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Old 04-13-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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I'm sure you guys have seen the video where Zach kinda makes fun of the glasses clark wears.... So What if they dont have clark wear them in MOS?? How will they change the story to protect his identity? Any Ideas?? After that video and the fact that there are zero photos of clark with glasses and the fact they wanna make this flim seem more real and make more sense, I truly think they went a new route.

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Set pics and a brief comment by Zack Snyder in an interview with Carson Daly have people wondering if Clark Kent will be without his trademark glasses in the upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel.
While tradition dictates that Clark will have glasses we have yet to see a picture of Henry Cavill sporting a pair. But there is the slight possibility that he won’t wear them and the question is, can it work?
Now the idea of Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent using glasses to conceal his true identity is pretty ridiculous, but this is the make believe world of comics, and if we want the escapism from reality it provides, then some suspension of disbelief is required. I for one can accept that Superman puts on a pair of glasses and nobody realises that mild mannered Clark Kent and the Man of Steel are one in the same. Of course the glasses are only part of the disguise. As Clark he also puts on an act, in some versions he’s a bumbling oaf (Superman the Movie, All Star Superman), where he acts almost like a cartoon character or one of the three stooges. He would often clumsily bump into people and things (while simultaneously saving their lives). He’d also stumble on his words and stutter. In Superman Birthright he was just a quiet guy who no one really takes notice of because he appears so meek and boring that he disappears into the background (there’s a momemnt where the cleaner turns off the light even though Clark is still working because he didn’t notice he was there!). Other times he appears as a confident man who is a darned good reporter (Superman the Animated series, The Adventures of Superman) and also a very tough individual – admittedly this is probably the worst of all the disguises as there’s not that much distinction between the two characters. To be honest the one interpretation that got it right was Superman Returns (yes Singer did get some stuff right). Clark Kent was quiet, shy, and klutzy, although not to the point of being over the top like he was in Superman the Movie.
If you were to forgo the glasses the character could use prostehtics, fake beards etc. but that would be a tad too extreme. If there is one man who could figure out a way to make us believe Clark Kent isn’t Superman without the use of glasses it’s Christopher Nolan. His Batman films have taken the comic book genre to a whole new level of realism (well as realistic as it can get with a man fighting crime in a rubber batsuit). When David Goyer wrote the script and approached Nolan with the idea he stated that he had figured out how to make a Superman film work – even Nolan admitted he was intrigued with Goyer’s take:
“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman,’” Nolan recalled. “I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.”
Until an official photo is released we have no idea if the glasses will be part of the disguse or not. One possible theory is that Superman won’t reveal his disguise until the end of the movie as he won’t have a need for it until that point (e.g. Superman Earth One). One thing is for sure though, with Nolan, Goyer and Snyder involved chances are we will finally get the Superman movie that we’ve been wanting. But until we see a picture, a trailer or the film itself the debate will continue. So what do you think can it work without the glasses?

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Didn't he have the ability of contorting his face muscles to look like a totally different person? Probably going with that

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Contacts? i have no idea

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Old 04-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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That pic of Cavill as Superman makes his eyes look different. Maybe its just me but it could be contacts. That, with the addition of slicked hair (seems to be more slicked this time around than his classic Superman hairdo). Then as Clark Kent, the hair is a tad different. More classic without the contacts. Some set pics he's got the beard going. Ehhhh im just spit-ballin. They'll figure out a way to differ the two. Especially if Snyder finds the whole glasses thing to be ridiculous

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He can suck his beard in as Superman.

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Like the reasoning behind retreading the origin, using the Clark Kent persona (i.e. glasses) will have to be established here to cover their asses, thanks to the lawsuits/rights-issues. Even if its just at the very end of the film.

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So WB have to use every aspect of Action Comics #1 to keep the rights?

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Clark Kent needs his glasses. The glasses is part of the costume of Clark Kent. It's not just the glasses, but it's Clark Kent's persona that shields him from others.

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Clark Kent needs his glasses. The glasses is part of the costume of Clark Kent. It's not just the glasses, but it's Clark Kent's persona that shields him from others.

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if they take away the glasses im done with this flick. im already not happy with the way it's going.

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Maybe instead of glasses, Clark will just have Bruce Willis' eyes. That would be a pretty good disguise.

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Maybe instead of glasses, Clark will just have Bruce Willis' eyes. That would be a pretty good disguise.
Or Sean Penn's eyes, I hear they are the best .

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if they take away the glasses im done with this flick. im already not happy with the way it's going.

Wow... if its a better idea and makes more sense and makes Superman matter to people you should be all for it! Cleary you could care less if this movie is great.

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Or Sean Penn's eyes, I hear they are the best .
Brilliant!


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Perry: Kent? What about him?
Lois: I don't know. It's just... when you're around him... does he remind you of... someone else?
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In terms of glasses and the reality in film: we've seen great ideas; Reeve playing two roles instead of one pretending to be another, and All-Star Superman having Clark using his costume to protray a chubby version of himself, etc. So I think it's very possible and believable for that idea to work. But I also think that, coming from what Nolan has done, that in order to make the glasses work, or hell make the idea that no one will know Clark is Superman to work, that he wouldn't look at what the comics has done. Which, in the end, maybe we should do too.

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Maybe he doesn't need the disguise?

Maybe he acts gay?

Nobody would imagine Clark being Superman if he talked like Harvey Fierstein.

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LMAO... that would certainly be a different take on the character.

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As long as he doesn't identify himself as CLARK KENT during scenes like these (where he doesn't wear the glasses), we should be fine:



The glasses won't work if the public has seen Clark Kent behaving normally and not wearing them before he adapts the disguise.

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What If the glasses are gone!

Millions of die-hard Supes fans will ‘asplode. Meh, it’ll thin the herd.

(Btw, an interrogative headline requires a question mark. )

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I said this before and i'll say it again... I don't think Snyder was mocking the glasses... I think he was indicating the glasses as one aspect that is usually mocked, and just saying that in this interpretation people will be able to see beyond those things...

I really do think we will have glasses, at least by the end of the film.

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As long as he doesn't identify himself as CLARK KENT during scenes like these (where he doesn't wear the glasses), we should be fine:



The glasses won't work if the public has seen Clark Kent behaving normally and not wearing them before he adapts the disguise.
That picture is likely before becoming the Clark Kent of Metropolis.
I'm sure the glasses come on in the final scenes when CK the reporter is introduced.

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if they take away the glasses im done with this flick. im already not happy with the way it's going.
Oh shhhhh grumpster. Don't be such a purist

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