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Man of Steel. Nolan Superman Reboot.:

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Ok, I just want to say, I have no idea whether or not this thread already exists. If it does, my apologies and please delete. That being said onto the show!

So it's kinda official. There is going to be a new Superman reboot titled Man of Steel and it's set for a 2012 release. The film will be "Godfathered" by Christopher Nolan with a script by fellow Batman alumni David S. Goyer following the success of The Dark Knight. "Godfathered? What does that mean?" Well it means that Nolan himself is not directing, instead taking on the role of a Mentor to help the film get on track. The man chosen for the job is actually one of comic books most memorable name: Zack Snyder.

All that aside, it's the cast thats really turning heads. The choice for lead role is himself a huge departure from what audiences are used to seeing. The dual, or perhaps triple, role of Clark Kent/Superman has fallen to Tudors star Henry Cavil, which marks the first time an Englishman has ever played the titular Man of Steel. Other who have joined the cast include Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as The Kents, and Amy Adams as intrepid reporter Lois Lane. There are also talks of Viggo "Aragon" Mortenson himself starring alongside as Kryptonian war criminal General Zod.

Personally I think this film is steam rollin' it's way in the right direction, though I'm surprised to see no mention of Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor. Anyways, what do you guys think?
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
 2 Seamus, Sat, 2nd Apr '11 6:05:09 PM from the Quantum Savanna
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I'm confident it'll be good. If they keep Zak Snyder in check I think he'll be able to do a really cool interpretation of the Superman mythos.

I'm also glad that we haven't gotten any news about Lex Luthor.
 3 Mark Von Lewis, Sat, 2nd Apr '11 6:05:41 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Holy shit, Viggo Mortenson as General Zod?

Awesome.
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[up][up]Somehow I get the feeling that he'll be hinted at, like the Joker was in Batman Begins. If they do include him, I hope we get to see the famous Luthor/Brainiac team up. Call me crazy, but I would like to see Hugh Jackman in the role.

Oh and there better be a Brainiac if this gets a trilogy deal!

[up]I know right, how perfect is that casting! I really hopes it works out for the internet's sake.

edited 2nd Apr '11 6:09:24 PM by AtomJames

Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
 5 Buscemi, Sat, 2nd Apr '11 6:08:17 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
At least Chris Evans isn't Superman.
 6 Seamus, Sat, 2nd Apr '11 6:08:55 PM from the Quantum Savanna
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If it's a trilogy, I want to see Darkseid.
 7 Accela, Sat, 2nd Apr '11 6:31:33 PM from one of my story's worlds
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Please don't make it grim-dark and uber-realistic. Batman is great for grim-dark realism. Superman...I like my idealistic boy scout. I want this movie to be fun.
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[up] By saying that you've guaranteed that it will be Irredeemable with Superman substituted for Plutonian.
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On the one hand, you have Zack Snyder directing, which leaves me with doubts about how the movie will turn out given his apparent track record since 300.

On the other hand, you have Nolan, who I have no doubt knows what he's doing.

So yeah, as Seamus said, as long Nolan can keep Snyder in check, I think we might have something good coming out of this. Who knows, maybe for Snyder it'll be the guidance he needs to be really worthy of that 'visionary' title they were ridiculously slapping on him back when.

 10 Seamus, Sat, 2nd Apr '11 11:37:59 PM from the Quantum Savanna
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Snyder is a good director, if you ask me. Given the right source material he can do something great; the problem is getting that material. I don't know if they're picking one Superman story to adapt, taking elements from a bunch, or what.
 11 Jumpingzombie, Sat, 2nd Apr '11 11:47:50 PM from a hill in Washington
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So, the financial disappointed of Sucker Punch hasn't caused Snyder from getting kicked off this, has it?
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 12 Buscemi, Sun, 3rd Apr '11 12:04:00 AM from a log cabin
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He'll probably be a director in name only (similar to Tombstone, Rambo: First Blood Part II and most likely Cloverfield*) while the Nolans do most of the work. Hopefully Costner (who's done some ghost directing himself, on Waterworld and most likely Swing Vote**) doesn't get involved.

Note 1 - It was J.J. Abrams' project and one how had tried to get off the ground for a while. With all of the clout he had in making it (and the hype), Abrams had to be director in some way (despite Matt Reeves being the credited director, I don't believe he did any work on it).

Note 2 - If Costner wasn't involved behind the camera, how do you explain all of the politics leaning towards Costner's own opinions?
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See, I have to disagree with the Snyder nay sayers. I think that he's a great visual director, meaning he knows what he wants to see on screen and makes good on that vision. Yeah, 300 was disappointing but it was still pretty to look at. I do think that Nolan will him on a leash but he'll no doubt get some really amazing imagery in there too.

As for Costner? Well im just hoping his on the front end of the camera.

I just realized something. Wheres Jimmy?!
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
 14 Buscemi, Sun, 3rd Apr '11 12:22:00 AM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
Wasn't Anton Yelchin considered for Jimmy?
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Well according to this site, he's on a list that includes Michael Cera (NO!) and Jamie Bell (Fuck Yeah!) so who knows.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
 16 Kerrah, Sun, 3rd Apr '11 12:28:54 AM from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Holy shit, Viggo Mortenson as General Zod?

Awesome.

This time Frodo will kneel!
Knowing is growing.
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[up]I gladly admit that I really LOL'd. Well played.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
The Paolo from Stardust is Superman. Wonders will never cease.

...I'm the only one who remembers Stardust, aren't I?

 19 Kerrah, Sun, 3rd Apr '11 1:32:04 AM from Helsinki, Finland
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I liked Stardust.

edited 3rd Apr '11 1:32:36 AM by Kerrah

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 21 Kerrah, Sun, 3rd Apr '11 1:39:57 AM from Helsinki, Finland
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I've got a gay friend who also liked Stardust, incase you're interested.
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Uhhh that aside, I have to admit Henry Cavil is not the first choice I wouldve made either. Personally, I think John Hamm wouldve been perfect
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
[up][up]...I don't quite love Stardust enough to go gay for it, but thanks for asking!

 24 Kerrah, Sun, 3rd Apr '11 2:20:48 AM from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
I've never been much into Big Blue, but I really liked All-Star Superman. Therefore, I'm kinda cynical of this project, since it's going to the opposite direction than that comic.
Knowing is growing.
 25 johnnyfog, Sun, 3rd Apr '11 8:03:33 AM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Personally I think this film is steam rollin' it's way in the right direction, though I'm surprised to see no mention of Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor.

Doubtless he'll pop up after the credits, but it's a wise move not to address that character at all, at least in the press. Everyone's sick of him.

It's a shame about Tom Hardy already shaving his head for ST:Nemesis, because he'd make a great Luthor. But whev.

I have absolute faith in this project. We needed to unshackle Superman from The Seventies, and Reeve's gravestone, and Richard Donner, and move in a modern direction. And who better to do that than Snyder? It'll be great.

edited 3rd Apr '11 8:04:49 AM by johnnyfog

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