is the type of series that has been around forever, or so it seems.
Rarely does a spin on a widely popular comic book series see such
longevity on the television market, but Smallville’s small screen
adaptation of Superman did just that. With the series coming to an end,
it seems wistfully brave in remembrance, breaking new ground and being
brave enough to mingle its own lore with that of the comic series.
Season Ten is headed to DVD and Blu-ray on November 29, 2011.
The series that redefines the origins of the world’s greatest hero
reaches its powerful conclusion with more revelations, more fascinating
characters from DC Comics lore and a proposed mind-blowing finale. In
this 22-episode collection of Season Ten, super heroes emerge from the
shadows, only to be driven underground by a public that labels them
vigilantes. At the same time, otherworld forces of darkness gather,
presenting Clark Kent with the greatest challenge of his young life. The
world he calls home and the people he loves – including Lois Lane, who
now shares his secret and his life – need a champion. That champion is
The DVD will be available for the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail
Price) of $59.98, while the Blu-ray will run at the MSRP of $69.97.
The releases will feature the following bonus materials:
– Commentaries on 2 Key Episodes
– Unaired Scenes
– Smallville: Coming Home: Cast and Creators Reflect on the Landmark 200th Episode Homecoming, in Which Clark Kent Experiences
– Transformative Events on the Way to His Final Destiny
– My Fathers, My Son: How Clark Kent’s Fathers/Son Relationships Evolved over the Series’ 10 Years
We’ve featured plenty of fantastic fan art and posters before, but what I came across today is particularly awesome because it pertains to two highly anticipated upcoming DC Comics projects – Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. As we know, Chris Nolan is actually the link between the two, serving as producer on Man of Steel. Artist Al Pennyworth on deviantArt (via FYMP Tumblr) created two posters that hint at that link as side-by-side they form a spectacular diptych, one for Metropolis in Man of Steel, one for Gotham in The Dark Knight Rises. I just love this, check it out below!
Click on either one to see them full-size over on his deviantArt page. Great work, I really want these printed.
Pennyworth doesn’t explain much behind his inspiration, but I’d say it’s self-explanatory anyway. I only wish that Superman was a bit more visible on the Man of Steel poster, as I think that’s him on top of the globe, but it would’ve been cooler to see him flying like Bats. He also designed a series of minimalistic posters for Marvel’s The Avengers, which simply have an icon for each superhero – they’re good, too. I just love that we’re seeing fan artwork this fantastic this early on, since Superman: Man of Steel isn’t out until June 2013 and The Dark Knight Rises in July 2012. And I love that these two look so perfect side-by-side. I’m sure this is only the beginning of lots of Superman and Batman fan art to come over the next two years.
‘Smallville’ star Cassidy Freeman, who played Tess Mercer in two
seasons of the CW’s Superboy Saga, has been cast in NBC’s The Playboy
Club’. Joining series regulars Randy Steinmeyer, Eddie Cibrian and
David Krumholtz, Freeman will play “a Chicago socialite who begins a
for-show-only relationship with Nick Dalton,” per TV Line.
Freeman seems to have a penchant for playing villainous characters,
making this role right up her alley. The actress, who is also part of
the pilot series Longmire, will show up in the third episode of ‘The Playboy Club’ which premieres on NBC September 19th at 10pm est. Get the full official synopsis from NBC below.
“Step inside the seductive world of the Bunny, the
epitome of beauty and service, and rub shoulders with the decade’s
biggest mobsters, politicos and entertainers (like Tina Turner and Sammy
Davis, Jr.) With all these larger than life ambitions, there are even
greater secrets. Like when innocent new Bunny Maureen – who wants to
take the world by storm – accidentally kills one of the Windy City’s
most powerful mafia bosses… and the only person capable of covering it
up and protecting her is Nick Dalton, a man who once worked for the mob
but is about to run for district attorney. Bunny Alice is married but
hiding an explosive personal life while Bunny Janie is running from a
past that threatens to catch up with her. It seems everyone has a secret
– none more so than Maureen, who may not even be the innocent orphan
she appears to be. Thank goodness Hef’s Playboy Mansion is open after
hours for a little R&R… and burying your past.”
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
Richard Donner’s Superman film was HUGE deal to me as a kid. The milky haze of Metropolis, Christopher Reeve’s humble, yet confident portrayal of Kal-El, Gene Hackman hamming it up, John Williams’ iconic score (yet to be topped by any other superhero score… although Danny Elfman’s Batman comes close), Superman’s gut wrenching scream of anger and agony… The whole thing feels like magic on the screen to me still to this day.
I mean… look at this Behind the Scenes pic… No greenscreen, no visible wires (I’m sure they’re there or else Donner and Reeve have some explaining to do), just a man flying in front of a camera. Click to make bigger.
Here’s the pic:
I’ve been told we can thank the good folks at CapedWonder.com for uncovering and posting this image. The one sent to me was slightly cropped, so I’ve replaced it with the original image from Caped Wonder with a link to CapedWonder’s full sized mega image!
Ready or not, the New 52 is coming. The massive (and controversial) DC Comics initiative — which will have the entire DC line of comics “start over” in numbering, beginning with Justice League No. 1 on Aug. 31. — is being promoted with a trailer, which you can see below for the first time anywhere. It will air in movie theaters as part of National CineMedia’s “FirstLook” pre-feature programming.
We know how Cassidy Freeman will be passing the days waiting to learn the fate of her and Katee Sackhoff’s A&E pilot, Longmire — by spending some time at NBC’s The Playboy Club.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the Smallville alumna has booked the recurring role of Frances Dunhill, a Chicago socialite who begins a “for show”-only relationship with Nick Dalton (played by series lead Eddie Cibrian). The arrangement benefits both parties, as Nick runs for public office and Frances labors to please her father (while also concealing a secret).
NBC’s Playboy Club Casts Eddie Cibrian’s ‘Brother’
Playboy Club marks Freeman’s second gig of the fall TV season, having previously shot a role for the season premiere of CSI: NY. Other Smallville alumni keeping busy these days include Erica Durance (aka Lois Lane, now in Miami striking a spark with one of Charlie’s Angels) and Justin Hartley (Oliver/Green Arrow, who will be guesting on Chuck). Michael Rosenbaum’s Breaking In, meanwhile, remains a contender for a midseason return on Fox.
Charlie’s Angels executive producer Al Gough wasn’t kidding when he said the other day, “We’d obviously love to have any [Smallville alumni] come on the show.” In fact, it now seems he may have been holding out when he said that.
A studio source tells TVLine that Erica Durance — whom Gough cast as Lois Lane during his and Miles Millar’s lordship over Smallville — will guest on ABC’s new Angels as Samantha Masters, a tough-as-nails, Glock-toting CIA operative who has a bit of a romantic history with Bosley (aka “the fourth angel” in this new take, played by Ramon Rodriguez).
Al Gough Sizes Up Smallville Finale, Michael Rosenbaum’s Bid to Be Angels‘ New Charlie
In fact, their unexpected (and at times intense) crossing of paths while each on assignment in Cuba lets slip a bit of Boz’s checkered past, including a few of his aliases and a hint at what bad-boy behavior ultimately led him to Charlie Townsend’s redemption-by-private-investigation program.
Exclusive: Smallville‘s Cassidy Freeman Cops Role in CSI: NY Premiere
As Smallville entered its final stretch, Durance told me of her future acting plans — after I specifically suggested she be one of the new Charlie’s Angels! — “I just want to kick ass and take numbers! We’ll see if I get the chance.” Well, that chance is now on the horizon. Charlie’s Angels premieres Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8/7c, with Durance’s episode tentatively set to air in mid- to late October.
On the heels of yesterday’s news that Laurence Fishburne will play Daily Planet newsman Perry White, today we have our first glimpse of Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel.”
In the picture from Warner Bros, the suit looks like it has an armor-like sheen instead of a flat spandex quality, but Cavill still has the boots, cape and trademark “S” on his chest.
The Zack Snyder-directed film, slated for June 14, 2013, also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent. Superman’s Kryptonian parents Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van will be played by Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond.
Superman’s villains include Michael Shannon as the evil General Zod and Antje Traue as Zod’s partner, Faora. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
Superman by Jim Lee (DC Comics)
Snyder has said he will take the hero into new places on screen. “Superman is the one constant in the universe,” Snyder told Hero Complex in March. “You know that if you do Superman right — or at least if you do him with respect — you know you end up with something great. … [but] in some ways [beyond] that is virgin territory. No one knows what that is. In some ways Superman is the most recognizable superhero on the planet but also the most unknown. Just what he can be? People have preconceived ideas about him but probably all of them are wrong.”