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(New Musical Express)   Henry Cavill says his portrayal of Superman will be "realistic." You know, like all the other aliens who draw strength from the sun and fight bald people   (nme.com) divider line 122
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2012-09-04 11:28:32 AM  
"Realistic" is going to mean "gloomy" Isn't it?

Does the world really need Emo Superman?
 
2012-09-04 12:03:41 PM  

bloobeary: "Realistic" is going to mean "gloomy" Isn't it?

Does the world really need Emo Superman?


I think so. If there isn't some sort of self-assessment where he is balancing having the power of a God with the mind of a man, it is going to look hopelessly out of time. And if it is just Lex Luthor and another Kryptonite Island, what is the point? If they were working toward a Justice League movie I could see a simpler take, but if it is just Superman the story has to be emotional. It's his only other vulnerability.

/ Well, there is magic, but we're not geting into that shiat in a movie. Hopefully.
 
2012-09-04 12:26:39 PM  
There is no way- NO WAY this movie should have anything to do with evil real estate.
 
2012-09-04 12:26:54 PM  

vartian: bloobeary: "Realistic" is going to mean "gloomy" Isn't it?

Does the world really need Emo Superman?

I think so. If there isn't some sort of self-assessment where he is balancing having the power of a God with the mind of a man, it is going to look hopelessly out of time. And if it is just Lex Luthor and another Kryptonite Island, what is the point? If they were working toward a Justice League movie I could see a simpler take, but if it is just Superman the story has to be emotional. It's his only other vulnerability.

/ Well, there is magic, but we're not geting into that shiat in a movie. Hopefully.


I can't imagine how a Justice league movie will work. Superman just doesn't work in the same world as Nolan's batman and unless they wait a decade or so I can't imagine moviegoers accepting a radically different portrayal.
 
2012-09-04 12:29:05 PM  

bloobeary: "Realistic" is going to mean "gloomy" Isn't it?

Does the world really need Emo Superman?


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2012-09-04 12:32:05 PM  

Snapper Carr: bloobeary: "Realistic" is going to mean "gloomy" Isn't it?

Does the world really need Emo Superman?

[img577.imageshack.us image 400x306]


This. The world has already had 10 years of weekly Emo-Dawson's-Creek Superman.

/but it gave us Erica Durance in various costumes over the years, for which I am eternally grateful.
 
2012-09-04 12:34:22 PM  
Depower him.

i830.photobucket.com

DC wastes their best material.
 
2012-09-04 12:37:21 PM  
I don't care what you say Subby, I'm excited for this movie. Also, I enjoyed Superman Returns.
/Not a troll
 
2012-09-04 12:41:04 PM  
Superman ... now with con trails!
 
2012-09-04 12:42:00 PM  
I have my doubts about a new Superman movie, but you have to admit that it has a strong cast.
 
2012-09-04 12:43:51 PM  
what is the point of this reboot?
what happened with the last reboot a few years ago?
 
2012-09-04 12:45:11 PM  

DubyaHater: I don't care what you say Subby, I'm excited for this movie. Also, I enjoyed Superman Returns.
/Not a troll


the part when superman catches the airplane and sets it down on a ball field is spectacular. the rest is just kinda meh.
 
2012-09-04 12:45:28 PM  
Y'know, realistic doesn't have to mean emo.
cammyscomiccorner.com

Also, what Vartian said. I'd rather my Superman be relatable rather than a plot point the other characters revolve around.
 
2012-09-04 12:45:34 PM  

DubyaHater: I don't care what you say Subby, I'm excited for this movie. Also, I enjoyed Superman Returns.
/Not a troll


3/10
 
2012-09-04 12:46:17 PM  

Freakin Rican: what is the point of this reboot?
what happened with the last reboot a few years ago?


It sucked, like really badly. And they want more money for their franchise. Might not be legit reasons, but they are to the execs who make the decisions.
 
2012-09-04 12:48:22 PM  
The film's script has been written by David S Goyer, whose previous credits include Batman Begins Good..... and Jumper Shiat.......

So we got a 50/50 shot here.
 
2012-09-04 12:50:15 PM  
As long as Superman gets his long-awaited rematch against Newcleus...

/wicky wicky wicky
 
2012-09-04 12:50:34 PM  
I'm happy I no longer care about these things and can read this stuff and just..not care.

It's so much better than when I was bitter and angry.
 
2012-09-04 12:50:44 PM  
I sense the fail in this movie.
 
2012-09-04 12:55:05 PM  

Braindeath: I'm happy I no longer care about these things and can read this stuff and just..not care.

It's so much better than when I was bitter and angry.


This also. In a way... I'm almost to the point where I just don't care about any superheroes that aren't Marvel's cinematic universe. I still occassionally find myself wanting to get some DC digital comics (the Superman Beyond one has me intrigued a little), but other than that... Meh.

/however, I still loves me some Batman Animated Series and Batman Beyond.
 
2012-09-04 12:55:42 PM  

thecpt: Freakin Rican: what is the point of this reboot?
what happened with the last reboot a few years ago?

It sucked, like really badly. And they want more money for their franchise. Might not be legit reasons, but they are to the execs who make the decisions.


also, the last Superman movie was NOT a reboot. It was a direct sequel to Superman 2 and continued the original Christopher Reeve Superman.

Which is alot of why it sucked.

/Seriously, Lois's kid in the movie was a direct product of the sex scene with Lois and a de-powered Superman in Superman 2.
 
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2012-09-04 12:58:52 PM  

Snapper Carr: bloobeary: "Realistic" is going to mean "gloomy" Isn't it?

Does the world really need Emo Superman?

img577.imageshack.us

That should read "FABULOUS" not "SMALLVILLE"

 
2012-09-04 01:04:28 PM  

Cosmoboy: Y'know, realistic doesn't have to mean emo.


No, but in modern pop-culture marketing jargon it usually does.
 
2012-09-04 01:05:25 PM  
I'm a bald person, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-09-04 01:07:11 PM  
I am an alien (legal with green card), living in the US, but get my super powers of being an annoying twit from large doses of mtn dew. The movie should be about me obviously if they want reality.
 
2012-09-04 01:10:45 PM  

vartian: bloobeary: "Realistic" is going to mean "gloomy" Isn't it?

Does the world really need Emo Superman?

I think so. If there isn't some sort of self-assessment where he is balancing having the power of a God with the mind of a man, it is going to look hopelessly out of time. And if it is just Lex Luthor and another Kryptonite Island, what is the point? If they were working toward a Justice League movie I could see a simpler take, but if it is just Superman the story has to be emotional. It's his only other vulnerability.

/ Well, there is magic, but we're not geting into that shiat in a movie. Hopefully.


I suspect you are right, but here's hoping you are 100% wrong. After a too long string of angsty Batman and Spiderman movies, I'm ready for a semi-brainless superhero popcorn movie. There a reason The Avengers was the top grossing movie this year.
 
2012-09-04 01:14:52 PM  
That coif is certainly from another farking planet.
 
2012-09-04 01:15:51 PM  

Persnickety: vartian: bloobeary: "Realistic" is going to mean "gloomy" Isn't it?

Does the world really need Emo Superman?

I think so. If there isn't some sort of self-assessment where he is balancing having the power of a God with the mind of a man, it is going to look hopelessly out of time. And if it is just Lex Luthor and another Kryptonite Island, what is the point? If they were working toward a Justice League movie I could see a simpler take, but if it is just Superman the story has to be emotional. It's his only other vulnerability.

/ Well, there is magic, but we're not geting into that shiat in a movie. Hopefully.

I suspect you are right, but here's hoping you are 100% wrong. After a too long string of angsty Batman and Spiderman movies, I'm ready for a semi-brainless superhero popcorn movie. There a reason The Avengers was the top grossing movie this year.


Yup. Kind of tired of the gritty/realistic approach. I want something fun. College Humour has a great short right now that kind of goes into that....

Dark Knight meets the Avengers
 
2012-09-04 01:16:05 PM  

Millennium: Cosmoboy: Y'know, realistic doesn't have to mean emo.

No, but in modern pop-culture marketing jargon it usually does.


Yeah, It's just my goal to throw up an image of 'Secret Identity' into every Superman thread I can. At least until the whole world has read it. I think it was the last good Superman story, other than the one with Manchester Black....
 
2012-09-04 01:17:31 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

The last realistic Superman. He stopped a bullet.
 
2012-09-04 01:22:49 PM  
As long as his acting doesn't consist of just doing a Christopher Reeve impression, I'll happily check it out.
 
2012-09-04 01:29:47 PM  
I'm excited they finally casted a Lois Lane that can actually act:

edgblogs.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-09-04 01:31:05 PM  

wiwille: I'm excited they finally casted a Lois Lane that can actually act:

[edgblogs.s3.amazonaws.com image 350x417]


One that's actually hot is a plus too.
 
2012-09-04 01:32:07 PM  
The last movie wasn't great, but it wasn't as bad as the Spiderman sequels. It was too dark (not gritty... literally too dark, the movie was just dimly lit most of the time) and had a weak story, the potential was there.

Persnickety: I suspect you are right, but here's hoping you are 100% wrong. After a too long string of angsty Batman and Spiderman movies, I'm ready for a semi-brainless superhero popcorn movie. There a reason The Avengers was the top grossing movie this year.


Superman has to be the one of the hardest characters to portray well because he has virtually no weakness. I'm as suspicious of this new movie as anyone, but I do have that sliver of hope that this one could be the first one to get it right since Richard Donner. Nothing wrong with using his emotions as that really is his greater weakness. His love of Lois and of mankind in general.

Raug the Dwarf: Yup. Kind of tired of the gritty/realistic approach. I want something fun.


Hard to judge off the bat on one comment from the actor. There is an entire field of possibility between 'realistic' and 'the worst Stargate: Universe had to offer'. I think the newer Batman movies struck a great balance there but had to come off on the dark side because... it's goddam batman that's what it is that's the story. I guess what I'm saying is gritty/realistic doesn't HAVE to be depressing, it's just been done that way a whole lot.

Here is to hoping they just make a damn fun movie that isn't too campy but also doesn't make you want to cut your wrists in the theater. I'm praying that's what 'realistic' means.

/Richard Donner cut of Superman II rules
 
2012-09-04 01:33:14 PM  
By "realistic" they mean that he will realize that his power allows him to rule over a world made of cardboard and populated with ants?
 
2012-09-04 01:42:48 PM  

Cosmoboy: Millennium: Cosmoboy: Y'know, realistic doesn't have to mean emo.

No, but in modern pop-culture marketing jargon it usually does.

Yeah, It's just my goal to throw up an image of 'Secret Identity' into every Superman thread I can. At least until the whole world has read it. I think it was the last good Superman story, other than the one with Manchester Black....


Secret Identity being the "last good Superman story"? You know about this, right?

upload.wikimedia.org

Also, read Superman: Last Family of Krypton. It has a similar vibe to Secret Identity, but with a rather larger scope.

Man, if they want to make a billion dollars easily, they should just adapt the Manchester Black story to live action. Seen the animated movie? Holy crap, even better than the comic!
 
2012-09-04 01:44:07 PM  

Cosmoboy: wiwille: I'm excited they finally casted a Lois Lane that can actually act:

[edgblogs.s3.amazonaws.com image 350x417]

One that's actually hot is a plus too.


Are you saying that the casting of a twenty-three year-old woman portraying a character with a five year-old child who was conceived while the character was working as a respected reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper was poorly decided?
 
2012-09-04 01:44:57 PM  
I guess he won't do like the old TV shows did.. where he stood there and took all the 'bullets', then ducked when the empty gun was thrown at him.
 
2012-09-04 01:44:58 PM  

Fano: By "realistic" they mean that he will realize that his power allows him to rule over a world made of cardboard and populated with ants?


Some people would look at that and see their own godhood, and some would look at that and be terrified of every step they took. If they can pull of the later and do it well, it could be interesting.
 
2012-09-04 01:50:24 PM  

rocky_howard: Cosmoboy: Millennium: Cosmoboy: Y'know, realistic doesn't have to mean emo.

No, but in modern pop-culture marketing jargon it usually does.

Yeah, It's just my goal to throw up an image of 'Secret Identity' into every Superman thread I can. At least until the whole world has read it. I think it was the last good Superman story, other than the one with Manchester Black....

Secret Identity being the "last good Superman story"? You know about this, right?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x385]

Also, read Superman: Last Family of Krypton. It has a similar vibe to Secret Identity, but with a rather larger scope.

Man, if they want to make a billion dollars easily, they should just adapt the Manchester Black story to live action. Seen the animated movie? Holy crap, even better than the comic!


That was terrifyingly awesome when Superman went absolutely nuts on Manchester. It's nice when Superman reminds us of why he's the Big Blue Boy Scout.
 
2012-09-04 01:51:18 PM  

Cosmoboy: Y'know, realistic doesn't have to mean emo.
[cammyscomiccorner.com image 322x500]

Also, what Vartian said. I'd rather my Superman be relatable rather than a plot point the other characters revolve around.


You know, just add crutches and that picture makes Superman look like the cripple kid from Breaking Bad.
 
2012-09-04 01:54:59 PM  

vartian: Fano: By "realistic" they mean that he will realize that his power allows him to rule over a world made of cardboard and populated with ants?

Some people would look at that and see their own godhood, and some would look at that and be terrified of every step they took. If they can pull of the later and do it well, it could be interesting.


That always bugged me about Superman. Imagine the mental strain of controlling every move you make so you don't accidentally level a building.
 
2012-09-04 01:55:18 PM  

vartian: Fano: By "realistic" they mean that he will realize that his power allows him to rule over a world made of cardboard and populated with ants?

Some people would look at that and see their own godhood, and some would look at that and be terrified of every step they took. If they can pull of the later and do it well, it could be interesting.


As godlike as Superman is, he can't be everywhere at once. He can't solve every problem, he can't stop every crime. There's plenty of drama for Superman if the writers are wiling to explore his psyche. That's one reason Superman II was so awesome. Superman was forced to evaluate what being Superman meant to him against a happy life with Lois.

You could get a lot of mileage out of Superman just burning himself out mentally by refusing to stop - he sees crime, and just keeps going and going.

Also, as shiatty a movie as Superman III turned out to be, it did raise the question of Superman's temptation to use his power for his own ends. That could be explored further.
 
2012-09-04 01:56:23 PM  

rocky_howard: You know about this, right?


Ugh, yes, I dunno how it slipped my mind. Agreed it was farking great.
 
2012-09-04 01:57:34 PM  

Digitalstrange: The film's script has been written by David S Goyer, whose previous credits include Batman Begins Good..... and Jumper Shiat.......

So we got a 50/50 shot here.


Actually 33%. He wrote ghost rider: spirit of vengeance as well.
 
2012-09-04 01:58:23 PM  

imgod2u: That always bugged me about Superman. Imagine the mental strain of controlling every move you make so you don't accidentally level a building.


I always thought about more in the 'Unbreakable' sense.
 
2012-09-04 02:01:57 PM  

Cosmoboy: wiwille: I'm excited they finally casted a Lois Lane that can actually act:

[edgblogs.s3.amazonaws.com image 350x417]

One that's actually hot is a plus too.


This wasn't hot?

www.popstarsplus.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-04 02:04:59 PM  

imgod2u: That always bugged me about Superman. Imagine the mental strain of controlling every move you make so you don't accidentally level a building.




World of Farking Cardboard!!
 
2012-09-04 02:06:48 PM  
Poor Brandon Routh.
 
2012-09-04 02:07:11 PM  


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