Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. Agenda

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    John Byrne's Superman looked as much like any good looking, dark-haired dude as he did Chrisopher Reeve. Same goes for Cavill.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    Reeve had a very angular face. Swan's Superman and Cavill have more rounded features.
     
  3. Whofan

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    Didn't Curt eventually modify his Superman to look less square-jawed and more detailed in the 1970s? Then again, could be due to a different inker I suppose.
     
  4. Nerys Myk

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    Yes, Murphy Anderson's inks did add a bit to the look of Swan's Superman.
     
  5. Avalon

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    Nah, not for real. It's just a running joke with JacksonArcher. :) (Have you read the "The Dark Knight Rises Anticipation Station" thread? Hilarity ensues...)
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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    ^ The restraining order joke goes much further back than that...we first brought it up during "The Dark Knight" production :) Tee hee.
     
  7. davejames

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    Love the idea of Zod wearing a black version of Superman's outfit. Makes it seem like more of a standard Kryptonian uniform.

    Be curious to see what the shield looks like...
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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  9. davejames

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    Yeah I think I'd rather just have a strange kryptonian symbol on there. A "Z" for Zod just seems like it would be a little too silly, for some reason.
     
  10. SalvorHardin

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    Wasn't Shannon supposed to be using a mocap suit to make the final one cg?
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    ^ He was. The above photo would appear to be the physical suit.
     
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  13. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Yea. I think that is his ceremonial Council robes from New Krypton...or it is fan art. I did see that in google images. :)
     
  14. Myasishchev

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    I like the sunburst the best.

    I like to think the House of Zod got locked in early and got one of the most basic and (cross-culturally) iconic ones, while El was a little later and had to use a spiffied up version of their name. I mean, if they were handing out symbols to a million families at the dawn of their civilization, only the very coolest is going to get to use the freakin' sun that they worship.

    I also find it interesting that the sunburst is yellow and not red.
     
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  16. JacksonArcher

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    I've been stalking- erm, uhh, "following" - these Batman movies and Christopher Nolan ever since Batman Begins. I met Gary Oldman back in 2004 when they were filming the movie in Chicago.

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  17. Admiral_Young

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    ^ I remember that photo. That's the photo that triggered the restraining order jokes. I'd forgotten though that it went back to Begins lol.
     
  18. JacksonArcher

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    Anyway, flash-forward to today, and people were looking up on the set of Man of Steel here in Chicago.

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  19. The Old Mixer

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    Compare and contrast to Batman Begins, which spends a lot of time showing us how he went from his parents getting killed to dressing up as a gadget-laden bat and fighting crime. B89 brought us in with Batman's career in progress and only related the death of his parents in a brief flashback well into the movie. It didn't even show us why he chose specifically to dress as a bat (a common feature of even one-page comic retellings of his origin)...they didn't get around to that for two more movies.

    It was a Joker origin movie, but not a Batman one.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    Coke Zero product placement in that photo Jackson!
     

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