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Phoning It In From 30 Years Ago. Parts of Marlon Brando's "Jor-El" scenes, cut from the old Superman II, may be resurrected in Superman Returns. (possible spoilers)
posted by brownpau (19 comments total)
He's going to sit on Superman and then eat him.
posted by orthogonality at 12:48 PM on May 3, 2005

I have to say, I am just not into this version. Superman looks like a 98 pound weakling.
posted by nathanrudy at 12:53 PM on May 3, 2005

Yep, not that Reeves was any super macho guy but at least he looked like a man. This new Superman looks like a pussy.

It would be waaay cooler if they used Brando's old scenes from Apocalypse Now, it would make the movie better.
posted by fenriq at 1:07 PM on May 3, 2005

Oooh Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor? Yum!
posted by Specklet at 1:11 PM on May 3, 2005

Does Richard Pryor get to be in this one too?
posted by miss lynnster at 1:17 PM on May 3, 2005

I don't understand why, if they're not going to use a name-brand actor to be Superman (and I prefer that they wouldn't), they can't at least get a really muscular guy to play him. It's not like there's a shortage of buff actors.

Maybe you can't have someone 8 or 9 heads tall and massively ripped, but they should try harder; they can do better than this guy.

By the way, what does everyone think of the new costume?
posted by dammitjim at 1:29 PM on May 3, 2005

dammitjim: I think that discussion about the costume is amazingly scary.
posted by absalom at 1:45 PM on May 3, 2005

The high crew neck is dumb lookin'. I need the red boots!

That guy is a fairy.
posted by Specklet at 2:04 PM on May 3, 2005

They're trying to make the new Superman look like the old, old comic book version. And, instead, he looks like a scrawny Ken Wahl from Wiseguy.

But Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor is a major coup and I might watch the movie now.
posted by fenriq at 2:06 PM on May 3, 2005

That guy is a fairy.

Nice to see one of Metafilter's Finest throwing around the epithets.
posted by AlexReynolds at 2:22 PM on May 3, 2005

Oh shut up, you drama queen.

I actually mean that fondly, believe it or not.
posted by Specklet at 2:33 PM on May 3, 2005

The boots look Renfest-esque to me. The rest of the costume I don't mind. Obviously the red color is wrong, so let's hope that's just a color problem in the image. Also, let's hope there's some good reason that his hair's so long. Superman can't have Alex Keaton 80's hair.
posted by dammitjim at 2:35 PM on May 3, 2005

The outfit is fine, I guess. But Superman needs to have a friggin' jawline. That's why Reed was so perfect. Well, one of the reasons, anyway.

Superman looks like a 98 pound weakling.

They'll probably end up doing a Spiderman on him: CGI-ing him up when he's in costume, then back to getting sand kicked in his face at the Daily Planet.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:37 PM on May 3, 2005

And, instead, he looks like a scrawny Ken Wahl from Wiseguy.

I'm gettin' more of an Adrian Zmed from TJ Hooker vibe from him, really. And that S shield makes me think of those magnetized signs that contractors put on the doors of their pickup trucks.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:24 PM on May 3, 2005

Continuing to ignore the actual substance of this post: Y'all are nuts. What's-his-name is a good choice. There's no reason Superman should be sporting intense muscles; his strength comes from our yellow sun and not from pumping iron. Sure he's always been drawn that way, but why make a movie that's exactly like the comic books? That'd be like remaking Psycho frame by frame. (And the darker red color is better too: less garish, more realistic.)
posted by evinrude at 3:26 PM on May 3, 2005

I just don't like the mullet. Maybe this guy's supposed to be more of a Smallville Superman, still a yokel at heart.
posted by interrobang at 3:29 PM on May 3, 2005

If you'd come to me in friendship, then the scum that ruined Lois Lane would be suffering this very day. And if you should make enemies than they would become my enemies....and then they will fear you.


Leave the gun, take the Kryptonite.

"There's no reason Superman should be sporting intense muscles"
I couldn't agree more evinrude. Still I think he should at least look like a farmer. Kinda the way Alex Ross draws him. Pretty much a perfect Superman look.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:44 PM on May 3, 2005

C_D: That's why Reed was so perfect.

You mean Reeve, yes? And he was indeed perfect -- the absolute right integration of geek/stud, strong/weak, bold/timid, righteous/humble, etc. A stroke of casting genius.
posted by davidmsc at 6:22 PM on May 3, 2005

You mean Reeve, yes?

Yes. Yes I do.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:10 PM on May 4, 2005

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