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Old October 12 2011, 04:35 PM   #3556
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Actually, I would have loved too see a Schwarzenegger Superman in the late 80s, early 90s.
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Old October 12 2011, 04:51 PM   #3557
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You know, my favorite Perry White was Lane Smith in the first year of Lois And Clark - he was entertainingly eccentric.

The characterization that matched up best with the way the character was portrayed in the comics for forty-odd years was John Hamilton's.
I'd have a hard time picking between Hamilton, Cooper, and Smith myself. They each brought very different qualities to the character but were all equally good.
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Old October 12 2011, 05:28 PM   #3558
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I didn't think much of White in the Reeve Superman movies - the character was written as a sort of pompous buffoon; some of his dialogue was clever but other bits were so clumsy it sounded improvised on-set. And White's barely there in Singer's film.
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Old October 12 2011, 06:06 PM   #3559
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I didn't think much of White in the Reeve Superman movies - the character was written as a sort of pompous buffoon; some of his dialogue was clever but other bits were so clumsy it sounded improvised on-set. And White's barely there in Singer's film.
What? Frank Langella ftw!
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Old October 12 2011, 07:23 PM   #3560
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Really? I'm sorry, did Langella have any dialogue in that movie? Certainly nothing that mattered.
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Old October 12 2011, 07:47 PM   #3561
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I thought Jackie Cooper was fine in the role. His Perry White was certainly colorful and never boring. Though interestingly, Keenan Wynn would have played him if he hadn't gotten sick.
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Old October 12 2011, 08:17 PM   #3562
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Really? I'm sorry, did Langella have any dialogue in that movie? Certainly nothing that mattered.
He had a little pep talk with the Planet staff when Superman reappeared where his line "Does he still stand for Truth, Justice, all that stuff?" caught some flak from the usual suspects. He also managed to work in a "Great Caesar's ghost".
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Old October 12 2011, 09:14 PM   #3563
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I thought Langella was fine, although perhaps a little cold.
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Old October 12 2011, 09:26 PM   #3564
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^ He just didn't get much to do. He was fine but forgettable. Now, when you see him in the likes of Frost/Nixon, you remember how good Langella can be. Fair enough, Perry is merely a supporting role, but compared to, e.g. JJ Jameson in the Spider-man movies, they really did sell this great actor short.
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Old October 12 2011, 09:42 PM   #3565
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Superman Returns is the most tepid blockbuster film ever made and it sold everyone short, their lead actor in particular
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Old October 14 2011, 04:05 AM   #3566
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Kal is ripped...

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=83176
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Old October 14 2011, 04:09 AM   #3567
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I love what someone said in the comments on that page...

When did Superman turn into Wolverine?
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Old October 14 2011, 04:38 AM   #3568
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I love what someone said in the comments on that page...

When did Superman turn into Wolverine?

Cavil does seem to be sharing Jackman's workout routine




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Old October 14 2011, 04:43 AM   #3569
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I'm getting Batman Begins vibes.
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Old October 14 2011, 04:49 AM   #3570
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I've had those vibes since Goyer was announced as writing the script. Said all along that it would appear to be structured similar to "Batman Begins"
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