“My Adventures With Superman” Inspired by Christopher Reeve Movies

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During his keynote talk at the TV Kids Summer Festival, Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics explained that the upcoming animated series “My Adventures With Superman” will be inspired by the Christopher Reeve Superman films with a romantic-comedy element.

“This one is sort of taking as its inspiration the movie from the Christopher Reeve stories, so it’s kind of a romantic comedy and Lois and Clark, and Jimmy, are just recent college graduates. They’re at the Daily Planet. They’re going through the life stuff that you go through when you’re in your early 20s. But there’s a lot of — It’s a romance, you know, in addition to being a superhero story. In our version, Clark is new to his powers, so it’s also a, it’s a coming of age story for all of them.”

Apparently test viewings were well received by a younger female audience, with Ascheim explaining, “That piece of animation tested better with girls than any animation we’ve done in a really long time.”

Actors Jack Quaid (“The Boys”) and Alice Lee (“Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist”) will lead the “My Adventures With Superman” voice cast as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation with Register (“Teen Titans Go!”) serving as executive producer. Jake Wyatt (“Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus”) and Brendan Clogher (“Voltron: Legendary Defender”) are on board as co-executive producers and Josie Campbell (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power”) as co-producer.

Stay tuned for further details regarding a release date.

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Superman2878
June 11, 2021 11:00 pm

I’m liking the sound of this. I wonder if they will use the John Williams Superman theme song. 🙂

afriend
June 12, 2021 12:11 am
Reply to  Superman2878

You ever see the 1988 Ruby-Spears Superman show? It used a mod of the Williams Theme for the intro.
https://youtu.be/o3Jaegvf3Dc

Superman2878
June 12, 2021 1:57 am
Reply to  afriend

Ah yes, one of my favorite Superman cartoons. My only regret for the Ruby Spears Superman series is that they didn’t get a second and third season. I miss that series. I watched the entire series on dvd on Christmas a few years ago.

Last edited 1 month ago by Superman2878
afriend
June 12, 2021 12:10 am

While they have a romantic storyline (especially the first two), I don’t really consider the Christopher Reeve films to be “romantic comedies” per SE. But I’m still willing to give the show a chance…

Superman2878
June 12, 2021 2:04 am
Reply to  afriend

They said that they tested it on a younger female audience but I don’t understand why they didn’t just test it on a general audience. What about the male audience who would be interested in seeing Superman in a new animated series?

Superman2878
June 12, 2021 2:07 am
Reply to  afriend

Happy Superman Day afriend.

afriend
June 12, 2021 8:47 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Same to you, amigo!

NeoRanger
June 12, 2021 3:59 am

Wait wait wait. You mean to tell me. There is a contemporary Superman-related piece of entertainment. That is inspired. By the Christopher Reeve movies?!?!? OH MY LAWRD, THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. THIS IS SUCH A FRESH APPROACH. Also, my frustration over everything involving this aside, the description in this very statement sounds nothing like the premise of the Donner films. Those weren’t romantic comedies and while Superman was new at being Superman, he was already proficient at being Superman, he was already in his 30s and they were not a coming of age story. Tooooom? You wouldn’t be using… Read more »