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Old December 11 2013, 06:44 PM   #451
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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   #452
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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   #453
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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   #454
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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   #455
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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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 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.
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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Old December 11 2013, 07:53 PM   #456
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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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Old December 11 2013, 09:49 PM   #457
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You guys are seriously getting your hopes up on Doomsday? Remember, this is supposed to be Superman vs. Batman...I don't see them squeezing Doomsday into that....

I'm not getting my hopes up on Doomsday. I hope they don't do Doomsday, I fear they ARE doing Doomsday. Doomsday isn't really a character, he was just an excuse to kill Superman so they could sell a lot of books. He was never that interesting to me. He's just a monster that punches hard. Bo-ring.

But, I think they just might be. It's a SUPERMAN sequel, yet they are already bringing in Batman AND Wonder Woman. It's like they don't have any confidence that they can do a sequel just about Superman. And it's not officially Superman VS. Batman... do you really think that the whole movie will literally be one against the other? It will be for a little bit, but, once a foe rears its head, it will take the two of them "working" together to bring down... Lex or Doomsday...

So, while I'm not hoping for Doomsday, I wouldn't be surprised if they do it just because after Lex, he's the most well known villain outside of Brainiac--and they just did a Kyptoinain thing, so...

Doomsday will provide the carnage porn that Snyder is looking for. You can't have a Superman movie without someone that Superman can punch for 15 to 20 minutes. And he ain't gonna punch Batman... or Bats will explode like a hotdog in a microwave.

Doomsday is good enough for an action villain and i really hope it's not Lex Luthor yet as he's done to death in the movies.. out of the 6 Superman movies to date he was the main villain in 3 of them and has appeared in 5 (don't quote me on that.. i'm going from memory and it's been ages i saw the Reeve Superman movies). Just give him a rest even if casting someone like Bryan Cranston would be awesome to see.

As to Superman vs. Batman.. well, their philosophies do clash and i liked the Byrne era introduction where Batman needs his help and in oder to avoid being just captured by Superman tells him that if he is touched by Superman a bomb will go off somewhere possibly killing someone. It is revealed at the end that the bomb was in Batman's belt after all and no one was threatened.

Some time later Superman gives Batman a kryptonite ring as one of the few reliable ways to defeat Superman should he ever get out of control showing a level of trust and friendship that was a far cry from the beginning.

If they go that route and plant the beginning of a deep friendship i will be very satisfied (and i am really curious to see how Affleck will portray him.. Bruce Wayne shouldn't be a problem but seeing him as the Batman should be the kicker).
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Old December 11 2013, 10:48 PM   #458
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

I've been watching the Fast & Furious movies lately. Gal Gadot plays a role in the past three movies of the series. I was surprised to see that she actually does a decent job in the movies. Of course, the movies don't require much in terms of acting ability, but Gadot seems to have decent screen presence.

You guys might laugh at me, but her performances (most notably in Fast & Furious, where she gets the most screentime) are actually filled with some nice nuances. They aren't anything to write home about, but if you read some of the comments online, you'd think Gadot was a terrible actress. Far from it. I can understand why Snyder cast her now. Along with some decent acting ability, she's really gorgeous. She also has a wonderfully exotic voice which should play nice for Wonder Woman.

So, honestly, I don't know what all the hubbub is about. She's not my ideal choice for Wonder Woman (to be honest I always pictured Charisma Carpenter in the role) but I think she's a solid choice. I'm sure with the proper physical training she'll physically resemble the role as well. Even though I'm not a big fan of Zack Snyder as a director, he does know how to pick actors and get decent performances out of them. Despite my negative opinion of Man of Steel, I will concede the performances were one of the best things about that movie.
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Old December 11 2013, 10:51 PM   #459
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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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.
Sorry, you don't get to say that, when you just said this:

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Old December 11 2013, 10:53 PM   #460
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I've been watching the Fast & Furious movies lately. Gal Gadot plays a role in the past three movies of the series. I was surprised to see that she actually does a decent job in the movies. Of course, the movies don't require much in terms of acting ability, but Gadot seems to have decent screen presence.
I agree. As I said earlier in the thread, despite the F&F movies not being acting showcases she nevertheless shows decent acting chops and good screen presence in them, particularly in Fast & Furious 6. Importantly for Wonder Woman, she's displayed that she has a sweetness and a warmth to her, while also being capable of being a badass in action scenes.
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Old December 11 2013, 11:20 PM   #461
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

For anyone who thinks you need to be big and buff to kick ass, I present to you British Martial Arts Champion Chloe Bruce.
She's worked on Thor 2, Kick-Ass 2, PoTC: On Stranger Tides, and John Carter.
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Old December 11 2013, 11:58 PM   #462
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For anyone who thinks you need to be big and buff to kick ass, I present to you British Martial Arts Champion Chloe Bruce.
She's worked on Thor 2, Kick-Ass 2, PoTC: On Stranger Tides, and John Carter.
I think I'm in love.
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Old December 12 2013, 12:05 AM   #463
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Doomsday will provide the carnage porn that Snyder is looking for. You can't have a Superman movie without someone that Superman can punch for 15 to 20 minutes. And he ain't gonna punch Batman... or Bats will explode like a hotdog in a microwave.
I don't doubt there will be a ton of action in this thing, but I can't see them wanting to repeat themselves with the destruction of yet another city like in MOS.

Unlike others here, I give Snyder and Goyer a bit more credit than that, and think they'll try to come up with a different kind of threat for the sequel.
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Old December 12 2013, 12:59 AM   #464
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If they want to introduce Luthor and Kryptonite, I think Metallo would be a more likely choice. Besides, wouldn't Doomsday be done in CGI?
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Old December 12 2013, 02:07 AM   #465
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I don't doubt there will be a ton of action in this thing, but I can't see them wanting to repeat themselves with the destruction of yet another city like in MOS.
The climatic action scene could be outside Metropolis. If they want it to be an action scene where Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman end up teaming up against a villain that would call for a really big threat. I guess you could go for Metallo and pump up his abilities, especially if there were other threats in the mix, like maybe Luthor with Kryptonian tech, but Doomsday would certainly fit the bill.
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Besides, wouldn't Doomsday be done in CGI?
Probably, but they might still cast a name actor for the mo-cap performance.
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