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30 January 2011 @ 09:46 pm
HENRY?!?!? *jaw drops*  

Wow, I did not see that coming. Not at all. Especially since he's British. But that said, I can see why he was the one chosen. I'm so sad to see Brandon's time in the role end, as I personally loved his performance, but I also see how they're trying to distance themselves from Superman Returns. Again, I think it's stupid and wasteful, but we can't stop them, can we? I can only hope that they play things right this time. Now I just hold my breath until Lois is cast. Oh dear Lord, this is casting I can live with, PLEASE don't let them screw up on Lois.
On the Verge of: thoughtfulthoughtful
Wikkibirdwikkibird on January 31st, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Shut the front door! He's *gorgeous*! Not that Brandon wasn't, but glad he was picked! He was fabulous in The Tudors! Now for Lois... who's in the running?
Lois: Lois :: Blushkalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh, he is. Henry was always gorgeous. I think I'm more nervous over his picking up the Midwestern accent or going without one at all. I think he's more than capable of being up to the task. It really depends on the script.

Oh, God, I'm not even sure. I'm too scared to see. Although I have to say, based solely on looks, I kinda like the thought of Zooey Deschanel playing her. If Superman's going to be a Brit, I wanna go with an American Lois Lane. One of them should be. I'm just too scared to truly root for someone yet.
Tamannaswingandswirl on January 31st, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Well hello there, Mr. Cavill. You might be enough to break me from my RDJ/Chris Evans-induced Marvel binge yet.

/goes to dl The Tudors/
Lois: Lois :: Laughterkalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
DEAR GOD, how I love you, Tamma! XD
the_scary_kitty: Donut Connoisseurthe_scary_kitty on January 31st, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
Hmm, this could be interesting. I'm gonna miss Brandon, but I think Cavill's a good choice. :)
Lois: SR :: Brandon Clarkkalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Oh God, I am, too. I hate that he got blacklisted along with the rest of them. :[ He did an amazing job.

I'll have to stop and see how things go, but I can live with it., Now to see Lois and the script.
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
When I read the news, I said, "Henry who?" until I saw his face, remembered him The Tudors, and went... *utter jawdrop*

Damn if I'm not starting to have more confidence in this project each time an announcement is made. Cross our fingers and knock on wook, but I think they're definitely on the right track.

As for Lois, I think that a spitfire à la Rachel MacAdams could also be an interesting choice. She was really good as a reporter in State of Play, and was more than able to hold her own against Russell Crowe, as well, which gives us an idea of how Perry-Lois dynamics could be.


Lauré :)
Lois: Lois :: What's In A Namekalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
XD I'm really hoping that they don't crush we fans in the end. I'm just too nervous over all of it too get too invested just yet.

I like Rachel McAdams, but I have a few from a short list that I'm rooting for...as soon as I feel like it would be safe to do so. God, I just don't want them to pick someone entirely incorrect for her or someone that has no chemistry with Cavill. The chemistry is ESSENTIAL!
(Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
I know you've already cast your vote, I understand your reasoning about Rashida Jones and I'm not trying to convince you or anything if you're set on your point of view, because I'm not like that at all.

Just for the sake of argument, though, and in the spirit of a respectful debate, I simply want to link to these two photos, which show why I think Rachel could be a good choice and have no undue difficulties channelling Lois's character:

Rachel with a darker hairstyle:
And doing the Office Hot Chick pose:


Lauré :)
Lois: Lois :: Blushkalalanekent on February 3rd, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
No, no, it's perfectly fine. The main argument I have against Rachel is that people know who she is. The inevitable issue is that she'll be seen as 'Rachel McAdams as Lois Lane' rather than 'Lois Lane'. I think that's the reason that I'd rather have Rashida or an unknown. I really want someone that I'll really identify with as the character without thinking too hard about her other work. And I will admit, a small part of me would really like to see Rashida get the part because she reminds me of Margot.

I will say, though, that Rachel does look the part and she is a really talented actress. I wouldn't be too unhappy if she got the role.
Kattxenokattz on January 31st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
I would tap that soVERYhard. He is just... UNF. If he only puts on as much burly & brawny as Tom Welling, he miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight be a hotter Clark than Welling. Maybe. Welling's got an awfully lovely amount of burly & brawny & guh.

While I love the idea of Michelle Rodriguez as Lois Lane, I know it's never going to happy. Zooey Deschanel is a little too big-eyed & bushy-tailed for me but Emily might be okay. Someone suggested Rashida Jones & I can't unsee it. :DD
Lois: SV :: Clark :: Destinykalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
XD We had him cast for someone in our original fiction, so I have no choice but to agree. He's REALLY gonna need to bulk up for this. And I don't know that anyone will measure up to my love of Tom. Then again, he's one of a kind. And my Jason, so I'm biased. :D

Awww! I like the thought of Michelle, too, but yeah. Maybe if they did a live-action All-Star Superman. ;) I can see you on Zooey, but it's the quirky angle I was looking at. I think Emily may be too buttoned-up. And I did see that for Rashida and I agree that she'd be a good choice, but there's also the fact that one of them ought to be American, especially since Henry isn't. Which sounds weird to say, but yeah. I'd like one of them to be.
Kattxenokattz on January 31st, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Here's a very NSFW video of Cavill's American accent:

Totes understandable about Lois. I can almost alllllllllllmost see Zooey because she has that "I'm kindy weird but totally harmless honest!" look that I've always imagined for Lois; Erica Durance has a different flavour of this with her "I'm totes irresponsible & almost always shitfaced BWAH!" angle. But I can't quite see Zooey gnawing someone's face off whereas Durance? Very much so. Ditto Margot Kidder.
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Not as bad as I expected, really. I think he might just manage it.

I can almost alllllllllllmost see Zooey because she has that "I'm kindy weird but totally harmless honest!" look that I've always imagined for Lois; Erica Durance has a different flavour of this with her "I'm totes irresponsible & almost always shitfaced BWAH!" angle. But I can't quite see Zooey gnawing someone's face off whereas Durance? Very much so. Ditto Margot Kidder.

I adore this entire quite. And yeah, you do have a point.
RAPTORFACE: Pigtail Vinceglitter_my_glam on January 31st, 2011 07:10 am (UTC)
I'll just be over here scowling >:(

Edited to change my icon so Deacon can scowl too >:(

Edited at 2011-01-31 07:10 am (UTC)
Lois: SR :: Brandon Clarkkalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
I'm not thrilled about it, either. I was hoping that they would honestly give Brandon another shot at it. I have to say that I've seen worse casting, but yeah. I know. *snugs Finn*
RAPTORFACEglitter_my_glam on January 31st, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
Siiigh. I'm sure I wouldn't be this upset if we didn't use him in our board, I guess I just feel a weird loyalty to him LOL
Lois: SR :: Brandon Clarkkalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel. And I kinda feel the same. It infuriates me that they only used him for one film and then dropped him. There's no reason that Brandon couldn't carry on at all, except that WB banished all traces of Singer's film. *grits teeth* Yes, I'm actually pretty annoyed by that.
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
I feel extremely sad. Brandon Routh and Zooey Deschanel would have been great. They remind me of Reeve and Kidder.
Lois: SR :: Brandon Clarkkalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
I think it would have been interesting to see. And I'm actually kinda sad that they opted out.
Obsessed fangirl: SR - Clark dorky smilebabettew54 on January 31st, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
*jaw drops too* He is good looking and apparently he went out for SR too.

He does look good in that pic and yeah, but apparently he can act. That's good.

Oh, I hear you... please don't screw up Lois...

*holds breath and waits*
Lois: Clark :: Woobiekalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Only time will tell how this will go down. I'm really hoping that Cavill will deliver. Especially since we'll lose Brandon.

And I'll kill them if they screw up Lois for me again. Period.
routhfan1: Supermanflyingrouthfan1 on January 31st, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
I am sad Brandon is not going to play the role again, as I thought he was fantastic...*sigh* But I am trying to be optomistic. Maybe he's fantastic and will be THE definitive Superman even outdoing Christopher Reeve himself...but probably not. I hope it's good, I'll still go see it.

I'm hoping for Rachel McAdams as Lois. I really REALLY hope they don't F-up that casting choice. Please get Lois right guys...please!
Lois: SR :: Brandon Clarkkalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
I just hope that, in the end, he really was the best choice for the role. And no one can outdo Reeve. Period. ;) Brandon, too, will always hold a place in my heart.

*winces* I...don't know that I'm on-board with McAdams. Then again, I'm not sure I approve of any of the American actresses in the running. Having been burned so bad with the last one, I'm looking hard at unknowns and a certain British actress. I'd love for her to be American, but I just haven't seen anyone I approve of.
maaike_fluffy on January 31st, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
I never watched The Tudors--apart from the odd episode that I caught when switching channels--so I don't know Henry, but he looks drool-worthy on the pic. :) It's just... I dunno... him being pretty is not the most important thing. I first want to see him do both Clark and Superman convincingly, then I'll decide if I like this cast...
Lois: Lois :: Blushkalalanekent on February 1st, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
I've actually watched him in several projects over the years and I'm pretty okay with him in the acting arena. I never expected him to be the final choice, but it's the second time he's gone out for the role. I can see him being able to exhibit the range we expect. I'm fairly certain he'll make me proud.

And you KNOW it's not all about the looks for me. It has to be the whole package before I put my stamp of approval on it. ;)