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Keanu Reeves as Superman

chrisd posted more than 12 years ago | from the strange-things-are-afoot-at-the-circle-k dept.

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M.C. Hampster writes "Fox News is reporting in this article that Superman is back in the planning stages at Warner Bros. with a possible Keanu Reeves playing the title role. Is this possibly the worse fit for an actor in a superhero role since Michael Keaton in Batman?" Perhaps they too will rotate in a new actor for each feature.

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God isnt real (-1)

Forsh (572618) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258712)

stop fucking up the world with the fantasy known as religion

Re:God isnt real (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258747)

Well, Keanu was born in Lebannon... so.. dunno. His mom is arabic, that's why he's got that nice hair, and sexy body.

Re:God isnt real (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258890)

Well according to this trivia [imdb.com] , his mom is English, and his father part Chinese and Hawaiian. He does have a certain charisma, and a look that can't categorize his race right away.. an all round cool guy to, with his calm, probably from the buddhism he practices. w00t w00t!

Uh......Michael Keaton (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258716)

was the best for the part of batman, i thought.

Re:Uh......Michael Keaton (0)

PogiTalonX (449644) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258828)

I agree. I thought he played the role best.

Re:Uh......Michael Keaton (1)

King of the World (212739) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258873)

"Is this possibly the worse fit for an actor in a superhero role since Michael Keaton in Batman?"
Ooh you bitch.

Umm. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258718)

Are you retarded?

Keaton WAS batman, it was a perfect fit.

Re:Umm. (1)

paterthorn (597879) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258818)

Yeah at least he wasnt cross-eyed(Kilmer) or in the biggest disgrace in recent hollywood(Clooney in BM&R)

Re:Umm. (1)

foistboinder (99286) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258893)

Yeah at least he wasnt cross-eyed(Kilmer) or in the biggest disgrace in recent hollywood(Clooney in BM&R)

To be fair, the script for BM&R was so lousy that nobody could have pulled it off. One can only blame Clooney for accepting the job.

worst post! (-1)

SweetAndSourJesus (555410) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258719)

I know it isn't the first post.

But it is the worst post.

they ruined it. (0, Troll)

601 (518954) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258721)

that's it. they ruined superman.

Best Said... (4, Funny)

rosewood (99925) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258722)

Woah

Re:Best Said... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258807)

Metropolis High School football rules!!!!

Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258723)

Suck onto my penis.
Good bitch.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....
Yeah.

Mickael Keaton (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258724)

Hey I liked Michael Keaton in Batman!

Matrix Final Scene (2)

chill (34294) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258725)

Some schmuck from Warner Bros. must've been smoking something when watching the final scene in The Matrix.

Neo zooms off into the sky with the coat flapping like a cape and the lightbulb goes off. Hey! He looks just like Superman!

Say... there's an idea!

NOT!

Re:Matrix Final Scene (1)

grumpygrodyguy (603716) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258784)

Face it, Hollywood is bankrupt on ideas.

Best of Both Worlds... (5, Funny)

Rob.Mathers (527086) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258727)

Maybe they'll create a new super-character! Think about it, SuperNeo would have no weaknesses! "There is no kryptonite."

hmmm (1)

blank_coil (543644) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258728)

Is this possibly the worse fit for an actor in a superhero role since Michael Keaton in Batman?

Most people I've talked to thought he played the best Batman. Oh, and about Keanu, isn't he Hawaiiian? And isn't Superman white? I'm not racist or anything, but I just thought they'd cast someone who matched the character better.

Re:hmmm (2)

Rob.Mathers (527086) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258752)

Umm, I don't know what Keanu Reeves you've been watching, but the one I know is pasty white. As pasty as any geek on /.

Re:hmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258774)

Nah, look at the first Batman movie. Billie Dee Williams was Harvey Dent.

Re:hmmm (1)

paterthorn (597879) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258806)

Yeah and Michael Clark Duncan is gonna be Kingpin.

Superman's race (3, Insightful)

Sunnan (466558) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258827)

Superman is not a caucasian, he's from another planet.

Why would he be white? He was created by two jewish guys as a continuation of the golem myth (protecting the weak and all that), with some resonance of Nietchze thrown in.

Re:hmmm (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258834)

Superman is an ET, so whatever skin color you choose must fit (even green, but that one will be confused with Hulk)

Re:hmmm (4, Funny)

Nightpaw (18207) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258836)

Superman is Kryptonian. He's a different species. He's not a member of any human "race". We're lucky he's even bilaterally symetrical.

Re:hmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258844)

I agree, I thought he was pretty much the best Batman. Of course, he had the company of other excellent actors such as Jack Nicholson and Jack Palance.

Re:hmmm (2, Informative)

PHPee (559830) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258883)

Not that his background should matter, but Keanu is actually from Lebanon. [imdb.com] His mother was English, and his father was American (of Chinese & Hawaiian descent). His name is Hawaiian, meaning "cool breeze over the mountains."

RELIGION should be BANNED (-1)

Forsh (572618) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258729)

Religion should be BANNED The only thing that comes out of it is death. I have never seen god save anyone, but alof of people have died in his name. Stop being blind. God isnt real, you never saw him, neither has he spoken to you. Give up the lie.

Re:RELIGION should be BANNED (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258805)

You must be a commie bastard.

The commies banned jesus!

They where meanies.

China still has an official ban on jesus, mohammed and buddha!

That's why the CIA says we need to hack them!

Then they can't block websites with jesus and/or walt disney corp. merchandise!

Beware the commies!

They want to take away your right to drive a gargantuan SUV!

That's mean!

Then how will the CEO of Ford pay for his 5th mansion?

You need to change your ways.

First start by praying to jesus, then get a low paying job in a factory, then go on the internet and talk about how china is evil and filled with cyber terrorist commies and must be destroyed.

It's for you own good!

Of course it's Keanu (2)

(void*) (113680) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258734)

Didn't you see tbe last movie were he FLEW at up into the sky after emerging from the telephone booth?

hey people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258735)

Is this story really news for nerds? I don't think so.


Slashdot really sucks nowadays. There are better alternatives. Check out


Quit Slashdot [washington.edu] .

Superman's Excellent Adventure (0, Offtopic)

l810c (551591) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258737)

Dude! I got like awesome powers.

WHOA!! (1)

spav (36318) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258740)

I'd just love to hear superman say "Whoa!" when he starts flying. Oh well...network suits just don't get it do they.

Michael Keaton (1)

ChronoZ (561096) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258741)

Is this possibly the worse fit for an actor in a superhero role since Michael Keaton in Batman?

Personally I found Michael Keaton to be the better of the movie version Batmans. The rest were pretty wussy and really didn't fit into the role.
Keanu Reeves as Superman, now that's another story all together...

Re:Michael Keaton (1)

raam (206445) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258781)

Ditto. Keaton was the only one who pulled it off with any class, though the terrible scripts may have ruined it for the others...

I agree (5, Insightful)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258794)

I very much agree. I thought Keaton was quite good as Batman -- he certainly played a much more convincing Bruce Wayne than the others. Val Kilmer sucked -- too much of the playboy type, rather than the tragic figure that Wayne was supposed to be. George Clooney could have been okay, but again he tried too much to be the sex god rather than the dark figure that Batman and Bruce Wayne really are. Keaton got the brooding, darker side of Batman/Wayne much better than the others did. (And the Batman movies just weren't the same without Tim Burton's vision anyway.)

Keaton's choice was also greeted with skepticism by fans, but I think he did a good job. Which is why I would be willing to give Keanu Reeves the benefit of the doubt. But unfortunately Keanu is a lousy actor IMO -- he did okay in Matrix, but he stunk in just about everything else (his "performance" in Much Ado About Nothing was embarrassing).

Maybe the Hollywood execs thought they were 'honoring' Christoper Reeve by having an actor with nearly the same last name play Reeve's most memorable role. ;-P

But Christopher Reeve will always be the "real" Superman for me -- he was born to play that role IMO.

Cheers,

Ethelred [grantham.de]

Re:I agree (2)

Gumshoe (191490) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258872)

Maybe the Hollywood execs thought they were 'honoring' Christoper Reeve by having an actor with nearly the same last name play Reeve's most memorable role. ;-P


Not forgetting of course, George Reeves [imdb.com] , who played Superman in an early Superman TV series [imdb.com] . George Reeves

Re:Michael Keaton (1)

JW Troll (607432) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258796)

Hear hear! How about Val Kilmer or George Clooney for worst Batman?? Keaton was perfect, and Tim Burton's style is incomparable. Of course, the other Batman movies were written by toy-producers, so you know they weren't going to be great... when the Batmobile loses its menace and the villians have no class, this story is done. They should have quit at Batman Returns.

Re:Michael Keaton (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258822)

Yeah, but Basinger's every-two-minutes cringe-inducing screeches killed that movie for me.

Lesser of Two Evils (2, Informative)

RetiefUnwound (472931) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258744)

Can anyone second the opinion that at least he wouldn't be as bad as the other proposed Man of Steel - Nicholas Cage? (Hey at least Reeves has hair...)

OH YEAH (2)

thatguywhoiam (524290) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258745)

Well I also heard that Colin Farrell is playing Batman in the n....

Hey! This isn't aintitcoolnews! what the....?

(seriously, why is this story here...?)

Re:OH YEAH (1)

rat7307 (218353) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258817)

(seriously, why is this story here...?)

Today we've had stories about movie casting rumors and Fake Monkey Automatons... I think there's been a gas leak in /. hq and everyones gone off their heads.

Is this the beginning of the end of /. as a "news" source... seriously guys, its starting to slip... please refrain from this miscellaneous bullshit...THINK OF THE CHILDERN

keaton was the best batman (2, Informative)

MikeD227 (546924) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258746)

title says it all

Keaton Keanu (1)

Kane2k2 (608656) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258765)

Michael Keaton was excellent for an older Batman, but if they do 'year one', they'll need a younger actor. Keaton is a bit insane, just like Batman. Reeves is just cardboard.

Michael Keaton... (1)

ToolFiend (206582) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258748)

Hey, the first two Batman movies were the *good* ones.

SCrew that... (2, Interesting)

BLAG-blast (302533) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258753)

Christopher Reeve is getting better!!! [cnn.com] Let him play superman, when he's a little more better of course....

Re:SCrew that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258910)

Christopher Reeve is getting better!!! Let him play superman, when he's a little more better of course....

Nah; Christopher Reeve should play Jor-El...

Actually, I thought Keaton rocked. (5, Insightful)

falloutboy (150069) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258755)

Keaton had a dark psychosis to him... a perfect fit for the Dark Knight.


Clooney and Kilmer were both absolutely wrong for that role. The only redeeming thing about the franchise after Tim Burton left was the set design in the one with Schwarzenegger.


And, to stay on topic, I agree that Keanu Reeves is just wrong for this role.

Re:Actually, I thought Keaton rocked. (5, Insightful)

sedawkgrep (142682) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258832)

I absolutely agree with you 100%.

Keaton was by far the most believable and best-acted Batman of the bunch.

AFA Superman - I can't envision any actor other than Christopher Reeve in that role. But Keanu is an absolutely terrible idea.

sedawkgrep

Neo as Superman???? (5, Insightful)

joshamania (32599) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258839)

Okay, to the guy that posted this article...what are you, smoking crack? Keaton was the best of the Batmen. He played Bruce wayne as much more of an everyman than the others. He seemed much more the rich recluse than either of Clooney or Kilmer. After the first two Batman movies, the sequels just sucked precicely because Keaton wasn't in the film.

Oh, yeah, and Tim Burton used to do the directing...

Re:Actually, I thought Keaton rocked. (1)

John Biggabooty (591838) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258846)

Keanu Reeves, George Reeves. They have the same last name, but nothing else in common. You need a big burly manly man as superman, not Ted from Bill and Ted!

Re:Actually, I thought Keaton rocked. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258878)

Agreed.. I thought that Keaton was excellent in his portrayal of Batman.

bahaha (0)

Sideswiped (259402) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258760)

bahahahahahZhaahahahahahahhahaa....bahahahahahahah ahahahaha...

this has to be some sign of the coming of the 4 horsemen

Not everybody likes the casting pick (1)

Romancer (19668) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258761)


Not everybody likes the casting pick for such a well known figure, but I have to say that keaton was a great pick for the darkness that batman comics had, he lets it show through just a little and makes the charactor what I envisioned.

As for this pick for a charactor like suparman, keanu better be pumping some serious iron and getting some weight gain 4000 to come even close to the performance we all remember from the first superman set.

And on the comment of changing lead actors in a sequence of movies, unless there's an age to span the main cast shouldn't be changed, if they won't do the movie cause the next script sucks, hollywood shouldn't make the sequel.

Learn from LOTR, do it right.

Its only cause of his last name... (5, Funny)

checkitout (546879) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258762)

George Reeves played the original superman on TV.

Christopher Reeves played him in the movies from the late 70's early 80's.

So logically they want Keanu Reeves now..

Re:Its only cause of his last name... (1)

lannocc (568669) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258780)

hmmm, very interesting

Re:Its only cause of his last name... (5, Informative)

netsharc (195805) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258816)

Well to be pedantic, he's Christoper Reeve, with no final "s". Oh and sources [imdb.com] says it'll be his birthday in 10 days (the 25th). Happy Birthday Superman, I hope you get well soon.

Re:Its only cause of his last name... (1)

Yiddishkite (525633) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258856)

His name was Christopher Reeve, not Reeves.

Re:Its only cause of his last name... (1)

gilesjuk (604902) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258895)

Maybe the film company should spend some money curing Reeve of his paralysis (the exisiting treatment appears to be doing something). That really would make him a superman.

Think about it... (2)

thelinuxking (574760) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258764)

Well, Keanu Reeves DID leap ACROSS tall buildings in a single bound. I guess that qualifies him...

Keaton (4, Interesting)

skroz (7870) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258766)

Hey, wait a minute... I _LIKED_ keaton as batman! The first (OK, not first, but you know what I mean) movie was by far the best of the lot. Of course, that could be attributed to Nicholson...

Heaven help us (5, Insightful)

rhysweatherley (193588) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258767)

I just can't image Ted "Theodore" Logan as Superman. It just doesn't work.

They should do what they did with Spiderman - find a little known but good actor and have him re-invent the role. That way, the audience won't bring any misconceptions into the cinema, which will ruin the whole experience.

Heh (1)

Ryan Stortz (598060) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258769)

Woah...I know kung fu.

Actually, about Batman... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258770)

...Michael Keaton actually has the right look, the right face for Batman. The guy looks, feels "dark" and IMO was the Best New Batman. The 2 others didn't feel right for the part, they just don't have the "negative vibes" Keaton put out in his performances.

Yes, before the movie came out, the announcement that he was going to be Batman made me nervous ("mr. mom is batman?"), but I feel the movies he was in were the best in the series, due in part to his personal, er, "dark aura".

Of course, this is just an opinion.

huh? (4, Insightful)

Mad Quacker (3327) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258772)

Michael Keaton played THE BEST batman, everyone I know agrees. He brought the perfect mix of mystery, drive, and intellect. You could see the dark motivations in his face, a person driven by the slaying of his parents. George Clooney? That was a cruel joke.

If this "mistake" is as bad as batman, I'll be first in line for the theater.

Re:huh? (2, Funny)

Octal (310) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258863)

I think you're forgetting about Adam West.

Re:huh? (5, Insightful)

Peale (9155) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258874)

It wasn't so much that he had the 'dark motivations' on his face as that, like the comic book Batman, he separated the two. Bruce Wayne was one character, and Batman was a completely different character.

Dual personalities at their best.

Here we go (5, Interesting)

starseeker (141897) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258775)

The only movie I've seen this guy work well in was The Matrix, basically because he was perfect for the roll without needing to act. (Ok, I was entertained somehow by Speed, but don't ask me why. I haven't figured it out.)

In all fairness, it's probably pretty hard to find someone who can play the role. My take on it is that they should find some actor who isn't known to the public. If someone has played other characters, it's kinda hard to get over that association. No one thinks of Superman as someone you'd know from somewhere else.

(Sort of on topic - I was very glad to hear the news that Christopher Reeve has regained some sensation and muscular control.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/09/13/reeves.reco ve ry.ap/index.html
There's a real story of inspiration and hope. My hat's off to him. This is why you never give up.)

Re:Here we go (1)

yokimbo (525881) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258858)

"The only movie I've seen this guy work well in was The Matrix ..." Actually, he was perfect for Bill and Ted's Ex. Adv. too.

Either Hollywood is really struggling or this story is bulls***. You need someone with a much stronger presence than Keanu. In the Matrix he played an insecure hacker (no offense fellow nerds). Keanu doesn't pull off that sort of Super(I'm gonna kick your ass)man attitude very well. Keanu is good at doubting himself, more like Spidey, although he wouldn't have made a good Spidey for other reasons.

Either way, you gotta give the guy credit, he was great as Neo.

Why does Keanu work? (2)

Nept (21497) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258788)

because he has charisma, that's why. lots and lots of charisma. I'm sure he can play a just as over-the-top and goofy superman as christopher reeve di-Oh Wait! they have the same last name! that's why they picked Keanu - he's the son of superman!

Free Your mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258790)

I guess on top of enduring dialogue of "Whoah"s we'll have to do a lot of "mind freeing" to believe in Keanu as our fabled Man of Steel.

Why couldn't it have been someone more *manly* like Russel Crowe or Mel Gibson? ... oh yeah, I guess real men just don't like wearing tights...=0)
PS: BTW I'm just kidding, I am NOT judging anyone...not that there is anything wrong with wearing tights.

What is it with Reeve*? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258791)

There's Christopher Reeve as Superman, George Reeves as Superman, and now Keanu Reeves?

Of course, there's also a few other Supermen like Dean Cain, and Tom Welling as Clark Kent pre-Superman.

But still a little odd!

A real Super-story.. (1)

Kwil (53679) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258792)

Christopher Reeve, the previous movies' Superman has managed to regain [christopherreeve.org] sensation below the neck and can now move his right wrist to some degree.

Doctors aren't sure exactly why, but think it might have to do with the constant excercise regime that Mr. Reeve went on shortly after the accident.

The strength of will required for Mr. Reeve to be able to accomplish this after all these years is simply remarkable. Some casting agent knew what he was doing when they chose Christopher for the Superman role.

Stature? (2)

T-Kir (597145) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258798)

I don't know how well built Reeves (oh, just an extra 's' on the end, another 'studio' connection for him being in the role)... but wouldn't he have to a bit of 'beefing up' for the Superman role, I mean doing martial arts is one thing, but the Superman role has always been a case of filling as much of the lycra suit with as much muscle as possible.

Is this possibly the worse fit for an actor in a superhero role since Michael Keaton in Batman?

OK then, who was the best Batman then? out of the original series and the films? I honestly think Keaton was the better one of the films... but then the first two films were really Tim Burton driven (very dark and gothic) and much better than the rest. Plus who can forget Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.. meeeow indeed!!

Everybody thought... (2)

JordanH (75307) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258800)

Michael Keaton would be a horrible Batman, but I think he surprised people. He played it with a dark subtlety fitting to Frank Miller's vision.

Now, he didn't have the chisled features of comic book hero, but who does? Maybe Val Kilmer, who wasn't nearly as good, in my opinion.

I also think that Keanu Reeves' bad reputation as an actor is not really deserved. He doesn't show great range, but he does have a certain presence and magnetism. Reminds me of Clark Gable.

Weird (1)

PhysicsGenius (565228) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258808)

Is anybody else getting a weird frission from this? First George Reeves [imdb.com] plays Superman. Kills himself. Then Christopher Reeve [imdb.com] plays him. Gets thrown from a horse, paralyzed from the neck down. Now Keanu Reeves. No family relation between the three men. I wouldn't put any insurance on that guy...

Yes, it could be worse (1)

guttentag (313541) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258809)

Is this possibly the worse fit for an actor in a superhero role since Michael Keaton in Batman?
Yes, it could be worse: they could tap Christopher Reeve to play a kryptonite-weakened Superman who keeps getting his cape caught under his wheels. "Superman valiantly struggles to ask someone to help untangle his cape."

Besides, Reeves can do all sorts of cool things Superman can't, because he is The One.

Re:Yes, it could be worse (2)

guttentag (313541) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258831)

The last seconds of The Matrix was really just a preview for Reeves's career as Superman. He's walks out of a phone booth and then just flies up into the sky, cape/coat fluttering in the wind. Tell me that's not foreshadowing. I believe Warner Bros., which owns the rights to The Matrix also owns DC Comics, which owns the rights to Superman.

Re:Yes, it could be worse (1)

yokimbo (525881) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258879)

Better yet, they could pick Michael Bolton as Superman and make it a musical.

Why does everyone dislike Keanu so much? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258810)

Granted, he has his own style and what not, but he's not all that bad. I though he was pretty good in Speed and of course The Matrix. He was decent in A Walk in the Clouds as well. Don't bash an actor because he has a style unlike other hacks in the business. I'm not saying he's the greatest, just not as bad as people tend to generalize him as.

what's your problem? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258811)

Michael Keaton was the best Batman so far, and while he didn't hold a candle to Jack Nicholson, he was a part in a pretty good movie, for a superhero movie.

As for Keanu Reeves, I can't speak to that. It's either a gag, or Hollywood is like me and doesn't know who else could fill the role.

Uhhh... (1)

Rooked_One (591287) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258812)

Michael Keaton played THE BEST Batman. I don't know what he was talking about... I agree that Reaves will make a horrible Superman, but I guess theres only one thing to be said...

WOA!

Conan O'Brien said it best... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258813)

Instead of kryptonite, his enemies will just use big words to stop him.

The one perfect role for Keanu... (2)

Screaming Lunatic (526975) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258814)

was Bill. Or was he Ted? Anyway, it doesn't really matter.

The one thing about the Matrix was that I was expecting him to break into air guitar during every scene.

Who do YOU think should play Superman? (1)

loggia (309962) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258819)

I am interested to hear who people think should play Supes.

Obviously, Keavu Reeves is a poor choice. But who would work well in this role?

How about Chris Klein?

Re:Who do YOU think should play Superman? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258830)

"The Rock" or maybe Brenden Frasier, or how about... Christopher Walken? Or maybe a fully CGI Superman created by George Lucas.

Re:Who do YOU think should play Superman? (2, Funny)

mark_lybarger (199098) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258838)

i'm thinking chris rock, though you might have to throw in a few costume mods to pull it off.

Re:Who do YOU think should play Superman? (2)

(void*) (113680) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258868)

There are plenty of people out there who look the part and have the talent enough to do it. Why does it have to be someone that you know and recognise from Hollywood? Even Christopher Reeves were unknown before he was cast as the Man of Steel. They could find someone before, they can find someone again.

I thought this was news for nerds??? (0)

Chexsum (583832) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258825)

Why am I seeing movie articles and Windows articles lately?

This stuff is not nerdy!

How much is Slashdot getting paid to run stories?

Doesn't anyone else see the pattern? (2)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258835)

George, Christopher, now Keanu. Superman must be played only by Reeves, even if by an Hawaiian one.

And I think Keaton was the best Batman too, and I'm not a Keaton fan.

Smallville's Tom Welling (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258841)

Keanu Reeves has never come out of his Bill & Ted's role for me...

The only reason I enjoyed him in The Matrix was because he had so few lines!

I think Smallville's Tom Welling would be an obvious and perfect fit. He has the look and feel and Superman...a bit young but could be the cornerstone of a perfect foundation for a new franchise of Superman movies!

Keanu Reeves would be tough for me to accept...

Names (1)

Octal (310) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258850)

I think it's just because first they had George Reeves, then Christopher Reeve, and they wanted to continue the trend.

Keanu Reeves is the Perfect Fit! (1)

solarrhino (581267) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258851)

Consider this quote, Batman to Superman, from page 22 of Frank Miller's new graphic novel "The Dark Knight Strikes Again" #3:

Don't ask how it works. You wouldn't understand. You're not
smart enough.

They just got to get Miller to write the script!

Nooo! (1)

MrP- (45616) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258853)

Nooooo! I don't want Keanu Reeves to die!

Watch out for the Superman Curse [geocities.com] !

Actually... Keanu should play superman, nevermind.

my views on actors and roles (1)

Vesuvius_2 (605271) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258857)

Michael Keaton MADE THE ROLE as batman. he was brooding and angry, not a prissy happy go lucky supermodel type with latex nipples on his costume, and not a softhearted wimp like clooney. as for the superman thing, it's horrible news. I don't know why they're going for scrawny actors, but a few years ago they were talking about a superman film starring nick cage. while cage doesn't seem to physically fit the role, he's a very good actor and I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. with keanu at the helm I think even watching a trailer for the film will be painful.

I protest Keanu (4, Insightful)

Ghoser777 (113623) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258861)

One of the few movies I like Keanu in (Matrix), he doesn't say a lot. One of his biggest lines is "Whoa!" And that's a Good Thing.

Neo can get away with that, but Superman is suppose to give patriotic speeches and such, which would require Keanu to talk, which is bad. I don't have any evidence for this, but I bet as the number of words Reeves says in a movie increases, the quality of the movie decreases.

Why do we need ANOTHER superman anyway? Four wasn't enough? 3 Indiana Jones' wasn't enough? 2 Home Alone's was pushing it. Why so many sequals. Oh, that's because the movie industry is just reusing old ideas to make big bucks instead of making quality films with new stories in new directions. Maybe something with a little social commentary here or there.

Matt Fahrenbacher

What??? (1)

limekiller4 (451497) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258871)

Uhhh. I really liked Keaton as Batman.

batman vs superman (2)

Khopesh (112447) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258886)

as mentioned on the above referring article [foxnews.com] , a batman vs superman [mtv.com] movie is currently being worked on. how ironic if the poster of this /. article (M.C. Hampster) didn't realize that in making that comparison.

..and if you understood the "real" batman, not the Adam West-inspired ones, you would know that Michael Keaton's version was by far the closest to home. batman is a dark and angry man, whose purpose is to scare the shit out of criminals. that first scene with batman holding the punk over the edge of the roof is classic batman.

Conan beat Slashdot to the punch (1)

ctr2sprt (574731) | more than 12 years ago | (#4258891)

From his monologue last night:
"I understand they're considering that Keanu Reeves might play Superman in the new movies. But now instead of being vulnerable to kryptonite, Superman is going to be vulnerable to big words."

Keaton and Keanu Misjudged (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4258903)

I actually think Keanu could do a decent job as Supes, but then again I always hated the character.

Keaton had the fans up in arms when he was announced. He silenced all his critics.

George Clooney was one hell of a disappointment, especially after from Dusk til Dawn. I have no idea where everything went wrong with that film but I have a suspicion.
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