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#21 Posted on
Here's the big question: Who would actually be stupid enough to take the lead role in a Superman Movie? Becoming Superman is almost as bad as being a Von Erich, eventually, you'll have something hideous happen to destroy your life.
Also, unless they take the score from the original movies, the public will riot.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33

    Originally posted by A-MOL

      Hey, be fair here - "Planet of the Apes" may not have been the finest piece of American cinema of all time, but Burton's two Batman movies were probably the best things ever done with the franchise outside of the actual comics. The horrid Batman movies were made by Joel "Hack" Schumaker - Burton was long gone by that point.




    It is at this time I must mention the ~BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES, which are quite awesome. batman as a whole rules, the exception being those Schumaker movies.

    As for Superman....I think he's overrated. In the cartoons he's cool because he's not overpowered. In the comics he's nearly invincable. I think the new Justice League cartoons probably have it the way I think superman should be.



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#23 Posted on
    Originally posted by WhoBettahThanDeion
    God, damn. I liked Planet of the Apes.


I, myself am a huge Burton fan, but I have no intention of ever watching the film based on one fact - the Humans talk. It is to Planet Of The Apes fans the non-destruction of Krypton. The whole point of the film and novel is apes and humans swap roles. He could even have done a cute thing, like a couple of humans talking in sign language, a it would have been OK. Plus, from what I've heard, at least when they cast a model as Nova for the original, they had the sense not to let her speak.

Back to the Supes Curse, at the time of writing, Dean and Teri seem to have dodged it, unless you count their careers as victims.

(edited by A-MOL on 1.10.02 1217)


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#24 Posted on

    Originally posted by A-MOL
    Back to the Supes Curse, at the time of writing, Dean and Teri seem to have dodged it, unless you count their careers as victims.


Also, Tim Daly was the voice of Superman from the cartoons, and he's doing OK. (I wish he was still voicing Supes in Justice League, but ah well.)

We're keeping a close eye on Tom Welling (from Smallville) as well.

You know who I think should play Superman if they make a new movie? Jim Cavaziel.



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#25 Posted on
Deion, if Gilliam is ever going to go into comic book stuff, I say someone give him the $300 million or so he thinks it would take for his vision of "Watchmen" to be properly made into a movie, and just let the fur fly.



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#26 Posted on



Yes. He's a huge comic book fan. He pretty much resurrected the Daredevil comic, the film of which he is directing.



Um, yes, that's him, but he's not directing Daredevil. That's a guy named Mark Steven Johnson, who directed Simon Birch.

Smith is currently directing Jersey Girl, *also* starring Ben Affleck. Perhaps you just confused them.

Edit: friggin' HTML. The preview button is your friend.

(edited by Teapot on 5.10.02 2218)
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#27 Posted on
    Originally posted by A-MOL

      Originally posted by tomvejada
      Is the Kevin Smith that wrote one of the versions of the Superman script, the same one that directed Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back?




    Yes. He's a huge comic book fan. He pretty much resurrected the Daredevil comic, the film of which he is directing. He was meant to be working with Burton on the script but apparently Burton ripped the ending to the Fake Planet Of The Apes from one of his comics without permission, pissing off Smith so much that if you can find a signed copy of his Superman Lives script, it is signed with his name and "Fuck You, Tim".



WRONG!!!

Kevin Smith has a cameo in Daredevil. The guy who directed Simon Birch is directing it. Kevin Smith wrote Daredevil & Green Arrow, and is taking over the reigns of Marvel's flagship title The Amazing Spider-Man next year.

EDIT: Also, Batman: Year One is being fasttracked (directed by Darren Aronofsky & written by him and FRANK MILLER)... David Goyer (the guy who wrote X-Men) is working on a Watchmen movie.

(edited by Freeway420 on 6.10.02 1532)


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#28 Posted on


    Originally posted by Freeway420
    David Goyer (the guy who wrote X-Men) is working on a Watchmen movie.


I have a magazine from the 80's that talks about the upcoming Watchmen movie as well. So, believe it when you see it.




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#29 Posted on
I may be in the minority here, but I'd really just as soon NOT see a "Watchmen" flick. It's way too dense to work as a movie. Too much stuff would be cut out to make a workable 2 hr. 20 min movie.

I realise the comic industry klong ago sold its soul to become the ho line for potential movie properties but really, there are easier comic movies to make that would reach the screen more complete than "Watchmen".




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#30 Posted on

    Originally posted by Teapot



    Yes. He's a huge comic book fan. He pretty much resurrected the Daredevil comic, the film of which he is directing.



    Um, yes, that's him, but he's not directing Daredevil. That's a guy named Mark Steven Johnson, who directed Simon Birch.

    Smith is currently directing Jersey Girl, *also* starring Ben Affleck. Perhaps you just confused them.

    Edit: friggin' HTML. The preview button is your friend.

    (edited by Teapot on 5.10.02 2218)



Oops, my mistake. Maybe that's wishful thinking, because I find Affleck is only watchable in Kevin Smith films.



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#31 Posted on
Like my bitching about WWE writing, the way to write a good story is to make it COMPELLING. That is the key. Both the good and bad guys (or whatever opposing forces you have) must be depicted as competant. Plot resolutions need to be done while not damaging the credibility of either side.

The first Superman film worked well. Superman obviously demonstrates competance. Lex Luthor also achieves goals and advances an evil agenda skillfully. When they confront each other, Lex skillfully defeats Superman with the kryponite necklace and is left for dead. Superman retains credibility because of the excellent writing here. He escapes death not thru any super power, but by convincing a young lady to free him. Talking his way out of it. Pretty good film.

The first Batman film worked ok. Batman clearly demonstrates crediblity. Once again its the bad guy that takes work to craft a worthy opponent. The Joker overcomes his disfigurement and takes control of the group. I think they did need to work on this character more, however. He needed to achieve more goals and trouble Batman more than he did. The death of Batman's father is too "accidental". The Joker needed to do more damage, such as to intentionally and successfully take chunks out the caped crusaders life. The ending did feel a bit flat since they focused on the Joker being insane and not a worthy opponent in the final scenes. The Joker doesn't really ever get the upper hand in this film. But at least the Joker wasn't an outright imbecile.
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#32 Posted on
But, if you never saw the original POTA, the new one kicked ass. I am a HUGE fan of the original series of movies and the TV show, and was happy with Burtons vision of the POTA.


That being said, how about The guy who played Wolverine playing superman.
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
going w/ a relative nobody is the way to go

Reeves was a nobody when he got cast as Supes...

McGuyer was a nobody, so to speak, when he got cast as Spidy...

They need a tall, all american boy, like a dark haired Bret Farve, but w/o the accent.



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#34 Posted on
Jkyle.com says:

They need Tom Welling after Smallville wraps.





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#35 Posted on

Tom Welling is already in his late 20's. I don't think he'll be our guy.

The guy who played Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)? Maybe. The role of our favorite X-Man might taint him too much.

I'm still saying James Caviezel. Only an inch shorter than Jackman, he's got the jaw and the hair.




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