‘Superman’: Muhammad Ali Was on Short List to Star in 1978 Film

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee — and fly like a man of steel.  Muhammad Ali was on the short list to play Superman in the 1978 film, producer Ilya Salkind discussed on the commentary track in the newest edition of the film recently released to coincide with Saturday’s 40th anniversary. “One of the conditions with […]

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‘Superman: The Movie’ turns 40

Röhnert/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Although the Man of Steel turned 80 this past spring, the original — and some say most comics-faithful — big-bow of Superman turns 40 years old Saturday. Superman: The Movie featured a pitch-perfect performance from the late Christopher Reeve in the tights and cape of the Kryptonian hero, […]

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Forty years on from Superman: The Movie, I still believe a man can fly

The nuns got me into hot supermen in tight red pants. All Catholic schools in Britain of the early 1980s were fitted out with their own set of 1940s nuns. It was a less austere one who mentioned that Superman: The Movie was on television that Christmas. You’d think King of Kings would be a […]

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Why We Need Superman Now

When Bendis was 6 years old, he got up at the Passover table like a plump little Babe Ruth and called his shot: He was going to draw Spider-Man.  Oddly, Bendis’ path parallels that of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel. Bendis grew up in University Heights, where Siegel lived after moving out of Glenville. Bendis’ parents […]

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Elseworlds Ending Explained: What Does it Mean for the Future of the Arrowverse?

This article contains Elseworlds spoilers. Well, you certainly can’t say that Elseworlds was boring. Or safe. And you certainly can’t say that they didn’t give us one hell of a surprise in that ending. The Arrowverse is becoming the most intricate, risky live action superhero universe in history. Yes, it’s at least as big and […]

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Putin takes on Superman in bizarre DC Comics series as Russia and US go to war | Daily Star

The same series also features a child refugee whose family was gassed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Superman visits a fictional Middle-Eastern nation ruled by supervillain Black Adam. Black Adam introduces the caped crusader to a child from Douma in Syria, saying: “His younger sister was gassed by Assad, the Russians’ puppet.” By the end […]

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"Elseworlds": Is Superman Setting Up One of His Biggest Stories From the Comics?

The first chapter of the Arrowverse’s “Elseworlds” crossover debuted tonight, and there’s a chance that it spelled out something major for Superman in the process. Spoilers for tonight’s episode of The Flash, “Elseworlds Part 1”, below! The episode saw Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) traveling to Earth-38, in hopes that Kara […]

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"Elseworlds": Is Superman Setting Up One of His Biggest Stories From the Comics?

The first chapter of the Arrowverse’s “Elseworlds” crossover debuted tonight, and there’s a chance that it spelled out something major for Superman in the process. Spoilers for tonight’s episode of The Flash, “Elseworlds Part 1”, below! The episode saw Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) traveling to Earth-38, in hopes that Kara […]

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"Elseworlds": Is Superman Setting Up One of His Biggest Stories From the Comics?

The first chapter of the Arrowverse’s “Elseworlds” crossover debuted tonight, and there’s a chance that it spelled out something major for Superman in the process. Spoilers for tonight’s episode of The Flash, “Elseworlds Part 1”, below! The episode saw Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) traveling to Earth-38, in hopes that Kara […]

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Alan Moore Writes a New Superman Comic Book Story

Alan Moore is currently writing two comic book projects for artist Kevin O’Neill. The final League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen from Top Shelf/Knockabout and Cinema Purgatorio from Bleeding Cool publisher Avatar Press. Moore has not written Superman since the final pre-Crisis issues for DC Comics. He would write Superman analogue Supreme for Rob Liefeld but that […]

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