Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

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  1. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Admiral

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    That "single data point" comes straight from the comics. The fact that he was also used in the previous films is no different than the use of Jimmy Olsen or Perry White.

    Of course, I'm hoping for a Krypto cameo... ;)
     
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You're not saying much. No one has ever suggested that extrapolation from a single data point is worth a goddamn in reaching a useful conclusion.

    Who's declaring it a "PR failure" except you?

    It's not a bad thing. Zod's a popular character. So are Superman, Lois Lane, and Lex Luthor - go figure.

    You've got a name. You jumped to an unjustified conclusion. That's it.
     
  3. Too Much Fun

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    If this is a reference to "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.", I tip my hat to you, good sir. :techman:
     
  4. Nerys Myk

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    Nope Comet is real honest to God actual comics character that predates Brisco by a couple of decades.
     
  5. Too Much Fun

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    Jeez, how many superanimals are there in DC comics? I'd only heard of "Krypto, the Superdog" and I thought he was one of a kind! :D Maybe the "Brisco County Jr." Comet was an homage, then?
     
  6. Capt_Pickirk

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    There's a super-cat too.

    I think there's a super-bird and a super-fish as well. I could be wrong about those though...
     
  7. Admiral_Young

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    Streaky is the cat's name. Streaky the Super Cat.
     
  8. Dark Gilligan

    Dark Gilligan Writer Fleet Captain

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    There were four "super animals" during the Silver Age: dog, cat, monkey, and horse, Krypto of course being the most known.

    Krypto and the monkey Beppo were from Krypton. Krypto was launched in an experimental spacecraft ahead of baby Kal-El and Beppo stowed away in Kal-El's ship.

    Streaky was a terrestrial cat that gained superpowers and became Supergirl's pet.

    Comet was a centaur named Biron in ancient Greece who was magically cursed into pure horse form. Though he retained human intelligence he could no longer speak. Biron later gained superpowers as well and allied himself with with Supergirl, who named him Comet and was unaware of his true origins. Biron was in love with Supergirl but was unable to profess his love because he was, you know, a horse.
     
  9. Kai "the spy"

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    Now, THAT's what I call a great origin.
     
  10. sojourner

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    OK, this is the difference between a core character and a guest villain.

    How many people would watch Smallville if every episode had Zod as the villain? for 10 years?
     
  11. Savage Dragon

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    And how many movies was Zod the villain in?
     
  12. Sindatur

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    You'd probably get a yes answer, if there was only 2 epoisodes of Smallville in those 10 years, A much fairer comparison, since there ahve only been 2 Superman Movies with him
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    Seeing as this is the 6th big screen Superman movie since 1978 and the first in over 30 years to feature Zod (with 3 in the interim that he wasn't in), that's not really a very good comparison.
     
  14. Gojira

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    I think people need to remember these big budget movies need to bring in casual fans as well as core fans and someone like Zod will be recognizable to the casual fan.
     
  15. A beaker full of death

    A beaker full of death Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Only because of the second movie, before which he was not known to the casual fan.
     
  16. Obiwanshinobi

    Obiwanshinobi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Regardless, Therapist has a point. Haha every time I see that word I think of the SNL skit.

    "I'll take The Rapist for 1000 Alex!"

    "That's therapist, Sean" "This show has reached a new low"
     
  17. Gojira

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    But it doesn't negate my point. The movie needs to bring in casual fans.
     
  18. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Which is a point that I've tried making in this thread several times. Thus why the movie is touching on the origin again.
     
  19. Admiral Buzzkill

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    This is starting to look like it may be a good movie after all.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    @The Seeker....Zod has been in two movies. The start of "Superman: The Movie" and of course the main villain in "Superman II".