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Old January 30 2011, 10:34 PM   #31
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I am a little disappointed that Brandon Routh wasn't chosen. I thought he did a good job and deserved another chance. HOWEVER, just seeing the looks of Henry Cavill I am not disappointed! I think he really does look the part! I just hope he can act well enough for the dual role!
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Old January 30 2011, 10:37 PM   #32
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Fuck this crap. I guess I'll not be enjoying it as much. I was rooting for Brandon Routh ever since Supes Returns. He certainly got the short end.
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Old January 30 2011, 10:47 PM   #33
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Old January 30 2011, 10:55 PM   #34
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Fantastic, fantastic casting.
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Old January 30 2011, 11:36 PM   #35
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Fuck this crap. I guess I'll not be enjoying it as much. I was rooting for Brandon Routh ever since Supes Returns. He certainly got the short end.
I dont think Routh even had a chance. They're trying to separate themeselves from any of the previous incarnations as much as possible, so why would they get Routh again? For all intent and purposes this is a reboot of the franchise. So what if Cavill just totally blows Routh, Cain, & Reeves out of the water? Will you still not enjoy it as much then?

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Old January 30 2011, 11:58 PM   #36
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Fuck this crap. I guess I'll not be enjoying it as much. I was rooting for Brandon Routh ever since Supes Returns. He certainly got the short end.
I do agree that Routh was gypped but certainly you're not going to close your mind to this movie just because your actor of choice wasn't selected?
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Old January 31 2011, 12:33 AM   #37
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Fuck this crap. I guess I'll not be enjoying it as much. I was rooting for Brandon Routh ever since Supes Returns. He certainly got the short end.
I doubt that Routh's contract was the short end of the stick, particularly if it had a standard three picture pay-or-play deal attached to it.
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Old January 31 2011, 12:35 AM   #38
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If Cavill is going to be Superman, I guess this means he won't follow up Daniel Craig as Bond. Now that can really be Fassbender.

I admit part of my disinterest in Superman Returns was that I don't really care for Routh. Perhaps he wasn't bad or it wasn't a bad film, but I'm glad Cavill will be a little bit older and classing it up a bit. I just hope he has the right accent.
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Old January 31 2011, 01:10 AM   #39
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If Cavill is going to be Superman, I guess this means he won't follow up Daniel Craig as Bond. Now that can really be Fassbender.
I don't see why not. Cavill's only 27 right now; he probably needs a few more years on him before he'll really be right for the role, but the rumor is he was very close to getting the role in Casino Royale before the producers (wisely) decided to go with the older Daniel Craig. If Bond 23 (for lack of an actual title) proves to be successful in 2012, I'm sure Craig will be back for at least one more outing. Given Craig's age by that time (he turns 43 in a few weeks), I can see him calling it quits after that.

So presumably we'll be looking at a new James Bond sometime around 2017 or 2018. Henry Cavill will be in his mid-thirties by then, and I don't see why he couldn't play both James Bond and Superman. Especially since (if this new take on the character becomes a trilogy, for example) by then, he might be done, or close to being done, playing the latter character.
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Old January 31 2011, 01:50 AM   #40
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I'm not familiar with his work, but he certainly seems to look the part.
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Old January 31 2011, 02:14 AM   #41
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I doubt that Routh's contract was the short end of the stick, particularly if it had a standard three picture pay-or-play deal attached to it.
Routh's contract to play Superman in a sequel expired in 2009. The sequel clauses probably weren't pay or play as Routh was a newcomer rather than an established star.
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Old January 31 2011, 05:32 AM   #42
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Have they announced who's in the running to play Lois yet?
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Old January 31 2011, 05:41 AM   #43
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Anne Hathaway was rumored for the role. Natalie Portman was offered the role and turned it down. There was a link posted in the other Superman thread I think. Otherwise nothing definitive.
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Old January 31 2011, 06:00 AM   #44
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Superman will now be played by:

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Henry Cavill!
Called it.
You and 10,000 other fanboys.

Meh.
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Old January 31 2011, 06:02 AM   #45
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So for all intents and purposes Cavill was a "safe choice"

Who's the actress if cast would people say was a predictable choice?

Mary Elizabeth Winstead?
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