Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. Mr. Adventure

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    Zod was used in Smallville as well.

    Luthor in Returns
    Zod in Man of Steel
    Gus Gorman and Nuclear Man in the next?
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    I saw them all at the cinema.
     
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  4. Nerys Myk

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  5. Skywalker

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    You guys are old. :p

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  6. Gojira

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    Zod was used in one major motion picture 32 years ago. There is no evidence that the character is over used.
     
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  8. CorporalCaptain

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    Zod is an interesting character anyway. While of course not essential to the upcoming film, there's an opportunity in Zod to explore what it is about Kal-El that makes him want to use his powers for good, versus taking advantage of them to rule Earth. Evil Kryptonians on Earth provide the contrast for comparison.
     
  9. TemporalFlux

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    The only problem I have with Zod is that it seems to signal a lack of creativity. We've seen Zod and his co-horts in a theatrical film; so the producers need only copy a few familiar aspects and call it a day. Why not something never seen in the theater? Why not Brainiac? Why not Metallo? Why not Parasite? Why not Bizarro? This is what Nolan did with Begins - he gave us Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul (two never before attempted villains). With Superman they decided to just tread old ground. On its face, it's disappointing.

    That said, the film may be fantastic; there's no way to know until we see it. But I go into the film with low expectations based on their choice of theme (Superman vs Zod).
     
  10. Admiral_Young

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    This is a different version of Zod. Michael Shannon won't be playing the Terrance Stamp version that we're all familiar with, we are also getting Faora instead of Ursa, we've only seen Faora in "Smallville". As I mentioned before, I wouldn't be surprised if we get Brainiac in the sequel.
     
  11. JacksonArcher

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    General Zod has a connection to Krypton and he has a human face, so it makes sense to revisit him for this. I think Brainiac is a bit of an outlandish villain to be honest, and the filmmakers may have thought using Zod for the first go around might have been beneficial so they could potentially set-up a more alien villain like Brainiac.

    I have a feeling we'll get Luthor and Brainiac in the sequel (if we get a sequel - but I have a feeling we will) and then probably Metallo or someone along those lines for the third film, however he seems kind of weak for the third entry. It might be better to have Luthor and Metallo in the sequel and then save Brainiac for the third. I'm just thinking aloud, of course.

    Either way, they are clearly establishing a mythology, like Marc Webb did with The Amazing Spider-Man by introducing OsCorp in the first film and then introducing Norman and Harry Osborn in the sequel. Like Admiral_Young said, we'll probably get mentions of LexCorp in Man of Steel and then the filmmakers will likely build on that for the sequel(s).
     
  12. Captaindemotion

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    Me too. Gawd!
     
  13. SalvorHardin

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  14. EnsignRicky

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    In that first picture, it Looks like Supes wasn't too happy with his Big Gulp.
     
  15. davejames

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    Damn, he looks pretty badass in that first pic.
     
  16. A beaker full of death

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    Great. A badass Superman. Just what we needed.
    And so help me, the first person to mention 1939...
     
  17. Icemizer

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    I`m really liking that first pic. Superman looks very unhappy, not something you want to see.
     
  18. The Lensman

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    Well.....1938 Superman WAS a bad ass...and the version that made him crazy popular. :techman:
     
  19. StarMan

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    Props to John Shea - Best Luthor there's been. It's a shame his performance isn't more widely acknowledged.
     
  20. davejames

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    Yeah, I don't get it. How could a Superman fan not want to see him looking badass in a movie? :confused:

    Reeve's stern "Would you care to step outside?" to Zod in SII is one of my all-time favorite superhero moments.