Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I love the quotes from Cavill and Snyder. I just can't help but feel a little sorry for Routh.
     
  2. Admiral_Young

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    I kind of feel like he got screwed over...oh well.
     
  3. Obiwanshinobi

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    Wait what quotes?
     
  4. JacksonArcher

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    From the article?
     
  5. Admiral_Young

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    I think JA is talking about what they said in the article.

    Damn beaten.
     
  6. Obiwanshinobi

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    Ok I read it on comingsoon.net

    I dunno, screwed is a bit much. Routh did the Singer version, it under performed. WB didn't want a sequel and wanted to reboot entirely which thus leads to recasting. It happens. I'm sure Brandon has moved on by now.
     
  7. davejames

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    Yeah, as much as I like the story SR told, I still feel bad Routh didn't get to do much in his time as Superman except... float around and lift a bunch of stuff.

    I was really looking forward to seeing him in a huge throwdown with a supervillain and crashing through brick walls and stuff. I bet he would have looked pretty badass doing it, too.
     
  8. JacksonArcher

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    Now you're making me wistful. :(
     
  9. Capt_Pickirk

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    Well, Routh did do that in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, I guess that counts. but that was because his character had Vegan Powers.
     
  10. davejames

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    And he probably would have looked a bit older and more "Supermanish" in the sequel too-- at least judging from his appearances on Chuck.
     
  11. Gojira

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    Although I am very willing to give this new guy a chance I too was really looking forward to Routh donning the cape and having another go at an action packed movie. I did like Superman Returns and felt it doesn't deserve a lot of the criticism.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

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    Why would he have to explain it?

    And they're trunks not underwear. I'm not familiar with any style of underwear that includes belt loops and a belt.
     
  13. Kai "the spy"

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    Actually, as far as I can tell, they're not trunks, either, but part of his pants which just happens to be a different color than his legs. Complicated, I know, but that's the way the suit was depicted in the comics when not worn.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    Originally they were trunks. I believe the design was borrowed from circus acrobats.
     
  15. Christopher

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    Acrobats and strongmen, yes. Presumably they wore trunks over their tights so that the shape of certain male anatomical features would not be inappropriately visible.
     
  16. Nerys Myk

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    The thing with a lot of superhero costumes is that artists like to draw them as one pieces or two pieces,depending on the image needed. I've seen Batman's costume hanging in a closet cape, cowl, trunks top, bottom and belt on a single hanger as a once peice. Other times I've seem Batman shirtless ( but with the mask). Even a costume like Spider-Man which usually reads as a single piece ( not counting the mask) has been shown as a two piece.
     
  17. Christopher

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    ^Even in the live-action Spider-Man movies, the mask is clearly integrated with the rest of the costume in most shots, but when he needs to pull it off, suddenly it's a separate piece.
     
  18. Admiral_Young

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    Yeah Routh was essentially Electric Superman in "Scott Pilgrim"! He has shown in the roles since that he's a pretty good and funny actor.
     
  19. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Another revelation from the EW interview is that the two finalists were Cavill and Joe Manganiello:

     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    Yeah I thought it was going to be between those two. I'm glad Henry got it.