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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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old August 19 2010, 11:17 PM   #166
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Jon Hamm should be Superman.

He has the chiseled face that people seem to want to see, he is a very good actor, and also pulls off the trenchcoat/hat Clark Kent look very well (haven't seen him with glasses though). He really seems to have the look of the alex ross superman.

Alas, WB probably wants someone younger to make a franchise with. Of course that kind of thinking got us the really uninspiring Kate Bosworth and Routh.
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Old August 19 2010, 11:32 PM   #167
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I keep hearing about this John Hamm. Isn't he the guy who played this totally extraneous character in Boston Legal for a while? They brought him in, he had nothing to do, and he eventually left?

Guy had no personality at all, if it is him.
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Old August 19 2010, 11:43 PM   #168
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^ You're thinking of Craig Bierko.
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Old August 20 2010, 12:10 AM   #169
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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.
Schwarzenegger could act?

Well, he has demonstrated a flair for comedy. But it was his larger-than-life screen presence that made him a genre icon, not his mastery of nuanced emotional expression.
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Old August 20 2010, 12:57 AM   #170
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Bring back Routh.
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Old August 20 2010, 01:56 AM   #171
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Screw it. Ryan Reynolds for Superman. It'll make the Justice League movie even cheaper.
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Old August 20 2010, 11:28 PM   #172
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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.
Schwarzenegger could act?

Well, he has demonstrated a flair for comedy. But it was his larger-than-life screen presence that made him a genre icon, not his mastery of nuanced emotional expression.
Yeah, I wasn't totally serious about that (hence the wink), but I don't think he's completely useless as an actor. He doesn't seem able to handle any heavy drama, but given certain constraints, he can be perfect in some roles.

"Terminator 2" for example, where he plays a usually serious character, but is kept mostly monosyllabic, and of course, every action movie he's done (including that one) where he's required to do that cutesy, one-liner action hero comedy.

You're right, his range seems extremely limited when it comes to emotional expression, that's why it was such a fiasco having him play Mr. Freeze in "Batman & Robin" and expecting him to be able to convey the poignancy of that character's backstory from "Batman: the Animated Series".

Regarding Jon Hamm as Superman, I agree that he has the look, and by all accounts seems capable acting-wise (I've never seen "Mad Men"), but let's be realistic and consider what the producers need/want - they're looking to start a franchise here. I think ultimately he'd be considered too old. They need someone in the 20s or at the most 30s to star in Superman movies every few years for an extended period. Part of why Bale's casting was ideal for Batman was because he was only about 30 when he was cast.
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Old August 21 2010, 01:50 AM   #173
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^ Arnold turned in a fairly decent emotional performance in End of Days.
I mean, for him.
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Old September 7 2010, 07:55 PM   #174
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Okay, I voted. As long as the film is good, the actor who plays Superman will be too. Cough- Hopefully- cough- =]
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Old September 20 2010, 02:49 PM   #175
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Bump - seems Hamm has more or less ruled himself out of contention.

http://www.moviehole.net/201026498-n...m-for-superman
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Old September 20 2010, 02:57 PM   #176
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Well, not quite "ruled out..."

”I think unless Superman’s power was the power of being really old… I maybe aged out of that competition”, says Hamm, who appears in the new film ''The Town''.


That’s not to say Hamm wouldn’t be interested in the movie, noting that he’d like Warner Bros to run the idea by him anyway.
It sounds like he just doesn't think they would want him for the role (due to age issues). Personally, I think they need an older Superman, but I agree that it might be difficult to convince Hollywood executives to avoid casting some guy in his mid-twenties.
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Old September 24 2010, 08:06 AM   #177
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Hamm seems open to the idea...if it comes his way.

Joe Manganiello would be great...I wish I would have heard about him before I created this thread.
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