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Love It 145 64.73%
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:37 AM   #901
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i cannot say i noticed that before.. but yeah it is unlike anything we have seen before. It doesn't look as 'stylised' as it did in the comics - a hairy chest is far easier to draw i guess... unless that pic is a joke..

Either way... it's definitly superMAN

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:11 AM   #902
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I'm pretty sure McG's Superman would have been serious. Terminator Salvation and We Are Marshall weren't campy comedies, I see no reason why his Superman would be.

It's like saying "Zack Snyder directing? Great. Now Superman is gonna dress like an anime schoolgirl."
I'd like to give McG the benefit of the doubt, but during casting he was, at one point, seriously considering Justin Timberlake as Superman and Beyonce as Lois Lane.

In addition, all McG had directed up to that point were the two campy Charlie's Angels movies and high-camp music videos like "Walking On the Sun". Warner hired him based off this because they figured he knew what "the kids" liked.

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #903
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I'd like to give McG the benefit of the doubt, but during casting he was, at one point, seriously considering Justin Timberlake as Superman and Beyonce as Lois Lane.

In addition, all McG had directed up to that point were the two campy Charlie's Angels movies and high-camp music videos like "Walking On the Sun". Warner hired him based off this because they figured he knew what "the kids" liked.
Did they hire him for We Are Marshall because they wanted him to camp it up? And when asked about his vision in a 2009 interview his specific desire was to make him "more dark and complicated."

Haven't heard about Justin Timberlake or Beyonce, but again, they've both done serious things too. Directors consider lots of things, doesn't mean it's their ideal choice or something they're particularly fond of. As far as I know Henry Cavill, Josh Hartnett, and Brendan Fraser were the ones who were actual contenders, Cavill being the favorite. Selma Blair and Scarlett Johannson were up for Lois. And Johnny Depp and Robert Downey, Jr. up for Lex.

I'm not saying it would have been good, but he wasn't hired to make a campy movie and he had no intention of making a campy movie.

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #904
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Yeah, McG wanted Beyonce for Lois, or at least seriously considered her. I know Timberlake was also targeted, but I remember hearing that was Jon Peters' idea, not McG's. Though maybe McG was also interested in him.

Anyway, I'm not sure how McG's Superman would have turned out, but I'm glad it didn't happen. Even though Cavill probably would have been Superman anyway, he's older now and has matured a lot as an actor. I wasn't wild about him playing Supes back then because he was so young that it might not have worked. But now, I can't think of a better choice.

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Old 12-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #906
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I guess I'm not an attention to detail whore, cause I didn't notice till someone pointed it out

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Old 12-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #907
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Well of course McG isn't going to say he was going to make a campy film, no one actually wants to make camp, nine times out of ten it's accidental. But given the script and the creative elements involved (Jon Peters), I'd say the finished product stood a good chance of being camp.

Hartnett and Fraser were considered when Ratner was helming, not McG.

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Well of course McG isn't going to say he was going to make a campy film, no one actually wants to make camp, nine times out of ten it's accidental. But given the script and the creative elements involved (Jon Peters), I'd say the finished product stood a good chance of being camp.

Hartnett and Fraser were considered when Ratner was helming, not McG.
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I believe Fraser was considered when McG was still on the project. I remember reading an article when the movie was announced that Fraser was hitting the gym hard because he was trying to land the role. Not sure about Hartnett though.

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I read that Hartnett landed the role under Brett Ratner but when he was told it would be 3 movies over 10 years he declined. I can't remember the book I read but it said that Hartnett did a screen test and aced it. I think Hartnett would've been a great choice.

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Hartnett is a solid actor but I've never felt he was a good fit for Superman. I could see him as another hero character though.

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Hartnett is a solid actor but I've never felt he was a good fit for Superman. I could see him as another hero character though.
I think he'd have been great to be honest but we'll never know. I'm just glad we've got Cavill and Man of Steel now.

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Still dont see the problem...
The chest hair is another thing he needs to keep is identity a secret.

The Clark Kent we see in Metropolis isn't manly enough for chest hair. So, he obviously can't be Superman.

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The chest hair is another thing he needs to keep is identity a secret.

The Clark Kent we see in Metropolis isn't manly enough for chest hair. So, he obviously can't be Superman.
Your avatar is so full of awesome.

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Your avatar is so full of awesome.


The first time I saw the original GIF for it, I couldn't stop looking at it and laughing at the baby's face.

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The chest hair is another thing he needs to keep is identity a secret.

The Clark Kent we see in Metropolis isn't manly enough for chest hair. So, he obviously can't be Superman.
No it's fine he wears pink furry thongs underneath his Clark suits no one suspects a thing.

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No it's fine he wears pink furry thongs underneath his Clark suits no one suspects a thing.

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The first time I saw the original GIF for it, I couldn't stop looking at it and laughing at the baby's face.
Do you have a link?

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Do you have a link?
Yeah, it was from here...

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I'm really glad I'm 27 years out from being a baby. My mom still tries to squeeze our cheeks, but we've been underweight since toddlerhood.

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I'm really glad I'm 27 years out from being a baby. My mom still tries to squeeze our cheeks, but we've been underweight since toddlerhood.

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Are we really having a discussion on Cavill's chest hair ? Lemme just slit my wrists... then again there is not much to talk about, but really !? Chest hair !? lol

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Are we really having a discussion on Cavill's chest hair ? Lemme just slit my wrists... then again there is not much to talk about, but really !? Chest hair !? lol
Chest hair and its power to help with Superman's disguise.

As well as cute babies that look funny when you squeeze their faces.

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