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Old 07-09-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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I'll start off with mine naturally:-

Clark Kent/Superman - Henry Cavill (he's 6'1, 24, he's got black hair, blue eyes, film experience, he'd make a much better Superman than Batman)

Jor-El - Gabriel Byrne (I was gonna say Anthony Hopkins, but I've found out he's gonna be 70 on New Year's Eve, and I don't think they should go with someone that old, digital effects or no digital effects. I personally think Ian McKellen looked like a waxwork in the opening scene of X-Men 3)

Lara - Catherine Zeta Jones

Lex Luthor - Ed Harris/Daniel Day-Lewis/Viggo Mortensen/Jason Isaacs (yeah, I know, I can't make my mind up, oh well, best to keep your options open)

Perry White - R. Lee Ermey/Brian Dennehy/Kurtwood Smith (he's funny)/John Mahoney (he's funny too, just watch Frasier)

Jonathan Kent - Jeff Bridges (yes, I know, Iron Man, but, come on, JEFF BRIDGES)/Michael Douglas (possibly? yes? no? maybe? no? ok then)/Martin Sheen (now isn't he rather an obvious choice? he has that Glenn Ford charm and humour)

Martha Kent - Frances McDormand/Meryl Streep (why not?)/Glenn Close (am I the only one who used to confuse Meryl Streep with Glenn Close when I was a kid?)Frances Conroy (reminds me of Phyllis Thaxter)/Julie Christie

Lois Lane - Scarlett Johansson (the only one I can really see in the role, myself, sorry)

Jimmy Olsen - Emile Hirsch (I think he'd be perfect, but he's not quite 2 years younger than Henry Cavill, I think there should be more of an age gap between Jimmy and CK, but then again, Brandon Routh is only a coupla years older than Sam Huntington)

Edit: Damn, I forgot:-

Director - Peter Jackson/Christopher Nolan/Martin Campbell (he's brought Bond back to life, TWICE, maybe he should be given a shot at Superman)/Marc Forster (he's doing the next Bond as well as having done Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland and Stranger Than Fiction)/Paul Haggis (he wrote the best Bond yet, IMO, maybe he could helm Superman's rebirth)/Steven Spielberg (yes I know, El Payaso, but I think it'd be really good, the guy has made some ****ing masterpieces)/Alfonso Cuarón/Mike Newell (anyone?)/Gore Verbinski/**** off Ang Lee, if it were up to you we'd see Superman wetting his red trunks/back slowly out of the room Singer, you don't even get a look in

Writer(s) - Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens & Fran Walsh/Christopher & Jonathan Nolan, David Goyer/Paul Haggis (see above)/the guys who wrote the first Pirates, too many to mention

Composer - John Williams


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Hell. No. To. All. Of. Them.

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The cast was fine aside from Lois.... Not that Bosworth is a bad actress, but she doesn't fit the part completely.

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The cast was fine aside from Lois.... Not that Bosworth is a bad actress, but she doesn't fit the part completely.
Thank you, and this time I mean it.

 
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The Superman board seems to have come to pretty much of a standstill tonight. I've been hitting the refresh button on and off for about an hour and ... not much activity. Oh well, guess everyone's gone off to bed. I may as well too, just gone 5 in the morning where I am and the sun's coming up. Maybe when I check back in the morning some more people will have some more good things to say about my cast. And if not, maybe they'll phrase their criticism more constructively than

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Just found out there's a thread just like this in the Superman sequels section, so I guess this one is redundant. Oh well, sorry I set it up, I've posted my choices at the end of the other one now. Nite nite.

 
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Scarlett looks too young and is becoming a tad overpraised IMHO.

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Who would you go for?

 
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a reboot that has an older superman already established, one that has him in his late 30's early 40's.

Superman/clark kent: Clive Owen
Lois Lane: Sandra Bullock
Lex Luthor: Billy Zane or Bruce Willis
Perry White: Ed Harris
Brainiac: Hugo Weaving.
Metallo : Kiefer Sutherland.
Jor-el, in flash backs only: Mel Gibson.

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a reboot that has an older superman already established, one that has him in his late 30's early 40's.

Superman/clark kent: Clive Owen
Lois Lane: Sandra Bullock
Lex Luthor: Billy Zane or Bruce Willis
Perry White: Ed Harris
Brainiac: Hugo Weaving.
Metallo : Kiefer Sutherland.
Jor-el, in flash backs only: Mel Gibson.
That's not a reboot, that's a quasi partial semi sequel reboot.

 
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a reboot that has an older superman already established, one that has him in his late 30's early 40's.

Superman/clark kent: Clive Owen
Lois Lane: Sandra Bullock
Lex Luthor: Billy Zane or Bruce Willis
Perry White: Ed Harris
Brainiac: Hugo Weaving.
Metallo : Kiefer Sutherland.
Jor-el, in flash backs only: Mel Gibson.
Lmao! I'm sorry dude, I'm just not seeing it. I do like the idea of an older Supes though.

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I do like the idea of an older Supes though.
Me too, just not in a reboot.

 
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Its a reboot if singer and company are not involved. no kid, no new krypton, better suit. Its a reboot, not a semi sequel.

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Lmao! I'm sorry dude, I'm just not seeing it. I do like the idea of an older Supes though.
Hey thats kool. I can see it though.

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I'll start off with mine naturally:-

Clark Kent/Superman - Henry Cavill (he's 6'1, 24, he's got black hair, blue eyes, film experience, he'd make a much better Superman than Batman)

Jor-El - Gabriel Byrne (I was gonna say Anthony Hopkins, but I've found out he's gonna be 70 on New Year's Eve, and I don't think they should go with someone that old, digital effects or no digital effects. I personally think Ian McKellen looked like a waxwork in the opening scene of X-Men 3)

Lara - Catherine Zeta Jones

Lex Luthor - Ed Harris/Daniel Day-Lewis/Viggo Mortensen/Jason Isaacs (yeah, I know, I can't make my mind up, oh well, best to keep your options open)

Perry White - R. Lee Ermey/Brian Dennehy/Kurtwood Smith (he's funny)/John Mahoney (he's funny too, just watch Frasier)

Jonathan Kent - Jeff Bridges (yes, I know, Iron Man, but, come on, JEFF BRIDGES)/Michael Douglas (possibly? yes? no? maybe? no? ok then)/Martin Sheen (now isn't he rather an obvious choice? he has that Glenn Ford charm and humour)

Martha Kent - Frances McDormand/Meryl Streep (why not?)/Glenn Close (am I the only one who used to confuse Meryl Streep with Glenn Close when I was a kid?)Frances Conroy (reminds me of Phyllis Thaxter)/Julie Christie

Lois Lane - Scarlett Johansson (the only one I can really see in the role, myself, sorry)

Jimmy Olsen - Emile Hirsch (I think he'd be perfect, but he's not quite 2 years younger than Henry Cavill, I think there should be more of an age gap between Jimmy and CK, but then again, Brandon Routh is only a coupla years older than Sam Huntington)

Edit: Damn, I forgot:-

Director - Peter Jackson/Christopher Nolan/Martin Campbell (he's brought Bond back to life, TWICE, maybe he should be given a shot at Superman)/Marc Forster (he's doing the next Bond as well as having done Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland and Stranger Than Fiction)/Paul Haggis (he wrote the best Bond yet, IMO, maybe he could helm Superman's rebirth)/Steven Spielberg (yes I know, El Payaso, but I think it'd be really good, the guy has made some ****ing masterpieces)/Alfonso Cuarón/Mike Newell (anyone?)/Gore Verbinski/**** off Ang Lee, if it were up to you we'd see Superman wetting his red trunks/back slowly out of the room Singer, you don't even get a look in

Writer(s) - Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens & Fran Walsh/Christopher & Jonathan Nolan, David Goyer/Paul Haggis (see above)/the guys who wrote the first Pirates, too many to mention

Composer - John Williams

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Its a reboot if singer and company are not involved. no kid, no new krypton, better suit. Its a reboot, not a semi sequel.
Look up the word reboot on Wikipedia, better yet, here's the link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reboot_%28continuity%29 A reboot is a restart from the VERY BEGINNING.

 
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Well thats a hard one. Okay it's a restart so making the characters younger would make since instead of you know, making the characters look much younger even though 5 or 6 years had passed.

I would get 26 or 27 year old Kristen Bell as Lois Lane. She's in a little watched cancelled gem named Veronica Mars. She is pratically playing a young LL on the show and she does spunky better SMG. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

The Superman thing is hard. I liked the lead guy's look in the IMHO awful Texaschainsaw Massacre the Begining. Don't know how tall he is, though I could deal with the actor not being the tallest if he looked good other wise and played the role to a tee.

I honestly don't have anyone for Lex but I can tell you one thing I wouldn't have got Kevin Spacey for the role. Personally I would get a guy that is about only 10 years older than Superman and who is a good actor, obviously and is hansome...Hey a girl has to have eyecandy too!

The villain would be Metallo...because I fell in love with the character after watching the animated series. Just get a big guy for that role.

As you can see I don't have everything together yet but those are kinda my choices

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Superman: Josh Duhamel
Lois Lane: Jessica Biel

heh, yeah

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People are going to get on me for this but...I like your choices.

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Josh Duhamel is pushing 35 though.

 
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Look up the word reboot on Wikipedia, better yet, here's the link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reboot_%28continuity%29 A reboot is a restart from the VERY BEGINNING.
I did, and I found this little gem there. I still think you could call it a reboot, but a remake would work as well. Again, different jor-el, no kid, no New Krypton. I dont what else you could call it.


A reboot differs from a remake or a prequel, in that the latter two are generally consistent with the previously established continuity of the series; with a reboot, the older continuity is largely discarded while the new continuity is declared the official canon.

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means to discard all previous continuity in the series and start anew

 
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I'd like Jim Caviezel for an older Superman.

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