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Oh for the love of.....Josh Hartnett as "Superman"?

Old 02-14-03, 03:40 PM
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Oh for the love of.....Josh Hartnett as "Superman"?

Is it now official? Count me out if so. Unbelievable.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news-20189/
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Old 02-14-03, 03:55 PM
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I think it could work. Better than some of the other rumors that have been flying around.
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Old 02-14-03, 03:58 PM
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The kid is way too skinny.
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Just get Dean Cain !!!!!!!!
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There's a more in-depth article in the other thread about this.

Bleah.
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You're looking for credibility in a movie based on a comic book?

Seriously though.. every comic book movie from this point on is going to be cookie cutter hot teen talent and hip MTV top 10 sountrack. Guy in spandex beats badguy, gets girl. It's Hollywood practice that when something is successful, many copies will be made. In this case, they have a billion comic books to make bad movies from, and I expect to see just as many in the next few years. Usually when copies are made they at least have to get somebody to create at least SOME background material, this time.. it's already avaialble for them!
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Old 02-14-03, 05:30 PM
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Brendan Fraiser is the obvious choice. He can carry big action like the mummy, dramatic roles like school ties, and comedy like encino man and blast from the past. He has the height, the build, and the jaw.



Josh Hartnett is a waste of flesh.
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Old 02-14-03, 05:45 PM
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Look... Clark Kent





Superman





Easiest decision ever. I'm beggining to think that everyone is hollywood is either retarded or a complete DipSh*t. If Universal can trust Fraser with a $100 million budgeted Mummy returns (pulling in over 200 million domestically) Then why can't warner brothers put him in combonation with an incredible license?

JOSH HARTNETT IS YOUNGER THAN TOM WELLING. And tom welling plays superman in High school. I know the film and the show are unrelated but hartnett looks 13.

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Old 02-14-03, 06:11 PM
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I say...... pitch the new project and re-release the Donner Version.

or

Use Tom Welling (Smallville)
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Old 02-14-03, 06:24 PM
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If Smallville was finished as a TV series, sure, cast Tom Welling, but he's not, so it'd be really confusing to see him as adult Supes, and teenage Clark.

The thing about Welling is that I don't think he could pull off what Christopher Reeve is in the first Superman movie when he realizes Lois is dead and he goes berzerk and screams his head off. I just don't see that kind of intensity from Welling.

I would not be adverse to casting Brendan Frasier as Supes. I even thought when he was in that film with Elizabeth Hurley, she'd make a good Lois Lane (hell, make Lois from Britain, not that big a stretch).
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Weren't they thinking of Nicolas Cage a few years back? now that would of been real sad. I still consider Christopher Reeve the best Superman to date. The rest fall short and leave a bad taste.
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Yup Nick Cage was going to be Superman,a bald Superman go figure,now he is going to be in the GhostRider movie.
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Old 02-14-03, 06:52 PM
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I don't think Hartnett is tha bad a choice. I prefer the goofy comedy Brendan Fraser anyway.
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Brendan Fraser would be a better choice, me thinks, too.
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I would rather see Christopher Reeve now as Superman than see Josh Hartnett in anything. But they do want to get teenage girls to go to the movies and not just Comic book fans, so be prepared....
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Good news for josh harnett in the running for superman.
This will save me $9 when the movie comes out in theaters.

Thanks warner brothers!
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hmm... i don't know about that, I'd have to say a little to young and way to Teen People cover model looking.
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Hmm.... now this does look a bit better, but theres still something just not right about it, I think Brendan Fraser is a bit to goofy for the part, but compared to the other names that are being thrown around I think he would ok.

GuessWho, thanks for the source pic, i hope you don't mind me using it, i was way to lazy to actually go and search for my own.
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Originally posted by GuessWho
Best Superman Choice Ever.
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Call me superficial, but the prospects of seeing Supes played by a guy with a big toothy cap for his front teeth is highly unappealing.
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If anybody thinks Josh Hartnett is too skinny, they should take a look at the Superman DVD screen test of Christopher Reeve before the studio bulked him up.
It's amazing how Superman-looking you can get when your job is to be trained and work out.
You wouldn't believe the difference between pre-Superman Reeve and Superman Reeve.
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Hmm.... now this does look a bit better, but theres still something just not right about it, I think Brendan Fraser is a bit to goofy for the part, but compared to the other names that are being thrown around I think he would ok.
Don't forget the acting clinic he puts on in Gods and Monsters and The Quiet American. The guy can act....he just does it in films not too many people see...and for which someone else is given more credit (McKellan and Caine).

He can be serious, all action-adventure guy, and as Clark Kent he can pull off the aloof thing. Seems like a good choice to me....but since when has Hollywood been about good choices.

I won't however make the assinine statement that based on Josh Harnetts rumoured casting choice I won't see the movie.
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