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Old July 8 2014, 10:00 PM   #2851
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Reeve's cape is so extremely short.
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Old July 8 2014, 10:13 PM   #2852
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

It's not the size, but how you use it.
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Old July 8 2014, 11:43 PM   #2853
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IMO the Dean Cain suit looks the worst. Routh's suit is actually fairly bright. It's the filter Singer used in the film that makes it looks dark.

What amazes me about this serie of photos is just his skinny Reeve looks now. Growing up, he looked, well, like Superman to me. Now he looks rangy and toned, to be sure, but very lean and lithe at best compared to Cavill, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale etc. Probably a reflection on how fitness training, nutrition etc has come on in 35 years or so.
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Old July 9 2014, 12:10 AM   #2854
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Actually that was just an early promo shot of Reeve. He looked a bit bigger in the actual movie (and even bigger in SII).
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Old July 9 2014, 12:45 AM   #2855
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davejames wrote: View Post
Actually that was just an early promo shot of Reeve. He looked a bit bigger in the actual movie (and even bigger in SII).
Yes, he's much bulkier here.

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Old July 9 2014, 02:32 AM   #2856
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The Reeve suit almost looks like something you can pick up at a Halloween costume shop. It's so smooth and shiny. It looks like a costume more than actual attire.

At the time the screen test suit was Halloween worthy








Reeve's final suit would be compared to Cavill's in this day and age
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Old July 9 2014, 02:34 AM   #2857
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That also shows how skinny he was going in. There were articles in the media at the time about how much he bulked up for the role. IIRC, his trainer was David (Darth Vader) Prowse.
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Old July 9 2014, 02:55 AM   #2858
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Back when the strongman/circus strong man workout was the norm for working out routine/embodiment of a strong guy


What would we call the recent trend in Hollywood with Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth and Henry Cavill be called?

They don't seem to be aspiring towards the strong man type workout anymore.

Just wondering what we would call it.
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Old July 9 2014, 03:57 AM   #2859
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Being really really jacked.
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Old July 9 2014, 04:07 AM   #2860
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Nobody does it better.

Also Reeve looked pretty stocked from these head shots back in the day.
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Old July 9 2014, 10:25 AM   #2861
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Actually that was just an early promo shot of Reeve. He looked a bit bigger in the actual movie (and even bigger in SII).
Ah, I did wonder at how I'd never noticed this before.

I think Routh and Cain were both saddled with suits which failed to make the most of their physiques. If you watch the extras on the SR discs, Brandon was really well built but the suit sort of compresses his muscles. Also, IIRC, Singer said that he didn't want him to look cut or ripped (I'm paraphrasing but that was the gist of it), just strong so they didn't give him the sort of veiny look that Cavill has in MOS.

Cavill to me looks to have been in the best physical shape of any actor to play Superman but I think he's helped also by a suit which does the most to define and show off the body of the actor playing the role. Obviously the colour and texture aren't to everyone's taste as this thread shows but it definitely does a lot to flatter the person in it. Not that he needed much flattering, obviously!
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Old July 9 2014, 11:53 AM   #2862
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IMO the Dean Cain suit looks the worst. Routh's suit is actually fairly bright. It's the filter Singer used in the film that makes it looks dark.

Wow. That's the first time I've seen the Cain suit in years. I actually remember really enjoying that show when I was little, but that is just painful to look at now.
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Old July 9 2014, 03:39 PM   #2863
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Actually that was just an early promo shot of Reeve. He looked a bit bigger in the actual movie (and even bigger in SII).
Ah, I did wonder at how I'd never noticed this before.

I think Routh and Cain were both saddled with suits which failed to make the most of their physiques. If you watch the extras on the SR discs, Brandon was really well built but the suit sort of compresses his muscles. Also, IIRC, Singer said that he didn't want him to look cut or ripped (I'm paraphrasing but that was the gist of it), just strong so they didn't give him the sort of veiny look that Cavill has in MOS.

Cavill to me looks to have been in the best physical shape of any actor to play Superman but I think he's helped also by a suit which does the most to define and show off the body of the actor playing the role. Obviously the colour and texture aren't to everyone's taste as this thread shows but it definitely does a lot to flatter the person in it. Not that he needed much flattering, obviously!

In things like "Chuck" Routh was pretty big. He could have been Cavill sized big with the right training.

But as you said it was the Superman Returns suit that downplayed things.
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Old July 9 2014, 04:03 PM   #2864
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It's just called being ripped or cut-up. Very low body fat and various techniques for staying pumped up during a shoot. Exercise routines emphasize abs and often the lateral and trapezius muscles of the back.
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Old July 9 2014, 04:42 PM   #2865
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If anyone is into fitness training or at least knowing how actors get in shape for superhero and action hero roles, I thought this was a fascinating article:

http://www.mensjournal.com/article/p...-hero-20140418

I note also that WB have announced their comic-con line up. Somewhat surprisingly, there is no official mention of BvS on it. However, with there seeming to be a big emphasis on Batman (not just Gotham, but the onscreen history of the character, it seems likely that there'll be some presentation about the movie:

http://moviehole.net/201477698warner...ic-con-line-up
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