Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. marksound

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    Superman was my first superhero, going back to the early 60s when I would tie a towel around my neck and jump off the furniture. When I was about 6 I found out that George Reeves was dead. Bad day.

    In 1978 Christopher Reeve's effortless performance did indeed make us believe that a man could fly. Brandon Routh did a great job, but he was not Superman.

    From what I've seen so far Henry Cavill looks like he can pull it off. Hopefully, Superman lives again.
     
  2. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Really? Is this what we're commenting on now?
     
  3. Mr. Adventure

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    I'm not really a fan of the suit but I don't know if its an issue with the suit or just my old man sensibilities. It seems like a sensible notion of what a "real world" suit would look like but I don't really care for how dark it is and some of the details.
     
  4. JD

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    I figured it probably wasn't but since it came from what I believe was an official source, I thought that made it worth mentioning.
     
  5. sojourner

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    Sure, why not? Not saying "Oh noes! teh moveh is ruint!!!". Just noting that in that pic he looks like he might have the flu or something.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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    He's an Englishman standing outside in full sunlight. That's trouble brewing, right there.
     
  7. davejames

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    Agreed! I had no problem with the original look before, but now those red shorts just silly and dated as hell to me.

    Although I will say, as a fan of the SR suit I think the speedo still looks pretty good. Of course I know that's a very minority opinion. Lol
     
  8. Gov Kodos

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    It's the lack or red trunks, there's nothing to breakup the overall darkness of the suit so he looks inordinately pale. The bright background isn't helping. The bubble-wrap texture look of the suit's not doing much for me, either.
     
  9. Captaindemotion

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    :guffaw:Yeah, I know Superman's powers derive from the sun but an English or Irish Superman is more likely to end up with SuperSunburn.
     
  10. SalvorHardin

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    I believe not.
    Superman's suit in MoS is supposed to be what a Kryptonian would wear under the armor, like the armor we see Zod wear.
    To quote from the recent EW magazine:

     
  11. Admiral Buzzkill

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    :lol:
     
  12. sojourner

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    :lol::lol:
     
  13. Takeru

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    So they got rid of the red undies and made the entire suit underwear instead?:guffaw:
     
  14. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Here's the Kotobukiya statue of Superman from Man of Steel. It gives a good look at the design of the suit from a variety of angles.
     
  15. Gov Kodos

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    Does it have a back flap for trips to the outhouse? Otherwise, briefs would be a lot easier for those moments than hauling off a full bodysuit for nature's call.
     
  16. Gojira

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    I also liked the Superman Returns suit. I think it was a nice update from the Reeves era suit.
     
  17. JD

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    If you watch the clip in the trailer where Zod and his followers have been caught, they appear to be wearing the suit with no armor.
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  18. davejames

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    So what's the explanation for why Supes has a cape and they don't?
     
  19. Gov Kodos

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    Edna Mode is the arch villain behind this.
     
  20. Dr.H

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    I assume the reason Supes has the cape while Zod and his minions don't is because the version of the Krpytonian attire Supes is wearing is an ancient version of that suit, while Zod is donning the newer brand which doesn't have it. He does get the suit from the Fortress of Solitude(which according to the EW article has been on earth for centuries before he arrived on Earth, planted there by his ancestors.)
     

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