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View Poll Results: Who Do You Want To Play Superman?
Matthew Bomer 10 10.31%
Henry Cavill 8 8.25%
Chace Crawford 1 1.03%
Christian Howard 2 2.06%
John Barrowman 4 4.12%
Jon Hamm 13 13.40%
Brandon Routh 46 47.42%
Tom Welling 15 15.46%
Other. 18 18.56%
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Old August 19 2010, 03:27 PM   #151
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I'd rather see someone with some actual meat on their body, closer to Alex Ross's take. No more scrawny beanpoles, please.
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Old August 19 2010, 05:01 PM   #152
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I'd rather see someone with some actual meat on their body, closer to Alex Ross's take. No more scrawny beanpoles, please.
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Old August 19 2010, 05:16 PM   #153
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That guy looks half retarded.

"Duuuhh, hey Bats...what's goin' on?"
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Old August 19 2010, 05:30 PM   #154
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Checkmate wrote: View Post
I'd rather see someone with some actual meat on their body, closer to Alex Ross's take. No more scrawny beanpoles, please.
All you need to look like Alex Ross' Superman is a barrel chest and the ability to constantly look at everyone with his head tilted way back, staring down his nose at them. Apparently Ross thinks these are the key elements to making someone look powerful.
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Old August 19 2010, 05:59 PM   #155
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And as I pointed out much earlier in the thread, Christopher Reeve was a "scrawny beanpole" when he auditioned for the part. The thing about muscle is that you can always gain more of it.
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Old August 19 2010, 06:04 PM   #156
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Lapis Exilis wrote: View Post
Checkmate wrote: View Post
I'd rather see someone with some actual meat on their body, closer to Alex Ross's take. No more scrawny beanpoles, please.
All you need to look like Alex Ross' Superman is a barrel chest and the ability to constantly look at everyone with his head tilted way back, staring down his nose at them. Apparently Ross thinks these are the key elements to making someone look powerful.
Well in that case, Patrick Warburton!

Who should also play captain marvel.
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Old August 19 2010, 06:29 PM   #157
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Warburton would have been a great choice for Captain Marvel several years ago (I don't really see him as Superman), but in any case he's too old for either role now: he'll be 46 this year.
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Old August 19 2010, 07:05 PM   #158
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46? Say it ain't so! Quick, get him some geritol!! Clearly 46 is waaay over the hill.

Let alone 62... http://www.themovieblog.com/wp-conte...lone-butch.jpg
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Old August 19 2010, 07:09 PM   #159
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All HGH. But he still is THE LAW!
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Old August 19 2010, 07:57 PM   #160
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Brandon Routh is by far the best choice.
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Old August 19 2010, 08:22 PM   #161
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And as I pointed out much earlier in the thread, Christopher Reeve was a "scrawny beanpole" when he auditioned for the part. The thing about muscle is that you can always gain more of it.
You assume I thought he was a good Superman physically. I don't. The only decent thing about the original movie was everything that occurred before he showed up on the screen (ie, his childhood).
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Old August 19 2010, 08:35 PM   #162
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"Duuuhh, hey Bats...what's goin' on?"
One day I would like to see someone with an actual comic book physique play a superhero in a movie. Unfortunately, most people who fit that description can't act...except Arnold Schwarzenegger of course.

I would also like to see someone doing some of the amazing acrobatics Superman and Batman have done in the comics and cartoons...definitely not enough of that in live action movies. I thought someone doing a review of a Parkour-heavy movie made a good point in suggesting, "this is what Batman should be doing in his movies" (jumping from rooftop to rooftop and such).
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Old August 19 2010, 08:59 PM   #163
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^ What about all the crazy stunts George Clooney did in Batman & Robin?
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Old August 19 2010, 09:56 PM   #164
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And as I pointed out much earlier in the thread, Christopher Reeve was a "scrawny beanpole" when he auditioned for the part. The thing about muscle is that you can always gain more of it.
And how much do you actually need to play Superman? Yes you want him to be toned and fit and pretty beefy but he's Super-powered, he's not able to throw cars in the air because he's a steroids freak.
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Old August 19 2010, 11:03 PM   #165
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And as I pointed out much earlier in the thread, Christopher Reeve was a "scrawny beanpole" when he auditioned for the part. The thing about muscle is that you can always gain more of it.
And how much do you actually need to play Superman? Yes you want him to be toned and fit and pretty beefy but he's Super-powered, he's not able to throw cars in the air because he's a steroids freak.
Physiques in comics have become totally freakish. The average drawing of a male superhero by Jim Lee has a thigh as big around as my waist. It's all just moved into the realm of stupid.
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