Christopher Reeve as Superman Premium Format Figure
Featuring an unmistakable lifelike portrait, film accurate tailored costume and poseable cape, this remarkable statue captures one of the most fondly remembered depictions of Superman ever committed to the big screen.
JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time DVD
Get ready for a battle of the ages when the Justice League faces off against its archenemies, the Legion of Doom, in an all-new movie from DC Comics.
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The "Speeding Bulletin" is your weekly Superman news video, recapping the latest events in the world of Superman. It also includes the "Great Scott!" segment brought to you by Scotty V.
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ZS: I gotta be honest, it definitely was a thing that... after Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, "Maybe Batman?" Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne's house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that's the first time we see him. But then, once you say it out loud, right? You're in a story meeting talking about, like, who should [Superman] fight if he fought this giant alien threat Zod who was basically his equal physically, from his planet, fighting on our turf... You know, who to fight next? The problem is, once you say it out loud, then it's kind of hard to go back, right? Once you say, "What about Batman?" then you realize, "Okay, that's a cool idea. What else?" I mean, what do you say after that? ...But I'm not gonna say at all that when I took the job to do Man of Steel that I did it in a subversive way to get to Batman. I really believe that only after contemplating who could face [Superman] did Batman come into the picture.
MH: When I first saw Watchmen, I came out thinking "That's the way to approach a DC superhero team-up universe where the characters exist together, pseudo-realism and peering into the political implications and social backlash that would exist against costumed vigilantes, and really showing us the true nature of the sort of violence that would occur rather than sanitized bloodless, restrained application of force." Can we expect some of those same kind of sensibilities to inform your approach to this next film? Not storywise, but that idea - which you mentioned earlier - of putting these realistic elements on screen, but also alongside some of the more fantastic things like Dr. Manhattan for example, but it all fits so perfectly?
ZS: ...I think with Superman we have this opportunity to place this icon within the sort of real world we live in. And I think that, honestly, the thing I was surprised about in response to Superman was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version of Superman, you know? How tightly they cling to those ideas, not really the comic book version but more the movie version... If you really analyze the comic book version of Superman, he's killed, he's done all the things - I guess the rules that people associate with Superman in the movie world are not the rules that really apply to him in the comic book world, because those rules are different. He's done all the things and more that we've shown him doing, right? It's just funny to see people really taking it personally... because I made him real, you know, I made him feel, or made consequences [in] the world. I felt like, it was the same thing in Watchmen. We really wanted to show it wasn't just like they thought, like the PG-13 version where everyone just gets up and they're fine. I really wanted to show the violence is real, people get killed or get hurt, and it's not fun or funny. And I guess for me, it was like I wanted a hero in Superman that was a real hero and sort of reflected the world we live in now...
† Elliot S! Maggin has written or edited at least 500 comic book stories as well as journalism, novels, scripts and stories of various kinds since he was old enough to read street signs. He has written for most comic book companies in the latter decades of the last century, including a fifteen-year run as principal writer of Superman. He has published several novels including one he recently completed. Among his other comic book credits are Green Arrow, Batman, Justice League, Elseworlds, Hulk, Peter Parker, Wonder Woman, Shazam, Ellison's Dark Corridors, Star Raiders, Joker, Marvel Classics and a bunch of others.
Cover date: June 2014
Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Paulo Siqueira, Eddy Barrows, and Barry Kitson
Inker: Eber Ferreira with Barry Kitson
Cover: Paulo Siqueira and Hi Fi
Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)
"Lantern" - Part 5
Writer: Bryan Q. Miller
Penciller: Marcio Takara
Inker: Marcio Takara
Reviewed by: Matt Schorr
I had to go back and recheck, and I believe these are drones that Emil Hamilton was building. Still, I must've missed something about them ending up on the moon with a base.
Not to mention Tess's sudden power upgrade. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to see Tess flex her muscles and act as more than Smallville's Oracle. But I've been under the impression that, outside of Watchtower, she can only inhabit high-end technology (like the killer robot she took over to attack Lex in "Hollow"). And she certainly never had the ability to transport herself almost instantaneously to the moon in order to lead an army of robots. At least, nothing suggested it. I'm fine with her having that power. But it all seems contrived and convenient when it feels like it's been introduced just to resolve a situation.
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"Man of Steel" is available now through Sky Movies Superheroes on demand, and will premiere on Sky Movies on Friday, April 18 at 3.30pm.
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The Oscar-winning musician added that he hopes to come up with a new theme for Ben Affleck's Batman, one different from his work across Nolan's films.
"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, 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."
Also included are Superman's red briefs and a gold colored rubber belt. The briefs are made of a similar spandex material, with the familiar diamond pattern, while the belt is constructed from a flexible rubber with the logo "S" on the front. The belt does not fasten as it is in an early prototype stage.