Superman 6: Casting Call

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    • mcghater

      Sep 22nd 2010, 14:24

      cyborg superman eh? ho hum wwe or tna wrestler? because all wrestlers make the transition into films easily dont they lex luther has to be the main villain so long as is it isnt camped up ala kevin spacey

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    • MrHibbleton

      Sep 22nd 2010, 17:44

      Most of them are too obvious and wont give us anything new to the characters. I do really like the idea of John Hamm, I think he is perfect for a Superman not yet seen in the movies. Very classic style. While Hugo Weaving will obviously be great in the role of Brainiac, we already know what to expect from him, and wouldnt be too different from Agent Smith so whats the point. Viggo is a nice touch tho. I'd like to see how he would tackle it. Lex Luther should NOT be hammed up at all! Gene Hackman did that already and pulled it off masterfully. Kevin Spacey was perfectly cast for a cold business politician version of Luther yet he camped him up and hence Luther lost ALL his threat and menace. Rachel Weize could b good as Lois Lane. Zooey Deschanel could be good too, might bring something different, a bit of a kind hearted b***h, plus she can sure put Clark in his place with her words. Tom Welling looks the part and gives an ok performance in Smallville but he cant really act with any depth. Superman has more peronas than any other character; Superman, Metroplis Clark, Smallville Clark, Kal -El. It takes a good actor to show his true character. PS; can u guys please crawl out of Nathan Fillons a*s. He is ok, and gives an honest performance, but he belongs on TV, along with Joss Whedon. Cinema is a much different canvas to TV. As for wrestler for doomsday???? No! Look at the difference between Predator and AVP. In the first Kevin Peter Hall was a huge well built ballet dancer who could "perform" under the suit. He understood movement very well. We dont need a big lumbering Jock under a suit, we need a performance that can be surmount suit (or CG) Heath ledger gave us something we didnt expect with Joker. Christopher Reeve gave us the performance while flying such as banking for turning and stuff. Id like to see more of this for new Superman, not just Look-a-like fluff.

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    • mcghater

      Sep 22nd 2010, 19:01

      dark violent and disturbing eh all the thingd we assosiate with superman, you sir are a t*t

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    • MrHibbleton

      Sep 22nd 2010, 19:15

      Lets leave out the insults please. I think if it was to be dark, violant, and disturbing, this should come from the character himself. Maybe explore his conflicts. His human side conflicting with his krytonian side; questioning his place in society and why he should care for humans, but i think that would be better suited in a sequel, once the audience is already familiar and properly introduced to his character. All the great hero films have the action reflect the main characters emotional journey; Dark Knight, Batman Begins, first two Supermans, Xmen 2. A cyborg would deviate from the reason why people like the characters in the first place. And would lose the hero's greatest strength, his humanity.

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 22nd 2010, 20:15

      I dont care as long as Tom Hardy plays Zod.

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    • TheDMeister

      Sep 22nd 2010, 20:54

      I'd personally love to see Tom Welling as the lead, he's been the face of Superman for nearly a decade and I think he's done a great job considering. I definetly think you need a better actor to play Lex Luthor, I personally think that Michael Rosenbaum has been the only actor to make Luthor a credible villain. Gene Hackman was too comical for my taste although Kevin Spacey wasn't too bad.

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    • KerrAvon

      Sep 22nd 2010, 21:16

      Tom, Rachel and Michael would be best. I'm not convinced Brainiac should feature as I liked Superman Returns and the bit when Supes was saving Metropolis from multiple threats was great as was the bit with the airplane. If you a dark moody Superman check out the DC Universe Online trailer as Supes takes out Black Adam - harsh.

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    • MrHibbleton

      Sep 22nd 2010, 22:39

      Tom Hardy is a nice choice as Zod, and Zod is a good villain that could be explored more. And had much more dynamic that most of Superman's villains. If Tom Welling has been the face of Superman for ten years why on earth would we want to see more of him, especially if its a completely different production and tone. Start fresh, even new score. the old theme (one of the best and complete soundtracks ever) was written for the tone of the Donner films. The new score should be written for the new film. Danny Elfmans Batman score was excellent but wouldnt fit with Nolan's Batman. Granted Michael Rosenbaums version of Lex Luthor is probably the best, the shows writing and dialogue is pretty shoddy, and I dont thing He would b right for the movie version. Although I would prefer to see Luthor lean towards his version. But as i said before, give me something different, otherwise whats the point?

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    • MrHibbleton

      Sep 23rd 2010, 2:01

      Yeh Ur right the fight between Good and Bad Superman in number 3 was actually quite well worked and bad drunk superman was good due to Christopher Reeves performance, but I think the rest of the film was sorely lacking and was basically a Richard Pryor vehicle, not a superman film. Granted, evil superman winning the fight would certainly be unexpected and a shock, but there would need to be a reason for this. Events like this should only happen in film if there is a reason for it within the story and hence drives the story forward. Freaking out or shocking the audience for shocks sake, i feel, would not be sufficient reason for this. Much like Supermans son in Returns. Pointless (apart from Superman's reason for reawaking from choma) and kinda felt thrown in for shock value, even Bryan singer admitted himself, he had no idea how he would develop it further. Yes Smallville does bring up some great ideas about being a hero and living the double life and alienation, etc but a lot of these ideas feel rushed and cheaply executed with a new hit soft rock ballad playing in the background and make for tv lighting and production design. I will admit the dynamic between Lex and Lional was always interesting tho. And Lex's character was more more interesting in some seasons as Clark got too self righteous and quite unlikeable. The truth is I cant wait for new Superman. But I wanna be surprised (not shocked :D) The audience should not get exactly what they want, otherwise they wont be entertained coz their expectations are influenced from what they have already seen before. A good film maker tells us what we want, they show us. Only we dont know it until we see it.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 23rd 2010, 15:00

      Brandon Routh is still the best Superman out there.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 23rd 2010, 15:00

      BTW John Hamm would make a much better Bruce Wayne.

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    • mp2216

      Sep 23rd 2010, 18:02

      yeah ik tom welling plays clark kent on smallville, but i still think he would make a great silver screen superman. Plus you have to think about how many people would go see the movie. Every single smallville fan would dig out 10 bucks to go see welling on the big screen.

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    • magictime

      Sep 24th 2010, 14:53

      If over-40s are allowed, I'd love to see Hank Azaria in the role. He's got the superhero physique, but would also make a great, weedy-seeming, endearing Clark - remember David from Friends?

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    • snakes65

      Sep 24th 2010, 15:38

      Yes Tom Welling has, Brandon Routh aside, been the face of Superman for nearly a full decade but the fact that many view the character as boring now isn't helped by the fact(imo) that since Chris Reeve the live action Supermen have all been portrayed by limited, wooden actors with Routh basically trying to copy Reeve's performance. Damn any concerns about age (Robert Downey Jr is in his mid 40s and is currently the star of the 2nd most successful superhero franchise after Batman) but I'd like to see the likes of Hamm in the role. We need much better actors playing that part and not the GQ models such as Dean Cain and Welling who comes across as completely expresionless on SMALLVILLE whilst acting 'dramatic' moments.

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    • MrHibbleton

      Sep 24th 2010, 16:21

      I agree snake65. U hit the nail on the head!

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    • BooBoo1981

      Sep 24th 2010, 17:48

      What I would like to see... Superman: Nathan Fillion Lois: Michelle Monaghan Brainiac: Viggo Lex Luther: Joaquin Pheonix and Def Ron Perlman in the mix.

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    • aragorn01

      Sep 25th 2010, 1:35

      i agree with Jon...he'd be too old for the Nolan's reboot project. He might be ideal for Kingdom Come's Superman, if they ever decide to one day make THAT movie adaptation. For now...i want True Blood's newest male hottie, JOE MANGANIELLO. He was the blonde bully in the first Spider-Man movie. Yup, i wasn't aware of THAT, till now, either. Check out some of the mock pic of him in the blue suit, done by some fans out there...he just OWNS it. He's got the physique (he's big and tall enuff to NOT look langky in the Superman costume) and, from watching TB, i think he's got the acting chops. A long way from playing Flash Thompson, in the Spidey flick.

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    • filbert77

      Sep 25th 2010, 14:20

      Tom Welling shouldn't be superman. Smallville and superman are separate, though intertwining, stories and it would be hard not to think of his that way. I reckon Nathan Fillion should've been Green Lantern personally, and Ryan Reynolds should've waited and been The Flash instead. But Fillion could be a good Clark...maybe. Michelle Monaghan as Lois i'd say. Michael C.Hall As Lex Luthor (though haven't they already said he wouldn't be the villian? it would be terrible to include him in some way) Hugo Weaving would be perfect for Brainiac, i mean, he's already been a machine once and that was almost flawless. And i'd say Tom Hardy is more of a Dark Seid-y guy? But he'd be a good Doomsday too.

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    • Jawsphobia

      Sep 25th 2010, 18:56

      Brandon Routh should return as Superman/Kent. He has been scapegoated for the weakness of Superman Returns, but hey it wasn't his decision to make everyone else GQ perfect, to shoot a slick, cold digital look for the whole thing, to bring back Lex Luthor (even hoping Spacey would just do a full-on Hackman impression, inspead of teasing us with a bit of the chuckle) when so many other villains hadn't been used, and to make Luthor's plan another dull real estate idea and hinge so much on a plot point that isn't in both versions of Superman II - Kent sleeping with Lois and then making her forget. Kevin Smith made the best comment about Lois seeing her son display super powers: "When did you rape me Superman?" Then Warners comes out with the animated Doomsday feature which has a spot-on perfect story and script. Why is the WRITING so much easier for animation??? Meanwhile, Warners doesn't know what they want from Wonder Woman either. Maybe they'll have some luck with Chris Nolan, but going darker with Superman would be a mistake. Just write a formidable foe that presents One clear problem with several stages of solution -- and let Superman throw some punches. But keep Brandon. He was actually a great funny pressence in Zack and Miri M.A.P., despite the character being 180 degrees from Superman. He deserves another chance.

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    • Jawsphobia

      Sep 25th 2010, 18:59

      Mel Gibson as Brainiac, anyone?

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    • UltimaRex

      Sep 26th 2010, 18:38

      How about none of the above? The Man of Steel isn't Superman 6, it's New Superman 1. Since Superman is 25 when he "begins"... Superman: Armie Hammer. Lois Lane: Lizzy Caplan. Lex Luthor: Nicolas Cage. Braniac: Daniel Day Lewis.

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    • ibrahimsapien

      Sep 26th 2010, 22:18

      All terrible choices, at least where Superman's concerned. I'd prefer Peter Jackson directing Superman; he has a knack for recreating old looks, which is really the only kind of look that would sell a Superman story. Accordingly I'd go for a classic Superman look, maybe a '40s themed movie. As for actors, Superman has to be BIG, which none of these actors are particularly - and since the big hulking Ahnold type actors have gone with the action movies in the 90s, I really can't think of an existing actor to fit the role. Maybe it'd be worth scouting for some new guy who isn't established in Hollywood, maybe at some construction site. Superman is all about that Norman Rockwell almost naive Americana, what would be more fitting than to give somebody unknown a chance to fill the role?

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    • willow138

      Sep 27th 2010, 1:34

      Ali1748 you can't be serious? Routh the best Supes out there? Oh my Zod!(sorry couldn't resist) Anyway even Dean Caine was a better fit that Routh. Tom Welling is amazing. I would love to see him in a Superman movie but as you have said it would have to be a Smallville movie (not Absolute Justice style) as he exists as CK in that world. So casting him would only work if Erica Durance is Lois, Justin Hartley is Green Arrow, James Marsters is Brainiac etc etc. Although the role of Lex would be up for grabs seeing as the latest episode with Lex clones in Cadmus Labs explained that their "creator" died 2 months ago. Meanin M.R woulnd't need to return. So as much as I love Smallville I think the time for a real Superman movie is once again with is. Christopher Reeves was epic and he passed the "torch" over to Tom Welling before he died. Now its time for TW to pass it on again. It would be great to see some fresh faces in the roles we love so much. I love the suggestion made by aragorn01 about Joe M. He would be amazing. As for Lex and Brainiac I am on the fence as to the necessity of them at all right now. I think it may suit a darker film more to have an internal(ish) struggle first. Bizzario would be an ace character to see, or just plain old Red Kryptonite messing with CK's mind. Or maybe even bring out an origins story. Heaven knows there are enough to chose from. Jor-El and Lara deserve some limelight. An origins story would certainly set the way for more films which would then involve Lex, Brainiac and Doomsday. Mxyipltk would be a fantastic character to awaken from the page. Lois and Clark tried and failed so he needs some attention me thinks, Jim Carey's Riddler mixed with Heath's Joker and he will be just right. Alternately they could go down the route Smallville are about to and bring in Darkseid. For Lois it definitely should not be Kate Bosworth. Bryce Dallas Howard maybe. Eliza Dushku would Kick a*s as Lois. wow that only just crossed my mind but hell yes, Dollhouse proves that she can play anything you throw at her. sorry guys rant over.

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