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Colonel Panic
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Icon 8 posted October 10, 2002 12:45      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post 
I just read on the web that Hollywood is casting the next Superman.

That upsets me a lot.

What's wrong with Christopher Reeve? Sure he broke his neck, but does that prevent him from being a SuperHero?

What's next? Are we geeks going to throw Stephen Hawking on the trash heap because he's in a wheel chair, too?

Both these guys are SUPER-DUPER heros in my book.

I think if those Hollywood writers were any good they'd find a way to make a wheel chair fly.

Plus, it would teach people to see past a person's disabilities and see their ABILITIES when Clark Kent changes from being a quad-in-a-wheelchair writer-for the paper to a quad-in-a-wheelchair SUPERHERO simply because he took off his glasses and put on tights and a cape.

I think it's time for equal access to get out of the gutter (those sidewalk ramps are nice , though) and get up in the air and fly.

"Look! Up in the air!"

"It's a bird in a wheelchair!"

"No, it's a plane in a wheelchair!"

"No, it's Superman in a wheelchair!"

Is it only at the Speical Olympics that these folks can be considered faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive?

..."Who disguised as mild-mannered Clark Kent in a wheelchair, is ready to fight for truth, justice and the Americans with Disabilities
Act!"

Our luck, they'd make Mr. Reeve a bad guy like on Dr. Who, because outside of Ironsides guys with disabilities always seem to get cast as bad guys.

That is All

Colonel Panic

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2002 14:08      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think Mr. Reeves is a bit old for the part.

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Colonel Panic
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation
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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2002 14:38      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post 
Too old?!?!?

But, but ...

He's YOUNGER than me. And I'm not ...

Oh.

Ouch.

Heart... shot...

Missy! Missy! Time to start a learnin' the phrase "By crackee."

Don't mind me. I'm on the way to the ice berg.

Don't mind me at all, by crackee.

Ol' Colonel Panic

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GMx

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2002 14:52      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maybe they could make a Doctor Who movie with Christopher Reeve as Davros. [Big Grin]
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csm

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Icon 1 posted October 11, 2002 04:39      Profile for csm   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Somehow I don't think the concept of Superman is quite ready for the superhero to be in a wheel chair... In fact, I do believe the concept of Superman flat-out rejects any incapacitation for Superman. Y'know... that whole "Going out in a blaze of glory", "The flame that burns twice as bright..." thing.

Sure, Mr. Reeves is a hero, and has taken the cause of paralysis and spinal damage further than anyone else, but the Superman legend just won't have him for another movie.

(Speaking of which, wasn't Nicholas Cage slated to do a Superman movie?)

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EngrBohn
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Icon 1 posted October 11, 2002 05:48      Profile for EngrBohn     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The rumor I heard was that they're looking at casting Keanu Reeves. After I heard that, someone pointed out that he's perfect for the role...
George Reeves
Christopher Reeves
Keanu Reeves

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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 10 posted October 11, 2002 13:53      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I always thought Chris Farley would make a good Superman (maybe a better Supperman)

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iballoondesign
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Icon 6 posted November 03, 2002 22:36      Profile for iballoondesign   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
I always thought Chris Farley would make a good Superman (maybe a better Supperman)

LOL

Anyway....If Chris ever able walk again. I would like for him to play as Superman in Kingdom Come: the movie. [Wink]

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