Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. SalvorHardin

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    I believe there have been reports of a fight scene where he uses heat vision.
     
  2. Mike Farley

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    Modern creators are way too in love with Superman using his heat vision like a laser gun to not have it in the movie.
     
  3. Taylirious

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    Very exciting stuff. :)
     
  4. Kelthaz

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    I want to see him use his heat vision like a machine gun. Slaughter thousands of hum -- robots -- with his laser eyes. Pew pew pew!
     
  5. davejames

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    Actually I kinda like that effect as well. At least in the cartoons. I'm not sure it would fit well with their movie's more realistic take though.
     
  6. Alidar Jarok

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    This isn't "realistic" in the sense of Nolan's Batman having realistic villains. This is still an alien with super strength who can fly. I think the only realism they're going for is how he would react psychologically to the world and how they would react to him.

    So I could see heat vision either way.
     
  7. davejames

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    Well if we do, I hope we get the red beams from the cartoons and Donner movies. I didn't really care for the effect in SR or Smallville where it was just waves of hot air emanating from their eyes.
     
  8. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I completely agree... although that effect might be more "realistic" I just want to see something that I remember, something that is just "cool" and makes me feel like an excited kid again.
     
  9. Agent Richard07

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    Those are the ones I'm looking forward to as well.

    I loved the heat vision from Smallville. When I saw that, I thought they finally got it right. I don't want them to go back to laser eyes after that. I prefer the naturalistic approach. There's nothing cool or nostalgic about laser eyes for me.
     
  10. Gojira

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    I actually liked that and I think in the context of this movie beams from the eyes could look cartoon like if not done properly.
     
  11. Dick Whitman

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    naturalistic look to heat emitting from a alien's eyes, who just happens to look human... What would be natural about that... ;)
     
  12. USS Firefly

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    Heating vision ok but blowing so cold to freeze things?
    That's not realistic ;)
     
  13. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Trying, in any reality, to make Supes powers consistent and realistic just won't happen....
     
  14. Hartzilla2007

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    Their actually basically canonizing the whole everyone on Krypton was apparently either a scientist or a criminal joke. :guffaw:
     
  15. Dick Whitman

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    Some of their version of Kal-El being unique partially comes from John Byrne's Krypton. Genetic engineering and controlled breading was a huge part of his backstory. Even Jor-El removing the birthing matrix was breaking the law and made his son unique.
     
  16. the G-man

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    Yeah, I really hate the current "Image comics" style wherein every picture of Superman has to show him with "badazz" glowing red eyes. It's a modern cliche.

    I have the issue. I haven't read it yet, but I glanced at the pics.

    I found it more than a little disconcerting that Ma Kent didn't look much older than Lois Lane.
     
  17. Gojira

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    Today people look younger than their years. The days of older ladies looking like they did in the 1950s and 1960s is long gone. I know women in their 50s and 60s that look very nice. Diane Lane looks pretty typical of todays women her age.
     
  18. SalvorHardin

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    By the way, there has been a viral campaign going on which suggests a new trailer might be online on Sunday, April 14, 5pm PDT/8pm EDT/ midnight UK
     
  19. Anwar

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    I'm a little tired of the "Super duper eldery" person comics cliche. I mean, remember how Aunt May looked like a corpse for years when she really should've only been in her 50s or something?
     
  20. Shazam!

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    If Parker is a teenager, you could even go as far as early 40s if not late 30s.