Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. JD

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  3. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Man of Steel had a huge opening day in the UK. From The Hollywood Reporter:

     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

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    The likelihood of a fast-tracked direct sequel to this, created by the same people, is 120 percent.
     
  5. Nerys Myk

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    Man of Steel II speculation

    Luthor retro-engineers his battlesuit from Kryptonian tech. Zod's armor reminded me of Lex's battlesuit from the 80s.
     
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    Looking for Brainiac to figure in the sequels. Plus a reimagined Kandor.
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Well, I can see Luthor appearing in the sequel but not as the main threat to Earth or to Superman. These guys can certainly find a more sophisticated way to use him - a number of writers for the comics have, after all, in the last thirty years.
     
  8. Nerys Myk

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    An idea I had for a sequel, after Superman Returns, involved Brainiac and Metallo. Brainiac providing the smarts and Metallo the muscle. I figure that would work for a Man of Steel sequel as well.
     
  9. Trekker4747

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    I just hope if Luthor is in the sequel he has some shuckster real-estate scam planned. We don't see that side of Luthor enough.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    Uhg, I hate Real Estate Luthor.
     
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    Luthor would have a hard time topping Zod's real estate scheme in this one....

    I could see him making use of Kryptonian technology and/or taking advantage of the state of affairs at the end of this film in any numbers of ways, but a more modern version of Luthor wouldn't be wearing the battlesuit himself.
     
  12. davejames

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    Well we already saw the LexCorp trucks, so it seems pretty clear that they're going for that version of the character.

    Although I have to admit..... after L&C, STAS ,and the comics of the last 20 years, I'm frankly kind of bored with that version of the character as well.
     
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    I hate Real Estate Luthor as well. I've always wondered if on some level it wasn't intentional parody of "Build A Giant Robot To Rob Banks Luthor" from the old comics - a supposed world-class genius whose ambitions were laughably picayune.

    Byrne's rethinking of the character as a narcissist who used his extraordinary gifts to make himself incredibly wealthy, successful and effectively beyond the reach of the law most of the time has always seemed the most credible version and remains my favorite.
     
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    Luthor the business tycoon, more akin to Lionel from Smallville... The devil in a suit and tie. No over the top, please no giant islands of kryptonite >.< .

    Tho i do hope we see kryptonite in the next one, its an iconic part of the mythos, and as a collectors item, replicas are as close to an item from that universe as one can get.
     
  15. Ovation

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    If Luthor is used, then I demand Christina Hendricks be cast as Miss Tessmacher because…well, just because.
     
  16. The Old Mixer

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    To give credit where it's due, I recall reading somewhere that corporate Luthor was more Marv Wolfman's brainchild.
     
  17. Nerys Myk

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    Byrne says it went down like this
     
  18. Agent Richard07

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    We could always keep this going as the news thread for the sequel.

    As for Lex Luthor...

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  19. The Old Mixer

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    Interesting stuff...and I read a lot more of that page, too...! ;)
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    Got back from it and absolutely loved the film! This actually exceeded my already high expectations, and want to see it again already. I'll do a review of it in the other thread in a while but yes...just was fantastic.

    I think we'll get the corporate tycoon Lex myself in the next one as well.