June 24, 2004
After spending a weekend watching the old Superman movies and drooling over the idea of watching the hot boys from Roswell, imagine my suprise when I read this article on the msn.com gossip page:
"Superman" Finally Takes Off
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the endlessly delayed, mondo-budgeted "Superman" movie! Variety reports the Man of Steel flick, penned by "Alias" creator J.J. Abrams, may finally take flight later this year, with "Charlie's Angels" director McG at the helm. According to the trade, Warner Bros. hasn't yet given the $200 million pic the go-ahead nor has McG officially been hired, but that hasn't stopped the director from screen-testing six relatively unknown actors for the role of the spandex-clad superhero. While everyone from Nicolas Cage to Jude Law to Jake Gyllenhaal has been mentioned for the lead, recent hopefuls include Jason Behr ("Roswell"), Jared Padalecki ("The Gilmore Girls"), Henry Cavill ("The Count of Monte Cristo"), and Michael Cassidy.
First of all I am vaguely pleased that JJ Abrams wrote the script as I love Alias, and am disturbed by the idea of McG directing by am VERY excited at the idea of Max (aka Jason Behr) being superman. Or even the boy from Gilmore Girls......
I will entertain these ideas to no end. I find them fascinating....
Also I've posted some pictures on cementhorizon. Enjoy
Posted by nuala at June 24, 2004 07:04 PM
Jason Behr! yay! but please god not nicolas cage, PLEASE.
i second kristen! max would be a way better superman than dean also i think. but anyone would be better than nicholas cage.
yeah i heard about nic cage awhile ago - BAD IDEA.
jason behr IS cute...i don't know, this is a hard one cause no one can replace Christopher Reeves for me. in fact i just bought the dvds cause now that i saw them all again i HAD to own them.
yes, i loved christopher reeves. his superman was my first crush, when i was five. but i am willing to allow max to pay tribute to his greatness.
I like Jason Behr as well. Jake is the obvious choice right now becuase he's so big. I think Ian Somerhalder is also a great choice. Good actor. BEAUTIFUL blue eyes. He's my fave.
hmmm, i liked ian somerhelder on the WB's 'young americans' when he was in love with katherine moennig playing a boy. mmmm, shane.
He was also hot when he slept with Mary Steenburgen in "Life as a House" and my all time favorite was when he was the dark brooding homo in "Rules of Attraction." Although I didn't understand his obsession with James Van Der Beek. He's so not cute!
i love jake googly but he is all wrong from this. all wrong. and that is what i will say when i am called to serve on the audition committee.
jake is a little sheepish for the role, he's hot, but not manly hot, although tobey maguire is much like Jake and does a fabulous job as Spiderman...oh decisions...if i don't approve there will be hell to pay at that casting office.
superman needs to be both manly hot and sort of retiring. thus, i think jason behr would be best. jake isn't really...retiring like clark kent. but jason behr could be. plus, jason behr in glasses? hot!
yeah, though i love toby maguire i didn't think he was at all right for a superhero role. he was cute and everything but i would have cast someone sexy rather than cute. jason behr has sexy senstive loner in spades.
I think this is the biggest discussion I've ever generated.
I'm all about Jason. Nick Cage = Gross. and Michele that reference to Con Air was freaking priceless. That was the silliest movie EVER.
Jake whatever I really am indifferent to him. But Jason has already delt with superpowers I think it's time he stepped up to be Superman.
And no one will ever replace Christopher Reeves. I love those freaking movies
i thought tobey did an excellent job as spiderman precisely because he wasn't sexy. he was no one special (as peter parker) and then he chose to become a hero. his portrayal was excellent. unlike the over-acting hack named william defoe.
i never actually read the spiderman comics so i don't know how he should be, but i like my superhero to be a man's man like christopher reeves or huge assman. but tobey was very good and has a knack for making you really like his characters.
actually its WILLEM Defoe, so not only does he over act but he's pretentious.
if they weren't going for younger then Hugh Jackman would be perfect, except for the fact that he has already played a comic book character but whatever.
it doesn't matter, i can't let go of Christopher Reeves, like Kristen he was one of my first crushes and a girl never gets over that.
for now i say Jason...
I remember reading about this script a few years ago on Ain't It Cool News. From that description, and the presence of McG, this is not going to be a Christopher Reeve-type /Superman film. Or, for that matter, any good at all, but maybe they revised it.
Nic Cage would be a disaster.
here comes sean, bringin the sadness.
well..i'm hoping the JJ Abrams factor gives it some integrity..otherwise i'm gonna cry.
but...you have SEEN alias...right?
I haven't seen Alias, so maybe what I consider a shocking assault on the Superman story may be standard Alias business.
I just don't want to see a CG Krypton landscape or superhero kung fu. However, I am also a jerk who never likes anything and never has any fun, so take my sentiments with a grain of your favorite spice/condiment.
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For, the record, J. J. Abrams is great and I believe will do the franchise justice as long as Superman traditionalists are willing to put down their clubs, picks, and torches.
no, my 'have you seen alias' comment was directed at ady's (and now clint's) assertion that jj abrams is great. because although i do enjoy alias a lot, i enjoy it in the sense that the dreadful direction, acting, script, plots, score and enormous foreheads give me endless material for mockery. i don't want to see that happen to superman though. superman is great in a different sense.
so...i too can be taken with bitters i guess.
I'm actually a big fan of Alias. Color me biased, but I don't see a difference. As fond as I am of the memories of watching Superman when I was 8, the plots, scripts, and acting are much more contrived than anything I've seen on Alias, or Felicity.
it's true. the man is an alien with a deadly rock nemesis called kryptonite. now if that ain't stupid, i don't know what is.
plus his disguise is to wear glasses. alias has way better disguises than that.
I whole-heartedly concur. The wigs and makeup department for that show alone should be commended for the things they've been able to pull off on that show.
yes, all this is true, very true. on the other hand, in the superman films i only hated the villain, whereas in alias i hate everyone. i feel this is a failing on the part of alias, and i can't entirely blame the actors because i liked jennifer garner in that movie we saw. but this is just my personal preference.
i like some of the villians in alias. mostly sark. because he's british, cute, and snarky. snarky sark-y.
Personal prefernence is what it's all about. Well I clearly won't be going to see Superman with YOU then since you're obviously a "JJ-phobe." ;-)
I personally like when Justin Theroux guest-starred for a few episodes as a villain. I think he's rediculously hot. Loved him on Sex and the City as well. He's on the new season of Six Feet Under right now playing Rachel Griffith's love interest.
i like when quentin tarantino did. ha! good times.
oh yeah i forgot about snark. he is cute. i don't hate him at all. but everyone else i still hate.
i can respect the hate. I hate most people.
whatever happened to the wonder woman movie i was so excited about?
dunno. but i told you wonder woman was out on dvd.
yes but i want a movie, with new special effects and possibly jennifer lopez.
you WANT Jennifer Lopez to act? That's it. The gloves are coming off. Hold my rings girl, this bitch is goin down. ;-)
in this scenario, is jennifer lopez the bitch or am i? (i guess if you have to ask...)
Yeah, it was you. No one should be encouraging Ms. Jenny from the block (the Westchester block)to be doing ANYTHING, especially acting.