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Maybe the oil rig scene is the first time he's used his powers in years. It might be the equivilant of a normal human lifting weights after months off from the gym.

I like that idea actually. He's just got to wake himself up again. It's all in his head.

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Yeah that's what I meant. I mean I know from experience if u stop exercising as regularly you don't know your limits so you have to find them again and u don't know if u can push harder to start with.

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i think the studio will make him stronger with every movie. that way they can have bigger action scenes with sequels. i dont think this is how superman is in the comics but it works with movies.

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I do hope that aside from the big fights that Superman ends up having with Zod and Co. that we get to see him placed in a situation in the film that really involves a lot of tension and suspense when it comes to a moment where he's trying to save people from a disaster and that it's really executed well; heck, I think it was Hopefuldreamer who mentioned awhile back that if they could film a scene involving Superman saving a bunch of people from a train crash in a great way, using their POV's as they're being rescued that it can really end up being a powerful scene.

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I do hope that aside from the big fights that Superman ends up having with Zod and Co. that we get to see him placed in a situation in the film that really involves a lot of tension and suspense when it comes to a moment where he's trying to save people from a disaster and that it's really executed well; heck, I think it was Hopefuldreamer who mentioned awhile back that if they could film a scene involving Superman saving a bunch of people from a train crash in a great way, using their POV's as they're being rescued that it can really end up being a powerful scene.
From the looks of it, the Oil Rig scene may provide something like that. Maybe even during the battle(s) with Zod and Co.

God, this movie can't get here fast enough.

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Well they did do a scene at a train station so who knows.

I really can't wait for this film

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I really can't wait for this film
Yup, that's my dream.

It's a little worrying though, to want something so specific and have imagined it out in your head as much as I have. I really don't want to be dissapointed if there is nothing like that in the film, or if there is but it's just not that great

And yeah, I just wanna cryogenically freeze myself for 4 months Cannot wait much longer!

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It's amazing on how we still know so little about this film given the fact that it's being released within a few months from now.

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We're chewing through these open discussion threads!

It seems the marketing has been constantly under fire from this board ever since the first teaser trailer 'underwhelmed' most here.

I'm curious what changes would people here have made to the marketing so far. The comic-con trailer with TDKR perhaps? A Superbowl spot goes without saying. More photos? More viral marketing?

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We're chewing through these open discussion threads!

It seems the marketing has been constantly under fire from this board ever since the first teaser trailer 'underwhelmed' most here.

I'm curious what changes would people here have made to the marketing so far. The comic-con trailer with TDKR perhaps? A Superbowl spot goes without saying. More photos? More viral marketing?
I would have definitely gone with the comic-con trailer for the first teaser and I would have presented like a montage of clips instead at CC.

And by now, I would have preferred them OFFICIALLY releasing HQ stills of Jor-el, Zod, and Lois at least by now, along with having given us a action packed superbowl spot and a few more other stills.

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I know I'm in the minority but I would not feel any more confident in MOS box office success if they had a SB add.

Secondly, as others have pointed out the foreign box office titles are very important. ASM did okay domestically but was huge oversees. So did Men in Black 3. Prometheus made more oversees. Even movies that bombed in the US had decent foreign totals such as John Carter and Battleship. MOS needs to score oversees too.

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The overseas BO total of MOS will be very interesting.

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Sigh I fear the wait for April will be tough.

Surely some new pics will come out for us soon...

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Loved this.

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Dunno if this was posted - http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/33956...g-200-million/

Wow, this Mark Millar must be butthurt or something, because obviously they can make a JL-movie work if they put some effort into it. They can (hopefully) make Superman work and then it's just a question of applying the same recipe. Just be very creative and make some changes here and there and just make every character work within the story. Really.

I'm not necessarily pro a JL-movie, but this is just ass-talking.

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Dunno if this was posted - http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/33956...g-200-million/

Wow, this Mark Millar must be butthurt or something, because obviously they can make a JL-movie work if they put some effort into it. They can (hopefully) make Superman work and then it's just a question of applying the same recipe. Just be very creative and make some changes here and there and just make every character work within the story. Really.

I'm not necessarily pro a JL-movie, but this is just ass-talking.
You don't get more "out of date" than Captain America. If that can be done well (being generous with the definition of "done well"), then anything can.

PS, Snyder basically said the same thing about Superman before he took the job.

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The avengers worked. But yes, I get what Mark is saying. It's going to be a hard challenge, another reason WB needs to slow down on fast releasing JLA in 2015.

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The avengers worked. But yes, I get what Mark is saying. It's going to be a hard challenge, another reason WB needs to slow down on fast releasing JLA in 2015.
Of course it can be done. But not by just anyone. It's going to take a HUGE effort, so maybe that's what he's referring to when looking at the track-record of Hollywood's failed attempts at CBMs. The likelyhood of it failing.

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I've never read a JL title before but I bought Volume 1 of JL: Origins the other day (Geoff Johns/Jim Lee) and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and even saw how it's sort of got the blueprints to do a team movie where you introduce the team for the first time there. Difficult sure, but definitely do-able. Importantly, Supe's needs to be the world's first superhero, and it sounds like that might be what's happening with MoS and Justice League then arriving afterwards, having Goyer write the Superman parts.

I get Millar's points, there are massive challenges facing a JL film, but if a film maker does it right, those problems don't come close to surfacing during the film.

Five years ago you could have said similar stuff about the problems an Avengers film would have. I can imagine Millar 5 years ago saying 'How can you have Robert Downey Jr's Stark, in this real world created by Iron Man 1, next to a god from Asgard talking in Shakespearian? Audiences just arn't going to buy it and its a great way to lose $200 million.'

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I get Millar's points, there are massive challenges facing a JL film, but if a film maker does it right, those problems don't come close to surfacing during the film.

Five years ago you could have said similar stuff about the problems an Avengers film would have. I can imagine Millar 5 years ago saying 'How can you have Robert Downey Jr's Stark, in this real world created by Iron Man 1, next to a god from Asgard talking in Shakespearian? Audiences just arn't going to buy it and its a great way to lose $200 million.'
Although there are challenges with respect to mixing mythologies (i.e., sci-fi and magic), I think Millar was talking more about making certain characters (and their powers) interesting on screen. A good portion of the Avengers membership are essentially “strong men.” And those abilities are very photogenic. But how long can green light “constructs” or “super speed” hold our attention? I suppose one solution is to make Superman and Batman the stars (with the most screentime) and delegate the others to supporting role status.

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Although there are challenges with respect to mixing mythologies (i.e., sci-fi and magic), I think Millar was talking more about making certain characters (and their powers) interesting on screen. A good portion of the Avengers membership are essentially “strong men.” And those abilities are very photogenic. But how long can green light “constructs” or “super speed” hold our attention? I suppose one solution is to make Superman and Batman the stars (with the most screentime) and delegate the others to supporting role status.
I see what youre saying about Green lanterns constructs but with the right amount of effects GLs powers will pretty much be Space-harry potter magic which will sell like crazy.
Superspeed has always been awsome to watch on scree-thi isnt even debatable.

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The avengers worked. But yes, I get what Mark is saying. It's going to be a hard challenge, another reason WB needs to slow down on fast releasing JLA in 2015.
The last thing I want is JL film getting in the way of a MOS saga, but I'm just so gorram tired of hearing this crap about DC heroes. I simply DON'T understand how them being "iconic" doesn't allow for a good movie, and these guys, Millar and Whedon and whoever, should know better. Captain America is almost as old as anything DC, and he wears the most ridiculous costume ever, with stripes on his belly and an A in his forehead to boot. And Thor... Superman may be god-like, but he's LITERALLY a god. And they made him work, they made him somewhat compelling. In what sense is what was done with him undoable with DC guys?

Not to mention that the Avengers' logistics are just as awkward. Hulk can destroy the entire city in one minute, while all Black Widow can do is shoot guns. Still, they put them in the same team and the same movie. It's the same thing. Just... gah.

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Millar's just a douche bag, he constantly contradicts himself

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