The Daily Planet - Superman News and Speculation Thread (🚨SPOILERS🚨)

Yeah, I want a Clark that's a disguise, and the two person love triangle. It feels like it's been a long time since we've seen those concepts, while some of the alternatives can be seen in Superman media right now.
 
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In James Gunn’s own words:
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Invoking Superman's compatriots aka those he's had a known history and fellowship with, implying you can't tell a true Superman story without them, then trotting out these randos- Metamorpho, Guy Gardner, Mr. T, to prove that, is quite the outrageous spin. :funny:

I get WB poisoned the well using the more recognizable allies, for a franchise launch that was an incoherent mess, needed a reshoot of a reshoot to deliver an already dead in the water final act.
Yet almost a decade later, WB hire the guy whose whole approach borders on tongue-in-cheek cynical self-parody of the material, to develop their whole Universe?

(Pulling from Giffen, DeMatteis, Maguire, era and approach), like Gunn's shtick today works, and is great fun, the guys you bring in when you have given up on the original concept, are out of ideas for it, or anyone approaching it seriously, and you can only do somewhat meta, self referential parody of it.
Mostly using secondary offbeat quirky b team characters, to mock the classic.
Which from what I see here, is about where WB is with this franchise.

That this is really what DC/WB (and some fans) are hinging their hopes of the new DC Cinematic Universe on is hysterical.
 
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Trying to collect some positives I can see:

1. Curly = more chance of S curl
2. Will be great for Clark/Jimmy dyamic
3. She's totally calling him Smallville
4. I love secret identity hijinks
 
I don't think Cain's Clark was dorky at all
He was a huuuge dork, whose excuses for Super-activity were silly things like “I have to go…return a library book!” Or “that was my barber…I’m late for a haircut!” and who amused himself by playing baseball with himself while doing all the announcer voices, and was always boring Lois or Perry with obscure facts about niche cultures he picked up while traveling the world. He just wasn’t a cartoonish dork. Like, he seemed like a real guy, but still, a very wholesomely dorky one. Just like Tyler Hoechlin’s Clark. They are spiritually VERY similar takes.
 
In the very short time we had with Henry Cavill‘s Clark Kent at the daily planet, he always looked like a supermodel in office setting photoshoot

Turns out being way too ridiculously good looking can be a problem after all
Henry looked a Curt Swan Clark Kent drawing come to life. They captured that look of that era quite flawlessly. He looked perfect for what they were going for. Clark going toe to toe and pushing back against Perry was strong.

Routh looked more like the super model IMO.
 
I like Clark actually being a little dorky at least. Dont like all of it being a an act but him being kind of a bumbling goofball at times to begin it is my fav take on him. With him trying to blend in compounding the ridiculousness a bit.
 
I love this. But it’s funny. I was thinking the other day about how dangerous it would be if there were actually people as powerful as Superman walking around. Clark would be, at best, dislocating the shoulders of every person he bumped into, no matter how hard he tried to avoid it. At worst, he might rip some of their arms off.

Obviously I never want to see something like that in a Superman movie but it’s just funny (and horrifying) to think about.
 
I love this. But it’s funny. I was thinking the other day about how dangerous it would be if there were actually people as powerful as Superman walking around. Clark would be, at best, dislocating the shoulders of every person he bumped into, no matter how hard he tried to avoid it. At worst, he might rip some of their arms off.

Obviously I never want to see something like that in a Superman movie but it’s just funny (and horrifying) to think about.
Not if he’s bumping into them at normal speed, with normal force. I’ve always loved the idea that a bit of natural clumsiness come from him being like a bull in a china shop in crowded areas (like that street, or the Planet newsroom) - because there’s always a little extra tension/nervousness for him being surrounded by that many people he could all-too-easily hurt.
 
So, somebody filmed a few seconds of that scene of him as Clark Kent:


He’s perfect. Absolutely perfect. :funny:


I am picturing this normal speed and every time he dodges a bystander, it crosses over into focused slow motion, and then normal speed with sound, and then slow motion while he's dodging, etc while saying " 'scuse me, sorry..'scuse me"..👓

For me, "dorkiness" and "clumsiness" are two different things with Clark. I always tend to enjoy his dorkiest moments. Hoechlin was perfection with that.
 
I hear there's a running gag of Clark going through about six or seven mice.
 
He looks naturally hilarious as well. I can laugh at this without knowing I'm doing so..in a good and complimentary way without forced humor. I can see what JG is going for.

I immediately laughed when I saw the photo.

Clark being the disguise and played a little for laughs also doesn’t inherently equal him acting like a total bumbling moron.

So weird that people think the character will now just act one way for 120+min based off of one photo and their preconceived notions. There's gonna be an entire performance here.
 
He looks so ****ing stupid. I love it immeasurably. It's a stretch but I'm hoping the blatant silliness means we're getting some fun, performative Clark Kent perona stuff - I find it a little boring when there isn't a certain element of performance going on in universe there.
Yeah plus the last two Clark’s have been Superman’s real personality. Especially Superman and Lois even though I love Tyler as Clark.
 

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