How long can Clark hide his identity?

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  1. KappeiJin Registered

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    I mean... at the end of the movie he became the famous eyeglassed clark. Now i must assume that nobody seen kal's face, except for few people like the family at the end or the soldiers, then for now it's fine.

    But how long could stand this scenario? It's 2013, everywhere you go you can find someone who can catch you on a camera. The net can spread everywhere your image in few seconds.

    Byrne's version made Supes uncatchable and not available to be taken on shot... will Goyer follow the same idea in the sequel? I'm afraid this could lead to a dead end. Come on, the world will discover soon Supes as a symbol of heroism and peace, then situations like "come to visit this school" (as can happen for a president...) will be unavoidable.

    What do you think?
     
  2. sf2 Registered

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    As long as the writer want it?
     
  3. KappeiJin Registered

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    Yeah, uhm... just in case you didn't know... a writer must manage some *reasonable* situations... and the clark identity issue is one of them...
     
  4. sf2 Registered

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    A personal hand phone is a necessity in today modern world. Have u seen any of the superheroes carry one?

    It's a movie.
     
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    He can always just rotate the earth a few times to wipe the slate clean. Everyone seems to love when he did that lame a$$ move so why not do it here. Then he can reclaim his dignity for his actions against ZOD and we wont have anymore nit picking. It will be MOS2: the prequel. No seriously I think its always up to the writers. Writers have made decisions in movies and comics that people never agree with but it always works itself out
     
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    Touchè.
    That made my day.
     
  8. AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    They could just present Clark in the glasses and have no real 'explanation'. The filmmakers say to the audience, yep, his whole disguise is a pair of black glasses, love it or leave. Just roll with it, and for all intents and purposes there exists a 'disguise'.

    Or they could have the subtext that most people know, ala Lois, but don't ever say anything aloud, and are happy/honoured to have Superman around amongst them.
     
  9. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    If there is collusion by the U.S. government then, yes it could be forever. As Bishop 6 (his call sign in New Frontier) he is an invaluable resource for the government. To those that think this inevitably leads to the "Superman is a lap dog of the government" crap from DKR, remember he said he would help on his own terms. Plus it's a Reese moment times a billion. We know Batman doesn't kill, but Reese couldn't know how he'd react, and Morgan Freeman set him straight. PERRY WHITE: (To government agent)"Let me see if I have this clear. You believe that my employee, one of the most respected journalists in media is secretly an alien of god like power who is bullet proof, fire proof and can bend steel with his bare hands. And you're plan is to try and blackmail this person into servitude? (snickers) Good luck. "
     
  10. BH/HHH You Are My World

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    This all depends on the writers really, now if they were to end this as a trilogy I could maybe seeing the secret coming out worldwide but with DCs plans for JL I don't see that happening.
     
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    How would anybody even guess clark is superman? Would people just assume superman wears contacts when he's in costume?

    Pretty sure his heat vision would mess them up.
     
  12. BH/HHH You Are My World

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    I think the thing people need to realise is I doubt people would even think Superman had a secret identity outside if those already in the know
     
  13. herolee10 No More Miracles

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    that and the fact that MOS didn't really establish Superman having his head shot taken and distributed for the public to see so the folks that have gotten that rare chance to see his face while he was doing something super heroic are folks that will likely never see him as "Clark Kent', or that they never knew he was Clark Kent from the beginning (having gone under an different alias like Joe), or they'll just keep it a secret as a sign of trust and respect towards him.
     
  14. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    I think the secret identity in MoS is something unique to superhero movies and even to an extent comic books in general.

    Lois definitely knows Clark's identity. Almost the entire town of Smallville knows. General Swanwick (and thusly probably the majority of the US government) most likely knows. Emil Hamilton and Perry White are in the "could find out if they were so inclined" category.

    Most of the world could do a little research and likely find out what odd things have happened in Smallville, Kansas in the past 50 years. Which would inevitably lead them to the name Kent. But it seems like the people of the world in MoS want to trust Superman and don't care to know his secret identity.

    I think its very interesting.
     
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    How do they know?
     
  16. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    Really? "I'm from Kansas." Zod destroyed Smallville. Smallville probably has a newspaper. Clark was involved in a mysterious school bus miracle as a kid.

    Same way Lois knows. It's really freaking obvious. And to me, it's more believable that the world knows and doesn't say anything (just like lois) than the world doesn't know and has no way of finding out.
     
  17. Reel Registered

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    People are assuming too much here.

    The only people that know 'Superman' and 'Clark Kent' are the same person are as follows:
    Martha Kent
    Lois Lane
    Pete Ross
    Lana Lang
    Whitney Fordham
    Possibly Smallville Police Officer who drove Lois to Kent Farm
     
  18. herolee10 No More Miracles

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    I wouldn't think Lana or Whitney especially would know since if Whitney knew what Clark could do from when they were teenagers, then he wouldn't have picked a fight with him to begin with and we don't know what's happened with Lana since she was a teen and whether she still thinks that Clark is "strange/unique".
     
  19. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    And why would those people tell no one when Superman saved the world?
     
  20. sf2 Registered

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    Only pete n lana? saw it. People wouldn't believe them because they r kids n it's just too far a stretch. They would rather believe miracle did happen.

    That's why the kids bully Clark to see if he is really powerful. N that's wht kents could carry on their life normally in smallville. Because that's just a miracle incident.
     
  21. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    I think in the 1950s people would rather believe a miracle happened. But it's 2013.
     
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    The world end on 21 12 12 rings any bells??? People believe in lot of superstition.
     
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    This is exactly what i thought... all of his school mates already knows, after the bus rescue scene... (news travel fast in school)...

    and it didn't take lois long at all to track him down... all the oil riggers knows... (beard or not)...

    That's why i thought the Tornado and letting his dad die to safeguard his identity is so weak and stupid.. cause, let's face it.. the cat is out of the bag... he basically let his dad die for nothing...

    and anyone in the world who wanted to know can easily track him down the way lois did...

    If they can track down Osama, you think it'll be that difficult to track a person who you know lives in kansas all his life down? he never gets sick, he's probably never been vaccinated, there'll be tons of things that stands out...

    But, it's a movie, we will just pretend no one knows...
     
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    If something like that happened to your kids, and they swore on their lives that a kid picked up a bus and walked to the shore, would you believe them?
     
  25. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    Well, seeing how fast he moves and how high in the air he usually his when he's flying around, getting a clear photo of him isn't going to be easy.

    Besides, even if there is a clear photo of him in the media at one point, people who see Clark Kent on the street are more likely to think "Hey, that guy kind of looks like Superman!" than "Hey, it's Superman!"
     

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