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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 17 October 2004 05:52 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
After over a decade in development hell the next batch of Superman movies is finally being made

Brandon Routh

Whadya think?

[ 22 April 2005: Message edited by: JimmyBrogan ]


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Crippled_Newsie
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posted 17 October 2004 06:24 PM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Isn't the phrase 'development hell' redundant in a Hollywood context?
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posted 17 October 2004 06:30 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Interesting. The adult Superman will be played by a younger man than the one playing the teenage Clark Kent on Smallville.
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Michelle
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posted 17 October 2004 10:48 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Would I be totally superficial if I drooled?
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posted 17 October 2004 11:09 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
His face is right for the part (especially the shot with glasses). He's good looking, but not interestingly so -- in fact, he's a little lacking in sexual charisma, if you ask me, but that's just going from a photo or two. Also, the high budget Hollywood beautification machine/PR photo shoots etc. haven't gotten to him yet. On the other hand, Superman is a fairly de-sexed character. His shoulders could be broader, given how big his guns are. How big is the bulge?
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posted 17 October 2004 11:37 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Superman desexed?

Perhaps in the George Reeves/Christopher Reeve incarnations, but those are 20-50 years ago. The Dean Cain/Tom Welling incarnations are anything but desexed, with the cliché of Clark Kent as a stumblebum nerd long gone.


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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 22 April 2005 11:39 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The new costume is so bad it hurts my eyes. And Routh looks like he needs to spend more time in the gym. Yech!

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posted 22 April 2005 11:45 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I dunno. From the image on that web site, I'd say that he's way buffer than I am at least!
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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 23 April 2005 02:00 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Man of Steel shouldn't just be buffer than thou, he should be cut/ripped/blasted.
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posted 23 April 2005 02:18 AM      Profile for Raos     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by JimmyBrogan:
The new costume is so bad it hurts my eyes.

Yah, the constume is pretty pukey. What's with the change from red to burgundy?


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Glad you said that. I thought the colour on my monitor was way off.
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posted 23 April 2005 03:00 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OMG what a hunk! The costume seems airbrushed. I don't mind him not being ripped; that's Batman's watch.
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Yeah, that burgundy looks... weird. And since when did Superman's cape have a lining?

Finally, doesn't this guy look a little young to be Superman? He looks like he's barely out of his Superboy Underoos™ to me. I always imagined Superman being about 30.


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posted 23 April 2005 03:14 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Beyond a few of the modern series, Supe has always been lame.

The last time he was cool was when he was in Red Son.


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posted 23 April 2005 09:33 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pssshhh... is you think that costume is a travesty, look what they've got Dean Cain in for his new gig. (Yes, they're *really* gonna do it!)

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posted 23 April 2005 09:38 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hmmm, I'd like to see the original of that pic. Either he has SUPER turnout or there is something seriously wrong with that left leg.
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posted 23 April 2005 09:41 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by JimmyBrogan:
The new costume is so bad it hurts my eyes. And Routh looks like he needs to spend more time in the gym. Yech!

Boy, that blue is awfully reminiscent of the Blue Man Group!


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posted 25 April 2005 09:13 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
From the image on that web site, I'd say that he's way buffer than I am

but you have the better hat.


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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 03 May 2006 03:54 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The trailer for the new Superman movie is here. Looks pretty good.
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posted 03 May 2006 08:00 AM      Profile for Melsky   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder if he has problems getting life insurance.
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If I was faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings at a single bound I sure wouldn't wear red underpants over top of blue longjohns.
Why would anybody wear such a goofy get-up, even if he is from another planet?

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posted 03 May 2006 10:44 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I collected comics when I grew up in the 1950's, and I still have an early anthology edition. Supe's parents came form another planet where they dressed quite differently from earth, and Supe's outfit I think borrows from his parent's planet.

See: origin of Superman's costume

ETA:
PS: it ain't red underwear - more like the swimming trunks worn by popular athletes of the day.

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quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:

PS: it ain't red underwear - more like the swimming trunks worn by popular athletes of the day.

[ 03 May 2006: Message edited by: Boom Boom ]


Walking around with your swim trunks on on top of your clothes isn't much less crazy than wearing your underwear on top of your clothes.

Especially when your clothes are a leotard and a cape.


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posted 03 May 2006 11:25 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Except that kind of outfit was standard on the planet Krypton if I recall correctly (haven't read any comic books in 40 years).
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posted 03 May 2006 11:59 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just to be nerdy, I have to correct the website. The current continuity in Superman comics does not include an indestructible costume. Rather, Supe's invulnerability comes from an electro-magnetic body aura that extends a millimeter or two beyond his physical form. Therefore, any clothes he's wearing will be protected as long as they are skin-tight. So his cape is always getting chewed up these days, but even in ordinary clothes, his socks or underwear will remain unharmed.

I guess that's kind of an attempt to explain why Superman should be such an exhibitionist, not that it explains all the other superheroes.


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posted 04 May 2006 08:52 PM      Profile for marzo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If Superman has an electro-magnetic aura extending a millimeter or two beyond his skin then that force would repel not only bullets, but people. He can't kiss Lois Lane and he can't shake hands with Batman. The writers for DC comics should forget that idea, it doesn't work.
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What super powers does he possess with regard to his penis? I mean, the super-penis. All kinds of possibilities there.
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quote:
Boom Boom: What super powers does he possess with regard to his penis? I mean, the super-penis. All kinds of possibilities ...

Ken Mitchell, Canadian playwright, wrote a play involving Superman in which Lois Lane utters:

"Yup. Too bad he's faster than a speeding bullet." or words to that effect.


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