Superman is the brainchild of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster who first envisioned the character in 1932 and later had his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. What Jerry and Joe did not know at the time was that they had created a character that would become the signature icon of DC Comics and the most universally recognized hero in human history.
Since 1938, the character of Superman/Clark Kent has appeared in every imaginable media form including television, film, novelizations, and even a Broadway show.
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A new video has surfaced featuring actor Nicolas Cage in one of the Superman costumes which would have been featured in the failed Tim Burton film, "Superman Lives!".
The footage was posted by the LA times and comes from director Jon Schnepp's documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" which delves into one of Hollywood's most enthralling 'what could have been' stories.
The interviews, combined with exclusive concept art and the amazing behind-the-scenes footage of Cage in Superman mode, paint a pretty good picture of what could have been, and it would have been insane. But that good kind of Burton insane. Probably.
"The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" isn't all just Cage doing super calisthenics; the documentary also puts a lot of long-held "Superman Lives" rumors on blast. For example, the lightning super suit (seen above) was not going to be used for the entirety of the film. There would be no rainbow lightbrite Superman - a fact that Schnepp clears up. According to the documentary, that suit was made for a singular moment early on in the film.
Alexandra Reeve Givens, daughter of late "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve, has named her first newborn son Christopher Russel Reeve Givens in memory of her father.
"He was named after his grandfathers on each side," stated a family representative to People magazine. "The entire family is thriving during their first few weeks home."
Givens is the daughter of Reeve and Gae Exton and works as a lawyer in the U.S. Senate and as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School. Her husband is Garren Givens whom she met while the two were both studying at Yale University.
Her late father, Christopher Reeve, was paralyzed as the result of a riding accident during an equestrian competition in 1995. Together with his wife Dana, the couple created the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury.
Reeve passed away at the age of 52 on October 10th, 2004.
In the 2015 Comic-Con Preview Super Double Issue of Entertainment Weekly, the magazine features an in depth look at "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" including new photos from the film and a cover image showcasing Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
Within the issue, director Zack Snyder talks about the first time he came up with the idea for the film's storyline and Affleck discusses his portrayal of a more grizzled Dark Knight. Here's an excerpt:
Zack Snyder recalls the first time he pitched the idea, in a meeting with franchise co-captains Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, it was only meant as an Easter egg. “I said, ‘What about at the end of the movie we do a scene where there’s a crate full of kryptonite delivered to Wayne Manor,’” says Snyder. “Everyone was like…‘Okaay.’ Once you say it out loud it’s a problem because you can’t unsay it.”
Batman v Superman introduces a new Batman only four years after the release of the final film in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Ben Affleck plays an older, wearier Caped Crusader, one drawn at least in part from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. “He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it,” says Affleck. “But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.”
Read the complete article at EW.com. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" hits US theaters and IMAX on March 25th, 2016.
Warner Bros. Pictures continues its tradition of delivering its most anticipated tentpole properties and their biggest stars to Comic-Con International: San Diego with this year’s Hall H presentation.
On Saturday, July 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will showcase several of its upcoming feature releases and offer up a surprise or two as well.
Keen to deliver a taste of one of next year’s most eagerly awaited pairings, director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill take the main stage with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” They are joined by castmates Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot for a sneak peek at the 2016 action adventure that brings the Super Heroes together on the big screen for the very first time, from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment.
From “Pan,” Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Peter himself, Levi Miller, together with director Joe Wright, soar into town with their high-flying adventure, coming to theaters this fall from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment.
And Cavill once again takes the stage, this time with Armie Hammer, a duo with a very different dynamic in this summer’s fresh, über-stylish actioner from filmmaker Guy Ritchie, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” along with fellow stars Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki.
Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, stated, “Comic-Con provides us a fantastic opportunity to interact with the fans and this year, as with every year, our aim is to surpass their expectations. We’re also thrilled to give our filmmakers and talent a chance to experience the unique energy and enthusiasm of Comic-Con.”
With “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “Pan” headlining the bill, Warner Bros. will also present some unexpected offerings that are sure to delight the crowd.
About “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The film opens nationwide in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters on March 25, 2016, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
For our July contest, we have partnered with Capstone Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a paperback edition of "DC Super Heroes Origami" authored by John Montroll and illustrated by Min Sung Ku.
What happens when you combine Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League with the art of origami? You get the most incredible collection of paper-folding projects ever assembled. These 46 models, meticulously designed by internationally renowned origami master John Montroll, are guaranteed to amaze. With clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions, simple squares of paper transform into Batarangs, S-Shields, Invisible Jets, Green Lanterns, and so much more. Also included in the back of the book are 96 sheets of specially illustrated folding papers to make your DC creations truly come to life. When you fold these models, your friends will believe youre the one with super powers.
To enter, visit the link below and follow the instructions provided.
A winner will be selected and notified on Friday, July 31st. Good luck!
Select Mattel action figures from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will make make their official debut at the upcoming 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
Mattel will be offering a movie-inspired BvS two-pack ($30) featuring the likeness of Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman. Each figure stands 6" tall and comes with fabric capes, display bases that combine to form the film's iconic logo, and lights-and-sounds packaging teasing one of the film's biggest moments.
Also available during the convention will be a Hot Wheels edition of the new Batmobile ($25) featuring a die-cast chassis and body, rubber tires, machine guns, and missile launchers in limited-edition packaging.
Rounding out the trinity of superheroes will be a 12" tall doll based on actress Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman complete with a sword, shield, tiara, bulletproof bracelets and signature lasso of truth. The doll is part of a new Barbie movie collection line set to premiere in Spring, 2016 which will also include dolls of Superman and Batman.
In addition to the toys from the highly anticipated film, Mattel will also have a life-sized Hot Wheels car celebrating "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" complete with graphics inspired from the film suits of both superheroes.
The car will will be on display at the Mattel booth during the four-day convention.
The Super Hero partnership continues as Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine join forces for the sixth year in a row, teaming up on a special Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine. The four collectible covers feature WBTV/DC Entertainment series: Arrow star Stephen Amell; The Flash star Grant Gustin; Gotham stars Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue; and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist.
Warner Bros. will distribute the TV Guide Magazine special issue to fans for free at the Warner Bros. booth - #4545 on the convention floor - throughout Comic-Con, beginning on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 8, and continuing through Sunday, July 12.
For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four collectible covers will be on sale from July 7th at retailers nationwide, as well as online at http://www.tvguidemagazine.com/comiccon beginning July 6th. The special issue will also be available for exclusive digital download on Nook by Barnes and Noble tablets.
Fans combing through the 88-page special issue will find features and photos dedicated to the following programs:
Returning Comic-Con favorites The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, The Flash, Childrens Hospital, Gotham, iZOMBIE, Mike Tyson Mysteries, The Originals, Person of Interest, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries
Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series Blindspot, Containment, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl
An “a-maze-ing” look at Warner Bros. Animation’s hit series The Tom and Jerry Show, Teen Titans Go! and Mike Tyson Mysteries, as well as a sneak peek at the Mystery Inc. gang’s new look in the upcoming series Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Bugs Bunny’s squirrelly new BFF in Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production
And that’s not all that’s up, Doc. There’s more, including:
An exclusive DC Entertainment Supergirl comic, “Sister Act,” written by Supergirl executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler
A sneak peek inside the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment
A look at the DC All Access web series, in addition to a DC Comics preview of Victor Stone’s (aka Cyborg) high-tech upgrade
Behind-the-scenes photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and photo booth at Comic-Con 2014
All the scoop on the stories behind Bruce Wayne’s underground discovery and a super villain lineup on Gotham; a two-on-two interview with The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting; set deconstructions on The Flash’s S.T.A.R. Labs and The Originals’ New Orleans vampire-hood; and more
Burning questions answered about fans’ favorite shows, including The 100, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZOMBIE, The Originals, Person of Interest, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries
And so much more...!
For additional information about Warner Bros. Television’s activities at Comic-Con, please follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.
Monogram International has announced their latest San Diego Comic Con exclusive item; the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Pewter Keyring Box Set.
Reminiscent of the Dark Knight, this key ring set comes beautifully encased in a sophisticated black box. The Man of Steel adds a finishing touch to each key ring with its brushed metal design and smooth, shiny finish.
This exclusive box set will be available for purchase during the convention at the Monogram International booth, #3645. The set is limited to 1000 pieces and will retail for $15.00 each.
Comic Con International: San Diego takes place July 8th to 12th.
Plan your Con-attire accordingly! For the sixth year in a row, there will be multiple options (13 to be exact) to stash and store your Comic-Con International swag in one convenient, wearable accessory. Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed to fans when checking in at the show. The highly coveted bag can also be worn conveniently as a backpack, and even made into a dress!
More than 130,000 bags have been produced and will be provided to Comic-Con attendees throughout the convention.
The all-new 2015 edition again features backpack styling and features 13 different designs.
Designed by Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing, each bag features double-sided artwork, with the all-new Comic-Con 2015 official design on one side and the other side highlighting titles from the Studio’s TV series.
Current Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Animation series featured on the SDCC bags are The 100, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Lucifer, The Originals, Supergirl, Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! and The Vampire Diaries, as well as Blue Ribbon Content’s new digital series
Gotham will receive two bags: one featuring Gotham City’s Heroes; the other features its Villains.
One bag will feature Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Own on Digital HD on August 4 and Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on August 18.
For continuing info on the Studio’s plans at Comic-Con International, please visit comiccon.thewb.com and follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter (hashtag #WBSDCC).
Former TV Superman Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman") recently appeared on the "The Talk" and discussed his upcoming role in the new CBS drama "Supergirl".
"We're her [Supergirl] foster parents on earth and we raise her to be a normal person. But then in the pilot episode obviously she shows that she's Supergirl," stated Cain. "It's pretty exciting. It's fun. It's awfully strange to be the dad though. Five minutes ago I was the guy, now I'm the dad."
Check out more from Cain's appearance in the following video:
The Park and Recreation Board of Newtown, PA will host a special outdoor screening of the 1981 blockbuster, "Superman: II" as part of their "Newtown Movies in the Park" annual outdoor film series on Wednesday, July 29th at dusk.
Directed by Richard Lester, the film stars Golden Globe-nominee Christopher Reeve ("The Remains of the Day", "Deathtrap") in his second starring role as the Man of Steel alongside Academy Award-winner Gene Hackman ("The Birdcage", "Unforgiven"), Margot Kidder ("Amityville Horror") as Lois Lane, Ned Beatty ("Deliverance") as Otis, Sarah Douglas ("Conan The Destroyer") as Ursa, Jack O'Halloran ("Dragnet") as Non, and Academy Award-nominees Valerie Perrine ("ER") and Terence Stamp ("The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert").
This sequel to the box office smash, "Superman: The Movie" continues the great adventures of the Man of Steel as Superman enters the battle of his life when he fights to save the planet Earth from three intergalactic arch-criminals whose powers are as fantastic as his own. Spectacular action, unlimited surprises abound, as Superman again faces a cosmic confrontation between good and evil. Amidst it all is the will-they-or-won't-they romance of the ever-flirtatious Lois 'n Clark.
The screening will take place at Linton Memorial Park, located at the corner of Lincoln and Penn streets and admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating.
The complete four day schedule for the upcoming 2015 Comic-Con International: San Diego has been released and there are several panels pertaining to Superman and Supergirl which will be featured during the event which you can read more about below:
Wednesday - Preview Night - July 8:
6.00pm: Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings Supergirl - In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn't arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone.
Teen Titans Go! - The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower and Warner Bros has you covered by screening a brand-new episode. Based on DC Comics characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
Thursday - July 9:
10.00am - 11.00am: Up, Up and Away: 75th Anniversary of the 1940 Premiere of the Superman Radio Series - Room 29AB
Former DC Comics president Paul Levitz (World's Finest), Len Wein (creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine), Mark Waid (The Flash, Captain America), and moderator Anthony Tollin (Smithsonian Superman on Radio) discuss the legendary radio program that introduced Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Kryptonite, and the Superman-Batman team into the Superman mythos, and its importance in expanding the Man of Steel's popularity.
3.00pm - 4.00pm: 3rd Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero - Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
From the ominous horns of Jaws, to the inspiring theme for Star Wars, music has always been an important supporting character in movies. For the superhero genre, the music reflects these emotions and more. This panel offers a behind the scenes look at the music of today's biggest superhero film and TV projects with unreleased film clips and never before heard music. Participating composers include Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v. Superman), Christophe Beck (Ant-Man), Marco Beltrami (Fantastic Four), Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Lorne Balfe (Terminator: Genisys), and Blake Neely (Supergirl, Arrow, Flash). Produced by Costa Communications.
Friday - July 10:
1.00pm - 2:00pm: Technology as a Costume Tool - Room 23ABC
The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members Timothy Wonsik (department head of costumes and archives at Marvel Studios), Soyon An (Jem and the Holograms), Christian Cordella (Jurrasic World), Alan Villanueva (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2), Jared Marantz (Batman v Superman), Oksana Nedavniaya (Suicide Squad) IATSE 705 Custom Made Field Rep Renee Nault and specialty key costumer Karen Mason (Batman v Superman) discuss how costume designers and illustrator/concept artists work together to utilize technology in the creation of costumes for film and television. Joe Kucharski, editor of Tyranny of Style will be moderating.
1.45pm - 2:45pm: New DC Universe: Superman: Are You Ready? - Room 6DE
The truth is out, Clark Kent is Superman! Though the status quo has changed, Superman is still the most beloved and recognized superhero there is. Fly to this panel to learn the truth behind the comics and discover what Clark's life is like now that his secret is out. This is a panel that you don't want to miss!
7.00pm - 9.00pm: World Premiere of Justice League: Gods & Monsters - Ballroom 20
Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to the popular DC Universe Original Movies with his unique new vision of a Justice League you've never seen before. Justice League: Gods & Monsters features a Superman born of General Zod's blood, a Batman with a healthy dose of bat in the man, and a Wonder Woman rising from the ranks of the New Gods. This ain't your daddy's Justice League. They are as likely the world's saviors as Earth's despotic rulers. When a group of famed scientists experience untimely "accidents," a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Justice League into a high-stakes game of intrigue, mystery, and action that asks the question: How do you serve justice to those above the law? The all-star voice cast includes Michael C. Hall (Dexter) as Batman, Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, 24) as Superman, Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films, Dig) as Lex Luthor, Richard Chamberlain (Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds) as Highfather, and Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) as Steve Trevor. Witness the first public screening of this all-new film, then stay for an entertaining panel led by executive producer Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series); Tamara Taylor (Bones), voice of Wonder Woman; C. Thomas Howell (E.T., Southland), voice of Dr. Will Magnus; Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), voice of Lois Lane, director Sam Liu; co-producer/screenwriter Alan Burnett; dialogue director Andrea Romano; and members of the voice cast. As is tradition, there will be special announcements, moderator Victor Lucas (Electric Playground) will present exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and there just might be a few potential surprises. Justice League: Gods & Monsters will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on July 14 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 28.
Saturday - July 11:
10.30am - 12.00pm: Warner Bros. Presentation - Hall H
A "sneak peek" at a few upcoming releases from Warner Bros. including "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
8.00pm - 11.oopm: Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block - Hall H
DC fans, get ready for Super Hero Saturday Night! Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment welcome fans into the world of some of DC Comics' greatest characters during a three-hour experience in Hall H. The exclusive evening will feature a pilot screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers, plus individual special video presentations and Q&A's with stars and producers from Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. Also, don't miss a special Q&A with cast and producers of DC's Legends of Tomorrow and a peek at the new digital series Vixen.
Sunday - July 12:
10.00am - 11.00am: DC Entertainment: Meet the Co-Publishers - Room 6DE
DCE's co-publishers are back in San Diego and better than ever. Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC You, Vertigo, MAD, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publishers.
11.15am - 12:45pm: World Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom - Room BCF
Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe, and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro, and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super-powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? The bricks are gonna fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world's greatest supervillains. Catch the premiere, and then enjoy an entertaining panel led by actors Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), and Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!), producer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood), director Rick Morales (Beware the Batman), and writer Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series). As always, surprise guests might pop up, and there will definitely be exclusive prizes for some lucky fans. LEGO DC Super Heroes Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom will be released August 25, 2015 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD.
The 2015 Comic-Con International: San Diego takes place July 9th - 12th at the San Diego Convention Center.
Actress Diane Sherry Case starred as Lana Lang in the 1978 classic blockbuster, "Superman: The Movie" in scenes from Clark Kent's high school days in Smallville, Kansas.
In the following exclusive interview with the Superman Super Site, Case talks about her days of working on the set of the film as well as her career prior to and following Superman which involved such highlights as meeting the Beatles and a recent return to acting. Enjoy:
Super Site: Your first starring role on television was in the 1964 episode "Jose and the Brat" of the "The Bill Dana Show", an NBC spinoff of "The Danny Thomas Show." Had you been pursuing a career in acting prior to this casting and what memories do you have of this early role? Case: “The Brat” was my first interview and I guess I had beginner’s luck. I was from a southern family, “Yes, Ma’am, No Sir” - very polite and I had a mother who would hall off and slap me if I dared to be sassy. In the “The Bill Dana Show,” I got to be a total brat and it was so liberating. I immediately fell in love with acting!
Super Site: Your role as Lana Lang in "Superman: The Movie" was the first time this iconic character had been featured in a blockbuster film. How did you find out about the casting call and what was it like knowing you had gotten the part? Case: By then I had worked a lot and it was simply a matter of the casting director calling me in to read. He actually just sent Richard Donner a few choices and voila!
Super Site: Although the character of Lana Lang was Clark Kent's sweetheart during his Smallville days, she is not as well known or publicized as Lois Lane. What steps did you take to learn more about the character and prepare for the role itself? Case: Oddly enough, I didn’t refer to the comic book. I was simply a teenage girl who has a crush on a nerdy guy in whom she sees something very special, something others don’t see. I just wanted to capture Lana’s fascination with Clark, her curiosity, the secret they are beginning to share and the magic of young love.
Super Site: "Superman: The Movie" truly lived up to it's promotional slogan of "You'll Believe a Man Can Fly." Looking back, what are your fondest memories while on the set and working with such a talented cast? Case: I was in Calgary waiting to shoot my scenes for nearly a month. Richard Donner wanted the perfect “magic hour” light for the football field scene, so we waited. I had only planned to be in Calgary for a few days and they just kept me there – I never knew when I’d be done. I was upset that I had to turn down other jobs when I wasn’t even shooting. One was a big commercial, which would have made me a lot more money. (I’m glad I did Superman instead!)
I really enjoyed driving to Montana with Donner and the special effects supervisor, who had all sorts of incredible stories. And we all went to Banff, the national park in the mountains, with a beautiful old hotel. I don’t know how many tens of thousands of dollars per day were spent when we weren’t filming.
Sideshow Collectibles' next DC Comics Justice League member, and cousin of Superman, will be flying in soon! Hot on the heels of the upcoming CBS Supergirl TV series, The Supergirl Premium Format Figure will be a must-have for fans of Kara Zor-El.
Those attending Comic-Con in San Diego from July 8th - 12th, 2015 will get a chance to see this superhero on display at Sideshow's booth!
The Alley Theater in Louisville, KY will present a production of the classic Broadway Musical, "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" from July 2nd - 25th.
The one and only Superman is nearly destroyed by an evil scientist angered over losing the Nobel Prize 10 times, who works with a reporter colleague of Clark Kent's on The Daily Planet to find the superhero's weak spot.
With a tongue-in-cheek script by Robert Benton and David Newman (who went on to write Bonnie and Clyde and the blockbuster Superman film) and a fabulous, much-lauded score by Bye Bye Birdie's Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, the musical pokes fun at the American superhero whose unwavering morality, fidelity, and loyalty make him a bit of a dull cracker.
The original production was directed by Harold Prince; choreographed by Ernest Flatt and starred Jack Cassidy, Bob Holiday and Linda Lavin. It opened at the Alvin Theatre on March 29, 1966 and ran for 129 performances.
The Alley Theater is located at 633 W. Main St. in Louisville, KY and admission to the Superman Musical is $15 per person or $12 for military, seniors, and students.
Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan recently appeared on the Wednesday night episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and Kimmel confronted him over rumors of him appearing as Bruce Wayne's father, Thomas Wayne in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
Kimmel showed Morgan a photograph of a painting of Thomas Wayne from the set of the highly anticipated film point and asked if he is indeed the man in the portrait.
"God dang, it sure looks like me, doesn’t it?" stated a chuckling Morgan. "I think you probably have to go watch the movie to see if that's me, but it looks a lot like me, man!"
Check out this video of the complete exchange between Kimmel and Morgan:
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens in US theaters on March 25th, 2016.
For our July contest, we have partnered with Capstone Publishing to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win a paperback edition of "DC Super Heroes Origami" authored by John Montroll and illustrated by Min Sung Ku.
To enter, simply answer the Superman trivia question listed below along with your name, email address, and verification. Then click the "Enter Here to Win" button to submit your entry.
A winner will be selected and notified on Friday, July 31st. Good luck!
DATES OF INTEREST
07/06: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950. 07/10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914. 07/11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y. 07/22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1939. 07/23: Clark Kent proposes to Lois Lane in Superman #50. 07/29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Germany. 07/31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in 1966.
When Gotham City is plagued by a rash of bizarre crimes committed by the animal-inspired villain squad, the Animilitia (made up of Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc and Man-Bat), Batman swings into action to investigate. But could the Animilita be working for powerful businessman Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin? How does Cobblepot's new invention of robotic Cyber Animals fit into the mix? In the end, it'll take the combined forces of Batman, Green Arrow, Flash, Nightwing and Red Robin to fight off these "ANIMAL INSTINCTS." - $18.49
These never-before-reprinted 1950's Sundays are a special treat for Superman fans and comics historians worldwide. This first book of the Atomic Age Sundays features more than 175 full-color strips, from October 23, 1949 through March 15, 1953. - $34.35
The granddaddy of them all, Action Comics #1's famous cover art reproduced as a highly detailed premium motion statue. Crafted from heavyweight polystone and mixed media, the statue brings that famous cover to life! - $89.99
Baby Kal-El of Krypton is rocketed to Earth by his biological parents where he is raised by Jonathan & Martha Kent in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered disposition in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.