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Old August 12 2013, 11:52 AM   #481
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

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He's too skinny.
So was Christopher Reeve when he was first cast as Superman. Actors bulk up for roles all the time.

Not that I can really see Bloom as Batman . . ..
I never thought that Reeve bulked up for Superman. He looks just like a man in tights.
No he bulked up, David Prowse (Darth Vader) trained him and put him on a four meal a day high protein diet - when they originally cast him there was a worry that he was too thin to be a convincing superman and there were plans to put pads in the costume:

Christopher got so caught up in the property that he rejected the option to have costume men build his physique with Styrofoam falsies. When signed, Reeve was 6'4", 188 pounds and looked, he admits, "like Jimmy Stewart standing sideways. I had to get to a state where I could believe I was Superman."

To that end, the producer hired body builder David Prowse (who played Darth Vader in Star Wars). After the first workout, Reeve confesses, "I went into the locker room and heaved." But in 10 weeks of weight lifting and a four-meal-a-day high-protein diet, he gained 33 pounds and added two inches to his chest.

As for strength, he raised his initial bench-pressing record of a pathetic 40 pounds to 320.
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Old August 12 2013, 05:57 PM   #482
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Reeve was still a bit lean in the first movie, but by II he was pretty massive. It's most obvious in the face, with became much more square in the second movie.
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Old August 12 2013, 06:19 PM   #483
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Weren't Superman I and II filmed at the same time?
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Old August 12 2013, 06:38 PM   #484
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Weren't Superman I and II filmed at the same time?
That was the original plan, but it didn't entirely work out that way. When they ran behind schedule, they halted filming on Part II in order to concentrate on getting the first film done on time.

So they ended up filming only part of II at the same time, but had to film the rest of it later on (with a new director to boot).
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Old August 12 2013, 06:57 PM   #485
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Ah. Thanks for the clarification.
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Old August 12 2013, 08:09 PM   #486
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I've been marathoning Supernatural lately, so I'm definitely onboard with the fan-casting of Jensen Ackles. Orlando Bloom? Umm... no thank you.
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Old August 12 2013, 08:15 PM   #487
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I was watching DEXTER last night and couldn't help thinking that Michael Hall would be suitably scary and intense as Batman . . ..
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Old August 12 2013, 08:59 PM   #488
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

I guess if Orlando Bloom can beef up then I think he could do well as Batman.
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Old August 12 2013, 09:03 PM   #489
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I just can't see him as Batman.
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Old August 12 2013, 09:56 PM   #490
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I just can't see him as Batman.
Bloom, you mean? Neither can I.

Then again, I remember the fannish uproar when they cast Michael Keaton as Batman. ("Mr. Mom? Give me a break!") But he surprised us all . . . .

And I remember Heath Ledger as the Joker being greeted with skepticism as well.
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Old August 12 2013, 10:07 PM   #491
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I was watching DEXTER last night and couldn't help thinking that Michael Hall would be suitably scary and intense as Batman . . ..
He sure would, but I already fan-cast him as my perfect Lex Luthor.
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Old August 12 2013, 10:13 PM   #492
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I have a feeling the names circling around for the past 7 to 8 years will get second consideration.

People wanted Cavill for Superman Returns.


So far i've heard

Ian Somerhalder- Batman

Matthew Bomer- Another contender for Superman

Michael C Hall- Luthor

Jim Caviezel- Batman and Superman


Those are the few that keep popping up.
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Old August 13 2013, 01:14 AM   #493
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Weren't Superman I and II filmed at the same time?
That was the original plan, but it didn't entirely work out that way. When they ran behind schedule, they halted filming on Part II in order to concentrate on getting the first film done on time.

So they ended up filming only part of II at the same time, but had to film the rest of it later on (with a new director to boot).
They finished the bulk of Superman II under Donner but had to refilm much of it in order to put Richard Lester's name on the movie as it's director.
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

How about Jamie Bamber or Niall Matter?
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Weren't Superman I and II filmed at the same time?
That was the original plan, but it didn't entirely work out that way. When they ran behind schedule, they halted filming on Part II in order to concentrate on getting the first film done on time.

So they ended up filming only part of II at the same time, but had to film the rest of it later on (with a new director to boot).
They finished the bulk of Superman II under Donner but had to refilm much of it in order to put Richard Lester's name on the movie as it's director.
I'm still pissed that the idiot Salkinds fired Donner. That would have been like firing Peter Jackson after the success of the first LOTR! We could have gotten a much better Superman II if Donner had stayed!
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