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Old August 6 2011, 05:37 PM   #2146
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^ And after letting the bullets bounce off him, he ducks to avoid the guns and winces when they hit him.
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Old August 6 2011, 05:38 PM   #2147
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That's the spirit! Now had anybody seen my springboard? Gotta fly!
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Old August 6 2011, 05:43 PM   #2148
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The Molemen need to be the big bad!
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Old August 6 2011, 06:00 PM   #2149
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Not sure if this has been discussed already, but I'm not keen on Russell Crowe as Jor-El. I think he's a top actor, but I guess it's just strange casting. As Jor-El has a British accent (per Brando in the Reeve films) why not get a British actor to play the part? Sir Patrick Stewart as Jor-El? lol... well worse could be done. I guess the roles of Picard and Brando's Jor-El are similar in some sense. Both characters were stoical, wise, etc.
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Old August 6 2011, 06:04 PM   #2150
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^ Who says Jor-El has to be British? George Lazenby played Jor-El (sort of) in the Superboy TV series and he was an Aussie, just like Crowe.
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Old August 6 2011, 06:14 PM   #2151
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I thought Crowe was from New Zealand.
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Old August 6 2011, 06:14 PM   #2152
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Not sure if this has been discussed already, but I'm not keen on Russell Crowe as Jor-El. I think he's a top actor, but I guess it's just strange casting. As Jor-El has a British accent (per Brando in the Reeve films) why not get a British actor to play the part? Sir Patrick Stewart as Jor-El? lol... well worse could be done. I guess the roles of Picard and Brando's Jor-El are similar in some sense. Both characters were stoical, wise, etc.
This is a reboot. There's no reason why they have to mimic or replicate the Donnerverse.There's a black Perry White and an American General Zod too.

Besides, nitpicking about his wandering regional accent in Robin Hood aside, Crowe is fairly adept at doing a 'generic' British accent - A Good Year, Gladiator, etc. I mean, Brando was American, you know?! He was also just doing a non-specific British accent, not speaking in his own one.

As for Patrick Stewart, I think he's too closely identified with Prof X to play another comic-book character.
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Old August 6 2011, 06:18 PM   #2153
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I thought Crowe was from New Zealand.
He was born in New Zealand, but his family moved to Australia when he was a toddler, I believe. He still lives in Sydney.
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Old August 6 2011, 06:22 PM   #2154
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Not sure if this has been discussed already, but I'm not keen on Russell Crowe as Jor-El. I think he's a top actor, but I guess it's just strange casting. As Jor-El has a British accent (per Brando in the Reeve films) why not get a British actor to play the part? Sir Patrick Stewart as Jor-El? lol... well worse could be done. I guess the roles of Picard and Brando's Jor-El are similar in some sense. Both characters were stoical, wise, etc.
That was British accent?
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Old August 6 2011, 06:24 PM   #2155
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Yeah, I know. He just sounded like Brando to me.
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Old August 6 2011, 08:02 PM   #2156
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I hope the bank robbers shot at him repeatedly and then threw their guns at him in frustration.
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Old August 6 2011, 08:07 PM   #2157
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Not sure if this has been discussed already, but I'm not keen on Russell Crowe as Jor-El. I think he's a top actor, but I guess it's just strange casting. As Jor-El has a British accent (per Brando in the Reeve films) why not get a British actor to play the part? Sir Patrick Stewart as Jor-El? lol... well worse could be done. I guess the roles of Picard and Brando's Jor-El are similar in some sense. Both characters were stoical, wise, etc.

Since he's supposed to be Kryptonian anyway, I'm not sure why he needs a British accent--especially in a brand-new reboot that has nothing to do with the old Chris Reeve movie?
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Old August 6 2011, 11:30 PM   #2158
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^ Exactly. We have discussed Russell Crowe's casting and mostly everyone thought it was pretty cool if a bit out of the box which would conform with most of the casting in this movie already. Brando was not doing a British accent, as others have stated he was being himself!
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Old August 6 2011, 11:37 PM   #2159
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Considering he wanted to play Jor-El as a green bagel that's really saying something.
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Old August 7 2011, 07:48 AM   #2160
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Looks like WB has another massive FLOP!! in their hands. Shades of Green Lantern 2, if you will.
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Nope. We'll see in 2013.
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