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Superman 1978 Rumor


By Dexter

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Read quickly through TWIP (http://thisweekinpinball.com/), and I know there are A LOT of great titles available now and upcoming - but when I read that there is a rumored SUPERMAN 1978 title from Stern and the thought that Christopher Franchi might do that art. Very exciting!

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    #2 2 years ago

    That would be pretty cool, actually. I actually like Cavill over Reeves, but man...that Atari Superman is a big ol turd, and the license deserves better than that. Surprised given the general appeal it hasn't already been done by now.

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    #3 2 years ago

    Shoot the ball into a phone booth, the door closes, and when it reopens a powerball kicks out.

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from westofrome:

    Shoot the ball into a phone booth, the door closes, and when it reopens a powerball kicks out.

    I'm so in for this idea. LOL.

    *goes and patents a dual function scoop/divert to subway mech with an attached 1-ball trough that loads from the orbit when the PB goes into the drain. Kind of like how Stern fed the balls into the ark for IJ4*

    #5 2 years ago

    Don't you mean a Navi ball?

    #6 2 years ago

    A dream theme.

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    #7 2 years ago

    Probably the best Super Hero movie ever. Superman and Superman II would provide a wealth of quality material.

    #8 2 years ago

    I'd be ALL in on this.

    #9 2 years ago

    Interested. Reeve was my daughter's first crush... when she was like 5. Classic movie though. Tons of lines you can pull from it.

    #10 2 years ago
    Quoted from Astropin:

    Tons of lines you can pull from it.

    Here's hoping they can actually use the dialog & iconic music too.

    #11 2 years ago

    Superman wouldn't be an instant buy for me but I would be very interested in it if done right the game could be great lots of potential.

    #12 2 years ago

    This is pretty much the only Superman version I've enjoyed. I think it would be pretty cool.

    #13 2 years ago

    Probably the theme that would actually make me consider the jump from premium to LE. Except Jaws, of course. That one is the ONE. But 1978 Superman is with John Williams score would be friggin' amazing.

    #14 2 years ago

    I should mention however that I thought I was ALL in on SW to before I seen it. Lesson learned is there is no theme that is a guarantee, but SW and superman are definitely my top two.

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from konghusker:

    I should mention however that I thought I was ALL in on SW to before I seen it. Lesson learned is there is no theme that is a guarantee, but SW and superman are definitely my top two.

    Umm...I think SW premium/LE rocks.

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from Crile1:

    Umm...I think SW premium/LE rocks.

    Not arguing if it's s fun game. It's just not what I was overly excited for and hoping for. I was overall disappointed. Game is still cool, but it went from a must have LE reservation to I'll find a used premium someday maybe. My point is SW is my favorite theme, and if I was able to pass on it, then all other themes can be passed on if game doesn't wow me.

    #17 2 years ago

    Nostalgia can be a real money maker -- who knows how many of us 40-50 year olds with money to spend are waiting for that dream theme that takes us back. . .

    Batman 66, Superman 78, What would come next? The A-Team 83? Back to the Future 85? Mad Max 80? (technically '79, but I think it was '80 in the US).

    I'd be tempted by any of those and more. . .

    #18 2 years ago

    Back to the future = sell whatever I have and take my money.

    add Jaws to that list too.

    #19 2 years ago
    Quoted from westofrome:

    Shoot the ball into a phone booth, the door closes, and when it reopens a powerball kicks out.

    This idea is pretty badass.

    #20 2 years ago

    We need a Jaws pin!

    #21 2 years ago

    "Hey man, whoa... That's a bad outfit" multiball

    #22 2 years ago

    I'm in for the "Luthor, Otis, and Miss Tessmacher" LE

    #23 2 years ago

    I'd like to see what kind of visual they could come up with on the Ice Cave Crystals.

    That and the red eye beams. . . stick a couple laser pointers in there moving across the playfield for a cool light show.

    #24 2 years ago

    The MUST have a crystal toy set with footage of Brando. Some kind of projection or perhaps an Ecto Goggles like trick.

    #25 2 years ago

    That would be cool for sure. Though it would be even better if they could include some of II in there as well. We need some General Zod!

    #26 2 years ago

    Instead of a standard spinner; it's a piece of polycarbonate set at a oblong angle:

    and then add the ecto-googles technology.

    #27 2 years ago

    Holding out for Wonder Woman '77....instant buy, the property already exists in comic form from the same Batman 66 licensers. Not holding my breath however....

    #28 2 years ago

    The 1978 Superman was the worst superhero movie ever made, bar none.

    Tell me I'm wrong:

    #29 2 years ago

    Gotta say I would be in too!

    #30 2 years ago

    Ball leaps over buildings. Or hit a target and a superman model flys to the other side. Gotta get way out the of the box though. Make right unlike Star Wars. Sorry.

    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    The 1978 Superman was the worst superhero movie ever made, bar none.

    Sometimes retrospect wins over reality.

    A lot of my memories consist of better scenarios than what actually happened.

    #32 2 years ago

    Dream theme for me. I'd buy this one in a heartbeat.

    #34 2 years ago

    I've been working out - bar slide multiball.

    #35 2 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    The 1978 Superman was the worst superhero movie ever made, bar none.
    Tell me I'm wrong:
    » YouTube video

    Lol, you're not wrong Walter.....

    #36 2 years ago

    They say we could not make a movie worse than Superman, gentlemen are we up for the challenge?

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    #37 2 years ago

    All I know is these movies never even came close to the TV series.

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    #38 2 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    The 1978 Superman was the worst superhero movie ever made, bar none.
    Tell me I'm wrong:
    » YouTube video

    Probably the best, actually. Inspired many young directors who made superhero movies later in life, like Raimi.

    #39 2 years ago

    Here's one scene that will forever be etched in my brain.

    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from zeddex:

    Holding out for Wonder Woman '77....instant buy, the property already exists in comic form from the same Batman 66 licensers. Not holding my breath however....

    Ohhhhh man... That would be a sweet, sweet pin... I would have to get that to my collection... But, I don't know if it would ever happen.

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    #41 2 years ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Inspired many young directors who made superhero movies later in life, like Raimi.

    It inspired other directors because they figured, hey if that piece of crap can get made, there is no way I could do worse.

    I will give the movie credit for having the first transgendered woman in a major Hollywood movie, Margot Kidder.

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    #42 2 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    It inspired other directors because they figured, hey if that piece of crap can get made, there is no way I could do worse.

    I was 16 when this came out and none of my friends or myself cared or wanted to see it.

    However bringing in a big star like Marlon Brando probably saved it from becoming the box office flop it probably should have been.

    #43 2 years ago

    So, who remembers the picture from a few years ago with Gary Stern at his desk and a big poster of Superman in the background. There were also a few more hints to Superman. I think this was 3 or 4 years ago. So I’m guessing the title has been on the table for a while and would expect it to be a pretty good rumor.

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    The 1978 Superman was the worst superhero movie ever made, bar none.
    Tell me I'm wrong:
    » YouTube video

    I love that scene... I'm 47 years old. What can I say, great memories and music score

    #45 2 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    They say we could not make a movie worse than Superman, gentlemen are we up for the challenge?

    The first one, and the parts filmed for the second one at the same time were great. Yes, III is terrible. II is also pretty bad but there are some good moments, but it still sucks. Don't even mention IV quest for peace.

    But the first one rocks!

    #46 2 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    It inspired other directors because they figured, hey if that piece of crap can get made, there is no way I could do worse.
    I will give the movie credit for having the first transgendered woman in a major Hollywood movie, Margot Kidder.

    Dude, thats kind of cruel

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:Deleted post

    No disrespect to pinside folks but that was pretty funny

    #48 2 years ago
    Quoted from bayoubilly70:

    Dude, thats kind of cruel

    Big hands, big feet, adams apple and the voice of a truck driver.

    C'mon, who was fooled, even back then?

    And of course, that calls into question Superman's sexuality, as he could use his x-ray vision and see her junk.

    Obviously, no newspaper reporter is going to be able to afford a $1,000,000 dollar penthouse apartment, unless they are providing services to a very specific clientele on the side.

    #49 2 years ago

    I am picturing aftermarket toppers already.

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    Or,

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    #50 2 years ago

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