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Old August 2 2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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Jetfire's Superman Film...

Ok If I were to make my Superman film...

Superman/Clark Kent-Christian Howard Image
Lois Lane-Elise Gatien Image
Jimmy Olsen-Calum Worthy Image
Cat Grant-Alison Sweeney Image
Perry White-Terry O'Quinn Image
Lana Lang-Cintia Dicker Image
Jonathan Kent-David Morse Image
Martha Kent-Robin Christopher Image
Lex Luthor-Tyler Christopher Image
Brainiac-CGI Voice by Michael Emerson Image
Zod-Tom Selleck Image
Metallo(John Corbin)-Jude Law Image
Maggie Sawyer-Dahlia Salem Image
Jor El-Julian Sands Image
Lara-Helen Slater Image

Other roles to be determined later.

-First 30 Minutes-
Krypton's distruction, Kal El arrives on Earth, Kents Discover
and raise him. (Basic Superman back story)

-Next 30 Minutes-
Superman is known to the world and has history with Lois
Lane...Clark working at the Daily Planet. (Typical Story)
Lex Luthor employs Metallo(LexCorp Creation) to retrieve
artifact/encounters Superman and later Superman takes care of him...this brings back Zod from Phantom Zone and
awakens Brainiac.

-Last 30 Minutes-
Luthor double crossed by Zod & Brainiac, Metropolis at Zod's
Mercy...Superman saves the day. -End-
This was a rushed job but...it works for me. I am sure none of you will like this.

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Old August 2 2010, 09:08 AM   #2
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Re: Jetfire's Superman Film...

Apart from being an amalgamation of the Donner films... what is Supes' emotional journey? In what way does he change? By the end, what has he learned? What are the themes?

In short, how is this a story, rather than a visual checklist of traditional Supes elements?
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Old August 2 2010, 09:14 AM   #3
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Re: Jetfire's Superman Film...

Um...His Kryptonian history leads him to not repeat the mistakes of his ancestors and being raised by the Kents...to be a true altruist...with truth & justice coming from his Kryptonian heritage.

I believe Jor El & Lara want him to be a leader & protector of Earth...which they have vast knowledge of human history...and lead humanity in a new era of Truth, Justice & Altruism.

[edit] In once sense he lets people close to him down by not revealing his true identity to protect them...and at the same time knows by protecting them he is doing the right thing...If Lois knows everything...then the stakes are raised and I am not sure how it would play out but Superman has to know sacrifice is part of the journey because his parents sacrificed much to try to stop Zod & Brainiac and then send their son to a savage world.
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Old August 2 2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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Re: Jetfire's Superman Film...

Perhaps this is unique to your story (though possibly it's true of other interpretations as well), but I don't think Supes' parents ever wanted him to be a leader of humanity. A role model perhaps, but not someone who actively guided Earth's affairs.
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Old August 2 2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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Re: Jetfire's Superman Film...

^IIRC, Superman has typically avoided getting directly involved in human affairs.
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Old August 2 2010, 09:33 AM   #6
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Re: Jetfire's Superman Film...

DonIago wrote: View Post
Perhaps this is unique to your story (though possibly it's true of other interpretations as well), but I don't think Supes' parents ever wanted him to be a leader of humanity. A role model perhaps, but not someone who actively guided Earth's affairs.
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Old August 2 2010, 09:34 AM   #7
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@ DonIago
I kinda like SMALLVILLE'S account that the El's visited earth before and saw promise a Kryptonian with core values and humanities strong points(additional values) the Kent's could bring. Sunday Roast & Church.


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Old August 2 2010, 09:35 AM   #8
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Re: Jetfire's Superman Film...

Aragorn wrote: View Post
DonIago wrote: View Post
Perhaps this is unique to your story (though possibly it's true of other interpretations as well), but I don't think Supes' parents ever wanted him to be a leader of humanity. A role model perhaps, but not someone who actively guided Earth's affairs.
"You need to vote on this proposition for public school funding... or else I'll go back in time and prevent you from being born!"
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Old August 2 2010, 10:02 AM   #9
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Re: Jetfire's Superman Film...

I don't think that Jetfire is meaning a political leader on Earth...I'm guessing more of the role he has in the comics where Superman is looked up to and thought of as a role model by those he's pledged to protect. It seems as a rough check list your film would concentrate on more action than emotional and character context which is fine but you've got to find a way to balance all three of those elements I think in order to tell a good Superman movie. I've been working on and off on my own take on a Superman opus called "Superman Above and Beyond" where it focuses on elements from his past, present, and far future. Just as an aside and if Jetfire doesn't mind here is my cast list for "my" Superman film.

Clark Kent/Superman: Brandon Routh
Lois Lane: Zooey Deschanel
Jimmy Olsen: Sam Huntington
Lex Luthor: Alan Dale
Perry White: Frank Langella
Martha Kent: Eva Marie Saint
General Zod: Mathew Bomer
Voice of Jor-El: Sir Anthony Hopkins
Voice of Brainiac: Peter Gallager
Mercy: Blake Lively
Hope: Sophia Bush
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Old August 2 2010, 10:28 AM   #10
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Re: Jetfire's Superman Film...

^
I am feeling you AY and you are correct about Superman's role.


(My Horrible Photomanip)

Christian Howard is great as Ken in that Street Fighter short and I would think he can pull off Superman.

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Maggie Sawyer-Dahlia Salem
Or Mariska Hargitay. Image

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