September 15, 2016: Henry Cavill’s Manager Confirms Standalone Superman Film

130411-supermanIn an interview with Newsweek, Dany Garcia, Henry Cavill’s manager, confirmed that a standalone Superman film is indeed in “active development” at Warner Bros.

In April, she announced that Garcia Companies had taken on a superhuman new client – Batman v Superman‘s Henry Cavill.

“Henry has a big appetite,” Garcia says. “We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategizing, acquiring property [for his production company Promethean], he’s filming [Justice League] now, he’s in development for the Superman standalone… he’s beginning to expand that world. It’s beautifully teed up. In a year from now, or two years from now, he’s going to be a force globally.”

Source: Newsweek.com

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BMoore25
Guest

Awsoooooooooooome

Rampage of Steel
Member

But according to some people this was never going to happen. HA

Kal L
Member

Ahhh dude, you beat me to it… Thats Exactly what I was going to say!

Kel
Member

It ain’t happening until shooting wraps and a trailer is here.

Kal-Elvis
Member

Good for him! Development doesn’t mean it will happen as far as the Superman solo film goes, but it’s a step and that’s something.

But that’s especially smart for him to start planning ahead – that way he’s set up to do what he wants, regardless. :)

Kal L
Member

Looking forward to it. Hopefully this will introduce Brainiac… So been waiting for Brainiac on the big screen!

MattComics
Member

Agreed. It is absolutely friggin ridiculous that it’s 2016 and Brainiac has never been featured in a Superman movie. I remember as a kid hoping that when they made Superman III he’d be in it and look something like his robot form that was being featured in the comics and the Super Powers line. Instead, I got Richard Pryor on skis and disturbing scenes of Superman torturing Clark Kent in a junkyard. My Dad was right, we should have went to see Return Of the Jedi that night.

sundevil82
Member
Also hoping for Braniac. metallo would be good too, but since we already got a Kryptonite-centric fight, I doubt they’ll use him. I may be in the minority, but I’d like to see a really good interpretation of Conduit. Also I’d like to see Jesse do a proper Luthor. Less awkwardness and more malice. I really think he could have nailed it if he was directed to play against type instead of being himself. It Could have been great and I hope they progress his story to make him more like that Lex we all know and love.
Kal L
Member

Dude I would love to see conduit too! I think he was a perfect villain that served his purpose and went away. I loved that he hated Clark Kent!

Kal-Ed
Member

Can you imagine the final fight scene at the football stadium and all those robots cheering KENNYY KENNYY!? That is creepy.

Kel
Member

“Conduit hated Clark Kent”

Zack Snyder should play him.

sundevil82
Member

yeah! They already introduced a young Kenny in MOS so the seeds are there!

CED-EL
Member

Black Adam’s ex wife is confirming a standalone Man of Steel sequel. I think we just got the plot already. Coincidence. I think not. LOL!

Reaganfan
Member

That would be great! Hopefully they can start adding other Superman’s Villians in a movie also. Lex and Zod aren’t the only Villians he got. :)

Kal-Ed
Member

That’s excellent news. Maybe we’ll be getting not just Brainiac, but hopefully metallo, parasite, and conduit to a certain extent.

Kel
Member
Ha! People still think Ultraman Of Steal 2 is happening…. I still say this never sees the light of day, I hope the next time we see Superman in a solo film it’s in a completely rebooted series with a good director who wants to embrace and celebrate the character instead of tear him down, and with a decent actor in the title role. The snyderverse “Superman” is pretty much irredeemable at this point…. Every iconic element of Superman they have somehow screwed up (from the costume being some plastic chainmail alien contraption with no red trunks, to Superman’s sense… Read more »
Kal L
Member

So you still think this film wont get made?… If it does get made, will you finally stop with your negativity?

Are you that self absorbed that you think only you can do the character justice? And how pray tell will you make a big budget version “done right” in your own words?

Kel
Member
Yes, I still think Man Of Murder 2 will not get made, but if it does, I will not stop my “negativity” (realism) because it’s likely to be just as bad as MOS and BVS if it’s set in the snyderverse and especially if Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill are involved. I don’t think I’m the only person that can do the character right, I just don’t see anyone else doing it. We’ve had the one-two punch of awfulness that is Singer and Snyder, back to back, and only the cartoon people, if anyone, seems to have had somewhat of… Read more »
NeoRanger
Member

If the film’s happening, Snyder’s unlikely to be the director for a number of reasons. What’s your beef with Henry?

Kel
Member

He’s proved himself to be a weak and wooden, charisma-less actor, and his american accent needs work. I gave him a pass for MOS, but it’s not just Snyder that is bad in BVS, it’s also Cavill this time.

KalWill
Member
Aaaaaannnnnd he’s back!!!! Well Kel, for your sake I hope that Man of Steal comes back titled Man of Steel 2: Destruction Comes. Superman’s bald with a permanent red glow in his eyes ready to disintegrate anyone who stands in his way. Completely dressed in black latex with an orange cape and boots. His crest will now be a green “K” in a circle. Brainiac is played by Jonah Hill and metallo played by Napolean Dynamite. Clark has now returned but does not work for the Daily Planet, he decides to become an interior designer. And because he changed jobs… Read more »
Kal-Ed
Member

Loool I can imagine all that. Although I’d love to see Samuel L. Jackson as a transgender Lex Luthor.

KalWill
Member

Yeeeeesssss!!!

Kel
Member

I’ve never understood taking pleasure in a person’s displeasure (unless they really screwed you over), so you’ll have to forgive me if I found your post less than amusing.

….Then again, I am not a MOS fan, so, nihilism isn’t my strong suit.

KalWill
Member

Well it’s clear you take pleasure in insulting people down and calling them names. It also seems that you take pleasure in getting creating a very negative space in at comment section of this page.

And are you sure you understand the definition of nihilism? In what way is Man Of Steel AKA the best Superman film of the 21st century, nihilistic?

Kel
Member
I don’t take pleasure in pointing out the many flaws in the most distorted versions of DC characters in live action to date — it’s tiring, and I’d prefer there not be any to point out at all! Stealing to “learn not to steal”, letting innocent people die because they tell you to, killing to “learn not to kill”…a “Superman” who is more mature as a child on a bus than as an adult, parents that tell him he’s the messiah and that he doesn’t owe the world a thing…. Snyder & CO have crafted a psychological profile that more… Read more »
KalWill
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“I don’t take pleasure in pointing out the many flaws in the most distorted versions of DC characters in live action to date — it’s tiring, and I’d prefer there not be any to point out at all!” – Kel

Yeah….. eh….. nope. Sorry, don’t believe you.

Kel
Member

So you think I would rather spend money on and watch a bad Superman movie than a good one?

Logic is wasted on snyderbots.

KalWill
Member

Are you saying that you haven’t seen BVS?

Kel
Member

No, but how is that proof that I’d rather them make a terrible Superman movie than a good Superman movie?

KalWill
Member

OMG. Have you or have you not seen MOS and BvS?

Kal-Ed
Member

He hasn’t seen them’! Here’s your answer

Kel
Member

I’ve seen both.

I already answered that though when you said:

“Are you saying you haven’t seen BVS?”

Then I said “no”, meaning that’s not what I’m saying.

If either of you actually took the time to read any of my comments you’d know that I’ve seen both just from how I talk about them.

KalWill
Member
Ok. You’ve seen both. Then yes, I believe you enjoy seeing a movie that you have already made up your mind to hate then go on and on and on and on about how much you hate this cinematic universe. So much, in fact, you have to insult the director, the actors and even the producers. It’s pathetic. You do it so much that frankly you remind me of a particular candidate running for president. I think you just go on about your dissatisfaction because you want to appear more insightful about the world of superman than anyone who happens… Read more »
Kel
Member
Well according to you, I can’t criticize it unless I’ve seen it, and if I’m going to be able to talk about it, I’d better know what I’m talking about. Where you’re wrong though is the claim that I’ve made up my mind ahead of time that the movies are already bad, and that’s simply not true. Perhaps I don’t like the take, but there’s no real way to know that the movie itself is bad ahead of time 100%, even if there are many indications. MOS I went into anticipating it to be an awesome movie, while not my… Read more »
KalWill
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It does not bother me at all that you don’t like the films. What bothers me is that you continue to insult the makers and actors of the films. And that’s your main agenda here. No matter how you dress it up, all you like to do is push buttons. And all you have done is proven my point. You’re pleased at the fact that I’ve compared you to a particular presidential candidate. Which I find odd because I never said who that was. I’ll have you know that I highly respect every other member here that has a negative… Read more »
Kel
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What constitutes as insulting the filmmakers and being critical of the things you dislike about them to you? Saying that someone who is a bad filmmaker is a hack is a criticism, but something you may take as a mere insult. If that is the case, I am not going to bow to your view, because you will see every/most criticism as an insult, merely because you disagree with them. If you thought Gal Gadot had the wrong build for Wonder Woman and didn’t look like her and that her costume looked like Xena’s, and it bothered you that Jason… Read more »
KalWill
Member

“What constitutes as insulting the filmmakers and being critical of the things you dislike about them to you? Saying that someone who is a bad filmmaker is a hack is a criticism, but something you may take as a mere insult.”

I don’t understand what you said in the quote above. These sentences aren’t structured very well.

Kel
Member
My sentence structure is fine. Considering this is the second time I’ve had to explain myself to you when what I wrote is plain as day, I’d say your comprehension skills are what’s not very well. I will break down what I said into sections for you since you couldn’t understand it all at once: – What constitutes as criticism to you? – What constitutes insulting the filmmakers to you? – How do you differentiate the two from each other? What separates criticism and insulting the filmmakers for you? Where do the lines blur? Do you consider calling someone who… Read more »
SuperFunTime
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Kel, 1 ) So now Henry Cavill’s manager confirms a standalone Superman movie is in development, but you insist the movie will never be made. What facts are you basing this on? What evidence do you have that she does not have? This seems more like wishful thinking on your part. Please explain why your insistence that this will never see the light of day is more reasonable or credible than what Henry Cavill’s manager is saying. . . 2 ) Why do you find it okay to be disrespectful to others and their projects by calling them names or… Read more »
Kal L
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SuperFunTime I take my hat off to you. Really well thought out response.

SuperFunTime
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Thank you, Kal L. :)

Kal-Ed
Member

Thank you superfuntime. your words strike reason.

SuperFunTime
Member

Thanks, Kal-Ed. :)

Kel
Member
1.) I only believe a MOS2 will not be made due to the poor reception and box office returns (film grossed a third total more than SR, unadjusted for inflation, and adjusted for inflation, it’s neck and neck). WB clearly doesn’t know what to do with Superman, and their uncertainty has made him a weak performer at the box office, which is why even unproven characters like Aquaman and Wonder Woman on the big screen are more certain for them than another Superman attempt at the moment, when, in their minds, the character has disappointed with his last two outings… Read more »
Kel
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* apologies for the typos/misuse of certain words, tried to edit them out, but the edit feature timed out on me, so my comment is frozen that way now

SuperFunTime
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Kel, 1 ) Thank you for explaining your point of view as to why you believe there will not be another solo Superman movie. It’s possible you are correct. I am not sure a trilogy of movies is necessary, nor am I looking for one. I have been getting the impression, for a few years now, that WB and DC are making DC movies in an order that makes sense to the overarching story they are telling. I see it as: DC movie 1 – Man of Steel; which leads directly into, DC movie 2 – Batman v Superman; which… Read more »
Kel
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1.) Batman has already had a trilogy, and a quadrilogy if you count the Burton & Schumacher films, Wonder Woman, however, has never had a film trilogy. Superman has no film trilogy in the modern era (or solo “series” if you like that term better), unfortunately, even though MOS was supposed to be the first in a new Superman film trilogy until everyone saw what a travesty it was. The only way to make sense of what WB is doing is to realize the truth and that is that there is no plan, or if there was one, it’s a… Read more »
Lois
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@SuperFunTime
100% agree with you and very, very well said! IMHO and as a very long time Superman of over 50 years, Henry Cavill is SUPER as Superman. Loved Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman.

Kel
Member

Cavill looks like Freddy Mercury and has the personality of a wet blanket. Also bad teeth. But that’s just my opinion. I thought he just needed another movie to get to shine, but he was terrible in BVS. It’s a sad day when Ben Affleck is the best actor in a movie.

SuperFunTime
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*Deleted by me and placed elsewhere.*

Kal-Ed
Member

Maybe the guy can sing and he will be indeed cast as Freddie Mercury in the film biopic. Good choice Kel. Henry will nail it.

Kel
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Sure, maybe he has talents elsewhere…. Just because he can’t act doesn’t mean he can’t sing and dance… I agree, it would be a good idea for Cavill to explore this.

SuperFunTime
Member

Thanks, and I agree.

I do understand why some people have issues with the current Superman and movies, but those issues are not mine. I enjoy the similarities and embrace the differences between this and other versions of Superman. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.

Hollywood
Member

Feh. Everyone knows Tyler Hoechlin is the real Superman.

MattComics
Member

I have a good feeling about Tyler but I’d also be interested to see what Cavill could do with the part in a production that was neither helmed by nor adhering to Snyder.

Kal-Ed
Member

I was about to mention Bud Collier buuuuuuttttt it’s OK

Hollywood
Member

Kirk Alyn all the way!

Kal-Ed
Member

Hands down no contest

Kel
Member

Kirk Alyn — probably the best live action Superman actor to date.

Supreme
Member

WarWorld!!!!!!!

LarGand
Member

Excellent news – I loved ‘Man of Steel’ … I’ve always thought they should have put out a solid sequel to that movie to let us see Superman establish his reputation as a hero before going into ‘Justice League’. ‘BvS’ felt like a rush-job, even though it had some terrific elements (and a few terrible ones …). I’ll add my voice to those who want Brainiac as the villain.

SuperFunTime
Member

Bring on Brainiac! :) Maybe we should start a hashtag?
#bringonbraniac :)

Lois
Member

Agree with you on that. :D
Me thinks you meant #bringonbrainiac ;)

SuperFunTime
Member

Oops! :)

GodzillaofSteel
Member

This is great news! I love Henry Cavill as Superman. I’m really looking forward to seeing this true sequel. I hope to See Brainiac and maybe even Parasite. As much as I love Lex Luthor and General Zod, I’m looking forward to other characters from Superman’s gallery of villains.

Lois
Member

SUPER! Been waiting for another solo Superman film. Been a Superman fan for over 50 years and Henry Cavill IS SUPER as Superman. Loved Man of Steel and also Batman vs. Superman.

Kal-Ed
Member

Brainiac would truly be a silver screen virgin villain. I can imagine him portrayed and depicted ala the machines from The Matrix trilogy. His essence is pure electrical and computerised and when he takes form and revealing those electrodes on the top of his head / skull, it’s purely a technological terror manifesting infront of us.

And as for the voice acting, several come to mind. Lance Henriksen. Rob Zombie. Clancy Brown. Ron Perlman. Charles S. Dutton. Even Laurence Fishburne. Someone who could bring a sense of menace and fear just by listening to their voice.

Kel
Member

Superman doesn’t need anymore Matrix influence, MOS had enough of that all throughout it.

The only voice for Brainiac is Corey Burton. Benedict Cumberbatch would have made a great Brainiac, but he’s already Dr Strange.

And Rob Zombie is Aquaman, so you can scratch him off your list.

Kal-Ed
Member

Why yes Kel. Of course. Of course

SuperFunTime
Member

I’d be fine with Benedict Cumberbatch as Brainiac. Him playing a character in a Marvel movie is not a problem for me. Just as I can accept Chris Pine in Star Trek as Captain Kirk and Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman.

Of course, someone will say this is not same, so I will say this: I have no problem with someone playing a role in Star Trek and Star Wars. I have no problem with someone playing a role in a DC film and a Marvel film (Ryan Reynolds). :)

Kal-Ed
Member

Laurence Fishburne already voiced Silver Surfer in FF2. He can also be Perry White and voice Brainiac (depending on his schedule)
And too true. I have also no prob with the same actor playing in different franchises. Hugo Weaving (Matrix/Lord Of The Rings), Harrison Ford (Star Wars/Indiana Jones) Ian McKellen (X-men/LOTR)
It just shows diversity to their roles playing different charachters. That is why they are called actors. Their aim is to entertain, no matter if the acting is bad, good, terrible and great.

MattComics
Member

Given my druthers: 80’s inspired robotic design and voiced by Cory Burton.”This world has seen its last sunrise.”

Kel
Member

Awesome. ^^ The animated series design is my favorite, but this would be okay with me as long as Corey Burton were in the role.

Kel
Member

I don’t care if Benedict Cumberbatch is Brainiac in a Superman series and plays Dr Strange. Not like the two look alike/are anything alike anyway, it’s just unusual that it happens, usually actors tend to avoid being in two different superhero franchises in major roles — though in retrospect, actors who have previously played other superheroes getting to play different comic book characters has been happening a lot lately.

JasEl
Member

How can you say it’s unusual and then, in the same sentence, say it’s been happening a lot lately?

Kal-Ed
Member

I don’t see Rob Zombie as Aquaman on the casting list. Unless if you were most definitely referring to Jason Momoa. Which is kinda confusing: how can rob zombie be Jason Momoa while Jason Momoa is not even rob zombie to begin with? Unless if he rob zombie pretending to be Jason Momoa after Jason Momoa had a secret talk and meeting with Rob zombie to become Jason Momoa after rob zombie bribed Jason Momoa to take the part rob zombie was born to snatch away from Jason Momoa.
That what you mean?

Kel
Member

You’re right, I was confused by the fact that Jason Momoa’s “Aquaman” looks more like Rob Zombie than Aquaman. Surprisingly though, you are correct, that’s actually not Rob Zombie as Aquaman… It’s Aquaman as Rob Zombie. Can easily confuse people. My mistake.

Kal-Ed
Member

In that case…I’ll be happy with the guy voicing Kermit

SuperFunTime
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Kel, I am responding here because your response was squished where it was. I’d also like to thank you for your replies. You have been very detailed in your explanations. . . 1 ) I have not heard of any trilogies for any character. And yes, maybe they are throwing everything and seeing what sticks. I do not deny this. It is possible. But maybe you should accept that they are not doing things the way you think they should be done and that it is okay for them to do things differently. . . 2 ) Kel, you wrote,… Read more »
Kel
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1.) I don’t care that Warner Butchers wants to release movies differently from how I might, I care that they’re doing things in a way that makes no sense. 2.) Respect is an ethical contract. Once Zack Snyder, or whoever, does something worthy of derision, it is derision he deserves, and respect he loses, therefore, not wrong of me to disrespect his name and what he has done, because he has disrespected something important to me that he pledged to treat well, and disrespected his audience. Betrayal is worthy of no respect. He is “Hack Snyder” because he is a… Read more »
Kal-Ed
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And Americans do not have also bad teeth???Being that I am of English parentage you have insulted me with your comment about British people have bad teeth. Guess what you jerk, we bite back. And right now I don’t care about my membership being revoked…You’re a retarded American.

Good day for you. Troll.

Kel
Member
The “oppression” olympics continues. You’ve been looking for ways to be “victimized” by me and act indignant towards me because you don’t like my opinion on Zack Snyder. You follow me around and write to me in every thread, but your comments are never about my opinion on the topic of the page, but almost always some sort of personal dig at me. Why do you gotta be like that, dude? Funny though that you assume I am American, but yes, I’m sure that there are plenty of Americans with bad teeth, particularly considering that Americans were originally British (the… Read more »
Kal-Ed
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This sure hasn’t earned you the right to be any further insensitive toward anyone. You’re the one who’s always trolling because simply: you are unhappy and you think you are superior and full of yourself and childish in your demeanour. As well as racist, a bigot and you always say the things you say without any thought and consideration toward others that they might be offended. And among many who share my opinion you cause strife in this community. And not every attack is aimed at you personally but you seem to think this way and I truly feel sorry… Read more »
Kel
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“End of discussion” LOL! I just picture you stomping your feet and storming away, only to come back in a moment so you can be outraged some more and clutch your pearls like a little Victorian. You just said “Good day for you, troll”, meaning you were done, I guess, then you come back again and say “end of discussion”, because typing that somehow makes you feel like you control things, it seems. Power trippers are the most insecure people. I am unhappy with the state of the Superman world because it sucks right now, not because I’m an “unhappy… Read more »
Kal-Ed
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Didn’t call you a Nazi. I called you bescheuert which means out of your senses.

Kel
Member

Thought you “ended” the discussion?

But don’t sidestep the issue, dude. You know what you were doing. Speaking German language at me + accusing me of being a racist/bigot = your way of calling me a Nazi/comparing me to a Nazi.

Michael5181
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So any German speaker who calls you a racist/bigot is calling you a nazi? What a stupid thing to say

Kal-Elvis
Member

Just wanted to say this: I may not be enjoying where the movies have gone thus far and I certainly feel I need to see more evidence of WB learning from their mistakes before I feel comfortable supporting their future efforts… but, SuperFunTime, I certainly commend you on your restraint in this discussion you’re having here. Well done. :)

Kel
Member

At least someone is actually reading our lengthy discussions, not just downvoting them/upvoting them because they “know” the users….?

Kal-Elvis
Member

Well… skimming, anyway. I’m putting the final mixing touches on my next CD, so I have a bit more free time than usual. lol

Kel
Member

Nice.

I don’t think anyone really reads them aside from me and maybe him (or her), haha.

SuperFunTime
Member

Thank you, Kal-Elvis. :)

Bea1968
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@SuperFunTime
I admire your patience, restraint and perseverance, too. I just hope you are aware of the futility of your effort and will not be disappointed. You cannot fill something that is already full (“not-very-accurate” quote from the Avatar movie).
Back to the topic. Like you, I enjoy the current take on Superman and want to see the sequel. I am a little bit nervous, however, about the rumor of J.J. Abrams being considered as a director.

Kal-Elvis
Member
Hi, Bea!! How are you? Very glad to see you on here – I saved the last of the discussion we were having privately and one of these days I’ll finally have a chance to send a message to chat a bit more. On futility, I’d agree partly, but I do think it’s important to maintain whenever possible in the larger sense because others are reading as well, even if the main person intended won’t be swayed. If that makes any sense, lol. And JJ Abrams? Not sure how I feel about that, but I’m leaning a bit toward “yikes”..
Bea1968
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Hi, Kal-Elvis. I am fine, just too busy to spend a lot of time here. I even had to register again because my account has vanished mysteriously. I don’t know if it is a system error or the clever way Steve uses to get rid of some members It will not work – I will register every time I come here if necessary (just kidding ). I am happy you want to continue our discussion and I must admit I have missed it. I hope it will work, but I cannot promise to respond quickly (especially in November). JJ Abrams… Read more »
Troy Cornelsen
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This is good news.

dreadavenger
Guest

This is wonderful news. Take that Doug, Kel and the rest of the naysayers. This IS happening. Nothing you say or do will stop it!

Kel
Member

It’s not happening until there’s a director, writer, producer, shooting date, shooting wraps, and a trailer. We’ve lived through all this “active development” talk before with Superman Returns sequels and Tim Burton’s Superman film as well as many others.

Steve Wright
Editor

Refrain from calling fans of this movie names KEL, Or your next suspension will be permanent. I largely stay out of moderating now but this type of crap will piss me off and get me back in here and I REALLY don’t want to read that kind of disrespect again. Refer to the fans as SNYDERBOTS again and you are gone. If you want to keep posting on this site then heed my warning. If not, then don’t and take your negativity and blatant trolling to another site.

Kel
Member

So “snyderbots” = bad. Got it. But calling someone a “jerk” and a “retarded american”, what does that get you? Or is that excusable because the person saying it holds an opinion on Zack Snyder that the mods agree with?

BMoore25
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There Is A RESPECTABLE way to voice your disdain for Synder, and so far you have chosen to be highly antagonistic, going as far as to go to every movie comment section and being nothing but negative, with absolutely no intentions of debating the topic at hand, instead choosing to be overly negative on anything regarding this version of Superman, and anything to do with him. State your opinion negative or postive but be respectful is all we’re asking. None of us delight in banning or warning anyone on this site regardless of view, so again as stated twice before… Read more »
Kel
Member
I’m not being overly negative about it, in fact, I even bring I the things that I liked if there’s something I did, even when it’s something I mostly disliked. I’m pointing out why I dislike it, and backing up why I feel that way with logic by pointing out the things that do not make sense for what it is they’re doing, and comparing their take with the comics that I like. Why is this considered “antagonistic” to you? How would you like me to dislike something? I’m not writing the same thing in every comment section, but why… Read more »
Kal L
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Ok, so I’m still really glad to hear that there will another stand alone Superman film. To get this conversation back on track, anybody care to weigh in on what direction they would like this film to head in and who the villain we would like to see in it? I mentioned Brainiac early on, and then there was some talk about Conduit… Who else? Can Bizarro be done in a good but possibly different way? And seeing as how Dany Garcia, Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s ex wife and manager, is also managing Henry, could a confrontation between Black Adam… Read more »
lcmcbain
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I Think Bizarro will be a tough one right now because of how they portrayed Doomsday. And while Black Adam would be cool, I fear that they would once again have Superman lose (or losing badly before some deux-ex win) because of the misperception of Magic and Superman.

Lois
Member

Bizarro if done right IMHO would be SUPER. Also think that Black Adam would be good too. Saw the animated film with Black Adam and Captain Marvel and Superman and it was really, really good. In that film Superman did very well against Black Adam. Sincerely hope you enjoy the next Superman movie! :)

JasEl
Member

I don’t think we’ll see Black Adam in the MOS films as he’s already lined up for the Shazam movie, at least not until further down the line. Although it would be cool to see Cavill square off against the Rock.

Lois
Member
Would love to see Brainiac as the villain in the next film. Ron Perlman perhaps as Brainiac? He’s a great actor and is well known for Beauty and the Beast and IMHO has just the right voice for Brainiac. Am also looking very forward to seeing Henry Cavill back in the role of Superman. He’s SUPER as Superman. He really looks like Superman and has a beautiful smile. And looks SUPER in his Superman suit. And also a great actor too. He was wonderful in the TV show The Tudors. Loved him as Napoleon Solo in The Man from Uncle.… Read more »
BArbArA
Member

Would also like to see Brainiac too.

sundevil82
Member
I would like to see Brainiac or Conduit. Both could be different and interesting. They’ve already introduced Kenny Braverman in MOS and I Beleive there was a reason for that. I just hope they don’t bring in any more ‘supers’ into the film. I think it needs to focus solely on Superman and get the character to point where most people can be satisfied with the portrayal. So far I feel they’ve really under utilized Superman. I’ve been very vocal about Superman needing to speak more and to have more lines and personality in these films. The new one HAS… Read more »
Kal L
Member

I hear you on the Kryptonite front for Metallo. I had the same thought. However, what if Metallo, instead of just being powered by Kryptonite, was instead built from Kryptonian metal? Could still do some major damage to Superman, and then there’s the possibility to have a Kryptonite heart added further down the track?

BArbArA
Member

Want to see another standalone Superman film too. Would like to see Darkseid as the villain.

Lois
Member

Like the idea of Darkseid too. :)

MattComics
Member

I wouldn’t want Black Adam because that’s Captain Marvel’s nemesis and Superman shouldn’t be borrowing from other heroes rouges galleries when film has barely ever displayed his own. Since Lex and Zod have been done so often I couldn’t really blame a casual non comic reading movie goer for thinking those are the only two villains that he has. Basically guys with powers like his own, or humans with Kryptonite.

I think he should be going up against more monsters and sci-type menaces and Brainiac fits that bill in addition to being long overdue for a big screen debut.

Lois
Member

Agree with you and you’ve made some good points regarding Black Adam as a villiain in a Supeman movie. Have always wanted to see Brainiac in a big screen debut and for me that would be SUPER! ;)

SuperFunTime
Member
Two ideas came to me: The first one is, maybe it can be Brainiac in Man Of Steel 2, but at the end, he only seems defeated. Then he returns in a Justice League movie as an even bigger threat requiring the entire Justice League. The second idea is, Metallo, Parasite and Livewire team up and take on Superman. The person who organizes this appears to be Lex Luthor. However, after further digging by both Lois and Clak, and some evidence Superman gives to Batman to analyze, it turns out Lex is completely innocent. Really, it’s Kenny Braverman, aka Conduit.… Read more »
MattComics
Member

Hmm. In that scenario you could still use Lex and maybe have Metallo, Livewire, and Parasite be the results of a Level 33.1 type of thing. Though the investigation angle you have would let us spend time with Lois and Clark acting as reporters which is something we rarely ever get these days.

Lois
Member

Those are SUPER! ideas too. Love the Lois and Clark as reporters. Metallo is also an excellent choice for a villain too.

Kal L
Member

That’s a great idea! SuperFunTime. I like having guest appearances from Batman, and I’ve always been a sucker for Conduit.
MattComics I like the 33.1 idea also man.

I’d like smaller villains like Toyman or Prankster to also play a minor role. Kind of like how in the Nolan DK films, the Scarecrow was lurking around in the background. Always preferred Jurgen’s darker Toyman, and think he will fit in really well here!

MattComics
Member

Kal L, IMO some of those smaller villains are not bad but they work better for the episodic format as opposed to being the big bad for a two hour movie. Not much into Jurgens Toyman myself, I’d go more STAS.

You could maybe open a movie with Superman stopping a smaller threat like Toyman and then have him pop up later in a minor role like you were saying. Though the desire to showcase more of Superman’s rouges might lead us to over-stuffing this hypothetical film we got going here. LOL.

Lois
Member

SuperFunTime those are SUPER ideas! ;) Also like the idea of Lana Lang appearing in a Superman and Justice League film too.

borikua
Member

ugh….just when I thought it was safe to come back. I just read this news and was super excited for it. But reading some (one) of the comments here kills any joy lol Anyways, I hope its Brainiac. But, seeing as how the last movie ended, I wouldn’t mind an Eradicator storyline as well. Especially with his latest appearance in the comic book. The whole “Souls of Krypton” was very Codex-like.

sundevil82
Member

dude… Welcom back! Your voice of reason was missed

borikua
Member

Thanks man, truth is Ive missed the site, Personal life was a major factor of taking time off, plus some other things. Hoping I can visit more often

Steve Wright
Editor

Welcome back. The problem child has been banned, FYI.

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