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No plans for Supes

09.15.2009

SUPERMAN has been through hell and back lately. From being dragged through a lawsuit to Routh's contract expiring now to top it off the new head of DC Entertainment is saying that SUPERMAN just isn't on the current agenda.

One might figure that it would be a priority, but then again there are a lot of other characters in the DC Universe to start fresh with. Diane Nelson said this about the status, "We actually don't have any current plans for Superman. We've obviously done a lot of great things behind the property in our history, and it's a key part of the family, but we don't have current plans behind Superman."

Nearly a month ago we thought that James McTeigue might be doing the next Supes film, but that doesn't seem to be so with this news. This doesn't mean that they won't have any plans for Clark in the future though. Some of you think that the movie needs to be completely rebooted, some of you were just fine with the last movie, and some of you (not a lot) don't give a flying f*ck what they do with it. Who knows what direction they will go in when they do get around to it. Right now I'm in the middle of reading "Superman: For Tomorrow" by Brian Azzarello which is actually damn good. It takes more of a trip into the Superman psyche.

They do however have some big love for Ryan Reynolds. When Nelson was asked about Reynolds ability to play both DEADPOOL and GREEN LANTERN, she said, "Ryan Reynolds can be anything he wants to be." I'm inclined to agree. DC has got some good stuff coming up so when SUPERMAN finally does come up to bat maybe they will hit it out of the park.

Extra Tidbit: I really enjoy Tom Welling.
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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11:34AM on 09/16/2009

SP Returns was underrated

It's a great film that challneges the philosophy of Superman itself. People really underestimate that film. It wasn't perfect, but was DIFFERENT. Singer is brilliant for making it
It's a great film that challneges the philosophy of Superman itself. People really underestimate that film. It wasn't perfect, but was DIFFERENT. Singer is brilliant for making it
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6:29AM on 09/16/2009
You mean "dragged".
You mean "dragged".
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4:10AM on 09/16/2009

This Sucks!

I was really hoping for a new Superman film in the near future, eigther a reboot or continuation, but something! I think DC is going to make Green Lantern the new face of DC films and are giving Superman a rest.
I was really hoping for a new Superman film in the near future, eigther a reboot or continuation, but something! I think DC is going to make Green Lantern the new face of DC films and are giving Superman a rest.
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2:25AM on 09/16/2009
wasnt there talk of a movie called metropolis to follow smallville and finish the tv series? or was that just a load of crap?
wasnt there talk of a movie called metropolis to follow smallville and finish the tv series? or was that just a load of crap?
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1:05AM on 09/16/2009

I LOVE supes but...

this is probably for the best as of now. They need to wait a few years before returning to this franchise.

I agree with the Reynolds quote, too. One thing I never understood is the big deal with Tom Welling. Bad actor? No. But still I don't quite get it..
this is probably for the best as of now. They need to wait a few years before returning to this franchise.

I agree with the Reynolds quote, too. One thing I never understood is the big deal with Tom Welling. Bad actor? No. But still I don't quite get it..
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1:05AM on 09/16/2009

I LOVE supes but...

this is probably for the best as of now. They need to wait a few years before returning to this franchise.

I agree with the Reynolds quote, too. One thing I never understood is the big deal with Tom Welling. Bad actor? No. But still I don't quite get it..
this is probably for the best as of now. They need to wait a few years before returning to this franchise.

I agree with the Reynolds quote, too. One thing I never understood is the big deal with Tom Welling. Bad actor? No. But still I don't quite get it..
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12:27AM on 09/16/2009
Superman has always been kind of boring to me, althought I did like the two Donner films, but Reutrns was bullshit in every way, and I would much rather have none than crap like the last film was.
Superman has always been kind of boring to me, althought I did like the two Donner films, but Reutrns was bullshit in every way, and I would much rather have none than crap like the last film was.
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11:49PM on 09/15/2009

this gets me pissed

WHY THE FUCK IS THIS SO HARD TO PUT ON THE FUCKING SCREEN? wait i know, they want fuckin Citizen Kane worthy shit from the writers right?
what the fuck happend to Millar's trilogy?
WHY THE FUCK IS THIS SO HARD TO PUT ON THE FUCKING SCREEN? wait i know, they want fuckin Citizen Kane worthy shit from the writers right?
what the fuck happend to Millar's trilogy?
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11:08PM on 09/15/2009
He's the perfect man, and while there is a lot of inner turmoil Superman is probably most well-known as the best good guy hero in comics. I might be wrong about that, I'm not a comic book guy. But in that assessment it would be hard in one way to make him as interesting as, say, Batman or the Watchmen, brooding, flawed vigilantes. At the same time, in a more base sense, right now seems like a good time to bring out true heroes, and none are much truer than Superman. So, kind of a shame, but yet
He's the perfect man, and while there is a lot of inner turmoil Superman is probably most well-known as the best good guy hero in comics. I might be wrong about that, I'm not a comic book guy. But in that assessment it would be hard in one way to make him as interesting as, say, Batman or the Watchmen, brooding, flawed vigilantes. At the same time, in a more base sense, right now seems like a good time to bring out true heroes, and none are much truer than Superman. So, kind of a shame, but yet it makes sense.
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6:57PM on 09/15/2009
I don't think WB is worrying about losing Supes because of Smallville. Honestly, all they have to do is slap the suit on Welling for even 30 seconds and call him Superman and they'll retain the rights.
I don't think WB is worrying about losing Supes because of Smallville. Honestly, all they have to do is slap the suit on Welling for even 30 seconds and call him Superman and they'll retain the rights.
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6:46PM on 09/15/2009

Jon Hamm Indeed

Hamm would be perfect for superman. It would really be cool to see a mature Superman. Hell, it be even cooler to see a Superman film set in the 40s, with
David Fincher directing. Although, it will never happen.

Remember that Wolfgang Peterson directed Batman vs Superman film that never happened? Ah man, it was great thinking about that one. Bring that idea back, and put Zack Snyder on it.
Hamm would be perfect for superman. It would really be cool to see a mature Superman. Hell, it be even cooler to see a Superman film set in the 40s, with
David Fincher directing. Although, it will never happen.

Remember that Wolfgang Peterson directed Batman vs Superman film that never happened? Ah man, it was great thinking about that one. Bring that idea back, and put Zack Snyder on it.
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6:11PM on 09/15/2009

JON HAMM

End of list. They should go the SUPER MAX route and - instead of rebooting - make a stand alone like Red Son. That would be glorious.
End of list. They should go the SUPER MAX route and - instead of rebooting - make a stand alone like Red Son. That would be glorious.
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6:49PM on 09/15/2009
I have been saying this all along. Make Red Son into a movie.
I have been saying this all along. Make Red Son into a movie.
9:50PM on 09/15/2009
I've always thought that Hamm should be superman. He looks just like him. I also think he should be Lex Luther, thanks to Funnyordie
I've always thought that Hamm should be superman. He looks just like him. I also think he should be Lex Luther, thanks to Funnyordie
6:10PM on 09/15/2009

WTF DC / Warners?

Just a shame that can't do anything with their flagship character besides a watered-down soap opera-styled TV show.
Just a shame that can't do anything with their flagship character besides a watered-down soap opera-styled TV show.
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6:02PM on 09/15/2009
Tom Welling is too bland for me. And the whole JLA being teens and all. Smallville just destroys the DCU continuity.
Tom Welling is too bland for me. And the whole JLA being teens and all. Smallville just destroys the DCU continuity.
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5:48PM on 09/15/2009

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That is funny because one, Welling plays Clark Kent and not Superman, and two, that program is awful. I have a friend who really digs it, but I watch and see nothing more than a poor man's poor Supes.

You're cool, though. Just barely after this, but cool nonetheless ;P
That is funny because one, Welling plays Clark Kent and not Superman, and two, that program is awful. I have a friend who really digs it, but I watch and see nothing more than a poor man's poor Supes.

You're cool, though. Just barely after this, but cool nonetheless ;P
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6:16PM on 09/15/2009
lol I'm glad to be barely above the cool bar. Yeah, Smallville is a bit of a soap opera but it's entertaining. Welling isn't my favorite Clark/Supes, but I don't think he does a terrible job. He's good where he is. Have you seen Micheal Rosenbaum play Lex? He fits it for me. The Smallville universe is pretty separate from everything else.
lol I'm glad to be barely above the cool bar. Yeah, Smallville is a bit of a soap opera but it's entertaining. Welling isn't my favorite Clark/Supes, but I don't think he does a terrible job. He's good where he is. Have you seen Micheal Rosenbaum play Lex? He fits it for me. The Smallville universe is pretty separate from everything else.
6:43PM on 09/15/2009
I think Welling does a decent enough job as Clark (he's not the best, but he's certainly not the worst either), although I don't know how well he'd be able to pull off Supes.

Smallville really frustrates me because it's utter crap about 2/3 of the time these days (although still surprisingly good once or twice a season), but I'm too hooked to quit watching it.
I think Welling does a decent enough job as Clark (he's not the best, but he's certainly not the worst either), although I don't know how well he'd be able to pull off Supes.

Smallville really frustrates me because it's utter crap about 2/3 of the time these days (although still surprisingly good once or twice a season), but I'm too hooked to quit watching it.
6:53PM on 09/15/2009
Doesn't make sense, Superman and Clark Kent are pretty much one in the same...it's like Christian Bale plays Bruce Wayne and not Batman...but I agree on the shows crappiness none the less.
Doesn't make sense, Superman and Clark Kent are pretty much one in the same...it's like Christian Bale plays Bruce Wayne and not Batman...but I agree on the shows crappiness none the less.
9:07AM on 09/16/2009
Yeah, Tom Welling is cool and decent enough. And yeah I love Smallville for the last nine years, maybe not so much now as was the case for the first 3-5 seasons, and yes its really dragging now for the last couple of seasons, but every once in a while it shows some damn kickass moments thats worth all the mopiness.
Yeah, Tom Welling is cool and decent enough. And yeah I love Smallville for the last nine years, maybe not so much now as was the case for the first 3-5 seasons, and yes its really dragging now for the last couple of seasons, but every once in a while it shows some damn kickass moments thats worth all the mopiness.
5:29PM on 09/15/2009
Tom Welling LOL
Tom Welling LOL
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5:37PM on 09/15/2009
Why is that so funny sir? He's not so bad.
Why is that so funny sir? He's not so bad.
11:12PM on 09/15/2009
breaks my heart to see that superman is being treatedt so muchg less importantly than batman...but i guess bats makes more money these days...but its ok...if bats does it for another 50 years than maybe...maybe...he can start rivaling superman for comics greatest character...untill then...hes number 2.

PS. The Dark Knight did that well because of heath's joker...not batman...christian bale's batman by himself is not all that popular
breaks my heart to see that superman is being treatedt so muchg less importantly than batman...but i guess bats makes more money these days...but its ok...if bats does it for another 50 years than maybe...maybe...he can start rivaling superman for comics greatest character...untill then...hes number 2.

PS. The Dark Knight did that well because of heath's joker...not batman...christian bale's batman by himself is not all that popular
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