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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.

Being Superman is the childhood fantasy of every little boy and girl (they of course want to be Supergirl). He is an enduring emblem of the American dream, the young immigrant who comes to the United States, embraces the culture and makes something of himself and enriches his adopted nation. He is a classical hero in the modern age who fights criminals, rescues the helpless and has a sense of morals and justice as strong and unshakeable as he is.

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In a recent interview with Digital Spy, composer Hans Zimmer revealed that he will be re-teaming with director Zack Snyder to score the highly anticipated 2016 follow-up to "Man of Steel."

"We've already had a couple of chats, and once I finish the movie [Interstellar], that I shall not talk about, I will probably head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas," stated the Oscar-winning composer.

Zimmer went out to add that he hopes to put together a new theme for Ben Affleck's Batman that differs from his work in director Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy.

"That's my problem, that's my dilemma. I don't want to betray, if that's the right word, the Dark Knight movies. That was Christian [Bale], it was Christian's role," he explained.

"It's not just that it was nine years of our lives, so you want to stay honest and honourable to that period. So it's really about, 'Is there something else I can find that I haven't tapped into?' Which I don't know until I sit down with Zack."

The yet-to-be-officially-titled film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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With filming of the 2016 follow-up to "Man of Steel" set to begin in Detroit, MI in the coming weeks, cast and crew members have begun to descend on the Motor City to start work on the highly anticipated movie.

Over the past few weeks, unofficial reports have sprung up on social media indicating that Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and director Zack Snyder are already on location.

In addition, Henry Cavill.org recently reported that actress Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) has stated via the Israeli publication Ynet that she has left Tel Aviv for Detroit to join her co-stars for film.

Hollywood trainer Mark Twight, who helped train Henry Cavill for his role as Superman in the first film, has been busy over the past two months prepping Gadot for her action sequences as the Amazonian princess.

While there is currently no word on Nothing on when Ben Affleck will arrive on set, his wife Jennifer Garner recently got in a bit of trouble when talking about her husband's role as Batman and his 17-inch biceps. Garner has since stated, "you won't be hearing from me on the Batman front (any more)."

The yet-to-be-officially-titled "Batman vs. Superman" is set to premiere in the US on May 6, 2016 where it will go head-to-head with Marvel Studios' "Captain America 3" for box office supremacy. The film will debut in the UK a week earlier on April 29, 2016.

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Entertainment Weekly has named "Superman: II" as one of their top 20 best summer blockbusters of all time. The film comes in at the #14 position.

Following many obstacles while in production which, among other things, saw original director, Richard Donner being replaced by Richard Lester, "Superman: II" premiered on June 19, 1981 to positive reviews and universal acclaim.

Superman fans are, of course, familiar with the film's plot in which the three Kryptonian villains from the first movie; General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas), and Non (Jack O'Halloran); escape from the Phantom Zone and arrive on Earth to enslave humanity and exact vengeance on the son of their jailer, Jor-El. Unfortunately, their arrival coincides with Clark Kent's (Christopher Reeve) decision to give up his powers for his true love, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).

"Superman: II" was a huge financial success earning $14.1 million in it's opening weekend before going on to take in $108.2 million domestically. When adjusted for inflation, that is $324.9 million in 2014 dollars.

Other films making the top 20 list include "Back to the Future," "Independence Day," "Toy Story 3," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

View the complete list, which is being released on a one-film-per-day basis, at http://popwatch.ew.com.

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In celebration of 'Free Comic Book Day', the Mt. Laurel Library in the Mt. Laurel Township of New Jersey will host a special screening of the DC Universe original animated movie, 'Justice League: The New Frontier' on Saturday, May 3rd.

The film, which was inspired by the best-selling graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke, was the second to be released in the DC Universe series and features the epic tale of the founding of the Justice League.

In attendance will be comic book artist Dave Bullock who served as animation director on the film and whose artwork has been featured in such comics as 'Superman' and 'Batman Black and White.'

Bullock will participate in an 'Intro to Drawing Comics' at 12:30PM in which kids of all ages are invited to learn the basics of drawing comics and create their own costume.

At 2PM, there will be a question and answer session with Bullock followed by the screening of 'Justice League: The New Frontier' at 2:30PM.

Free comics will be provided on first come, first served basis compliments of Stormwatch Comics in West Berlin, NJ.

For more information, please visit http://www.mtlaurel.lib.nj.us/.

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The Intrepid Theatre Club in Victoria, British Columbia will present a theatrical stage production of "The Adventures of Superman" radio program episode, "Batman's Great Mystery" at 8PM on April 18th & 19th.

The production features Superman and Robin searching for Batman who has mysteriously gone missing. While based on the February, 1948 radio program episode, the stage adaptation of the episode has been revamped with quite a bit of humor being added in.

"People can expect to see the actors having fun and playing around with each other," states stage manager, Theodore Sherman in an interview with the Nexus Newspaper. "It's a silly Superman adventure that, while I don’t know how it was originally received in the '40s, is hard to take the issues they are looking at seriously, which makes us laugh a lot."

"The Adventures of Superman" radio play is resented by SNAFU Dance Theatre & This Is Twisted Theatre and features performances by Sarah Jane Pelzer, Ryan Bagma, Rod Peter Jr, Ingrid Hansen, Victor Dolhai, Richard Gauthier, & Chris Coolie.

Tickets for the two-night production are $15 each with proceeds from the play going towards an upcoming tour of the theatrical production, "Kitt & Jane."

For more information on "The Adventures of Superman" radio play or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.snafudance.com/upcoming-shows.html or call the theater box office at 250-590-6291.

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DC Bombshells Art Prints Unveiled

Posted on April 9, 2014 by Neil Cole

Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx), a leading sci-fi and pop culture collectibles company, unveiled plans today with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to produce a line of art prints featuring the ladies known collectively as the DC Comics Bombshells.

The DC Comics Bombshells are based off the bestselling line of statues from DC Collectibles featuring designs from Illustrator Ant Lucia. The DC Comics Bombshell line finds each female reimagined as a vintage pin-up, with a look that hearkens back to nose art found on World War II-era bomber planes.

Fans of the Bombshells line will be able to buy art prints of their favorite DC Comics Heroine from QMx, featuring retro-style incarnations of Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, Supergirl and Catwoman, among others.

“When we saw Ant Lucia’s artwork, we were completely blown away,” said QMx CEO Andy Gore. “Not just the retro styling, but the skill and creativity of the DC Comics Bombshells art make these pin-ups something any comic book fan would love to hang on their wall.”

Each DC Comics Bombshell will be rendered on a museum quality 18”x24” art print and will be priced at $14.95. QMx expects to release the first DC Comics Bombshells art prints in Q2 2014 at QMx-authorized comic, collector and specialty retail outlets around the country. They’ll also be available for purchase directly through the QMx website at www.qmxonline.com.




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Last month, a rumor ignited on-line that Warner Bros.' follow-up to "Man of Steel" would go head-to-head at the box office with Marvel Studios' "Captain America 3" in 2016.

Now comes official word from Marvel that the rumors are true; "Captain America 3" will indeed open on May 6, 2016 which is the same date Warner Bros. has set for the release of "Batman vs. Superman."

Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" premiered this past weekend and garnered a new April opening record with $96.2 million at the box office.

In light of this confirmation, it remains to be seen if Warner Bros. will move the release date of the "Man of Steel" follow-up once again (which was originally set for July 17, 2015) or hunker down and prepare for an unprecedented showdown at the box office in 2016.

The yet-to-be-officially-titled film will star Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, and Diane Lane as Martha 'Ma' Kent.

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Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar®-winning actress Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey of “300: Rise of an Empire,” and Tao Okamoto of “The Wolverine” have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

All three actors will play characters newly created for the film.

Snyder stated, “Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen. I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her.

“I just had the good fortune to work with Callan on ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and was very impressed with his incredible talent,” the director continued. “He’s a fantastic actor and I’m looking forward to having the chance to work with him again. And, quite simply, Tao is a striking presence whose beauty is aptly rivaled by her amazing abilities as an actress. I’m really excited to have her joining us on this adventure.”

Hunter received the Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in Jane Campion’s “The Piano.” She also garnered Oscar® nominations for her work in “Broadcast News,” “The Firm” and “Thirteen.” She has starred in such films as the Coen brothers’ “Raising Arizona” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” Steven Spielberg’s “Always,” Lasse Halström’s “Once Around,” Jodie Foster’s “Home for the Holidays” and Brad Bird’s animated hit “The Incredibles.” Hunter was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® when she reunited with Campion for the TV miniseries “Top of the Lake.” She next appears in David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn” and in Terrence Malick’s upcoming feature.

Australian-born Mulvey stars in the current box office hit “300: Rise of an Empire,” produced by Snyder. He also appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” and will next be seen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

In addition to “The Wolverine,” Okamoto also appeared in the video “The Wolverine: The Path of a Ronin,” and in the Japanese television miniseries “Chi no wadachi.”

Snyder’s film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

The film is set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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This Sunday, April 6th, Cartoon Network will present the premiere of "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise" which is the the villainous sequel to the 2012 Emmy-nominated comic-centric special.

The special will focus on the iconic villains of the DC Comics universe including Lex Luthor (voiced by Alfred Molina), The Joker (Giovanni Ribisi) and Luthor's daughter Lena (Sarah Hyland). All the superheroes make a return as well including Batman (Seth Green), Superman (Breckin Meyer), Superboy (Zac Efron), Wonder Woman (Alex Borstein) and the Green Lantern (Nathan Fillion).

In anticipation of the premiere, Entertainment Weekly has posted an exclusive first look at one of the many sketches in the half-hour special. In the clip, featured below, Clark Kent has to deal with a new intern who has been hired by the Daily Planet to replace Jimmy Olsen after a freak accident at the office.

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Superman alumni actors Dean Cain, Jack O'Halloran, and Michael J. Pollard will be among the featured guests at the upcoming 2014 Chiller Theatre convention which takes place April 25 - 27 at the Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany, NJ.

Cain is of course best known for his portrayal as Superman/Clark Kent in the hit television series, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" in which he starred alongside actress Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane.

Featured in both "Superman: The Movie" and "Superman: II", O'Hallaron is best remembered for his role as the mute Kryptonian villian Non as well as his portrayal as the psychotic Simon Moon (aka, The Terror) in "The Hero & the Terror" with Chuck Norris.

In addition to appearances in "Star Trek," "The Andy Griffith Show," and "Scrooged," Pollard is well-known in the Superman community for his portrayal as the diminutive trans-dimensional imp, Mister Mxyzptlk in two episodes of the "Adventures of Superboy" television series

For more information on the Chiller Theatre convention including a complete line-up of guests, please visit http://www.chillertheatre.com.

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Superman Super Site April Contest

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Neil Cole

Congratulations to Thomas Prowse who was our March contest winner of one hardcover copy of "Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies Volume 2: 1961-1963".

For our April contest, we have teamed with Warner Home Video to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win one DVD copy of "The New Adventures of Superman: Season 2 & 3".

These adventures were the first time that Superman (and his alter ego Clark Kent), Lois Lane and Perry White had been seen in animated form since they were immortalized in the iconic Superman short films of the 1940s. In addition, this series marked the animation debut of Jimmy Olsen and classic Superman villains like Lex Luthor and Brainiac. This animated Superman was forerunner show that lead to all the subsequent animated superhero programming.

To enter, simply enter your name and email address below and click the "Enter Here to Win" button. We will select the winner on Wednesday, April 30th.


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APRIL CONTEST

For our April contest, we have teamed with Warner Home Video to offer one lucky individual the opportunity to win one DVD copy of "The New Adventures of Superman: Season 2 & 3".

These adventures were the first time that Superman (and his alter ego Clark Kent), Lois Lane and Perry White had been seen in animated form since they were immortalized in the iconic Superman short films of the 1940s. In addition, this series marked the animation debut of Jimmy Olsen and classic Superman villains like Lex Luthor and Brainiac. This animated Superman was forerunner show that lead to all the subsequent animated superhero programming.

To enter, simply enter your name and email address below and click the "Enter Here to Win" button. We will select the winner on Wednesday, April 30th.




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04/01: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX.
04/03: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in 1924.
04/08: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY.
04/10: Michael Bell, Lex Luthor in the Ruby-Spears Superman cartoon, and Zan, Gleek, and Riddler from the Superfriends cartoon, born in Brooklyn, NY.
04/14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.
04/26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY.
04/29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA.



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