Is it the right time to trot out a liberal superhero suffering from PTSD who’s hellbent on justice and revenge? The CW believes it is with the introduction of Arrow, based on the characters from the hugely popular DC Comics series Green Arrow, which will run Wednesdays at 8 PM beginning October 10. The new series’ TCA panel this morning featured producers Greg Bertlanti, (CLICK ON LINK TO READ MORE)
METROPOLIS, Ill. — This wasn’t exactly the megalopolis that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster envisioned when they penned their first Superman comic books back in 1938.
No skyscrapers here. No teeming streets or city-slick thugs. The only movie theater was shuttered years ago and anyone looking for fine dining or fancy shopping had best look elsewhere. Not even an airport or train station, a rental car or a taxicab. The way to get here from Boston, short of a two-day drive, is to do what I did: Fly into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, take one of the two daily puddle-jumpers to Paducah, Ky., then arrange for transportation to get yourself the 13 miles across the Ohio River to this city of 6,900 that markets itself as Superman’s hometown but looks more like Smallville, where Superboy grew up. (CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE)
A dozen riders of the newest Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ride were safely off-loaded after being stuck in a stalled train car 150 feet in the air for almost two hours Sunday afternoon.
Six Flags spokeswoman Nancy Chan said the Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster stopped at about 2:30 p.m. at the crest of the ride, before a twist after the first tower.
The new ride, which opened June 30 at the Vallejo theme park and can travel at up to 62 mph, holds two cars with six riders each.
Vallejo firefighters were dispatched to the scene at about 3 p.m. after receiving a rescue request.
Eyewitnesses said the riders were stuck in the upright position.
At about 3:15 p.m., a large theme park crane (CLICK LINK BELOW TO READ MORE)
If the pair of teaser-trailers for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” are any indication, Henry Cavill’s Superman will have a lonely wanderer component to his hero’s journey and an outsider angst that cuts against the classic “big, blue Boy Scout” version of the hero.
The “Man of Steel” screenplay is written by David S. Goyer (who also shares a story credit with Christopher Nolan), who has shown a serious understanding of dark hues with the just-completed Gotham City trilogy. While the Batman films explored urban corruption in a bleak and shadowy city of millions, the opening “Man of Steel” trailers present a rural landscape (and the footage screened at Comic-Con highlights small-town suspicion of Clark Kent).
The Comic-Con footage hinted at Kent’s struggle to find his place in a world that seems unwilling to accept him, and the outsider (CLICK ON LINK TO READ MORE)
Tuesday is the 25th anniversary of Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. If I had to make a list of “worst movies ever made that have no excuse for being bad,” Superman IV: The Quest For Peace would be at the top of the list. No superhero film fills me with more vitriol than this title, but, interestingly, it may be the most important superhero movie ever produced — as least as far as how superhero movies have evolved to what they are today.
As time keeps moving forward, the 1978′s Superman becomes more and more of a footnote answer to the question, “What’s the best superhero movie of all time?” (It’s a question that seems to be crippled more and more by our collective short-term memories.) Yes, The Dark Knight, Iron Man and even, for the fact it happened at all, Marvel’s The Avengers should be answers to that question, but so should Superman, if only it weren’t losing its place in history. Which is a shame, considering all of the boundaries that it broke. Today, of course directors are going to take their superheroes seriously: Christopher Nolan has been criticized for taking Batman too seriously, but Richard Donner’s Superman was the first superhero film to attempt a degree of reality. And that’s what is so frustrating about what would eventually (CLICK LINK BELOW TO READ MORE)
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For all those Superman fans that missed Comic-Con in San Diego this year, the two and a half minute trailer of the Man of Steel, shown exclusively at that event, has surfaced this afternoon. This footage has so much more, including Superman in the suit as attendees scream with joy.
Although the footage is a bit blurry, Superman fans will appreciate this leaked video. Only a handful of lucky fans were able to view it at Comic-Con. For those of you who were disappointed with the teaser trailer that just rolled out this weekend, the Comic-Con (CLICK LINK BELOW TO READ)
By now, fans who saw the movie The Dark Knight Rises over the weekend, have seen the teaser trailer that Warner Brothers and DC comics have released for the upcoming flick Man of Steel. It is a short 1:33 minute clip that has fans clamoring for more.
Others were expecting to see the two and a half minute trailer that was shown to a few Comic-Con attendees. And although it was leaked this weekend by a fan-based site, it was quickly taken down at the request of the studio.
Many fans have described the teaser trailer as both haunting and beautiful, but relatively too short. Yet, many other fans are disappointed and downright outrage (CLICK LINK BELOW TO RREAD MORE)