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Zack Snyder's Man of Steel

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Greg_S_H, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    Sounds promising. That last sentence is very exciting.
    http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/its-a-bird-its-a-plane-its-chris-nolan-hell-mentor-superman-3-0-while-preparing-3rd-batman/
     
  2. Brent M

    Brent M Producer

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    I have no doubt that Nolan could do a fantastic job with the Superman franchise(and after what Singer did with Superman Returns the bar certainly isn't very high), but I'd prefer he focus all his efforts on the 3rd Batman film before setting his sights on the Man of Steel.
     
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    Steve_Tk Screenwriter

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    They just have to lose the suit, the blue and red spandex are holding them back in this time period. A modern day superman, who finds out he has unbelievable powers, first instinct is NOT to run to the store and buy blue and red spandex. Might of been fun in the 40's, but doesn't work today. IMHO...
     
  4. Greg Kettell

    Greg Kettell Screenwriter

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    The suit is iconic, although it is quite dated. It would be interesting to see Superman with an updated look. (Edna: No capes!)
     
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    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    I'd like to see the fan reaction if they make some larger changes to the costume. I think "insane blind rage" would probably be a good description.
     
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    As long as he's called Superman from the get go. Not something stupid like "The Blur"
     
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    Everyone and their pet dog knows the origin of Superman. Skip it entirely, or show it in the opening credits montage (a la The Incredible Hulk).

    Just start with Superman established in Metropolis and get a good villain/plot going.
     
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    The last time they messed with the suit in the comics, it didn't go over so well. Supes without the cape, is like Batman without his cowl and utility belt.

    I know the mythology has changed over the years, but didn't Ma Kent make the suit out of the blankets that baby Kal-El was wrapped in?

    Superman II did a pretty good montage summing up the events of the first film, so that could work again for the benefit of the few people who don't know the backstory.
     
  9. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    How about after the WB shield and all of the production company logos are displayed, text is placed on the screen that says, "Buy Smallville S1 - S13 on Blu-Ray and DVD!"?
    I know that doesn't work for those of you who think the Smallville take is invalid. Otherwise, it's perfect. /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif
     
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    Just about anyone can, and I'm sure will, do a better job at a Superman film than Singer did. Let's just hope that if Nolan does get involved he edits the running time down to under 2 hours and includes more action and less drama. While his Batman films were ok, they were far too long and drawn out.
     
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    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    You might get more action but I wouldn't hold my breath for a movie under 2 hours. I think it's a law now that every summer movie has to run about 2 and a half hours.
     
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    That's true; Nolan's Batman flicks weren't very well received, and The Dark Knight in particular didn't make a crap-ton of money and set all kind of box-office records, so he'd be wise to take Superman in an entirely different direction.
     
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    Sarcasm aside, I think Superman needs a much lighter touch than Batman and that's not something we've seen from Nolan so far. The Dark Knight was an impressive film, but it was also very grim and serious. Superman needs to be much sunnier and optimistic - one of the problems with the Singer film is that it took Superman down a much darker road that didn't seem to mesh with the character and established mythology.
     
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    No origin and no Lex Luthor and I'll be fine with it. Those have been done to death.
     
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    I suppose I'm up for this even though I think it's so sad that Routh won't be back as Supes, I thought he did an awesome job.
    But he must be in the suit, that's a deal breaker.
    No suit = no sale. /img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsdown.gif
     
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    Routh is doing a great job on Chuck right now.
     
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    I agree with the origin. There's not a person on earth who doesn't know it by now. But if they hew to the modern version of Lex and not stick to the dippy version Donner created in '78 like Singer did, the Lex will be fresh and interesting.
    He should not be the central villain, it should be someone with enough powers to threaten Superman physically (and not Zod, he's been done to death having appeared twice on Smallville). But Lex should stir the pot and make matter worse for Superman.
     
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    So, it was just a rumor?!!?!?!!?

    Got me all excited for nothing. :-(

    http://www.reelzchannel.com/movie-news/5899/christopher-nolans-involvement-in-superman-reboot-nothing-but-rumor
     
  19. Steve Christou

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    Well I for one am glad Nolan isn't involved, he did good with the Batman films but his films tend to be dark, gloomy and humourless. Which ironically is exactly how Bryan Singer's Superman Returns turned out. /img/vbsmilies/htf/smiley_wink.gif
     
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    Doesn't mean it's not true. Somebody probably just jumped the gun and they don't want to talk about it right now.
     

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