Superman: The Reboot --- Its official

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captain Craig, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. StarTrek1701

    StarTrek1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Nope. That cast has 'FLOP!!' written all over it. Here's my choice, that would knock with the audience, and really make the new Superman a glamorous movie.

    SUPERMAN / CLARK KENT - Michael Trucco (NuBSG, Pensacola)
    LOIS LANE - Alana De La Garza (Law and Order, The Mountain)
    BRAINIAC - Vin Diesel

    Others, I don't care about. :p
     
  2. SalvorHardin

    SalvorHardin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Star's End
    I say cast Christian Bale to play Superman too.

    This would also lead to an interesting Batman/Superman movie.:p:p
     
  3. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    we wouldn't be able to understand either of them then :)
     
  4. Galactus

    Galactus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002
    Location:
    The High Father
    I will say it again, Luthor stands for something that resonates with some fans of Superman, for others he does nothing which is why they brought on Darkseid in the first place. Darkseid is the villian that no one can stop. A god that strikes fear throughout the universe. He is the ultimate villian. What more perfect villian for Superman than someone that does not even think he is a threat. Superman actually should have taken Luthor out a longtime ago. Nothing prevents him from doing so other than himself. With Darkseid, he doesn't have the power or ability to take down Darkseid.

    And I have said this before, and I will say it again, even in light of TDK, I don't like the Joker either, never have never will. If the Joker was in the Marvel Universe, he would have been killed a longtime ago. I prefer Ra's Al Ghul to the Joker as Batman's top villain any day.

    Old Mixer
    we have chatted long enough that you should know that I am not new to this whole superhero thing.

    Hicks, you definitely need to research Superman more, especially post Crisis. He is not that "super" in his universe if you will.
     
  5. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2000
    Location:
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    Zack Efron as Lex Luthor
    Ashley Tisdale as Miss Teschmacher
    Vanessa Hudgens as Lois lane
    Lucas Grabeel as Superman (I saw the stage show movie, this guy is the alpha male behind the scenes.)
    Corbin Bleu as Otis

    Etc, etc.
     
  6. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2002
    Location:
    Somewhere in Connecticut
    In the opinions of some, that's part of what makes Luthor a good villain, and Superman a hero.

    But as I've said, while I don't agree on a 25-year moratorium, I think the next film, whatever its nature, can do without an onscreen Luthor. If they want to go all "dark and brooding", Superman's worst enemy can be himself. Have him go all Kingdom Come/Squadron Supreme, in his own little universe without other heroes around to help or stop him...he's forced to question how far somebody with his power should allow himself to go...does he need to rule the world to save it?

    Or he could just fight himself in a junkyard, throw some tires and stuff. But not before he sits in a bar and breaks liquor bottles by flicking peanuts at them.
     
  7. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Wherever you go, there you are.
    What an odd statement. Neither company is in the habit of killing off (or at least permanently killing off) popular, longstanding characters.
     
  8. Dream

    Dream Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2001
    Location:
    Hotel Transylvania
    That was the only good thing in that piece of crap Superman III.
     
  9. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Location:
    Mr. Adventure
    Director/Producer: "Darker."
    Fanboy: "This is a good sign, I'm really excited about this new movie."
     
  10. Galactus

    Galactus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002
    Location:
    The High Father
    I haven't read comics in awhile and we no one is ever truly dead, but Marvel has killed, Phoneix/Jean Grey/whoever several times and I think she is currently dead, Green Goblin used to be dead i think, Captain America is currently dead, and I am sure many others. The Joker has not been killed by anyone not even once.


    Ok am I the only one on this board that like Superman III? I have never had anyone tell me they disliked Superman III in person so I am perplexed that so many people hate it. That is differently a topic we have to explore later.
     
  11. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    But will the comic book nerds cry foul that Jason Wynn is Perry White? :)
     
  12. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Wherever you go, there you are.
    Overall, I like Superman III, too. It's flawed to be sure, but it's a fun film.
     
  13. Broccoli

    Broccoli Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 3, 2001
    Location:
    Broccoli
    Agreed. I think it gets a little too much flak around the internet.
     
  14. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2000
    Location:
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    If they just edited back in Richard Pryor's potty mouth, my gods that movie would be fabulous.
     
  15. DarthPipes

    DarthPipes Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Excellent point.

    Let's face it...one of the problems with Superman is that he's an alien with virtually unlimited power. The average person can't really relate to him like they can Batman, Spider-Man, or the X-Men. Luthor is his arch-nemesis and a great villain but can't challenge Superman on a physical level. There's really no character that can.
     
  16. Galactus

    Galactus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002
    Location:
    The High Father
    Ok are you guys actually reading the thread? We have listed several villains that can all clean Superman's clock so please stop with this no one can challenge him angle. It just is not true.

    (I blame this entirely on people thinking Luthor is his arch nemesis)

    And who here really can relate to Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, or Logan. I mean come on really? Don't see how any of them are any more identifiable than Clark Kent.
     
  17. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Well I let a burglar get away without lifting a finger to stop him, and he ended up killing my philanthropist parents. And I have claws that come out between my knuckles. So personally I can related to Bruce, Peter and Logan. But that's just me.
     
  18. Jetfire

    Jetfire Guest

    I don't want to see another Superman movie for atleast 10 years, if one comes out around 2010, it will suck because it will be rushed. Am I crazy?







    JF
     
  19. Um, except for Darkseid... Bizzaro... Parasite... and depending on which incarnation, Braniac. Oh and Zod. Doomsday too (as thin a character as he is)
     
  20. Supervisor 194

    Supervisor 194 Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere between timelines
    It's a mistake to try to make Superman 'relatable' anyway--Clark Kent is the one the audience can 'relate' to and Superman is the one the audience should aspire to. It's a really simple but effective formula that has worked for decades--one that has a mythic enough quality to be timeless.
     

Share This Page