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Old June 21 2010, 08:17 AM   #31
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Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?

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But at the very least I'd choose a woman and not prepubescent looking little girls.
Well, she's called Supergirl for a reason. In most incarnations, she's supposed to be a teenager. So it's appropriate to consider actresses who are in the 16-18 range or can pass for it.

^^^THIS!!

That's exactly why I mentioned Miss Robb and & Miss Fanning, because both are 16-17, blond, and fairly good actresses for their age. Of course, newcomers are also accepted as well....


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Adrianne Palicki played the fake Kara from Smallville's S4 finale, and could still be a very solid choice, imo...

Sorry, but as beautiful as she is, I don't want anybody from Smallville in any future Superman or Supergirl movie. It's also time for that show to finish up and be done with itself as well.

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Old June 21 2010, 08:42 AM   #32
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Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?

Personally I'd rather see Stargirl than Supergirl if we're talking blonde teen superhero girls; more interesting character and powers IMO. Plus you don't have the whole "Oh, it's female Superman" thing. And I could see Robb (to use one of the OP's examples) working a lot better for Star than Kara.



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Adrianne Palicki played the fake Kara from Smallville's S4 finale, and could still be a very solid choice, imo...

Sorry, but as beautiful as she is, I don't want anybody from Smallville in any future Superman or Supergirl movie.
If it helps, she's better known (or at least should be better known) for her work on Friday Night Lights.
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Old June 21 2010, 12:07 PM   #33
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Re: When are we ever going to see a Supergirl flick?

I think Supergirl film would be a great idea and i would defidently go see it to the cinema!
Along with a good story, the casting seems to be one of the most difficult things, when it comes to superheroine films
( Wonder Woman, for exsample..like we talked about in Gaiths thread)
Finding someone who is 18-20 years old with the looks and the acting skills is a problem with Supergirl.
Though, I would be personally fine with Laura Vandervoort from Smallville for the role
She doesnt seem like a bad actress, plus she seems very down to earth and smart..at least judging from the interviews ive seen

I know Im drumming the acting skills drum a lot, but just think what happened with Halle Berry as Catwoman..
or what they did to the character of Dinah in the horrible Birds of Prey TV-show
I mean, do we want Supergirl to be a mixture of whiny teenager and a bitch...or what? AKA how do we portray the character on the screen?

Here is an nice interview with Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the 1984 film:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?i...6&page=article
Personally I think she really nailed the role back then, did great job..and made an iconic image of the character,
like Reeves did to Superman or Carter to Wonder Woman
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Old June 21 2010, 01:13 PM   #34
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Old June 21 2010, 03:57 PM   #35
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Well, fair enough, I'll take a compliment.

I grant you that no major movie has tried a "what-if" scenario of the sort that I propose, although I'd argue that the modest success of The Incredible Hulk, rebooting the character so soon after Hulk, suggests that it could be feasible. It would certainly be interesting to see how the general public would react. Given all this Avengers business, they might speculate to no end about a crossover movie uniting the universes. But until a major "what-if" along these lines, there's really no way of knowing, imo.
Well, there is a difference between a reboot and a "what-if" story.

I dunno, my thinking behind why a "what-if" story would fail is that it would basically be an "Elseworlds" story. And, lets face it, there is a reason why most of those tales only last one issue/mini-series.
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Old June 21 2010, 08:07 PM   #36
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Also I'm not quite sure how Super GIRL tarnishes Super MAN's thing as the Last SON of Krypton.
Dilution of concept. At one point in the Silver Age, there was Superman, Supergirl, a Super dog, a Super cat, a whole bottle city of miniature Kryptonians (Kandor), and if memory serves even a Super horse. (and that's not counting all the villains in the Phantom Zone).

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You forgot Beppo the Super-Monkey!

Although, to be fair, neither Streaky the Super-Cat nor Comet the Super-Horse were from Krypton. Streaky was an ordinary Earth cat who got powers after being exposed to kryponite (or something like that) while Comet was a former centaur who had been transformed into a Super-Horse by magic.

Really.
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Old June 21 2010, 08:08 PM   #37
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^^ Okay, but most movie franchises/would-be franchises could be also called "one issue/mini-series"...

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That's exactly why I mentioned Miss Robb and & Miss Fanning, because both are 16-17, blond, and fairly good actresses for their age.
Dusty, hombre, if I'm going to fork over eleven hard-earned greenbacks for a Supergirl movie, I'm going to want to feast my eyes without guilt, and I'm sure I'm not alone. So screw the comics, I say, and give us a young woman.
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Old June 21 2010, 08:15 PM   #38
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Streaky was an ordinary Earth cat who got powers after being exposed to kryponite (or something like that) while Comet was a former centaur who had been transformed into a Super-Horse by magic.

Really.

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Old June 21 2010, 08:20 PM   #39
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^^ Okay, but most movie franchises/would-be franchises could be also called "one issue/mini-series"...

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That's exactly why I mentioned Miss Robb and & Miss Fanning, because both are 16-17, blond, and fairly good actresses for their age.
Dusty, hombre, if I'm going to fork over eleven hard-earned greenbacks for a Supergirl movie, I'm going to want to feast my eyes without guilt, and I'm sure I'm not alone. So screw the comics, I say, and give us a young woman.
An attractive one, with a hot bod. I'm not familiar with Robb, but according to the pics I saw of Fanning this morning at Zodcaps, she's not in the running.
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Old June 21 2010, 08:31 PM   #40
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No 18, hell no 16 year old from the modern world not to consider some distant alien world of super science is going to call herself "girl" unless she's trying to be sarcastic like the Legion does, hells, for any female to willing refer to themselves as a girl rather than a woman they'd have to be 12 or younger.

Hayden would be in a movie called Supergnome before she's in a movie called Supergirl. There's nothing wrong with short women but the physicality of Supergirl is an archetype for sure.

Dakota can't be Supergirl because she's already been Wonder Woman. If that doesn't discredit her, then how about this... Once apon a time she was (young) Ally Mcbeal, and it's near impossible to wash that sort of bitchiness off ones soul.

How old is Elle Fanning these days?
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Old June 21 2010, 08:42 PM   #41
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Streaky was an ordinary Earth cat who got powers after being exposed to kryponite (or something like that) while Comet was a former centaur who had been transformed into a Super-Horse by magic.

Really.

Fuck you, Silver Age!



Hey, some of us grew up on that stuff!

Long live the Legion of Super-Pets!
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Old June 21 2010, 08:45 PM   #42
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Dusty, hombre, if I'm going to fork over eleven hard-earned greenbacks for a Supergirl movie, I'm going to want to feast my eyes without guilt, and I'm sure I'm not alone. So screw the comics, I say, and give us a young woman.
Buddy, if I and millions of other can feast our eyes without guilt seeing The Runaways, the current Twilight movie, and so on, so can you.
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Old June 21 2010, 08:49 PM   #43
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No 18, hell no 16 year old from the modern world not to consider some distant alien world of super science is going to call herself "girl" unless she's trying to be sarcastic like the Legion does, hells, for any female to willing refer to themselves as a girl rather than a woman they'd have to be 12 or younger.
Superman didn't name himself (in most, if not all, incarnations of the character). I doubt Supergirl would have much of a choice. The public will call her what they want. Besides, I think she's usually supposed to be about 16 in the comics.

I wouldn't mind them making it a running joke, though. "Look. It's Supergirl!" "I'm Superwoman!"
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Old June 21 2010, 09:29 PM   #44
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^^ Quite.

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Buddy, if I and millions of other can feast our eyes without guilt seeing The Runaways, the current Twilight movie, and so on, so can you.
Waifs, sir. Waifs without the physique of a Kryptonian.

'Course, before Marvel claimed her, ScarJo would have done just fine. Oh well...

(And yeah, I know Reynolds looks as though he might still do both Green Arrow and Deadpool, but I don't think it's wise to cross the streams like that. Chris Evans doubling up is iffy enough, but at least most of us can agree to forget about his FF4s.)
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^^ Quite.

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Buddy, if I and millions of other can feast our eyes without guilt seeing The Runaways, the current Twilight movie, and so on, so can you.
Waifs, sir. Waifs without the physique of a Kryptonian.

'Course, before Marvel claimed her, ScarJo would have done just fine. Oh well...

(And yeah, I know Reynolds looks as though he might still do both Green Arrow and Deadpool, but I don't think it's wise to cross the streams like that. Chris Evans doubling up is iffy enough, but at least most of us can agree to forget about his FF4s.)

There's no rule that says an actor can't work for Marvel and DC. (God knows I've written for both, and so has pretty much everyone else in the business.)

Besides Reynolds has already played Deadpool and Hannibal King. And Halle Berry was both Catwoman and Storm.

This is nothing new. Buster Crabbe played Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Tarzan. Tim Tyler played Captain Marvel, the Phantom, and the Mummy. Lon Chaney Jr. played Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, Dracula, and the Mummy. Roger Moore played James Bond and the Saint. Fess Parker played Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. Clayton Moore played the Lone Ranger and Zorro . . . .

Etc.
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