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.
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Amy Adams (Warner Bros)
This just in — three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams will play journalist Lois Lane in Hollywood’s revival of “ Superman .”
The 36-year-old star got the news on Sunday from director Zack Snyder , who phoned her from Paris, where he was promoting his just-opened film, “ Sucker Punch .” There had been a crush of Hollywood interest in the lead female role in the Warner Bros. project but Snyder said that after meeting with Adams, she was the clear choice to take on a character that dates back to 1938 and has long represented the strong, professional woman who can hold her own against any man – even if he can leap tall buildings in a single bound.
“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.”
Snyder declined to discuss the precise prominence of Lois in the story or any plot details about the film but he said the role is “a linchpin” to the project and that he considers it essential that Lois — an FDR-era creation – arrives on screen in 2012 with contemporary appeal and spirit.
Lois Lane meets Superman (DC Comics)
“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”
Adams has shown an affinity for finding the plucky but pitch-perfect center of old-school roles; in the cartoonish ” Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ” she brought a surprising amount of yearning emotion to the role of a simplified Amelia Earhart and she won rave reviews for the role of Giselle in “ Enchanted ” and its sly send-up of Disney princess traditions that date back to “ Snow White ,” which premiered just six months before Lois Lane hit newsstands in the pages of Action Comics No. 1.
Adams is coming off an Academy Award nomination for her work in ” The Fighter ,” the David O. Russell film that took her into far darker territory; she played a bartender named Charlene who is fire-tested and fierce in her love for a down-but-not-out boxer portrayed by Mark Wahlberg . The film earned an Oscar win for Christian Bale , who played Wahlberg’s deliriously drugged-out brother, and he will be in the other big superhero film of 2012, “ The Dark Knight Rises ,” which will see Bale back in the cowl of Batman .
Margot Kidder and the late Christopher Reeve memorably brought romance to Metropolis (Warner Bros)
The big breakthrough for Adams was “ Junebug ,” which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where Adams won a special jury prize for her performance. The star’s other notable credits include ” Doubt ,” Julie & Julia ,” “ Sunshine Cleaning, “ “ Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ” and “ Charlie Wilson’s War .” Later this year, she will be seen in both “ On the Road ” (an adaptation of the famed Jack Kerouac novel) and in Disney’s new Muppets film.
I asked Snyder how it feels to be making a film where every casting choice is a global news flash. ”It’s an epic thing, no doubt. But this good news is the cast is shaping up to fit that.” In the still-untitled Superman film, Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent and the Man of Steel. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are set to play the Kents , the adoptive parents of the last son of Krypton.
– Geoff Boucher
Holy crap, Nic Cage and Tim Burton's Superman movie would have been one demented discotheque! A new crop of concept art from Superman Lives, the failed superhero collaboration between the two, has surfaced. Showing sparkly new suits, Doomsday and more.
Back in October, costume and special effects designer Steve Johnson gave us a special insiders look at the failed Superman movie Superman Lives, starring Nic Cage. Recently, Johnson has released even more images, story boards and concept art designs for that film's villain, Doomsday (via facebook). And we have to admit, even though we're not in love with a lot of the ideas, we're completely consumed by Superman's light-up disco ball suit and the villainous art…
Speaking of Superman movies that ever got off the ground, IESB has a little run-down of Bryan Singer's Supes sequel. What would have happened between Superman, and his new son? Here's a little plot synopsis from IESB, of what could have been:
Superman: The Man of Steel
TMS started just a few years after the incidents that we saw in Superman Returns. Kal-El is doing what Superman does best, Lois Lane is raising her kid Jason, who of course is Superman's child and the world is getting use to having Superman back.
Now there are storyline threads that go back to Superman Returns, one is the on going plot of Superman's original reason of going back to Krypton. He has always wondered if he truly is the last Son of Krypton.
Remember new Krypton that Lex created with crystals he stole from the Fortress of Solitude and Kryptonite that Supes launched into to space that nearly killed him?
So new Krypton continues to grow in space and has become an almost perfect sphere. It is now the size of a small moon.
Besides giving Humans something to admire at night, Earth new satellite has also brought some unexpected attention from a galaxy far, far away.
A massive spaceship arrives Earth's orbit, Superman flys up to meet the spacecraft and we are introduced to our out of this world visitor.
Superman quickly finds out that our visitor is also a Kryptonian survivor who has been traveling the known galaxies and was able to detect Kryptonian technology thanks to our new green/black satellite that has started to orbit the Earth.
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.
Last spring, Warner Brothers announced that the upcoming tenth season of "Smallville" will also be its last. And while the show will begin its final chapter in the fall, several members of the cast and creative team coming to the San Diego Comic-Con for one final appearance.
Series stars Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman and Justin Hartley will headline the "Smallville" panel on Sunday, July 25 at 10:00a.m. in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center. "Smallville" showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will also be on the panel, with special guest moderator Geoff Johns; the recently named Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment who has also written two episodes of "Smallville."
For Welling, this will be only his second appearance at Comic-Con, following nearly a decade as Clark Kent. It's also interesting to note Freeman's appearance, as her character, Tess was seemingly killed off in the ninth season finale. Presumably, she will be revived in the new season.
The CW has already indicated that former "Smallville" cast members may return for the tenth season, with John Schneider's appearances already announced for the season premiere and a later episode.
Welling has previously indicated his desire to see Michael Rosenbaum reprise his role as Lex Luthor, despite Rosenbaum's earlier statement that he will not return to the series.
Although there haven't been any announcements yet concerning any new villains for the tenth season, it's widely believed that Darkseid and the New Gods may play a prominent role based on hints dropped during the ninth season by Johns himself.
The season premiere of "Smallville" will air on Friday, September 24.
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