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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
July 1: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, dies of lung failure aged 80 in 2004.
July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Martha Kent in Superman Returns, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1924.
July 6: Writer and Artist John Byrne (Man of Steel, Superman, Action Comics) born in 1950.
July 9: West Coast Premiere of LEGO Justice League: Gotham City Breakout at The Paley Center for Media in LA.
July 10: Superman artist and co-creator Joe Shuster born in 1914.
July 11: Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor in Smallville, born in Oceanside, N.Y in 1972.
July 12: LEGO Justice League: Gotham City Breakout released on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.
July 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 19: 3-hour Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice released as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition 3D Blu-ray, Ultimate Edition Blu-ray, and on DVD.
July 20-24: San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
July 22-24: 2016 Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro event takes place in Oceanside, California.
July 25: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's sister.
July 26: Kevin Spacey, Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, born in South Orange, New Jersey in 1959.
July 26: Ilya Salkind, Superman movie producer, born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1947.
July 27: Jackson Beck, voice of Superman Radio Introduction, dies in 2004, aged 92.
July 29: Allison Mack, Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, born in Preez, Germany in 1982.
July 29: Writer Gail Simone (Action Comics) celebrates her birthday today.
July 30: Laurence Fishburne, Perry White in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Augusta, Georgia in 1961.
July 31: Dean Cain, star of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1966.

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June 21, 2016: Your Live Superman Radio Show - Radio KAL Live!Print

Radio KAL Live! The Superman Homepage hosts a LIVE "Radio KAL" broadcast every week for Superman fans to come chat "on air" about the Man of Steel.

Listen back to tonight's show below:

Our next show will be broadcast on Tuesday, June 28 at 7.30pm PDT in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).

To listen in visit www.SupermanHomepage.com/live at the designated time.

Subscribe to "Radio KAL Live!" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.


June 21, 2016: Zack Snyder Responds to "Batman v Superman" FeedbackPrint

Batman v Superman Blu-ray In an exclusive interview with USA Today, director Zack Snyder talks about how the reactions to "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" impacted on him personally, and how he's taking that feedback and channeling it in to the upcoming "Justice League" movie.

The filmmaker says he continued to love BvS in the aftermath, when people drew up petitions asking Warner Bros. to boot him from the follow-up Justice League (in theaters Nov. 17, 2017) - even as Snyder was in pre-production. "That part was a little bit distracting," he says, calling from London after a day of filming.

Hardest to deal with was the perception that he wasn't being "true to canon" and didn't adore these characters. "That was upsetting and made me evaluate myself and where I was with the movies and what I wanted to say with them."

The 3-hour Ultimate Edition of "Batman v Superman" will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 19 with plenty of extra content added back in to the movie...

The extra content includes reporter Clark Kent investigating Batman's vigilante antics, as well as the deleted role of a helpful scientist (Jena Malone). Also restored are small, fan-friendly details such as Batman wanting Lex locked up in Arkham Asylum rather than the supervillain prison Belle Reve that factors heavily into Suicide Squad (in theaters Aug. 5).

Plus, there's bonus material considered "too violent" and "too sexy" for a PG-13 rating, Snyder says. (Batman dishes out more pain in fights, and Clark lingers longer in a bathtub with Amy Adams' Lois Lane.)

Prepping Justice League, Snyder monitored Internet chatter about Dawn of Justice for the good and especially the bad. "It's been an interesting experience to analyze the negative stuff to find out what the point of view is," he says. "How do I move forward and use that constructively?"

He has taken a lot of the criticism to heart, particularly in terms of tone, though Justice League was always going to be more uplifting than BvS for its team-building aspect alone. He says the next movie will be a celebration of these heroes.

Dawn of Justice ended with Batman inspired by Superman's sacrifice to be a good man and "to be awesome," says Snyder. "That message, that humanity can do better and Batman wanting to nurture that, is the place I want to go."

Read the complete report at the USA Today website.

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June 21, 2016: Lynda Carter Confirmed for "Supergirl" RolePrint

Lynda Carter Lynda Carter, the actress who brought Wonder Woman to life on TV, has been confirmed as appearing throughout Season 2 of "Supergirl", where she'll be playing the President of the United States of America.

Back in March the executive producers of "Supergirl" had indicated that they had wanted Carter to play the role in Season 1 of the show, but that it hadn't worked out due to scheduling issues...

"We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter. We couldn't work out her schedule. Next year," Greg Berlanti said, before revealing her role in the series. "All right, she's the female president of the United States."

Lynda Carter will make her first appearance on "Supergirl" in episode three of Season 2, and will continue to appear throughout the season.

Beyond playing Wonder Woman, Carter also appeared in an episode of "Smallville" back in 2007 as Chloe Sullivan's mother, Moira.

Source: HollywoodReporter.com

The Season 2 premiere of "Supergirl" will take place on Monday, October 10 at 8.00pm on The CW.


June 21, 2016: Casting Call for "Krypton" TV PilotPrint

Krypton Back in May this year, Syfy officially announced that it had given the green light for a Pilot episode for the "Krypton" TV concept by David S. Goyer. Today we've received word that a casting call for six characters has been issued, including Superman's grandfather himself, Seg-El.

Seg-El - Envisioned here as athletic, quietly confident and in his 20s, comic fans are familiar with an older (and a bit grumpier) Seg from his appearance in the classic Starman #51, written by James Robinson with story by Robinson and David S. Goyer, who is executive producer/writer of Krypton. But Seg's a good guy at any age; in the comics, he and son Jor-El (Kal-El/Superman's father) helped Starman get away while other Kryptonians wanted to detain Ė and dissect Ė the Earthling.

Lyta Zod - This twentysomething beauty will likely have some familial tie to Superman's future foe, General Zod, while she herself is a (reluctant) warrior.

Val-El - Seg's genius grandpa defied death by going into the Phantom Zone, and is a staunch believer in space exploration. (We know that's a lesson he'll pass along to his great-grandson.)

Alura Zod - Lyta's mom happens to bear the same name as Kara Zor-El's mother on Supergirl, while "Zod" always raises an eyebrow because of that whole "kneel before" thing.

Dev-Em - If anyone is going to survive Krypton's inevitable fate, it'll be this chiseled, twentysomething bad boy. In the comics, Dev escapes the doomed planet, abuses Superboy on Earth and eventually becomes an ally of the Legion of Super-Heroes... in the 30th century.

Ter-El - Seg's father.

From Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics, Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama, which is in development, follows the Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.

Production on the pilot is slated to begin in Montreal, Canada in July/August.

Source: TVline.com


June 21, 2016: "Justice League" Movie Set Visit ReportsPrint

Justice League Movie A number of news sites have now posted their reports from a recent visit to the set of the "Justice League" movie in London. The reports include the film's official logo, details on Superman's appearance, and an official plot synopsis. Read on if you want to know more...

The official synopsis for "Justice League" movie reads...

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes - Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash - it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The main villain of the movie isn't Darkseid, as many people predicted, but he is from Apokolips. It's Steppenwolf...

One of the most noticeable posters in the art-packed boardroom at Leavesden was a six-foot, shadowy silhouette with two horns sprouting from its faceless head. This, Deborah Snyder informed us, was Steppenwolf - the lead antagonist of Justice League.

Although an appearance by Darkseid isn't completely out of the question. You may also see other cameo appearances from other DC Comics characters. Speaking of which, Willem Dafoe's role... He'll be playing Vulko - a key figure in the underwater world whose name will be recognizable to fans of DC Comics.

While Superman is in the movie, apparently he won't show up until the final third of the film. The Man of Steel may be wearing a different costume, and his hair will be slightly longer. (Sound familiar?)

"Obviously Superman is part of the Justice League," said Deborah Snyder. "And we know where we ended up with him. And there wouldn't be a Justice League without Superman, but I think his way back to us ... we don't want to really spoil that. But he is here."

As for the tone of the film, Zack Snyder confirmed that there will be a more fun feel to "Justice League"...

"Yeah, I think that, you know I am obsessed with tone in movies," Snyder said, when asked if he was consciously changing the tone from Batman v Superman. "Tone has always been the main thing that I go after with a movie. And I really wanted the tone of the three movies to be different chapters and not be like the same note that you strike, like 'Oh okay, there's this again'.

"Because of what, you know, fans have said, and how the movie [Batman v Superman] was sort of received by some, we have really put the screws to what we thought the tone would be, and - I feel - just crushed it that little bit further."

And contrary to early reports, where the movie was considered "Part 1" of a two part "Justice League" idea, this "Justice League" movie is a stand-alone piece.

"We were only ever planning, and we are only doing, Justice League - just Justice League," said Deborah Snyder. "One movie."

Later, Zack Snyder drummed this message home. "Oh it is a complete movie," he said. "I mean of course, there's ... " he trailed off for a moment, at which point someone asked if it would end with a big cliffhanger, and everyone laughed. Snyder joined in.

"I mean, it's got ... hopefully there's some reason to go -" he paused. "The movie doesn't end and you're like 'OK, well, that's the DC universe'!"

Read the full report at Mashable.com to learn about Mother Boxes, Zeus, and other interesting bits of information, including details on a finished scene between Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen.

You can also read other similar reports at DenofGeek.com, Nerdist.com, Uproxx.com, Collider.com, IGN.com, ComicBookResources.com, and HeroicHollywood.com.


June 21, 2016: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Action Comics #958 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: June 22, 2016 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Click on the comic book name to purchase its printed edition. Or click on the Kindle icon (Kindle) or iBooks icon (iBooks) next to a comic's title to download it in digital format.

Click on the magnifying glass icon (Sneak Peek) next to a comic's title for a sneak peek at the pages within.


June 21, 2016: Superman Celebration Attendance - Poll ResultsPrint

Poll Position In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Did you attend the 2016 Superman Celebration?

Unfortunately, like myself, there are a lot of Superman fans who would like to have attended this year's Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, but just couldn't get there.

Here's the complete voting breakdown:

Yes
Yes
10% [8 Votes]

No
No
31% [24 Votes]

I wanted to but I couldn't make it
I wanted to but I couldn't make it
50% [39 Votes]

I have no interest in that event
I have no interest in that event
3% [2 Votes]

I didn't even know about it
I didn't even know about it
6% [5 Votes]


June 20, 2016: Jesse Eisenberg Joins "Justice League" Filming in AugustPrint

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor In an interview with ShortList.com Jesse Eisenberg talks about how much he enjoyed playing the role of Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", and how he'd like to continue being Lex for many years to come.

When we last saw Lex Luthor, at the end of "Batman v Superman", his head was cleanly shaven and he was incarcerated in prison. But Lex will be back in the upcoming "Justice League" film...

"They are filming now, and I jump in from August," Eisenberg revealed ahead of the release of his new film "Now You See Me 2".

Eisenberg is eager to play the character once again...

"I loved the character and it was the most fun I've ever had at playing a role, and most challenging, in a great way, and most rewarding. I would love to play it for years."

"The character I play is so unusual and complicated. As an actor he's everything you'd want to do. It's very exciting for me to play that role. And, secondarily, it's interesting to be in these massive, high-profile movies, because all the stuff around you as an actor is really good. All the artists are really great, so you walk on to a set and it's the most-detailed, comprehensive set, and as an actor it really fills in your imagination in a special way.

"You're also acting with incredible actors. In the last movie I had lots of scenes with Holly Hunter, who has been one of my favourite actors since I was young. This all exists because this movie is so massive that they attract so many talented people, even in smaller positions. It was really special to me.

"The most exciting part was to play such an interesting character and I certainly hope he stays alive throughout the next few films."

"Justice League" is scheduled for release on November 17, 2017.


June 20, 2016: DC Comics September 2016 SolicitationsPrint

Check out the DC Comics September 2016 solicitations for all the Superman-related comics and products soon to be released.

Action Comics #963
Supergirl #1
Superman #6
Superwoman #2


June 20, 2016: Riding the Six Flags Superman Virtual Reality CoasterPrint

Batman/Superman

Back in March Six Flags Entertainment Corporation announced a partnership with Samsung, taking its signature brand of thrills to the next level and beyond in fully immersive, virtual riding experiences using Samsung Gear VR. Some of Six Flags' most popular coasters are now equipped to allow riders wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets to feel the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, inverted loops and powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in an incredibly realistic 360-degree virtual reality world.

Below is a video by The Verge about the SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland:

On Six Flags' three new SUPERMAN Virtual Reality Coasters, once riders take their seats and fasten the headsets, they will be fully immersed in the 360-degree comic-book world of Metropolis. Guests will be taken on a leisurely (or so they think) tour of the city of Metropolis, courtesy of Lex Corp Sky Tours. Just after departing the station riders encounter Lex Luthor who uses an anti-gravity gun along with his army of Lex Bots to create chaos throughout the city with cars, taxis and buses floating in mid-air around the rider's vehicle. As the Lexbots continue shooting at the vehicle, SUPERMAN uses heat vison to destroy the anti-gravity gun, causing all objects to suddenly fall, including the train as it takes the first giant drop of the roller coaster. Riders then soar alongside SUPERMAN as he battles the evil Lexbots through hairpin twists and turns, loops, dips and dives before ultimately defeating Lex and the Lexbots, and returning safely back into the station. This amazing adventure will debut on these Superman-branded coasters:

  • SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio;

  • SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts; and

  • SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

    For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/virtualrealitycoasters and www.samsung.com/gearvr.


  • Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #1Print

    Superman #1

    Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #1

    Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 15, 2016

    Cover date: August 2016

    "Son of Superman" - Part 1

    Writer: Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
    Penciller: Patrick Gleason
    Inker: Mick Gray
    Cover: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray & John Kalisz
    Variant Cover: Kenneth Rocafort

    Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    Secrets & lies... that is what we have here and it expands for a really good read and a great opening to the new direction of the Superman mythos in modern continuity.

    People often complain that Superman is too powerful and that he can 'end a fight in seconds', those people don't often read comics and were also those to argue the point with the recent Batman v Superman movie, so it is great to have a book that isn't focusing on punching things and instead one that is willing to explore the human dramas and maybe open their eyes a little that Superman is more than a fist fighter.

    There are interesting parallels to be drawn here not only with Action Comics but with Superman's past. In terms of Action, this is clearly the book exploring the character and his relationships, while that book runs full steam ahead into fisticuffs. Very little happens in terms of 'Super Feats' but the emotional dial is turned up to 10, and I'm really ok with that.

    Click here to read the complete review of Superman #1.


    June 20, 2016: Superman on TV - June 20-26Print

    Superman on TV Below are the Superman related TV shows and movies scheduled for the week ahead in the USA and Australia. Anyone in other regions of the world who would like to contribute is more than welcome to add their listings in the comments section below.

    United States of America (All times are ET)

    An episode of "Mysteries at the Museum" investigates "Who Killed Superman". This episode will air on TRAVEL in the U.S. on Thursday, June 23 at 7.00pm.

    The documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" will air in the U.S. on TMC on Friday, June 24 at 11.00am and 6.45pm.

    The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on FX-E on Friday, June 24 at 8.00pm and 11.30pm.

    The movie "Superman Returns" will air on MOMAX in the U.S. on Sunday, June 26 at 9.00pm.

    An episode of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series airs on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday at 5.00pm. This week's episode is:
    Saturday, June 25 - "The Talking Clue".

    You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

    Australia (All times are EDT)

    In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Tuesday, June 21 at 4.50pm; and again on Saturday, June 25 at 5.05am.

    In Australia, the film "Superman: The Movie" will air on Foxtel's Action Movie Channel on Thursday, June 23 at 12.05pm.

    In Australia, the film "Superman II" will air on Foxtel's Action Movie Channel on Thursday, June 23 at 2.30pm.

    In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Saturday, June 25 at 2.45am.

    In Australia, the "Teen Titans Go!" episode titled "Let's Get Serious", which features the Young Justice characters, will air on Cartoon Network on Sunday, June 19 at 1.45pm.

    In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
    Tuesday, June 21 - "Before The Dawn" at 12.03am
    Wednesday, June 22 - "Cornered" at 12.03am
    Thursday, June 23 - "True Colors" at 12.03am
    Friday, June 24 - "The Fix" at 12.03am
    Saturday, June 25 - "Runaways" at 12.03am
    Sunday, June 26 - "War" at 12.03am

    In Australia, episodes of the "Justice League Unlimited" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
    Saturday, June 25 - "Double Date" at 5.00pm
    Sunday, June 26 - "Clash" at 5.00pm

    If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.


    June 19, 2016: Tyler Hoechlin on How He'll Approach Playing SupermanPrint

    Tyler Hoechlin Attending the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney, Australia this weekend, Tyler Hoechlin spoke with Australia's Daily Mail on Saturday during the Sydney Film Festival premiere of "Everybody Wants Some", telling them about how he plans to approach playing the role of Superman in Season 2 of "Supergirl".

    As for whether he'll be basing his version of the character on the performance of any previous actor to play the role, Hoechlin said, "I never try to compare and contrast performances because it's such an iconic character already. Superman is Superman so I'm just going to try to carry on the tradition of that and play that part."

    Interestingly, Tyler is more excited about playing Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent.

    "I think the fun is going to be finding where Clark Kent is in this world. I'm just excited to find out Clark's sense of humour."

    On Friday, Tyler announced to his fans on Twitter that he would be playing Superman, Tweeting: "Could not be more honored & humbled to be given the opportunity to play this incredible & beloved character. Can't wait to get to work!"

    The CW debut of "Supergirl" will see Tyler Hoechlin playing Superman, with the Man of Steel set to appear in the first two episodes of the new season.

    The Season 2 premiere of "Supergirl" will take place on Monday, October 10 at 8.00pm on The CW.