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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 08:27 AM »
Russell Crowe might play Jor-El in the new Superman movie

That's got to be weird for him, going from the star of action flicks to the dad...
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 06:14 PM »
Sounds like the latest Superman movie "Man of Steel" has been pushed back from next December to June 14, 2013.

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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #18 on: August 4, 2011, 10:11 AM »
First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in 2013's "Man of Steel"

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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #19 on: August 4, 2011, 10:25 AM »
I see they went with the toned-down "Superman Returns" color scheme for the costume.  That worked so well last time...   :P

Not feeling the texture of the costume... especially the logo.  It's like he's wrapped in bubble wrap.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2011, 06:34 PM »
No red undies for Superman

I don't get it why studios don't understand that an all-blue unitard looks awful...
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2011, 08:56 PM »
Maybe they will digitize it in when they enhance.... nevermind. :-X
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2011, 09:52 PM »
I think the new costume looks better than the 80's jazzercise version with red briefs.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2011, 11:24 PM »
I think the new costume looks better than the 80's jazzercise version with red briefs.

That was a different era... that's like comparing Adam West's Batman to Bale's.

The costume fails by today's standards.

To me, first off it looks way over-padded.  Granted it's from a distance, but his pecs, thighs and biceps are just ridiculous... wrestler-like.  So when he moves it's just going to look laughable.

But the costume itself... without something to break between the pants and shirt, it looks like he's wearing a ballet costume.  It's just bad.

It looks far worse than Captain America.
It looks appreciably worse than Thor - which itself wasn't all that great.
It looks a thousand times worse than Iron Man.
It even looks worse than the fake CG Green Lantern.

Just awful design.  Awful decision.  For Superman, you stick with the icon.  You figure out a way to make it work.  If they could do it for Spider-Man (the first Spider-Man), there's no reason they couldn't do it for Superman.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2011, 01:55 AM »
No red undies for Superman

I don't get it why studios don't understand that an all-blue unitard looks awful...

Insert obligatory blue-balls joke here.   :D
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2011, 09:01 AM »
Thank you for the world according to Bill.  Its a tough costume to work with outside of animation and I think they did just fine.  Its vastly superior to the craptastic design they put poor Ryan Reynolds in, so I would call that improvement for DC.  I really like what Marvel has done with costumes on their big 3, so I agree there's no comparison there, but all three of those have better source material to work from.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2011, 09:48 PM »
I agree with Bill... I don't understand how DC keeps screwing this up.

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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2011, 10:28 PM »
Also, keep in mind that thanks to the "new 52" revamp that is going on in the DCU comic universe Superman's costume has changed.  They dropped the red trunks in the comics too.  Since that is the new "official" Superman look according to DCE, I'm not surprised that the movie Superman will match the current comic look.

You can argue, "but it's an iconic look" all you want - long-time faithful DC Comics readers have been screaming that at DC ever since the revamp was announced and the sad fact is, that "iconic" look is dead along with that version of Superman.  Maybe he'll be back in a few years once all this "emo, brooding, Superman for today" stuff ends, but for now - no red trunks in the comics means no red truinks in the movie.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2011, 11:40 PM »
The one solid color just looks odd...perhaps because I'm just used to the original version, but I can't think of any other super hero that wears one solid color unless it's black.
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Re: Superman - Man of Steel
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2011, 12:23 AM »
The one solid color just looks odd...perhaps because I'm just used to the original version, but I can't think of any other super hero that wears one solid color unless it's black.

In the same vein as the new Superman outfit, not counting boots, chest symbols and capes, how about The Flash, Captain Marvel, Quicksilver (some versions), Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Emma Frost (if you can call lingerie a costume).  I'm sure there are some more.

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