It's the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking film, so let's take a look at what made it so iconic.
It's had to fathom it now, but there was once a time when Hollywood didn't give a crap about superheroes.
Do you Reeve? You will.
What if Batman v Superman had been made with the classic movie incarnations of the characters instead of the ... different characterizations the Zack Snyder-verse went with? We'll never know, of course, but this "retro" trailer does a pretty good job of painting a picture of what that movie might have looked like, at least.
You know you love nerdy lists and timelines, people!
For those just joining us, June is often considered Superman month. The hero debuted in the 1938 June issue Action Comics #1. The real town of Metropolis, Illinois officially became "Superman's hometown" in June. And in some comics, the hero celebrates his birthday one June 1o (the day he landed on Earth) and Clark Kent's birthday on June 18 (the day he was adopted by the Kents and also the birthday of Bud Collyer, the first Superman actor).
(Though Super-Flare IS fun!)
Last week, Superman developed a new super-power. Sort of. This ability, which Batman calls "super-flare," is an extension of heat-vision, expelling the solar energy in Superman's body in one destructive blast, then leaving him powerless for about twenty-four hours. There have been several who have suggested that such a power is good because it is the key to making Superman more interesting and more human.
This is not a costume. These are my clothes.
I heard a rumor. I wasn't sure if I wanted to believe it or not. But I checked with some people and my sources say it's happening - a Supergirl TV show.
Hyperrealistic Pop Culture Statues
No, that's not Heath Ledger
's Joker about to pop a pencil in your eye. It's a statue
of Heath Ledger's Joker about to pop a pencil in your eye by Bobby Causey
. Yeah. I know. I'm frightened, too. Other statues, including David from The Lost Boys
, Hellboy, and Christopher Reeve
's Superman, are behind the cut.
Faster than a speeding bullet!
has made some films that I enjoy repeated viewing of, and he's made some films I thought were deeply flawed. But seriously, if you're gonna spend half an interview with him making sure to let him know that you disagree with his critics, maybe you should be working for a fansite, not Forbes. No, 300
does not sexualize the male Spartans, no matter how much their muscles are on display. So lets talk about Snyder talking about Wonder Woman and Superman!
Faster than a speeding bullet!
recently stepped down from his executive producer position
at the DC Universe Animated devision of Warner Bros, give many children of the 80s and 90s a very nostalgic sad. True, the DC Animated Universe, which included shows for Batman, Superman, Static, Batman Beyond, and the Justice League, hadn't had a new installment in a while, but Timm's departure just reminded us that that era was over and done with.
But the artist is giving Superman, at least, one more go. After all, it's the big guy's seventy-fifth birthday pretty soon.
Recent set photos from Man of Steel
give us a look at Henry Cavill
, bedraggled and be-beard-eld, leading many to speculate that Steel
's Clark Kent is going to be spending healthy chunk of his movie searching for the meaning in his life and super-life. And we could have joined in on the speculation but instead we found ourselves thinking wistfully of all the other times Superman has had a beard and giggling in a way most unbecoming.
We present: Six Infamous Superman Beards.