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Old March 16 2013, 07:05 AM   #5506
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Most of the Marvel movie villains were pretty obscure guys until the movies used them.
Most of the Marvel movie heroes were obscure to the public until the movies were made.
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Old March 16 2013, 02:23 PM   #5507
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Exactly, so why NOT use Superman villains who aren't Lex Luthor, or Zod?
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Old March 16 2013, 04:05 PM   #5508
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For the sake of argument?
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Old March 16 2013, 04:20 PM   #5509
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Brainiac would be cool.
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Old March 16 2013, 07:54 PM   #5510
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Exactly, so why NOT use Superman villains who aren't Lex Luthor, or Zod?
Probably because most of Superman's other villains are a lot more weird and fantastical than Zod.

Nolan and Snyder have talked a lot about making this a more "grounded" world, so having Supes go up against killer robots, giant aliens, or monstrous mutant versions of himself would probably defeat that a bit.

At least for the first movie. I'm sure we'll see some version of those other characters in the sequel.
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Old March 16 2013, 08:34 PM   #5511
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Nolan and Snyder have talked a lot about making this a more "grounded" world, so having Supes go up against killer robots, giant aliens, or monstrous mutant versions of himself would probably defeat that a bit.

At least for the first movie. I'm sure we'll see some version of those other characters in the sequel.
Which is why the grounded approach sucks ass. As good as Nolan's Batflicks are they were equally disappointing in some regards because of the limitations set by themselves(!).

I hope you're right and they cut loose for sequels.
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Old March 16 2013, 10:42 PM   #5512
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Nolan and Snyder have talked a lot about making this a more "grounded" world, so having Supes go up against killer robots, giant aliens, or monstrous mutant versions of himself would probably defeat that a bit.

At least for the first movie. I'm sure we'll see some version of those other characters in the sequel.
Which is why the grounded approach sucks ass. As good as Nolan's Batflicks are they were equally disappointing in some regards because of the limitations set by themselves(!).

I hope you're right and they cut loose for sequels.
I have to admit Shazam! I always crack up looking at your avatar, especially because I have to agree with you in regards to not liking it grounded. I enjoyed the Nolan bat films, but I'm really hoping once this Superman film does well, we can see another baddy besides Luthor in Man of Steel 2.

Hell, I'd have it so that he's in the film but Superman's facing off with Metallo. Introduce Kryptonite, begin the Superman-Luthor rivalry, AND have some excellent fight scenes.
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Old March 16 2013, 11:04 PM   #5513
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Yeah. I'd like to think after Avengers and Thor they would realize that they can go with the crazier stuff and people will still see the movie. I would love to see Brainiac, Parasite, or Metallo in a big budget movie, most of the animated stuff I've seen with them I've really liked.
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Old March 16 2013, 11:09 PM   #5514
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Crazier is Imperiex, Doomsday, Darkseid, I'd give it to Brainiac but Parasite and Metallo seem like appetizers.
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Old March 16 2013, 11:38 PM   #5515
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Oooh, I can't believe I didn't think of Doomsday or Darkseid, that would be awesome. I'm not familiar with Imperiex.
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Mxyzptlk!
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Old March 16 2013, 11:49 PM   #5517
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For whatever reason, I think we'll see Brainiac in the next film and possibly Doomsday in 3.
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Old March 17 2013, 12:06 AM   #5518
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Oooh, I can't believe I didn't think of Doomsday or Darkseid, that would be awesome. I'm not familiar with Imperiex.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperiex

Yeah, fairly recent in Superman's history. He qualifies as "crazier" villain.
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Old March 17 2013, 12:27 AM   #5519
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Conduit and Metallo seem like plenty grounded villains. Heck, even the Parasite.
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Old March 17 2013, 12:31 AM   #5520
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Crazier is Imperiex, Darkseid,
Wouldn't make sense to save them for a Justice League movie.
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