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So, Perhaps The Musclyness Of That New SUPERMAN Suit Is All Cavill??

Published at: Oct. 14, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST

Merrick here...

For a few moments I thought Paparazzi had been following around AICN staffers again, then I realized this is just Henry Cavill on the set of Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL. 

  

 

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  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Does he use his laser eyes to shave that beard?

    by Reasonaxe

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Not sold on this...

    by ChickenStu

    really not.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I don't know

    by phifty2

    I really want a good Superman film which is not a film about a bearded loner brooding about his alien diferrences for two hours.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    First and...

    by grendel69

    no, I still say the suit has some padding. Take a look at the pics of him in the suit that show his back. Also his legs are much larger in the suit. Cavills in decent shape, but the suit is padded.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    If my pants fell apart like that

    by Snookeroo

    I'd wear spandex underneath, too.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Not first after all.

    by grendel69

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    THIS! IS! KRYPTONNNNNNNNN

    by SupermanIsMyGod

  • FACT

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    It's the new Hulk movie

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    They'll CGI the pants purple later.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    "Decent" shape?

    by FilmBuf82

    Are you kidding me? Who cares if the suit has padding. Doesn't every suit have padding?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Bend me over Cavill. I'm a man, but...

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    I would take what he gave me any day of the week. When you're hot, you're hot, doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. Hurry Henry Cavill, I'm lubed up and ready :)

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    filmbuf

    by grendel69

    I dont care if the suit is padded. Makes no difference to me.Was just addressing the comments in the article.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit Dude.

    by Crow3711

    Wow.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    thisbethesdasea

    by TheReverendDavidLee

    What the fuck? ಠ_ಠ

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:27 a.m. CST

    That guy's got more muscles in his shit

    by Snookeroo

    than most talkbackers have in their whole body.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Grendel

    by FilmBuf82

    Sorry. Still in a bad mood about the Rangers game.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    At least he's no beanpole...

    by Billyeveryteen

    My wife is gonna' splotch.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Crystal on the necklace?

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    is that a krypton crystal around his neck that'll make fortress of solitude? Also, as big as he is - the suit still enhances his physique..bulk, veins and whatnot

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Seriously, how does Superman shave...

    by OptimusBob

    ... I'm guessing he uses a razor laced with trace amounts of Kryptonite, or Jor-el packed him a Kryptonian Philishave as a goodbye present. :)

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Give that man some tape

    by Snookeroo

    'cos he is ripped.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    filmbuf82

    by grendel69

    HAAA! Devils fan! BTW I remember seeing a superman comic book back in the day that showed Clark using a mirror and yes, his lasers to shave. When I attended the cartoon convent, I did a one page that had Superman keeping a small piece of Kryptionite in a led box. He put it in his pocket and went out about his business. Last panels showed him at a barber shop getting his hair cut. He got home, put it back in the lead box and put it in the closet. It was a stupid one page I did, because how does superman cut his hair was something youd hear from time to time. Got a A.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    ^ How does Superman shave

    by grendel69

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    So, Michael Clarke Duncan is listed as Darkseid on IMDb

    by Snookeroo

    First I've heard of that....

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Dear Warner Bros...

    by Shermdawg

    Since you're following DC's unfortunate lead when it comes to Superman's costume redesign by losing the red shorts, it's only fair that you... BRING BACK THE CLASSIC GOD DAMNED JOHN WILLIAMS THEME WHICH HAS BECAME AS IMPORTANT TO THE CHARACTER AS THE FUCKING CAPE! Thank you.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Thanks Grendel

    by OptimusBob

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    They cut Supe's hair with bolt cutters in IV . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    Hate to mention that turd, but even if its Kryptonian its still super small & thin. Did I really just type that . . . ?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST

    No movie where Clark sports this look could ever feature the Williams theme

    by performingmonkey

    This is something different entirely. This is Snyder. Prepare for Supes with a fuckin rock soundtrack!!

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    I have a feeling...

    by FrakMyLife

    he's going to spend 75% of the movie without powers.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Told you.

    by UltimaRex

    Told you all.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Oh, and about the suit.

    by UltimaRex

    You body cast Cavill at his peak after a workout. You make a solid dummy out of the cast. You mold the suit onto the dummy bulges, veins, abs and all. You airbrush in some key places. You peel off the suit and put it on Cavill. Simple.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    If his muscles are rated PG-13 this movie is going to suck

    by Michael Lunney

    And a movie with a strong female lead in Lois, double suck

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Daaaammmmnnn

    by batmancw

    The Dude is huge, as many of us thought he probably was after seeing the Immortals trailer. Yeah, his suit may have some padding, just like Routh's did, but it sure looks like it's mostly HIM.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    He's wearing the HULK's pants!

    by JethroBodine

    Albiet not purple.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    My likes and my fears....

    by LLL

    I LIKE the idea of them showing Clark as a real man (he is, after all) so that the contrast as his nerdy, shy Clark facade is apparent. Then, when he's Superman, he's the guy in the photos (AKA: The REAL Kal-El). Assuming that's what they're going for, I like it. What I fear is him acting in any way whatsoever like a posing douchebag. Audience alone can douche a movie up. I don't want every woman talking about how sexy Superman is and for that to effect Superman himself and how he behaves. That part would be very UN-Superman like. We'll see.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    The gay is strong in this thread.

    by Mugato5150

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    thisbethesdasea

    by LLL

    And that is fucking gross, dude.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Jesus fucking christ how do you idiots not know that

    by UltraTron

    Superman shaves with his heat vision and a reflective chunk of the space capsule that brought him to earth? Oh yeah. You've never read the comic. You just like pointing and gawking and stuff

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    He doesn't shave using a mirror you clowns.

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    Why would glass be able to accompany him using heat vision? He uses a shard from his spacecraft to reflect his heat vision off of.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    iPad went all black screen and then this weird shit and

    by UltraTron

    then it came back. How bout a fucking iPad app? Oh you're all macs? Well what fucking good does that do anyone?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    How Superman shaves

    by snomusic

    John Byrne explained this back in his Man of Steel reboot for DC. He has a reflective piece of the ship he came to this planet in that he uses to bounce his heat vision onto his face to burn it off. Dunno how Warner Bros. plan to do it.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Thanks snomusic.

    by UltraTron

    By now everyone should be bowing to me. Like superman- I never lie.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST

    The movie introduces a new Krytonian power

    by Snookeroo

    the ability to have jet black hair and yet sport a light brown beard.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Holy shit

    by D.Vader

    Supes got jacked.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    mistermxyzptlk

    by machine74

    It's "accommodate", not "accompany". Super sigh. Fail.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Yea I was the Bryne reboot I was thinking of

    by grendel69

    Havent read it in 24 years.. so excuse the hell out of me!!!!

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Late for work, huh?

    by Wazoo

    So this is the way Henry arrives at the set after a late night out with the boys? Where is the work ethic today?

  • That's what he looks like here.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    I kinda like the idea of a bearded Superman

    by David Cloverfield

    DC get on that. You have two supes titles, one in the present, one in the beginning of his career, give the older one a distinguished beard.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Superman shaving

    by Spyhunter

    His BIC disposables have a kryptonite strip instead of aloe.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Duncan as Darkseid?

    by Judge Briggs

    I am cool with that... we really do need Darkseid in a modern Superman movie. He's Superman's biggest and most dangerous foe...Call Paul Dini and Tim Short ... those dudes who work over at the animated studios.... they know how to write Darkseid. @thisbethesdasea --- If you're gay, that's fine... but if you say that you aren't - well, time to come out of the closet because straight dudes don't say things like that. Ever.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    It's not the first time he's had a beard! Dumb asses.

    by ZodNotGod

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    I don't know if I am just getting old...

    by WeylandYutani

    but are we ever going to get a Super"MAN" movie? meaning a guy in his mid 30s to start and end the trilogy in his mid to late 40s? Like many have said before, someone like Jon Hamm would work... a guy with a little life experience on his face would be nice.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Superman shaving on TV.

    by punchydugan

    If memory serves Clark Kent has been showed shaving via heat vision at least a couple of times on TV. Once on the old Gerard Christopher Superboy series and once on the animated series in the 1990s. I can't remember if he ever did it on Lois & Clark.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    weylandyutani

    by NightArrows

    Wouldn't we then have to be YEARS into the future? Supes doesn't age like humans does he? (I'm hazy on that subject) so if we got your middle-aged Superman it would have to be way on down the road...

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Why is this news?

    by Frankenbastard

    Who gives a shit? The Superman film is being taken in the wrong direction to begin with. Join http://www.facebook.com/groups/123957104368429/ and restore order to the shorts.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Any suit....

    by 2soon2eat

    Any suit that wants to have muscles that "pop" has padding (and air brushed accents etc.). He looks great though. That might pull in some ladies to the theater.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    ultratron - we're all idiots, huh?

    by Michael Lunney

    How does Superman shave" does not have one definitive answer. It all depends which era of comic story you are referencing, original or revisionist. You might want a better answer than the one you gave, if you are going to get all puffed up and condescending, with a partially correct answer, idiot. Unless you are content with googling one source, or your reference point is only one story arc you read, idiot. IDIOT IS AS IDIOT DOES, MY MOMMA ALWAYS USED TO SAY.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    a better question might be...how does this guy shave his beard?

    by Michael Lunney

    http://tinyurl.com/3vn98dx Very carefully, I would presume.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Only on AICN

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    are people idiots for not possessing immediate recall of a bit of Superman obscura.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    ROIDS!

    by Ryan

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Cue the talkbackers who say he's gay..

    by SlickyVonBoner

    For being shirtless and in good shape as they go back to playing Minecraft while pumping Red Bull and Doritos into their fat asses.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Good Lord, I love you dorks...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Arguing about how Superman shaves is just kinda' perfect.

  • http://tinyurl.com/4xm96b3

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Gay

    by Lucky13

    Wonderful, now Superman can run around wet and shirtless... just what I wanted in a Superman flic.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman shape

    by Randy

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    lucky13 - how not to be gay?

    by Michael Lunney

    So, to not be gay, you never bathe or take your shirt off? Homophobic logic, presumably.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Cavill is a Hoss!

    by Philvis

    Bring on the new Supes movie! I've got great expectations for this film and especially Cavill. I think they picked the right guy, even though I still think Joe Manganiello would have been just as good.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    So, Krypton explodes

    by Snookeroo

    and then his pants do, too?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    One question that no one's answered yet...

    by Karl Hungus

    How does he shave his beard? You'd think this would have been dealt with in the decades of Superman comics, movies, TV shows, etc. It's really fucking important and no one knows? Fuck this film.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Shit, I need to get to the gym again

    by Pipple

    New supey movie coming out, gotta look my best...

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Leave it to Snyder to finally make Supes a real fucking man.

    by knowthyself

    Okay seriously thank god no more scrawny superman. I love Reeves but COME ON NOW it's time for Supes to be as pumped as he is in the comics.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    So how did he shave before he had heat vision?

    by Mugato5150

    He didn't always have it you know. And why is his suit invulnerable too?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    karl hungus

    by Michael Lunney

    They did, dummy...Fuck this talkbacker

  • don't say gay

  • But don't say that I'm gay

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    The "he's in decent shape" made me spit my tea out!

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Yeah, I'd call that ripped, not "decent". Don't be jealous AICN geeks.

  • We tried it and it didn't save a fucking mediocre movie. I'd rather have a new theme and a better movie that stands on it's own without leaning so much on the Donner film. The guy didn't fucking invent Superman. Let's see a new take on him and let that one go.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Bryan Cox sure is muscular.

    by steven

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    By nature the Cox is muscular

    by ray a

    Just saying

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    weylandyutani.

    by UltimaRex

    Superman starts being Superman at around 25. Otherwise you have to ask the question "Why did he take so long?". To be honest, 25 is pushing it what with superhearing bombarding him every waking moment. So if you want a Superman in his mid 30s to late 40s you are going to have to support the hell out of this movie and it's sequel because no one will start a Superman story from that point. And Jon Hamm doesn't want to be Superman.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    What, is Kent now Wolverine or something?

    by Brian Hopper

    Coming on the heels of Russell Crowe with a beer belly in a Dark Crystal costume, you'll excuse you me for thinking this movie has epic fail written all over it.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I like my men mountain-y and ripped.

    by blackwood

    Thumbs up.

  • Does Superman shave his pubic hair? Gotta look good for the women in his life without being a bushy turnoff....right, kids?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Rocky IV Stallone vs Superman

    by SaluteYourShorts

    Dude looks as ripped as Stallone in Rocky IV.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    if that's decent shape, I am a lop of shit

    by zdog22

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    And Tyler Bates should score this

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    "Something wrong with the elevator?" Reeve was the man.

    by Arkhaminmate001

    I saw a cool fan movie on you tube with a CGI superman with Reeves face, looked really good. i think that now these superhero movies are becoming tired full CGI movies would suit the medium well, the recent D.C. online game trailer proves it i think.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Shaving

    by Carolinamaestro

    This explanation was given in the "Official Superman Quizbook" from the '70s, Superman doesn't have to shave or cut his hair because his hair doesn't grow on Earth. It's still the best explanation I've heard. It doesn't make sense with Cavill having a beard and hairy chest in those pics though.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Straight Guys Can.....

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Say all they want about women on talkbacks and then they're grossed out when a masculine gay man makes an equally raunchy / sexualy remark about another man? Jesus. Grow Up boys, or grow a pair. I'm a man, I like manly men. Nuff said.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    It's true

    by BetaRayBill07

    Michael Clarke Duncan is Darkseid. Brief appearance at the end to promote sequel? Or something more?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    best Shaving answer - just like Handcock

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    That was an amazingly simple explanation....for whoever didn't see Hancock, he just used his fingernails.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    not Handcock! Hancock...where's my head at?

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    more importantly where are my hands...

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    shit, he's almost too beefed up

    by coz

    Superman isn't a fucking bodybuilder, that's kinda the point. Chris Reeve have big muscles? Hell no. Neither did Routh. But this is Zack Snyder we're dealing with.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Amy Adams

    by SmokingRobot

    makes life worth living.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    knowthyself

    by coz

    And the comics have been fucking it up for decades. ALIEN PHYSIOLOGY, not that difficult. How the hell are you going to develop big muscles when you can lift a cement truck over your head with one hand? Bench press buildings?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    mmmm

    by Chaz

    i wouldn't mind if he broke my legs with his gyrating.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Fuck the fact this movie isn't being released for like another 2 years!

    by Judge Briggs

    That is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too far away. QQ QQ QQ Too far away!

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Who gives an f how he shaves?

    by SaluteYourShorts

    Who gives a shit how he shaves? Stupid.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    mcgootoo - how pedestrian of you

    by Lucky13

    Never heard the "oh you said 'gay', so that means you are either gay yourself or hate/fear them" line before. Bravo. Here's why these photos, are indeed, gay... as in, homosexual in nature: 1) The movie is written by two men 2) The movie is directed by a man 3) The movie's target audience is MALE 4) They felt the need to shoehorn in topless shots of the MALE lead in the rain. This movie is being made for teenage girls and gay men. That's fine, they deserve movies too... I suppose its been awhile since the last Twilight 'film' came out. It's just a little sad for me to see Superman being twisted into that genre.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    by cherrybomb

    Representing the majority of females i must say..GULP.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Re: wrath_of_spidercoz

    by brocknroll

    "Chris Reeve have big muscles? Hell no." - You're such an idiot dude. Before assuming Chris Reeve wasn't ripped for Superman - The Movie, of course he was. Chris spent months & months working out before the film. When he was first hired for the role, he was skinny at first and had no muscle. He refused to wear a fake muscled suit, so he went to the gym doing intense weight training for two hours a day, doing trampoline workouts and lots of cardio. He also had a very strict diet with high proteins and all that stuff. On the Blu Ray for "Superman - The Movie", there is footage where it shows Chris Reeve training in the gym. Yes, Chris Reeve trained hard and bulked up for the Superman movies. Do your research before saying stupid things please.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    The wonder of anabolics..

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    snomusic

    by werewolfbynight

    you nailed it. of course it was john byrne. the image of supes shaving was etched into my nerd psyche.

  • Weird.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Fuck the shaving.the real question is how does he FUCK?

    by KilliK

    Superman above all is a MAN and as a man he has needs.Is he going to be a mid 30s virgin in the movie and if yes how the fuck has endured his need for fucking all these years? we all know that he cant fuck because his super-sperm would have killed the bitch.So what Superman has done about this matter?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    maybe not having fuck for 30 years might explain his beard.

    by KilliK

    he is following the monk route.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    i'm sure it's the suit

    by bmcapers

    unless he works out every 10 mins to keep the muscles taut. yeah i'm such an envious guy.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    brocknroll

    by coz

    Go watch the fucking movie again. Sure he got in shape but he was far from "bulked up" Take your head out of your ass before you go off. >(o)<

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    LOL...

    by scors54

    ...at all the ass hats screaming about steroids. He is very well built (an additional laugh at the "decent" shape quote). Funny how the insecurities of those who dwell in the basement and rarely exert themselves physically seem to surface as soon as they see any one of millions of people out there in good physical shape. They seem to have a deep need to justify their own woefully poor physical condition by dismissing those who display the opposite with the catch all bullshit of "steroids"--as if they even understood what those drugs do and do not provide. Physical development is earned with a lot of work in the gym -- The dude is an actor--he has nothing else to do but prepare for this role, and has the best trainers and nutrition available to him to do that. I know guys built just as well who definitely do not do steroids and do not have the same advantages an actor preparing for a role would have. They get in the gym and do the work. Stop letting your subconscious, repressed envy spill all over the page, get off your ass, out of the basement and into the gym if you are that jealous. Screaming steroid accusations just makes you sound like a juvenile cunt. Acknowledge someone's work ethic and try to emulate it a bit if it's that important to you. If it isn't, then why the fuck even comment on the topic in the first place?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    yeah the "decent shape" comment made me guffaw/spit-take

    by dahveed1972

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I'M SHITTING MY COCK!!!

    by poop

    He looks awesome. Seems to me when it comes to Superman, the only people whining and BITCHING like little fairies are the ones who are saying ridiculous shit like, "I want the red panties!" and "He's not babyfaced enough!", and "Where's his shiny, oily faggy spit-curl?", and "His suit doesn't have enough silky shiny flowing fabrics that match my fucking PANTIES because I'm basically the Christian Siriano of fanboys!!!" GET OVER IT. CHRIS REEVE IS FUCKING DEAD. Move on, you god damned man-children.

  • Shouldn't they wait for the second film to go that route? Or is this thing gonna be 4 hours long? Actually, I'd be okay with a 4-hour Superman film.

  • Does every humanoid alien out there also have beards too? Who says that's so? This is the thingthat most bothers me about all the common depcition so Superman, of which this movie seems to follow suit: he's just too damn human, not enough alien, superpowers aside.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Enough About Shaving / The Movie Could Be Very Good

    by THX1968

    What I am hoping for from this version of Superman, is that the filmmakers go way, way back to his roots, when Superman was a crusader that didn't sit around waiting for shit to happen, he was way more proactive. He also wasn't nearly as powerful though he had just learned to fly; he actually took some beatings back then. I'm primarily thinking of the insanely awesome Fleischer Superman cartoons, the men who bestowed flight upon Kal-el. The comic books are currently trying to do this, but they are missing the mark somewhat. Particularly with Grant Morrison's take (I love Grant Morrison) Kal-el is lacking the humility and maturity that I have come to appreciate about the character and those qualities have been there since the beginning.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    lucky13--- strike 2

    by Michael Lunney

    My, aren't you an obsessed homophobe. You wouldn't be the first homophobe to be gay. Enjoy your battle with the true nature of your sexuality.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    HOLY FRIJOLES!

    by sweeneydave

    Not since Viggo played Aragorn have I thought about following a man to the ends of the earth. Supes is almost making me gay. This gives me higher hopes for this flick.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Lucky 13...

    by coosawatchie

    You are on the damn money, dude. This movie would seem to be made for gay men and teenage girls, which is fine. While waiting for the Superman movie and the next Twilight they can catch the new Three Musketeers movie. It looks like filmmakers have gayed that up real good too. P.S. Cavill is beyond "in decent shape". He looks phenomenal. He's in a total different universe than an average shlump like me.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Decent Shape?

    by ZodNotGod

    Geez, whoever said that needs beaten considering most who frequent this board are baldheaded blubber butts that haven't seen their cock in years due to their bloated fat gut makes me laugh.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    @buttnasty_cockstank

    by Dennis_Moore

    do you write for AICN comics under a different handle?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    The Bum of Steel!

    by Mattman

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    Superman Shaving

    by Geomancer21

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwNqVNmqQfY

  • Seriously, though, if they make supes more alien-looking then the entire premise of the character falls apart. Of course it makes no sense that he looks completely human. Or even somewhat human. The same pretty much goes for every star trek show and movie ever made. Only Doctor Who - limited budget be damned! - made an effort to create non-humanoid aliens. And Star Wars i guess.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Check out that smoked salmon!

    by Nick Nakadate

    Supes knows how to eat!

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    coosawatchie/Lucky 13

    by Michael Lunney

    Gay men do have the best gaydar, you silly bitches. Your observations on the gayness of Superman confirms this notion.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I also think Lucky13 is gay. Good for you fella!

    by dahveed1972

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    dahveed1972

    by Michael Lunney

    The notion is ridiculous, but I do presume you jest.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    He certinely Roided up good.

    by tradeskilz

    Definately has the physique. Of course if we wanted someone looking like comic book supes we'd need a Mr Olympia contender.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Why is Superman Ripped? There's no resistance on Earth

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    He should be a super strong fat blob. When are his muscles ever really pushed? Even if he has the will power not to over eat, he should be at least all atrophied like astronauts out in space too long.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    yes i jest. mostly.

    by dahveed1972

  • It's funny the way he just perfectly blends with our species. Something that has always amused me about Star Trek is the way the aliens are just slight variations of humans.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    If I looked like that I'd never wear a shirt

    by Mel

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    The only gay one's here...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Are the one's going out of their way to point out things that are "gay". It's funny most people who are comfortable with their sexuality are not in the closet. It's the one's who call things "gay" or talk about how not manly something is are the one's in the closet. Sorry guys I assume the one's doing this our like 15 or 16... If not... That's sad just come out already... No one is buying it no matter how many times you call something "gay". Anyway I'm pumped for this Superman because he actually looks tough as shit. Like super villains would and should second guess trying to take this mother fucker down. Good stuff.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    by magazoid

    This movie will blow bigger chunks than Cavill's muscles.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    If this film reminds me for one second of the atrocity...

    by cameron1975willi

    ...that is the Smallville tv show, then it is a fail.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    The only problem for me still....

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Is the fact that this dude is going to be a short Superman. Love the beard. Dude looks tough as nails. But he's too short.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Superman's Secret Identity: Tarzan :)

    by Longtime Lurker

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Superman isn't a bodybuilder?

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Umm... what? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ro/a/a4/Superman204.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_p7xbDBFqLSg/S-wuVXFkPcI/AAAAAAAAAJg/RQ_IzvLduVo/s1600/superman_prime.jpg http://www.berlinwallpaper.com/PrissPrints/images/Stickups/Superman_figure.jpg http://www.supermansupersite.com/i-standee.jpg http://nerdreactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/DC_Superman_1024x768.jpg The entire point of Superman is that he's SUPER. He's supposed to be someone at the peak of his physical condition, because of his Kryptonian DNA. If anything, Cavill's still small compared to the comic book iteration of Superman. You'd have to cast someone with a physique like The Rock's, or at least Chris Hemsworth's (although Hemsworth's taller than The Rock, but not as bulky), but that would make the character a bit too cartoony and implausible... having someone with a bodybuilder's physique play a seemingly mild mannered reporter. So from that aspect, Cavill looks good for a live action version of Supes.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Proof that nerds know nothing about casting.

    by knowthyself

    Hugh Jackman is too tall to be Wolverine...WAHHHHHH...Heath Ledger as Joker? WAAAHHHH...god damn you nit picky guys don't know shit about casting.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    What a jerk!

    by Kammich

    I am of completely average build, and I usually feel good about that... until I see some jerk like this flashin' his shit all over the place. What the hell does he do? Like, WORK OUT or something? Working out sucks, I'm not doing that shit. Its interesting to think about how close he was to being Nolan's Batman. If this "Superman" film never came along, I assume Cavill would've taken over the cowl from Bale in the next film. Now, I'm not really sure who they'd be looking at to take over the role... Matt Bomer, maybe? Wasn't he up for Superman? That way you could have a Batman finalist playing Supes and a Superman finalist playing Bats. Heh.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Is this for that new marvel movie....

    by Raymond

    The Incredible Hulk by the looks of his pants.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    yeah they did a study. gay men and women have the best gaydar.

    by dahveed1972

  • I'm a comic geek too. Superman wasn't always the steroid case he is now. For a good long while, he was much more barrel chested. He was built like a guy who probably worked a lot on a farm, but didn't actively hit the gym. That's what made it so much more plausible that he could pull of the dual identity thing. Frank Quitely's All-Star version did it best. Superman was this upright statue of a man, carved from a single block and built like a wall. Clark, was this large hillbilly landmass of a man whose posture and composure alone made him the physical antithesis to Superman. I'm willing to believe that this guy could play the unmovable alien, but have a hard time believing that he could ever be the simple tractor loving farm boy. I'm just not buying it. There's nothing he can really do, physically to convince me, that he could be Clark.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    guess i have a 18 months to get over it.

    by dahveed1972

  • I could believe that he could be the humble, ableit clueless, country boy. I could believe that he could put on the "mask" of the glasses wearing bumbling reporter. I could even buy that there was this 3rd heroic personality that carried the weight of the world on his shoulders, yet inspired people. Welling's a fairly lousy actor, but he was actually pretty good at what he did on that show. He grew into the role and made it uniquely his. That's why there was a vocal audience that wanted him cast instead of Cavill. He's not Sparta ripped, but he's as physically fit and built for the role as Reeve ever was. I know that a lot of you don't agree, but that's my take.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I was always torn on Kidder's performance.

    by cookepuss

    She was always written more in the style of the pre-Crisis version of Lois and that always annoyed me since I didn't fully appreciate the Superman comics until the post-Crisis revamp. By that time, Kidder's performance just felt out of sync and always threw me off. She always came across as more nosy, accident prone, and even boozy than the later versions ever did. Plus, with the exception of her brief appearance in III, she was by and large kinda fugly.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    God who cares??!!!

    by Norman Colson

    Let's judge the movie when we see it... an having michael clark duncan as darkseid is a fucking WIN!!!! We always asked for a heavy hitter who's a villan and we finally get our shot and people are still not happy! wtf! I just wanna see a solid cameo with christan bale (batman) meeting clark and seeding the justice league... That would make me smile!!!

  • Get with it, buddy! That's what we do around here! And complaining about it won't change anything, in fact, it's just going to make us do it even more because we know it annoys you.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    -Cavills in decent shape-

    by Lucidz

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    God i hate aicn... Cavills in decent shape

    by Lucidz

    LOL. So Grendel, I assume you look like Schwarzenegger when he was body building? Awesome man. So I assume you work out 4 hours a day and eat salmon and brown rice 9 times a day and don't smoke, drink alcohol, or ingest sugar. Wicked! Good for you. Cavill is barely even buff, I mean even Pauly Shore could work out...

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    When Superman masturbates,a BOEING 747 crashes.

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    dennis_moore

    by poop

    No, I don't. I haven't read a comic in years. I should, though.. I used to enjoy them back in the day. Why though? Is there some writer in that column who has my graceful, understated style of composition?

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Why is my asshole sweating when I look at these pictures?

    by AzulTool

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    By the way, does that license plate say ALASKA?

    by poop

    Shit's blurry. Nevermind, I just Googled it. It does say Alaska. Superman's banging Sarah Palin. FACT!!!

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Shredded pants? Is this a still from SUPERMAN or THE HULK?

    by planetran_fan

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    What's happening to my special purpose?!

    by AzulTool

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    The more I see this guy on set

    by smackfu

    The more I like the casting choice. Even when he's wandering around between takes he carries the same stern expression of confidence and purpose that Reeve had, and Routh did not.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    This movie can LOOK like Superman til the cows come home

    by Billy_D_Williams

    but Zack fucking Snyder is still directing, meaning, it will be shit

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    domi'sinnerchild

    by smackfu

    He could simply use self resistance. It worked for Charles Atlas...

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I wish they were using Cavill's own musclyness only

    by MaulVader

    ...but the thigh and leg padding changes his proportions to that of a bodybuilder. Dumasses!

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Snyder = hot for cock

    by master_of_realty

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Amy Adams has a fantastic shitter

    by Roger Moon

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I keep forgetting this movie is in the works

    by Rebel Scumb

    Snyder has never made anything I've liked (and stopped seeing his stuff after watchmen)

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    John Williams theme

    by konar

    ... Actually not by John Williams ... Been in use since the radio serials.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Good upper body

    by Mr Lucas

    but should have worked harder on the legs.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    his legs were too busy

    by poop

    working hard on your mother. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND, FUCKBUTT.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Most of the "how does" and "why does" questions

    by Autodidact

    Were specifically addressed by Byrne in the 1985 (or 86) Man of Steel reboot, which de-powered Superman after he reached planet-smashing levels in the silver age. i.e. he shaves with his heat vision, and his suit is not invulnerable, but protected by the force field that is the main reason Superman's invulverable. In other words it's not just his cells that are super-tough, but his whole body has sort of a protective membrane of super-willpower-force or whatevs protecting it. This is why the cape always gets shredded while the bodysuit stays whole. Byrne also made a lot of Superman's powers willpower-dependent.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    mattman

    by AsimovLives

    There's a justification for why many sentient alien lifeforms in St are humanoid. all humanoid spieces, including humans, are dscended from an original race that existed million of years before. This was pointed out in TNG, i believe, but evne the TOS makes a point to this, when Spock and Bones have a conversation about the fantastic similaritude between the different humanoid intelligent speices. This is the reason found in the show to why it's possible for this supposed diferent speices to be able to mate with one another and create mixed breeds like Spock himself. I don't have a problem with Superman being a humanoid alien. i personally believethat in this vast univers,e evne in our own galaxy, there must exist some spieces out rthere inhabiting a differnt world around a different star whose evolution followed a path in which a similair solution to our own humanoid physionomy was found optimal to the survival of that spieces. My problem with Superman is not that he's humanoid looking, but that he's a full out human with added superpowers. Basically, he's a strawman alien. That always bothered me.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    dahveed1972

    by AsimovLives

    I remember Red Son quite well. In fact, that's the only Superman comic i know so far which actually made a good deal of sense why Superman would be as he is, and why his human-likeness is so damn human.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Does he also do his back, sack and crack with the space capsule chunk and heat vision?

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    cameron1975willi

    by AsimovLives

    WEll, both Snyder and the Smallville TV show are both found of that type of speed-ram CGI assisted bullshit shots that they love so much. so, i'm afraid you are not going to be all too happy about this movie. Also, of cours,e Snyder's love for syrup melodrama bullshit, another important element of Smallville.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Cavill = GREAT, but let's face it Synder = BLEH

    by Big Dumb Ape

    As someone noted above, since they took the body suit casting FROM Cavill's body, it obviously owes a lot TO him. But at the same time, that's simply so it fits good and snug -- at which point, as others have noted, they clearly did pad a few things (like the legs and shoulders) here and there to sort of tweak the overall shape, to make him look very SUPER like. Personally, I think Cavill is going to have just the right look for this thing -- I think he's going to be great in fact -- though I hate that they're using the fucking lame costume from the new DC relaunch, where they tossed away the red shorts. They were always a visual element to help break up the overall look of the costume, and they should have kept them. That said, the weak link in this thing is still going to be Snyder. Sorry, but I thought 300 was WAY overrated -- and whatever was good about it was due to (1) its slavish dedication to Frank Miller's vision, which means had it NOT been for Miller's strong vision the movie would have sucked and (2) Gerard Butler's over the top performance ("This is Spartaaaaaaa!") And the same was true of WATCHMEN. Whatever good there was about that film was due to either (1) an actor fitting their role to an acceptable level, so basically they deserve the credit for doing their job. Or (2) whatever good there was -- quite frankly -- was pimped DIRECTLY from the comic, right down to stealing actual fucking panels for scene staging. So once again it was only serviceable because Snyder was being overly slavish to the source material. Which showed no real vision on his part, since creatively he was phoning it in. Which brings us to SUCKER PUNCH which was his vision and which was -- without question -- one of the BIGGEST PIECES OF SHIT that I've ever had to suffer through. Holy crap was that thing horrible. How you fuck up a movie that is completely centered on uber hot babes is beyond me. Hell, in true hack-like wonder, Snyder even managed to make a movie about hot babes and not even make them hot. Ultimately, they were boring as hell and you never gave two craps about them. So when it comes to MAN OF STEEL, sure, I'll keep my fingers crossed. But if this movie's storyline is likewise following the DC relaunch of making Clark/Superman a whiny moody emo bitch -- and if Snyder follows his slavish template nature -- then sadly this thing will be another misfire. And it will suck even more than Singer's film. At which point the only difference will be that maybe...HOPEFULLY...we'll at least get a few good SFX action sequences of Superman actually being SUPER for a change -- see some large scale action for once -- which is where Singer really dropped the ball by having less than spectacular sequences.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    rebel scumb

    by AsimovLives

    That means you never saw SUCKER PUNCH. You have no idea how lucky you are. Keep it that way, don't do the same mistake i did.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    SUPER-HOMELESS MAN!!!

    by Dead_Geek

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:39 p.m. CST

    So Merrick you're saying to us you're aroused by this?

    by chien_sale

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    rsant74

    by DavidBanner

    I agree with you on Welling (although I think he is a good actor beyond just Smallville). Welling got the character right, as did the writers. They incorporated a lot of the Superman mythos into the series. Great storytelling with a terrific cast and solid special effects (on a tv budget to boot!) Hopefully this Superman movie will have a good story to tell. Christopher Reeve was in incredible shape and was a perfect match for Superman, but most importantly he was the embodiment of the character through his skill as a great actor. And the first two Superman movies (especially the Donner cut of 2) were great films.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    konar.....uh what?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    What the h...?

    by dukeroberts

    What is with that effin' beard? I'm already not pleased due to them jettisoning arguably the most famous costume in comics history.

  • Oct. 14, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    So glad they didn't hire a Backstreet Boy for Superman

    by BoyNamedSue

    The guy in Superman Returns looked too young and had too much of a baby face for the part. Superman IMO is supposed to look around 35 (which, unfortunately, presents problems when you want to have a sequel franchise for 10 plus years — the actor ages, and people laugh....maybe a planned trilogy spanning six or so years can solve that problem). Brandon Routh could have stilled played a high school student when he did Superman Returns....of course, Christopher Reeve looked EXACTLY like Superman does in the comic book......especially in Superman III.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Not Sold?

    by George J Penney III

    I don't understand the Not Sold on This comments! These are literally just pictures! There has been no trailer or footage, therefor nothing to be Sold On. We could be talking about Gone with the Wind here and there would be someone who just says "Overrated"! Scum bags

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST

    The Adventures of Superman

    by Star Wars Extra

    That was my all-time favorite TV show growing up as a kid in the '50s. I have also enjoyed the Fleischer cartoons, the first two Christopher Reeve films (and the Donnerverse they created), Lois and Clark, Superman Returns and Smallville. I also really like what Christopher Nolan did with his Batman reboot and am consequently really hopeful about the new Superman movie. The only film by Snyder I've seen is Watchmen which was alright - but I'm hoping that Nolan is heavily involved with the new movie. There have been many different takes on the character over the years and I'm ready to see a new one. But I also agree with some of the earlier posts that there needs to be some first class - even ground breaking action sequences for the movie to be a big success.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST

    this dude's tits

    by smackfu

    and beefy exterior in general remind me of me, and just how awseome and beefy I look as a soup kitchen hobo

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Asi, Superman IS human

    by Continentalop

    The Kryptonians are just a Lost Tribe of Israel.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:17 a.m. CST

    @buttnasty_cockstank

    by Dennis_Moore

    Your writing resembles one of those guys. Anyhow, don't read any current comics other than stuff by Brubaker or Warren Ellis. Superhero comics, at least, have returned to a bit of a slump after a return to form at the very end of the 90's mid 2000's.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Not sure why his hair would have to be tough?

    by Dennis_Moore

    Couldn't it just grow back fast if it got burned up in flight or in a fight with a super villain?

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 3:26 a.m. CST

    continentalop

    by AsimovLives

    That's hysterical! So kryptonians are mormons, then? It kinda makes sense, in a very deranged way.

  • If Smallville's superman is what the character is supposed to be like, then i say with all emphasis i can muster: FUCK SUPERMAN UP HIS FUCKING ASS! Fuck him! Fuck that fucking cunt-ass piece of shit fuck!

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 4:30 a.m. CST

    this movie is gonna make Asimov squirm and cry like a little girl

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    because he'll have to admit it's actually very good!

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Hell yeah, Snyder may surprise us all

    by Roger Moon

    I'm sure hoping so, trying to stay optimistic. Hopefully Nolan's involvement will correct some of Snyder's more negative storytelling tendencies. C'mon boys, get this one right. It's Superman - done properly, the coolest and most exciting superhero of them all. A great film could really open up the world's eyes as to what a great character Superman can be.

  • But then again, you are predisposed to love shitty movies, anyway. I still have hopes you one day will have a cinematic revelation and realise you have been supporting worthless movies and filmmakers.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    A Superman movie from the director of Sucker Punch... Jesus Christ!!!

    by AsimovLives

    Yeah, this will work... NOT!

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    meh Reeve was bigger in Superman III

    by CARTMANEZ

    http://www.capedwonder.com/images/picture-folder/images/sIII/Superman_fence1.jpg

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    One reason Synder COULD surprise us...

    by SK229

    he has A LOT riding on this after Sucker Punch and Watchmen. I think he'd have a very difficult time being first in line to helm something this big if this Superman suffers from the same pointless excess as his previous efforts. So he MIGHT... just MIGHT... be doing some inward searching for ways to rein himself in a bit, and show more care for story and character (making us actually GIVE a shit, in other words), rather than relying on all the usual tricks. Kind of the way Aronofsky did with The Wrestler... he figured out that that story would work better without all of his visual calisthenics, and so he shot it in an almost documentary style, kind of back to storytelling basics.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    cartmanez. hell yeah, Reeve was the real deal

    by Nem_Wan

    Supposedly Cavill was auditioned in a Reeve-style suit because anybody who can pull that off is Superman. Of course then think they have to "improve" the suit. Reeve had to put on a lot of weight to play Superman but he did it and nobody can possibly look better than he did in the role. That's why they keep changing the suit so direct comparisons are harder. Other actors can be and have been Superman but they have to approach it differently. Christopher Reeve shirtless at his normal weight: http://gallery.superherofan.net/C/Christopher-Reeve/christopher-reeve01.jpg

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    But Asi it was Nolan who hired Snyder to make this movie.

    by KilliK

    MWA MWA MWAHAHAHAHA MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Thank you. You'd have thought everyone got the hint after that series finale.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Cavil was born in 1983 - same year as Superman III

    by CARTMANEZ

    damn is 1983 THAT long ago?! i can easily remember going to see stuff like S III, Jedi and Never Say Never Again and right when i was watching Superman III in the cinema Cavill will have been pooping into nappies....yet hes now a ripped Superman, Reeve and Pryor are dead and im writing about it on an internet movie message board wow

  • Superman Returns didnt have that much of a big opening (50m)....really a new superman film coming out 20 years after the last one shouldve had a good 70-80m opening (and then dropped off Hulk style) at least MOS will be coming out a couple of years after SV has ended so maybe it might do ok...

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    ...

    by CARTMANEZ

    ...

  • MOS = 17 June 2013 SIII = 14 June 1983

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    And on Superman's 75th anniversary.

    by UltimaRex

    I wonder who'll be wearing the cape when the centenary rolls around...

  • id have to seriously consider buying an evil Superman complete with accessories of fake crystaline kryptonite, whiskey bottle/glass, peanut bowl with peanuts, flick finger hand, crushed Clark Kent glasses, car bumper club and a scrapyard background

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    oh and not forgetting a Hottoys limited edition Gus Gorman

    by CARTMANEZ

    with oversized cowboy hat, skis, pink tablecloth, yo yo, and a suitcase full of booze maybe they could have that one talk with classic phrases such as: "I don't want to go to jail because there are robbers and rapists and rapists who rape robbers." "What the hell he ain't gonna smoke it" "Superman's bad!!" "Hey, man!" "I just don't believe a man can fly" "I can't ski! "Theres vodka in it now buddy!" "Both keys...at the same time?!" "Yoooou knnnnow how they're always trying to find the secret recipe in that chicken in a bucket? And nobody seems to know the ingredient because it's unknown, right? Well, in the kryptonite there was an unknown element and its unknown and Superman didn't die"

  • Of course, it also means there's not much reason for *any* fakery, but it also means that the guy playing him is legit, not just an SFX phony. He looks more like Superman with every new set of images we see. That doesn't mean the film will be any good - Reeve looked exactly like Superman should in Superman IV - but taken on its own, it's promising.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    WELLING = SUPERMAN

    by DavidBanner

    And yes Smallville got the character right. It was a BRILLIANT take on Superman. And I loved the Reeve portrayal and the Lois And Clark portrayal and the TONS of Superman comics I've read. Yes I am a fan. I hope this movie is good.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Smallville Finale

    by DavidBanner

    Great!!

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Who wrote the script?

    by Omegaman

    That's all that matters. The director (can't think of his name) is great with action and visuals. His problem is having a good story. If the script is good I have no doubt this will be a great movie. They have the advantage of knowing what not to do by having Superman Returns as an example too. Make a violent action movie, not a soap opera.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    I think everyone is missing the big picture here ...

    by ZaphodBB

    I don't think this is superman at all ... but is instead superman's son. You know ... the one we are introduced to in Superman Returns. That way, he wouldn't need heat ray reflector shavers at all ... he could just use an ordinary BIC cuz he'd have ordinary hair. He is, after all, part human... part kryptonian ... genetically speaking. If this is the case ... great vessel for storytelling. No more ultra-indestructable man who's only achilles heel is kryptonite. Now, he can step into a bad-ass fight BUT possibly take some damage. The father becomes the son ... and the son becomes the father. The writing is on the wall people.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    SCRIPT IMPORTANT BUT.....

    by DavidBanner

    It's still a director's medium. But it also depends on many execs get there hands in the soup too. With an expensive movie like this if they are not careful the wrong people can start stirring the soup and you end of giving Superman a kid, dumb Supes down so he leaves Earth ,without testifying against Lex Luthor, to see if there are any survivors from his home planet that his father told him had exploded but because some Earth scientists with technology a hundred years or so behind krypton's thought there might be some remains. You know basically forgetting everything he learned in Superman the Movie which RETURNS was a sequal to. Whew! Anywho. I hope this movie is good.

  • Oct. 15, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Steroids are a hell of a drug.

    by Ivan Mordo

    Of course this will suck. Snyder's a complete cockbag.

  • ...superman is being royally fucked

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    this TB is now dedicated to the masterpiece that is - Superman III

    by CARTMANEZ

    that is all

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    celebrate Superman IIIs 30th anniversary in style...

    by CARTMANEZ

    by boycotting MOS and staying at home to watch Superman III instead!

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Fuck Superman III. What a piece of shit that movie was.

    by AsimovLives

    Talk about shitting on it's own franchise.

  • To this day my bewilderment is complete. And i have not minced words on the subject sinc ethe first day i heard the news. Even a fan of Nolan like me thinks he royally fucked up. Nolan fucked up. What a fuck up! Yeah, even i have to laugh with you about that one. It is hysterical!

  • i have a strong suspicion that when the CG is pitch perfect we'll get to see C Reeve as Superman once again in some kind of ultra realistic anime on you tube etc...same goes for more star trek with TOS cast, Star Wars, Indy, Terminator etc

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:50 a.m. CST

    asimovlives - i am offended!

    by CARTMANEZ

    Superman III is awesome and i much prefer it to the fake superman III - Superman Returns

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Superman III and Humanoid Aliens

    by cushing1967

    Superman III is a pretty bad film - they turned Superman into a straight man for Pryors comedy schtick and the took the opportunity of a Lex Luthor-less film to create a compelling new villain in the shape of a character who was almost exactly the same as Lex Luthor who just looked a lot less like Gene Hackman and a lot more like Robert Vaughan. Sure it has some nice ideas - the twin Superman fight in the junkyard etc but on the whole when your main character is ignored for large chunks of the film in order to show some unrelated comedy nonsense then you really are not making a good Superman film - you're making an average Richard Pryor film that Superman happens to turn up in. If Superman III had been made in 1951 it would have been called Abbott and Costello meet Superman. Sorry - I dislike the film intensely. As to humanoid aliens - well, evolution is pretty universal and if you are on a planet that is pretty much the same structurally as Earth then there's a pretty strong chance that you'll end up with a dominant species that looks alomost exactly the same as humans.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    I think he plucks his beard at super-speed

    by Crimson Dynamo

    only takes him a second or two then he's baby-faced for at least a week

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    What color is my underwear?

    by mdk

    Pink... And you're a natural ginge.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Supes III

    by mdk

    Well, the cold-breath-freeze a lake and drop it on fire thing was sorta cool. Annette O'Toole's ice cubed nips in a tight turtleneck were awesome. But that's about it.

  • Zach Quinto came out today with his phaser set to "FABULOUS"!

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Hmmm...kinda gives me a super-boner.

    by Cap'n Jack

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    No Amy Adams shirtless picks?

    by mdk

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Snyder seems to like manly men, lots of manly men...

    by Onin Solstice

    .....just sayin'