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New Superman selected
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:01:12 pm »
Grumble grumble.  What was wrong with Brandon Routh?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110130/ap_en_mo/us_film_superman_casting

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 06:06:47 pm »
I thought Brandon Routh was terrific.  But I guess he's not "hot".  Would have helped if he'd stayed more in the public eye.  :(
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 06:09:16 pm »


http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/01/30/zack-snyder-finds-his-superman-henry-cavill/


Zack Snyder finds his Superman: Henry Cavill
Jan. 30, 2011 | 9:40 a.m.



Henry Cavill (Warner Bros.)


British actor Henry Cavill, who is largely unknown to those who aren’t fans of the Showtime drama “The Tudors,” has landed the part of perhaps America’s most iconic character: Superman.

Cavill will play the red-and-blue-clad superhero, as well as his alter ego Clark Kent, in the  Zack Snyder-directed reboot of the franchise set for release in December 2012, Warner Bros. announced Sunday.

The 27-year-old actor is familiar with the role as he reportedly was very close to getting it in 2006′s “Superman Returns,” before director McG was replaced by Bryan Singer, who instead cast Brandon Routh.

He will be much better known to movie fans this November when he stars in the Greek myth drama “Immortals.”

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 06:29:57 pm »


Oh, you know, hmmmm.

I'm thinking--

he'll do.

 ::)





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Henry Cavill grew up in Jersey, Channel Islands, in the United Kingdom. Jersey is where his parents reside, but Henry makes his home in London, Los Angeles and Jersey. He has four brothers, three older and one younger. Cavill credits his siblings as the reason he has stayed so down-to-earth. “Having brothers who are bigger, hairier and been around longer than me [keeps me grounded]!”

Cavill went to boarding school at Stowe School, which is located in Buckingham, England. While attending Stowe, he appeared in several plays and musicals, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Grease  and 40 Minutes  (which he also directed). “In prep school, I really learned to love the stage. When you step out from the wings and into the lights, there’s this incredible rush of adrenaline and fear and anticipation; it’s just something else, it really is.”




It was while he was at Stowe that he was discovered by casting directors looking for a young boy to play Albert Mondego in Touchstone Pictures’ The Count of Monte Cristo.  “They were looking for a boarding school boy and luckily, I happened to look right for the part and I had a bit of acting experience, and that’s were it all kind of kicked off.”

Since then he has appeared in a several well-known movies, such as The Count of Monte Cristo, Hellraiser: Hellworld, I Capture the Castle, Tristan + Isolde, Stardust and the upcoming Joel Schumacher film, Creek.  But Cavill is most well-known as Charles Brandon, the best friend to King Henry the 8th and the lover of ladies on Showtime’s original series, The Tudors.

Michael Hirst, writer/producer on Showtime’s The Tudors has said, “Henry is very beautiful. My daughters are all desperate to marry him. Henry Cavill is going to be a great film star. I don’t think there is going to be any doubt about that.”




Recently, Cavill was featured in Vanity Fair ’s “Hollywood’s Next-Gen Men” article and was selected as a “Rising Star” by Access Hollywood.  Others have taken notice of Cavill as well: Us Weekly profiled Henry as one of hottest men in its “TV’s New Top 10 Dream Men” article in the April 8, 2008 issue. Interview  magazine predicted Henry as “the kind of [actor] you [want] to watch grow” and for audiences “to keep an eye out for him” in the April 2008 collector’s issue.

Cavill has recently finished filming Whatever Works,  a film by Woody Allen, which is set to be released in 2009. He is currently the face for Dunhill London and Dunhill Black.






Trivia


- Henry grew up in Jersey in Great Britain, a small island in between England and France.

- Henry attended Stowe School, a public British boarding school, in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, and St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Jersey.

- Henry is the face and spokesperson for London Dunhill fragrance.

- Henry’s favorite TV show is Scrubs.

- Henry’s pet peeve are people who always want to be the center of attention.

- Henry has a pet parrot and a dog.

- Henry has four brothers and one sister-in-law.

- Henry’s hobbies include snow boarding, reading, partying and meeting new people.

- Henry loves to travel, and his favorite place so far is Nepal. He called it “mind blowing” in a 2008 US Weekly article.

- The worst job Henry ever had was working at a law firm. He worked as a tea and photocopy boy.

- Henry’s favorite actors are Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.

- Henry’s signature dish is spicy sausage ragu, which he stole from his brother.

- He is impressed by a Sunday roast and the organization it takes.

- Henry credits “having brothers who are bigger, hairier and been around longer” than him as the reason he has stayed so down to earth.

- Henry can’t live without his blender, as he tries to make a strawberry and cucumber smoothie every day.

- His favorite snack is nachos, his favorite comfort food is pizza, his favorite drink is a dirty martini, and his weakness is French fries.

- As of 2008, Henry resides in London, England, and in Jersey, Channel Islands, in the United Kingdom.

- Henry’s last name, Cavill, is pronounced like the word “travel.”

- Henry loves to play rugby, but no longer plays because of injuries.

- No matter where Henry is going, he never leaves his home without money, credit cards, and his passport.

- In the December 2005 edition of Empire Magazine, Henry was dubbed “the most unlucky man in Hollywood” after he lost the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins to Christian Bale, James Bond in Casino Royale to Daniel Craig, Superman/Clark Kent in Superman Returns to Brandon Routh and Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to Robert Pattinson. In all these roles, Henry was among the final two that were being considered for the roles.

- Henry was selected as a Rising Star by Access Hollywood in April 2008.

- In April 2008, Interview magazine predicted Henry as “the kind of [actor] you [want] to watch grow” and for audiences “to keep an eye out for him.”

- His dream role is to play Alexander the Great.

- He speaks English and French fluently and is conversational in Italian and German. Most importantly, he can order a beer in Czech.

- His favorite item of clothing is a brown leather jacket, an item he says he could not live without.

Compiled by HenryCavillFan.com Using:
Internet Movie Database, Us Weekly, In Style  (UK), Richard Jackson, and FilmSpot.





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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 06:41:14 pm »
Yeah, he'll do.


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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 06:47:44 pm »
Yeah, he'll do.

Quite nicely.

Definitely.
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2011, 07:12:58 pm »
From the description I would think he'd make a better young Indiana Jones. Maybe he and Shia could trade.

But I'm not going to cavil about it.
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011, 07:41:57 pm »



But I'm not going to cavil about it.


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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011, 08:51:09 pm »



Oh, I love this guy--

He is un crapaud  from the island of Jersey (and he speaks French)!


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Cavill at a Vanity Fair party at the
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Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill was born on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, the fourth of five boys. His mother, Marianne, worked in a bank, and his father, Colin Cavill, was a stockbroker. He was educated at St. Michael's Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey before attending Stowe School, a boarding school in Buckinghamshire, England. He first began acting in school plays at Stowe, saying, "In prep school I really learned to love the stage. When you step out from the wings into the lights, there's this incredible rush of adrenaline and fear and anticipation... it's just something else, it really is." He has said that if he hadn't become an actor, he would have joined the army or studied Egyptology.





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Culture

Culturally, the Norman language predominated in the islands until the 19th century, when increasing influence from English-speaking settlers and easier transport links led to Anglicisation. There are four main dialects/languages of Norman in the islands, Auregnais (Alderney, extinct in late 20th century), Dgèrnésiais (Guernsey), Jèrriais (Jersey) and Sercquiais (Sark, an offshoot of Jèrriais).

Victor Hugo spent many years in exile, first in Jersey and then in Guernsey, where he finished Les Misérables.  Guernsey is also the setting of Hugo's later novel, Les Travailleurs De La Mer  (The Toilers of the Sea). A "Guernsey-man" also makes an appearance in chapter 91 of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.




Guernsey's traditional colour for sporting and other purposes is green and Jersey's is red.




The main islanders have traditional animal nicknames [for each other]:

Guernsey: les ânes ("donkeys" in French and Norman): the steepness of St. Peter Port streets required beasts of burden, but Guernsey people also claim it is a symbol of their strength of character – which Jersey people traditionally interpret as stubbornness.

Jersey: les crapauds ("toads" in French and Jèrriais): Jersey has toads and snakes that Guernsey lacks.

Sark: les corbins ("crows" in Sercquiais, Dgèrnésiais and Jèrriais, les corbeaux in French): crows could be seen from sea on the island's coast.

Alderney: les lapins ("rabbits" in French and Auregnais): the island is noted for its warrens.




This statue of a crapaud (toad) in St. Helier represents the traditional nickname for Jersey people



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Jèrriais is the form of the Norman language spoken in Jersey, in the Channel Islands,
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 07:34:14 pm »
Eh.  He's alright. 

I hope he cleans up well enough.  I don't like my Supermen with 5 o'clock shadows.

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 07:46:45 pm »
Eh.  He's alright. 

I hope he cleans up well enough.  I don't like my Supermen with 5 o'clock shadows.

Ever the negativist, aren't you Del?  ::)
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 08:04:39 pm »
Ever the negativist, aren't you Del?  ::)

Guess you missed that I LIKED Brandon Routh?  You didn't read anything negative out of me about him!!

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2011, 01:20:56 am »






You know, this is a cleft chin you can trust;
add Superman's single curl, and we're good to go!



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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2011, 04:36:06 pm »



http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/02/05/zack-snyder-my-favorite-superman-artist-is/


Zack Snyder:
My favorite Superman artist is…

By Geoff Boucher
Feb. 05, 2011 | 8:56 a.m.



Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder has his Superman now with Henry Cavill all set to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but when the director closes his eyes and thinks about comics, which version of the Man of Steel does he visualize?



Superman U.S. postage stamp from
2006. (U.S. Postal Service)
Curt Swan and Sheldon Moldoff



The director of “300” and “Watchmen” is clearly conversant in funny-book history and the question gave him pause.

“There are so many interpetations, so many artists,” he pointed out, and, yes, that’s absolutely true. There’s the pioneer pencil of Joe Shuster and contemporary drawing board of Frank Quitely and scores of interesting candidates in between. Do you go with the old-school steadiness of Wayne Boring, the mythos-reshaping clarity of John Bryne, the singular sinew and crackle of Neal Adams? Perhaps the polished cosmic tableaus of George Perez or the memorable-moment work of Jerry Ordway?

For Snyder, he narrowed it down to a two-man split decision: Jim Lee and Curt Swan.



Jim Lee's Superman (DC Comics)


Swan’s work on Superman spanned five decades and there was a sort of noble, even gentle aura to his work and an absence of flash and grit – the bank robbers in Metropolis even wore coats and ties to work — that create a time-capsule vibe now. In the summer of 2006, the U.S. postal service released a new Superman stamp featuring the art of Swan (inked by Sheldon Moldoff ) and the elemental appeal of the image still sticks with Snyder.  

“It’s funny, I have that stamp image — it’s him tearing open his jacket. Its got a retro vibe to it, it’s cool. That’s the background on my iPad. It’s Curt Swan and the way he draws that jawline, it is like Mt. Rushmore, totally, or like ‘The Incredibles.’ Swan is really good.”

Swan is viewed by some as a Norman Rockwell-type figure in DC history and that appeals to Snyder but, on a pure fanboy level, he’s more impassioned by the work of Lee. The artist’s run on the “For Tomorrow” storyline (“Superman” No. 204-215), for instance, captured the brawny and heroic male ideal that, no surprise, resonates powerfully with the director of “300.”  

“My taste level goes to the more, I guess, muscular Superman. The bigger, more muscular Superman, the way Jim draws him. Those tend to be the artists I like in comics. So Jim’s Superman, for sure.  That’s not to say that’s how the movie will be, of course, but as far as the comics. It’s an interesting thing to think about though. There have just been so many incarnations and so many great ones. As a fan you don’t really to have to pick, you can enjoy them all.”
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2011, 06:02:54 pm »
Geez, he doesn't look old enough to be out of film school. ...

Cute, though.

He likes the "more muscular Superman"? Hmmm. ...  8)
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2011, 07:21:35 pm »






Yeah, he'll
definitely do.



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Re: New Superman selected: Henry Cavill's evolving abs!
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2011, 07:46:00 pm »



Oh my!

 :o :o :o :o




http://www.movieline.com/2011/04/henry-cavill-istraining-geeking-out-over-thought-of-donning-supermans-costume.php




WonderCon  ||  by Jen Yamato  ||  04 02 2011  4:00 PM
Henry Cavill Talks Superman Training,
Best Abs Contests And
Geeking Out Over The Costume




Movieline  caught up with future Superman Henry Cavill Saturday at WonderCon, where he’s scheduled to present footage from his upcoming Greek hero pic Immortals.  More on his turn as the mud-speckled Greek hero Theseus to come; first, Cavill divulged details of how he’s currently training to become the Man of Steel, how he’s shaping his Super body differently from his ab-tastic Immortals  physique, and how his inner geek comes out as costume tests progress.

Cavill spent months on Tarsem’s Immortals  constantly training, maintaining six percent body fat, and, he jokes, competing with his co-stars to see “who had the best abs.” Following the Immortals  shoot, he filmed The Cold Light of Day  with Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver, a project that allowed him to lay off the strict regimen. Then he got the Superman  call.

“After a month of training with Mark Twight’s program for Gym Jones - he did 300  and Sucker Punch  as well - this foundation phase has sort of got me back towards my fitness,” Cavill explained. “Not quite in Immortals  shape like I was, but I’ve got the base there again. So the hard work really begins now when I go to L.A. That’s going to be exciting.” The future Clark Kent/Superman hasn’t yet begun specific action training for Superman.  While he had to get into demigod shape for Immortals,  Cavill explains that Superman’s physique will require him to shape his body differently, “back and beyond” what the Immortals  shoot required.








“It’s going to be a different kind of shape. When you see the Immortals  shape you’ll see what I mean. We obviously haven’t had the final brief yet, it’s going to adapt and change as far as when Mark sees my body adapting to the training he’ll go, ‘Okay, Henry can do this,’ or ‘Henry can’t do this,’ or ‘His body will look better like that.’ It’ll be fine-tuned and tweaked as we go along. But I think it’s going to be a different sort of shape from Immortals. ”

The next step will be donning that iconic Superman costume, which is still being designed. “There have been some concept costume fittings,” said Cavill. “I’m so excited - it’s fantastic. Really, really fantastic. Sometimes… I mean, I’m sitting here talking to you about being Superman, for example. And then it dawns on me and I go, ‘Oh my God, I’m Superman!’ It’s really exciting and an incredible opportunity, so as soon as I’m jumping into the costume and stuff it starts to become real.”

“As soon as you don the cape and the S shield, it’s one of those things where you go, ‘Wow - this is real.’”
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2011, 08:31:11 pm »
I just hope he can escape from the Superman curse.
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2011, 09:29:10 pm »
The abs are fine in that photo, but he definitely needs to work on the shoulders and biceps.

And they'd better not neglect his ass. After all, Superman has to have buns of steel in those red briefs.
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Re: New Superman selected: Henry Cavill's evolving--vowels??
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2011, 09:34:23 pm »





LOVE the cleft chin, but the accent--

Oi!

He better be working on the accent
while  working on the abs!

 ::) :laugh:
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2011, 09:36:49 pm »



The abs are fine in that photo, but he definitely needs to work on the shoulders and biceps.

And they'd better not neglect his ass. After all, Superman has to have buns of steel in those red briefs.


Gosh, we are so pick-y!

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2011, 09:48:32 pm »




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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2011, 10:03:57 pm »
I find the shoulders and biceps more than acceptable but the thumbs are a bit underdeveloped. He should take some coaching from Uma Thurman...anybody seen Even Cowgirls Get the Blues?
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2011, 10:54:58 pm »
LOVE the cleft chin, but the accent--

Oi!

He can keep the accent, as far as I'm concerned. It's delightful! Maybe that's just how people speak on the Planet Krypton.


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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011, 02:41:07 am »



Gosh, we are so pick-y!

 :laugh: :laugh:

(Henry is getting a little bit nervous....)

I don't think so. Take a look at any comic book rendering of Superman. He needs good shoulders, biceps, and pecs.

But Henry looks just fine in that video about "The Tudors."  :)
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2011, 11:03:14 am »


The abs are fine in that photo, but he definitely needs to work on the shoulders and biceps.

And they'd better not neglect his ass. After all, Superman has to have buns of steel in those red briefs.



I guess Henry has
big--uh, boots to fill!

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Clark Kent, now there was a real gent
Even though he could have smashed through any bank
In the United States, he had the strength, but he would not

Folks said his family were all dead
Their planet crumbled but Superman, he forced himself
To carry on, forget Krypton, and keep going

Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see
Another man like him

Sometimes when Supe was stopping crimes
I'll bet that he was tempted to just quit and turn his back
On man, join Tarzan in the forest

But he stayed in the city, and kept on changing clothes
In dirty old phonebooths till his work was through
And nothing to do but go on home

Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see
Another man like him

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2011, 11:22:48 am »



It was interesting to me  (if a bit sad, too) when Henry mentioned trying on Chris Reeve's Superman costume--like the props and costumes from Brokeback, it seems there are a couple of extras, I suppose, or was--


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Superman Costume in the Marketplace – “Antiquities” in Las Vegas

April 7, 2008 by Jason DeBord

An original prop collector sent me some photos taken on a trip to Las Vegas recently, of a Superman costume attributed to use by Christopher Reeve in the Superman films of the 70s and 80s. This is currently available for sale to the public at “Antiquities: The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace”.





From: [email protected]
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 1:27 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Superman Costume

Dear Jason:

Thank you for your interest in our amazing Superman worn costume. Yes, it indeed comes with COA and provenance that would make you very comfortable in acquiring this very special piece of movie history. One letter is Anna Mungia with Super Hollywood (one of the costumers for the Salkind family and worked for them for both movie and tv productions of Superman and Superboy), verifying the authenticity of the cape and says it was given to her as a gif for her work on the show, a part of the inventory of Disney MGM Studios in Florida. Also from Anastacia Salkind, the wife of Ilya Salkind, the producer of Superman. It will have the collector’s letter as well as certificate of authenticity. The cape also has been signed on the inside shoulder pad by both Margo Kidder (Lois Lane) and Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen).

You probably know the one that sold at the recent celebrity auction went for over $100,000. This one is priced at $84,995 and on our spring sale, I can offer it to you for $72,250 plus $300 shipping/crating/insurnace. If you would like it, please give me a call. Or if you wish to purchase via email, please provide full shipping address, phone and credit card information. I look forward to hearing from you and also feel free to call if you want further information and we can discuss size, presentation, and any other questions.

Be well!
James Dabrowski
Manager
Antiquities (702) 792-2274


From: [email protected]
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 2:27 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Superman Costume

Dear Jason:

I think my letter said exactly who the letters are from but perhaps I wasn’t clear: Anna Mungia, one of the costume makers for Superman, and the Salkinds, who created the Superman shows. It also has a letter from the collector from whom we bought it. As far as labels, yes there are tags from the old Disney MGM Studios, Lake Buena Vista Florida. Then it says C.R. for Christoper Reeve, and has the word “Walking”, so it was a walking part in costume in the movie. If you would like to give me your phone number, perhaps we can discuss it and I can answer your questions directly and clearly.
Be well!
James Dabrowski
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2011, 11:50:04 am »



Chris Reeve tribute--
nice!
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"Superman" (It's Not Easy)
By Five For Fighting

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me

I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane
I'm more than some pretty face beside a train
And it's not easy to be me

I wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
'Bout a home I'll never see

It may sound absurd but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream?
And it's not easy to be me

Up up and away away from me
Well it's all right
You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy or anything

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me

Inside of me, inside of me, yeah
Inside of me, inside of me

I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
I'm only a man looking for a dream
I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
And it's not easy, it's not easy to be me




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"Superman (It's Not Easy)" is a contemporary rock song by Five for Fighting (stage name of American singer-songwriter John Ondrasik) from his second album America Town,  released in 2000.

The lyrics are written in first-person from the superhero Superman's point of view. Although his name is never mentioned specifically, some allusions are made to Superman's costume ('a man in a funny red sheet,' i.e. Superman's red cape), powers, and origins. The narrator portrays himself as misunderstood and unsure rather than the god-like figure others see; he does not feel as powerful and perfect as people see him, and at the same time believes he is more than simply that heroic, unreal figure. Instead, he describes himself experiencing an ordinary man's struggles to understand himself, to live up to expectations, and fulfill his responsibilities, even while he is aware of how much greater his responsibilities are. Because of the way the lyrics run, it's possible both to apply them specifically to Superman as well as to anyone who feels others see him as a heroic figure, a 'superman.'

The song was featured in the Superman TV series Smallville  in episode "Stray" (1.16) in Season 1. At the end of the song's music video, John Ondrasik lies in bed with his own wife and son.

The song was first released in 2000, but became popular after the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York, entering the Hot 100 charts at #38 on October 27 and peaking at #14. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002.

In his 2010 comedy tour, Conan O'Brien sang a cover of the song by himself before Jim Carrey appeared in a Superman suit and the two men sang a duet. It's also featured in on Dawson's Creek  in season four, episode two, and on the second Dawson's Creek  soundtrack. The song was the backing track to BBC Match of the Day' s "The Story So Far", bringing the group stages of the World Cup to an end. An anonymous cover was played on the seventh series of The X Factor  after a contestant's audition. The singer of this version was speculated to be Joe McElderry, the winner of the previous series. This turned out to be true when the tracklist for his debut album Wide Awake  was revealed.
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2011, 02:13:12 pm »



Uhm--not everyone
can carry this outfit!
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2011, 02:15:35 pm »



By the way--guess who's got a birthday today (April 3, 1924)!








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(....)

Brando portrayed Superman's father Jor-El in the 1978 Superman.  He agreed to the role only on assurance that he would be paid a large sum for what amounted to a small part, that he would not have to read the script beforehand and his lines would be displayed somewhere off-camera. It was revealed in a documentary contained in the 2001 DVD release of Superman, that he was paid $3.7 million for just two weeks of work.

Brando also filmed scenes for the movie's sequel, Superman II,  but after producers refused to pay him the same percentage he received for the first movie, he denied them permission to use the footage. However, after Brando's death the footage was reincorporated into the 2006 re-cut of the film, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.

Two years after Brando's death, he "reprised" the role of Jor-El in the 2006 "loose sequel" Superman Returns,  in which both used and unused archive footage of Brando as Jor-El from the first two Superman films was remastered for a scene in the Fortress of Solitude, and Brando's voice-overs were used throughout the film.

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2011, 02:32:38 pm »


Uhm--not everyone
can carry this outfit!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:






 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I would probably look  worse then that but hay, at least I have some decency!

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2011, 04:13:40 pm »
He looks a bit like Nicolas Cage, and yes, I agree a hunnerd percent with your assessment!
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2011, 05:13:16 pm »


He looks a bit like Nicolas Cage, and yes, I agree a hunnerd percent with your assessment!





Jon Peters (the producer) felt Cage could "convince audiences he [Superman] came from outer space."


Just imagine: this actually MIGHT have happened! Talk about Crisis Averted!!   :laugh: :laugh:




[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfcJc7j_A3Y[/youtube]


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN_jlMADDSg[/youtube]






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Superman Lives


(....)

[Kevin] Smith (screenwriter) originally suggested Tim Burton to direct his script, and Burton signed on with a pay or play contract of $5 million. Warner Bros. fast tracked production and set the theatrical release date in the summer of 1998, the 60th anniversary of the character's debut in Action Comics. Nicolas Cage, a comic book fan, signed on as Superman with a $20 million pay or play contract, believing he could "re-conceive the character." [Jon] Peters (producer) felt Cage could "convince audiences he [Superman] came from outer space." Burton explained Cage's casting would be "the first time you would believe that nobody could recognize Clark Kent as Superman, he [Cage] could physically change his persona." Kevin Spacey was approached for the role of Lex Luthor, while Tim Allen claimed he was in talks for Brainiac, a role heavily considered for Jim Carrey. Courteney Cox was reported as a casting possibility for Lois Lane, while Smith confirmed Chris Rock was set for Jimmy Olsen. Michael Keaton confirmed his involvement, but when asked if he would be reprising his role as Batman from Burton's Batman films, he would only reply, "Not exactly." Industrial Light & Magic was set for work on special effects.

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2011, 05:16:08 pm »
He looks a bit like Nicolas Cage, and yes, I agree a hunnerd percent with your assessment!

 ???  Tell you what, I thought that was Nicholas Cage's head photoshopped onto the body of someone else in a Superman costume.

Whoever he is, if you ask me, I think the body doesn't look that bad, actually, if a little on the svelte side for Superman.
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« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2011, 05:21:54 pm »



???  Tell you what, I thought that was Nicholas Cage's head photoshopped onto the body of someone else in a Superman costume.

Whoever he is, if you ask me, I think the body doesn't look that bad, actually, if a little on the svelte side for Superman.




Jeff, I think you missed the post immediately above. It WAS Nic Cage, and it really REALLY almost happened!
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« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2011, 09:51:07 pm »
Happy birthday, Jor-el! I don't care how much he was paid, how little he worked, and how he didn't learn his lines. He was the best Jor-el ever! And wasn't the mother played by Susanna York? She was also excellent!
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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2011, 07:46:20 pm »
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/03/diane_lane_is_supermans_mom.html




Diane Lane Is
Superman’s (Foster) Mom

By: Julie Gerstein
3/2/11 at 11:04 PM




Superman has a new mama, and she's Diane Lane. Lane has signed on to the new Zack Snyder–helmed Superman  reboot, and will star opposite Henry Cavill's Clark Kent. This casting is supposedly super-important because, says Snyder, "Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”

And also, Superman's mom is going to be really hot.

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« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2011, 07:53:03 pm »
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/04/michael_shan.html




Michael Shannon to Play
Superman’ s Villain

By: Mike Vilensky
4/10/11 at 6:30 PM




Michael Shannon has landed the part of General Zod, a villain who faces off against Superman, in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman: Man of Steel  reboot. Like Superman, played by Henry Cavill, Zod hails from Krypton, where he commanded its armed forces. The character appeared in 1978’s Superman  and the 1980 sequel Superman II.  

"Zod is one of Superman's most significant enemies because he has insights into Superman that others don't," Snyder explained. "Michael can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character." So far, Snyder's lining up a cast of pleasant surprises.
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« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2011, 10:27:28 am »



http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/04/immortals_trailer.html




Immortals  Trailer:
Shirtless Superman
Henry Cavill
vs.
Mickey Rourke

By: Kyle Buchanan
4/27/11 at 09:30 AM


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HrR4B-z5vk&feature[/youtube]



When 300  was released four years ago, its buff bodies were something of a novelty: Muscular action heroes had fallen out of favor, and leading men were gawky Shia LaBeouf types or cut more like the lean Johnny Depp. Suffice it to say, the pendulum has since swung back toward bodybuilding. The summer-movie season is crammed with superheroes like Thor  and Captain America  who doff their costumes at the drop of a hat (all the better for a beefcake shot that can make its way into the trailer), revealing the sort of impossibly sculpted body that Stallone and Schwarzenegger used to have and even LaBeouf aspires to now.

Consider Immortals  the latest confirmation of this trend: It stars an infrequently clothed Henry Cavill — your newest Superman — matching wits and biceps with gods and monsters, including Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz, and Luke Evans, who've taken some time from their four-hour gym routines to vanquish a mere mortal. What should we call this new trend toward bulk?

Let's take a cue from Immortals  co-star Stephen Dorff: "It all felt like they were giving some of these actors fake breast implants. It was a lot of 'tit acting.'"


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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2011, 10:57:03 am »
Ooh, that looks like a good popcorn flick!  8)

What should we call this new trend toward bulk?

A good thing.  ;D
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« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2011, 11:49:56 am »
What should we call this new trend toward bulk?

How 'bout "Hot!"  ;D

Quote
Let's take a cue from Immortals  co-star Stephen Dorff: "It all felt like they were giving some of these actors fake breast implants. It was a lot of 'tit acting.'"

 :laugh:
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« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2011, 04:56:53 am »





Quote

Let's take a cue from Immortals  co-star Stephen Dorff: "It all felt like they were giving some of these actors fake breast implants. It was a lot of 'tit acting.'"

:laugh:




Kellan Lutz, 26, as seen in "Immortals"



Chris Evans, 30, as seen in the upcoming flick "Captain America."
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« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2011, 12:53:33 pm »

Chris Evans, 30, as seen in the upcoming flick "Captain America."
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Nice tits. ...  ;D
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« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2011, 07:30:37 pm »


'Superman' Star Henry Cavill
Is Engaged

By: Tracey Harrington McCoy
Posted May 4th 2011 06:50PM




2011 is turning into quite a year for Henry Cavill! First, the 27-year-old British actor landed the highly coveted role of Man of Steel in director Zack Snyder's new reboot of the superhero franchise. And now he's engaged!

The actor is engaged to Ellen Whitaker, a 2012 Olympic hopeful for the British showjumping team, his rep confirmed to PEOPLE. Cavill proposed while on a recent trip to Hollywood.

"I couldn't believe it when he asked me to marry him," the Whitaker said, according to the Belfast Telegraph.  "I thought we were there to celebrate his birthday. It was such a surprise and I am so happy."

Before proposing, the Englishman asked Whitaker's father for his daughter's hand in marriage--and he appears to have said yes!
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« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2011, 07:33:58 pm »





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« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2011, 08:49:57 am »




'Superman' Director Richard Donner on
Choosing Christopher Reeve

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TTgZ0xhBNTI[/youtube]





Can you talk about laying down the paradigm for the genre? “Superman” is the first big-budget superhero movie.

I didn’t know what I was making. Simply, it was a comic book, don’t forget it’s a comic book. But it’s got to have its own sense of honesty. It’s got to have its own sense of reality. You can laugh with it, you can’t laugh at it. And the characters had to have some true emotions. I tried very hard to have the love story because if there’s a love story you’d be committed to the two of them and therefore you’d care about him and you wouldn’t want to see any harm come to him, which made Lex Luthor heavier. But then we gave Lex Luthor [his comic sidekick] Otis, which lightened that up. But it was a thin line we walked. We didn’t know what the walk was, but we walked the walk. And it happened to turn out, much to our surprise, to be well accepted.

Can you talk about casting the movie? I understand they were considering Paul Newman or Robert Redford, which sounds hilarious.

It is.


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« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2011, 11:11:08 am »




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Leather pants, boots, and a long sword. ... What more can you ask for?  ;D

This picture reminds me of the capsule review of Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing in The New Yorker: "Sometimes all you ask of Shakespeare is Denzel Washington in leather pants."  ;D

(And I think I know where you can buy the shirt, the pants, the boots, and the sword. The Tudors was a glorified commercial for Museum Replicas, Ltd.   ::) )
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« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2011, 07:44:33 pm »



Omg, omg, omg!!!
:D :D :D





http://www.showblitz.com/2011/06/russell-crowe-flies-to-man-of-steel.html

June 15, 2011
Russell Crowe
is
the 'Dad of Steel'





Whether paying homage to Marlon Brando’s cameo in “Superman” or just wanting a splashy marquee name, Christopher Nolan had all along been seeking an A-list thesp for Jor-El, Superman’s biological father, since agreeing to oversee the franchise reboot “Man of Steel” for Warner Bros. He’s got his man, and it’s Russell Crowe, Variety 's Justin Kroll exclusively reports. The mercurial Aussie is in negotiations to take the role in “Man of Steel,” which Zack Snyder is directing. Brit thesp Henry Cavill set to play Superman, while Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon have already joined. With production set to start next month, Jor-El was one of the last roles to cast -- though they're still looking for a big name to play Superman’s biological mother.
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« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2011, 09:54:35 pm »
I love Amy Adams!  :D
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« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2011, 06:18:19 pm »



Let's take a cue from Immortals  co-star Stephen Dorff: "It all felt like they were giving some of these actors fake breast implants. It was a lot of 'tit acting.'"


Part Deux!










Then...Uhm, WTF??!!

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« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2011, 11:51:34 pm »



Part Deux!










Then...Uhm, WTF??!!

::) :laugh:

HAHA!  That last one looks like the losing outfit on "Project Runway!"

Wow, that's one hunky guy.  :P
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« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2011, 08:03:30 am »
HAHA!  That last one looks like the losing outfit on "Project Runway!"

 :laugh:
I can imagine Tim trying to hold it together and going: Make it work, make it work!




I wish they for once would cast a good actor as superman, but I´m not holding my breath. One thing about this movie that makes me excited, though, is that Christopher Meloni is gonna be in it! (yep, still going though my OZ phase :D)

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« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2011, 09:43:47 am »
Monika, see Jane Eyre and then decide...I did and I think Henry is the "thesp" that they say he is!
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I wish they for once would cast a good actor as superman, but I´m not holding my breath. One thing about this movie that makes me excited, though, is that Christopher Meloni is gonna be in it! (yep, still going though my OZ phase :D)



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/25/christopher-meloni-in-superman-man-of-steel_n_884471.html


Christopher Meloni In Superman 'Man Of Steel':
'Law & Order: SVU' Star Joining Film

First Posted: 6/25/11 08:51 AM ET Updated: 7/19/11 10:49 AM ET




Considered to be a sort of police superhero by devoted fans of his long run on "Law & Order: SVU," Christopher Meloni is about to join up with the ultimate crime fighter.

Meloni, the former "SVU" star who announced that he was leaving this spring after 12 seasons when contract negotiations went south, is on the verge of signing on to Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, "Man of Steel," Deadline reports. According to The Hollywood Reporter,  Meloni will shoot scenes with Henry Cavill, Superman himself.

Along with Julia Ormond, who signed on earlier this week to play Superman's Kryptonian birth mother Lara Lor-Van, Meloni joins an all-star cast that, aside from Cavill, includes Russell Crowe as Kryptonian dad Jor-El, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Pa and Ma Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon as baddie General Zod.

It may make sense, given his last decade-plus as a detective on "SVU," to cast Meloni as some sort of law enforcement agent, but he's done more than just find rapists on television in his career. He's had a number of movie roles, including in "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" and "Nights in Rodanthe," and he can most certainly do comedy: Meloni recently starred and directed the National Lampoon  film, "Dirty Movie," and, perhaps more memorably, had a brilliant turn as a sweater-fondling (NOT cheddar-fonduing) camp cook in "Wet Hot American Summer."

And wouldn't be hilarious to see him play Jimmy Olson?

UPDATE: Vulture  reports that Meloni will be playing a general (not Zod, of course) in the film; whether that makes him a good or bad guy remains to be seen. It may be difficult given their similar ages, but he COULD be playing General Sam Lane, father of Amy Adams' Lois. Then again, Lane is an ally of Lex Luthor, the chief rival to Superman who WON'T be in this new movie (at least as the main villain), so that may be completely off, as well.
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« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2011, 05:06:22 pm »




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/25/christopher-meloni-in-superman-man-of-steel_n_884471.html


Christopher Meloni In Superman 'Man Of Steel':
'Law & Order: SVU' Star Joining Film

First Posted: 6/25/11 08:51 AM ET Updated: 7/19/11 10:49 AM ET




Considered to be a sort of police superhero by devoted fans of his long run on "Law & Order: SVU," Christopher Meloni is about to join up with the ultimate crime fighter.

Meloni, the former "SVU" star who announced that he was leaving this spring after 12 seasons when contract negotiations went south, is on the verge of signing on to Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, "Man of Steel," Deadline reports. According to The Hollywood Reporter,  Meloni will shoot scenes with Henry Cavill, Superman himself.

Along with Julia Ormond, who signed on earlier this week to play Superman's Kryptonian birth mother Lara Lor-Van, Meloni joins an all-star cast that, aside from Cavill, includes Russell Crowe as Kryptonian dad Jor-El, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Pa and Ma Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon as baddie General Zod.

It may make sense, given his last decade-plus as a detective on "SVU," to cast Meloni as some sort of law enforcement agent, but he's done more than just find rapists on television in his career. He's had a number of movie roles, including in "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" and "Nights in Rodanthe," and he can most certainly do comedy: Meloni recently starred and directed the National Lampoon  film, "Dirty Movie," and, perhaps more memorably, had a brilliant turn as a sweater-fondling (NOT cheddar-fonduing) camp cook in "Wet Hot American Summer."

And wouldn't be hilarious to see him play Jimmy Olson?

UPDATE: Vulture  reports that Meloni will be playing a general (not Zod, of course) in the film; whether that makes him a good or bad guy remains to be seen. It may be difficult given their similar ages, but he COULD be playing General Sam Lane, father of Amy Adams' Lois. Then again, Lane is an ally of Lex Luthor, the chief rival to Superman who WON'T be in this new movie (at least as the main villain), so that may be completely off, as well.

Thanks John!

But how could they not mention his role on OZ?? I´m gonna have to go Vern Schillinger on their ass now  :D ::)

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« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2011, 05:18:12 pm »
Monika, see Jane Eyre and then decide...I did and I think Henry is the "thesp" that they say he is!
I´m planning on it! I think I have seen every movie and TV adaption of Jane Eyre that´s ever been made. Love that story.

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« Reply #56 on: November 01, 2011, 12:22:31 pm »

Uhm--not everyone
can carry this outfit!
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I saw an unshirted Nic Cage in Ghost Rider last night and, yes, he was quite buff, surprise surprise!
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« Reply #57 on: November 01, 2011, 12:27:39 pm »
I'm planning on it! I think I have seen every movie and TV adaption of Jane Eyre that's ever been made. Love that story.
I've seen Jane Eyre now, and actually forgot to take much notice of the guy  :D
I guess he did alright, but I prefer Michael Fassbender.

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« Reply #58 on: November 01, 2011, 01:51:12 pm »
I've seen Jane Eyre now, and actually forgot to take much notice of the guy  :D
I guess he did alright, but I prefer Michael Fassbender.

Haha, the joke's on both of us! Henry Cavill was NOT Rochester in Jane Eyre. He was in the Tudors recently. Rochester was played by . . . Michael Fassbender!!!
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« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2011, 01:59:34 pm »
Haha, the joke's on both of us! Henry Cavill was NOT Rochester in Jane Eyre. He was in the Tudors recently. Rochester was played by . . . Michael Fassbender!!!
Oh.........I thought Henry Cavill was the guy who plays Mason in Jane Eyre because that´s the guy who I thought looked most like him. :laugh:
Yes, Michael Fassbender plays Mr Rochester, and does it well. I prefer the mini series with Toby Stephens, but Fassbender did a good job too.

And Henry Cavill...then I still haven´t seen him in anything, I guess :) ;)

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« Reply #60 on: November 01, 2011, 07:23:36 pm »
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

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« Reply #61 on: November 01, 2011, 08:27:55 pm »







Who's the guy in the middle?  ???




Let's take a cue from Immortals  co-star Stephen Dorff: "It all felt like they were giving some of these actors fake breast implants. It was a lot of 'tit acting.'"


In 1989,
when he was 16 years old,
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[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z8QKdONvQs&feature=related[/youtube]



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« Reply #62 on: November 01, 2011, 08:40:28 pm »





[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S85KdgmuYBg&feature=related[/youtube]
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« Reply #63 on: November 01, 2011, 08:50:52 pm »



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtUVyTcPhCM&feature=related[/youtube]



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY3nfwMueb4&feature=related[/youtube]
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« Reply #64 on: November 01, 2011, 09:59:28 pm »
OK, so that's Stephen Dorff.

Thanks, John.  :)
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« Reply #65 on: November 02, 2011, 01:57:03 am »


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtUVyTcPhCM&feature=related[/youtube]



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY3nfwMueb4&feature=related[/youtube]
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I don´t think it was Stephen Dorff who played Steven Stayner. I think that was another actor.


I´m sure you remember him from the Beatles movie Backbeat, though. He plays the original band member Stuart Sutcliffe[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATyK5cbvWLs&feature=related[/youtube]

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« Reply #66 on: November 02, 2011, 07:58:31 am »


I don´t think it was Stephen Dorff who played Steven Stayner. I think that was another actor.



Oops!! You're right, Monika, Stephen played the character 'Pete' in I Know My First Name is Steven  in the 6/14 segment posted above (see S.D. starting at 1:34).


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« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2011, 07:16:54 pm »





http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/11/08/henry-cavill-superman-underwear/

Henry Cavill's Superman
Won't Wear Red Underpants (VIDEO)

By Christopher Rosen
Posted Nov 8th 2011 8:00AM





Future Man of Steel Henry Cavill is making the press rounds for 'Immortals,' and on Monday night, the 'Man of Steel' star stopped by 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' for a chat. The topic? Superman's iconic red outer underwear, which has apparently been ditched for the Zack Snyder-directed reimagining. "Why wear underpants when you can be far more revealing?" Cavill joked in his charming British accent. Too bad he can't use his native voice to play Supes. He would sound so charming! Anyway, no underwear. Noted.

Video:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/man-of-steel-superman-henry-cavill-immortals-258539

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« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2011, 07:29:38 pm »





Superman wearing thermal  underwear?? Not loving the costume change--

 :-\ :-\




http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/man-steel-set-photos-reveal-229854


'Man of Steel' Set Photos Reveal Henry Cavill's
Superman Costume Changes (Photos)

UPDATED: New pictures posted online reveal a revamped superhero look.

by Patrick Kevin Day
August 31 12:14 PM PDT 8/31/2011






Superman has a brand-new costume and thanks to newly released images from the set of Man of Steel, fans are getting their first chance to study it in detail.
 
The new costume, worn by actor Henry Cavill, appears to be keeping in line with the revised version of the character soon to be seen in DC Comics' reboots of the Action Comics  and Superman series next month. The red briefs and yellow belt are gone; replaced by blue briefs. And from the looks of the photos, the omnipresent red cape is now optional.

A previous photo of the Man of Steel was released earlier in August, but the image was dim and moody and didn't give fans a sense of what the costume would look like in action.
 
Warner Bros.' Superman reboot began filming outside of Chicago in early August and since then, several photos from the set -- turning Plano, Illinois into Smallville -- have been posted on a fan Facebook page.
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« Reply #69 on: November 08, 2011, 07:57:28 pm »
Superman wearing thermal  underwear?? Not loving the costume change--

 :-\ :-\

Haha!  Looks like they're copying the Spiderman look.  That's a still; I wonder if it will "read" differently in the film.  

I still think it's an improvement over this:


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« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2011, 08:06:48 pm »
Don't forget these guys:



Dean Cain, Tom Welling and Brandon Routh

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« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2011, 08:15:16 pm »
Then again, Tom Welling looks best in this Superman costume:


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« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2011, 08:27:27 pm »
Haha!  Looks like they're copying the Spiderman look.  That's a still; I wonder if it will "read" differently in the film.  

I still think it's an improvement over this:



I have to agree!  ;D
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« Reply #73 on: November 08, 2011, 08:34:11 pm »

Superman wearing thermal  underwear?? Not loving the costume change--

 :-\ :-\

Me neither. Nothing wrong with the "classic" costume, briefs, belt, and all. Christopher Reeve looked fine it, and so did Brandon Routh in the slightly revised version.

When I was a small boy I assumed it was the cape that enabled Superman to fly.  ;D Otherwise, why bother with it? Who wears capes anymore, outside of Ren faires?  ;D

I wonder at what point "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" turned into the ability to fly?  ???
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« Reply #74 on: November 08, 2011, 09:21:37 pm »



When I was a small boy I assumed it was the cape that enabled Superman to fly.  ;D Otherwise, why bother with it? Who wears capes anymore, outside of Ren faires?  ;D

I wonder at what point "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" turned into the ability to fly?  ???



Oh, evolution--like this!


 ;D ;D ;D





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« Reply #75 on: November 08, 2011, 11:20:22 pm »
Oh, evolution--like this!

 ;D ;D ;D




Hokey smokes!  ;D
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« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2011, 11:22:57 pm »
Then again, Tom Welling looks best in this Superman costume:



Ouch. That looks like it hurts.  :(
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« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2011, 11:29:00 am »




Let's take a cue from Immortals  co-star Stephen Dorff: "It all felt like they were giving some of these actors fake breast implants. It was a lot of 'tit acting.'"




Part Deux!










Then...Uhm, WTF??!!

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Part Trois!


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Movie Review:
The Striking and Strikingly Generic

Immortals
By Bilge Ebiri
Today at 9:45 AM




Or: There Will Be Speed Ramping. At first glance, and maybe even at second glance, Immortals  seems like a belated attempt to cash in on the myths-on-‘roids craze kicked off by 300 a few years ago. However, it’s also directed by Tarsem Singh, so attention must be paid: Tarsem, a music video director who kicked off his film career with the stylized but inert J. Lo serial killer pic The Cell,  became a bona fide auteur in some eyes with his personally financed yet insanely ambitious 2006 epic fable The Fall,  which enchanted cultists while alienating audiences. So, what happens when Visionary meets Paycheck?

Well, in the arena of the Hollywood Blockbuster, that's not really a fair fight. When it’s not busy being tantalizingly bizarre, Immortals is busy being breathtakingly cliché. Plot-wise, the myths themselves are mostly thrown out in favor of more modern action-movie virtues. Theseus (Henry Cavill, soon to be of Superman: Man of Steel  fame), is here an earnest stonemason — albeit one “touched by the gods” — out to avenge the death of his pious mother at the hands of ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who seeks to conquer the world by unleashing an army of Titans kept prisoner deep within a mountain. Along his journey, Theseus is joined by Phaedra (Freida Pinto), a beautiful oracle whom he frees from captivity, and cynical, wise-cracking thief Stavros (Stephen Dorff, doing his best Han Solo impersonation). Meanwhile, the gods — led by Zeus (Luke Evans) — mull whether to intervene.

To be fair, there’s lots to look at here — even beyond everybody’s totally ripped abs, Pinto’s supernaturally smooth legs, and the frequent sight of dudes flying through the air slicing each other to ribbons. Tarsem has a fabulist’s eye and a child’s imagination, combining otherworldly grotesquerie with unexpected dashes of elegance: The Titans are held in place with a contraption that wouldn’t be out of place in a Saw  movie, inside a gilt cage surrounded by monumental statues holding up a mountain. When the gods, perched atop the clouds in poses recalling Renaissance paintings (I was also strangely reminded of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” video, which I later realized Tarsem directed), decide to come down to Earth, they literally dive down, flying through the air and landing with a seismic thud. Zeus fights not with lightning but with a whip of fire. (Also, let’s give some credit to the great Eiko Ishioka, she of Bram Stoker’s Dracula  fame, who designed the costumes.)

The problem is that for all his imagination, Tarsem doesn’t seem much able to tell a story — even a simple one like this. A journey should feel like it’s building, driving toward something. But Immortals  rarely has any urgency. Interesting conflicts are soon abandoned: Phaedra will lose her oracular powers, we are told, if she loses her virginity, which seems like a setup for some great sexual tension, except that she and Theseus get it on the first chance they get. The gods’ dilemma over intervening in human affairs never feels genuine, since they keep intervening anyway. Meanwhile, the exact nature of the war being fought is explained multiple times, but never quite makes sense. (It doesn’t help that Rourke, channeling late-period Brando, casually mumbles reams of expository dialogue, often while snacking.)

The action scenes vary: Earlier fights traffic in outdated and decidedly un-visionary flourishes; there’s even an Arrowcam shot at one point. But near the end there’s a deliciously violent face-off between gods and Titans that’s impressively mounted, with somewhat surprising results. At moments like these, Tarsem’s twisted imagination seems aligned with the demands of the genre — every time a body is split in half in slow-motion, you can hear an executive get his wings. But ultimately, Immortals veers between the genuinely striking and the strikingly generic.
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« Reply #78 on: November 11, 2011, 07:40:51 pm »
Well, that makes two bad reviews I've read so far. ...

Still, I hope to see it next week. It's playing near my office, so I can make an event of it by catching the 5:15 show and afterwards having dinner at Bobby's Burger Palace!  :D

To paraphrase a New Yorker reviewer: Sometimes all you ask of a movie is Henry Cavill and Kellan Lutz without many clothes. ...  8)
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« Reply #79 on: November 11, 2011, 09:30:06 pm »
To paraphrase a New Yorker reviewer: Sometimes all you ask of a movie is Henry Cavill and Kellan Lutz without many clothes. ...  8)









Me, that's a really nice...elbow right there!   ;)


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Comic-Con 2012:
'Man of Steel' footage and
Superman Henry Cavill soar
into San Diego


By Jen Harper
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July 14, 2012 8:01 PM ET

The packed audience at Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's Saturday (July 14) panel at Comic-Con was already flying high after sneak peeks at upcoming films "Pacific Rim" and "Godzilla," so director Zack Snyder's presentation of new "Man of Steel" footage sent fans through the roof.

The movie's star Henry Cavill also made a surprise appearance, telling the audience, "It's a dream come true" to play Superman.

The clip screened at the panel shows only flashes of the film, including images of a young Clark Kent and Cavill in full Superman attire, as well as Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Russell Crowe as Jor'El. We also see a shirtless Clark Kent on fire and Superman crashing into a bank vault.

Snyder tells fans that "Man of Steel" will show a more relatable Superman than previous iterations, which he says depicted the superhero as "a big blue Boy Scout up on the throne."

Are you ready for "Man of Steel" to hit theaters?

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« Reply #81 on: July 22, 2012, 11:41:36 pm »



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wArmHSPIvlQ[/youtube]
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accompanied by a voiceover from Russell Crowe (playing Jor-El)




[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt_elTPzxL4&feature[/youtube]
Published on Jul 21, 2012 by MovieclipsCOMINGSOON

accompanied by a voiceover from Kevin Costner (playing Jonathan Kent)


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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2012, 01:45:20 pm »
"Man of Steel Teaser."

And it's a crotch shot of Henry Cavill?

Hmmm.  8)
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #83 on: July 23, 2012, 06:26:14 pm »



"Man of Steel Teaser."

And it's a crotch shot of Henry Cavill?

Hmmm.  8)


Well, all I can say is, at 0:40 - 0:42 (with the voiceover from Russell Crowe)
 
and at 0:46 - 0:48 (with the voiceover from Kevin Costner)--

THUD!

That FACE.

Omg.

 :o ::) 8)


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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #84 on: July 23, 2012, 07:36:25 pm »

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wArmHSPIvlQ[/youtube]
Published on Jul 21, 2012 by MovieclipsCOMINGSOON

accompanied by a voiceover from Russell Crowe (playing Jor-El)

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt_elTPzxL4&feature[/youtube]
Published on Jul 21, 2012 by MovieclipsCOMINGSOON

accompanied by a voiceover from Kevin Costner (playing Jonathan Kent)

Looks good!  The music is taken from "The Fellowship of the Ring" and is my favorite part of the score.  It's from the moments after Gandalf falls in Moria.  8)
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2012, 08:10:50 pm »
Looks good!  The music is taken from "The Fellowship of the Ring" and is my favorite part of the score.  It's from the moments after Gandalf falls in Moria.  8)

Leave it to Meryl, our premier LotR fan, to recognize the music!

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2012, 09:23:26 pm »
Are you ready for "Man of Steel" to hit theaters?

Yes!  :D

Up close that suit looks like chain mail.  ???
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #87 on: July 23, 2012, 09:35:23 pm »



Yes!  :D



Me too!



Up close that suit looks like chain mail.  ???



You're being kind!

As I said earlier--Superman wearing rubber  thermal underwear? The kind with waffle weave?

NOT loving the costume change, at all, at all--




Never mind. We still love ya', Henry!

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #88 on: July 23, 2012, 10:07:01 pm »
You're being kind!

As I said earlier--Superman wearing rubber  thermal underwear? The kind with waffle weave?

NOT loving the costume change, at all, at all--

Not really. In that up-close pic that "weave" or whatever it is reminded me of chain mail.

But, no, I don't like the costume change either.

I would think it would be kind of difficult to fly in a chain mail union suit.  ;D
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