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Old March 18 2011, 07:26 PM   #736
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Redoing some version of Superman's origin is just fine - it hasn't been done since 1978, after all, and it's the best Superman story.

Well, except for the first few years of SMALLVILLE, of course.
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Old March 18 2011, 08:04 PM   #737
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I'll take your word for that - I gave up six episodes in.
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Old March 18 2011, 08:47 PM   #738
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I'll take your word for that - I gave up six episodes in.
Well, the whole rocket crashing in Kansas, alien baby adopted by Midwestern couple, business was pretty much covered in the pilot. And subsequent episodes have fleshed out the Kryptonian backstory: Jor-El, Zod, the Phantom Zone, Krypton blowing up, the Fortress of Solitude, etc.

So the basic origin story has been rehashed in SMALLVILLE as well.
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Old March 18 2011, 08:50 PM   #739
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^ You could also include that Superboy series and even bits of Lois and Clark as having covered much of his origin story.
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Old March 18 2011, 09:04 PM   #740
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I fully expect it to be rehashed again. It's not as if the basics of Batman's origin were a big surprise to anyone in Batman Begins. There will be some new twists and undoubtedly an attempt to make it feel more "real" to contemporary audiences, but I doubt the "reboot" will skip the origin or dispense with it before the opening credits.
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Old March 18 2011, 09:07 PM   #741
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^ The fact that two relatively young actors have been cast as Clark's adoptive parents would certainly suggest that his early days will play a significant enough role.

Edit - speaking of which, in addition to the Snyder interview, already posted, this link has some quotes from Lane:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/198...e-new-superman-
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Old March 20 2011, 01:33 PM   #742
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Basically what we got so far is...

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman/Kal El
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane as Martha Kent

And this movie won't be like anything before it.
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Old March 20 2011, 05:23 PM   #743
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^ The fact that two relatively young actors have been cast as Clark's adoptive parents would certainly suggest that his early days will play a significant enough role.

Edit - speaking of which, in addition to the Snyder interview, already posted, this link has some quotes from Lane:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/198...e-new-superman-
Kevin Costner is 56. He could be the adoptive father of someone ranging in age from 0 to 30. We can't really make any assumption about how much Smallville will be featured based on his age. Not to mention the parents of Kirk and Spock were cast in the last Star Trek movie, yet there was minimal time spent on their childhoods. Until the movie comes out, any talk about how long will be spent on Clark's childhood is pure speculation.
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Old March 20 2011, 06:11 PM   #744
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Not to mention the parents of Kirk and Spock were cast in the last Star Trek movie, yet there was minimal time spent on their childhoods. Until the movie comes out, any talk about how long will be spent on Clark's childhood is pure speculation.
Except that Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are much more prominent actors than Chris Hemsworth and Jennifer Morrison, so it would be reasonable to expect this film would feature its hero's parents more heavily than Star Trek did.
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Old March 20 2011, 09:18 PM   #745
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^ I suspect that they will have a fairly large role in the film or else they wouldn't have signed aboard for it.
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Old March 21 2011, 02:59 AM   #746
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On Smallville Jonathan & Martha were a big part of the story S1-S5...I would say more so S1-S3...I can see them having the same impact in this movie as they did those early seasons on Smallville.

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http://www.filmcrave.com/movie_news_story.php?id=79829


(jump to 2:56 for the Superman part)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laLtYuWm2co

and http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/...-sucker-punch/

Interesting.
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Old March 22 2011, 11:35 AM   #747
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No Viggo:

http://www.chud.com/44060/no-one-wil...ggo-mortensen/
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Old March 22 2011, 11:47 AM   #748
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It seems my feeling was right that the script would follow the structure of "Batman Begins". I remember posting a thread a couple of years ago asking that very question, what would a "Superman Begins" type script be like? My criteria were that it had to follow the "Batman Begins" structure. I don't remember the responses from that thread now.

Everything so far has me very pleased, and I didn't think Viggo would be Zod.
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Old March 22 2011, 05:04 PM   #749
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Why is it taking so long to find an actress to play Lois (or Lana if that's the case)?
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Old March 22 2011, 05:49 PM   #750
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^ They want to get it right?
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