your SUPERMAN!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by RobertScorpio, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. RobertScorpio

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    Superman Returns gets, I think, a pretty bad rap. It wasn't great, but it I liked it..(could have done with out the suit he wore)...

    If you were Warners, and it was up to you to chose your idea director, and star who would it be?

    Rob
     
  2. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve.

    What? They're not available? Oh. Never mind, then.

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  3. Broccoli

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    William Shatner as Superman. How awesomely terrible would that be!
     
  4. Supreme Admiral

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    I thought Superman Returns were that good? What makes you think that it's get bad rap?
     
  5. tharpdevenport

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    No "name" director, or "name" writer, or famous actor. Instead, aim for an entire cast/crew of fresh faces. Someone who feels passionately about Superman and understands the history, but doesnt' write it to appeal to fanboys and teenagers. A director who wants to have it true to the story's feel. Someone who looks like and emboies what Superman should be.

    Oh, and no John Ottman.
     
  6. Ward Fowler

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  7. Mysterion

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    Ditto from over here, too.

    Reeve pretty muc defines Kal-El/Superman/Clark Kent for me. That first movie perfectly nails the essence of the character and his story.
     
  8. RobertScorpio

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    yadda yadda..but they are going to make it evenutally..so, if even for damage control, who would you get???

    Rob
     
  9. RobertScorpio

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    Because it does get a bad rap...just start a poll here, and see how it does...I know, I did a poll a year or so ago and it got thrashed...which is okay,we all have our own tastes...

    Rob
     
  10. Broccoli

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    That all depends on what you mean by "name". Superman: The Movie had a "name" director and a "name" writer and it turned out great. Superman Returns didn't have "name" writers and I wouldn't necessarily call Singer a "name" director, but that movie tended to be disliked by many.
     
  11. RobertScorpio

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    Very true..SUPERMAN had two name actors (Brando and Hackman..even Glen Ford) to lure in the public. I dont think Donner was a name actor at the time, but definately Mario Puzo was big....

    Rob
     
  12. tharpdevenport

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    Yeah, but compare those "name" actors to today's "name" actors and ... fresh faces, please.
     
  13. Jetfire

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    It doesn't matter who is wearing the suit or playing these other characters if the script sucks and the director doesn't understand who Superman is and why the character has endured for so long.
     
  14. RobertScorpio

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    I think it could be done..

    Jorel...Brando...Connery/Anthony Hopkins could do

    Luthor...Hackman, I actually liked Spacey, and even the kid
    from Smallville..so Luthor, to me, is castable with anyone made bald...My pick? A bald Alec Baldwin

    Jonathan Kent....Glen Ford...Harrsion Ford

    Martha Kent...Don't remember actress in Superman 1....Glen Glose

    SUPERMAN/Clark...Reeve...an unknown who LOOKS like Neal Adam's Superman

    Lois...Margo "where is she now" Kidder....Megan Fox or some other contemporary

    Director? Peter Jackson...Cameron...either SCOTT brother


    Rob
     
  15. Aragorn

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    Director: Joel Schumacher

    Superman: Jim Caviezel
    Lois Lane: Rachel McAdams
    Lex Luthor: John Malkovich
    Perry White: Martin Sheen
     
  16. RobertScorpio

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    other than the director, I LIKE THIS cast!! Great job Aragorn!
    Rob
     
  17. Broccoli

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    If you look at his overall body of work Joel Schumacher is not a bad director. True, his Bat-films were not good movies (although, I liked Batman Forever), but don't discount everything he has done.
     
  18. Captaindemotion

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    Star - Brandon Routh

    Director - Stephen Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson. Though I'd like to see someone less famous who really loves the material given a chance the way Jon Favreau was with Iron Man. Maybe Neil Marshall?

    Writer - Andrew Kevin Walker or Chris McQuarrie, with input from John Byrne and Tom Mankiewicz
     
  19. Thrall

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    Don Draper/John Hamm was born to play Superman.
     
  20. Greg Cox

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    Matt Bomer (CHUCK, WHITE COLLAR) might make a good Superman. He has the right look.