Want to hear Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern in Justice League: Doom? What does the latest image of The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man look like? Does Alan Moore have kind words to say about Beyond Watchmen? Is there a Man of Steel trailer floating around out there? And what’s the latest with the Amazing Spider-Man viral? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
When news hit that ‘Smallville’ would continue on in comic book form, fans of the show rejoiced knowing that they haven’t seen the last of Clark and the gang. Not much information was given at the time, only that the comic books would continue where the series left off. Now we know more as writer Bryan Q. Miller has revealed what readers can expect when the comic book hits the shelves in April.
Miller promises that he’s going to do “everything (he) can to keep the look and feel of the comic as true to the spirit of the show” and the writing will still maintain the same mannerisms and personality that Tom Welling gave Clark on television.
While writing the series, Miller confesses that there were different ideas how the TV series could have ended.
PLANO — With all the excitement last summer surrounding the filming of scenes in the Plano area for the new Superman movie, a festival honoring the man of steel just seems natural.At least that’s the opinion of some area residents meeting to organize the first Smallville Superfest, scheduled for Aug. 17 through 19.According to the festival’s Facebook page, the purpose is “to celebrate the spirit of Superman and what he stands for.”“Man of Steel” is scheduled to be released in 2013.The group met for breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Plano Area Chamber of Commerce office with about 15 people present.“There’s growing interest. I talk to people everyday – locally, regionally and even nationally – about Plano,” said Rich Healy, the chamber’s executive director.“We need to capture this spirit and align our identity with Superman.”“In our first year, we can do a lot of fun, low-cost things for our kids and grandkids,” said Plano Mayor Bob Hausler.While a lot of ideas were discussed – such as a central location for disseminating information, fundraising and liability insurance – it was agreed the two most important needs are money and volunteers.“I just got the first donation the other day … a $25 check,” Healy said.“Committee members need to talk with the movers and shakers so we can put together a budget. But believe me, we won’t turn down a donation,” Healy said.“We need to look at all revenue streams.”
An anonymous source has leaked an image of what appears to be a promotional poster for the upcoming Superman readaptation, Man of Steel.
The original photo, left, was obtained by MovieWeb. I tried to clean it up and straighten it out a bit for you below.
We can tell a few things from the poster. First off, the pose and over-the-shoulder sort of framing is indicative of conflict, it creates a sense of Superman against the world, which strengthens the hypothesis that this Superman film will reflect a more morose and somber Superman, a superhero who is not accepted and feels ever out of place in an alien world.
The helicopter are likely representations of conflict with Human authority, so Superman will seemingly have some clashes with police and military forces throughout, perhaps under the distant direction or manipulation of Zod, as we see the face of Michael Shannon, who plays the part of Zod in the film hidden in the clouds.
The final element is the most interesting and mysterious however, in the distance, a man in shadow stands next to a machine, likely either a robot or a suit of mechanical armor. This is an element which none of the synopses or announcements have discussed, and there are no characters on the cast list which seem robot focused, so who and what could this challenge be off in the distance, and will he/she/it be the primary conflict of the film, or only a sub-plot under the greater threat of Zod and his machinations?
Bart Simpson and his family have joined Barbie on a list of dolls to be banned by the Iranian government.
The move against Springfield’s favourite cartoon characters is part of a decades-long crackdown on signs of Western culture in the country.
But bizarrely the fictional U.S. superheroes Superman and Spiderman are being allowed on sale because they help ‘the oppressed’.
Superman: Man of Steel Set Photos with Kevin Costner as Pa Kent
Production continues in Vancouver on the Warner Bros. superhero adventure Superman: Man of Steel, which is slated for release June 14, 2013. A new crop of set photos has appeared, which feature Kevin Costner between takes on a farm in the Delta area of Vancouver. Take a look at these photos below for your latest look at Superman: Man of Steel and the new Pa Kent.
Good news: The CW ordered a Green Arrow TV show pilot! Bad news: It’s not associated with ‘Smallville’ in any way, and the guys that wrote the ‘Green Lantern’ movie are behind it…Yay?
Stephen Amell (The Vampire Diaries) has landed the lead role in the CW’s version of DC Comics’ Green Arrow. David Nutter will direct the project, while Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, and Marc Guggenheim will write the show. Here is some background on Green Arrow:
Green Arrow is a vigilante superhero who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology. In his secret identity he is Oliver Queen, living in Star City as a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist turned outspoken liberal politician. He is the leader of Team Arrow; he has also been a member of the Justice League and the Outsiders.
The show has been moving through development at a rapid place since The CW picked up the rights, suggesting the ailing network may be keen to get back some of its Smallville mojo.The role of Green Arrow was previously played by Justin Hartley on Smallville.