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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Funny or Die have released the latest chapter in their "Superman V Batman: The Unauthorized Adventures" animated series in which the Man of Steel keeps accidentally killing such close friends of the Dark Knight as Robin and Commissioner Gordon.
Check out the hilarious video below:
Actor Aaron Smolinski recently sat down for a video interview with Alberta CTV News in which he discussed his roles in various Superman movies including a young Kal-El in "Superman: The Movie" and an Air Force Communications Officer in "Man of Steel".
Actors Mehcad Brooks, Marc McClure, and Michael Landes will be among the celebrity guests attending the 38th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL which takes place June 9th - 12th, 2016.
Each actor is known for their respective roles as Jimmy Olsen during their careers. Brooks currently stars as Olsen on the CBS Television series "Supergirl" while McClure portrayed the iconic DC Comics character in "Superman: The Movie" and it's three sequels as well as "Supergirl: The Movie".
Landes starred as Olsen during the first season of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" and has made guest appearances on shows such as "CSI Miami", "The Ghost Whisperer", "Boston Legal", and "Hotel Babylon".
Other celebrity guests appearing at this year's festival include actor Peter Facinelli (Maxwell Lord - "Supergirl"), director Jon Schnepp ("The Death of "Superman Lives", What Happened?"), WWE Hall-of-Fame wrestler Jerry Lawler, and producer Holly Payne ("Space Ghost Coast to Coast")
The Superman Celebration is a long standing festival and a must see event for people of all ages, especially comic book lovers. Superman fans travel from all over the globe to visit the small southern Illinois town that is the Official Home of Superman. The real life Metropolis, with a population of 6,500 residents, welcomes approximately 30,000 people over the four-day celebration.
Complete with an Artist's Alley, Man of Steel exhibitions & contests, amusement park, live music, and a $1000 Superhero Costume Contest, the Superman Celebration provides fun for the entire family.
Opening May 24, 2016, Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Hollywood and DC Entertainment will reveal the newest star attraction on the Warner Bros. lot in DC Universe: The Exhibit, featuring the greatest super heroes and super-villains. As part of the newest addition to the Tour, guests will be able to explore authentic props and costumes from the highly anticipated summer film, "Suicide Squad," two months prior to the film's debut in theaters. Highlights of the interactive experience include "Suicide Squad's" Harley Quinn (portrayed on-screen by Margot Robbie) in the original jail cell set at Belle Reve prison as well as Batcave props from Ben Affleck's first outing as Batman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which has garnered more than $851 million to date at the worldwide box office. The exhibit pays homage to the origins of DC Comics, including all seven Super Heroes of the Justice League, exclusively at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. This addition follows last summer's grand opening of the interactive Stage 48: Script to Screen, which anchors the three-hour Studio Tour. At the Tour, guests explore the real sets and soundstages where some of the greatest names in entertainment have made history.
"Since 1934, DC Comics has built a legacy of creating the world's greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains," said Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood's Executive Director, Danny Kahn. "DC Universe: The Exhibit gives you the chance to explore the world of these characters from their first comic book appearance, to our latest feature blockbusters."
Inside DC Universe: The Exhibit, Studio Tour guests will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek at the highly-anticipated film "Suicide Squad" as they explore authentic props and costumes from the film in advance of its premiere this summer. Guests are able to journey into Harley Quinn's actual Belle Reve prison cell, lit dramatically and dressed with barbed wire, chain link fencing, iron bars and yellow caution tape. Inside the cell, guests can snap the perfect Belle Reve prisoner selfie.
The exhibit also showcases "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" through an interactive experience, paying homage to the original "Super Hero," Superman, and nocturnal crime-fighter, Batman. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close to Kryptonite, Superman's sole weakness. Inserting their hands into a pair of gloves, inside a case holding the element, they will mirror Lex Luthor (played in the film by Jesse Eisenberg) and his kryptonite case featured in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Additionally, guests can use a voice modulator to alter their pitch to imitate Batman's, just as Alfred (Jeremy Irons) demonstrates in the film. See striking Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman costumes, as well as the authentic costumes of Lois, Clark, Alfred, and Bruce Wayne, original Batcave set pieces, and much more.
Thanks to an on-line Swedish retailer, the official run time for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition" Blu-ray has been confirmed at 181 minutes.
The R-Rated extended edition will feature new footage which was cut from the theatrical release of the film including actress Jena Malone's role - which is expected to be Barbara Gordon - as well as a substantial increase in overall violence.
The Swedish retailer listing also reveals that there will be roughly two hours of bonus features included in the Ultimate Edition release.
"Batman v Superman" is currently playing in theaters and has grossed over $850 million wordwide. An official release date for the Ultimate Edition Blu-ray or other home edition releases has yet to be announced by the studio.
Turkish Airlines brought the world-famous, iconic Batmobile to Istanbul to travel cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus bridge to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. Pictures' highly anticipated action adventure movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Batmobile travelled from Europe to Asia by crossing the Bosphorus Strait via the new Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge which officially opens to the public this summer. This marked the longest-ever ride for the one-of-a-kind vehicle.
"The ride across the newest Bosphorus bridge is symbolic of how the Batmobile unites people worldwide as a pop culture icon, how Istanbul is the one and only city connecting two continents, and how Turkish Airlines bridges passengers globally to 113 countries and more than 287 destinations" said M. Ilker Ayc, Turkish Airlines' Board Chairman.
"This is an opportunity for us to introduce our precious city, Istanbul and our newest bridge to the world. The Batmobile is one of the most symbolic movie icons of all time, and has now connected the world with Istanbul," added M. Ilker Ayc.
Turkish Airlines' Istanbul hub is centrally located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, serving as a geographically attractive and natural transfer point for international routes. The Istanbul hub provides Americans in eight cities, Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, a one-stop connection to more than 287 destinations.
Check out footage of the Batmobile's cross-continental travel in the following video:
The Batmobile ride across the Bosphorus is one of many promotional events Turkish Airlines is hosting as the Official Airline Partner for Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. What is more, the movie experience is extended to fans inflight through an exclusive 777 Turkish Airlines wrapped in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice livery; limited-edition Turkish Airlines Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice-themed amenity kits; a Time Out travel guide for the airline's newest "destinations," Gotham City and Metropolis; inflight menu items; and a special edition frequent flyer Miles & Smiles card.
Additionally, an advertisement announcing Turkish Airlines' newest "destinations," Gotham City and Metropolis, featured the film's stars Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg, garnering more than 50 million online views worldwide.
Superheroes are typically fictional characters who heroically save the day, but SKOUT, the global app that helps you meet new people and expand your social circle, is providing its community the opportunity to be real life superheroes tomorrow in celebration of National Superhero Day. On April 28, every time a Skouter gives a friend a superhero-themed virtual gift within the app, SKOUT will make a donation to Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area until a wish has been fully funded.
In celebration of National Superhero Day, SKOUT also recently conducted a superhero-inspired survey and found that it's not that hard to be a superhero in real life. In fact, three out of four people say that helping others in need is what makes a superhero, and nearly 80% say they want to be a superhero in real life.
"We're proud to create an opportunity for our community to use our app to fund a wish for someone who could use a real life superhero," said Christian Wiklund, co-founder and CEO of SKOUT. "Sending virtual gifts to your friends shows that you're thinking about them, but sending someone a virtual superhero gift shows you're thinking about others, too."
Actor J.K. Simmons recently sat down with DP/30 to talk about his new film "The Meddler". During the course of the interview, Simmons also talked about his role at Commissioner James Gordon in "Justice League: Part One" and revealed that the role will be small but will expand in future films. Here's an excerpt of what he had to say:
I don't get started on that [Justice League] until June, and my part in the first one is very small. I'm excited to be playing that iconic character in that iconic series.
I'm going into a thing that hopefully will be two, three, four, maybe more movies for me, and my part in the first one is really very small. But obviously, we know who the guy is. We know his whole backstory, based on the comic book. So, I'm just gonna finish doing my research on that. And probably not watch the other actors who have played the part, because that is kind of intimidating, honestly, and I don't think I would find that to be productive. So, I'll do my take.
"Justice League: Part One" is scheduled to premiere on November 17, 2017. View the full interview with Simmons below:
Henry Cavill has posted the following new photo via Instagram from his workout routine for "Justice League: Part One" and fans were quick to notice that the Superman star is now sporting a beard in the image:
This had led to speculation as to whether or not the Man of Steel will also appear with a beard when he somehow returns from the grave in the new film.
If so, it would certainly not be the first time Superman has appeared with facial hair on the big screen. The character had a bit of a five o'clock shadow in "Superman III" when he became the evil version of himself and also wore a beard for a good portion of "Man of Steel" during his early scenes as Clark Kent.
Superman has also donned a beard many times in the comics with a few examples being the "Exile" storyline in which, to distance himself from humanity after killing Zod, he travels into space and in the Mark Waid/Alex Ross miniseries "Kingdom Come" before he returns to the mantle of Superman.
It's also possible Cavill is just sporting a beard right now until it is time for him to film his scenes as Superman which may be a good bit down the road as the film itself just started filming a few weeks ago at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in England.
"Justice League: Part One" is scheduled to premiere on November 17, 2017 which also marks the 25th Anniversary of the culmination of "The Death of Superman" comic book storyline.
Uk-based auctionhouse, Ewbank's are offering a screen-worn tunic from "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" as part of their upcoming Entertainment & Memorabilia auction.
The tunic was worn by the late Christopher Reeve in the 1987 film during flying sequences and is made from a pale blue stretch fabric featuring the iconic Superman logo emblazoned across the chest.
Also featured is a zippered back and four stud fasteners on the shoulders to attach the cape (not included). A label on the inside states, "Bermans & Nathans, 40 Camden St, London NW1, Christopher Reeve, 4913, Flying Superman IV".
The Entertainment & Memorabilia auction takes place on May 12th, 2016 with the "Superman: IV" tunic estimated to sell between £1,000 - £1,500.
Hallmark has unveiled a new 3-piece Christmas Ornament Keepsake set featuring the superhero characters of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
Each plastic and vinyl figural ornament will feature hand-painted accents, imprinted details, full-color decals and a metal eye-hook. All three ornaments will be sold separately and can be assembled into a display.
The limited edition ornaments will go on sale July 15, 2016 and will be exclusive to Hallmark.com and Hallmark Gold Crown Stores.
The SyFy cable network has announced that they are in the process of finalizing a deal for a pilot order of David S. Goyer's "Krypton" series which will be set during the time of Superman's grandfather.
Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will serve as executive producer/showrunner alongside Colm McCarthy ("Peaky Blinders") who will direct the pilot for Warner Horizon TV.
Goyer and Kindler are currently working on rewrites of the original script for the pilot which was written by Goyer and Ian Goldberg based on a story the two had penned together.
The series will be based on characters originally created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and set two generations before the destruction of Superman's home planet of Krypton. The main storyline will be centered around the Man of Steel's grandfather as he fights to redeem the House of El's honor and save his world from utter chaos.
Goyer recently served as a co-writer on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and will also serve as an executive producer on the "Krypton" series through his Phantom Four banner. The pilot episode is expected to air later this Fall.
Avid Superman fan and collector Zach Curtis has managed to acquire a huge collection of vintage and modern items over just the past few years including some one-of-a-kind pieces as well.
In the following interview, I had the privilege of speaking with him about on such topics as his collection, multiple visits to the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL, and a first annual Meet & Greet - which he will host - and Collector's Auction taking place at this years festival:
When did you become a Superman fan?
I first fell in love with Superman through the TV show “Smallville”. I remember seeing it for the first time on ABC family re-runs and just loved the show. That was in junior high. I had my mom drive me to a comic book store I found on Google a few weeks later after football practice and I picked up 4 comics for 2.99 each. At that point I loved the comic version of the character too. The rest all fell into place after that!
Who was and is your favorite Superman?
My favorite Superman has to be Christopher Reeve. Tom Welling is my favorite Clark Kent, but as far as Superman, can it be anyone but Chris?
You are a “Big Collector”. How did you get started?
I’ve always had collecting in my genes. I collected coins as a kid, then baseball cards, then a variety of other things. Then about the same time I started getting into Superman, my youth pastor at church brought a Superman toothbrush in and gave it to me. He said he had received it at a white elephant gift exchange and knew I liked Superman. That same weekend I was at a Dave & Busters and won a small Superman plush figure. I put the two together and thought to myself, “Huh, this is a collection now”. The rest, as they say, is history!
What is your “Prize Possession”?
It’s hard to pick a single item so I will describe a few. I just bought an original screen used John Haymes Newton costume from the TV show “Superboy” which is the first full original costume of any kind I have so it’s certainly a favorite. I also have one of Christopher Reeve’s capes from Superman 2 and the iconic screen used red t-shirt Tom Welling wore on “Smallville”. A few years ago, I bought many of the mementos Kirk Alyn had kept from Siegel and Shuster so it’s pretty neat to have handwritten letters from the creators of Superman addressed to the first man to play him on screen. I have one of Kirk’s studio chairs and his original copy of the movie serial typed story. I like items of historical significance, things that are truly one-of-a-kind.
How long have you been going to Metropolis, IL for the annual “Superman Celebration”?
It has been a tradition in my family that my grandparents take the grandkids on a weekend trip to celebrate their 16th birthdays. When I turned 16 years old and they asked me where I wanted to go, and I told them the place I had been wanting to go since I first saw it on the Internet- METROPOLIS! I am 23 now so this summer will make my 8th year.
What inspired you to hold a “Meet and Greet” with an Auction this year?
About a year ago, Cameron Myers and myself started the “Superman Collectibles- Buy Sell Trade Share” facebook page with Patrick O’Neal as the third admin. Pat and I had talked about wanting to get together as a group so everyone could meet each other and talk collecting. Once Cameron confirmed he could make it this year, he really brought the passion to start the planning and organization. The three of us, and our newest admin Kaman Stowell will be running the meet and greet portion as a way for fellow collectors to meet and trade items!
We had also heard many of the group members talk about wanting a big auction for Superman collectibles to take place during the celebration. The past few years there has been a charity auction but there are fewer items and people do not have the option to consign. We found out that a very good friend of ours, Tim Gardner was already planning to bring this auction to fruition and because all of the admins already knew Tim and realized his event was collecting-focused as well, we decided to combine the events to make one mega-event for all collectors to enjoy!
What are you bringing to Auction off?
The auction will feature items from many different consignors, but some of the items I will personally be consigning of interest include a boxed 1970s Mego Hall of Justice, a signed Teri Hatcher picture, and several vintage and newer action figure sets!
What will be the price ranges of the items?
Because it’s an auction, the prices could really vary quite a bit. But, we will have items from the 1940s-now in virtually all price ranges so the new and experiences collector both have an assortment of items to go after.
If this is a success, are you going to do this again in future Celebrations?
Absolutely! Our goal is to make this a yearly tradition if successful. I can’t speak for Tim in regards to the auction but I believe he is wanting to make that part of the event tradition as well.
Anything else you would like to say?
Thank you so much for interviewing me about my collection and this exciting event I am fortunate enough to be a part of! If you are attending the celebration this year, PLEASE consider coming out to our meet and greet + auction. The event will occur Friday, June 10 with the meet and greet at 5:30 and the auction at 7! The location is Central Hall, 1009 North Ave, Metropolis IL. ALSO, please join our facebook group and enjoy our little piece of the collecting community. Search “Superman Collectibles- Buy/Sell/Trade/Share”
"Six Flags Great America" will officially kick off their 2016 season this weekend and to celebrate are inviting attendees to purchase a superhero cape at the front of the park during their "Superhero Cape-A-Palooza" event.
For each $15.00 DC Comics character cape purchased, the park will also donate a cape to a child at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, IL. Be a hero by making a super donation that will help lift the spirit of a child in need.
After your friends and family are decked out in capes, enjoy an incredible day taking on your favorite superhero themed rides! Fly through Gotham on "Batman: The Ride" or fly like the man of steel on "Superman: Ultimate Flight".
Willem Dafoe is the latest actor to join the cast of "Justice League: Part One" which recently started filming at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England.
Dafoe, who is known for such villianous roles as the Green Goblin in "Spider-Man" and the assassin Marcus in "John Wick", will reportedly play a good-guy role in the Justice League film. However, Warner Bros. is being tight-lipped on any further details of his character.
Joining Dafoe will be Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Ezra Miller as the Flash/Barry Allen, Jason Momoa as Aquman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and J.K. Simmons as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon.
"Justice League: Part One" opens nationwide on November 17, 2017.
April 28th is National Superhero Day and to celebrate the superhero within you and the superheroes who have inspired you, Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts on the day of the event.
Customers who buy any variety of a dozen doughnuts will also receive a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts free at participating Krispy Kreme locations in the United States and Canadian.
The BOGO offer is good on April 28th only and is limited to one offer per guest/per visit. The offer is not valid with any other discounts/coupons and is not redeemable at grocery or convenience store locations. Excludes Connecticut and Puerto Rico.
Miral and Warner Bros. officially announced that a Warner Bros. themed destination is set to open in Abu Dhabi.
Situated on Yas Island, one of the world’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destinations, the development will include the only Warner Bros. branded hotel alongside the immersive theme park.
The first phase of the project, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, is set to open in 2018. Construction is underway and rides are in production.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will bring together stories and characters from the Studio's unparalleled portfolio of DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Batman, Superman and Wonder Women as well as Warner Bros. Cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. Guests of all ages will be able to step inside Gotham City and Metropolis, and experience the cartoon worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more, all under one roof.
Located alongside the world’s first Ferrari branded theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the iconic Emirati themed mega water park, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabiwill help Yas Island take its annual visitor tally from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018, reinforcing Yas Island’s leading position as home to ultimate leisure and entertainment experiences.
His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, Miral, said: “It is incredibly exciting to announce that we are bringing the iconic Warner Bros. brand to Yas Island. Miral’s investment in the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park is estimated at 1 billion dollars and is a milestone in the emirate’s journey to put Abu Dhabi on the global map and become one of the world’s leading tourist destinations.
“By meeting the global, regional and local demand for a world-class entertainment destination, supported by an equally world-class travel and tourism infrastructure, we are fulfilling our ambition to drive visitor numbers and enrich the UAE’s appeal as a truly international destination that appeals to both residents and travelling guests. Miral is central to this development with a number of significant and exciting projects in the pipeline,” continued Al Mubarak.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment commented, “Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years with the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Working with our partners at Miral, we’ll bring this expertise to Yas Island, one of the world’s leading entertainment destinations, to create a fully-interactive, innovative and unique experience that will allow fans of all ages to experience the most exciting aspects of Warner Bros. in a completely immersive environment.”
Mohamed Abdullah Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, said: “Yas Island will continue looking to expand on its offerings for its visitors through strategic partnerships with world leading organizations.
The Warner Bros. themed destination will be a major step in maintaining Yas Island’s momentum and is expected to create more than 1000 jobs for the Emirate. We at Miral are very excited to see Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi take shape over the coming months.”
Miral is developing Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Learn little-known facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Green Lantern, the Joker, and Wonder Woman. Find out details on the various sets and where each minifigure appears, as well as their special weapons, cool gadgets, and amazing vehicles.
Featuring an exclusive minifigure, LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is the must-have guide to the LEGO DC Comics minifigures.
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 Saturday, April 30th. Good luck!
DATES OF INTEREST
04/01: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in "Superman: III" and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX. 04/03: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in "Man of Steel", born in 1961. 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.
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.