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Old July 3 2014, 05:04 PM   #2716
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting America's greatest symbol of hope and optimism:

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*sigh*
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Old July 3 2014, 05:09 PM   #2717
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

I think it's a safe bet the entire movie won't be as dark and moody as that.
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Old July 3 2014, 05:47 PM   #2718
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Yeah, it'll probably be much more light and upbeat, like the last Superman movie. How many people died in that one, again? 2-3 Million on Earth (ballparking what turning Metropolis into a parking lot would cause, based on what it would do to NYC, plus the fun on the other side of the planet) plus whatever the population of Krypton was. I dunno, go light on the Krypton part and just say an even Billion? Could easily be several times that, but even at that number, the movie was obviously not a Kal-El/Zod buddy comedy
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Old July 3 2014, 05:51 PM   #2719
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Christopher wrote: View Post
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting America's greatest symbol of hope and optimism:

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Looks great.

BTW, most Americans - or people anywhere else - don't look to comic book characters or other fantasy fiction to embody "hope and inspiration." Never have. Fans always look at this stuff through the wrong end of the telescope, assuming that what matters to them is the default for most people.
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Old July 3 2014, 06:02 PM   #2720
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Not to mention that Superman can still be a positive and inspirational hero regardless of what kind of setting he's in. It's not like he suddenly ceases to be inspirational the second he leaves bright and sunny Metropolis.
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Old July 3 2014, 06:14 PM   #2721
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So the picture clearly puts him on a rooftop in Gotham. I wouldn't mind if the story takes him there because of the villain and he happens to cross paths with Batman. I don't want Superman hunting Batman because that would be an insult to the intelligence of both characters.

The picture just screams Zac Snyder's Suckerpunch too.

Guh.
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Old July 3 2014, 06:22 PM   #2722
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In a less overstimulated, less media-saturated time bright colors, upbeat music and so on evoked positive associations. Now, really, they scream that someone is trying real hard to break through the noise of other people selling you something - in order to try to sell you something.
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Old July 3 2014, 06:55 PM   #2723
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I think it's a safe bet the entire movie won't be as dark and moody as that.
But this is the image they choose to present as representative of this film and its protagonist. And that says something about their mindset.

http://comicsalliance.com/dc-comics-...omics-history/
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Old July 3 2014, 06:58 PM   #2724
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Curiously enough, the first BvS news I saw today was that 3 villains had been added to the movie (this doesn't appear to have been an official announcement but was on a few sites). Obviously the pic of Superman has overshadowed it. Conspiracy theorists elsewhere have suggested that the release of the pic was to distract from the story but I tend to doubt it. Anyway, here's that story:

http://geektyrant.com/news/3-villain...awn-of-justice
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Old July 3 2014, 07:24 PM   #2725
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Well...did anyone really think they wouldn't set up Cavill on a Gotham rooftop at some point in the PR process?
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Old July 3 2014, 07:36 PM   #2726
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As to the idea of trying again with a certain government official with a very checkered history?

Sooner or later, someone is going to get that character right.
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Old July 3 2014, 07:53 PM   #2727
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Christopher wrote: View Post
But this is the image they choose to present as representative of this film and its protagonist. And that says something about their mindset.

http://comicsalliance.com/dc-comics-...omics-history/
I doubt it's intended to be representative of the entire film. It's likely just the first of many many promo shots for the movie that will be released over the next year, and one used to tease the idea of Superman visiting the darker world of Gotham.

That said, I do hope Snyder doesn't make all the Gotham scenes that dark and overly moody. I've never really care for that exaggerated depiction of the city either in the comics or Batman Begins, where it's just this dank and completely crime-ridden cesspool that you can't imagine ever actually existing in the US.
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Old July 3 2014, 08:02 PM   #2728
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Next, I want an official photo of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Maybe Snyder will be so kind as to release one by the time Comic-Con starts.
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Old July 3 2014, 08:12 PM   #2729
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I doubt it's intended to be representative of the entire film. It's likely just the first of many many promo shots for the movie that will be released over the next year, and one used to tease the idea of Superman visiting the darker world of Gotham.
Except we already have a full movie's worth of evidence that these filmmakers do not want Superman to be fun, bright, optimistic, or inspiring in any way. And plenty of other evidence that DC as a company believes it has to be as dark and grim as possible in virtually everything it does.
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Old July 3 2014, 08:17 PM   #2730
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Even the new photo highlights that Superman really isn't the focus.

He's standing in Gotham City and not a bright Metropolis

A character specific poster would have been nice
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