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Old February 7 2011, 07:49 PM   #376
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I don't have a problem in theory with reusing Zod, but much like with Montalban's Khan, there's no possible way you could ever top or compete with what Stamp did with the role.
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Old February 7 2011, 08:14 PM   #377
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I don't have a problem in theory with reusing Zod, but much like with Montalban's Khan, there's no possible way you could ever top or compete with what Stamp did with the role.

I don't know. Just to play devil's advocate, Jack Nicholson as the Joker was a tough act to follow, but Ledger made the part his own.

Or, going back a few years, Christopher Lee playing Dracula in the shadow of Lugosi . . ..
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Old February 7 2011, 08:17 PM   #378
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I don't know. Just to play devil's advocate, Jack Nicholson as the Joker was a tough act to follow, but Ledger made the part his own.
Yeah, and like the Joker the way to go if Zod appears again is to make the character substantially different from the earlier screen iteration.
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Old February 7 2011, 08:50 PM   #379
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Just because the rumor is Ursa is in it, doesn't mean Zod will be.
It could LEAD to Zod coming, in a sequel, etc.

Perhaps Ursa is just a sign of what is to come....
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Old February 7 2011, 09:07 PM   #380
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^^^
True, there are any number of possibilities, plus it's all rumor at this stage anyway.
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Old February 7 2011, 09:55 PM   #381
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Yeah, and like the Joker the way to go if Zod appears again is to make the character substantially different from the earlier screen iteration.
Which should be easy, since the version of Zod in Superman II had very, very little in common with his comic-book namesake. The original General Zod was a military officer who was a major player in Krypton's space program, and when that program was abandoned following a disaster, he felt betrayed and sought to overthrow what he saw (correctly, as it turned out) as a dangerously short-sighted government. He was something of a Nazi-ish figure, a militant Kryptonian supremacist, but somewhat sympathetic nonetheless. And there have been a variety of different interpretations of Zod in more recent comics as well as in Smallville (though Smallville's version in its 9th season had a number of points in common with the Silver Age Zod -- military leader, somewhat sympathetic, convinced of Kryptonian supremacy).
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Old February 8 2011, 12:41 AM   #382
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I still like the idea of Zod as a villain and if Ursa is in this film than so will he.
One doesn't equal the other. Maybe they simply want a superhuman woman like Ursa in her own right, someone to counterbalance the human Lois Lane.
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Old February 8 2011, 05:20 AM   #383
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For all we know Ursa could only be seen in the Fortress as Superman is looking up information on something.
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Old February 8 2011, 06:07 AM   #384
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For all we know Ursa could only be seen in the Fortress as Superman is looking up information on something.
Kryptonian porn?
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Old February 8 2011, 06:33 AM   #385
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If only this Superman was a hard R. But it's probably PG-13.
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Old February 8 2011, 06:36 AM   #386
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Everything except for the casting of Henry Cavil is rumor at this point. The fact that Diane Kruger denied she had been contacted for the role should be an indication things are murky when it comes to facts about this movie. Until there is more casting news I'm going to refrain from making any more comments.
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Old February 8 2011, 06:55 AM   #387
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But it's fun to speculate.
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Old February 8 2011, 06:58 AM   #388
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Yeah until it becomes not fun.
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Old February 8 2011, 06:59 AM   #389
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You got me there.
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Old February 8 2011, 07:04 AM   #390
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