Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.
February 5, 2009: Superman Franchise Still High on Time Warner Agenda
On February 4, 2009, Time Warner held its fourth quarter 2008 earnings conference call for shareholders. During the call, Time Warner's President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey L. Bewkes referred to Time Warner's desire to develop ongoing film franchises and specifically mentioned the Man of Steel:
In a related way of thinking, and you've seen it in Harry Potter which we're proud, even though we know there are seven Harry Potter books and there will be eight Harry Potter movies, it's fantastic to have franchises that not only last that long, but where and I think Warner's you should stop and consider that Warner's has been able, with a number of these franchises and we want to do it with Batman, Superman and Sherlock Holmes perhaps, as you go along the sequels as they used to call them, are performing as well and are as original and good in terms of storyline with new characters added and new, very important actors added as were the originals, which didn't used to be the case in the old sequel business years ago.
You can read the call transcript in its entirety here. The discussion quoted above can be found here.
2009 Movie News
Listed below are all the Movie News items archived for 2009 organized into various categories: