December 2, 2011: Interview - "S: A Superman Fan Film"
As promised, the Superman Homepage contacted Johnny Wu, creator of "S: A Superman Fan Film" and put to him a series of questions submitted by you, the members of this website.
Johnny is joined by script writers George Tutie and James V. Geier in answering the following questions.
Q: What was your goal in this project? What made you decide to make this film?
JW: Since the release of my first parody fan film A Joker's Card, we have been tossing the idea to do another fan film. (We is me and a few friends and producers from A Joker's Card), but we wanted to first make a feature that is sellable, so we made The Rapture, a 95 mins sci-fi/Anime styled action film, which was kind of inspired by A Joker's Card. During the process of making The Rapture, one of the actors, George Tutie resembles Tom Welling, so we thought "Maybe we can make a Superman fan film"... lol. Not to mention George does have that 6-pack body that kinda resembles what Superman would be. So with our passion for comic books (George and James) wrote the script, and while I'm not a comic book fan (or an avid reader), I do enjoy what the superhero action movies and cartoons bring. Also Superman was born in the same city as I am (Cleveland), we thought why not make a Superman Fan Film. The goal was simple, to bring our vision of Superman, to have a good time at the same time, using this short film to garner additional fans to my other projects, create a bigger fan base for our work.
JG: To help my friends Johnny Wu & George Tutie make a fun Superman movie with an appropriate "feel" to it.
Q: Why did you choose these particular characters for the story and what influenced you tell the story you did?
JW: They were characters I thought would work for this particular case, I wanted to do a story about Superman and have 'action' in it. I wanted it to be a bit different from other Superman fan films that I've seen, and knowing the we would use wire-work and a lot of 'flying', I decided to do this all in a Green Screen environment, just because it's a controlled environment that we can practice, rehearse and do it all on schedule/time. We thought about doing this all outside on location, but the logistics of using wire-stunt work and setup would make the production very difficult. Because of what I wanted to see, and knowing that Brainiac is one of the 'harder' characters to pull off, I decided to challenge our team to make this happen. It was a good learning experience. As for the story, originally Superman dies at the end, but I just felt it was 'already done' and thought of a way to 'shock' the audience, so they either love me or hate me for it. I also wanted a bit of a 'fresh' ending (and of course, having Donna Williams playing Lois Lane and 'dying' again on screen for me was a must - she died in The Rapture, she died in Jean Claude the Gumming Zombie and now in S: A Superman Fan Film) LOL!
GT: Johnny Wu told me the characters he wanted me to use but pretty much gave me free reign to tell the story the way I wanted. I love Superman but I never felt like Superman was actually in danger of losing the battle. As a viewer I pretty much always knew that everything was going to be okay and the hero was going to come out on top. In my original ending, which I will talk a little more about later, I had Superman die. Now people will say "that has been done before" or "Superman can't die!" and you know what? People have to accept change! I want to feel like Superman could actually lose this fight. I also wanted to have Lois and Clark married. Enough beating around the bush already! They love each other so I thought it was time to have them married. Yeah, it's been done before as well, but I felt it should be included in S. The ending was pretty much all Jim and to tell you the truth, I liked it! It was different. He took a chance with it.
JG: The original story and character choices were made by the primary writer, George, with input from the director, Johnny. Given that starting point, my interest was in punching up the dialog to reflect what I - being a lifelong comics fan - see as some of the most interesting aspects of the characters: Lex Luthor's arrogance, humor, and genuine dislike for what he believes is the "infantilizing" effect that Superman is having on the world by solving people's problems for them. Brainiac's alien, semi-mechanical megalomania.
Q: How did you go about casting your actors? Did you have someone in mind from your friends/family who were interested in playing the roles or did you conduct casting tryouts?
JW: Well, the actors were all people that I've worked with before, Kyle Znamenak played Joker's son in A Joker's Card (all the videos can be seen at vimeo.com/mdifilm), George Tutie was cast as Midael in The Rapture and because of his resemblance to Tom Welling, he was cast as Superman. Donna Williams, who worked as crew in A Joker's Card played Mia in The Rapture and a lonely woman in Jean Claude the Gumming Zombie, I thought she would be the 'later' version of Lois (a bit more curly haired), and finally Lex Luthor, I wanted someone that could play that 'sinister' role, and thought of E Ray Goodwin Jr. who was cast as the main bad guy in The Rapture (we re-wrote the script to fit his character). All of them are seasoned actors (E Ray Goodwin Jr. now is SAG, Donna Williams has appeared in many movies including some DVD releases, George Tutie and Kyle Znamenak have been in many films as well). Because I've worked with them before and trained with them (Superman, Brainiac and Lex all had to practice and rehearse their fight sequences months before the production started), I believed they could easily portray these characters and they did great.
JG: I believe George was slated to play Superman from the very start - meaning he wrote the part for himself - and I'm also pretty sure that Johnny knew who he wanted to play the other main characters - Lex, Brainiac, and Lois - from very, very early also, because each of those actors have worked with him on multiple projects in the past. (And Ray Goodwin is such a good physical model for Lex, how could anyone NOT think of him for that role?)
Q: How long did "S: A Superman Fan Film" take to make, from concept to completion? What was the most challenging aspect of the entire production?
JW: Pre-production started 2 years ago with the script, George had to re-write a few times until I was happy with it, then I sent it over to James to polish it up (having two comic book readers go through it helps make the story a bit better), then I just read and did my best to adapt their interpretation to what I envisioned. Right after the cast was selected, we started training them for the fight sequences, George and Kyle practiced with me for 3-4 months, once a week for martial arts training and fight choreography. E Ray didn't have to worry as he is already an accomplished martial artist. While training them, I got to meet the Fiorella Brothers during their Cleveland 48Hrs film submission (I was authoring the final DVD for theatre presentation for the Cleveland 48Hrs team). So after talking to them and knowing that Nick Fiorella can do animation and Joe Fiorella is great with costuming, I asked them to come on board, that took another 2-3 months to figure out the costumes (as Lex and Brainiac's costumes were made out of Paper Mache) and I had to make a creative/artistic choice of either going with real animated background or 2D animated background. I choose the later because I didn't know how capable I was to really mask out the green and apply the background well, but by choosing a comic book styled background, it gives the visual a distinctive look like a 'live comic book' short film.
We shot the entire short film on 2 weekends (blocking the different scenes), worrying about breaking the 180 degrees, trying to make sure the costumes doesn't break with the wire-stunt work, etc. Each day was a 10 hour shoot time slot and we had our meals donated by Koko Bakery and Mark Pittenger. At the end of each night, I would import all the HD p2 footage into the computer and prep a rough cut to make sure we had all the footage needed, if not then we would shoot those the next day.
After the 4 days, we picked another day for the reporter's scene (since we couldn't shoot that until we had the background plate done).
After all the footage was in the computer, we began making a rough cut, the script was 25 pages, and the first rough cut came out about 35 minutes, so from there we trimmed it down, and then started to key out the green, clean out the footage (de-noise) and send the clips to the Fiorella Brothers so they could start putting the background in. I gave them the liberty to be creative as it would keep them excited in working on the project... That part of the post production took about 6 months, every time they got a shot done, they would send it over via ftp server and I would put it into the final timeline and check for consistency and quality, then add in SFX first. We also did ADR for all the main actors but I decided not to use them after listening to the original sound a bit and thought it was usable. Finally when all is done with dialogue and SFX, it was sent to Jeff Pitts in Hollywood to re-master the sound. Jeff worked on many Hollywood films so he was gracious enough to take 4 weeks of his weekends to tweak, clean, replace and make it final for me.
Right after that, it's time to put together the DVD with all the BTS footage, so that took another 3 weeks of work, at the end. If you were one of the 'lucky' people to have received the DVD or Blu-Ray, you will appreciate the clips included. (Some of the BTS footage is available at vimeo.com/channels/superman for your viewing pleasure).
So yeah, it took probably 2 years up to finishing the movie... And now it's the next step: publicity and promotion. :)
JG: For me, the most challenging task was helping to craft the dialog so it both (a) felt like it was appropriate to the world of Superman and (b) was interesting/worthwhile in and of itself, rather than just being necessary filler between the action sequences.
Q: Did you guys use a different "Superman Returns" suit or an altered CGI one? I noticed his S shield was much brighter than the regular suit.
JW: Joe Fiorella came to me with his design. The original idea Joe had was to have Superman wearing the new modernized S outfit (a tight outfit without the cape), my gut reaction said to me that THAT would make a lot of people angry. So after discussion with Joe and then with James, we opted for the current style, which is a little taken from the old style Superman comics plus from Superman Returns. The S shield was much brighter but that was not intentional, I think because it was made with paper mache and 'sprayed'...
Q: Your film ends on a decidedly somber note. What led you to make a Superman film that didn't have the archetypal theme of hope that Superman films typically embody?
JW: It was my doing! :) I wanted a sad ending (which I wanted to be different) but at the same time, I wasn't too fond of Superman dying either, so I let James figure out what he wanted to do with it after telling him my thoughts...
GT: Like I said earlier, the ending we used was all Jim so I'm sure he can go more in depth with why he chose it. I loved his ending, but my original ending was different. It was still a sad ending but as I've grown older, I've liked sad endings more and more. They are more like real life. There can't always be a happy ending even in Superman films. Originally I had Superman die. I had Brainiac weaken Superman and Lex betray him like in the film but I also had Luthor beat the living tar out of Superman while he was in his weakened state as Lex delivered his monologue. Lois comes in and tries to convince him otherwise but Lex fires off the shot, Superman takes the bullet for Lois, he dies in Lois' arms, and the film ends with Lex throwing down the gun and a close up of his face with the glow of red and blue lights in the background and Luthor with an evil smirk on his face. I liked the idea of a human being the one to take Superman down. Especially Lex, since he's been trying to do that since his character was created. Haha! In the end I just wanted to do something different and I was satisfied with the ending.
JG: The original plan was to have a different type of somber ending, with the death of Superman. But upon discussing it between us, Kyle Znamenak (who played Brainiac and was a great sounding board for script ideas) and I were concerned that given the much-hyped "Death of Superman" storyline (at the hands of Doomsday) in the comics a number of years ago, anything we did along those lines would run the risk of being anticlimactic, no matter how well-executed it was. So one evening while we were all at dinner, Kyle and I broached the idea of changing the ending to what it is now, and Johnny liked it.
Q: Both Brainiac and Luthor's battle suits look like an homage to George Perez's designs from the 80's, especially with Luthor's wry comment about the color purple. What were the factors that led to making this artistic decision?
JW: Well, a lot was made to make it a bit different, as we have a green screen background to worry about. Originally Brainiac was going to be his usual purple and that didn't work well with the green screen after we did some screen test, so we scratched the idea. Lex's costume was supposed to have some green but that would be really difficult to key out the real background, so we scratched the idea. We thought since this is later when Superman is already married, maybe the costumes can reflex a 'newer' model type. However the detailing and the creativity for each costume is all done by the Fiorella Brothers.
Q: How long did it take you to build the city animations in the background, and what software/hardware was used?
JW: All the background were done by the Fiorella Brothers, they used After Effects and Photoshoped images. They learned it all from video-copilot's website (thanks to all the tutorials there). Computer wise, I believed it was just a duo 2 core PC, while for the editing and keying, we had 3 I7 PCs. All edited with Adobe products, and color corrected, color processed, de-noised/cleaning up the footage, etc. were all done using Red Giant Software's plugins (which were amazingly good). So it was about 6 months or so for Nick and Joe to provide me all the footage, so I believe it took some time. :)
Q: Now that the film is completed, if you could do anything different, what would it be? Was there anything you wanted to do but couldn't due to time or budgetary constraints?
JW: Maybe the beginning of the scene (see the attached PDF of the script). :) I felt we didn't need it because it did nothing more than reveal the character which isn't necessarily needed.
GT: I wish we could have used the scene I wrote where Brainiac stole the human's body. Originally in the script we had a scene where it actually shows Brainiac stealing the drunk's (who was originally a farmer) body. It was really cool, but I can understand why we got rid of it. Of course it would have been great to have a huge budget, more time to shoot, and a longer film. I would have loved to tell a much more epic story.
Q: How did you avoid DC trademark or copyright challenges in making this Superman movie? Are fan films exempt from the law?
JW: DC and Warner Brothers are very lenient with people doing fan films, because it is a fan of their material that is doing something that is not for profit. From what I've learned, as long as there is NO MONEY MADE with their character it is okay with them. (Note on what I said: Okay), technically it is illegal to make ANY fan film but WB has been allowing it because it helps garner attention to their franchise and future projects. I do know that Paramount isn't as forgiving.
Q: Do you have any plans for another Superman or superhero movie?
JW: Maybe! Lois will come back in the sequel where she is resurrected by Lex and she becomes an evil Lois... George is already working on a sequel script. LOL! For me, now that this is over, I want to go back and do more original films and maybe another feature before I venture into the next fan film. Although I've always wanted to do a Teen Titans fan film...
GT: I have a sequel in mind for S but only time will tell if it actually comes to fruition.
Q: Will "S: A Superman Fan Film" be available for download or on DVD?
JW: Good question, it is available for viewing right now and I know many can easily rip it from YouTube. We have given away 500 copies of the DVD including a few to the Superman Museum here in Cleveland (with signed posters by all cast/crew). Maybe later down the road we'll make ISO files available for people to download. If YOU happen to live in Cleveland, you can always swing over to our studio to grab a copy or a poster of S. :)
Q: Thanks Johnny! We really appreciate you taking the time out to answer our questions.
JW: Thank YOU to you and all the fans out there that made me feel at home with your comments.
S: A Superman Fan Film from Johnny Wu on Vimeo.
Learn more about this fan film at the "S: A Superman Fan Film" Facebook page.
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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