Superman

Superman Superman, a comic book superhero featured in DC Comics publications, has appeared in various films since his inception. Ilya and Alexander Salkind and Pierre Spengler purchased the Superman film rights in 1974. After numerous scripts, Richard Donner was hired to direct the film, filming Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) simultaneously. Donner had already shot 80% of Superman II before it was decided to finish shooting the first film. The Salkinds fired Donner after Superman's release, and commissioned Richard Lester as the director to finish Superman II. Lester also returned for Superman III (1983), and the Salkinds further produced the 1984 spin-off Supergirl before selling the rights to Cannon Films, resulting in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). With over 15 years of development for a fifth Superman film, Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer, was released in 2006, along with Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. Following the disappointing financial results of Superman Returns, Warner Bros. plans to reboot the film series for a June 2013 release. Christopher Nolan will produce the reboot, with David S. Goyer writing and Zack Snyder directing.
The true origins of the identities of the two most recognizable superheroes in the world.
For years, fans have been hoping to see a Superman game. While we know WB Games Montreal is developing a new DC game, could it be a Superman game we've all been hoping for? Take it with a grain of salt and click to check it out.
Zack Snyder talks here about always planning to address the much criticised destruction in Man of Steel, while explaining why that simply had to be shown in the movie. Ben Affleck meanwhile confirms that Bruce Wayne has ties to that fateful day in Metropolis. Check it out!
Ever wanted to see Nicolas Cage in skin tight blue spandex? Here's your chance! We've seen a lot of leaked photos and concept art for Tim Burton's scrapped 1990s Superman Lives movie, but now the first test footage has surfaced thanks to an upcoming documentary. Check it out!
The status-quo shattering Superman storyline 'Truth' continues, as the depowered Man of Steel comes face-to-face with Gotham's new Dark Knight... and let's just say they don't exactly get along. Hit the jump to read a preview of Greg Pak and Ardian Syaf's Batman/Superman #22.
From Reeves to Cavill, This week the mother flickers review all of the Superman movies.
A fan attempt at extending the recently released Batman v Superman Trailer.
A new teaser shows off the creepy live action version of Toyman for the upcoming fan film "Turpin: Terrible Toys."
Told from the perspective of the DC Trinity, this story delves into the differing ideology of each hero as they face an extraordinary and threatening foe.
DC Animation has been a dominate force for many years. Whether it be in film or TV, the animation division rarely, if ever, fails. But, in recent years, DC animation has been quite absent on the TV side of things. And the DC animated movies projects have been mixed in terms of quality. I think its time for a revisit to greatness. The DC Animated Universe (DCAU) was the epitome of excellent animation for DC. It needs to return.
Ranking the Man of Steel's greatest animated appearances. SPOILERS for all shows and films listed
Alternate gods, among an alternate earth. Follow the stories of father and son, Jor-El and Kal-El, as they come face to face with life changing events, people, and places. Follow Kal-El as he struggles to find who he is, as the world around him does as well, and is being attacked by monsters from all sides. And follow Jor-El as a tragic event leaves him between a rock and a hard place, having to make the biggest decisions of his life and fight someone he never thought he would.
Shared universes are becoming more frequent in Hollywood cinema. They are the most frequent in the realm of comic book films. Usually, each universe has a supervisor of sorts, who oversees everything. Marvel has Kevin Feige and his leadership has led them to overwhelming success. But, does DC & Warner Bros have a "godfather" of their universe? Is it Zack Snyder? In my opinion, there may be no definitive overseer. I believe that Bruce Timm, DC animation legend, should be the "godather" of the DCCU.
In the latest in a string of recent promotional licensing art (which has also been at DC's recent licensing expo) we have a new look at the famous DC Trinity of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
So we now know a new threat will arise in BvS. Many think Lex will somehow engineer Doomsday but I don't think so. Hit the jump for who I think will be Lex's muscle in BvS and what that means for Justice League...
Featuring Superman, today's episode forces the son of General Zod to stop a "bomb" from wiping out an entire city.
Bruce Timm, one of the creative minds behind the DCAU and most of DC's animated movies, said in an interview recently he wanted Superman to snap someone's neck to defeat them in an animated movie before Man of Steel did that in a live action movie. Click to find which unlucky soul Timm wanted to have wear a neckbrace thanks to the Big Blue.
Why wait until 2016 to see your favourite DC Comics superheroes on the same screen together? Thanks to this (mostly) live action car commercial, you don't have to...
Many have criticised the BATMAN V SUPERMAN trailer for its seriousness and if you are one of those people, prepare to see the trailer in a much...different manner.
DC Comics has released a cute first look at the new "Bizarro" mini-series, from writer Heath Corson and artist Gustavo Duarte! Check it out!
Many fans are wary of the upcoming DC event film, 'BATMAN v SUPERMAN', especially because of director Zack Snyder's shaky history. Hit the jump to see why we should be excited rather than anxious for the big BATMAN/SUPERMAN face-off.
So looks like people are coming out of the woodwork to write about their favorite CBM villains. Do you guys remember that one time everyone was making the "Best CBM of 2015" articles? Look, point is, I am jumping on this bandwagon.
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? premiered at the MCM London Comic-Con this weekend, and these new images and a clip have been released online.
The Comic Book Show gives you your weekly fix of comic book news, reviews, previews, and discussion. Hosts Jen, Matt, Jacqueline, and Lucas pit the new female Thor up against Superman. What are the results? Click to find out.
Charles Moss of “The Atlantic” released an essay yesterday that takes a closer look at Superman’s roots, his morals, and the criticism that fans have given Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”.