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Old 07-12-23, 02:12 PM
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

‘Superman: Legacy’ Nabs ‘Barry’ Star Anthony Carrigan as DC Hero Metamorpho (Exclusive)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/mo...ho-1235533648/
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Old 07-12-23, 02:24 PM
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

So Doom Patrol and/or The Outsiders exists in the Gunn universe?
Old 07-12-23, 02:37 PM
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

Originally Posted by devilshalo
So Doom Patrol and/or The Outsiders exists in the Gunn universe?
Given Gunn's penchant for the more off the wall superheroes that wouldn't be surprising.

Just get us to LoSH, Gunn, that's all I ask (I mean we got Arm Fall Off boy and a mention of Matter Eater Lad so there's that)
Old 07-12-23, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Given Gunn's penchant for the more off the wall superheroes that wouldn't be surprising.

Just get us to LoSH, Gunn, that's all I ask (I mean we got Arm Fall Off boy and a mention of Matter Eater Lad so there's that)
To me, they should have started with LoSH. They could be the group that links all of the heroes and timelines.
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Now THAT would have been a bold move.
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Old 11-15-23, 03:29 PM
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First "villain" cast
https://deadline.com/2023/11/superma...le-1235612761/

Seems like we've come full circle. "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way" or Superman vs. the Elite had a newly made up group of "villains" that were basically thinly disguised homages to Wildstorm's The Authority, and now we're getting Superman vs. the Authority (apparently)
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Old 11-15-23, 03:34 PM
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What’s The Authority?
Old 11-15-23, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by whotony
What’s The Authority?
They're originally from the Wildstorm imprint, where they are more direct in their interventions (compared to the Justice League) and handle increasingly larger and more abstract threats. But they'll also just like, overthrow a government they feel is bad.

From meta standpoint, they were a modernized (in terms of powers and personalities) superhero team that also pioneered a "cinematic" aproach to the medium/genre. They also had, I believe, the first mainstream gay relationship in superhero comics. Those characters were expies of Batman and Superman. The team in general was very diverse, so that's going to be... we'll see how audiences react to Superman fighting a direct-action, mostly POC team.
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Originally Posted by IBJoel
They're originally from the Wildstorm imprint, where they are more direct in their interventions (compared to the Justice League) and handle increasingly larger and more abstract threats. But they'll also just like, overthrow a government they feel is bad.

From meta standpoint, they were a modernized (in terms of powers and personalities) superhero team that also pioneered a "cinematic" aproach to the medium/genre. They also had, I believe, the first mainstream gay relationship in superhero comics. Those characters were expies of Batman and Superman. The team in general was very diverse, so that's going to be... we'll see how audiences react to Superman fighting a direct-action, mostly POC team.

I appreciate that.
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Old 11-20-23, 05:54 PM
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So the reports from back in May turned out to be true.
EXCLUSIVE: We hear that James Gunn has found his Lex Luthor in British actor Nicholas Hoult, several sources tell us.

A movie star was always eyed for this role after Gunn selected fresh face David Corenswet in the title role, and Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane.

The studio wanted to go through the casting process after the SAG-AFTRA strike of landing an actor to play Luther. Warners is already in business with Hoult on Clint Eastwood’s Juror No. 2. Hoult also starred in the 2015 Warner Bros. blockbuster, Mad Max Fury Road which made over $380M at the global box office.
https://deadline.com/2023/11/nichola...er-1235630393/
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Originally Posted by dex14
So the reports from back in May turned out to be true. https://deadline.com/2023/11/nichola...er-1235630393/
lol so another actor who’s in both DC and Marvel movies.

Are there only 10 actors in Hollywood?
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Who is he in Marvel?
Old 11-20-23, 08:11 PM
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

Originally Posted by whotony
Who is he in Marvel?
Younger Beast in X-Men
Old 11-20-23, 08:46 PM
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

Originally Posted by Draven
lol so another actor who’s in both DC and Marvel movies.

Are there only 10 actors in Hollywood?
There's been an awful lot of Marvel product the last 20+ years.
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Old 11-20-23, 08:53 PM
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

He was phenomenal in The Menu. Slimy and smug. I think he'd do well.
Old 11-20-23, 08:59 PM
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
He was phenomenal in The Menu. Slimy and smug. I think he'd do well.
Maybe, but counterpoint: Jesse Eisenberg was slimy and smug in The Social Network, and we saw how that casting turned out.
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In the minority, but I liked JE in the role.

However, I don't think Hoult will play the role quirky.
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

Hoult is a fine, albeit safe, choice for Lex.

If he shaves his head bald for the role I just want him to yell “witness me!” at some point.
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Originally Posted by TheMovieman
In the minority, but I liked JE in the role.
Okay. Kevin Spacey was slimy and smug in.....everything.
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Okay. Kevin Spacey was slimy and smug in.....everything.
…and everyONE. Allegedly.
Old 11-21-23, 05:24 AM
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

Wasn't Hoult originally one of the finalists for Superman/Clark as well?
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re: Superman (2025, D: Gunn)

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Wasn't Hoult originally one of the finalists for Superman/Clark as well?
It was reported back in May that he was front runner for Lex. Later reports said he was screen testing but maybe some of those reported details were mixed up. Apparently, a deal couldn't get together before the strike, so there were some other names in contention for Lex as well.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Wasn't Hoult originally one of the finalists for Superman/Clark as well?
It will just add to his ability to get into character..
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Old 11-21-23, 11:31 AM
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Looking further up in the thread, Anthony Carrigan would have been an interesting Lex.
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Maybe, but counterpoint: Jesse Eisenberg was slimy and smug in The Social Network, and we saw how that casting turned out.
That's an issue with the director, though. He needed to just say "Stop. Just play Mark Zuckerberg." Casting an actor renowned for embodying the idea of a modern, tech-driven mega-billionaire and then having him not bring any of that to the performance was one of the most baffling decisions with that film.

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