Superman movie

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  1. kartaron

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    Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, and Dan Harris ALL visited NYUand spoke to a group of around 30 students, including myself. I was expecting the film students there to diluge Singer with questions about the Usual Suspects, for the most part, but really, for an hour or so, all we did was talk about Superman.

    He made no mention of the title whatsoever, although the guy who ran the meeting referred to Singer as the director of the upcoming "Superman Returns." For all we know, he might have just lifted it from the site.

    Anyway, here are some tidbits.

    - When asked if it will be a sequel, remake, or origin story, he said, in so many words, sequel. He said that the previous movies will be referenced in a "vague historical sense" (this wasn't clarified), and that the origin itself will be handled in the same way it was in the first Batman movie, with intercutting flashbacks.

    Dan Harris assured me that this new Superman film will not be some crazy reworking of the legend as had been rumored. He said it will be similar in tone to the first two "Superman" films and will basically "pick up" where "Superman 2" left off (the best of the series, I might add!!) He hinted that even Terrence Stamp, who played General Zod so terrifyingly well in the first two "Superman" films, "figures" into this new "Superman" film...he was being coy, but it looks like he's got some big surprises in store for the much-anticipated "Superman" film.

    - When asked the "status," he hesitated, but said that they were moving to Sydney (in which they've rented 8-10 acres) in November (they scouted "several weeks ago"), and shooting would begin IN MARCH.

    - Casting came up. He said that right now the main offices are setup in New York and LA, but he has 10 offices "all over the world." He said that he's only looking for Lexes and Supermans right now, but he has a "sense of where he's going to look" for his supporting players. Many students around the room were hoping for a shot at Jimmy. He said that he really wants to cast an unknown in the lead.

    - Caviezel came up. He said, with ample humor, that since Caviezel, is KNOWN, he won't cast him. He also mentioned that he's looking for an actor between 25 and 30.

    - I asked him afterwards (that's right, I talked to him! Yeah! Sigh...) if he was going to, as a director, go for a mythic Donner-like approach or more character based, like Smallvile aspires to be (i don't that show, consequently, despite the fact that Superman is my religion), and he responded quickly. "Mythic. Definitely."

    - He mentioned his pitch to Alan Horn right after the dismissal of McG. He mentioned that at that point, they were still doing the Abrams draft, which he hadn't read, and that he knew, immediately after the pitch, that his plans for Logan's Run would have to be put on hold, that Fox would get pissed at him for dumping X-Men 3, because he KNEW that Horn liked his pitch, and that they would forget about the $50 million they spent over the last 11 years and make it. He said the pitch lasted around 30-40 minutes.

    - On related subjects, he says that he's going to have a Logan's Run "room" setup in Sydney so he can develop it during the filming of Superman, and move on it immediately afterwards. He says that he feels bad about not participating in X-Men 3 (which he won't). He mentioned a lot of the pre-visualizations on Logan's has already been done, and he seemed really, really excited about it.

    - Also on a related subject, I spoke to Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty regarding Ender's Game. They said they did 3 drafts and haven't heard anything more about it. They told me some details, which I'm not going to share, but I'm really happy with some of the changes they made.

    - Back to Superman. He said the look will be "traditional." That's good.

    Oh, one more thing. He was asked how solid he was on his vision for the now-reassigned X-Men 3 and mentioned only that he would probably have to add in Gambit because "he's so easy." He said that Angel was cut from X2, Beast from X-Men, and that neither, he thought, would ever "come back." That's all.

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    Brandon James Routh is the new "Superman". Routh was first mentioned around two months ago (including right here) amidst the flurry of speculated names. Well now it has been confirmed by a Warners rep apparently and the announcement should hit the trades early next week.

    Routh, who just turned 25 last week, has previously starred in regular roles on MTV's "Undressed" and daytime soapie "One Life to Live". He's also had notable guest appearances on such shows as "Will & Grace", "Oliver Beene", "Cold Case" and "Gilmore Girls".

    The source who informed me of Routh's casting a few hours ago , also has passed on some more juicy information exclusive here. *SPOILERS ** HIGHLIGHT to read* The film starts off with Superman having been missing for six years. Also, the Kryptonian production design element will be almost identical to the first film - so expect Krypton and the Fortress of Solitude to be very much the slanted ice crystal motif we've all been used to.

    Other casting has yet to be finalised it seems though I've been advised to lend credence to the Topher Grace (as Olsen) and Mischa Barton (as Lois) talk.

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    Kal-EL New Supes costume sucks

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    Sweet updates Kartaron. I just read all this on another site.

    I think it's very cool that you interacted with Singer.
     
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    I posted the quotes straight from darkhorizons.com . I dont have any connections :)

    I was hoping to hear your opinion about the casting...
     
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    Kal-EL New Supes costume sucks

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    I'm really glad that they chose to go with an unknown, but I'm having trouble finding any decent pics of this guy. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt, lights and makeup work wonders.

    I think people who didn't grow up with Reeve as Superman will have an easier time accepting this new actor.

    My pic for the role of Superman was the actor who played King Arthur in the recent movie. I thought he would have been perfect, he has the right stature and demeanor.

    I am honestly just glad that this movie is finally being made.

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    Kal-EL New Supes costume sucks

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    I had seen that one, too bad it's crappy quality.
     
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    Kevin Smith on a recent interview with the NY Post and other reliable sources. Kevin Spacey is Bryan Singers' number one choice to become the well known super villain.

    Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey have been friends ever since pairing up in the breakout hit The Usual Suspects. Official announcements should be forthcoming from Warner Bros. in the next few days. Negotiations are still pending.