Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. Obiwanshinobi

    Obiwanshinobi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I posted the casting announcement in the Zack Snyder will direct Superman thread, but maybe an official thread for Superman until it's release, which is a ways off, is in order.

    so here goes Superman will now be played by:

    <drumroll please>


    Henry Cavill!

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73652
     
  2. bigdaddy

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    Yummy!
     
  3. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    As I said in the other thread, Cavill was attached to play Superman when McG was going to direct.
     
  4. Obiwanshinobi

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    Yeah, I remember his name being tossed around back then and other than Stardust, not familiar with his work. He certainly brings a level of sophistication to the part from the looks of it.
     
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    Awesome, loved him in the Tudors.
     
  6. Professor Zoom

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    All those Brits, taking our damn superheroes!


    ;)
     
  7. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    It's payback for American actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow, Renee Zellweger, and Anne Hathaway nicking famous British parts. :)
     
  8. Obiwanshinobi

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    Welsh Batman, British Superman, Australian Wolverine & Thor, Canadian Green Lantern, well at least we still have Captain America, Iron Man & Hulk.
     
  9. Capt_Pickirk

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    Isn't Gwyneth Paltrow welsh???
     
  10. bigdaddy

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    That wasn't even filmed in America! :brickwall:
     
  11. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    No, she's American. She was born in Los Angeles.
     
  12. Obiwanshinobi

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    Oh yeah British Spider-Man too.
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    I hadn't heard this until I logged into this thread (congrats on starting one Obi-Wan). Good choice, from what I've seen of him. I do feel a little sorry for Brandon Routh but Cavill was also in the running before (as well as for 007), so at least his disappointment in the past has now been made up for.
     
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    Sorry, Mr. Routh. I was rooting for you.
     
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    Not to mention Robert Downey Jr. playing Sherlock Holmes!

    And Kevin Costner playing Robin Hood.
     
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  17. Obiwanshinobi

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    Costner played Robin Hood like 20 years ago, then Cary Elwes after that and now Russell Crowe
     
  18. Captaindemotion

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    A few years ago, it looked like Aussies had superhero & villain roles sewn up - Jackman, Bana (Hulk mk1), Ledger, Weaving, McMahon (Dr Doom). Now it definitely is the Brits' turn.
     
  19. davejames

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    Looks a bit too much like just another generically handsome actor to me (I would have preferred someone with a more distinctive look, like a Bomer or Manganiello), but I guess he'll do.
     
  20. Temis the Vorta

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    Shit, that guy was so booooring in The Tudors. Then again, Superman is an inherently boring character, at least I've always thought so. I ignored the Routh Superman, and I'll ignore this one too. :rommie:

    Nothing is, anymore. America is too expensive. :p
     

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