Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Obiwanshinobi, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Broccoli

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    So Superman is robbing banks now?!?!?! These people JUST DON"T GET IT!!! Time to BOYCOTT!!!!!1!!1!one!!!1
    This movie = FLOP!!!



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  2. Jetfire

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    It is a bank vault...it kinda has a retro feel...which I liked about the image. :bolian:
     
  3. Captaindemotion

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    I still think he looks like Tom Welling. But whatever else you may say about Welling's performance, he looked the part, so that doesn't bother me.
     
  4. Jetfire

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    He stopped the bank robbery! :mallory:
     
  5. Admiral James Kirk

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    I hope the bank robbers shot at him repeatedly and then threw their guns at him in frustration.
     
  6. Captaindemotion

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    ^ And after letting the bullets bounce off him, he ducks to avoid the guns and winces when they hit him.
     
  7. Admiral James Kirk

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    That's the spirit! Now had anybody seen my springboard? Gotta fly! :D
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    The Molemen need to be the big bad!
     
  9. indolover

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    Not sure if this has been discussed already, but I'm not keen on Russell Crowe as Jor-El. I think he's a top actor, but I guess it's just strange casting. As Jor-El has a British accent (per Brando in the Reeve films) why not get a British actor to play the part? Sir Patrick Stewart as Jor-El? lol... well worse could be done. I guess the roles of Picard and Brando's Jor-El are similar in some sense. Both characters were stoical, wise, etc.
     
  10. Broccoli

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    ^ Who says Jor-El has to be British? George Lazenby played Jor-El (sort of) in the Superboy TV series and he was an Aussie, just like Crowe.
     
  11. Admiral James Kirk

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    I thought Crowe was from New Zealand.
     
  12. Captaindemotion

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    This is a reboot. There's no reason why they have to mimic or replicate the Donnerverse.There's a black Perry White and an American General Zod too.

    Besides, nitpicking about his wandering regional accent in Robin Hood aside, Crowe is fairly adept at doing a 'generic' British accent - A Good Year, Gladiator, etc. I mean, Brando was American, you know?! He was also just doing a non-specific British accent, not speaking in his own one.

    As for Patrick Stewart, I think he's too closely identified with Prof X to play another comic-book character.
     
  13. Timby

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    He was born in New Zealand, but his family moved to Australia when he was a toddler, I believe. He still lives in Sydney.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    That was British accent?
     
  15. Admiral James Kirk

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    Yeah, I know. He just sounded like Brando to me. :)
     
  16. Warped9

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  17. Greg Cox

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    Since he's supposed to be Kryptonian anyway, I'm not sure why he needs a British accent--especially in a brand-new reboot that has nothing to do with the old Chris Reeve movie?
     
  18. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Exactly. We have discussed Russell Crowe's casting and mostly everyone thought it was pretty cool if a bit out of the box which would conform with most of the casting in this movie already. Brando was not doing a British accent, as others have stated he was being himself!
     
  19. Admiral James Kirk

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    Considering he wanted to play Jor-El as a green bagel that's really saying something. ;)
     
  20. StarTrek1701

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    Nope. We'll see in 2013.