Discussion in 'Man of Steel' started by Thread Manager, May 16, 2013.
This has been bugging me too.
Prequel comic is incredibly interesting; and good too.
I wonder where Kara and Dev-Em are in modern day earth? Dead? Hiding among people? Cryo sleeping? Who was that person walking out of the ship?
Like Clark would have said; so many questions...
amen to that.
We might get one with the Knicks game tonight but I expect a new one tomorrow with the Grizzlies and Spurs.
Not too impressed with the comic. All the Kryptonians basically sound like us using expressions like 'sweet dreams' and 'eye for an eye'. Like that's common writing 101 not to do silly stuff like that. I blame Geoff Johns.
So Kara's ship is the one that lands on Earth. It isn't shown what happens to her but she's in the pilot seat when they crash land. Earth was not it's original destination. But somehow Jor-El must learn that it landed on Earth because he sent Kal-El there with the key to find and unlock it. This is way too confusing. And I'm not really sure how 'canon' we're to believe it is. I mean I know Goyer is credited as a writer but as far as I'm concerned, until it is explicit on film it is not canon.
Was Superman smilling while flying during that Wal Mart footage?
It's obviously left as a mystery for a reason. And the comic is a very clear canon-esque prequel as it directly ties in to things that will happen and appear in Man of Steel. I love that last page.
Yep. Im guessing he's having fun with his powers.
That's what I thought too. Then someone brought it up that he's looks like a kid in a candy store when he's flying in that shot. I guess that'll make the people who say "he's so brooding in the suit" shut up.
Not that wordings like that bothers me personally (I see the Kryptonian dialogue as translated to us with idioms and such we recognize even though the Kryptonian grammar and such probably would be way different), but note that while the story is from Goyer, Snyder and Johns, they are not the ones doing the actual scripting to the story.
And blaming Johns for bad writing? Johns is great imo.
Where's all of those people complaining about his lack of enjoyment now?
Looking forward to reading the comic. I'm not entirely sure of the context, but would Jor-El know that Kara was in that ship? Or that someone even survived?
I really do hope this makes the complainers wait to see the actual film before complaining that he is acting like Batman. Duh, of course he is lonely and sad at first. He's different from the other kids and knows it and he finds out he is an alien from another goddamn planet confirming just how different he is. That makes him lonely and yes a little brooding until he finds out what to do with his life, finds his destiny. It's called character developement people.
Yeah so kara lived on Earth thousands of years ago.
I'm not buying this. I feel like it's just a Easter-eggery (Kara, Thanagarians) type prequel that provides what could work as backstory for the scout ship on Earth and not clash with the narrative of MOS. The movie is surely not going to go into any of this however. We will just see the ship crash land in the arctic.
I consider it about as canon as all the Star Wars novels that have been released and continued the story of Luke, Leia and Han and whatever. Watch how Episode 7 is going to completely disregard all of them.
If they were to to go about bringing in Kara into the sequels which I very much doubt, they could use this as a base, but through the scripting process of different people giving it a pass and rewrites, plus casting influencing the direction they go in, it will no doubt be very different.
I stand that it's just a fun easter egg type 'prequel' that Goyer plotted that fills some blank spot of the movie. But I don't consider it canon.
^ WAAH! It's TOO MUCH LIKE BATMAN BECAUSE CLARK IS FISHING and the colors are bleak!
*Haterz, you kind of look STOOPID.
Well, we've kind of known that for a while with the scout ship being the FOS and there being sleep pods on it. Now we just know who was in the scout ship (Kara and Dev-em). We also know that Dev-em has been cast in the movie, so either he survives the crash and lives on earth, or he's in flash back scens on Krypton.
Edit: Never mind, didn't see the rest of the discussion. This has been covered.
Yeah, I was just saying in the Supergirl thread it could very well just tie-in in the comics and they don't have to deal with Supergirl at all in MOS, unless they want to in the future.
I am not entirely sure of the story in the comics as I have yet to read it, but it's not thousands of years ago that it landed is it?
I think Kara is hidden somewhere in cryo sleep, maybe even buried. Or maybe she took some kind of escape pod and is drifting in space?
We also know Dev-Em will be in the movie. Played by this guy.
Regarding the use of "Sol" in reference to our solar system, let's have a little fun and go through the process of reverse-Kryptonian linguistics, shall we? I'll also post this in my "Kryptonian Thread" for the sake of convenience.
I'll use my translation of the Kryptonian text from DSRW
as a template. Bear in mind this is ALL HYPOTHETICAL, based on conjectures made from Kryptonian names (family, personal, and common nouns i.e. "H'Raka") as well as my own imaginative philological attempts at a reverse transliteration.
So, using the phrase Hóxh vurk'tā síyktā edeag (my interpretation of the "You are not alone" text) coupled with H'Raka, Kelex, Kelor, Dev-Em, Zor, Jor, Elsi, Dar-Enx, Syra Ten-Ar, Rao, etc., I can infer some patterns amid the apparent "chaos", and assuming that the Kryptonians did indeed know of human life on Earth and (presumably) intercepted one or both of the Voyager "golden phonographs", I can safely assume that their variant of "Sol" being phonologically similar wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility.
However, since I never assume that it isn't "that simple," and since Kryptonian is a language far more ancient and homogenous than any human language, and for the sake of adding a little "flavor", let's assume that their approximation of "Sol" would be Xhaó, with a pronunciation of "K'shay-OH".
EDIT: I arrived at the final form Xhaó, based on Rao (which I assume will be pronounced "ROW" in the film)..I assume the -ao phoneme as being Kr. "star"
If they crash landed on Earth, how COULD they be dead? They'd be superhuman at that point. Unless one killed the other somehow.
Also, for those that can't see the comic. It actually shows someone opening the door an leaving the scout ship after it crash lands, so YES there is a Kryptonian on earth.
WB sure does seem interested in these NBA sports fans.
We'll have to agree to disagree on Johns. It astonishes me that he can be writing the Shazam back-up strip on Justice League which is fairly good, and yet be writing the main story and Justice League of America which is absolute dreck. Nothing he's done has been excellent though. Birthright is far stronger than Secret Origins. Morrison and Waid are just in another league, and yet Johns gets so much more exposure and power in the company.
As for the Kryptonian dialogue, yeah I see what you're saying, but I don't see why a writer wouldn't at least try come up with a new way that they would interact, instead of just using Earthlike expressions. Morrison did it excellently in Action Comics. They all spoke like a completely different society that is very analytical and scientifically informed.
It's a good audience to go after. I'm a bit of an NBA fan myself. I'm rooting on the Heat.
I've had this (drunken) debate about Johns with a friend. Johns is very commercial and he has been criticised as not having written something as memorable as "Birthright" or Morrison's. But his more commercial style is probably why he does have more power in the company.