welling's contract.
Seriously? Because I could believe it. The evidence is piling up. Just what does he have (or not have ) to hide?
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Old January 26 2009, 02:20 AM   #48
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

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That and he did flying seasons ago, effectively breaking that promise (or part of it).
Well, technically, that was Kal/Evil-Clark/Jor-El Clark (take your pick) and not "real" Clark (or so say the producers).
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Old January 26 2009, 04:15 AM   #49
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

... But we did see his bare ass... :-P S3, the baseball episode.

Maybe, since they've changed/modified so many elements of the traditional Supes mythos already, they could overhaul the suit to Welling and the WB's satisfication in the final scenes - no tights, but leather pants and top, sort of like an X-Men (movie) costume with a cape.
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Old January 26 2009, 04:43 AM   #50
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

I have noticed there seems to be two reactions to Welling's unwillingness to wear the Superman costume.

1 Screw Tom Welling! Recast the part! (that is never going to happen within the context of this series folks!)

2 Adjust the costume to Welling's whims! Show it briefly!!! YEah that will do the trick! (But that misunderstands his reasoning. It appears that he does not want to actually be seen as Superman in any shape or form. A blur flying away maybe all we get)

Unless he has been bluffing all these years or drastically changes his mind, few fans are going to be satisfied about with how this series will end.

That is my prediction at least.
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Old January 26 2009, 05:41 AM   #51
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

Brent wrote: View Post
Honestly, I don't care if he doesn't put the suit on yet, I don't think he actually should until he completes his "training" in the Fortress and becomes Superman for reals.

The two things I DO care about, and that he SHOULD be doing right now in the series is:

1.) Wearing glasses as Clark
2.) Be able to fly
He can fly. He's done it already, when he had the red Kryptonite. He just refuses to fly. I think it would be silly to see Clark flying without a suit anyway, it was done on Lois & Clark:The New Adventures of Superman, so we don't need to see it again. Wearing the glasses is only symoblic... I guess the reason why he hasn't really put them on is because he isn't Superman yet.

In Superman:The Movie, when Clark was young, he didn't have glasses on, either.

It's just the premise of the show now. I'm not saying he needs to be Supes all the time, maybe just when he's fighting with the Justice League or something.
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Old January 26 2009, 05:51 PM   #52
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

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There's also a "no eye-glasses, no bare asses" clause in Welling's contract.
Now, THIS I agree with. After all, who would want to see Welling's bare ass??

Durance, Mack, even Kruek, sure. But not Welling.

As for him appearing as Superman in the series finale, yes he should. But if he doesn't want to, there is a way for us fans to have our cake and eat it too. Simply use the shot from the 1978 movie where Superman flies out of the Fortress of Solitude just before we cut to Metropolis, but digitally put Welling's head on Reeve's body.
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Old January 26 2009, 07:11 PM   #53
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

What I don't understand is, who was it that was so hell-bent on signing him that they agreed to all of these stipulations? He's not even that good.

Did Milfred's creepy crushes extend past Kreuk?
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Old January 26 2009, 07:58 PM   #54
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

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^^ I second that!
Surely you don't find the 8 year tease to be wearing thin?
No, I mean I agree with the post:
I think you just missed a joke there.
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Old January 26 2009, 08:33 PM   #55
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

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What I don't understand is, who was it that was so hell-bent on signing him that they agreed to all of these stipulations? He's not even that good.

Did Milfred's creepy crushes extend past Kreuk?
Explains a lot doesn't it! I am not implying any gay subtext by the way. Just that they seem to allow those two actors tailor the show and their characters however they want. Which implies that Gough and Millar thought they were some great casting finds that needed to be pleased. Or are like parents wo let their kids walk all over them.
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Old January 27 2009, 03:24 AM   #56
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Surely you don't find the 8 year tease to be wearing thin?
No, I mean I agree with the post:
I think you just missed a joke there.
Dang, I hate when I do that!
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Old January 27 2009, 05:28 AM   #57
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What I don't understand is, who was it that was so hell-bent on signing him that they agreed to all of these stipulations? He's not even that good.

Did Milfred's creepy crushes extend past Kreuk?
Well, no matter what you think of Welling's acting (my opinion of him isn't all that high, either, but then again, it's not like they're giving him very challenging material), without him, there'd be no Smallville.
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Old January 27 2009, 05:30 AM   #58
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Re: Welling: Why no Superman?

Still blows my mind that he got the part over Ackles.
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Old January 27 2009, 05:39 AM   #59
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That Welling is a control freak when it comes to his wardrobe but is a total yes man when it comes to all the crappy scripts says it all.
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Old January 27 2009, 05:48 AM   #60
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Still blows my mind that he got the part over Ackles.
Eh, I'd say it worked out pretty well for him in the end. Dean is a far more rewarding and challenging character than Smallville's Clark has been or ever will be.
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