February 15, 2011: Report from NY Premiere of "All-Star Superman"
By Scotty V
On Valentine's Day 2011, I had the pleasure of attending the world premiere of "All-Star Superman." The film is the tenth entry in the WB Animation line-up of feature length straight to DVD films being regularly released since starting with "Superman/Doomsday" in November of 2008. "All-Star Superman" features the voice talent of Christina Hendricks (Firefly, Madmen), the expert voice direction of Andrea Romano (Animaniacs, Justice League Unlimited and all ten of these features), and a screenplay from renowned comics and television writer Dwayne McDuffie. The three were on hand for the red carpet event at the Paley Center for Media in New York City and answered questions before and after the screening.
Speaking with Dwayne McDuffie:
What made "All-Star Superman" the project adaptation you wanted to work on?
"This might be my favorite Superman story of all time. When I heard that they were doing it I sort of went in there and said 'Oh, me! Me!'"
Grant Morrison (Writer of the Comic mini-series "All-Star Superman" from which this film was adapted) wrote a lot in the comics about Superman as an icon, a figure that we all think of in our culture. What did you try to do for the movie that kept some of that idea while trying to streamline it?
"Grant was working on Superman as a figure in the comics almost entirely and the wonderful thing about the mini-series is that he found a way to touch on the seventeen or eighteen different versions of Superman over the years, bring it somehow into the present and make it contemporary and make all those wildly different eras seem to be of the piece. I thought that was great. It was a lot of stuff to delve into for a comic reader, especially for a longtime comic reader. I sort of had to pull back to the pop culture image of Superman which is somewhere between The Super Friends and Christopher Reeve and current day Superman while honoring those pieces that he was doing. I really needed to concentrate on the story and couldn't afford to divert for a couple of issues because... aw man, we really need to do a crazy Jimmy Olsen story here. We'd have loved to do that but we couldn't because we only had 75 minutes and we really wanted to concentrate on the dramatic arc that we'd chosen out of everything that Grant did but I think we kept it very close to the spirit of it."
Can you give us a quick tease of anything that hasn't been announced that is next up?
"They'd kill me. I can say there's another one of these I've done that will probably be announced this summer."
Is there any chance of bringing any Milestone characters over to one of these with DC in the future?
[Milestone was a company created by Dwayne and other artists in 1992, distributed through a deal with DC, featuring characters representing different cultural groups and ethnic minorities in America, of which Static Shock was probably most well known.]
"Oh I would love to see something like that but it's pretty tough because when doing direct-to-videos, they kind of have to sell in Wal-Marts which means everybody has to know who they [the characters] are. As much as I love those characters, they're not at that level. I'm always trying to convince them to do Static because he had the T.V. Show for four or five years."
Of the material that had to be cut to fit the 75 minutes, what was the one thing you really wish you could have kept that was left out?
"There's this wonderful sequence in the book where Superman talks this suicidal teen girl out of jumping off a building and he's got a lot of problems of his own at that point and that's the essence of Superman, which isn't flying and hitting things but caring about people and inspiring us to be better and I just wish I could have gotten it in."
[Writer's note: When that question was continuously posed, Dwayne also added that the scene was written for the movie but that in trying it at various points in the story, there was just no place it fit and felt right. At certain points where he tried to put it in, just where Superman was emotionally in the story he just couldn't put it in. He says he'd have instantly cut 2 minutes out of a fight to keep it in but it just didn't work. Superman is very strong, not physically, but emotionally and morally. To me, Dwayne continued, Superman's greatest power is the sense of hope he instills in us and that's the cool thing about Grant's book that we tried to keep in the movie. When Superman comes in contact with someone, it changes them for the better.]
In casting these roles, do you ever have ideas for actors you'd like to suggest?
"Sometimes they ask me but with Andrea Romano casting, what more could we need? She always casts these interesting people who bring something to the characters we haven't seen before. She's done it again here. We got really lucky with wonderful performances from everyone in the cast."
If you could pick any Marvel character to adapt in this manner, who would it be?
"I'd say Damage Control, and four people are gonna get that."
Why is it necessary for these features to remain under 75 minutes?
"Because every minute costs money and there's a price point you have to hit to sell the thing and since it hasn't been in the theaters and it hasn't been on television every dime comes out of people paying for the DVD. So if you do a 90 minute one, you can't price it at whatever they're pricing it at. You sort of run all the numbers and there's a sweet spot, you don't want it too short cause it's not worth the money but after a certain point, somewhere between 70 and 75 minutes, every minute you add is just taking away the chances that this will make money and we'll get to do anymore. So there's a tradeoff. Comics used to be 22 pages and now they're 20 and that's basically for the same reason."
Do you enjoy picking apart the source material and making it your own in that way?
"Well, that's part of the job. For instance, when you're doing a 22 minute episode of Justice League then you know that the episode needs to be 22 minutes, whereas with these adaptations it's a little more difficult because the piece is what the piece is. So what you have to do is find a subset of that story that's true to what it originally was that fits in the amount of time you have. Sometimes that means you have to drop stuff you like. Sometimes it means that scenes I wanted to play a lot longer I have to make shorter. Sometimes it means that because it was just a comic book, they only had 22 pages an issue and they wanted to make something longer and they didn't have time. It's like Haiku, you have to fit it into the form that you're writing it for and I think 75 minutes was plenty of time for this movie. I feel like emotionally this is the same experience as reading the books which are wonderful and if you haven't you should go read them."
Are you personally working on any original Superman stories you'd like to see them make?
"There are a lot of things they're considering for Superman. I think it's be pretty tough to bump in with something original because there are so many great Superman stories they want to adapt but it's not off the table."
[At this point, Randall Lotowycz, writer of the D.C. Fandex, begins a question but Dwayne stops him because he notices Randall has a Gary Frank inspired Superman flying with Lois tattoo covering the inside of his forearm. Dwayne mentions that it's "hardcore" to have such a tattoo and when Randall replies "Don't you have any Superman tattoos?" Dwayne says "none that I could show you!"]
Were there any scenes you didn't mind losing from the mini?
"I didn't mind losing Bizarro, because, while he's very funny, a lot of the stuff was very visual and written in a way where you had to read it. So if you adapted it to film oftentimes by the time you'd get the joke, you'd be on to the next joke and you'd be missing it. But I wish I could have kept everything."
Are there any surprises in this film?
The mini-series packs an emotional punch and there were moments where, when reading, I was very moved. What is your emotional reaction to the comic as opposed to the film?
"The comic made me come very close to tearing up...okay I teared up, and so did the movie. I think what the character design, board guys and voice actors bring to it, they bring a feel that isn't in the comics that works to the same end and you're made of stone if it doesn't get you. That part was more important to me than seeing Superman pick up something really heavy because I've done that a whole bunch. I really think Grant and Frank's piece went to the emotional core of Superman and our relation to Superman in pop and American culture and I didn't want to lose that. Everyone who worked on this thing had an emotional connection to the material and wanted to honor it, to the extent that, if it doesn't, it's because we failed not because we didn't want to."
How was it working on a series that was episodic and trying to make a finite film?
"That was a big fear of everyone when we started working on this but as I closely read it, there's a very clear arc. Almost everything in the comic, and we had to drop some stuff anyway, so we pushed away stuff that weren't part of that emotional core and what you're left with is, I think, the most faithful adaptation of a DC Comics story ever done by a bunch of people who loved the original comic."
What was the hardest part of condensing a 12 issue book into a 75 minute film?
"The biggest challenge is the enormous amount of love people have for the original source material. Fortunately the people working on the film shared that love and no one wanted to let down the book that we all loved so much."
In this story, you're facing the huge issue of mortality, so what was it like writing for a character who had been so invulnerable for so long knowing he'd be facing that mortality?
"Well to be fair, Superman dies on a fairly regular basis."
[Writer's interjection: At this point I was thinking once in regular continuity and now twice in total that I can remember and in this case it's a separate story and not canon so it really doesn't count.]
"I think this piece deals with the emotional part of that much better than the other Superman dying stories."
You've been working on animation for a long time. What's it like writing for all these animated action series?
"I've been lucky to mostly work at Warner Brothers, where they've been pushing the envelope constantly and didn't treat them like animated series. We sit down as if we were doing a live action piece. I've been lucky enough to work with Andrea Romano, which means that we get actors of a level you don't generally get in animation so we can really run the full gamut of everything we want to do emotionally in these complete character arcs."
Speaking with Christina Hendricks:
When you were first approached about playing Lois, did it immediately appeal to you or did you need to be convinced?
"No... no I was immediately on the page. I had never done voice work before and so I was already excited about that and then, it was Lois Lane, the crème de la crème of a way to start so as soon as they asked I said "Absolutely, thank you!""
You were rumored to be interested in the role of Wonder Woman when Joss Whedon was connected. Now that he's doing Avengers, is there any possibility for a role in that movie?
"I have spoken with Joss and it doesn't look like there's anything for me in that one. As far as the Wonder Woman thing, that rumor was started by... I don't know who but it's a great compliment and it's a nice rumor to have going around."
Lois Lane is a character very different from the types of roles people are used to seeing you play. What was it like playing such a different character?
"Well she's a little more rough around the edges this Lois Lane than the character I play on Madmen but both very strong and independent women. I don't think they're so different.
What was the challenge of recording your lines separately from the other actors?
"It was definitely a very interesting way of doing things but the direction on this project was just so good so they'd always give us options of responses and they knew exactly what they were doing so I wasn't too worried about it."
It was rumored that your co-star John Hamm was in the running to play Superman. Now that you've played Lois Lane will you be talking to him about it, maybe to sort of rub it in?
"I just heard that rumor outside today so I didn't even realize but I think that he would be a great Superman and yes... I'll probably rub it in. [laughter]"
It's been said this film has a lot more emotional heft than that of other previous animated efforts. Did you feel that in just reading the script or did you have to bring that yourself from somewhere else inside?
"I think just by reading it and also, we know these characters so well and they're so a part of our culture that we know the relationship between Superman and Lois Lane. So we've already experienced that and we understand the dynamic between these two characters and their relationship. I was actually quite surprised when I read the script and saw the adventure that they take together."
So many of your co-stars in other projects and now you are involved in the Superhero genre now. What is it about this genre that's attracting so many stars?
"Well, first of all, there are so many of these projects right now. But it's like we were saying, these are such iconic characters that we've all grown up on and especially, I think, as actors we probably all grew up acting like these characters already. So I'm very grateful for this opportunity."
Did you read the original Grant Morrison comic before you did the role?
"I didn't. This was completely new to me and very exciting. I didn't know that you could do what they've done with these characters until I got involved. I looked at it and was like wait a minute this isn't the Superman that I know!"
We then went into the film and waited eagerly for it to begin. There were announcements, applause, laughter, prizes and fun times had by all. After the showing the stars came up on stage and held a discussion where they took audience questions and discussed the project further. I've been told that soon a video of the discussion will be available at www.paleycenter.org in the Screening Room section of the site.
Order "All-Star Superman" as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, or single disc DVD from Amazon.com.
2011 Movie News
Listed below are all the Movie News items archived for 2011 organized into various categories:
New Movie News:
Justice League Movie News:
Direct-to-DVD Animated Movie News:
- January 1, 2011: Portman Unaware of Lois Lane Rumors
- January 5, 2011: Producer Charles Roven Talks Superman Movie
- January 7, 2011: Production Timeline for Superman Film?
- January 9, 2011: Genesis of a Rumor - Geoff Ward Screen Test
- January 17, 2011: Jon Hamm Puts To Rest Superman Rumors
- January 22, 2011: Duncan Jones Backed Out of Directing Superman
- January 27, 2011: Superman Movie Rumor Round-Up
- January 30, 2011: Henry Cavill Lands Superman Movie Role
- January 31, 2011: Henry Cavill and the Casting Decision
- January 31, 2011: Superman Celebrities Comment on Henry Cavill's Casting
- February 1, 2011: The Search for Lois Lane
- February 2, 2011: Add Olivia Wilde to the Possible Lois Lane List
- February 4, 2011: Superman Movie Female Lead Role Up For Grabs
- February 4, 2011: Kristina Anapau Interested in Lois Lane Role
- February 4, 2011: Colbert's Take on Henry Cavill as Superman
- February 5, 2011: Zack Snyder's Favorite Superman Artists
- February 5, 2011: Superman Movie Lead Female Role Revealed to be Ursa
- February 6, 2011: Kruger Denies Ursa Movie Rumor
- February 8, 2011: Lindsay Lohan Up For Role in Superman Movie?
- February 9, 2011: Zack Snyder Talks About Superman Movie
- February 16, 2011: Rumor About Superman Movie Script Issues
- February 17, 2011: Henry Cavill on Entertainment Weekly Cover
- February 18, 2011: More on Cavill's Entertainment Weekly Interview
- February 21, 2011: Kevin Costner Rumored for Role in Superman Movie
- February 25, 2011: Viggo Mortensen Could Be New Movie Villain
- February 27, 2011: Henry Cavill and His Girlfriend Ellen Whitaker
- February 27, 2011: Rumor Control - Daniel Day-Lewis
- February 28, 2011: Mila Kunis Dismisses Lois Lane Rumors
- March 3, 2011: Diane Lane Cast as Martha Kent
- March 5, 2011: Zack Snyder Talks Superman
- March 6, 2011: Connection Between DC Comics and Superman Movie
- March 8, 2011: Joe Manganiello on Missing Out on Superman Role
- March 14, 2011: Jessica Biel Lois Lane Rumor
- March 16, 2011: Snyder Not a Slave to Previous Superman Movies
- March 16, 2011: Diane Lane Discusses Playing Martha Kent
- March 16, 2011: Superman Movie Timeframe Comparison
- March 17, 2011: Kevin Costner Confirmed as Jonathan Kent
- March 18, 2011: Henry Cavill to Appear at WonderCon
- March 21, 2011: Zack Snyder Talks Superman Movie
- March 21, 2011: Zack Snyder Talks About the Need for a Superman Movie
- March 21, 2011: Amanda Seyfried Auditioned for Superman Movie
- March 21, 2011: Zack Snyder Hints at Physical Superman
- March 21, 2011: Zack Snyder Talks About Henry Cavill
- March 22, 2011: Snyder Says No Viggo Mortensen and Talks Filming Schedule
- March 22, 2011: Snyder on Casting Jonathan and Martha Kent
- March 23, 2011: Zack Snyder Talks About Superman Schedule
- March 23, 2011: Snyder's Superman Secrets
- March 23, 2011: Kevin Costner on Playing Jonathan Kent
- March 24, 2011: Edgar Ramirez or Michael Shannon to Play Superman Villain?
- March 25, 2011: Snyder Talks About the Reality of Superman
- March 27, 2011: Amy Adams Cast as Lois Lane
- March 27, 2011: Superman to Fly to Plano, Illinois
- March 28, 2011: Official Press Release - Amy Adams Cast as Lois Lane
- March 28, 2011: Noel Neill Approves of Amy Adams
- March 29, 2011: Military Hardware Needed for Superman Movie
- March 30, 2011: Superman and Justice League Movies Not Connected
- March 30, 2011: Amy Adams on Being Lois Lane
- March 30, 2011: Snyder Talks Superman Casting and Hints at Villain
- March 30, 2011: Reminder - Henry Cavill at WonderCon
- March 30, 2011: Fan Video - Zack Snyder Kneels Before Zod
- March 30, 2011: Superman to the Rescue at Plano's Fox River
- March 31, 2011: Margot Kidder's Thoughts on Amy Adams
- April 1, 2011: Zack Snyder Talks Superman
- April 2, 2011: Snyder on the Reality of Superman Visual Effects
- April 3, 2011: Superman Film Plot Details?
- April 3, 2011: Henry Cavill Talks Superman
- April 4, 2011: Superman Movie Villain Rumors
- April 4, 2011: Henry Cavill Talks Immortals, Superman and Video Games
- April 4, 2011: Henry Cavill on Preparing for Superman
- April 4, 2011: Cavill Talks About Reading Superman Comic Books
- April 6, 2011: Zack Snyder on Collaborating with Christopher Nolan
- April 6, 2011: Henry Cavill Not Worried About Being Typecast
- April 8, 2011: Henry Cavill on Preparing for Superman
- April 10, 2011: Michael Shannon Cast as General Zod
- April 12, 2011: Walking & Talking With Henry Cavill
- April 12, 2011: Michael Shannon Talks About Auditioning for Zod
- April 13, 2011: Diane Lane Talks About Man of Steel Script
- April 14, 2011: Man of Steel Krypton Sequence and Female Villain Rumors
- April 14, 2011: Diane Lane Talks Man of Steel with Jay Leno
- April 16, 2011: Man of Steel Plot Outline?
- April 21, 2011: Routh and Huntington Talk Man of Steel
- April 27, 2011: Antje Traue Cast as Faora in Man of Steel
- April 27, 2011: Tom Welling Talks Superman Movies
- April 27, 2011: Official Immortals Movie Trailer
- May 4, 2011: Henry Cavill Engaged
- May 17, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown
- June 8, 2011: Dean Cain Says Cavill will be Fantastic
- June 8, 2011: Richard Donner Talks Superman, Zod and Henry Cavill
- June 8, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 2
- June 14, 2011: Extras Needed for Man of Steel Movie
- June 15, 2011: Russell Crowe Cast as Jor-El?
- June 18, 2011: Man of Steel Open Casting Call for Extras
- June 20, 2011: Man of Steel Production Sheet?
- June 21, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 3
- June 23, 2011: Julia Ormond Offered Role of Lara in Man of Steel
- June 23, 2011: Man of Steel Open Casting Call for Extras in Plano
- June 25, 2011: Christopher Meloni Cast in Man of Steel?
- June 26, 2011: Chris Meloni Confirms Role in Man of Steel
- June 27, 2011: Possible Smallville Location Sets for Man of Steel
- June 29, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 4
- June 30, 2011: Win a Trip to the Man of Steel Premiere
- June 30, 2011: Paramedics and Firefighters as Man of Steel Extras
- July 5, 2011: More Man of Steel Set Constructions in Plano, Illinois
- July 6, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 5
- July 8, 2011: Harry Lennix Cast in Man of Steel
- July 9, 2011: Kent Farm Set Photos for Man of Steel
- July 12, 2011: Man of Steel Production Notes for Vancouver Filming
- July 12, 2011: Warner Bros. Rep to Visit Plano Farmers Market
- July 13, 2011: More Set Photos from Man of Steel
- July 13, 2011: Man of Steel Road Closure Permits Filed
- July 17, 2011: Man of Steel News & Footage From Plano, Illinois
- July 18, 2011: Is Kurt Johnstad the Man of Steel Rewrite Man?
- July 20, 2011: "Man of Steel" Filming in West Chicago
- July 21, 2011: Man of Steel Delayed Until 2013
- July 21, 2011: "Man of Steel" Countdown - Part 6
- July 21, 2011: "Man of Steel" Crew Set Up Base in Aurora
- July 23, 2011: More Set Photos from "Man of Steel"
- July 23, 2011: Cavill Praises "Man of Steel" Script
- July 24, 2011: Cavill Talks About "Man of Steel" at Comic Con
- July 25, 2011: Henry Cavill Talks Superman at Comic Con
- July 26, 2011: More Comic Con Interviews with Henry Cavill
- July 27, 2011: "Man of Steel" Filming in Sugar Grove
- July 28, 2011: Eleven Days of Filming in Chicago for "Man of Steel"
- July 28, 2011: "Man of Steel" Filming Closes La Salle County Bridge
- July 30, 2011: Location Filming Reports for "Man of Steel"
- August 1, 2011: More "Man of Steel" Location Photos
- August 2, 2011: Laurence Fishburne Cast as Perry White for "Man of Steel"
- August 2, 2011: "Man of Steel" Location Scouts and Tornado Sequence
- August 3, 2011: Henry Cavill Talks Superman Costume and Diet
- August 3, 2011: "Man of Steel" Countdown - Part 7
- August 3, 2011: Henry Cavill Talks About Superman Comic Books
- August 4, 2011: First Picture of Henry Cavill as Superman
- August 4, 2011: More "Man of Steel" Location Photos
- August 5, 2011: Reactions to First "Man of Steel" Superman Photo
- August 5, 2011: Road Closures for "Man of Steel" Filming in Plano, Illinois
- August 7, 2011: "Man of Steel" to Blow Stuff Up in Plano, Illinois
- August 8, 2011: My Thoughts on the "Man of Steel" Superman Costume
- August 9, 2011: Henry Cavill on Location in Sugar Grove
- August 9, 2011: "Man of Steel" Filming at Edwards Air Force Base
- August 10, 2011: Cavill, Costner and Lane at "Man of Steel" Filming
- August 11, 2011: Aerial View of Plano "Man of Steel" Sets
- August 12, 2011: More "Man of Steel" Set Photos, Including Bank Vault
- August 12, 2011: Missing Out on Superman Left Manganiello Depressed
- August 14, 2011: Plano Enjoys "Man of Steel" Boost for Business
- August 16, 2011: Amy Adams Spotted in Plano, Illinois
- August 16, 2011: "Man of Steel" Countdown - Part 8
- August 17, 2011: "Man of Steel" Open Casting Call for Vancouver Island
- August 17, 2011: "Man of Steel" Spoilers! Headstones in Smallville Cemetery
- August 17, 2011: More Plano, Illinois Location Photos for "Man of Steel"
- August 17, 2011: "Man of Steel" at The Orchard Community
- August 17, 2011: "Man of Steel" Set Visit... But We Weren't Invited
- August 18, 2011: Young Clark Kent in "Man of Steel"?
- August 19, 2011: Superman on Set in Plano, Illinois
- August 21, 2011: Michael Shannon on Set in Plano, Illinois
- August 21, 2011: Nanaimo Extras Line Up for "Man of Steel" Casting
- August 23, 2011: More Destruction in Plano for Man of Steel
- August 24, 2011: Superman Photographed in Plano for Man of Steel
- August 26, 2011: Man of Steel Military Action in Plano, Illinois
- August 27, 2011: Man of Steel Photos from Plano, Illinois
- August 31, 2011: More Superman Photos From Man of Steel Filming
- August 31, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 9
- September 4, 2011: Plano, Illinois Open to Public After Man of Steel Filming
- September 5, 2011: Man of Steel Filming Heads to Chicago
- September 7, 2011: Man of Steel Lands in Chicago
- September 7, 2011: Michael Shannon Talks General Zod in Man of Steel
- September 7, 2011: Henry Cavill on Talking with an American Accent
- September 7, 2011: Man of Steel Museum Planned for Plano, Illinois
- September 10, 2011: Man of Steel Filming Locations in Chicago
- September 12, 2011: Photos from Man of Steel Filming in Chicago
- September 12, 2011: Michael Shannon on Getting the Role of Zod
- September 12, 2011: More Filming Locations for Man of Steel
- September 13, 2011: Inside and Outside the Man of Steel Daily Planet
- September 13, 2011: Chicago Governor Visits Man of Steel Set
- September 14, 2011: Ucluelet is Next Stop for Man of Steel
- September 14, 2011: Man of Steel Filming at Union Station
- September 14, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 10
- September 15, 2011: More Man of Steel Photos from Chicago
- September 17, 2011: Man of Steel to Close Streets in Chicago
- September 23, 2011: Will Michael Cerveris be Lex Luthor?
- September 25, 2011: Ayelet Zurer Replaces Julia Ormond as Lara
- September 25, 2011: Man of Steel Rumor on Jor-El's Appearance
- September 27, 2011: Michael Shannon Talks Zod and Man of Steel Script
- September 29, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 11
- September 30, 2011: Michael Shannon Impressed by Man of Steel
- October 4, 2011: First Look at Russell Crowe Spotted as Jor-El
- October 6, 2011: Amy Adams on Set in Vancouver
- October 6, 2011: Henry Cavill Filming in Vancouver
- October 9, 2011: Man of Steel Filming in Nanaimo and Ucluelet
- October 10, 2011: Ayelet Zurer in Vancouver for Man of Steel
- October 11, 2011: More Amy Adams Photos as Man of Steel Leaves Cassidy
- October 12, 2011: Apron-Wearing Cavill Spotted on Set in Vancouver
- October 12, 2011: Michael Shannon Feeling the Pressure
- October 12, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 12
- October 13, 2011: Michael Shannon Talks About the Role of Zod
- October 14, 2011: Henry Cavill Goes Shirtless on Man of Steel Set
- October 15, 2011: Henry Cavill's Workout
- October 19, 2011: Russell Crowe Gives Man of Steel Teasers on Twitter
- October 19, 2011: Featurette on Henry Cavill in Immortals
- October 22, 2011: Michael Shannon Talks Man of Steel
- October 24, 2011: Michael Shannon Intimidated by Zod Role
- October 26, 2011: More Photos and Details on Man of Steel Filming
- October 26, 2011: More Photos of Shirtless Henry Cavill
- October 26, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 13
- October 28, 2011: Footage of Green Screen Filming on Man of Steel
- October 28, 2011: Michael Shannon on Kneeling Before Zod
- October 30, 2011: Smoking Up the Screen on Man of Steel
- October 31, 2011: Henry Cavill's Excitement at Being Superman
- October 31, 2011: Henry Cavill Interview in SciFi Now Magazine
- October 31, 2011: Michael Shannon on Zod's Costumes
- November 1, 2011: Cavill Relieved at Positive Fan Reactions
- November 2, 2011: Cavill and Shannon Talk Physical Training for Man of Steel
- November 4, 2011: Man of Steel Filming Report and Set Photos
- November 7, 2011: Amy Adams Talks Man of Steel and Henry Cavill
- November 7, 2011: Henry Cavill on Zack Snyder and Training for Man of Steel
- November 8, 2011: Henry Cavill at the Immortals World Premiere
- November 8, 2011: Audio Interview with Henry Cavill
- November 8, 2011: Henry Cavill on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- November 9, 2011: Cavill Returns to Vancouver for Man of Steel
- November 10, 2011: Cavill Digs into Superman Mythos for Man of Steel
- November 10, 2011: Cavill Stunned at Man of Steel Action Figures
- November 10, 2011: Amy Adams on Playing Lois Lane
- November 11, 2011: Henry Cavill on Modernizing Superman
- November 13, 2011: Julian Riching in Man of Steel
- November 13, 2011: Amy Adams Featured in InStyle Magazine
- November 15, 2011: WB Looking Ahead to Man of Steel Sequel
- November 15, 2011: Henry Cavill Biographic
- November 15, 2011: Henry Cavill in Immortals - Poll Position
- November 21, 2011: Henry Cavill Talks About His Favorite Comic Books
- November 29, 2011: Michael Shannon Talks About Zack Snyder and Man of Steel
- November 29, 2011: Henry Cavill in Immortals - Poll Position
- November 30, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 14
- December 5, 2011: Man of Steel Filming, Michael Shannon and Hans Zimmer
- December 9, 2011: New Photos of Michael Shannon as Zod
- December 12, 2011: Superman on the Cover of SFX Magazine
- December 15, 2011: Man of Steel Countdown - Part 15
- December 18, 2011: Joe Letteri Talks Special Effects in Man of Steel
- December 22, 2011: Amy Adams Talk Superman in Total Film Magazine
- December 22, 2011: Man of Steel Trailer Coming Mid-2012
Christopher Reeve Movie News:
- January 5, 2011: Grant Morrison Talks All-Star Superman Animated Movie
- January 13, 2011: All-Star Superman NY and LA Premiere Dates Announced
- January 18, 2011: Anthony Lapaglia Talks Lex Luthor in All-Star Superman
- February 8, 2011: Christina Hendricks at All-Star Superman NY Premiere
- February 10, 2011: Andrea Romano Talks All-Star Superman Animated Movie
- February 13, 2011: All-Star Superman Official Website and Preview Clip
- February 15, 2011: Report from NY Premiere of All-Star Superman
- February 18, 2011: All-Star Superman LA Premiere Interviews
- February 18, 2011: All-Star Superman LA Premiere Interviews
- February 19, 2011: More All-Star Superman LA Premiere Interviews
- February 22, 2011: Untimely Death of Dwayne McDuffie
- February 23, 2011: Grant Morrison's Comments About New Superman Movie
- February 24, 2011: Grant Morrison on All-Star Superman Animated Movie
- March 5, 2011: Christina Hendricks Talks All-Star Superman
- March 7, 2011: Grant Morrison on All-Star Superman Comic to Screen
- April 2, 2011: Warner Bros. Animation Announces Justice League: Doom
- April 11, 2011: DC Kids 3-Pack Compilation DVDs
- July 23, 2011: New Superman Animated Movies Announced
- September 20, 2011: Justice League: Doom Footage at New York Comic Con
- September 26, 2011: Details on Justice League: Doom Animated Movie
- September 27, 2011: Justice League: Doom Full Cast Announced
- October 16, 2011: Official Trailer for Justice League: Doom Animated Movie
- December 12, 2011: Details on Justice League: Doom Animated Movie
- December 21, 2011: World Premiere of Justice League: Doom in NY
- December 21, 2011: Pre-Order Justice League: Doom
Other Movie News:
- January 16, 2011: Susannah York Dies Aged 72
- January 20, 2011: Rumored Blu-Ray Release of Superman: Ultimate Collector's Edition
- January 31, 2011: Superman: The Movie Filming Locations
- February 2, 2011: Superman Movie Producer/Initiator Ilya Salkind Missing in Mexico
- February 3, 2011: Ilya Salkind Found Alive
- February 4, 2011: Ilya Salkind Company Issues Press Release Regarding Ilya's Condition
- February 4, 2011: Ilya Salkind Hospitalized in Mexico; Full Recovery Expected
- February 5, 2011: Ilya Salkind Regains Consciousness
- February 7, 2011: Ilya Salkind Released from Mexico Hospital
- March 11, 2011: The Complete Superman Collection on Blu-Ray
- March 30, 2011: Superman Motion Picture Anthology Promo Video
- March 31, 2011: Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology
- April 5, 2011: Pre-Order Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology
- May 4, 2011: Jackie Cooper Dies Aged 88
- May 5, 2011: Richard Donner at Hero Complex Film Festival
- May 25, 2011: The Superman Motion Picture Anthology
- May 26, 2011: John Williams Honored at Symphony Hall, Boston
- May 31, 2011: Ilya Salkind to Attend Hollywood Show Convention
- June 1, 2011: Richard Donner Talks Superman Movies
- June 5, 2011: Christopher Reeve Superman Statue at Film Festival
- June 8, 2011: Richard Donner Talks Superman, Zod and Henry Cavill
- June 9, 2011: Richard Donner Talks About John Williams' Superman Theme
- June 13, 2011: Making Superman: The Movie Article
- June 18, 2011: Extended 3D Tribute to Christopher Reeve
- July 25, 2011: Tied to a Cause - The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
- September 15, 2011: New Superman: The Movie Interviews
- October 3, 2011: Christopher Reeve 1989 Canon Commercial
- October 12, 2011: Christopher Reeve Nominated for New Jersey Hall of Fame
- November 15, 2011: Marc McClure Talks Jimmy Olsen
- December 29, 2011: The Life and Career of Tom Mankiewicz
- January 17, 2011: Superman Requiem Fan Film Poster
- February 3, 2011: Superman Returns - Brandon Routh vs CGI
- February 7, 2011: Superman Classic Fantastic Fan Animation
- March 2, 2011: Independent Film The Legacy Available Online
- March 3, 2011: Superman Requiem Fan Film Needs Your Help
- March 6, 2011: Eva Marie Saint to Visit Cleveland, Ohio
- March 25, 2011: Bryan Singer Looks Back at Superman Returns
- April 1, 2011: Superman Cast for Superman Requiem Fan Film
- April 4, 2011: Brandon Routh Looks Back at Superman Returns
- April 4, 2011: Further Casting Announcements for Superman: Requiem Fan Film
- April 5, 2011: Interview With Superman: Requiem Producer Gene Fallaize
- April 13, 2011: Trailer for S Another Fan Made Superman Film
- April 18, 2011: Bryan Singer Says He'd Cast Nicholas Hoult as Superman
- April 26, 2011: Brandon Routh Talks About Flaws of Superman Returns
- May 3, 2011: Superman Available on TW Cable Movies on Demand
- May 10, 2011: Sam Huntington to Appear at Motor City ComicCon
- May 25, 2011: New Teaser Poster for Superman: Requiem Fan Film
- May 27, 2011: Superman: Requiem Fan Film Trailer
- May 31, 2011: Superman Doomsday: Funeral For a Friend Fan-Made Trailer
- June 1, 2011: Return to Krypton Sequence from Superman Returns
- July 7, 2011: Bats in the Clock Tower Fan Film
- July 17, 2011: Superman: The Golden Child Fan Film
- July 26, 2011: "Superman Returns" - Return to Krypton Sequence
- August 4, 2011: Superman Restored - Teaser Trailer for Fan Edit of "Superman Returns"
- August 4, 2011: The Long, Slow Death of a Twenty-Something
- August 14, 2011: Is Warner Bros. Pushing for a World's Finest Movie?
- August 22, 2011: Superhero Documentary Heroic Ambition Premiere
- August 23, 2011: Superman Returns Crew Shots in Exhibition
- September 6, 2011: Superman: Requiem Fan Film Teaser Poster
- September 9, 2011: Superman: The Golden Child Fan Film Casting Continues
- September 13, 2011: How Captain America Should Have Ended
- September 14, 2011: Fleischer's Superman Celebrating 70 Years
- September 20, 2011: Independent Film The Legacy Available on Hulu
- September 20, 2011: Premiere Date for S: A Superman Fan Film
- September 30, 2011: Superman: Requiem Fan Film Premiere Announcement
- October 2, 2011: Superman: The Golden Child Fan Film Trailer
- October 9, 2011: Superman Reborn Fan Film
- October 13, 2011: Official Trailer for Superman: Requiem Fan Film
- November 11, 2011: Superman: Requiem Fan Film Released
- November 24, 2011: An Interview with Superman: Requiem Director Gene Fallaize
- November 24, 2011: Film Review - Superman: Requiem
- November 28, 2011: S: A Superman Fan Film
- December 2, 2011: Interview - S: A Superman Fan Film
- December 15, 2011: Hasbro Designs for Scrapped Superman Lives Line
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