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Old June 16 2013, 09:18 PM   #6496
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They'll either cast a big name or an interesting character actor whose work is currently winning plaudits.
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^It's not like they need to get a big name in the role to put bums on seats though, is it? Michael Shannon isn't a box-office draw, nor is Kevin Costner the big name he once was. Zane only really had two big hits in his career, Dead Calm and (obviously) Titanic and in neither of those was he the major attraction.

Not that I think he'll play LL in MOS2 but I think they'll cast who they want in the role, regardless of that actor's box-office friendliness.
I hear what you are saying that Superman is relatively star proof--as in they don't need a star to sell it. But, I could see them using a "big name" for the role of Luthor. Be it someone with real acting chops, like Shannon, or a big name. I think it would be to good of a PR thing for Warner's to pass up.

Like Brando as Jor El. Or Crowe as Jor El.

It could go either way.

That said, the box office success will give the team enough cred to make WB's give them freedom of casting.
I agree with both of you. The casting for MOS was excellent, as it was for Nolan's Batman trilogy. And what was a lot of fun with both MOS and the Batmovies was that for the most part, nobody saw the casting coming. Well, Bale had been a bit of a fanfave for some time before BB, while Henry's name had been bubbling under, owing to his auditions for Returns, Casino Royale etc. But neither were shoo-ins by any means.

My best bet is still, whether it's acclaimed character actor or big-name draw, it'll be someone who'll surprise us. I don't see them going 'Oh, let's get Johnny Depp, cos he's hot, or let's get Chris Cooper, cos he was great as the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-man 2.'
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Old June 16 2013, 09:43 PM   #6497
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They need to be concerned with the abilities and reputation of the actor rather than with his perceived resemblance to one or more of the ways Luthor has been drawn in the comics. Anyone can shave their head.
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Old June 16 2013, 10:03 PM   #6498
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They need to be concerned with the abilities and reputation of the actor rather than with his perceived resemblance to one or more of the ways Luthor has been drawn in the comics. Anyone can shave their head.
Which I think they did that with MOS. And will continue to do so. Because it makes the most sense.
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Old June 16 2013, 10:34 PM   #6499
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Old June 16 2013, 10:39 PM   #6500
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Har, har.
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Old June 16 2013, 10:42 PM   #6501
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Burt Reynolds is Iron Man?

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Old June 17 2013, 12:51 AM   #6502
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^John Shea and Michael Rosenbaum haven't exactly been smacked with the ugly stick either. I think Billy would be an excellent Lex.
"My Luthor" tends to be a heavyset guy with a look of contempt on his face.
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Old June 17 2013, 12:59 AM   #6503
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"My Luthor" tends to be a heavyset guy with a look of contempt on his face.
Rush Limbaugh?

Could work.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:03 AM   #6504
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Marlon Brando, in Colonel Kurtz mode natch.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:52 AM   #6505
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Talk about being fast tracked if true.

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Old June 17 2013, 03:12 AM   #6506
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They can't do something comparable to this movie within a year. If they try it, they'll be making a big mistake.

I don't expect this will happen.
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Old June 17 2013, 03:17 AM   #6507
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I call BS on that report. No authoritative source...just more of the wishful thinking on a JLA movie that's been constant since 2008 despite no evidence of a plan in place.
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Old June 17 2013, 03:21 AM   #6508
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Really, I'd say a second superman movie is 2-3 years away and any JL movie is 5 or more years away. If they're going to go the Marvel route they got other characters to give movies to first. (I'd argue Batman doesn't really need one and can just be brought into the JL movie already established with a new actor and some lip service to his (new) past.) And, again, I'd love to see a Wonder Woman and an Aquaman movie at the very least before we get near a JL movie.
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Old June 17 2013, 03:22 AM   #6509
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WB can do Man Of Steel II by 2015. It's pretty clearly their intention to approach this in the opposite way from Marvel, doing a JL movie first and using it to launch other single-character movies - and that's perfectly fine as long as it's being managed by people who clearly know what they're about, like Nolan and Goyer. The idea that "the competition did it this way and it's succeeded so we should do the same thing" is nearly a guarantee of always being second best. Green Lantern was much closer in tone and overall approach to one of the Marvel movies than the Dark Knight movies and Man Of Steel are, and it's the one that disappointed.
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Old June 17 2013, 03:24 AM   #6510
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Personally I'm much more interested in seeing MOS sequels than a Justice League movie. It feels like Superman's story just barely got started here, and there are so many interesting new possibilities with this new storyline.

I'd hate to have another IM2 situation where they're using half the movie to set up the Justice League idea.
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