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Old October 5 2010, 01:25 AM   #31
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Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Ugh, I really hope this doesn't go down the same way his last two movies did with me-- so thrilling and visually spectacular in the theater... and then after the hype's gone and you watch them again you find they're just a bunch of empty style with no heart or substance whatsoever.

As far as villains go though, I have no problem bringing back Zod. It'll hopefully allow for more of a intellectual threat to Supes instead of just being something for him to punch for two hours.
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Old October 5 2010, 01:26 AM   #32
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UGH.... My gut reaction to this news is just NO.

This will just mean LOTS of slow-mo, an complete lack of subtlety, and bizarre adaption choices. Nooo... As someone else mentioned, Snyder is pretty much the Hollywood definition of "All style and no substance".
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Old October 5 2010, 01:30 AM   #33
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It will be interesting to see what else Snyder is capable of because IMO Superman calls for a different style than he usually delivers.
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Old October 5 2010, 01:31 AM   #34
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So now what I'm unclear on is this: Will this be a hard reboot ala Batman Begins or another soft sequel ala Returns just not adhering to Returns?
From what we know so far it'll have no quasi-sequel connection to any previous Superman films, but it won't be an origin story like Batman Begins. It'll start with Superman already established as a superhero.
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Old October 5 2010, 01:37 AM   #35
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Zach Snyder; great news.

General Zod AGAIN; bad news.

Zod is so terribly overused and isn't that interesting in the first place. The only time I found him well written was in the Superman New Krypton story because he wasn't technically the villain in it. Hopefully they'll take a page from the recent interpretation and not make him a world conquering maniac.
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Old October 5 2010, 02:01 AM   #36
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Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote: View Post
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So now what I'm unclear on is this: Will this be a hard reboot ala Batman Begins or another soft sequel ala Returns just not adhering to Returns?
From what we know so far it'll have no quasi-sequel connection to any previous Superman films, but it won't be an origin story like Batman Begins. It'll start with Superman already established as a superhero.
I've heard it's going to be a "hard-edged origin story", but then again I could be wrong.
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Old October 5 2010, 02:10 AM   #37
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Routh isn't likely to don the red and blue tights again, Snyder said.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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Old October 5 2010, 02:12 AM   #38
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So now what I'm unclear on is this: Will this be a hard reboot ala Batman Begins or another soft sequel ala Returns just not adhering to Returns?
From what we know so far it'll have no quasi-sequel connection to any previous Superman films, but it won't be an origin story like Batman Begins. It'll start with Superman already established as a superhero.
I've heard it's going to be a "hard-edged origin story", but then again I could be wrong.
Does that mean lots of time on Krypton establishing a familiar connection before moving the action to Earth? Hard Edged? Help me out with what that means, not sure I've heard that phrase used before.
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Old October 5 2010, 02:17 AM   #39
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Routh isn't likely to don the red and blue tights again, Snyder said.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

I am not surprised.
That's disappointing, but yeah, I'm not surprised either.
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Old October 5 2010, 02:19 AM   #40
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I understand Dean Cain's out of the running as well.
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Old October 5 2010, 02:26 AM   #41
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Routh isn't likely to don the red and blue tights again, Snyder said.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

I am not surprised.
Ryan Reynolds for Superman!
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Old October 5 2010, 02:33 AM   #42
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Routh isn't likely to don the red and blue tights again, Snyder said.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

I am not surprised.
Ryan Reynolds for Superman!

NO! He's going to be the Flash

Not surprised that Routh won't be considered. It's Snyder's Superman movie.
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Old October 5 2010, 02:36 AM   #43
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Well, guess I'm not going to waste my time seeing this, then. Thanks for saving me a couple hours, Warner Brothers.
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Old October 5 2010, 02:52 AM   #44
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With Zod, they can rip off the I Am Legend poster....

"The last son of Krypton is not alone."

If Superman's been around for a while: Jim Caviezel.

If Superman is still fairly young: Matthew Bomer.

To ensure that Nolan's Batman and Snyder's Superman never crossover: Christian Bale.

Goyer is writing the script, which is rumored to have, like “Superman Returns,” a Richard Donner Superman connection. In the movie’s case, it’s a villain connection: General Zod.
Unless they use the Zod storyline from Superman and Superman II as what happens before this movie, that's not a direct connection. That's like saying The Dark Knight is connected to both Batman (Joker) and Batman Forever (Two-Face).
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Old October 5 2010, 02:57 AM   #45
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Does Snyder have compromising photos of the execs at WB or something? He keeps making mediocre movies that underperform yet keeps landing great projects.
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