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 writer and director of Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy, shares some thoughts on Tim Burton's defunct Superman Lives, which he worked on as a screenwriter. Check it out!
Concept artist Rolf Mohr ("Halo") shared some info on his blog regarding the time that he spent working on Superman Lives. He revealed that Jim Carrey ("The Mask") and Gary Oldman ("Batman Begins") were considered for the main villain role, Brainiac.
It looks like the immense success of Fox's Gotham may be inspiring DC & WB to give almost anything a go. It is being reported that the studio is developing another show, titled Krypton, which may or may not revolve around life on Krypton prior to the birth of Kal-El. Come check it out!
The website, movies.com, chatted with Nightcrawler screenwriter Dan Gilroy about working on Tim Burton's unproduced Superman Lives movie. Hit the jump to check it out.
Check out this animated version of the Batman V Superman comic con teaser trailer.
It has been previously reported that the Eli and Edythe Board Art Museum on the MSU campus is hosting a party scene for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman and now someone has contacted El Mayimbe with some more details. Come check it out.
From Batman V Superman, all the way to their last untitled film, hit the jump to check out a break down of all twelve of DC Entertainment's newly announced films in one info-graphic!
At New York Comic Con, IGN interviewed Laura Vandervoort about the upcoming Supergirl television series being developed by CBS. She offers some advice for the future actress that will inhabit the role as well as expressing interest in making an appearance.
Come check out some concept art from Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006) and Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), that were created by Dorotka Sapinska.
I'm going to go through all six Superman films from my least favorite, to the one that stands out the most. Which will be number one? Hit the jump to find out..
While we eagerly await the 2016 release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice let's look back at two unused logos for Zack Snyder's Superman film, Man of Steel.
The final page of today's Superman: Doomed #2 appears to be yet another tease at what DC has in store for the future, with links to the publisher's past. Hit the jump to check it out, but big spoiler warning for those who haven't had the chance to check out the issue.
Readers of The New 52: Futures End recently discovered that the man behind the mask of Superman was not Kal-El, but Billy Batson, aka Shazam! Well, Lois Lane has decided to confront him, asking for the full story. Check out a preview of the Superman: Futures End one-shot.
The Man of Steel has been ravaged by the terrible 'Doomsday virus' throughout the Superman books over the last few months, and the story returns this week with Kal-El more monster than man. Plus, Brainiac has returned! Check out a preview of Superman: Doomed #2.
Superman in all his glory goes toe-to-toe with Wraith in an epic battle and finds out later the earth is going to be invaded by an alien race and juicing up his powers via Lex Luthor might be the only way to save the planet. Hit the jump for the full review!
A follow up of my previous article, I discuss villains that Warner Brothers should avoid using in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Who liked seeing the Man of Steel take on General Zod in the newest Superman film? If you did, you can see them in action one more time! But I'm going to warn you as i did before, Superman and Zod are a bit looney. Hit the jump to check out this new clip!
Hit the jump to take a look at the reprint of the “The Man of Tomorrow" chapter for SUPERMAN #32. Also you can take a look at some of the splendid sketches done by John Romita, Jr, and he entire script for the comic done by Geoff Johns! Check it out!
I've been meaning to do this for a while, but I needed time to think it through. Now I'm going to go through all six Superman films from my least favorite, to the one that stands out the most. Which will be number one? Hit the jump to find out..
The Royal Canadian Mint and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have teamed up for four new collector coins based on Superman. Hit the jump to check out these brilliant and sexy coins.
Johns gives us the origin story of Ulysses, has Supes embracing his role as a mentor, and introduces the Machinist. But is the friggin' thing worth the money?? Hit the jump to find out!
In 2002 WB very nearly went ahead with a J.J. Abrams' penned McG directed Superman film. To say the least it consisted of some inventive and bizarre ideas. Hit the jump for a breakdown of the controversial, but undeniably fascinating, Superman: Flyby.
Geoff Johns (Forever Evil, Justice League) and John Romita, Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man) continue their take on the Man of Steel as their new character, Ulysses, meets his parents. Hit the jump to read a preview of Superman #34.
Obviously Miss Lane needs no introduction to comic book fans, but the Daily Planet's Pulitzer Prize winning reporter will now be making the transition to the world of the young adult novel in Lois Lane: Fallout. Click on for details.
A new full-length trailer for Jon Schnepp's documentary on Tim Burton's now infamous attempt to bring the Man of Steel to the screen (with Nicholas Cage in the title role) has been released. See some new interview snippets, BTS footage and concept art after the jump.