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Old 05-05-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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If it was a restart how many people would like a movie based on John Byrne's The Man of Steel miniseries. In my opinion it's the best origin of Superman and it's what Warner Bros. should have done in the first place What do you guys think.

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Old 05-10-2007, 11:09 PM   #2
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I could support that. Hopefully it would have a tighter story instead of vignettes from different aspects and years of his early career.

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Old 05-12-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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If it was a restart how many people would like a movie based on John Byrne's The Man of Steel miniseries. In my opinion it's the best origin of Superman and it's what Warner Bros. should have done in the first place What do you guys think.
Much as I love The Man of Steel mini-series, The whole 'Clark is the real person' idea doesn't really work for me. It overcomplicates the very essence of Superman, which is that beneath the shirt and glasses of a wallflower loser is a mighty, heroic figure.

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Much as I love The Man of Steel mini-series, The whole 'Clark is the real person' idea doesn't really work for me. It overcomplicates the very essence of Superman, which is that beneath the shirt and glasses of a wallflower loser is a mighty, heroic figure.
you could also argue that the essence of Superman is that, despite the fact that he an alien by birth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, he is still very much human. he was raised as a human, has human values, and it's his humanity that truly makes him who he is.

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Old 05-14-2007, 12:50 AM   #5
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Or to continue, he is really both. Personally, I prefer a Clark as just as heroic in his own way, ala George Reeves on the TV series. He never let himself get caught doing anything to give away his identity, but he wasn't a wipmy panty-waist either ala Christopher Reeve's version.

I have to say, even though it is a more modern interpretation of the Superman story Byrne's Man of Steel presents the version of Superman that I like best in terms of his own view of himself as can be seen in these page from the last issue.




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Old 05-15-2007, 08:36 AM   #6
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Or to continue, he is really both. Personally, I prefer a Clark as just as heroic in his own way, ala George Reeves on the TV series
We think alike.........I'ld take it a step further to say that the whole tone of "The Adventures of Superman" is the proper setting for the character. That series also gave the supporting cast a purpose in the stories.

Rip-roaring adventure not romantic ardor should be the theater for Superman.

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I enjoyed John Byrne's "The Man of Steel" mini-series, and certainly wouldnt be opposed to the idea of a film based on Byrne's revamp if it's deemed necessary to reboot the Superman franchise.

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I could live with it... I liked that origin a lot, and at least it's colorful.

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I loved Byrne's take on Krypton.

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you could also argue that the essence of Superman is that, despite the fact that he an alien by birth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, he is still very much human. he was raised as a human, has human values, and it's his humanity that truly makes him who he is.
You could indeed. But to me, Superman is a very simple, pure concept told in one image; the wallflower/loser tearing open his shirt to reveal he's really a mighty, dynamic, brave figure underneath. That's the basic, raw appeal of Superman. Everything else is just storylines.

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If it was a restart how many people would like a movie based on John Byrne's The Man of Steel miniseries. In my opinion it's the best origin of Superman and it's what Warner Bros. should have done in the first place What do you guys think.
yes, for me it is the best origin too

I would love to see a superman franchise based on it...

I would love to se a trilogy:

1. The man of steel
2. The Death of Superman
3. The reing of supermen/return of superman

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Old 05-19-2007, 08:24 AM   #12
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That would be a good idea, but with the recent film, it might be better for another time.

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You could indeed. But to me, Superman is a very simple, pure concept told in one image; the wallflower/loser tearing open his shirt to reveal he's really a mighty, dynamic, brave figure underneath. That's the basic, raw appeal of Superman. Everything else is just storylines.
I think the content of his character is essential as well, and that while being human as stated above, he is also the best of humans a truly good, caring and responsible person, and is above much of the pettiness in life.

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or a super-creepy-stalker.....who sleeps with a woman......then leaves her cold for 6 years.........fathers a bastard child.....then cries when he finds out his ex-flame has....GASP!!!!....moved on with another man............but I digress........

as for the topic of this thread.......the Man of Steel series could be a basis of a reboot........as could Birthright.....the Animated Series, etc.......or one that combines elements of all.

At least give us something new....something fresh....something different.....yet a treatment that still remains true to the character......but, alas we got SR..............one can only dream.....sigh......( hence my signature )....

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Old 05-26-2007, 07:55 PM   #15
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I would love to see a movie based off John Byrne's Man of Steel. I'd love to see that version of Krypton on screen.

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Byrne's series was okay, but I don't think it would work well in a film.

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Byrne's version sucks. They should be going for a "Superman:Birthright" adaption instead of SR.

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good god no. Birthright was ass. that's why no one acknowledges it.

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Old 06-18-2007, 01:07 AM   #19
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didn't Shaq already star in a movie based on that, called Steel?

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I think it would be good,but if WB ever did decided to redo the origin on film I think they should hire a creative filmmaker to do a new version of the origin.I think letting a good creative filmmaker start fresh,while still keeping the essence that fans have loved about the character for so long,is the best way to go.Because saying that a filmmaker has to adopt this storyline is restricting and takes away from how creative,unique,and overall innovative he can be with the film.They kind of created new elements for the classic origin in Donner's film,and I think it is the only way a true reboot would ever be successful.As much as I love the comic book origin stories like the Man of Steel,and Superman:Birthright I feel by the studio saying that the filmmakers have to take that story and make it would be restricting and thus the film wouldn't turn out as well as it could.Because we've all seen superhero films where the director was allowed to be creative and tweak the origin as he sees fit and it works.

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I'd pay to see it.

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Old 07-12-2007, 10:29 AM   #22
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Actually LOIS AND CLARK was based on Byrne's version of Superman. I much prefer the Donner-verse to Byrne's revamp.

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or a super-creepy-stalker.....who sleeps with a woman......then leaves her cold for 6 years.........fathers a bastard child.....then cries when he finds out his ex-flame has....GASP!!!!....moved on with another man............but I digress........

as for the topic of this thread.......the Man of Steel series could be a basis of a reboot........as could Birthright.....the Animated Series, etc.......or one that combines elements of all.

At least give us something new....something fresh....something different.....yet a treatment that still remains true to the character......but, alas we got SR..............one can only dream.....sigh......( hence my signature )....

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With our luck it'll be another 20 or 30 years before a real restart of the Superman franchise comes along, unbound to the ideologies of the Donnerverse.

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Old 07-19-2007, 07:41 PM   #25
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Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the Byrne take on Superman brought to the big screen. It's not my favorite rendition of Superman, though. For all the things I think it does well (Superman's origin as an adult, Luthor as businessman) the main thing I never liked is the characterization of the Metropolis Clark. I've always preferred Clark to be a bumbling dork like in the Donner films or in All-Star. It's just more believable to me when the characters of Clark and Supes are separated by a thicker wall of difference in terms of mannerisms and actions. Reeve described it best when he said something along the lines of Lois either being a real idiot...or Clark being a great actor. Lois shouldn't be an idiot, so I've always preferred that type of Kent myself. Anyhoo, I still wouldn't mind seeing Byrne's take on Superman, because I honestly like a bunch of different takes on Superman for their own individual reasons, with Byrne's take being no exception to that rule.

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