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Old 01-26-2009, 06:39 PM   #76
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ok and cut the bubbles on the side of the big towers lol

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:21 PM   #77
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Here is another capitivating image I stumbled upon.

This may not be in line with Metropolis but perhaps this would be a nice wide pan shot of krypton (not to deviate, but since the topic of krypton was broached).


dude wat is this?

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #78
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yea good question what was it from?

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:35 PM   #79
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I would make it an all seasons city, bright and clean. It should have a feel for "this is what the world will be like in five years, if everything was prosperous."

Criminals should be very high tech, and disasters should happen regularly. The city is almost under the complete rule of Lex Luthor, with him controlling businesses and the law, until Superman comes along and gives people the hope and strength to fight and take it back.

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maybe not high high tech but with the latest weapons and maybe a prototype jetpack, and yeah lexurian rule should be how clark finds metropolis

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yea i totally agree their doctor doom.

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Old 08-07-2009, 12:14 PM   #82
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My take on the whole "dark Metropolis vs. light Metropolis" is as follows:

Basically, there's a key difference between Superman and Batman: Superman's job is not to just fight crime, but to do things that the police and emergency workers cannot. Remember how in the Max Fleischer cartoons, he would say "this looks like a job for Superman?" His goal was not to replace the people who were already keeping Metropolis safe, but to intervene when something happened that they couldn't handle. Most of the conflict in Metropolis is external, and Superman is there to keep the city from being ruined by it.

With Batman, on the other hand, he is living in a city that is already rotten. The evil in Gotham City is coming the city itself, and Batman is trying to cut it out like a surgeon with a scalpel. Wheras Superman is protecting the purity of Metropolis from those who would exploit it, Batman is trying to weed out the dark elements of a city that is already corrupted.

Also, something to remember is that Superman is a symbol of hope, and taking on tasks like weeding out corruption is not something he can approach the same way as Batman. Batman is unapologetically a vigilante, and he'll do whatever it takes to bring down Gotham's crooks just short of killing or maiming them. Much of the public already has an unfavorable view of him, so it doesn't matter to him if he's liked or not. Perhaps it's better that Superman is in a cleaner city, because if he was forced to resort to anti-corruptive measures the way Batman is, he'd also be labeled a vigilante and his effectiveness as a symbol would be reduced.

Some might argue that Batman's city is a more compelling one, and one could certainly make the argument that it is. However, that does not mean that Superman's city needs to emulate it, because Superman and Batman are not supposed to be the same. Superman by nature is supposed to be a lighter character who lives in a world of light and color, whereas Batman's world is one of darkness and grit.

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I would want it to be something similar to this.





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Eh, visually, I'd probably depict Metropolis as a fusion of New York City, Tokyo, and Dubai that's more Fritz Lang's Metropolis than any previous incarnation, with the Lexcorp building standing in for the Tower of Babel; to do this, I'd probably shoot live-action plates on location and add CGI buildings (a la Wayne Tower for Nolan's Batman). Most of the technological elements we'd see would be culled from the most advanced stuff that exists today, peppered with stuff that's presently on the drawing board.

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Have a blend of all the best cities, but make it vast, huge.


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I would make it an all seasons city, bright and clean. It should have a feel for "this is what the world will be like in five years, if everything was prosperous."

Criminals should be very high tech, and disasters should happen regularly. The city is almost under the complete rule of Lex Luthor, with him controlling businesses and the law, until Superman comes along and gives people the hope and strength to fight and take it back.
Exactly. Just like TAS.

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:48 PM   #87
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Metropolis in the next film should look like a mix between NY, Sydney, and Dubai IMO all looking more sleeker and futuristic.

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Here is another capitivating image I stumbled upon.

This may not be in line with Metropolis but perhaps this would be a nice wide pan shot of krypton (not to deviate, but since the topic of krypton was broached).




Yeah, I can see Krypton looking something like this in the next film....

What image is this of?

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that's why i love concept art of cities. it's so surreal looking.

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Old 08-07-2009, 07:26 PM   #90
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I like the way Smallville depicts Metropolis, not sure what city they are using. Obviously i would like a more realistic looking Daily Planet, the one from SR was great. I also like the bluish tint they give to Metropolis in Smallville.

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My take on the whole "dark Metropolis vs. light Metropolis" is as follows:

Basically, there's a key difference between Superman and Batman: Superman's job is not to just fight crime, but to do things that the police and emergency workers cannot. Remember how in the Max Fleischer cartoons, he would say "this looks like a job for Superman?" His goal was not to replace the people who were already keeping Metropolis safe, but to intervene when something happened that they couldn't handle. Most of the conflict in Metropolis is external, and Superman is there to keep the city from being ruined by it.

With Batman, on the other hand, he is living in a city that is already rotten. The evil in Gotham City is coming the city itself, and Batman is trying to cut it out like a surgeon with a scalpel. Wheras Superman is protecting the purity of Metropolis from those who would exploit it, Batman is trying to weed out the dark elements of a city that is already corrupted.

Also, something to remember is that Superman is a symbol of hope, and taking on tasks like weeding out corruption is not something he can approach the same way as Batman. Batman is unapologetically a vigilante, and he'll do whatever it takes to bring down Gotham's crooks just short of killing or maiming them. Much of the public already has an unfavorable view of him, so it doesn't matter to him if he's liked or not. Perhaps it's better that Superman is in a cleaner city, because if he was forced to resort to anti-corruptive measures the way Batman is, he'd also be labeled a vigilante and his effectiveness as a symbol would be reduced.

Some might argue that Batman's city is a more compelling one, and one could certainly make the argument that it is. However, that does not mean that Superman's city needs to emulate it, because Superman and Batman are not supposed to be the same. Superman by nature is supposed to be a lighter character who lives in a world of light and color, whereas Batman's world is one of darkness and grit.
Agreed. Superman should only fight things who the cops cannot take down. Like aliens for example.

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I agree it wouldbe sweet to see a new metropolis be a merger of a few big cities around the world, cgi it up a bit so it cant get peged at any one of the places that are used.

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Have a blend of all the best cities, but make it vast, huge.

What Cities are these??

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Have a mix of NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tokoyo, Sydney, Toronto, and London.

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that actually looks like a city, more scyscraprs and it wouls really look like metropolis

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I would make it an all seasons city, bright and clean. It should have a feel for "this is what the world will be like in five years, if everything was prosperous."
Criminals should be very high tech, and disasters should happen regularly. The city is almost under the complete rule of Lex Luthor, with him controlling businesses and the law, until Superman comes along and gives people the hope and strength to fight and take it back.
Completely agreed.
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Same here. Something along this.

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I would make it an all seasons city, bright and clean. It should have a feel for "this is what the world will be like in five years, if everything was prosperous."

Criminals should be very high tech, and disasters should happen regularly. The city is almost under the complete rule of Lex Luthor, with him controlling businesses and the law, until Superman comes along and gives people the hope and strength to fight and take it back.
as long as they still use bullets, im all fort his man

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I liked Singer's Metropolis, I could see the designs that were posted on the Ratner's Superman thread being used.

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Completely agreed.

Same here. Something along this.
Hey I like that!!

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