Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. Shazam!

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    Jessica Alba's casting as Sue Storm was a bad as it gets. Whatever colour you think Lois' hair should be just remember that it could be worse.
     
  2. Captain Craig

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    I think it was time for this thread's bi-weekly tangent discussion. :lol: It seems to happen when news is slow and it's been what a few days since we got something!!
     
  3. A beaker full of death

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    You should re-read my post. This is pretty much the opposite of what I said. Lots of Hispanics aren't immediately identifiable as Hispanics. This goes for Jews, Italians.... lots of ethnicities. Hell, I don't look Jewish. But I acknowledge that lots of people do.
    I don't know a damn thing about Alba, whether she's half this or whole that, or what have you. But when she was playing Sue Richards (and I don't think I've seen her in anything else) she looked Hispanic, whether she is or not.
    I don't know why you've seized on this, when I pointed out there were tons of problems with her portrayal of the character (worst of which was that she is just a terrible actress).

    And to try to veer back to the topic, Lois should have dark hair. And yes, Lana must always be a redhead.
     
  4. Nerys Myk

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    Because someone posted this:
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    So what about Alba is "obviously Hispanic"? Nose? Eyes? Mouth? Skull? Jaw? Lips? Ears?
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    I guess Synder's version of Perry White should have been played by a white 40 to 50 year old actor too.


    This is Synder's version of Lois Lane

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    What fun are comic book movies if director's can't explore outside the confines of what's in the comic's?


    It stifles creativity.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Some people like macaroni and cheese. Most people get tired of it, if it's all they're fed. The mac-and-cheese crowd, however, always object to any change at all in the recipe or presentation. That's tiresome to the rest of us.

    Nick Fury is a black guy with an eyepatch who looks like Samuel Jackson. Deal with it.
     
  7. sojourner

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    Amy is cute, but that hat makes her look hideous.
     
  8. StarTrek1701

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    FTFY.
     
  9. Broccoli

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    Man, Amy Adams is, like, death warmed over, becuz she's like old and stuff.
     
  10. StarTrek1701

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    Could care less about her age. Its more of the age difference between her and Cavill (what? 9 years??) plus her looks itself that just doesn't gel with how I've thought of Lois all these years in the comic books. Had this been John Ham being Supes, I wouldn't have a thorn about the age issue. Similarly if they paired Cavill with Danielle Panabaker or Megan Fox, I'd have the same issue, both age and looks wise. The actress portraying Lois should be between 28-32 and have an energetic fresh faced look. Supes should be 27-35, same requirements.

    If I were casting, I'd go with Brandon Routh as Supes and Alana De La Garza as Lois Lane with Erin Karpluk as either Lois or Lana.
     
  11. Myasishchev

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    In what universe is Clark Kent older than Lois Lane? That makes no sense. Does Clark just have a hole in his resume six years deep?

    Also, 32 is pretty young to be on the receiving end of a Pulitzer. There are people that young with Pulitzer journalism awards, but not a lot, and they tend to be the junior parts of journalistic teams who share a prize. I suspect it's also rather young to be a seriously established reporter of a major metropolitan (ha ha) newspaper.
     
  12. Admiral_Young

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    Lois has usually always been older than Clark...except for "Superman: The Movie" where I think it was revealed that the little girl on the train with her mom who sees Clark super speed by is supposed to be Lois as a nine year old. Most other times she's been a few years older. Lois in "Smallville" was in college.
     
  13. Myasishchev

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    Indeed.

    Anyway, contradicting entirely what I just said, I think we all know that Zooey Deschanel should have been Lois Lane.

    But in age makeup, see? So it's still ageist casting, but not ageist storytelling. That's important. Besides, it's balanced out by Gwyn Paltrow being like 500 (but still pretty hot) over in the Iron Man franchise.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    Kidder was five years older than Reeve.
     
  15. Admiral_Young

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    I was for Zooey as well...and first had the thought after seeing "500 Days of Summer" for the first time. She would have been great. Still happy with Amy though. She'll do a good job. We really need some news...
     
  16. Broccoli

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    This comment made me think of something: How come it is acceptable in our society in movies for men to be much, much older than women, but the reverse is bad, especially if the actors cast don't look their age? Adams might be 37, but does she really look 37? Speaking from personal experience, I am always surprised at how old she actually is considering that she still looks like she is in her early 30s at most.

    It is also worth noting that many times, actors don't play their real ages in films. Wasn't Tom Welling and Kristen Bell something like 25 when cast as 15 year olds?
     
  17. Admiral_Young

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    ^ You mean Kristen Kruek right?
     
  18. Broccoli

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    No, I meant Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars. She was something like 10 years older than her character.

    Also, Harrison Ford was something like 8 years older than Indy in KotCS.
     
  19. Admiral_Young

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    Oh my mistake. Yeah casting actors who are actually older than their characters has been a long time tradition in hollywood. I'm not really sure I understand StarTrek1701's point...one he's made before in this thread.
     
  20. Broccoli

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    Speaking of Harrison Ford, he is 9 years older than Karen Allen, but no one complains about the age difference there.
     

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