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Old April 12 2011, 04:03 AM   #1216
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^ Sigh. Casting is not finished yet.
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Old April 12 2011, 04:03 AM   #1217
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@Bad Bishop

There are others in this thread who said they have no problem with Zod also.

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Old April 12 2011, 04:14 AM   #1218
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Jetfire wrote: View Post

If you are gonna make your little remarks DON'T QUOTE ME! There are others in this thread who said they have no problem with Zod also.
OK, I've deleted your quote. Still, it's hard to believe that so many folks are OK with borrowing a concept from a previous Superman film.
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Old April 12 2011, 04:16 AM   #1219
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^ Why wouldn't they be? It's called reinventing and depicting things differently. Nolan's Batman films did this. I think "Man of Steel" will do the same as well. I think it's a narrow minded viewpoint for a fan to have that something will be the same just because it was used previously.
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Old April 12 2011, 04:16 AM   #1220
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I changed my post. I don't think they are remaking anything here they are going to use the character in an original way...I hope.
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Old April 12 2011, 04:17 AM   #1221
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Because people usually love superhero movies for their daring originality.
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Old April 12 2011, 04:25 AM   #1222
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Damnit! This movie also has Superman and Lois Lane in it. Talk about unoriginal. Who the hell wants to see Lois jump into Niagra Falls again to get Clark to reveal he's Superman?!?!?
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Old April 12 2011, 04:26 AM   #1223
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^ LOL.
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Old April 12 2011, 04:34 AM   #1224
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Because people usually love superhero movies for their daring originality.
I love the unpleasable fanbase!

"OMG! They are doing the same thing AGAIN! Ugh...hacks!"

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"OMG! Something is different! They clearly don't get it! Boycott!"
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Old April 12 2011, 04:39 AM   #1225
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[sarcasm]Also, Martha Kent will be in it, so Clark obviously will have half of his weekly salary send to her. Since reboots never change anything.[/sarcasm]
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Old April 12 2011, 04:41 AM   #1226
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^ Silver haired too, no doubt.
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Old April 12 2011, 06:27 AM   #1227
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Michael Shannon talks about his casting of Zod.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=76343
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Old April 12 2011, 02:56 PM   #1228
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Hearing this guy talk I wanna hear him say "Kneal before Zod", Superman:"I refuse to kneal before you." Zod:" Forget about it."
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Old April 12 2011, 03:34 PM   #1229
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I still don't think this Zod choice can be justified as being a good idea because it will be a "re-interpretation". What happened to "If it a'int broke, don't fix it?". I was all for a new Joker because as fun as Nicholson was, he didn't come close to fully fleshing out such a potentially fascinating and complex character. I'm all for a new Bane, because Bane in "Batman & Robin" was an absolute zero of a character that did nothing but grunt and growl out one word exclamations.

On the other hand, General Zod, as played by Terence Stamp was PERFECT just the way he was. Completely unique and iconic in a way that even Nicholson wasn't. Over 30 years later, people are still talking about "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD", creating ironic websites about him and using his image for satirical purposes, like so:

Kneel, indeed. Were I younger, more impulsive, and immature enough to not realize that they don't make a difference, I'd start a petition campaigning to make sure no one else ever plays this role.

As I said before, I guarantee you they'll go for a more serious take on the character and IT DOESN'T NEED THAT. As much as T-800 in the Terminator movies, Marty McFly, Inspector Clouseau, Indiana Jones, John McClaine, Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, Ashley J. Campbell, Snake Plissken, Rocky Balboa, Jack Sparrow, Tony Montana, Michael Corleone, The Tramp and countless other iconic characters, this is a role that I think should only ever be played by one actor and never re-cast.

And I'll back up the person calling Michael Shannon a relative unknown. I'm a huge movie buff who watches tons of movies per year (to be fair, most of them are old) and I don't recall ever seeing him in anything. His IMDB page says he was in three movies I've seen: "Groundhog Day", "Vanilla Sky", and "Tigerland". He didn't leave enough of an impression (or had too small a role) for me to remember him in any of those. I do wish I'd seen "8 Mile" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and probably will in the future.

Not every person nominated for an Oscar is well-known and not everyone watches HBO. This is all moot, though, because it doesn't matter how famous or not famous an actor is, as long as they're right for the part. I've got nothing against Michael Shannon, I just don't think anyone is right for this part besides the man who already played it. As far as I'm concerned, no one else can ever put their 'stamp' on the character.
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Old April 12 2011, 03:40 PM   #1230
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Callum Blue played Zod on Smallville & will play him again in an ep before the series ends...so it isn't like no one in live action hasn't played Zod since Terence Stamp. Michael Rosenbaum played Zod in Lex's body at the end of S5 & Beginning of S6. You can try to argue that it is only on TV but lets be real...'Man Of Steel' is a new movie that will be made as if nothing has come before it according to Zack Snyder.
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