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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The DC Super Heroes Cafe have opened their second Singapore location in the Ngee Ann City shopping and commercial center.
The family-style eateries first opened in 2015 and were created by the JT Network which also operates an official chain of DC Comics Super Hero retail stores with locations in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Macau and Hong Kong.
The latest restaurant location features a DC Comics inspired decor and a menu themed around the iconic characters of DC including the Superman Cappuccino complete with a cocoa dusting of the famous "S" shield and the Bat Burger which comes with a wagyu beef patty served of a black bun and a cheesy Batman symbol.
There is also a souvenier store adjacent to the cafe complete with all the latest DC Comics collectibles, souveniers, and apparel that any DC superhero or supervillain fan could ever dream of owning.
With the opening of the new DC Super Heroes Cafe, there are now currently four restaurant locations for fans to enjoy; two in Malaysia in the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru and a second Singapore location at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
A special screening of select episodes from the classic Fleischer Superman cartoons will be presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, OH on Monday, December 25th from 11:00AM - 5:00PM.
These classic cartoons feature the first appearance of Superman in animated form and were produced by Fleischer Studios from 1941 to 1942 before Famous Studios, a successor company to Fleischer Studios, took over production on the final eight episodes from 1942 to 1943.
In addition to the Fleischer Superman cartoon screening, visitors will also be able to explore the museum's newest exhibition, "Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America", which features more than 200 artifacts, photographs and documents, including highlights from Cleveland's Mt. Sinai Hospital.
While admission to the day's events is free, visitors to the museum are encouraged to bring a canned good donation and/or pay what you can toward museum admission.
Get ready for “DC in D.C.” During the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, Warner Bros. Television Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will team up for “DC in D.C.,” a landmark pop culture event that brings together the worlds of entertainment and public service to illuminate the story of America and current issues through the lens of comics and Super Heroes. Events will take place Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Newseum, and will culminate with the world premiere screening of the upcoming DC series Black Lightning - based on the first African-American DC Super Hero to have his own stand-alone comic title - in the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, with a party to follow at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“DC in D.C.” brings together stars and producers from Warner Bros. Television’s DCTV series, as well as comic book writers and artists from DC Entertainment, who will join invited guests from politics, government service, entertainment, business, academia and more. The event will explore the intersection of comic books, culture, entertainment and enlightenment through a series of panel discussions open to the public. Additionally, “DC in D.C.” will present the premiere screening of the DC Universe animated movie Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (for ages 18+) at the Newseum.
Scheduled participants include:
The stars of Black Lightning - Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton and James Remar - along with executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil
Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, upcoming Titans) plus television series stars Caity Lotz (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Candice Patton (The Flash), Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), J.W. Cortes (Gotham), Russell Tovey (Freedom Fighters: The Ray) and others to be announced.
DC comic book writers and artists such as DC Entertainment’s Jim Lee, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Shea Fontana, Agnes Garbowska, Tom King, Steve Orlando, Alice Randall, Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley, Mark Russell, Mariko Tamaki and DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns, the best-selling author of Rebirth and Doomsday Clock.
Luminaries from media, politics and government service
And more to be announced...
Highlights of the “DC in D.C.” event schedule include:
Stars and producers from WBTV’s DC series Arrow, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl and Freedom Fighters: The Ray join comic book authors and artists from DC Entertainment for panel discussions and appearances that are open to the general public. Additional information about tickets for the five public panels will be released at www.DCinDC2018.com
Private, invitation-only world premiere of upcoming DCTV drama series Black Lightning, which debuts Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 9/8c on The CW.
Public sneak peek screening of Black Lightning, as well as the premiere screening of DC Universe animated movie Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, coming to Digital on January 23, 2018, and Blu-ray/DVD on February 6, 2018, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
For additional info on “DC in D.C.,” please visit www.DCinDC2018.com, and follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv and @DCComics, hashtag: #DCinDC
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance, these 25 motion pictures range from an early film of the New York subway in 1905 and the musical biopic “La Bamba” to the holiday action thriller “Die Hard” and “The Goonies,” the adventure tale of a band of misfits.
“The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage,” Hayden said. “Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole. Being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor.”
Spanning the period 1905 to 2000, the films named to this year’s registry include Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts and independent and home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725, which is a small fraction of the Library’s vast moving-image collection of 1.3 million items.
The public can tune into Turner Classic Movies (TCM) at 8 p.m. E.T. tonight to view a selection of films named to the registry this year. The Librarian joins movie critic Leonard Maltin to discuss the films. The Library also announced that 64 motion pictures, previously named to the National Film Registry, are now freely available online at loc.gov/collections/selections-from-the-national-film-registry/about-this-collection/. Follow the conversation about the 2017 registry on Twitter at @librarycongress and #NatFilmRegistry.
Among this year’s selections are the 1939 aviation adventure starring Cary Grant, “Only Angels Have Wings”; Elia Kazan’s 1947 study of anti-Semitism, “Gentleman’s Agreement”; Stanley Kramer’s 1967 groundbreaking drama “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” featuring powerhouse performances by Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier; Yvonne Rainer’s 1972 experimental film “Lives of Performers”; the Steven Spielberg-executive produced 1985 adventure “The Goonies”; the 1989 inspirational fantasy “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner; “Titanic,” James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster about the great maritime disaster; Christopher Nolan’s 2000 breakthrough thriller “Memento”; two very different films starring Kirk Douglas, the historical epic “Spartacus” and the film noir “Ace in the Hole”; and the 1978 version of the quintessential superhero, “Superman,” directed by Richard Donner, who also was the director of “The Goonies.”
“I thank the National Film Registry for choosing ‘Superman: The Movie’ and ‘The Goonies’ as films to be treasured,” Donner said upon hearing the news. “They are both special films in my life, as was the cast and crew for both. It’s wonderful to see them listed among so many great films.”
Warner Bros. Pictures has crossed the $5 billion mark at the global box office this year - only the second time in its illustrious history that the Studio has crossed that tremendous milestone. It is also the eighth time in the last nine years that Warner Bros. has earned more than $4 billion in a single year, marking an industry record. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Additionally, setting a new Studio record in 2017, Warner Bros. had five of its feature film releases each take in more than $500 million worldwide (in order): Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ action adventure “Kong: Skull Island” (with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures), starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly; Patty Jenkins’ action adventure “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine; Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk,” with an ensemble cast including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy; New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT”; and, most recently, Zack Snyder’s “Justice League,” teaming Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Raymond Fisher, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller, which stands at more than $574 million and still climbing. The year’s highlights also include three more releases crossing $250 million worldwide: the animated feature “The LEGO Batman Movie” (with LEGO System A/S); New Line’s horror thriller “Annabelle: Creation”; and Alcon Entertainment’s dramatic thriller “Blade Runner 2049” (with Sony Pictures).
In making the announcement, Kroll stated, “We are thrilled to reach this extraordinary benchmark as we come to the end of an amazing, record-setting year. Surpassing five billion dollars in a single year can only happen with an incredible level of hard work across all theatrical divisions, as well as the invaluable contributions of the many talented filmmakers and actors with whom we are so fortunate to collaborate. Congratulations to everyone who shares in this success.”
Warner Bros. was in attendance at the recent Comic-Con Experience 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and officially announced their full line-up of future DC Extended Universe films.
The first two films announced during the studio's presentation were the sequel to Wonder Woman and Aquaman; both of which have been previously announced. Next up, the studio showed revealed title cards for Flashpoint, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, Shazam!, Green Lantern Corps and The Batman.
Several films that were originally scheduled to go into production at some point in the future were notably absent from the presentation including a Cyborg solo film, the Harley Quinn & Joker spin-off from Suicide Squad, Gotham City Sirens, Black Adam, Man of Steel 2, and a Deathstroke movie. In addition, given that Justice League has performed well below studio expectations, a sequel to the film was also absent from the DC Extended Universe line-up.
While several planned DC films may have been cancelled or are just too far away from going into production to be announced at this point, fans still have quite an slate of movies to look forward to and enjoy in the near future beginning with Aquaman on December 21st, 2018.
2019 will see the release of Shazam! on April 5th followed by Wonder Woman 2 on November 1st. Green Lantern Corps will premiere in 2020. As for the remaining film line-up, the studio has not yet announced any firm release dates at this point.
SyFy have released the latest teaser trailer for "Krypton" offering fans a look at various characters from the upcoming 2018 series. Check it out below:
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel's home planet, Krypton follows Superman's grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) - whose House of El was ostracized and shamed - as he fights to redeem his family's honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Warner Bros. is currently in the process of restructuring the studio's DC Films division following the underperforming box office earnings for "Justice League".
Variety reports that Jon Berg will leave his current position running the DC Films division and become a production partner with Roy Lee who has produced such blockbuster hits as "The Lego Movie" and "It". A search is currently underway for Berg's replacement
"This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio," stated Warner Bros. Picture Group President Toby Emmerich to Variety. "I first met Jon when, as a producer, he brought 'Elf' to New Line, which remains one of the best and most evergreen titles in the library. We're thrilled that Jon is partnering with Roy and anticipate their company being a valuable source of movies for Warner Bros. and New Line."
Although Berg is stepping down from his position, Geoff Johns is expected to continue serving as the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.
The article goes on to state that there are no immediate plans for Zack Snyder to return as director on any future DC Comics movies but he will continue to serve as an executive producer on "Wonder Woman 2" and "Aquaman."
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced that Justice League VR: The Complete Experience, a multi-platform, immersive, cinematic, virtual reality experience, will be available for at-home purchase on December 5. Based on the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment film Justice League, Justice League VR: The Complete Experience is a thrilling virtual reality experience that allows you to step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg.
Justice League VR: The Complete Experience will be available for at-home purchase beginning on December 5 on all major VR platforms, including PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift, for $9.99; and on Android mobile VR platforms, including Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, for $4.99.
The home-based expanded Justice League VR: The Complete Experience features additional modes and expanded missions, and will support controllers, spatial tracking and room scale tracking depending on the platform.
The Missions include:
Play as the Justice League members and see if you can master their powers:
Outrace your enemies as BATMAN
Fight Parademons in Themyscira as WONDER WOMAN
Battle Parademons across 3 different locations as SUPERMAN
Face a creature from the deep as AQUAMAN
Stop a ticking bomb as THE FLASH
Take out enemy drones as CYBORG
In addition, the IMAX VR: Justice League Experience was unveiled at IMAX VR Centres on November 17, the opening day of the feature film, and continues to be available. Featuring control devices that give lifelike haptic feedback and D-Box motion systems that provide motion feedback and vibration, this totally immersive and completely interactive adventure will test if you are able to master your Super Hero powers. For more details and locations please visit http://imaxvr.imax.com.
Even though Warner Bros. strategically kept Superman absent from pretty much all of the promotional material for "Justice League", it was certainly no secret that the Man of Steel would make his much anticipated return in the film.
Following the release of the film and Superman's return being confirmed, the studio quickly released updated promotional posters and banners for "Justice League" featuring the Man of Steel alongside the other members of the iconic superhero team.
While many speculated that Superman's return would feature a version of the black costume the character wore in the comics when he returned from the dead, this turned out not to be the case. However, fans were treated to the character wearing a much brighter and more colorful costume in the film.
In the book "Justice League: The Art of the Film", costume designer Michael Wilkinson - who also worked on both "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" - talks about the updated costume and the process that went into creating it.
"Superman really jumps off the screen in such a heroic way when he finally makes his appearance in this film," states Wilkinson. "His suit has a slightly bolder blue. It's a little more lustrous. We found new printing inks that make a dimensional high-raised surface and new paints and materials that make the undersuit incredibly chromed and shiny."
The CW will kick off their highly anticipated crossover event, "Crisis on Earth-X", tonight beginning at 8:00PM (ET) in the latest episode of "Supergirl" and continuing in a new episode of "Arrow".
The new crossover storyline will continue in the epsiodes of "The Flash" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" on Tuesday, November 28th.
SUPERGIRL (8:00-9:00pm ET)
THE EPIC FOUR-WAY CROSSOVER WITH “ARROW,” “SUPERGIRL,” “THE FLASH” AND “DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW” BEGINS
Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world.
Larry Teng directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Robert Rovner & Jessica Queller.
ARROW (9:00-10:00pm ET)
THE EPIC FOUR-WAY CROSSOVER WITH “ARROW,” “SUPERGIRL,” “THE FLASH” AND “DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW” CONTINUES
Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (guest star Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world.
James Bamford directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Wendy Mericle & Ben Sokolowski.
Two new behind-the-scenes from the set of 2013's "Man of Steel" have been posted on-line which offer a look at a Superman test costume worn by Henry Cavill in the early stages of the film's production.
While the differences to the test costume to that of the one worn in the film are very subtle, there are some noticable differences such as the "S" shield not having it's traditional yellow background and wrist gauntlets being much larger. Check out the unused costume below:
A petition was recently launched for a Zack Snyder director's cut version of "Justice League" to be released by Warner Bros. reaching over 100,000 signatures in a very short time span.
Snyder himself has supported the petition but, according to a VFX Artist who worked on the film, the entire scenario is pointless as such a cut of the movie from the director does not exist.
"The film is found in the edit process, rarely does a director start shooting with the entire film plotted out," stated the VFX Artist in a recent Reddit Q&A. "Some things work, some things don't. There is no Snyder cut - obviously he had a rough edit in process when he left in February, but the reshoots were done 6 months after that, and he had no final version of the film.
Sure, Zack would've probably done things differently to how the movie turned out, but that's it. There isn't a secret Zack version hidden somewhere. It just doesn't exist. There is no cut. People who spread the rumor are the worst, perpetuating rumors of processes they don't understand."
With this new information being revealed, a "Justice League - Director's Cut" will almost certainly never happen. However, the studio will most likely release a Bluray/DVD version of the film similar to the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition" which featured several scenes & footage not shown in the film's theatrical release.
Superman rose from popular culture - comic books, newspaper strips, radio, television, novels, and movies - but people have so embraced the character that he has now become part of folklore. This transition from popular to folk culture signals the importance of Superman to fans and to a larger American populace. Superman’s story has become a myth dramatizing identity, morality, and politics.
Many studies have examined the ways in which folklore has provided inspiration for other forms of culture, especially literature and cinema. In "Superman in Myth and Folklore", Daniel Peretti explores the meaning of folklore inspired by popular culture, focusing not on the Man of Steel’s origins but on the culture he has helped create. Superman provides a way to approach fundamental questions of human nature, a means of exploring humanity’s relationship with divinity, an exemplar for debate about the type of hero society needs, and an articulation of the tension between the individual and the community.
Through examinations of tattoos, humor, costuming, and festivals, Peretti portrays Superman as a corporate-owned intellectual property and a model for behavior, a means for expression and performance of individual identity, and the focal point for disparate members of fan communities. As fans apply Superman stories to their lives, they elevate him to a mythical status. Peretti focuses on the way these fans have internalized various aspects of the character. In doing so, he delves into the meaning of Superman and his place in American culture and demonstrates the character’s staying power.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the WORST DAY EVER! It's the 100% UNauthorized children's book parody as only MAD magazine can do it in SUPERMAN AND THE MISERABLE, ROTTEN, NO FUN, REALLY BAD DAY!
Superman is supposed to be indestructible - but this day may just defeat him!
In fact, it’s a day so terrible that only the Man of Steel could possibly hope to survive it! On this miserable, rotten, no fun, really bad day, Superman will face rampaging super-villains, angry editors, boring chores, a cranky Justice League, and, worst of all, bad pizza.
Superman’s home planet, Krypton, exploded, so he’s no stranger to bad days—but even so, this is one for the record books!
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 Sunday, December 31st. Good luck!
DATES OF INTEREST
12/01: Richard Pryor, Gus Gorman in Superman III, born in Peoria, Illinois in 1940.
12/01: Joanne Siegel, wife of Jerry Siegel and the original model for Lois Lane, born on this day.
12/08: Teri Hatcher, Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born.
12/10: Richard Pryor, Gus Gorman in Superman III, dies of a heart attack in Encino, Los Angeles, California in 2005.
12/12: Sarah Douglas, Ursa in Superman and Superman II, born in 1952.
12/15: Artist Kurt Shaffenberger (Lois Lane, Superboy) born in 1920.
12/15: Helen Slater, star of Supergirl, born in 1965.
12/29: John Haymes Newton, star of the 1st season of the Superboy TV series, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1965.
12/30: Kristin Kreuk, Lana Lang on Smallville, born in Vancouver, B.C.
12/30: George Nebern, voice of Superman on "Justice League" and various other animated series & movies, born in Little Rock, AR.
The two most iconic superheroes duke it out as collectible stylized vinyl figures! This Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman Vinyl Idolz Vinyl Figure features the Caped Crusader, ready to throw down with the Kryptonian threat! Standing about 8-inches tall, this figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a window display box.
Based on the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes this amazing die-cast action figure 2-pack of Superman and Batman with armor! The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman and Batman with Armor 4-Inch Alternate Die-Cast Figure 2-Pack is a must have for DC Comics fans. The figures stand about 4-inches tall! Ages 8 and up.
The Justice League make their debut as cute, stylized vinyl figures! This Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman Dorbz Vinyl Figure features the Man of Steel as an adorable Dorbz vinyl figure! This figure measures approximately 3 1/2-inches tall and comes packaged in a double-sided window display box.
It's time for justice! Make sure you're on time with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wall Clock. Measuring approximately 7 1/2-inches wide, the clock is shaped like the film's logo with Superman and Batman on either wing. Requires 1x "AA" battery (not included).
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.