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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 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 17: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Lana Lang, Clark Kent's boyhood friend.
July 22: Terence Stamp, General Zod in Superman and Superman II, born in 1938.
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.
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: