The Old Official Superman Casting Thread

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The Next Superman Film: Cast Your Superman

  1. Brandon Routh

  2. Tom Welling

  3. Henry Cavill

  4. Michael Trucco

  5. Other

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  1. zerohour films Registered

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    I just don't think this would work for Superman as it does for some characters. One thing I think people over look is that it's not just about height. It's about the actor's size in general. Movie magic only gets you so far.

    Look at those Japanese car ads with Bomber as Superman. Yes I know some will argue that the commercial isn't like a big budget film and that they aren't doing what could be done. Sorry, still don't see it working.

    To me you can give him another inch or two and he still would look way too small for Supes. His (or any actor of the same height) overall build and proportions are much smaller than you would get with someone say over six feet tall and it shows.

    I still hold strong to the opinion that the actor playing Superman at least has to be 6'1". Just my opinion though.
     
  2. elgaz Registered

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    And not just 6"1+, he needs to be broad and built. There's lot of tall actors around with muscles, but Superman always looks big - not too big that he can't carry off the Clark Kent role, but big enough to be intimidating.

    That's one of the reasons Welling gets mentioned for the role a lot, he's naturally muscular with a farmboy type build. Justin Hartley who plays Oliver Queen on Smallville is a similar height, but doesn't look anywhere near as big as Welling. If Welling put in the same amount of gymn time that Routh did for SR, he'd be massive.
     
  3. Puckenstein JETPACKS ON

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    I agree with you, but just to clarify, I wasn't advocating a 5'9" actor play Superman. I'm a Cavill supporter, and some people think that he comes in too short at 6'1". I think that's silly. But I'm happy to see he would fit your height requirement.

    I also think that if Cavill hit the gym, he could easily pack on the pounds and muscle. Some people will also disagree with this, and I don't claim to be an expert on physique, but I look at him & see the potential.
     
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    to all the cavill supporters-
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  5. Superark The Purveyor of Good

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    Wow, I mean Wow!! I hope this post of your is full of sarcasm and jokes Lucid! Otherwise this post is just another of yours that irks the hell out of me!

    First let me say, I'm not criticizing you simply because you like Cavill and not Routh. That's your cup of tea, not mine, and that's cool! Many of us have different choices. That's the fun of the casting thread! So let me just make that clear to you.

    However, maybe it's just who you are and because you are passionate that you maybe don't realize it, but the arrogance you display in your post is unreal. Just like your post before, the one where you claimed because you were a director you could see something in Cavill that we couldn't and that made your choice more right, this post does the same thing. Only this time your claiming because you were "right" about Ledger's Joker that somehow makes what you think about Cavill right. Gimme a break! I mean if you are so right, then why hasn't Cavill been snatched up for the NUMBER of roles he's auditioned for? Anybody can be right or wrong about anything, we don't know for sure. How many people "knew" Spacey was going be an awesome Lex, only to turn find out that they felt he was horribe?
    I love how you can see Cavill as Superman, ya know as clear as daylight, but several people can't. Yet we'll see right? I guess we're just not enlightened yet like you are.

    It's not a coincidence that there are people who belittle Routh? I guess because he has detractors that make it true. Well is it a coincidence that there are people who praise him? Does that not make it true? Lucid, it's call an opinion! No ones is more right or wrong.

    I LOVED Routh's performance and passionately have praised him, but speaking for only for myself, I have no personal stake in the guy's success. It would great if he came back, but ya know what, if he doesn't get chosen, oh well! I am a Superman fan first and foremost and I want what's best for the character and I'd hope the next actor would do a good job. I have even stated in the past that if Routh wasn't coming back I would't mind them giving Jared Padalecki a look. But according to your words because I liked Routh, I must have some personal interest and have "no perception acting abilitly or screen presence." Then again, I guess I'm not a director am I? :whatever:

    Hey guess what Lucid?! I'm a die hard Superman fan and SR entertained the hell out of when I saw it at the midnight showing! It did so for many others as well! It made you sleepy. Well to each there own. I'm sorry you did not enjoy it. But I don't consider you any less of a Superman fan. Stop being so pretensious!

    And that last comment about your theory of buddies and mothers is just ridiculous! I hope that was simply a sarcastic response to MP's stupid comment, that basically said the same thing, and nothing more. Sorry MostPowerful, I love ya but your praise/defense of Routh can be overbearing at times and hypocritical.


    Lucid, I'm not trying to start some internet beef or fight with you. You have shown respect to me and always been civil in your posts. But I do find some of your recent posts to be condescending to those who don't share your views about Cavill. I believe you somehow hold yourself in high regard and think your opinion, and that's what it is, holds more water than others. You clearly are passionate about your choice and I think that's great. But don't act as if everyone elses viewpoint/choice is null and void of any value or signifigance. You should take a few cues from I See Spidey and DavidTyler, among others.

    BTW, I took you up on your request to hear from Routh fans what exactly they liked about Routh as Superman and wrote a very in-depth post, since you wanted to actually debate and not just read "he was great." I have yet to see a response from you detailing what it is that you did not like.
     
  6. MAN O STEEL ONE BAD DAY!

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    Because the Cavill fans are sick of Cavill being the but of the jokes around here while Routh is treated like the second coming of Superman in the flesh. It's not nasty in any way it's just that there's only so much certain fans can take, either that or the person simply didn't read it as such & took it the wrong way. Not a big deal.




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  7. GreenKToo In the fire

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    It does get old. Routh was ok as Superman and I wouldnt be against him coming back, but I wouldnt shed a tear if he were replaced either.
     
  8. MAN O STEEL ONE BAD DAY!

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    To Annie.J88
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  9. Double Down A New Kind of Thrill

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    The love and hate for each of the actors goes both ways. There are people who come in and post every day about nothing other than what a bad actor they think Routh is. They put up pictures with his hair on a plank of wood. Etc.
    Meanwhile, Cavill fans come in here repeatedly with phrases such as: "He is a Greek God." "He was born to play Superman." "Those who want Cavill are the only ones on these boards who really appreciate the fine art of acting."
     
  10. zerohour films Registered

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    I wasn't saying anything against you or Cavill...I stepped into the party late so sorry if it seemed so. I actually think facially he has an awesome look for Superman that has only gotten better over these last few years.

    Build/stature wise I am not sure. I'd have to watch some more of the Tudors or something to get a better idea. But at 6'1" with the proper workout, I bet he would look really good in the role.

    I was just piping in because having seen the argument about camera tricks/lifts, etc for Superman before, I personally don't think that is all there is to it.

    Cheers!
     
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