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01.30.2011

Would you have preferred that the actor cast as Superman was American?

Yes! Batman and Spider-Man are also British actors, enough already!
No, I don't care. As long as it's a good actor, that's all that counts.

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2:51PM on 02/01/2011

Hey, JoBlo. Superman isn't american

He comes from Krypton, an another fucking planet. He's not even human, for crying out loud. Thus, it doesn't matter if the actor is american or british. Get a clue.
He comes from Krypton, an another fucking planet. He's not even human, for crying out loud. Thus, it doesn't matter if the actor is american or british. Get a clue.
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12:40AM on 02/01/2011
and triple....wtf!!!
and triple....wtf!!!
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12:40AM on 02/01/2011
accidental double post :(
accidental double post :(
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12:39AM on 02/01/2011
seriously....this site just lost some major points for this stupid ass question!
seriously....this site just lost some major points for this stupid ass question!
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12:38AM on 02/01/2011

Well...

Glad that's settled.
Glad that's settled.
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5:39PM on 01/31/2011
If it really bugs you that an English guy is playing Superman, you need to get a life. They're actors. It doesn't matter where they are from or what accent they have off-set. Seriously get over it.
If it really bugs you that an English guy is playing Superman, you need to get a life. They're actors. It doesn't matter where they are from or what accent they have off-set. Seriously get over it.
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4:16PM on 01/31/2011

Wanna Piss people off?

Make him black, Mexican or Puerto Rican, and everyone would loose their damn minds! To be honest, I never new Christian Beal wasn't American, until recently. I real don't watch interviews these people do, because I really don't care, but after watching the awards show yesterday, I was like Holy Shit, that guys got an accent!
Make him black, Mexican or Puerto Rican, and everyone would loose their damn minds! To be honest, I never new Christian Beal wasn't American, until recently. I real don't watch interviews these people do, because I really don't care, but after watching the awards show yesterday, I was like Holy Shit, that guys got an accent!
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4:30PM on 02/01/2011
New? Loose? Beal? What really pisses people off is illiteracy.
New? Loose? Beal? What really pisses people off is illiteracy.
2:13PM on 01/31/2011
i think a new superman movie is a bad idea, the cunts at warner should throw themselves through their office windows
i think a new superman movie is a bad idea, the cunts at warner should throw themselves through their office windows
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7:10AM on 02/01/2011
JFAC!
JFAC!
1:40PM on 01/31/2011
I thought Bale was Welsh.
I thought Bale was Welsh.
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11:57AM on 01/31/2011

Here's an idea...

...If they really want to make this a more stand alone effort why not throw a curve-ball and have him speak in an american accent as Clark and then in a British accent as Superman. Now i realize that would cause many a fanboy to pop their springs, but it'd be different for sure. Plus, it could help make the whole secret identity thing work a little better. As it is the population of Metropolis sure seems to be made out to be the most moronic of the comic book universe for not being able to put
...If they really want to make this a more stand alone effort why not throw a curve-ball and have him speak in an american accent as Clark and then in a British accent as Superman. Now i realize that would cause many a fanboy to pop their springs, but it'd be different for sure. Plus, it could help make the whole secret identity thing work a little better. As it is the population of Metropolis sure seems to be made out to be the most moronic of the comic book universe for not being able to put Clark/Supes together. Let's stop insulting their intelligence i say! LOL :)
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10:02AM on 01/31/2011

Doesn't matter.

I think people should be more worried about a bad script than casting. Warner has produced three stinkers in row with Superman (III, IV, Returns) that casting should be the least of their problems. Besides, the Superman character wasn't born a American but in Krypton. If you think about it, he's an illegal alien. I'm surprised the Arizona state hasn't ban the character from the state for being a bad influence for the the laws they're trying to enforce.
I think people should be more worried about a bad script than casting. Warner has produced three stinkers in row with Superman (III, IV, Returns) that casting should be the least of their problems. Besides, the Superman character wasn't born a American but in Krypton. If you think about it, he's an illegal alien. I'm surprised the Arizona state hasn't ban the character from the state for being a bad influence for the the laws they're trying to enforce.
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8:08AM on 01/31/2011
Terrible internet racism!
Terrible internet racism!
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1:04AM on 01/31/2011

Superman curse

doesn't matter. like all big screen Supermaners Cavill will get a curse. First died mysteriously (so to say), second was tragic, third got fucked over. we'll see what happens with this one.
doesn't matter. like all big screen Supermaners Cavill will get a curse. First died mysteriously (so to say), second was tragic, third got fucked over. we'll see what happens with this one.
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2:41AM on 01/31/2011
Actually the first big screen Supes was Kirk Alyn, and he lived to be 88 years old. :)
Actually the first big screen Supes was Kirk Alyn, and he lived to be 88 years old. :)
12:22AM on 01/31/2011
I think it's beyond silly to even ask such a question. The quality of the actor is the only thing that should be gauged, not what country he's from.
I think it's beyond silly to even ask such a question. The quality of the actor is the only thing that should be gauged, not what country he's from.
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10:20PM on 01/30/2011
As long as Cavill makes a good Superman. Christian Bale as Batman, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine - all fair in my book. Their performances as their respective roles are awesome.
As long as Cavill makes a good Superman. Christian Bale as Batman, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine - all fair in my book. Their performances as their respective roles are awesome.
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7:52PM on 01/30/2011
Superman isn't even an american. He's from Krypton.
Superman isn't even an american. He's from Krypton.
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8:54PM on 01/30/2011
THIS.
THIS.
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6:39PM on 01/30/2011

Welling

Dude, enough with this Tom Welling shit. He seems like a nice enough fella but it's time to re-invent the Supes. New energy. New era.

Snyder don't do leftovers. This is gonna be awesome.
Dude, enough with this Tom Welling shit. He seems like a nice enough fella but it's time to re-invent the Supes. New energy. New era.

Snyder don't do leftovers. This is gonna be awesome.
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6:20PM on 01/30/2011
I agree with Flex71. Tom Welling should be Superman. He's more than earned it.
I agree with Flex71. Tom Welling should be Superman. He's more than earned it.
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5:52PM on 01/30/2011

Non-issue

Ah, people will take issue with anything. In the end, the majority of the world doesn't care where the guy is from. It's almost better he's not American as Superman is an immigrant to the US anyway.

Method, right?

We can all start bitching when they f*ck up the super suit. But until then, let's all relax and chill out. Be merry, and such.
Ah, people will take issue with anything. In the end, the majority of the world doesn't care where the guy is from. It's almost better he's not American as Superman is an immigrant to the US anyway.

Method, right?

We can all start bitching when they f*ck up the super suit. But until then, let's all relax and chill out. Be merry, and such.
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5:50PM on 01/30/2011
My understanding was that Superman was an illegal immigrant. After I'm saved, I'm demanding he show some sort of work visa.
My understanding was that Superman was an illegal immigrant. After I'm saved, I'm demanding he show some sort of work visa.
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5:26PM on 01/30/2011
It's called ACTING for a reason. Why would anyone care about this?!
It's called ACTING for a reason. Why would anyone care about this?!
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5:12PM on 01/30/2011
I'm surprised that Superman being played by a Brit is getting so much negative feedback. Clearly, he was the best choice in Snyder's and Nolan's eyes to put on the costume and don the iconic "S" symbol.

I love the casting and think it is inspired. Cavill will do a great job.

The only thing that would have made me upset about the casting would have been if Snyder had casted a black guy to play Superman.
I'm surprised that Superman being played by a Brit is getting so much negative feedback. Clearly, he was the best choice in Snyder's and Nolan's eyes to put on the costume and don the iconic "S" symbol.

I love the casting and think it is inspired. Cavill will do a great job.

The only thing that would have made me upset about the casting would have been if Snyder had casted a black guy to play Superman.
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5:20PM on 01/30/2011
So you wouldn't care if Superman was hispanic or asian, but you pick on black out of all races?
So you wouldn't care if Superman was hispanic or asian, but you pick on black out of all races?
5:20PM on 01/30/2011
Really?!
How is that an issue?? A talking point, maybe - but it would make you Upset?
Nick Fury & the Kingpin may only be ancillary characters, but maybe the switch you are so afraid of is what is really needed to bring to light the racism that is still innate in America.
Really?!
How is that an issue?? A talking point, maybe - but it would make you Upset?
Nick Fury & the Kingpin may only be ancillary characters, but maybe the switch you are so afraid of is what is really needed to bring to light the racism that is still innate in America.
5:48PM on 01/30/2011
Guys, settle down. You'd react the same if there was potential for an iconic African American figure played by a white guy.

Like if Shaft was going to be played by a white dude. You wouldn't be cool with that, right?

Superman/Clark is meant to be an immigrant to a foreign country, so, it wouldn't matter what race he was. But, he was and has always been depicted as white.

I'm quite sure The_Soloist was specificying his specific preference that the character be treated with
Guys, settle down. You'd react the same if there was potential for an iconic African American figure played by a white guy.

Like if Shaft was going to be played by a white dude. You wouldn't be cool with that, right?

Superman/Clark is meant to be an immigrant to a foreign country, so, it wouldn't matter what race he was. But, he was and has always been depicted as white.

I'm quite sure The_Soloist was specificying his specific preference that the character be treated with respectful accuracy.
8:47PM on 01/30/2011
the fact that you said "a black guy" instead of interracial or another race is just fucking pathetic.
the fact that you said "a black guy" instead of interracial or another race is just fucking pathetic.
9:33PM on 01/30/2011
All aboard the PC train. I mean shit, people on this site will defend Mel Gibson but get all pissed off because Soloist says "black guy".
All aboard the PC train. I mean shit, people on this site will defend Mel Gibson but get all pissed off because Soloist says "black guy".
10:15PM on 01/30/2011
When I wrote "black guy", I meant all ethnicities. Not being racist (I hate racism). IAmJack600 was right when he said that I just want the character to be respected with accuracy.
When I wrote "black guy", I meant all ethnicities. Not being racist (I hate racism). IAmJack600 was right when he said that I just want the character to be respected with accuracy.
1:18AM on 01/31/2011
Superman on the animated series looked very ethnic.

PS. I'm a black guy
Superman on the animated series looked very ethnic.

PS. I'm a black guy
8:10AM on 01/31/2011
As an example, I wouldn't complain if they cast Isaiah Mustafa as Superman. That would actually be pretty awesome.
As an example, I wouldn't complain if they cast Isaiah Mustafa as Superman. That would actually be pretty awesome.
5:05PM on 01/30/2011
America is a continent not a nation!
America is a continent not a nation!
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9:24PM on 01/30/2011
Not it's not. There is a North America and a South America but no continent named simply America.
Not it's not. There is a North America and a South America but no continent named simply America.
4:45PM on 01/30/2011
I'm not going to pretend it isn't a big deal, because it is. If they cast an American as James Bond Brits would have been upset even if he was a terrific actor who could do the accent flawlessly. I AT LEAST HOPE Synder took into consideration the fact that a non-American would offend people. Anything else would simply be disrespectful to an iconic piece of Americana. All I can say is that Cavill better be A DAMN GOOD SUPERMAN. If it's another underwhelming Routh, it will just add insult to
I'm not going to pretend it isn't a big deal, because it is. If they cast an American as James Bond Brits would have been upset even if he was a terrific actor who could do the accent flawlessly. I AT LEAST HOPE Synder took into consideration the fact that a non-American would offend people. Anything else would simply be disrespectful to an iconic piece of Americana. All I can say is that Cavill better be A DAMN GOOD SUPERMAN. If it's another underwhelming Routh, it will just add insult to injury.
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5:16PM on 01/30/2011
Superman is an ALIEN...!!!
And James Bond..? Really...?
Lets see... James Bond is ENGLISH:
Sean Connery = Scottish
George Lazenby = Australian
Timothy Dalton = Welsh
Pierce Brosnan = Irish!!!
But all still BOND!
So, It's really not a big deal...
Unless the movie sucks (Like Living Daylights)... then it is a big deal...!
Superman is an ALIEN...!!!
And James Bond..? Really...?
Lets see... James Bond is ENGLISH:
Sean Connery = Scottish
George Lazenby = Australian
Timothy Dalton = Welsh
Pierce Brosnan = Irish!!!
But all still BOND!
So, It's really not a big deal...
Unless the movie sucks (Like Living Daylights)... then it is a big deal...!
5:50PM on 01/30/2011
Superman was created by a Canadian. Just saying.
Superman was created by a Canadian. Just saying.
9:21PM on 01/30/2011
C'mon, Routh was far from underwhelming.
C'mon, Routh was far from underwhelming.
8:49AM on 01/31/2011
To toasty: They were all British.,, ecxept maybe Lazenby. lol
To toasty: They were all British.,, ecxept maybe Lazenby. lol
6:39PM on 01/31/2011
MrOperator... Irish is not BRITISH...!It's Irish...!!!
People have been castrated for less...!
MrOperator... Irish is not BRITISH...!It's Irish...!!!
People have been castrated for less...!
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4:18PM on 01/30/2011

If it ain't Tom...

The person that deserves this role is Tom Welling. Christopher Reeves is probably rolling over in his grave right now. He past the torch to Tom and these idiots just stole it from him. If it ain't Tom, I'm not gonna see it.
The person that deserves this role is Tom Welling. Christopher Reeves is probably rolling over in his grave right now. He past the torch to Tom and these idiots just stole it from him. If it ain't Tom, I'm not gonna see it.
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4:57AM on 01/31/2011
Enough with the Tom Welling crap already! So he plays a young Kent on Smallville for a dozen seasons, fine, lets all throw a damn party. Doesn't mean they should put him on the big screen. Because that'll make this movie look like a cheap adaptation of a TV series, which is never ever a good thing. So enjoy Welling on the small screen for as long as he's doing his gig. The big screen belongs to Cavill now and wow does he look the part!
Enough with the Tom Welling crap already! So he plays a young Kent on Smallville for a dozen seasons, fine, lets all throw a damn party. Doesn't mean they should put him on the big screen. Because that'll make this movie look like a cheap adaptation of a TV series, which is never ever a good thing. So enjoy Welling on the small screen for as long as he's doing his gig. The big screen belongs to Cavill now and wow does he look the part!
8:13AM on 01/31/2011
It's Christopher Reeve, not Reeves, and passed, not past. Tom Welling doesn't look old enough to be a grown up Superman. Just saying.
It's Christopher Reeve, not Reeves, and passed, not past. Tom Welling doesn't look old enough to be a grown up Superman. Just saying.
4:12PM on 01/30/2011
Anyone that does care is a nationalist pig, and not worth the words and time I am using to write this. Let's just hope he does a good job.
Anyone that does care is a nationalist pig, and not worth the words and time I am using to write this. Let's just hope he does a good job.
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3:08PM on 01/30/2011

Nah..

Im Happy To Be American, And Supes Stands For Truth, Justice & The American Way, But He's EARTHS Savior, So I Dont Give A Crap. Just As Long As He Does A Good Acting Job, A Decent American Accent And The Movie Doesnt Blow Monkey Bung Like RETURNS Did
Im Happy To Be American, And Supes Stands For Truth, Justice & The American Way, But He's EARTHS Savior, So I Dont Give A Crap. Just As Long As He Does A Good Acting Job, A Decent American Accent And The Movie Doesnt Blow Monkey Bung Like RETURNS Did
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3:05PM on 01/30/2011

Not a big deal to me.

Well, we do have an American playing Sherlock Holmes now. Lets say we call it even.
Well, we do have an American playing Sherlock Holmes now. Lets say we call it even.
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3:01PM on 01/30/2011
I don't really give a fuck, just give me a new Superman movie.
I don't really give a fuck, just give me a new Superman movie.
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2:57PM on 01/30/2011

Would I have preffered it? Yes.

Am I going to throw a shit-fit about it? Nope.
Am I going to throw a shit-fit about it? Nope.
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