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Old 07-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #26
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This is going to be one of the greatest superhero cast ever now to add Dustin Hoffman as Perry White.

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:31 PM   #27
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He was awesome in House. Great choice.

What worries me is the idea of two big actors doing generals, shouldn't one be enough? Which leads me to the question, could Meloni be used for Metallo (blergh) with a different origin?

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:34 PM   #28
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He was awesome in House. Great choice.

What worries me is the idea of two big actors doing generals, shouldn't one be enough? Which leads me to the question, could Meloni be used for Metallo (blergh) with a different origin?
From, what I heard they were suppose to use Birthright now Metallo sounds like Superman: Secret Origin as the plot so which one is it?


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Old 07-08-2011, 05:39 PM   #29
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From, what I heard they were suppose to use Birthright now Metallo sounds like Superman: Secret Origin.
They could use elements from both of those stories.

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #30
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They could use elements from both of those stories.
And actually both are probably my favorite Superman Graphic Novels!

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:43 PM   #31
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Here's my prediction!

Meloni is General Lane, who is anti-Superman, in typical Marvel General Ross fashion.
But the General played by Lennix, is the government guy who secretly believes in the Man of Steel and cuts him a break whenever he can. Lennix is the good general.
I think at one point, Superman will be captured by General Lane and the military, and Lennix's character will free him somehow.
Just wild speculation here,
but you all have to admit, the military presence in this movie is very significant, with two generals (not counting Zod), and one (Meloni's) being a major character in the film.
We're getting an The Incredible Hulk type plot here, with Zod thrown in for good measure.
Sounds interesting!

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:01 PM   #32
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It would be better if Lane is the one who believes in Superman, that way you're not blatantly ripping off The Hulk. Afterall, what would be different about recycling plot points from Hulk, right?

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:06 PM   #33
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i doubt they care if the hulk did it somewhat if it is essential to the story they want to tell then so be it

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It would be better if Lane is the one who believes in Superman, that way you're not blatantly ripping off The Hulk. Afterall, what would be different about recycling plot points from Hulk, right?
Sam Lane is definitely a villain. He hated all the Kryptonians, more so than Lex even.

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Sam Lane is definitely a villain. He hated all the Kryptonians, more so than Lex even.
Sam Lane wasn't always a villain.

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Sam Lane wasn't always a villain.
He was never a good guy though. He became worse during the Kryptonian invasion.

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The character wasn't originally a General nor was he a villain, so I see no reason to follow post crisis Lane to the letter, especially when he is a carbon copy of Ross.

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The character wasn't originally a General nor was he a villain, so I see no reason to follow post crisis Lane to the letter, especially when he is a carbon copy of Ross.
He was a down and out back then, that's boring

Besides, I liked the bad relationship he had with Lois. Even implying he would kill her!

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He was a down and out back then, that's boring

Besides, I liked the bad relationship he had with Lois. Even implying he would kill her!
I like that stuff too.....when it was in The Hulk comics.

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how is a carbon copy of ross when sam lane was created 4 years before thunderbolt lol

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #41
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Here's my prediction!

Meloni is General Lane, who is anti-Superman, in typical Marvel General Ross fashion.
But the General played by Lennix, is the government guy who secretly believes in the Man of Steel and cuts him a break whenever he can. Lennix is the good general.
I think at one point, Superman will be captured by General Lane and the military, and Lennix's character will free him somehow.
Just wild speculation here,
but you all have to admit, the military presence in this movie is very significant, with two generals (not counting Zod), and one (Meloni's) being a major character in the film.
We're getting an The Incredible Hulk type plot here, with Zod thrown in for good measure.
Sounds interesting!
This sounds absolutely spot-on.
Don't know why some people are getting confused or believing that there can't be *three* generals in this movie (Zod, Lane, Swanwick). The storyline sounds like it's going to revolve around two major wars anyway --- one back home on Krypton, and another here on Earth brought by Zod.

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With the exception of possibly the battle scene when the machine's invaded, Lennix was by far the best thing about the "real world" in the Matrix sequels; this is coming from a HUGE fan who even - reluctantly - defends that trilogy on occasion.

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I like Lennix...he's a good addition to the cast. He played a good role in DOLLHOUSE.


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how is a carbon copy of ross when sam lane was created 4 years before thunderbolt lol
General Ross first appeared in 1962 and General Sam Lane was introduced in the 80's, so what are you talking about?

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #45
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Good god, if they have General Sam Lane as Lois's military father who hates Superman I'm going to be pissed to no end. It's not realistic. It's cliche. It's stupid.

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General Ross first appeared in 1962 and General Sam Lane was introduced in the 80's, so what are you talking about?
There was a pre-crisis version of Sam Lane that was a horse farmer, who did in fact appear before Thunderbolt. But technically if you did look the character it would seem as if he debuted before.

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There was a pre-crisis version of Sam Lane that was a horse farmer, who did in fact appear before Thunderbolt. But technically if you did look the character it would seem as if he debuted before.
That's what I'm talking about; Sam Lane was not a General before Crisis. General Sam Lane was created after Ross.

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Good god, if they have General Sam Lane as Lois's military father who hates Superman I'm going to be pissed to no end. It's not realistic. It's cliche. It's stupid.
how is it unrealistic for a general to have hatred towards an alien possibly invading earth

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yay! that first black guy to be cast in MOS...........sorta...

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how is it unrealistic for a general to have hatred towards an alien possibly invading earth
That's not unrealistic. What's unrealistic is that the general is the alien's love interest's father. It's forced. It just screams stupid comic book cliche.

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