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View Poll Results: Who Do You Want To Play Superman?
Matthew Bomer 10 10.31%
Henry Cavill 8 8.25%
Chace Crawford 1 1.03%
Christian Howard 2 2.06%
John Barrowman 4 4.12%
Jon Hamm 13 13.40%
Brandon Routh 46 47.42%
Tom Welling 15 15.46%
Other. 18 18.56%
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Old August 1 2010, 07:41 PM   #91
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Re: Casting Superman?

Hmm yeah, I still don't see it, but rather than rehashing that again, to each his own. If only some kind of serum was made for enhanced acting skills, I would be on board for Welling. Although I guess we would have a steroids in professional sports-esque debacle going on in Hollywood, but imagine the possibilities!
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Old August 2 2010, 08:38 PM   #92
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Maybe Barrowman could capture the wit, but he tends to come off as a bit full of himself, something Superman would never be.

A BIT?! That has to be the under-statement of the decade! If he was any more full of himself, you'd see the top of his head poking out from his mouth every time he opened it ...
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Old August 2 2010, 08:47 PM   #93
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Barrowman ?

Don't get me wrong, I like the guy, but Superman he ain't.
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Old August 2 2010, 10:36 PM   #94
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I take Barrowman as being full of himself in a cheeky kind of manner...but yeah I don't really see him as Superman. Outside of Brandon Routh my choice is still Mathew Bomer.
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Old August 2 2010, 10:40 PM   #95
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+1 Matthew Bomer all the way
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Old August 2 2010, 11:35 PM   #96
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I watched Superman Returns again last night, and I think Routh is amazing in the role, especially given what he had to work with. He honours the performance and character of Reeve, while making it his own by expanding what came before. He had so many wonderful moments as both Clark and Superman, and captured it all with grace and charisma.
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Old August 3 2010, 01:17 AM   #97
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T'Baio wrote: View Post
I watched Superman Returns again last night, and I think Routh is amazing in the role, especially given what he had to work with. He honours the performance and character of Reeve, while making it his own by expanding what came before. He had so many wonderful moments as both Clark and Superman, and captured it all with grace and charisma.
I'm with T'Baio here.

Any complaints about Routh's performance may be blamed in large part on the screenwriters for Superman Returns. Routh didn't have two continuous minutes of memorable dialogue anywhere in the film, and it is not his fault.
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Old August 3 2010, 02:07 AM   #98
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Disagree. He was as charismatic as a turnip.
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Old August 3 2010, 02:24 AM   #99
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Superman: Matthew Bomer
Lois Lane: Rachel McAdams
Perry White: Martin Sheen
Jimmy Olsen: Cast an unknown
Cat Grant: Olivia Wilde
Lex Luthor: Eric Dane (outside the box)? John Malkovich (inside the box)? Terry O'Quinn? George Clooney?
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Old August 3 2010, 02:38 AM   #100
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Any complaints about Routh's performance may be blamed in large part on the screenwriters for Superman Returns. Routh didn't have two continuous minutes of memorable dialogue anywhere in the film, and it is not his fault.
I'm not saying anyone's at "fault." Routh is a perfectly adequate actor, and I'm sure there are roles he'd be well-suited for. I just cannot for the life of me look at him and see Superman, let alone a Superman that's supposed to be the same one Christopher Reeve embodied. That's not a slur against him as an actor or a person, it's simply a description of my reaction to him in the role.

Although if I were to play the blame game, I'd pin it more on the direction than the writing. Pretty much every actor in the film was directed to underplay the hell out of it, to the point that it became lifeless and sluggish. I also feel it was a fundamental mistake to attempt to tie this film to the Donner Superman, because it suffers mightily by comparison. (I've critiqued the Donner film/s in the past, but I've just recently re-viewed S:TM and have found myself seeing it in a more positive light and recognizing what an achievement it was. And certainly a large part of that was Reeve's casting, and I'm sorry, but Routh is simply not in the same ballpark.) They should've started from scratch and created something new so that they wouldn't be competing against 30 years of expectations and memories.
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Old August 3 2010, 03:01 AM   #101
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The latest rumor is Jon Hamm. I'd still prefer Matthew Bomer, tho.
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Old August 3 2010, 03:35 AM   #102
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Brandon Routh for me too.
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Old August 3 2010, 03:37 AM   #103
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A beaker full of death wrote: View Post
Disagree. He was as charismatic as a turnip.
That description is more suited to Kate Bosworth IMO.
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Old August 3 2010, 03:57 AM   #104
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Bomer, Routh, Chuck being the lowest common denominator, why not just Zachary Levy? That would be outside of the box.

Jon Hamm, woo hoo!

I wonder if Rosenbaum would return if WB asked for a SV movie.
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Old August 3 2010, 04:41 AM   #105
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Aragorn wrote: View Post
Superman: Matthew Bomer
Lois Lane: Rachel McAdams
Perry White: Martin Sheen
Jimmy Olsen: Cast an unknown
Cat Grant: Olivia Wilde
Lex Luthor: Eric Dane (outside the box)? John Malkovich (inside the box)? Terry O'Quinn? George Clooney?
Lois Lane should either be Keri Russell or Natalie Portman. Keri screen tested with Routh

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