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2013-05-03 08:17:03 AM
I thought that half of the Superman comic books already had major rewrites of his backstory or took place in an alternate universe?
 
2013-05-03 08:20:06 AM
This revision is nothing like the newStar Trek movies. It's a change in the mythology of the comics for the adaptation, not a resetting of the previous timeline of the films.
Anyway, I thought that spoiler might be the case from the trailer.
 
2013-05-03 09:07:13 AM
Meh, the notion of a large population of surviving Kryptonians is not new. Let's not forget the city of Kandor and the subsequent New Krypton:

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2013-05-03 09:07:44 AM
To be perfectly fair one could argue the opposite. One could argue that because of this, he decision to stay on Earth is THAT much more dramatic. He has chosen to stay despite our human inferiority because he resonates our character more than his or rather their Kryptonian character.

I am actually OK with this, and that's coming from someone who's a Supes fanatic.
 
2013-05-03 09:11:51 AM
If they give him organic web shooters Imma flip some tables!
 
2013-05-03 09:20:13 AM

RexTalionis: Meh, the notion of a large population of surviving Kryptonians is not new. Let's not forget the city of Kandor and the subsequent New Krypton:

[www.terrazero.com.br image 850x432]


Why does the dog wear a cape?
 
2013-05-03 09:26:01 AM

naughtyrev: RexTalionis: Meh, the notion of a large population of surviving Kryptonians is not new. Let's not forget the city of Kandor and the subsequent New Krypton:

[www.terrazero.com.br image 850x432]

Why does the dog wear a cape?


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2013-05-03 09:28:10 AM
Superman didn't like where the plot was going, so he got angry and just flew around the Earth really fast.

media.comicbookmovie.com

Boom. Rewrite.
 
2013-05-03 09:54:48 AM
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2013-05-03 10:02:57 AM
Didn't read the article. Did they make him a sparkly metro-sexual hipster? Because that's what people REALLY want
 
2013-05-03 10:21:13 AM
That costume DOES look weird without the red underwear.
 
2013-05-03 10:25:05 AM
They could be misreading it.  Maybe Zod doesn't know Krypton was destroyed.  It could be the case where he comes out of the Phantom Zone, finds Superman and tries to convince him to "return to Krypton" with him so they can rule with an iron fist.  not knowing that Krypton doesn't exist anymore and his new fantastic powers won't work there.
 
2013-05-03 10:30:42 AM

ManateeGag: They could be misreading it.  Maybe Zod doesn't know Krypton was destroyed.  It could be the case where he comes out of the Phantom Zone, finds Superman and tries to convince him to "return to Krypton" with him so they can rule with an iron fist.  not knowing that Krypton doesn't exist anymore and his new fantastic powers won't work there.


They could just being redoing season 6 of Smallville.
 
2013-05-03 10:56:13 AM

bdub77: Superman didn't like where the plot was going, so he got angry and just flew around the Earth really fast.

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Boom. Rewrite.


Worse thing evar.  Words alone cannot convey how...stupid that was.  It just...defies...everything...that that movie sequence exists.
 
2013-05-03 10:56:25 AM
I'm glad I'm not a comic book guy so I don't get sand in my vagina over this stuff.
 
2013-05-03 10:56:41 AM
or Krypton is in some sort of peril and does need him, and Superman chooses Earth over Krypton which kind of makes him a jerk.

Clark Kent at 13: What was I supposed to do? Let them die?
[brief pause]
Jonathan Kent: Maybe...
 
2013-05-03 10:59:21 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: ManateeGag: They could be misreading it.  Maybe Zod doesn't know Krypton was destroyed.  It could be the case where he comes out of the Phantom Zone, finds Superman and tries to convince him to "return to Krypton" with him so they can rule with an iron fist.  not knowing that Krypton doesn't exist anymore and his new fantastic powers won't work there.

They could just being redoing season 6 of Smallville.


I can't remember which season it was, and I don't know if I was reading too much into it, but I liked how the holograms of Jor-El strongly implied that he sent his son to earth to rule it, not to become buddies with the hoomans.  I only watched a couple of episodes (sure, ya did).
 
2013-05-03 11:03:19 AM
Frankly, this rumored rewrite makes more sense than the original origin.

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2013-05-03 11:05:13 AM
One thing that I hate about the Internet -- people get all pissed off about unfounded rumors, then start biatching about them and soon get convinced that the rumors are true.
 
2013-05-03 11:05:23 AM
So superman's antagonists are just more supermen?  And there's a whole planet full of them?

Doesn't that just defeat the purpose of having superman have, you know, superpowers?

It makes me wonder why this story is being told at all.  What's the point of involving Earth in this story?
 
2013-05-03 11:08:27 AM

Shostie: That costume DOES look weird without the red underwear.


I would have go with the New 52 costume.

Say what you will about DC's Reboot, but the new Superman costume looks good, IMO
 
2013-05-03 11:09:56 AM

Half Right: Frankly, this rumored rewrite makes more sense than the original origin.

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I, too, have always had a "WTF?" in the back of my mind over "planet, just exploded? With people still able to live on it moments before that happened?"

Almost as difficult to believe as the explosion effect used for the destruction of Alderaan and the idea that people would have had time to "cry out".
 
2013-05-03 11:10:02 AM
FFS, this is fine.  Writer needs to get the fanboy kryptonite out of his vagina.
 
2013-05-03 11:11:06 AM

Esc7: So superman's antagonists are just more supermen?


Once they get to Earth, they are.
 
2013-05-03 11:11:24 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: This revision is nothing like the newStar Trek movies. It's a change in the mythology of the comics for the adaptation, not a resetting of the previous timeline of the films.
Anyway, I thought that spoiler might be the case from the trailer.


Just to be fair, the new Star Trek movies aren't a resetting of the previous timeline either. Everything that happened in all the other Star Trek movies still happened. That was kind of the whole point of Old Spock in the first movies after all.
 
2013-05-03 11:12:03 AM
Smallville. That is all.
 
2013-05-03 11:12:41 AM
Tell everybody waiting for this film that they should attempt to hold on as best as possible. The movie hasn't been dropped, forgotten, or anything, it's just getting too heavy.
 
2013-05-03 11:13:12 AM
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There, I would have go with this costume... It kinda reminds me of the Red Son suit...
 
2013-05-03 11:15:39 AM

Crewmannumber6: Smallville. That is all.


In my house, "Smallville" is a term used for someone(real or in entertainment) who constantly makes wrong decisions by refusing to think differently when they must, then branching out when it is obviously not the time to do so.
 
2013-05-03 11:16:11 AM
This always agrees with what I heard about them doing away with Kryptonite.

Seems significant and fundamental to me.  Organic web shooters were superficial and made sense.  Even Stan Lee agreed.

This?  Wrong (if true).  But I'll still go see it and give it a chance.
 
2013-05-03 11:16:47 AM
always also
 
2013-05-03 11:16:48 AM
I welcome any attempt to make Superman less boring
 
2013-05-03 11:17:13 AM

DarkPascual: [static.comicvine.com image 437x1000]

There, I would have go with this costume... It kinda reminds me of the Red Son suit...


That looks better to me.

I don't know what the deal is with the other one. Something weird around the hips, I think.
 
2013-05-03 11:17:41 AM

Esc7: So superman's antagonists are just more supermen?  And there's a whole planet full of them?

Doesn't that just defeat the purpose of having superman have, you know, superpowers?

It makes me wonder why this story is being told at all.  What's the point of involving Earth in this story?


Not if it is happening on Earth. One of the problems with writing Superman is it is so very rare that he can go full force on a bad guy. Superman The Animated Series went so far as to have Superman tell Darkseid that he was tired of living in a world made of tissue paper and how he enjoyed fighting someone he could cut loose on.
That's why all the best Superman stories are mental.
 
2013-05-03 11:17:45 AM

Shostie: That costume DOES look weird without the red underwear.


The dimples all over are what's throwing me off.  Why does it look like they skinned a football and made his suit from that?
 
2013-05-03 11:18:56 AM

born_yesterday: I can't remember which season it was, and I don't know if I was reading too much into it, but I liked how the holograms of Jor-El strongly implied that he sent his son to earth to rule it, not to become buddies with the hoomans. I only watched a couple of episodes (sure, ya did).


That's even implied in the trailer "He will be like a god to them"
 
2013-05-03 11:19:50 AM
I wish Hollywood would stop using that hexagon grid fabric.  It's farking everywhere in superhero and sci-fi movies.
 
2013-05-03 11:19:51 AM
That would explain what appears to be a battle happening on Krypton during the trailer.
 
2013-05-03 11:20:52 AM

Mugato: I'm glad I'm not a comic book guy so I don't get sand in my vagina over this stuff.


I AM a comic book guy and I don't.When it comes down to it, it's like the Star Trek rage.
It's 2 hours of digital film someone made that you don't have to watch. In the end, it means nothing. If you continue to rage, maybe you couldn't afford the time or $12 and should probably stop watching movies you have an interest in because of PAST movies. Some of these people feel like they're forced to see it or something.
I'm a big Star Wars fan. Belong to the 501st and everything.
In a discussion about Star Trek, he said, what if they went back and screwed up the Jedi and said they were aliens or something?
I said, "Oh. I'd go, 'that's stupid', and then get on with my life." Sure I might give thought to it, but for farks sake, get over it.
I wasn't mad about Midicloreans showing up. I was mad the acting was so bad.

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2013-05-03 11:20:53 AM

Raug the Dwarf: Shostie: That costume DOES look weird without the red underwear.

The dimples all over are what's throwing me off.  Why does it look like they skinned a football and made his suit from that?


The special effects.  It's easier for the software to track the actors' bodies when the fabric has a regular pattern.
 
2013-05-03 11:22:07 AM

DarkPascual: [static.comicvine.com image 437x1000]

There, I would have go with this costume... It kinda reminds me of the Red Son suit...


Always wondered why Superman, the strongest man on Earth, needs knee pads.
 
2013-05-03 11:22:39 AM

Nezu Chiza: Just to be fair, the new Star Trek movies aren't a resetting of the previous timeline either. Everything that happened in all the other Star Trek movies still happened. That was kind of the whole point of Old Spock in the first movies after all.


Semantics. Just because they shoehorned Old Spock in the movie doesn't mean it isn't a reboot in every way that matters.
 
2013-05-03 11:22:50 AM
Comic fans are so frustrating sometimes. All they want are unique, exciting stories involving a 50-70 year old character who has had 2-5 monthly on-goings for the past 30 years, that doesn't change a thing about any established canon.

Stop trying to treat the movies like a comic book.
 
2013-05-03 11:24:31 AM
I was unaware of any "Star Trek" rewrites. Unless you meant Jar Jar Trek which isn't really Star Trek.
 
2013-05-03 11:25:42 AM
I'm at the shrug-and-meh stage now with all the various reboots. It feels like they've watered down whatever made all the original characters unique, almost in a crying-wolf way. I'll catch them on Netflix, maybe.
 
2013-05-03 11:26:48 AM

Raug the Dwarf: The dimples all over are what's throwing me off. Why does it look like they skinned a football and made his suit from that?


I think they were going for a plate mail look. Which is fine. I'm not exactly that rapped up in the outfit look.


But Krypton still around? That's kind of major.

Like the Waynes not getting killed major.
 
2013-05-03 11:27:42 AM

jayhawk88: Comic fans are so frustrating sometimes. All they want are unique, exciting stories involving a 50-70 year old character who has had 2-5 monthly on-goings for the past 30 years, that doesn't change a thing about any established canon.

Stop trying to treat the movies like a comic book.


Makes you wonder how Shakespeare would have felt about West Side Story.  Or how Dumas would have felt about La Traviata, or the movie Camille.

Although, now that I think of it, Romeo and Juliet was stolen from Ovid's  Pyramus and Thisbē.
 
2013-05-03 11:31:40 AM

Diogenes: Romeo and Juliet was stolen from Ovid's Pyramus and Thisbē.


Laughs at you.

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there are no original stories. none
 
2013-05-03 11:32:07 AM

Zombie DJ: Mugato: I'm glad I'm not a comic book guy so I don't get sand in my vagina over this stuff.

I AM a comic book guy and I don't.When it comes down to it, it's like the Star Trek rage.
It's 2 hours of digital film someone made that you don't have to watch. In the end, it means nothing. If you continue to rage, maybe you couldn't afford the time or $12 and should probably stop watching movies you have an interest in because of PAST movies. Some of these people feel like they're forced to see it or something.
I'm a big Star Wars fan. Belong to the 501st and everything.
In a discussion about Star Trek, he said, what if they went back and screwed up the Jedi and said they were aliens or something?
I said, "Oh. I'd go, 'that's stupid', and then get on with my life." Sure I might give thought to it, but for farks sake, get over it.
I wasn't mad about Midicloreans showing up. I was mad the acting was so bad.

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I'd have gone with...

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/and oh, the 'flies so fast he reverses time' trick was supposed to be in Superman II
//but they wanted to rush the completion of both films so it got used for the first one
 
2013-05-03 11:37:47 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Diogenes: Romeo and Juliet was stolen from Ovid's Pyramus and Thisbē.

Laughs at you.

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there are no original stories. none


I was half joking.  I'm more of a Jungian ala archetypes and common subconscious themes kinda guy.
 
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