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.
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).
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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.
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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.
Laurence Fishburne is going to Metropolis. The Oscar-nominated actor will join the cast of “Man of Steel” in the role of Perry White, the abrasive, ever-ethical old-school newsman who lords over the newsroom of the Daily Planet.
Fishburne is the first African American to take on the role in any of the many film, television and cartoon versions of Superman’s adventures. Last year was the 70th anniversary of the newsroom character, who first appeared on “The Adventures of Superman” radio serial and then a few months later made his on-the-page box in the seventh issue of “Superman.”
Fishburne, whose credits include “The Matrix,” “Apocalypse Now” and “Mystic River,” has just left the cast of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” after just 2½ seasons as Dr. Raymond Langston. He celebrated his 50th birthday last week and will soon be on his way to the Venice Film festival for “Contagion,” the Steven Soderbergh pandemic thriller that also stars Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet and Jude Law.
“Man of Steel,” now scheduled for 2013, will be directed by Zack Snyder and the producing team includes Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas from the Gotham City films that many observers rank as the pinnacle of superhero cinema. Henry Cavill will play Superman and Amy Adams will star as Lois Lane. The other stars include Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. [FOR THE RECORD: Diane Lane was misidentified in an earlier version of this post.]
Jackie Cooper portrayed White in Richard Donner’s ”Superman” in 1978 and also in three of its sequels. Frank Langella took on the role in “Superman Returns” in 2006. In the 1950s, John Hamilton memorably played the crusty White on television and radio — and his exasperated shouts of ”Great Caesar’s ghost!” and “Don’t call me ‘chief’!” became trademark lines that would find their way into the comic book portrayals of White as well.
According to wikipedia, ‘Smallville’ is still on the air, and in fact began it’s 10th season earlier this week. That seems hard to believe, but either way, the CW sent out some new pictures of Laura Vandervoort looking fantastic as Supergirl. She looks so good I wanna watch the real show now. Is there a real show? Is this thing seriously still on the air? What the hell is the CW anyway? She looks like Charlize Theron, is she related to Charlize Theron? Why do dogs have wet noses? 20 dollars!? Do you think that girl over there likes me? So many questions. Life is full of mysteries, my friend.