Stories of spreading the news of Superman Returns...

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  1. SolidSnakeMGS

    SolidSnakeMGS Registered

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    I was on break at work today and in walks one of the hot model female co-workers. I was watching TV and what we were watching was boring, so she asked if she could flip the channel and I agreed. She flipped straight to Smallville, one of her favorite shows she tells me. I ask her why and she says because it's Superman (and also because of Welling).

    I asked her if she knew there was a new Superman movie coming out, and she said yes, but expressed disappointment that Welling was not Superman. I asked her if she'd seen the new Superman, and she said no. I tried to describe him by saying he is similiar in looks to Reeve back in the '78 movie. She said she didn't like that, and prefers the young, "more modern" Superman in Welling. I silently sighed in disappointment at that.

    She also said it would be confusing because she thinks of Welling as Superman, and to watch Smallville for so long and then to accept someone else as Superman is next to impossible.

    Do any of you guys have any stories like this?
     
  2. Sverdlovski

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    Well, yes. To many non-fans, when I tell them a new Superman movie is being made, they always ask if "the guy from Smallville" is going to play Supes, or if the movie has anything to do with the series.
     
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    This is not because I'm against Welling or anything but I have talked with TONS of people... Casual fans, and more hardcore fans... Not one time did anyone ever associate Welling with Superman. I've never ever once heard someone ask about him in regards to the new movie. The first question I'm always asked is "Who's playing Superman?" or "Does he look like Reeve at all?" When I say "Brandon Routh" they have no idea who he is but are excited that a new film is being made.
     
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    I don't see Welling as Superman, he is only Superboy.
     
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    I've talked with many people that feel as if Welling has been shafted, people that claim that they will not support the new Superman movie because of that.

    Though they fail to realize that Welling himself did not want to wear a suit and play Superman...but oh well.

    I have also talked with numerous people that did not know Superman Returns was coming out...to be honest, it needs to be promoted as heavy as X-3...even more so!!!

    I have talked with people that knew a new Superman movie was coming out, but they did not know that LOIS is going to be a single mom...and when I told them about that fact, they were like, what!?? No way, she can't be a single mom, and they were utterly disapointed. Makes me wonder how many main stream folks realize and understand that LOIS is going to be carrying baggage??? Makes me wonder if this fact will hurt this movie...single moms are a dime a dozen ya know. I just pray that she does not utter the words, "BABBY'S DADDY" in this movie. hahaha
     
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    1. welling is not superman. he plays clark kent.
    2. non-fans think that because in smallville hes name is clark kent they think that he is superman.
    3. what non-fans think doesnt matter to me since 70% of them will watch superman because of the effects,because they will see how a man can fly,spacey plays lex luthor.
    4. nice story. i belive you ,but i have a hard time to belive that a hot baybe would know that a new superman movie is coming out.
    5. non-bat fans thought that BB was a prequel. that time i realize that they just dont know a thing about this movies. or they are stupid(idiots).

    so does it really matter what they think about this comicbook movies? again they thought it was a prequel to bat89.
     
  7. Immortalfire

    Immortalfire The Pain of Fast Air

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    Amen on that one. I had to straighten out like 20 folks because this is what they said regarding Begins..."Why did they change the guy who killed his parents? Joker did it :confused: "

    Arrrrgh
     
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    Nah, not even Superboy... he is young Clark.
     
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    he plays clark kent/kal-el. nothing more. and didnt some of the writters said that kent will be the real person not superman?
     
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    I believe thats what Millar said, that Clark is the real person, Superman is the disguise.

    Im not 100% on that though... I have seen too many different quotes from people explaining what part of Clark/Kal/Superman is the 'real person' :D
     
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    damn, who cares if she wants Welling as superman, the fact that she's into that kind of stuff at all means you should marry her, immediately.
     
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    My friends and co-workers are indifferent. They just want a good movie.
     
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    ROFL. :up:
     
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    I think Welling is absolutely great, I really mean that.. and for a long time I wanted him to play the new superman in the movie, even after Routh was cast.. but not any more... Routh IS superman.. Welling IS Clark Kent, before Superman.. Welling is great, but he's representing Kal-El in a different stage of his life..
     
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    I run into a lot of people who say they'll wait for the DVD. Most love Christopher Reeve as Superman, but can't stand the camp of the 70's films, or the Pre-Crisis elements.

    I also see a lot of people who ask, "Who's the villain?" or "Who's Superman fighting in this movie?" When I explain that Luthor's the villain and that Superman's not fighting any supervillains in the film, that really doesn't thrill them too much. They can understand Luthor, but think someone else should be there for Superman to fight. They all say, "Superman's got a ton of villains, Brainiac, Darkseid, Metallo, Parasite, etc., why can't they be in the film?" I tell them, that's not the approach Singer wanted to take.
     
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    Really? Any casual fan I've ever talked to has only heard of Lex Luthor so are excited upon hearing he's in the film.
     
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    Well, my dark friend, maybe you missed the part where I mentioned that Smallville is one of her favorite shows which means she probably watches it a lot which means she might have seen the SR teaser that appears during an episode a while back.

    Plus it isn't exactly a top secret government project.

    Also, my job gets a free subscription to Entertainment Weekly, and Routh and Bosworth appeared on the cover. The magazine was in our break room for a whie.

    A hot baybe?? lol.
     
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    That's cool on your end. I guess the people that I've been talking to, have a different mindset. Not bad or wrong, or right. Just different.
     
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    I think what we would really like to know is did you tap dat?
     
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    All of that Bull**** will change after people see the upcoming theatrical trailer!:up: I'm so confident in this matter, people will be thinking "What the ****!?" SR is like a volcano... Seems pretty harmless, until it explodes.. and boy oh boy, the SR marketing will soon explode!!
     
  21. SolidSnakeMGS

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    Yeah, I agree the trailer is the key, as usual of course. But it will be more important in SR's case. It's going to have to really sell itself AND make itself clear just exactly what it is.

    No, not yet. I'll keep you up to date though, ok? :)
     
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    Keep track of all these people saying they wont see this movie. We'll see what they really did in July. I have a feeling after we see the trailer, alot of the s#!t talking will be flushed, except from the stubbern Negative Nancy's we see here.

    But to most people, Smallville will be an afterthought, because you will see Superman do Superman things, not pretty teens whine for a normal life and see kryptonite turn people into mutants. Im not argueing Smallville has an audience, but alot of them watch a show thats 90% WB teen demo show to see that 10% of Superclark. And Im willing to bet they are sick of getting scraps of Superman, and seeing his backstory ravaged to make good TV.

    People will recognise the REAL Superman, when it comes down to it.
     
  23. The Sage

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    What's interesting is that with the exception of Brainiac, most of the general public aren't aware of the villains mentioned here.

    In any case, I'm not really worried about the people who aren't thrilled about a brawl against a supervillain not being included and will only see a movie if there's a one on one fight. They can watch Elektra or Fantastic Four for all I care.
     
  24. The Sage

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    Agreed. I think a brief glimpse of a 25 minute airplane rescue sequence will change the opinions of those weary about the action.
     
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    ^ Action wont be the problem in this movie, cause when it comes to that, we'll see the most mindblowing and breathtaking action sequences ever to have been seen on film:) and the fact that scepticles and normal movie goers don't know that, will only make it that more mindblowing, seeing how no one is expecting it..!!!!!!!!
     

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