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Old 02-21-2011, 10:10 PM   #57
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Default Re: Kevin Costner up for a role?

Originally Posted by Derek_Evans View Post
You don't think Batman would visit his folks if they were still alive? And the Fonz was popular because he wore leather, rode a motorcycle and punched a jukebox to turn it on...not because he was a loner
But they're dead, and so were Superman's when he was relevant.

Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango View Post
Maybe the Kents could be gunned down in a mob war or fed into a wood chipper or something else suitably grim so Supes can be angst-ridden like Batman.
Or maybe they should die and Superman be unable to save them, learning the huge lesson that even his powers have limits. I have never said that his motivation should be the loss of his parents.

Originally Posted by DarkKnight88 View Post
Batman has Alfred, his surrogate father.
Not the same, plus Alfred was originally not part of Batman's life. Regardless, Batman has an adult existence, not a too-good-to-be-believed perfect white picket fence family. The Kents were kept alive because they got rid of Superboy. The mistake was keeping them around kept Superman himself Superboy forever. It was a well-meant change and a somewhat subtle one but it has been part of the reason for Superman's decline to near-irrelevance over the last 25 years.

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