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Old December 11 2013, 09:57 AM   #436
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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I really, really, really hope they don't go with Doomsday. I like the suggestion of Momoa as Vandal Savage, though Vandal and Lex (surely they'll have Lex?) in the same movie seems a bit too similar.

Metallo as the brick could work, or Parasite for something completely different.

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Pretty much spot on. The examples of China in the 15th century and the Ottoman Empire after its peak in the early 17th century stand as very good analogies to the inward-looking nature of Kryptonian society (thus explaining the abandonment of space exploration, as the Chinese abandoned maritime exploration, scuttling the finest fleet in the world to date) and their blithe refusal to do anything in the face of evidence that something is seriously wrong mirrors many forms of cognitive dissonance found in real life (climate change denial being only one of several, though clearly the most direct analogy).
Honestly, there was a part of me wishing we'd seen more of Kypton's last days, it was a lot more compelling than I'd expected.
Have you ever read any of the World of Krypton comic book serieses?
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Old December 11 2013, 11:07 AM   #437
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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.... I like the suggestion of Momoa as Vandal Savage....
You know, I could see Momoa as Lobo.

That'd fun.
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Old December 11 2013, 11:25 AM   #438
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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I've written more than you'd know lol
How much of your fan fiction is actually published lol
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Old December 11 2013, 02:31 PM   #439
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Movie Doomsday vs. Comicbook Doomsday.
Either one would better than Smallville's Doomsday.
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Old December 11 2013, 02:33 PM   #440
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I've written more than you'd know lol
How much of your fan fiction is actually published lol
I write original fiction
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Old December 11 2013, 04:22 PM   #441
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.... I like the suggestion of Momoa as Vandal Savage....
You know, I could see Momoa as Lobo.

That'd fun.
I was thinking that. But wasn't there some talk recently of The Rock as Lobo in his own movie?
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Old December 11 2013, 04:42 PM   #442
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

This was probably responded to already;

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Even if she was able to gain any muscle mass, it would never be enough and she'd just be a semi-muscular short stick woman anyway.
You are horribly incorrect. Laughably incorrect. Disastrously incorrect.

I suspect a mild bit of trolling is in play here, but I have to ask: Have you ever in your life done any weight training whatsoever? If not, have you ever known personally anyone who has ever done any weight training whatsoever?

And, let it be known, that 5'9" is not "short". The average height for a white american woman is 5'5".

So let's work on your list a bit:
"Even if she was able to gain any muscle mass, it would never be enough and she'd just be a semi-muscular above-average height stick woman anyway, if she failed to complete her prescribed regimen."

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My comments about her body type are accurate, she's shot and skinny, like your average model.
This is incorrect. Or perhaps I am unclear about to which model you are referring. Requirements for a female fashion model from the big agencies are 5'9"-6' 110-130lbs.

I'm not sure of her weight. In some pics she could be in that weight range. She is at the low end of the height requirement. However, the requirement is specifically not short.
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Old December 11 2013, 05:54 PM   #443
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I was thinking that. But wasn't there some talk recently of The Rock as Lobo in his own movie?
There was, but The Rock said it's not happening anymore. Jett at Batman on Film, who sometimes has good sources within Warners, says Momoa isn't up for Martian Manhunter or Lobo. He says he's up for a regular Superman villain. Some of the geek news and rumor sites are saying that Warners is putting out misinformation to keep an element of surprise, though, so who knows.
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Old December 11 2013, 06:16 PM   #444
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How much of your fan fiction is actually published lol
I write original fiction
I guess "original" in this context means "nobody is ever going to read it except maybe my mom".
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Old December 11 2013, 06:44 PM   #445
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

My wife is a fan of the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman TV-series and likes the Gadot casting.
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Old December 11 2013, 07:03 PM   #446
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Here's what I don't get about casting an 8 foot tall behemoth... How thick is Steve Trevor?

He's dictating wonder woman fan club love letters to his secretary Diana Prince.

"Hey cutey, I'm just going to rap, let my romance juices flow and you just put it all down to paper like a good chickadee, groovy."

(I really have no idea what time period I think that is set in.)

Can you picture Steve losing his Secretary to Oliver North for a month as the result of a bad hand in poker?

One of the images from New Frontier that still makes me winces is when President Eisenhower slapped Diana on the rump to say that she had been a good girl. America almost had it's second President in a wheel chair that day. So much restraint.
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Old December 11 2013, 07:06 PM   #447
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I guess "original" in this context means "nobody is ever going to read it except maybe my mom".
Maybe, but a few people have read it. It might be a tough sell, because my stuff is odd. But there's no call to degrade work you've never read. Even if you have read it,give someone credit for trying. I don't diss any of the fiction on this board.
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Old December 11 2013, 07:31 PM   #448
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I write original fiction
I guess "original" in this context means "nobody is ever going to read it except maybe my mom".
Maybe, but a few people have read it. It might be a tough sell, because my stuff is odd. But there's no call to degrade work you've never read. Even if you have read it,give someone credit for trying. I don't diss any of the fiction on this board.
While I largely agree with you point, you are being a little bit hypocritical. You are, in fact, dissing fiction on this board. Man of Steel. You certainly aren't giving them credit for trying something different. Sure, did it work? Well, that's opinion. But, they didn't set out of make a bad movie. No one does.

So, I don't think you can get all up on a high horse.

And just for the record, if it hasn't been clear in this thread, I don't really think Man of Steel was all that good.
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Old December 11 2013, 07:46 PM   #449
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Even when I was 11 years old, I could have written a better story than this. Please.
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I guess "original" in this context means "nobody is ever going to read it except maybe my mom".
Maybe, but a few people have read it. It might be a tough sell, because my stuff is odd. But there's no call to degrade work you've never read. Even if you have read it,give someone credit for trying. I don't diss any of the fiction on this board.
If you're going to make a claim like you did in the first quote it's probably a good idea to have something to back up that claim with. As far as I know you are not a published author and you have not presented us with any of your our writing for review. I'd say iguana was well within his rights.
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I was thinking that. But wasn't there some talk recently of The Rock as Lobo in his own movie?
There was, but The Rock said it's not happening anymore. Jett at Batman on Film, who sometimes has good sources within Warners, says Momoa isn't up for Martian Manhunter or Lobo. He says he's up for a regular Superman villain. Some of the geek news and rumor sites are saying that Warners is putting out misinformation to keep an element of surprise, though, so who knows.
Thanks for the info, that's interesting.

Can't help but feel that introducing Doomsday (if its him) in only this Superman's second big screen outing is a little early. Obviously, there's no reason why they should follow the story from Death of Superman but it's what Doomsday is best known for. Some story like that probably has more resonance with a Superman who the public has known and loved for some time. Also, I wonder if a Doomsday storyline would just lead to more havoc and destruction of the type that dominated the end of MOS.
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