Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. Dick Whitman

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    There are rumors that Dean and Teri really were involved at some point during the making of the show. She was married for most of its run, so who knows if its true or not. If it was they did not want it getting out. There is a segment of L&C fandom who are stilling hoping they end up together in real life.

    I do not agree with the criticism Cain got as Superman. The idea the show had was that Clark was his real personality. So as Superman he was aloof and unconformable with the attention he got. He wanted to do good but not be a celebrity. It reminded me how many actors are uncomfortable when they have to do interviews and public appearances. But are completely different when performing. Hence the idea of him being a working man with powers. Like real life heroes, cops and soliders, who down play the praise they get by saying they were just doing their job.
     
  2. Chris3123

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    A post-credits scene has been announced, and it's intended to set up the spin-off movie "Girl of Steel"! :eek:

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  3. CorporalCaptain

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  4. SalvorHardin

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    I'm willing to bet that's not an April fools joke but the actual leaked synopsis of the MoS porn parody. :p
     
  5. GalaxyX

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    I was about to say the only way a "Girl of Steel" movie works is if Superman at least shows up for a cameo sometime during the movie, until the end of your post lol.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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    The first year of Lois & Clark was my second-favorite TV version of Superman - childhood attachment to George Reeves's portrayal is too hard to overcome, but otherwise no other version has come close to Cain and Hatcher.

    It would have been impossible to do a modern prime time Superman TV series with any sophistication or adult appeal at all prior to Byrne's reboot. Superman-is-Clark-in-disguise is the only way that Supes makes any plausible psychological sense at all when you think about it. I know Tarantino has a different idea, but I think he's too fond of the 1978 movie. :lol:
     
  7. CorporalCaptain

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    I filter Bill's observation there through the lens of his being a cold-blooded killer.
     
  8. SalvorHardin

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    Some new pics

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  9. SalvorHardin

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    And some info from the Entertainment Weekly article

    Screenwriter, David S. Goyer, reveals to Entertainment Weekly that the children of Krypton (Superman's home planet) are engineered. "People were bred to be warriors or scientists or what-have-you, and there's a whole element in the movie about nature versus nurture," Goyer says. Kal-El is unique because he's a natural conception, free from genetic manipulation to choose his own course in life - which also makes his existence highly illegal.
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    Another major revelation from the article is that Superman's main bugaboo, kryponite, will not be making an appearance in Man of Steel. "I'll be honest with you, there's no kryptonite in the movie," says director Zack Snyder.

    Henry Cavill explains that this time Superman deals with a different type of kryptonite, instead of the green radioactive element fans have grown accustomed to. "Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties." Or as Snyder puts it: "It's all emotional kryptonite."
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    Terrance Stamp portrayed the character as an icy warlord in Superman II, but Shannon sees him as more of a die-hard supremacist. "He actually has some affection for anybody who's a Kryptonian, including Superman," Shannon says. "He doesn't really have any malignant feelings toward him; he just wants him to be patriotic."
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    "All their armor goes on top of the suits," Deborah Snyder explains. But because Superman's a refugee, his iconic outfit in our world doesn't have the snap-on battle gear, which would make him a defenseless man on his own Kryptonian turf.
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    Traue's Faora isn't choking Lois Lane (Amy Adams), but activating a device to help the mere mortal breathe aboard a Kryptonian spacecraft while General Zod negotiates with Superman. (Faora's translucent helmet, meanwhile, helps protect her from sensory overload under our power-giving sun.) "I'm not threatening her, " explains. "I'm a good girl in this shot." Faora "is a psychopath," says Traue. "She is an engineered being, and driven by the need and pleasure of killing."
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    Lois Lane (Amy Adams) - chasing down reports of a wandering stranger who is capable of superhuman feats of strength. "She's very transient. She's ready to pick up and go at a moment's notice," Adams says, noting that the trait is shared by Lois and Clark. "That definitely could be part of what she sees in Superman-not really laying down roots, not developing trust."​
     
  10. Icemizer

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    ^Liking what I am seeing and reading from this article. A completely different take on Superman has me very excited for this film.
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    Everything that I've seen about the film continues to excite me. In fact...I'm even more excited that I have been about it. I can't wait to hear what Hans has come up with score wise as well.
     
  12. Savage Dragon

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    I'm very stoked to see this movie,but I have to admit I am having a hard time getting used to the suit. Still, if they can give me a great Superman movie then I won't really care so much.
     
  13. Enterprise is Great

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    I'm really looking forward to this. Besides Star Trek this is the one movie I really want to see.
     
  14. davejames

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    I kinda like the idea of the engineered Kryptonians, and the fact that even among his own people Superman would be considered a bit of an outsider for being born "natural."

    It also sets up the possibility that he maybe isn't quite as powerful and advanced as Zod and Faora, and has to rely more on his wits and instincts to defeat them.
     
  15. RAMA

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    No
     
  16. sojourner

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    ^As others have pointed out, yes. Those muscle/shoulders are all Cavill. There may be some lining in the suit to help define the "six pack" and some of the veining on the muscles. But the rest of it is his physique.
     
  17. Gojira

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    I am adding Pacific Rim to that list but these are the three movies I really want to see. Sumerman and Star Trek are tied for my number one most anticipated movie.
     
  18. JD

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    Definitely liking what I'm reading and seeing.
    EDIT: I'm glad to see that they are willing to put their own spin on things, rather than just giving us a straight update of stuff we've already seen before.
     
  19. sojourner

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    I wonder if he'll have any of his vision based powers? Macro/micro I could see, but I think it would be in line with this version if he didn't have heat or x-ray vision.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    I'm expecting to see heat vision. I think Cavil teased shaving at comic con last summer IIRC, I think when he was asked a question about Clark's beard in the film.