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Old November 20 2010, 11:13 AM   #31
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Re: Superman: Casting Call!

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They'll go for weird and cast Eric Balfour.
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I have yet to hear the name of an actor rumored by the media or proposed by the internet that I'd really like to see as Clark Kent/Superman.
Same here. Bring back Routh or get a total unknown. none of the names thrown out so far interest me.
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Old November 20 2010, 02:23 PM   #32
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Re: Superman: Casting Call!

Out of everyone who's been mentioned so far, I still think that Armie Hammer would be the best choice given the age range. Here's a photoshop of him as Supes I made a little while ago:

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Old November 20 2010, 05:04 PM   #33
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I don't care who it is, unknown or well known, so long as he is OLDER. We don't need another origin story and we don't need another thin, Chris Reeve/Brandon Routh style Superman.

We need a Superman that looks like Alex Ross painted him.
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Old November 20 2010, 07:04 PM   #34
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^Gotta start with a young actor to keep him in a good age range as sequels are made.
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Old November 20 2010, 07:28 PM   #35
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Re: Superman: Casting Call!

This one's easy:

Michael Trucco (BSG) as Superman and Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois.

They've already worked together in the final arc of Castle's second season and showed great chemistry.
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Old November 20 2010, 08:32 PM   #36
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This one's easy:

Michael Trucco (BSG) as Superman and Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois.

They've already worked together in the final arc of Castle's second season and showed great chemistry.
Out of the studio's age range.

And Michael... meh. I don't really see him as Supes. Maybe Supes' motorcycle riding, Budweiser drinking older brother, but, nah...
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Old November 20 2010, 09:47 PM   #37
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@Chess Piece Face you just contradicted yourself in your post. A Superman who looks like Alex Ross painted him? Christopher Reeve. Ross has always based his Superman on Reeve. Why do we need a bulked up Superman for?
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Old November 20 2010, 09:54 PM   #38
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Joe Manganiello is too craggy
Good. He'd actually look like a SuperMAN then.

I'd be happy with his casting.
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Old November 20 2010, 10:50 PM   #39
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We don't need another origin story and we don't need another thin, Chris Reeve/Brandon Routh style Superman.

We need a Superman that looks like Alex Ross painted him.
Well, there's a practical problem with casting some huge muscleman as Superman. You need to be able to hang the actor from wires for at least some of the flying stuff, and for that, lighter is better.
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Old November 20 2010, 11:24 PM   #40
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@Chess Piece Face you just contradicted yourself in your post. A Superman who looks like Alex Ross painted him? Christopher Reeve. Ross has always based his Superman on Reeve. Why do we need a bulked up Superman for?
Ross based his Supes on CR? I find that hard to believe. He doesn't look anything like him and I read that Alex Ross uses the same models for each character each time. Like, he has a guy for Batman, a guy for Superman, etc.

The pics of supes on this page sure don't look like any pic of Christopher Reeve I've ever seen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Ross

OK - 2 seconds of googling and I found the page with the name of the model for Alex Ross's Supes, Frank Casey. You decide for yourself (I think it's quite obviously not based on CR)

http://www.mikehillart.com/superman.htm

Why do we need a bulked up Superman? Why do we need a twink? It's just my preference, my opinion. I think each generation deserves their own version of these icons and to give us yet another Reeves/Routh-esque person, even superficially based on looks, is a mistake.

A mistake they recently made in Superman Returns which I hope they don't repeat. We need something all new.

You don't have to start young because you are shooting for 2 sequels. So what if supes is 35, 42 and 45? Big deal! And of course wires can hold a beefed up type, that's just a silly point.

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Old November 20 2010, 11:42 PM   #41
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I don't care who it is, unknown or well known, so long as he is OLDER. We don't need another origin story and we don't need another thin, Chris Reeve/Brandon Routh style Superman.

We need a Superman that looks like Alex Ross painted him.
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Old November 20 2010, 11:48 PM   #42
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Out of the studio's age range.
Stana is 32. A studio's age range is never set in stone, anyway. It's just a guideline.
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Old November 21 2010, 12:12 AM   #43
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Very well then...Ross may not have based his Superman specifically on Christopher Reeve (I believe he actually used a friend as the prime model) but he has given interviews where he stated that there is a significant amount of Reeve's influence in his art work and that he prefers this version of Superman. Many fans have also made the connection as well. Gary Frank (Geoff Johns's artist on Action Comics) also based his Superman directly off of Christohper Reeve.

I understand the need for a more muscled/action oriented Superman but the fact is that unless you cast a bodybuilder or something that is never going to be the case. Just because he's drawn at times as insanely muscled (Ed McGusiness's cartoony muscle bound freak comes to mind, and I love this version) this is not something that is possible for a film.
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Old November 21 2010, 02:53 AM   #44
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I'm not saying he has to be a bodybuilder. Look at George Reeves, I just think the guy should be bulky. Football player build not male model skinny.

And if they can put Arnold's young face on that other guy's body in Terminator Salvation I'm pretty sure they could bulk a guy up if they had to.

People have their preferences, this is mine, that's all. John Hamm was on a talk show and when the host mentioned that some people on the net want him for the role he joked that nobody wants a middle aged superman. I do. Supes needs to be the Zues. The rock of the dc universe. The father figure. We've had story after story after story about his origin and time in smallville (the last TEN years!), etc.

Let's try a new direction. Make him an old bad ass with a heart of gold.
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Old November 21 2010, 03:33 AM   #45
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^ You're basically describing Superman from Earth 2.
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