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Old December 23 2010, 02:07 AM   #31
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Re: SUPERMAN(2012) Inspired By Secret Origin?

I liked Batman Begins better than The Dark Knight.
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Old December 23 2010, 02:12 AM   #32
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How many times do people have to bitch about not wanting an origin every time a story is posted that one MIGHT appear in a movie. Ooooh let's freak out about another origin story. The fact is that isn't how screenplays for "first" movies are crafted. Movie execs don't give a rats ass if we are aware of source material. They're mindset is the people who aren't. That's just the way things are and will always be. I don't mind an origin sequence at all, especially if it's at all crafted like "Batman: Begins".
If people still complain about movies being in 3D and movies being remade I'm going to say I'm not crazy about seeing another origin story.
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Old December 23 2010, 02:13 AM   #33
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Yeah sorry about my rant...just needed to get that out
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Old December 23 2010, 02:22 AM   #34
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The only thing Smallville has ever done well is sell advertising time - and that only by weblet standards.
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Old December 23 2010, 02:22 AM   #35
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i'm ok with an origin story, i would just like Superman to fight someone that will challenge him. leave Luthor out or have him play a secondary role.
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Old December 23 2010, 02:29 AM   #36
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I wouldn't mind if Lex was present but as suggested in a secondary role, perhaps in the "shadows" waiting and observing.
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Old December 23 2010, 02:31 AM   #37
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I agree about a different threat but if they have Lex I wouldn't mind somebody who wasn't from the 78 movie mold.
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Old December 23 2010, 05:15 AM   #38
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Lex done well can challenge Superman -- but in an interesting way, on an intellectual level, rather than just brute force. There's more to Superman than just raw power; what makes him Superman is the judgment with which he wields his power. So a story that forces Superman to employ ingenuity to win is an effective one.

That said, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing a cinematic interpretation of a different villain than Luthor or Zod.
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^ Speaking of which...any interest in doing a Superman novel Christopher? I did enjoy your Spider-Man novel, I know there must be a story brewing in that brain of yours some where for Supes
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Old December 23 2010, 05:39 AM   #40
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If they are using the lame Geoff Johns origin then it's going to be Lex as the main adversary.

Of course if it does well and they continue with adapting Johns to the big screen, it'll be Zod and then Brainiac, which covers the three main Superman villain archetypes.
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Old December 23 2010, 05:42 AM   #41
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There's a difference between drawing on a story for inspiration and copying that story.
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Old December 23 2010, 06:26 AM   #42
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i would argue that Braniac could challenge Superman in terms of intellect and strength. Luthor has had several movies and tv shows to battle Superman. Braniac had Smallville. and some cartoons. let Luthor be in the background, Superman can fight Braniac. after Superman wins Luthor uses stolen Braniac tech to battle Superman in his suit of armor.


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Old December 23 2010, 06:30 AM   #43
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Yep Brainiac is also a good intellectual and physical match for Superman and would please those who are sick of Luthor I would assume. House of UIster is correct though, if they're using "Superman:Secret Origin" as inspiration for the screenplay then Lex will most likely be in the forefront of this movie again. We'll have to wait and see what the plot actually is though.
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Old December 23 2010, 06:35 AM   #44
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But if it's Legion coming back in time to warn Clark, won't this mean Brainiac has already turned face? I'd love to see Brainiac be the primary villain though. And after reading the wiki description for Secret Origins, why do I feel like alot of elements were taken from various Smallville episodes ? So going back to my original question will this movie essentially be bases off of Smallville, sans the teeny bopper-ness?

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Anybody who doesn't know Superman's origins by now are not goin' to spend money to see a movie about the character, anyway.
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