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Old April 15 2011, 05:10 PM   #1306
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Re: Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

There's a super-cat too.

I think there's a super-bird and a super-fish as well. I could be wrong about those though...
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Old April 15 2011, 05:57 PM   #1307
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Streaky is the cat's name. Streaky the Super Cat.
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Old April 15 2011, 06:44 PM   #1308
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There were four "super animals" during the Silver Age: dog, cat, monkey, and horse, Krypto of course being the most known.

Krypto and the monkey Beppo were from Krypton. Krypto was launched in an experimental spacecraft ahead of baby Kal-El and Beppo stowed away in Kal-El's ship.

Streaky was a terrestrial cat that gained superpowers and became Supergirl's pet.

Comet was a centaur named Biron in ancient Greece who was magically cursed into pure horse form. Though he retained human intelligence he could no longer speak. Biron later gained superpowers as well and allied himself with with Supergirl, who named him Comet and was unaware of his true origins. Biron was in love with Supergirl but was unable to profess his love because he was, you know, a horse.
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Old April 15 2011, 07:22 PM   #1309
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Comet was a centaur named Biron in ancient Greece who was magically cursed into pure horse form. Though he retained human intelligence he could no longer speak. Biron later gained superpowers as well and allied himself with with Supergirl, who named him Comet and was unaware of his true origins. Biron was in love with Supergirl but was unable to profess his love because he was, you know, a horse.
Now, THAT's what I call a great origin.
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Old April 15 2011, 07:24 PM   #1310
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It's a PR failure that the first thing we learn is that the villain will be the same as the second movie.
I heard it has a lot of the same characters as the first one - some guy called Clark Kent is in it for sure.
OK, this is the difference between a core character and a guest villain.

How many people would watch Smallville if every episode had Zod as the villain? for 10 years?
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Old April 15 2011, 07:47 PM   #1311
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And how many movies was Zod the villain in?
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Old April 15 2011, 07:49 PM   #1312
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sojourner wrote: View Post
JoeZhang wrote: View Post
It's a PR failure that the first thing we learn is that the villain will be the same as the second movie.
I heard it has a lot of the same characters as the first one - some guy called Clark Kent is in it for sure.
OK, this is the difference between a core character and a guest villain.

How many people would watch Smallville if every episode had Zod as the villain? for 10 years?
You'd probably get a yes answer, if there was only 2 epoisodes of Smallville in those 10 years, A much fairer comparison, since there ahve only been 2 Superman Movies with him
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Old April 15 2011, 08:25 PM   #1313
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It's a PR failure that the first thing we learn is that the villain will be the same as the second movie.
I heard it has a lot of the same characters as the first one - some guy called Clark Kent is in it for sure.
OK, this is the difference between a core character and a guest villain.

How many people would watch Smallville if every episode had Zod as the villain? for 10 years?
Seeing as this is the 6th big screen Superman movie since 1978 and the first in over 30 years to feature Zod (with 3 in the interim that he wasn't in), that's not really a very good comparison.
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Old April 15 2011, 08:51 PM   #1314
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I think people need to remember these big budget movies need to bring in casual fans as well as core fans and someone like Zod will be recognizable to the casual fan.
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Old April 15 2011, 10:28 PM   #1315
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I think people need to remember these big budget movies need to bring in casual fans as well as core fans and someone like Zod will be recognizable to the casual fan.
Only because of the second movie, before which he was not known to the casual fan.
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Old April 15 2011, 10:32 PM   #1316
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Regardless, Therapist has a point. Haha every time I see that word I think of the SNL skit.

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Old April 15 2011, 10:35 PM   #1317
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A beaker full of death wrote: View Post
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I think people need to remember these big budget movies need to bring in casual fans as well as core fans and someone like Zod will be recognizable to the casual fan.
Only because of the second movie, before which he was not known to the casual fan.
But it doesn't negate my point. The movie needs to bring in casual fans.
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Old April 15 2011, 10:38 PM   #1318
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^ Which is a point that I've tried making in this thread several times. Thus why the movie is touching on the origin again.
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Old April 16 2011, 12:21 AM   #1319
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This is starting to look like it may be a good movie after all.
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Old April 16 2011, 12:34 AM   #1320
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@The Seeker....Zod has been in two movies. The start of "Superman: The Movie" and of course the main villain in "Superman II".
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