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Old 12-12-2010, 10:41 AM   #51
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There are some really poor prettyboy suggestions here. You need to think out of the box as I'm sure Snyder and co (hopefully) are too.

I'd take somebody like Anton Yelchin anyday over Efron and Dave Franco. That's just MTV-casting. We need talent and charisma here and less bronzer dammit!

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Jimmy should basically be the ideal Mac Store employee. Young, hip, tech savvy, a little bit nerdy and almost too friendly. Think Hurley from Lost, Glenn from The Walking Dead or Justin Bartha in National Treasure. I almost want a scene with Perry White yelling at him to take his earbuds out.

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Old 12-12-2010, 11:39 AM   #53
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Even though he's young I'd like more confidence and brashness this time and not the excuse for himself Huntington was.
I prefer him to be a bit cocky and smart-mouthed, but more in a enlightening way than annoying.


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Jimmy should basically be the ideal Mac Store employee. Young, hip, tech savvy, a little bit nerdy and almost too friendly. Think Hurley from Lost, Glenn from The Walking Dead or Justin Bartha in National Treasure. I almost want a scene with Perry White yelling at him to take his earbuds out.
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Even though he's young I'd like more confidence and brashness this time and not the excuse for himself Huntington was.
I prefer him to be a bit cocky and smart-mouthed, but more in a enlightening way than annoying.
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I think it's time to shed away the pussified Jimmy and leave it in the past. A modern-day photographer is absolutely fearless to get their perfect shot. By nature they are cock-sure and a bit reckless.

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Exactly. I'm not talking about a self-centered prick here, but someone very driven who'd put themselves in harms way for a great shot. Photographers ARE aggressive in their quest. Basically Lois Lane with a camera. I think we'll see that Jimmy in the reboot. Fits the contemporary setup they're going for.


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Depending on what age Jimmy is and how long he's been a professional photographer I dont think he should be aggressive right from the jump. I think he should get more aggressive and less reluctant as the film (or series) goes on. But he should be competent at his job from the start.

Jimmy should be initially reluctant to follow Lois to cover something that puts his life in danger, but of course at the end of the day Lois is his friend and he'll back her up no matter what, so he goes with her into the danger

Say they're covering an natural disaster and everyone else is running away. Lois of course wants to run towards the action, have Jimmy be the voice of reason, but eventually follows Lois.

1st part of film or potentially 1st film= reckless out of loyalty, but eventually reckless in his own right

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It doesn't make sense though. Jimmy's always been the young photographer looking to get that one shot to make it into the big leagues. In contemporary times that necessitates covering something tragic, and often it involves danger to nab it.

It's the equivalent of joining the military, and being hesitant at the thought of killing someone. If you're that apprehensive, you would never choose it as a career. Simple as that.

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The obvious casting is Shia Labeouf. Finally a role where he would actually fit.
He`s looks too old now, imo.

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^ Shia has already intruded on one of my favorite franchises already (Mutt Williams, seriously?)... IT SHALL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!

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i want joseph gordon levitt, i dont like the idea of jimmy being 16 looking because hes a young photographer but realistically,theres not going to be a teenager working for a newspaper, just like lois lane shouldnt look 21 because she must have gone to school and have some experience to be even considered to be a reporter... and she should look good but not like a supermodel because yea it is a movie but again, how many people do you know that are smart, good looking and world class reporters with prizes and everything and also happen to look like a model and are 21 or something... jimmy should look young but not teenager young...



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NO TO GORDON LEVITT. This is coming from a fan of his.

Let me tell you why: It would be a waste for a guy who becoming such a big star, only to have a bit part in a movie like Superman. WASTE of talent.

Heck, I think he can play a superhero himself one day, so no to Joe.

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It doesn't make sense though. Jimmy's always been the young photographer looking to get that one shot to make it into the big leagues. In contemporary times that necessitates covering something tragic, and often it involves danger to nab it.

It's the equivalent of joining the military, and being hesitant at the thought of killing someone. If you're that apprehensive, you would never choose it as a career. Simple as that.
Joining the military is nowhere near the same thing as becoming a photographer. Not even close. Maybe a war photographer, but ask a photographer for an urban newspaper (like The Daily Planet) if theyre willing to put there life at risk, especially at a young age like Jimmys, to get a shot Im sure most will reply no or most would reply yes and when a moment arrives they wont be able to.

As I said Jimmy should not be a coward, he should try and get the best shot, but he looks before he leaps but eventually he does leap



and on another note: And even in the military people who sign up think theyre able to kill and then theyre not able to
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Let me tell you why: It would be a waste for a guy who becoming such a big star, only to have a bit part in a movie like Superman. WASTE of talent.
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NO TO GORDON LEVITT. This is coming from a fan of his.

Let me tell you why: It would be a waste for a guy who becoming such a big star, only to have a bit part in a movie like Superman. WASTE of talent.

Heck, I think he can play a superhero himself one day, so no to Joe.
I even think he could play a Supervillain

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I'm sure I will get ridiculed, but if you want a face alot of folks know, plus an actor that could pull it off ( his accent may be a problem tho ) then Rupert Grint. Just thinking outside the box.

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That's not a bad suggestion at all, actually.

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i want joseph gordon levitt, i dont like the idea of jimmy being 16 looking because hes a young photographer but realistically,theres not going to be a teenager working for a newspaper, just like lois lane shouldnt look 21 because she must have gone to school and have some experience to be even considered to be a reporter... and she should look good but not like a supermodel because yea it is a movie but again, how many people do you know that are smart, good looking and world class reporters with prizes and everything and also happen to look like a model and are 21 or something... jimmy should look young but not teenager young...


Maybe its just me but I see wally west.

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Joining the military is nowhere near the same thing as becoming a photographer. Not even close.
Then the point went over you head. It's not about the occupation, but the intent of going into a field without expecting to fulfill certain activities required to be in that line of work.

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Maybe a war photographer, but ask a photographer for an urban newspaper (like The Daily Planet) if theyre willing to put there life at risk, especially at a young age like Jimmys, to get a shot Im sure most will reply no or most would reply yes and when a moment arrives they wont be able to.
Your assumptions are idealized and wholly incorrect. JMS (author of Superman Earth One) addressed this very subject for his reboot project:
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Nrama: Wow! I’ve never thought of it that way. This approach of questioning everything about Superman’s origin reminds me a lot of a classic newspaper reporter’s approach to something. And people may not know this, but you got your start as a newspaper man writing for several papers on the West Coast. Will some of that knowledge impart itself on depicting Clark’s later life at the Daily Planet?

JMS: Definitely. I started off as a reporter, working for the LA Times, LA Herald Examiner, TIME, and other publications for over ten years. So I know what the inside of a newsroom is supposed to feel like. It's evident -- and this isn't meant as a slam, just a statement of fact -- that a lot of those who've written for Superman haven't worked as journalists. As a result, the Daily Planet tends to function either as a mcguffin to get the story moving, or a place Clark needs to escape to do what's necessary. So along with rebooting Superman, the next job was to make the Daily Planet a real newspaper: Perry's a real editor, Lois a real reporter, Jim a real photojournalist. And of those three, probably the biggest change most folks will notice off the bat is in Jim's personality. Most newspaper photographers I've worked with over the years are totally insane, in the good sense of that word. They're freaking fearless. If the only way to get the shot of a career is to stand in harm's way, then by god that's where they'll stand (which is why most of those who've been killed in the journalism field over the decades have been photographers and photojournalists). Doesn't matter what's coming at him, Olsen will find his spot and plant himself like a tree until he gets the shot he needs.
There ya go. Straight from an actual journalism vet. Convinced, yet?

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As I said Jimmy should not be a coward, he should try and get the best shot, but he looks before he leaps but eventually he does leap
Blink and you miss. Any second wasted is a cost of a potential shot. That is not indicative at all of a booming photographer.

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i want joseph gordon levitt, i dont like the idea of jimmy being 16 looking because hes a young photographer but realistically,theres not going to be a teenager working for a newspaper, just like lois lane shouldnt look 21 because she must have gone to school and have some experience to be even considered to be a reporter... and she should look good but not like a supermodel because yea it is a movie but again, how many people do you know that are smart, good looking and world class reporters with prizes and everything and also happen to look like a model and are 21 or something... jimmy should look young but not teenager young...



Strike me if I'm wrong but isn't Peter Parker a teenager working for a newspaper? And a teenager could get hired for a part-time job during summer break as a photographer if they display talent for it. Especially if they're still a high school student but 18 or 19..... just speaking from an opposite point of view for realism.

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Strike me if I'm wrong but isn't Peter Parker a teenager working for a newspaper? And a teenager could get hired for a part-time job during summer break as a photographer if they display talent for it. Especially if they're still a high school student but 18 or 19..... just speaking from an opposite point of view for realism.
it is possible, im not saying it isnt but right now, the way jobs are, i'd like the audience to see an older jimmy... young looking but that he could be past 16 or something, i'd be happy with a jimmy like joseph gordon would be because he is older than me for example but could look young, hard to place his age exactly... its hard for people to find any job right now, and just because you have a talent for pictures doesn't mean anymore that you could get a job being a teenager, and especially being apparently the top photographer for the newspaper........ especially when the median salary for a photographer in a big city like los angeles or new york would be 57,000ish and ranges from 48000 to 70000.....

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Personally i think the tv show Lois and Clark got it right with Jimmy being younger than them around 21 to their late 20s. It's a little more realistic than having a teenager running around as a "cub" reporter. I believe that sort of thing happened back in the 40s and 50s but not so much these days.

I like the idea of him being a photo journalism intern. That way you could cast him between 19-21 and it would be logical for him to be working for the paper since he's an intern.

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No to Dano. His performance made me hate his guts and he was so good that I wouldnt be able to see past that. He ruined it... somehow.

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