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Man of Steel. Nolan Superman Reboot.:

The comic-con trailer I posted on the previous page has much more superman footage.

EDIT: Scratch that, 2 pages ago.

edited 24th Jul '12 4:28:34 PM by ShadowScythe

 327 Meta Four, Tue, 24th Jul '12 7:36:59 PM from the house of bread and battle
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If you'd read the Recycled Trailer Music article, you'd see it's very common for the soundtrack to be the last part finished for a movie. So it's not indicative of anything.
It's more that the music was the only thing memorable about the trailer, so it being taken from another movie seems significant.

edited 25th Jul '12 2:56:10 AM by WarriorEowyn

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I certainly hope that they'll release a trailer with Zimmer's music sometime. I really want to see what he can come up with considering that Superman's old theme is considered one of the greatest movie themes of all time.
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 330 Napoleon De Cheese, Wed, 19th Sep '12 8:08:15 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
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Obviously, that trailer's music means Luthor will clutch a Kryptonite ring obsessively, hunching over it and muttering "My preciousssss." And Brainiac will be a giant flaming eye.
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[up]Luthor has been deconfirmed by Word of God from appearing in the first film. He'll probably appear in the next installment should they go through with the trilogy, though, since The Joker was in the second part of The Dark Knight Saga.

EDIT: Sorry, you were clearly joking, but Luthor has still been deconfirmed.

edited 20th Sep '12 12:06:14 AM by WaxingName

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 332 Known Unknown, Thu, 20th Sep '12 2:33:36 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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I'm betting he'll still appear indirectly, like how Norman Osborn's presence is all over the place in The Amazing Spiderman. Lexcorp will probably have some kind of a role in the plot proceedings, even if Lex Luthor doesn't.

Also, did they say he wouldn't appear, or that he wouldn't be the villain?

edited 20th Sep '12 2:33:56 PM by KnownUnknown

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[up]He hasn't even been cast. So it looks like there's not even an appearance for him at all.

When he inevitably gets cast in the sequel, hopefully the actor can blow us all away like Heath did as The Joker.
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I'm uncomfortable saying there won't be *any* appearance by Lex Luther. It could be they just want to keep it under wraps. Unlike the Joker, who while the iconic Batman villain, is not necessary for the setting to work, Luther *owns* Metropolis. Not having him appear at all amidst those very important early events just seems. . . wrong.

Then again, I say that assuming they will be using Corporate Luther. It could be they intend to use Mad Scientist Luther instead. In which case, my interest in the reboot vanishes.
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I'm not as familiar with the Superman comics (I've just read All Star Superman which probably isn't the first place to start), my experience with him is mainly the DCAU where Luthor generally zips around in a super suit while being a dick and personally isn't as interesting as other villains.

What are some good Superman comic story lines that show the more corporate and manipulative side of Luthor?

Um, the DCAU has Luther spending the majority of his time as a corporate mastermind. Did you only get to see the first two seasons of Justice League, and nothing before or after?

As for good Corporate Luther stories, honestly, almost anything post Crisis and pre Superman/Batman is a good pick.
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 337 Cider, Thu, 27th Sep '12 5:29:16 PM from Not New York Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Corporate Luthor is a lamer Norman Osborn.
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[up] Feh, Luther is better than Osborne in every way, from charisma to public relations to the scale of his goals to the vileness of his villainy to his general competence. The only point where Osborne even vaguely resembles Luther is post-Secret Invasion, wherein he is basically handed vast power and influence for pretty much no reason at all.
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 339 Cider, Thu, 27th Sep '12 8:30:28 PM from Not New York Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Osborn was using his business to fund his irrational battle against a guy in the news business who happened to dress up in blue and red tights long before Lex got in on it and the Green Goblin could actually take a punch in the likely event the super being he was antagonizing decided to stop pulling them. He may have never taken over to the same scale but that was largely because he had to compete with the King Pin, Hammerhead, Roderick Kingsley, the big man, the crime master and...

But on a more serious note, Luthor could be in jail, the movie might not even be set in Metropolis, or he could be away on a business deal, or vacation. Maybe his existence is necessary in the mythos but he doesn't have to be seen in every story.
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 340 Maridee, Thu, 27th Sep '12 8:34:24 PM from the suburban jungle Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Okay. Anyone you could cast as Lex Luthor. Who would it be?

I think if you're going with a rough, worked-himself-up-from-the-streets-into-a-man-of-business Lex, I'd go with Bruce Willis.
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Honestly, I thought Kevin Spacey was an inspired choice and would have been amazing in the "corporate executive" role. Even press release material for Superman Returns said that Luthor managed to manipulate the system to get out of jail and earn a place in society, hinting that he had become a "legitimate" businessman instead of straight villainy. The results were ultimately disappointing but Spacey was still a highlight.

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In a perfect world, Spacey would be playing the All-Star Superman Luthor, not the rehashed Gene Hackman character. Just saying. Now as to I would choose. I would have to say Hugh Jackman.
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[up][up][up][up] He also spent most of that time dead, only brought back later by a retcon. And I don't contest that he wasn't doing it *first*, just that Luther does it *far far better*. :p

Anyway, as for casting, I say Timothy Hutton. Go watch some Leverage, particularly one of the episodes where Nate Ford is feeling ruthless. He can do that combination of charming and arrogant you need for Luther.
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 344 Maridee, Fri, 28th Sep '12 7:59:54 AM from the suburban jungle Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
[up][up] But all that beautiful hair!
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My dream casting for Lex Luthor: Christopher Waltz. You may remember him as Hans Landa from Inglorious Basterds or "Bloodnofsky" from The Green Hornet movie.

edited 28th Sep '12 9:58:20 AM by RavenWilder

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 346 kalel 94, Fri, 28th Sep '12 1:25:59 PM from Dragonstone
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[up][up][up] It's Luthor. With an O.
The last hurrah? Nah, I'd do it again.
Yeah, Luther was in Thor, nailing 95 theses to the door.
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It will grow back Maridee. Alright, calm down guys, just a spelling error.

edited 28th Sep '12 6:45:26 PM by AtomJames

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 349 Maridee, Fri, 28th Sep '12 7:37:28 PM from the suburban jungle Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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Might have to direct you to a film called Real Steel. Take a look and then tell me the hair won't grow back ;)

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