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Old January 10 2012, 05:07 AM   #4051
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I like that casting, and I'm happy to know that Hamilton will be featured in the movie.
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Old January 10 2012, 05:09 AM   #4052
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The casting in this movie has been incredible...maybe this late casting announcement gives some credence to that Bradley Cooper/Luthor rumour, which i've not seen confirmed still.
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Old January 10 2012, 06:00 PM   #4053
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Here's a question, don't know if it's worth to open a whole thread about it. Superman basically has strength of plot, right? If he needs to lift an entire continent, he can, if he needs to fly faster than light to travel through time, he can. His heat vision can burn through any material in no time if the plot requires it.

But does any of that exhaust Superman? Will he get breathless/weak after an hour of flight and needs to take a sunbath?

It would be kinda cool if they made an effort in the movie to keep it consistent (at least inside the movie). In Superman Returns he did need to take a sunbath, but because he was stabbed. And then it looked like lifting the crystal island took him just as much power and effort as lifting the airplane in the first act.
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Old January 11 2012, 12:18 AM   #4054
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But does any of that exhaust Superman? Will he get breathless/weak after an hour of flight and needs to take a sunbath?

Per Miller and Byrne, yes. Fucking ridiculous.
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Old January 11 2012, 01:52 AM   #4055
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In the Byrne reboot era, it was mentioned once that he needed two hours a sleep a day.

Though, I don't understand why that would be "fucking ridiculous". If anything, like all living creatures, it makes sense that he'd need to rest and recharge at least a little bit. Then again, I also don't get enraged over the make believe biology of a fictional character.
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Old January 11 2012, 08:41 PM   #4056
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To me, it makes more realistic, and enjoyable if he does actually get tired, and needs to recharge. While I have enjoyed the Superman stuff I've seen, I've found it a little annoying at times just how powerful he is.
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Old January 12 2012, 08:19 AM   #4057
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A beaker full of death wrote: View Post
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But does any of that exhaust Superman? Will he get breathless/weak after an hour of flight and needs to take a sunbath?

Per Miller and Byrne, yes. Fucking ridiculous.
Why? Even in the Pre-Crisis era, Superman was shown to sleep and need rest.
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Old January 12 2012, 08:47 AM   #4058
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"Superman: The Animated Series" and the Timm Verse in general showed a significantly de-powered Superman who even got beat up and tossed around at times.
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Old January 12 2012, 09:05 AM   #4059
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I like a "Superman who sweats" as Byrne put it a few decades ago.
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Old January 12 2012, 09:11 AM   #4060
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I have never really cared much about Superman's power capabilities as a limitation or frustration. To me that's the challenge as a writer. To make that concept work. I tend to think fans make a big deal about this particular subject. Look at "All Star Superman" for example. Morrison decided to write a Superman that was immensely powerful, near the end of his career. It is generally considered one of the greatest Superman stories ever.
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Old January 12 2012, 03:30 PM   #4061
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But does any of that exhaust Superman? Will he get breathless/weak after an hour of flight and needs to take a sunbath?

Per Miller and Byrne, yes. Fucking ridiculous.
The notion that he wouldn't need rest is "fucking ridiculous".
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Old January 12 2012, 05:42 PM   #4062
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Truck from Superman Movie...

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=85896

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Old January 12 2012, 06:20 PM   #4063
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"Superman: The Animated Series" and the Timm Verse in general showed a significantly de-powered Superman who even got beat up and tossed around at times.
Well even the Christopher Reeve Superman wasn't all-powerful. He was often shown struggling at different points-- whether trying to catch up with a missle, wincing at an explosion, or getting knocked around by light poles and sewer covers. Hell, after getting knocked senseless by that bus, even taking off seemed to require a bit of effort.

And yeah, he was able to turn the Earth backwards, but he was clearly straining and using every ounce of his power to do it.
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Old January 12 2012, 06:47 PM   #4064
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Hmm, I wonder if that's an after effect from a Kryptonian fight, or Clark's ship crashing.
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Old January 12 2012, 06:49 PM   #4065
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But does any of that exhaust Superman? Will he get breathless/weak after an hour of flight and needs to take a sunbath?

Per Miller and Byrne, yes. Fucking ridiculous.
The notion that he wouldn't need rest is "fucking ridiculous".
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