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Superman Set To Fly

samzenpus posted more than 9 years ago | from the faster-than-something-and-really-strong dept.

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arock99 writes "After many years of battling various script rewrites, Superman is set to soar again. Various sources (superman-v.com, darkhorizons.com, aintitcool.com) report that Brandon Routh (of Gilmore Girls) has been cast as Superman. With production only a month away, Brian Singer is set to tackle yet another super-hero film after previously having directed both X-Men and X2. Had it not been for his recent passing, Christopher Reeve would surely have been part of the production team in some capacity. Superman should hit theaters around summer 2006."

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What's.... (0, Troll)

Adolf Hitroll (562418) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584419)

What was flying, then rolling ?
Christopher Reeves !

Re:What's.... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584450)

Hey buddy, long time no talk. Anyway, are you done with that Will & Grace boxed set I let you BORROW? o_O

first post dude (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584422)

first post dude

Brandon Routh? (5, Insightful)

sofakingon (610999) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584427)

Who the heck is this guy? Gillmore Girls? C'mon now, why not use the guy from smallville or something. I mean how many supermen can we have? Not that anyone can top Christopher Reeve, may he rest in peace.

Re:Brandon Routh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584444)

That chick, and the mother, from gilmoure girls is hawt++

Re:Brandon Routh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584462)

god that guys looks dumb, agree they should have gotten the guy from Smallville.

Re:Brandon Routh? (2, Insightful)

eingram (633624) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584463)

Also: s/supermen/batmen/

Anyone have a running tally for both? :D

Re:Brandon Routh? (3, Insightful)

harlows_monkeys (106428) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584468)

Not that anyone can top Christopher Reeve, may he rest in peace

He was a good Superman, but Dean Cain in Lois & Clark was even better.

Re:Brandon Routh? (1)

DraconPern (521756) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584495)

Ditto that!

Don't know about that (5, Funny)

Chuck Chunder (21021) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584576)

But Teri Hatcher's breasts were the best Lois Lane breasts ever.

That all depends on whether you prefer them of the (2, Funny)

Flibz (716178) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584592)

modern rounded or "vintage" pointy variety.

I like the classic pointy ones ;)

Re:Don't know about that (1)

Erebus (13033) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584705)

You obviously haven't seen the girl playing Lois on "Smallville"

Re:Don't know about that (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584715)

Are you sure that's not Lana? They are different people, ya know.

They're real (4, Funny)

chegosaurus (98703) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584786)

and they're spec-tacular!

Re:Brandon Routh? (4, Funny)

TheViciousOverWind (649139) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584605)

He was a good Superman, but Dean Cain in Lois & Clark was even better.

That comment, really must be a good example that drinking and posting isn't a good mix.

Re:Brandon Routh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584642)

That comma, really..

oh, nevermind.

Re:Brandon Routh? (0)

Saven Marek (739395) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584484)

I mean how many supermen can we have? Not that anyone can top Christopher Reeve, may he rest in peace.


He might be a classic old style superman but dean cain is the real superman to most people

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Re:Brandon Routh? (2, Insightful)

Flibz (716178) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584578)

Most people under the age of 25 you mean surely ? For us old folks on the other hand...

Re:Brandon Routh? (1, Funny)

sgant (178166) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584647)

yeah, to most people....because most people are young and most people agree that if it's older than 10 years then it doesn't exist anymore.

Yep..

Re:Brandon Routh? (1, Funny)

WhiteDeath (737946) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584753)


*** POOF ***

damn, where did I go????

Re:Brandon Routh? (3, Informative)

(SM) Spacemonkey (812689) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584561)

Brian Singer has said all along he wanted an "unknown" to play Superman. Rumor is Kevin Spacey will be the bad guy.

Kevin Spacey? Wouldn't that mean... (1)

cnelzie (451984) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584735)

...that he would be the 'Bald' guy? (If he is Lex Luthor that is...)

Re:Brandon Routh? (4, Insightful)

will_die (586523) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584583)

The problem with getting the kid from smallville is that the movie would be seen as being based on that version. So it would be a matter the same story line, but in the future, or risk upsetting the viewers.

Who the heck is this guy? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584608)

"Who the heck is this guy?"

Funny. Thats pretty much what people said about Christopher Reeve back when they revealed him as Superman.

dude (1, Funny)

molywi (136881) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584428)

from gilmore girls to superman? hope he has not lost his testicles yet...........

Re:dude (1)

ScubaGrrl (111851) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584586)

Considering how bulging testicles look in spandex, it's just as well he has.

Christopher Reeve (-1, Flamebait)

The Grassy Knoll (112931) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584433)

> Christopher Reeve would surely have been part of the production team in some capacity

Yeah, as a camera tripod or something...

I'm truly, truly sorry. It's just the way my mind works.

.

Re:Christopher Reeve (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584477)

Ah. English. That explains it all.

Re:Christopher Reeve (0, Offtopic)

9mind (702505) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584683)

This comment is so fcked up! Damn me for laughing!

Re:Christopher Reeve (0, Offtopic)

Ligur (453963) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584693)

I'm so ashamed I lauged at that.
I will avenge my conscience by modding you -1 troll!
Hey wait.. if I post... NOOO!!

Re:Christopher Reeve (0, Offtopic)

herting (542478) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584817)

I cried a little i was laugh so hard

lol its like they were waiting (-1, Flamebait)

Agret (752467) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584434)

Maybe they didn't want Christopher Reeve's to star in this so they waited til he was dead before they did it.

Aince there is no pic at imdb (-1, Redundant)

Saven Marek (739395) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584435)

If nobody watches gilmore girls then you might want to see what brandon looks like [geocities.com] he has the dark look of superman but only time will tell if he is suited to the part.

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Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584457)

What? That gay looking latino fuckface would be a shitty Superman.

Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (-1, Troll)

Saven Marek (739395) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584551)

actually the original superman was always designed to be a gay oriented character.

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Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584512)

Thats not Brandon, thats (KAMAR REYES) this is Brandon http://www.geocities.com/televisioncity/9779/pubga l/br2.jpg [geocities.com]

Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584778)

What the hell is it with picking guys for masculine roles out of the Ultra-Gay Catalog?

Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (3, Funny)

Xpilot (117961) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584514)

There's a better pic at superman-v.com [superman-v.com] . The pic at that geocities site makes it look like Superman was outsourced to India.

that dude is going to be "superman"?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584530)

Uh..... uhm... okaaaaaayy?

Well, I bet the new special effects will be pretty impressive.

Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (1)

hanssprudel (323035) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584553)

Come on, you can't just search for somebody with Google image and assume that it is them. Did you think the woman in the second picture was him as well?

In fact, google miss-identified the pictures in the source page (names were above the pictures, google assumes they are under.)

This [geocities.com] is the real picture of Brandon Routh on that page.

Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (1)

Lasuuco Tulkas (598141) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584558)

Look closer and you'll see that the picture you link is actually that of Kamar Reyes.

This is Brandon Routh. [geocities.com]

Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584694)

Wrong, this is Brandon Routh [gimpcity.com]

Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584600)

Damn, Ricky Martin is going to be Superman? Livin' la vida Estupendo!

Re:Aince there is no pic at imdb (2, Informative)

wondermog (772429) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584698)

Wow, the fact that someone would do a google search and post the first thing that pops up as evidence of someone they've never seen really surprises me. Actually it doesn't. Here are some other photographs of him.

http://www.geocities.com/televisioncity/9779/pubga l/pubgal2.html
http://www.superman-v.com/news/images/brandonrouth .jpg
http://soaphunks.net/routhb01.jpg
http://soaphunks.net/routhb02.jpg

Maybe Slashdot needs to leave the movie news to the movie sites?

Sick joke, right on time (-1, Troll)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584437)

I didn't know dead people could fly...

Re:Sick joke, right on time (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584570)

I didn't know dead people could fly...

You just need the right catapult.

Re:Sick joke, right on time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584690)


ccreeeaaaak --- BOING!!!

look, there he goes now!

Re:Sick joke, right on time (1)

AtomicBomb (173897) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584680)

When I read the title of the article, I thought they are talking about Christopher Reeve's funeral. I would not be surprised if he decided to arrange his ash in that way (fly to the Space)...

Bad taste (4, Interesting)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584438)

Not that they are making another Superman series, but that they are doing this with the full knowledge of the Superman curse [cnn.com] .

I don't know who this latest guy is, he doesn't even warrant a picture in IMDB, but we'll soon be seeing him hiding in some bushes or thrown from a moving train or some other strange and inexplicable circumstance.

On top of that, the real Superman, Clark W. Kent, died in the comic books years ago. So did Bruce Wayne, the original Batman. Can't we just let these heroes among us pass in peace? Do we have to drag their dead carcasses out of the grave to squeeze just one more penny out of the franchise?

Re:Bad taste (1)

CrackedButter (646746) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584470)

Ever heard of coincidence?

Re:Bad taste (1)

TwistedSquare (650445) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584480)

On top of that, the real Superman, Clark W. Kent, died in the comic books years ago. So did Bruce Wayne, the original Batman.

Do you mean dead as in Captain America style (the mantle passes on), or dead as in he-died-but-then-he-came-back-what-a-shock?

Re:Bad taste (5, Informative)

Lisandro (799651) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584714)

Of course, it was just a publicity stunt; the guy died in the comic allright, complete with special editions and stuff, but killing Superman would be just like killing Daffy Duck. You can't make a comicbook character die and dissapear, even less one like Superman.

IIRC, the Superman comics actually continued, but with a different storyline; something like "Son of Superman". Check this link [geocities.com] :

"Naturally, this would not be the end of the Man of Steel; after a number of stories in which Superman's friends and family deal with their feelings, it's discovered that his body is missing from his mausoleum, driving speculation that he might still be alive. Adding to the mystery are four new characters who each claim to be a new incarnation of Superman: a young, cocky kid with Superman's powers; a steel-suited African-American construction worker; a cold and vengeful hero who had taken over Superman's Fortress of Solitude; and a cyborg who half-resembled Superman and half-resembled the robots from the Terminator movies. After months of stories in which all four new Supermen worked and fought with each other, the one true Superman returns to claim his rightful place in the DC pantheon."

Anyway, i bought the comic when it came out. It worked on me, the bastards :)

Re:Bad taste (4, Insightful)

TwistedSquare (650445) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584754)

I presumed that's what the original poster was referring to, Superboy/Steel/Eradicator (I think)/Cyborg, but they made it sound as if Wayne/Kent had gone for good, which was puzzling me... Although I don't remember Wayne dying, though his back did get broken by Bane and he got replaced for a bit... ah the joys of Marvel/DC continuities!

Re:Bad taste (1)

polecat_redux (779887) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584496)

Not that they are making another Superman series, but that they are doing this with the full knowledge of the Superman curse.

Curse be damned:
Teri Hatcher [imdb.com]
Kristin Kreuk [imdb.com]
Allison Mack [imdb.com]

Re:Bad taste (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584536)

Have you heard of the curse of Steamboat Willie? Every single person associated with the production is DEAD!

Re:Bad taste (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584580)

...or frozen!!!

Re:Bad taste (1, Funny)

KDan (90353) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584791)

Nothing compared to the pyramids of egypt. Tens of thousands of people worked on those, and all of them died, and we don't even know the circumstances of their deaths!!

Daniel

Re:Bad taste (1)

MvD_Moscow (738107) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584581)

Can't we just let these heroes among us pass in peace? Do we have to drag their dead carcasses out of the grave to squeeze just one more penny out of the franchise?

Of course! Man you want too much, you'll be asking for good/original movies from hollywood next!

Re:Bad taste (1)

Surak_Prime (160061) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584689)

The Golden Age Superman never died - he, the GA Lois Lane, and Superboy from Earth Prime stepped into an eternal paradise world that existed, it seemed to me, inside Alexander Luthor. See "Crisis On Infinite Earths" comic miniseries or the collected graphic novel.

Re:Bad taste (0, Flamebait)

black mariah (654971) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584697)

Do we have to drag their dead carcasses out of the grave to squeeze just one more penny out of the franchise?
They're fictional characters created to SELL SHIT. What the fuck do you think?

superman... batman... (1)

mirko (198274) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584439)

Is it really necessary to keep with those.
I am not sure I want to see Superman again.
Concerning Batman, I also thought so but at least, they could convince me to go to the theater if it was made after the Dark Knight [amazon.com] story (which sequel [amazon.com] is also VERY impressive).

So, well, could someone indicate me a PERFECT Superman story that'd made me change my mind about this caricatural hero (IMHO) ?

Re:superman... batman... (1)

TwistedSquare (650445) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584489)

Concerning Batman, I also thought so but at least, they could convince me to go to the theater if it was made after the Dark Knight story (which sequel is also VERY impressive)

Ah, but the story is effectively based on Batman: Year One, which was also by Frank Miller, and considered by some (Jeph Loeb is one I believe) to be better than Dark Knight Returns. I prefer Dark Knight Returns but Year One probably makes for a better blockbuster action film.

Re:superman... batman... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584500)

if it was made after the Dark Knight story (which sequel is also VERY impressive).

_whose_ sequel is also VERY impressive.

Cheers :)

Exploitation or poor timing? (1)

joelethan (782993) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584442)

You'll believe a script can fly!

/joelethan

Let's not be hypocrites (1, Insightful)

codazzo (626812) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584445)

It's obvious they're just exploiting the momentum raised by Reeve's death to make it look like a "due tribute" or something. This is hollywood at its best.

Re:Let's not be hypocrites (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584550)

Rubbish. The Superman project has been in development hell for something like 5 or 6 years now: it has gone through several incarnations and several directors. Nicholas Cage was rumoured to be in line to play the Big Blue Boy Scout, Wolfgang Petersen was going to direct Batman v Superman but dropped out to helm Troy instead, Brett Ratner was then attached to Superman for a long while (the Batman element was dropped when Chris "Memento" Nolan signed up to helm Batman Begins), Kevin "Clerks" Smith wrote a script which got ditched, then McG was mooted to take over after Ratner got dropped, before Singer signed up a couple of months ago. Not necessarily in this order. All this happened *before* Christopher Reeve's death.

crude humor (-1, Troll)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584449)

Q: What's the difference between Christopher Reeve and O.J. Simpson?

A: O.J. walked and Christopher Reeve got the electric chair.

How to impress girls at your next party:

Place a dollar bill under your chin. With your arms held stiffly at your sides yell out, "Hey everybody, look at me! I'm Christopher Reeve at a titty bar."

Re:crude humor (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584464)

Q. Whats the difference between Christopher Reeve and someone who tells a Christopher Reeve joke?

A: Christopher Reeve still had some feeling left

Re:crude humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584612)

Q: Which actor did Christopher Reeve admire the most?

A: Christopher Walken.

/one-way ticket please

Re:crude humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584497)

You sick bastard!
Um... you wanna make out?

.................... but, I don't have tits, you insensative clod!

Yeah, he's not gay. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584454)

http://www.geocities.com/televisioncity/9779/pubga l/br2.jpg

Brandon Routh Bio (3, Informative)

sofakingon (610999) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584474)

Somehow I don't think this guy can do it:

Birthday: October 9, 1979
Birth Place: Des Moines, IA, USA
Birth Name: Brandon James Routh

Also credited as:
B.J. Routh
Brandon 'B.J.' Routh

View Biography

Notes

Born in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in nearby Norwalk.
Attended the University of Iowa, and starred in many productions at the Norwalk Theater of Performing Arts.
Appeared in Christina Aguilera's "What A Girl Wants" video.
Enjoys playing basketball, biking, soccer and swimming.
His sister Sara is a singer/songwriter and a radio D.J.

News

October 17, 2004
Has Bryan Singer Found His Superman?
Brandon Routh is The Man Of Steel. We think. Probably.
More Info

Crew Credits

Acting Appearances

Starring Roles
Undressed (1999) - Wade (Season 3)
One Life to Live (1968) - Seth Anderson (#1) (05/23/2001-04/17/2002)

Guest Starring Roles

Will & Grace - Sebastian - A Gay/December Romance (2004)
Cold Case - Henry Phillips ('64 - A Time to Hate (2003)
Gilmore Girls - Jess [as B.J. Routh] - Concert Interruptus (2001)
Odd Man Out - Connor [as B.J. Routh] - You've Got Female (1999)

Co Starring Roles

Oliver Beene - Brian - Dibs (2004)

Movie/Mini-Series/Special Roles

Deadly -

Quick rundown:

His name is "BJ"
He was a regular on a soap opera
He was a gay guy on "Will and Grace"
He was a dancer in a Christina Aguilera video

How do you go from the above to Superman?
Someone please tell me cuz I've got a lot more under my belt than he does. I wanna be superman too!!!!

Re: Brandon Routh Bio (1, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584531)

His name is "BJ"
He was a regular on a soap opera
He was a gay guy on "Will and Grace"
He was a dancer in a Christina Aguilera video

How do you go from the above to Superman?
I think Johnny Cash explained it in "A Boy Named Sue".

Re:Brandon Routh Bio (1)

Savage-Rabbit (308260) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584630)

His name is "BJ"
He was a regular on a soap opera
He was a gay guy on "Will and Grace"
He was a dancer in a Christina Aguilera video

How do you go from the above to Superman?


You must have been living in a box for the last 20 years so I will take pity on you and explain. The Superman of the 21'st century is metrosexual you insensitive clod!.
metrosexual Function: noun Definition: a young, urban and usually heterosexual male who is concerned with fashion, food and grooming Etymology: Coined by Mark Simpson in 1994 article for The Independent

Picture of Brandon Routh (5, Informative)

CheesyPeteza (814646) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584482)

Heres a picture of Brandon and a write up of him at Latino Review: http://www.latinoreview.com/scoops/brandon-superma n.html [latinoreview.com]

Re:Picture of Brandon Routh (3, Insightful)

Quobobo (709437) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584513)

Is anyone else somewhat creeped out by that website? I'd find it equally weird if there was a "Caucasian Review" or something similar, entertainment reviews based on race are just pretty strange.

It's going to be great. (1, Funny)

ideatrack (702667) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584499)

I hear it has a giant spider in it, which Superman fights. They're the fiercest fighters.

It's going to rule!

Re:It's going to be great. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584597)

Yep, and Superman is not going to have a cape or fly, 'cause that'd be too gay.

Uncouth (5, Insightful)

JerSully (824068) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584501)

Some of the replies to this article are amoungst the most tasteless and uninformed that I've seen on Slashdot. Come on guys, take 10 seconds to research the new actor and refrain from saying mean things about Mr. Reeve for now. But... yeah... Gilmore Girls... Until I looked him up I was confuzled.

Brian Singer is da man. (2, Insightful)

dabigpaybackski (772131) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584504)

Well, considering the director's deft handling of the X-Man series, this is welcome news indeed. Singer is a workaholic super-nerd who prepped himself for the X-Men movies by reading every issue of the "Uncanny X-Men" comics and then watching every episode of the old Fox cartoon series. Of course, it is debateable whether or not reading comics and watching cartoons is work, but making a good movie most definitely is, and Mr. Singer knows his shit.

t-shirts are already on sale! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584518)

Wow their marketing is quick. You can already get new superman t-shirts!

Style #1 [tshirthell.com]
Style #2 [tshirthell.com]

Anybody else (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584521)

Think this is kind of weird timing after Christopher's death?? Kind of like the HHGTTG movie timing. They had to wait for Douglas to die before they could go forward with what production wanted, (ie a money making movie, not a GOOD movie). Anybody else think Mr Reeve maybe had some say that the production didn't like, and now that he's gone it gives them the chance to go forward?? Just my 2 cents.

Re:Anybody else (1)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584542)

Reeve made Superman III and IV. I don't think he was too worried about diminishing the stature of the character.

Re:Anybody else (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584569)

Reeve made Superman III and IV. I don't think he was too worried about diminishing the stature of the character

That just helps prove my point that Reeve had some say in this new Superman movie and they waited till after his death to go forward.

Re:Anybody else (2, Insightful)

AndrewStephens (815287) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584747)

Umm, wasn't Douglas Adams's death pretty unexpected. I mean, he was only in his fourties and still in good heath right up until the end. I don't think the producers were delibrately holding back the movie just on the wild chance the author might die. In the case of Superman, this movie has been talked about for months, so they are not trying to cash in on Reeve's death. If anything, it will hurt the movie. In any case, what would he say anyway, the Superman IV was years ago (and didn't do so well) so he wouldn't have been cast in the lead role even if he hadn't had his accident.

Re:Anybody else (1)

Devalia (581422) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584771)

Douglas wrote HHGTTG whereas Reeve's simply acted in the previous superman.

Quite a difference in weight of anything they say regarding both films or is it just me who thinks that?

Lame (-1, Redundant)

antivoid (751399) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584534)

Seriously, now... GILLMORE GIRLS??? PLEASE.

They should rather have used the smallville dude. Why?
Because chicks dig him (so thats 50% of the population covered who will be watching) and because he knows the role.
People would relate better to him as superman as a result of the interesting effect of continuity. They cant just keep changing all the time!

i don't think he'd want the role... (1)

admactanium (670209) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584591)

i actually heard part of tom welling's contract for smallville specifically stated that he would never wear "the costume." probably a wise move if he plans to have a career after smallville. then again, i heard he didn't ever want to fly, but he did on the season opener this year. i doubt he'd want to commit himself to the big screen version requiring the suit and all.

Re:Lame (1)

wondermog (772429) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584637)

To quote a post on AICN:

Blundetto
" People would get too confused. They would think that this is 'Smallville - The Movie', similar to X-Files-film. And if Smallville continued after this film, regular viewers wouldn't understand why Welling is just Clark Kent again after being Superman in the film. I don't think that Singer and WB would like to explain this in every possible interview. "Yeah, we cast this kid from Smallville, but this isn't Smallville, this is Superman. These stories happen in different universes, you see. Yes, we know that all the characters have same names as in Smallville, and they are indeed THE SAME characters in a way, but still theses stories are totally different. Tom Welling playing Clark Kent here is totally different from Tom Welling playing Clark Kent in TV." Why is this so hard to understand? "

Time to move on (2, Interesting)

execom (598566) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584538)

We heard about every actor for Superman: Nicola Cage [ign.com] or Travolta, Fraser, or MacLachlan [ign.com] .

I guess we need to wait more few years that Hollywood decides who will wears the Superman suit.
Also will it be the old blue and red or the new white suit as it is in the latest update in the Comics ?

HaHaHa (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584548)

It's so laughable. Only desperate people with inferiority complex will be interested in this kind of franchise.

w00t ! another superhero flick... (3, Interesting)

Maavin (598439) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584556)

I'd rather see a good "Tripods" Movie...
that story has potential...

Domino slashdot effect? (2, Interesting)

syrinje (781614) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584619)

Being un-versed in gal-soap tv, I tried searching for Brandon Routh and noticed this weird thing - on www.brandonrouth. Looks like Google is a /. vector now!

www.brandonrouth.tv Temporarily Unavailable

This account has surpassed its bandwidth allocation at the present time. You may reach the account administrator at www@www.brandonrouth.tv

Superman vs Mecha-Godzilla (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584644)

PLEASE! Give us some super-hero fusion.
The same old stuff has become tiring.

Batman vs Aquaman (with subplot hookup of Johnny Quest, Hadji, and Robin threesome to add a little spice for the X version).

Add some good Indiam filum music and it would be a hit for sure.

A post from 1999: mod me insightful (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584663)

I hear Bryan Singer is casting a tall Australian star of musical theatre as Wolverine! Why not pick an obvious short north american like Tom Cruise?

Why Brian Singer? (1)

checkyoulater (246565) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584671)

I know I'm in a minority here, but what exactly was so good about the X-men movies? I'll admit that the first one wasn't that bad, but X2? If his casting decisions are anywhere near as bad as they were for X-Men (with the exception of Hugh Jackman, of course), well... You get the idea.

Gilmore Girls? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584740)

Wow, you must really have a photographic memory, since I've watched every episode of Gilmore Girls and he's in it for literally 5 minutes as a bit part in the first season.....and that's all.

I do have a photographic memory (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10584813)

They call me the imdb.

Oh won't somebody please think about the (2, Funny)

Omroth (673505) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584773)

Dean Cain fans!

Digital Reeve (-1, Troll)

nempo (325296) | more than 9 years ago | (#10584794)

Have a digital Christopher Reeve play superman. You can use motion capture so that the models movement won't look so artificial. The detail of the modell won't be a problem, just look at Smith in Matrix revolutions when he gets punched in the face by Neo.

I mean, come one, why not?!
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