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Old October 28 2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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SMITH + FAVREAU + SUPERMAN

I know this will never happen. I know Kevin Smith was given a chance to take on writing a Superman script in the 90's...

Wouldn't this be the best bet for a Superman film to be a success???

Kevin Smith & John Favreau I think could really make the epic Superman movie we have been hoping for since the Superman I & II.
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Old October 29 2009, 01:03 AM   #2
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I thought the title was referring to Will Smith.
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Old October 29 2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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I really like Kevin Smith but I don't think his style is a good fit with Superman. I read his script and I wasn't impressed at all.
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Old October 29 2009, 01:47 AM   #4
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Kelso wrote: View Post
I thought the title was referring to Will Smith.
As did I. That would be a very out there casting choice for Supes/Clark Kent....like Nick Cage out there...

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I really like Kevin Smith but I don't think his style is a good fit with Superman. I read his script and I wasn't impressed at all.
In fairness to Smith, he wasn't really given a free reign to do what he probably wanted to do. He was told to put various, occasionally bizarre, things in the script by Jon Peters.
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Old October 29 2009, 01:51 AM   #5
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The best part about Kevin's script was hearing him tell about how it came apart.

"Giant fucking SPIDERS!"
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Old October 29 2009, 03:20 AM   #6
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In fairness to Smith, he wasn't really given a free reign to do what he probably wanted to do. He was told to put various, occasionally bizarre, things in the script by Jon Peters.
Yeah, I know. I saw "An Evening with Kevin Smith". My problem with the script wasn't so much the plot devices that were force on him, but the dialogue. IMO he didn't change his style enough to make it appropriate to a Superman film.
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Old October 29 2009, 04:28 AM   #7
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I thought the title was referring to Will Smith.
As did I. That would be a very out there casting choice for Supes/Clark Kent....like Nick Cage out there...
Cage at least looked a little like the character might look. I'm sorry, but casting Smith would be like casting a blonde guy as Superman.

Bringing comicbook characters to life onscreen should mean they LOOK like the character.

I hate the idea of putting just ANYONE who's "cool" or "a bombshell" into a role and figuring it'll fly.

No pun intended.
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Old October 29 2009, 10:52 AM   #8
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A blond guy could dye his hair.
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Old October 29 2009, 11:28 AM   #9
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Will Smith could dye his face.
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Old October 29 2009, 02:47 PM   #10
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Will Smith could dye his face.
So he'd be the black dude, playing the alien dude, playing the white human dude.

Ok.
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Old October 29 2009, 03:18 PM   #11
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I thought the title was referring to Will Smith.
As did I. That would be a very out there casting choice for Supes/Clark Kent....like Nick Cage out there...
Cage at least looked a little like the character might look. I'm sorry, but casting Smith would be like casting a blonde guy as Superman.

Bringing comicbook characters to life onscreen should mean they LOOK like the character.

I hate the idea of putting just ANYONE who's "cool" or "a bombshell" into a role and figuring it'll fly.

No pun intended.
I agree in principle with what you're saying but I actually think Will Smith would be a better Superman than Cage. I like Cage a lot, but he is too quirky, offbeat, redneck, stoner, geeky and balding to be Superman. Smith at least looks like a conventional square-jawed superhero.

I'd take a black Superman over a balding one with a mullet and nose the size of the Fortress of Solitude. Remember the pic that was doing the rounds here a few weeks ago? Eeeeek!
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Old October 29 2009, 06:22 PM   #12
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^ Or they could, I dunno, cast someone who looks like Superman.
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Old October 29 2009, 07:15 PM   #13
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Hard Howler wrote: View Post
I really like Kevin Smith but I don't think his style is a good fit with Superman. I read his script and I wasn't impressed at all.
Wow..a first!! You and I agree on this totally!!!

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Old October 29 2009, 07:19 PM   #14
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In fairness to Smith, he wasn't really given a free reign to do what he probably wanted to do. He was told to put various, occasionally bizarre, things in the script by Jon Peters.
So Jon Peters was the first Avi Arad?
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Old October 29 2009, 07:25 PM   #15
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In fairness to Smith, he wasn't really given a free reign to do what he probably wanted to do. He was told to put various, occasionally bizarre, things in the script by Jon Peters.
So Jon Peters was the first Avi Arad?
Jon Peters was involved? I will give smith a pass on this one then..oye...

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