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Another Announcement from the Cult TV
Expo in Chicago
posted Jan 04, 2005
Cult TV Expo Superhero
A Special Announcement as a Special Door prize we will be
giving away one of these Limited Edition Busts of Christopher Reeve
each day of the convention 1 entry per admission.
Prize Donated By Dullam/Causey The Makers of
our Exclusive Christopher Reeve Tribute Statue.
These will be Limited to a Total of 5 with each one signed and
numbered by the Sculptors.
Cult TV Expo Presents Superhero
posted Jan 03, 2005
I got a email about an expo coming to the Chicago
area sounds interesting -
Guests Announcement: Margot Kidder, Sarah Douglas and Jack O'Halloran
During the course of the show there will be drawings for various door
prizes. One very special prize will also be given away each day!
These special prizes will not be unveiled until the show!
Major Announcement: At our show there will be a museum quality display of
Lifesize Statues and Busts of Superhero and Comic Characters. There will
also be an Exclusive Lifesize Statue of Christopher Reeve as Superman
unveiled for the first time anywhere at our show Saturday Morning.
A small Preview of this event is now up on our website use the Special
Event link or:
Friday February 4, 3-8
Saturday February 5, 10-7
Sunday February 6, 10-5
In this short film clip, Dick Grayson (aka Robin) seeks out vengeance for
Batman's murder, and gets in a fight with Superman. Great fan made film
is 'greatest superhero' (BBC News)
posted Dec 18, 2004
Superman comes top of a public vote to find the greatest fictional
superhero of all time.
tops league of heroes (Press Association via Yahoo! UK & Ireland...
posted Dec 18, 2004
Superman has beaten his modern day challenger Mr Incredible to be voted
the most popular superhero of all time.
Again (WPMI 15)
It was 1978 or so and the promotion tag line promised you would believe a
man can fly, but the hitch was what I believed was a man in a blue suit
and red cape could hang by wires in front of a blue screen.
Kevin Spacey on the topic of Superman
posted November 18, 2004
has interviewed Kevin Spacey on the topic of Superman V. He
basically says he hasn't started working on the new Superman project, but
has been approached to play Lex Luthor. He says he would love to work with
Singer again, but has to work around a very busy schedule. More
Thanks to Eddie for sending us the link.
USA Today Article
posted Nov 08, 2004
USA Today has an article about the new Superman movie.
The article comments that the movie will take up where Superman 2 left off
and forget about it's two sequels. read
The Incredibles Incredible
posted Nov 08, 2004
The Incredibles first weekend racked up over 70 million dollars. The only
other animated movie to do better than that so far has been Shrek 2. I'm
personally hoping for a sequel. Awesome movie about a family of super
heroes. The plot may vaguely remind you of a recent Batman storyline, but
I want say which one. The
Lois and Clark to DVD in 2005
posted Nov 08, 2004
According to TV
Shows on DVD Lois and Clark should be headed for
DVD in 2005. Good news for Lois and Clark fans.
Imageworks to Create Superman Effects
Estimated to be around 800 shots
October 29, 2004 superherohype.com
Shawn Ashmore as Jimmy Olsen and Brandon Routh signs 3 picture deal
October 26, 2004 superherohype.com
New Movie Update Superman is cast
Director Bryan Singer has announced that little-known actor Brandon Routh will be the new Man of Steel.
More on the new Superman from superherohype
Bryan Singer has also publicly stated that he will use John Williams' music in the
new Superman film. I'm personally happy about that decision.
Reeve Large Memorial Planned
posted Oct 20, 2004
Metropolis, Ill., Holds Vigil for Reeve
Reeve Dies at 52
Posted Oct 11, 2004
Christopher Reeve died Sunday of
complications from an infection caused by a bedsore. He went into cardiac
arrest Saturday, while at his Pound Ridge home, then fell into a coma and
died Sunday at a hospital surrounded by his family, his publicist said.
Looks bad for Caviezel being Superman and Zod actor may have something to
do with the new movie. check
it out at Comicbookresources
posted Sept 27, 2004
Lois Going to Smallville
posted Sept 15, 2004
James Caviezel may be Superman?
posted August 31, 2003
Chalk this one under rumor at this point but according to superherohype.com
comic book writer Mark
Millar said on his website James Caviezel from the Passion of the
Christ is definitely Superman and the movie would be starting everthing
from scratch. The movie will just be titled "Superman" . Nothing
official has come from Warner Bros yet so we'll just have to wait and see.
Who is Auditioning for Pa Kent?
posted August 27, 2004
According to Cinescape
69 year old John Saxon from "Enter the Dragon" and Nightmare on
Elm Street's Lieutenant Thompson. Difficult shoes to fill for sure
as Glenn Ford hit the nail on the head with his portrayal of Pa Kent in
the original Superman movie. Of course John Schneider does a great job on
Smallville every week.
Superman news let me know with your source whether official source, web
source, tv news, etc. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
X3 Moves on without Bryan Singer
posted August 27, 2004
Thanks to the new Superman movie project
that took over the attention of director Bryan Singer, X3 looks like it
will be made with another director. more
New Superman Movie Casting
posted August 20, 2004
Apparently, a lot of people are trying
out for the new Superman flick from unknowns to the stars, including Tom
Welling of Smallville. According to Superman-V
it looks like Tom has agreed to play Superman, but he still faces some
stiff competition including James Caviezel from
the movie Passion of the Christ , this years big hit. Also IESB
talked to "Big Brother" star Nathan Marlow who confirms he too
has tested for the role of 'Superman." "I auditioned for the
role of Superman, you know it's kind of funny, I went in there and Jake
Gyllenhaal was right in front of me and Josh Hartnett was coming in after
do you think? Post it on the board.
posted August 12, 2004
now says the producers are going to be Jon Peters & Gilbert Adler. I
was really hoping Christopher Reeve and Richard Donner were going to be
involved. The good news is things look to be shaping up pretty fast.
As a nationwide casting call for Superman is underway. Apparently the idea
must be to get an unknown.
last night night on Fox News they mentioned that the man who starred in
the Passion of Christ, James Caviezel was pursuing the opportunity
to play the Man of Steel. He is definitely a good actor. He did a
wonderful job on Passion of Christ, and the Count of Monte Cristo a couple
of years back.
More Good Movie News
posted July 29, 2004
I just checked out superherohype
and according to them Superman-V.com released information that Richard
Donner could be producing the new Superman movie and that Christopher
Reeve might also have a hand in production. On top of the news Bryan
Singer is directing, this is just too good to be true, but let's hope that
it is. At the time I'm writing this I was unable to read the entire
article from Superman-V.com. A strange error page claims the account has
been canceled. Hopefully it will be back up soon. If anybody knows
anything more please post
it on the message board
posted July 29, 2004
The guy that brought you Batman: Dead End short film in 2003 has
released his own Superman Batman trailer. Check it out at Capedwonder.com
which has info and a link to view the trailer.
on Bryan Singer and the new Superman Project from USA Today
posted July 20, 2004
Superman Returns courtesy of X-men's Bryan Singer
posted July 18, 2004
According to superherohype
the guy behind making the X-men movies will be taking over the Superman
project. I've also read from Ain't it Cool News that it will not be an
origin story, but will somehow use the Superman universe of the
Christopher Reeve films, thus the title Superman Returns.
This is definitely great news. I just hope it doesn't hurt the X-men 3
movie, but at least Superman is looking promising finally. With the
success of Spiderman this month a Superman movie is inevitable at this
point. Their is no way Warner Bros is going to just let Superman sit out
on what could be a grand opportunity for huge box office gold. Talk
about it on the message board
Marlon Brando Dies at age 80
posted July 02, 2004
Marlon Brando was best known to Superman
fans as the actor who portrayed Jor-El in the Superman movie. Combined
with the star power of Gene Hackman, Brando's signing on to the movie gave
the movie project a feeling it was going to be a blockbuster. Brando at
the time was given a record sum for the amount of time he was on screen.
According to the Imdb.com
Superman Trivia Page, he was given $4 million for his ten minutes.
on Brando's Death from yahoo
Reagan and comic super heroes in the 80's
posted June 15, 2004
Remember the fun times of the 80's when
Superman and other heroes ran into the Gipper at least in the comics.
Seinfeld and Superman
posted May 12, 2004
Variety reports that NBC will air "The Adventures of Seinfeld
& Superman" on May 20 from 8:44-9 p.m. Superman and Seinfeld
partner with American Express. The show is based on Seinfeld's current web
series with which he pals around with Superman. Check it out .It's pretty
here for the Superman Seinfeld webisodes
Time Magazine Article Read first
posted May 12, 2004
Opinion on Superman movie
New Time Magazines article talks
about the movie problems and the need for Superman to be more human and
darker like other modern heroes. Read the article for yourself, but
personally, I completely disagree with the notion Superman needs to
be darker. I completely agree his human side needs to be shown in the
comics. It's called characterization. But we have enough dark dread kind
of heroes. Superman is my favorite for his optimistic, good old American,
and small town personality. If you want to know what the perfect Superman
is watch the first movie. It hits the nail on the head like no other
movie, tv show or comic since, especially the the first half of the
movie and the Smallville sequence.
a Superman movie already, just think about who Superman is. He's about
truth, justice, and the American way. He's been brought up by a kindly
couple with small town U.S.A. values. He doesn't live in the world of
political correctness. He lives in the world of do unto others and you
would have them do unto you. He fights to do the right thing and protect
the innocent for the greatest of reasons. It's the right thing to do, and
that's how he was brought up. Enough heroes, and I like their stories just
not as much, are driven by revenge and anger. You want conflict, the
biggest conflict is the one between the hopeful and the disillusioned.
Let's see in the comics and movies the conflict between the ideals of
Superman and the rest of the world. Now that might lead to some
More on JLA Avengers
Here's the latest I've
received from an email about the next JLA Avengers
posted March 18, 2004
This information is not official but comes from a reliable source.
The release of JLA/AVENGERS number 4 has been pushed
back to March 31st to try and be prepared for the over whelming demand
that will be following up to the final issue. It is rumored that there
will be a few signed George Perez copies circulating out there and that
the demand and back order is so over whelming that they're trying to be
prepared for the tremendous demand, making this the most anticipating and
perhaps best selling comic of all time, and the final rumor has it may
also carry into a fifth and final issue as well to keep a cliff hanger for
a possible sequel for as early as 2006, with Perez as the return artist,
but to also write along with co-artist/writer John Byrne and co-writer Dan
Jurgens as a possible plot suggester, Len Wein as editor and Alex
Ross/Neal Adams as conciliated to grace the cover, making it Neal Adams
first line of work in years.
movie, well it play on the big screen?
Millar posted Feb 27, 2004
You thought you were confused about all this Superman mess? Here's
some additional items that will only make it worse. 'Krisboyuk' pointed us
to two 'possible' updates about the Superman production. First up, Superman-V.com
Paterson's agents have confirmed he is still on Superman "Owen still
is the production designer for Superman. He has gone to Australia, because
that's where they plan on shooting."
Our 16/2/04 update asked to look at things in two ways - it appears the
latter is true. The move to Australia is happening and expect a whole new
crew to appear. With the new rewrites happening hopefully the Australian
Superman production will finally deliver.
Jon Peters and McG are still in the mix with McG's agents revealing the
situation is still the same with Mr McGinty "Nothing has been
confirmed, right now."
But comic book writer Mark Millar claims production on Superman is
me, McG is not getting anywhere NEAR this ****ing thing. He (and others)
are talking about this as a means of rejigging their careers. No actress
is being seriously considered for Lois and nobody is being auditioned for
Supes because there is NO MOVIE, folks. Here's the scoop...
The movie is already something like 50 mill in debt because of all the
false-starts. It's a HUGE problem because they want big stars, big effects
and a big budget and this would push you to the 250, 300 million mark.
This ain't gonna happen, especially with someone as choppy as McG and that
****ing awful script kicking around. A chum of mine, like I've said, has
been making calls and taking meetings very quietly, has a few things he
has to finish first and plans to get moving on this around 2006. Believe
NONE of this bull**** you're reading because Beyonce, etc, etc, is just
all pish. The real deal is still two years away from even seriously
starting work on this so the flick isn't going to be seen until around
2007 at the earliest. There'll be possibly two Batman pics before the next
Still Sweet on Batman vs. Superman
Variety posted here
Feb 27, 2004
article talking about X2 co-writers Dan Harris and Michael
Dougherty scripting "Ender's Game" and "Ender's
Shadow" into a film for Warner Bros. and director Wolfgang Petersen,
some interesting bits on Batman vs. Superman and X-Men 3
Petersen preps "Troy," he hasn't locked his next movie. He's
still sweet on "Batman vs. Superman" and is also developing
"Shutter Island," the recent bestseller by "Mystic
River" author Dennis Lehane.
Beyonc Confirms She's Up for Superman! Source:
Posted Feb 11, 2004
singer/actress Beyonc Knowles herself has confirmed that she is up
for the role of Lois Lane in McG's Superman.
She tells Extra,
"I hope so. Everyone pray that happens for me." Don't
believe it? Click
the link and read the article or watch the video.
We also broke the news that Johnny Depp is up for the role of Lex
Luthor, we'll keep you updated on that as well. Beyonc? will open
Sunday night's Grammy Awards with Prince.
Looney Tunes Back in
Fraser the star who has been considered for the part of
Superman does a Superman like stunt on the new Looney
Tunes Movie. Which by the way I took my kid to this movie and we
both died laughing. Batman and the Batmobile also make an
appearance, and Scooby Doo and Shaggy make a cameo as well. Do
yourself a favor and check out this great family flick. It
REAL Superman Talks to Barbara Walters Friday Source:
Today Thursday, November 13, 2003
Today says that Christopher Reeve will talk about being
paralyzed since 1995, the progress he's made, and what people
can do to help research.
actor-director Christopher Reeve Friday will speak publicly
for the first time without the use of a mechanical ventilator,
thanks to a "lung pacemaker" operation performed in
Relying on electrode implants to breathe normally and
foregoing a ventilator for up to 18 hours a day, he hopes to
bring attention to spinal cord research in a taped interview
with Barbara Walters on ABC's 20/20 at 10 p.m. ET.
Since the operation, Reeve has been able to breathe through
his mouth and nose ? for the first time in eight years ? for
longer and longer periods of time, relying only on an implant
powered by an external battery. A 1995 spinal injury paralyzed
Reeve. He has since emerged as a prominent advocate for
You can read more of the article at the link above and more on
the broadcast is up at ABC
Fraser Talks Superman Movie
posted Oct 27, 2003
conducted an indepth interview with actor Brendan
Amongst the interview is the following paragraph regarding his
position regarding the up-coming Superman movie...Superman
would be both interesting and heroic, and Fraser is giving
thought to playing him. "I'm not sure that film is going
to get made, so stay tuned," he says. But he might like
the role if the timing is right. The problem? "The actor
who plays that role is forevermore identified as that
character. Is it right for me? I don't know."
also Vin Diesel as Lex Luthor? Dark
Diesel appears to
be in talks to star as Lex Luthor in the up-coming Superman
movie. The rumor seems to also think that the role of
Lois Lane is down to a choice between Selma Blair and Drew
Barrymore. Another interesting thing to note is that the
reporter of this rumor indicates that the name of the film is
"Superman: Last Son of Krypton"..."Heard that
Vin Diesel - as Luthor - has met with McG and Jon Peters about
Superman. Diesel turned down a couple of films lately - "xXx
2" for one - and someone I know seems to think it's
because he'll be booked out for a good year or so on Superman
LSOK. BUT... there's another stumbling block, McG has plans to
do another movie first. I don't think he or anyone else
associated is very interested in it anymore - yes THAT many
people have met for Superman. It's been ongoing. The only
difference now is that they might have an idea where they'll
film, they've got a script, they've got a director and they've
got a potential Lois [Selma Blair and Drew Barrymore fighting
for it]. You really think Vin Diesel's going to put up with
all the delays?"As always, take this rumor with a grain
of salt. Nothing is official until we hear an announcement
direct from Warner Bros.
McG Gives a Superman Update
Oct 11, 2003
During a press conference for the upcoming "Charlie's
Angels: Full Throttle" DVD, director McG gave an update
on the Superman movie.
"I'm a big fan of 'Superman,' and you know, I'm
discussing it with Warner Brothers, but it's still very
uncertain," he said. "It's a big project and they're
being very cautious, and I'm being very cautious and it's yet
to be seen if it's in the cards."
McG also addressed the issue of why Superman has had so many
false starts. "I think they want to be very respectful of
the crown jewel of, you know, all their franchises," he
added about the studio. "It's a great character. And I
think everybody who would ever be a part of that type of
picture wants to get it done properly. So I don't think
they're in any rush to make that picture, and I think their
focus is on doing it right."
NEARING GREENLIGHT? CASTING ROUND UP+ NEW BvS DRAFT IN THE WORKS?
Oct 09, 2003
Superman-V has word on what exactly is going on with the McG/Peters
Superman movie. Word from an uber-reliable source is that
"they are still budgeting and JJ Abrams is doing a
rewrite". to read more click over to [
S U P E R M A N - V . C O M ]
in the land down under?
It Cool News - View Article Australian scooper The White
Whale has heard some rumblings from within the local
industry... It seems that SUPERMAN may be shooting at the
Sydney Foxy Studios within about two months, and that set
construction will begin within the month. What makes this
rumor any more legitimate than the others? Crew persons are
being slowly gathered? some of the approached ones are from
the STAR WARS set. Monika
TO FILM AT FENWAY PARK? Maybe!
According to Superman
Hype! - The latest Superman news and rumors
Message boards There was some news about the man of
According to Gameface posted this interesting bit
of news on the Superhero
was watching the Red Sox via Nesn on satellite, and the
two broadcasters on it were talking and they said
"A bit of interesting news Fenway wise, this July,
there will be a scene from the upcoming SUPERMAN movie
being filmed here. I hear the schedule will be worked
around this scene. The film is directed by Charlie's
Angels McG and written by the creator of the TV show
Alias." Well, that's cool.
Abrams script features a scene with Supes landing Air
Force One at the stadium.
Henderson Talks Superman Movie
Sept 26, 2003
chatted with Duncan Henderson, who is reportedly a
Producer on the upcoming Superman movie. In the
interview he gives an update on the project and responds
to some of the recent rumors circulating around the
Internet. For more go to Superman-v.com to read the
article beware spoiler's with in.
Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean were seen at
2003 Dinner of Champions
at the Century Plaza Hotel September 25, 2003 -
Beverly Hills, California
Museum Featured on Discovery Channel
to Discovery Channel the "Would You Believe It"
episode featuring the Super Museum in Metropolis Illinois,
"Home of Superman" will air on Thursday,
October 2nd at 8pm (Eastern Time) and repeated at 11pm that
same night and again at 12-noon on October 4th. Check your
local guide for any variations.
Channel :: Network Homepage
Superman, Mr. Christopher
Reeve, who celebrates his 51st birthday today, Thursday,
September 25. Happy b-day !!!!!!!
Sept 25, 2003
=S-V have received some info from the Oklahoma Film Commission who
claim the WB are currently going through hundreds of location shots
of around 10 locations for Smallville. Dino Lalli, the Head of The
Oklahoma Film Commission, says that if they get the job the WB will
be shooting in April/May 2004. The idea is to catch the harvest
season and sunny weather.
Rumors on Superman and Supergirl Movies
posted Sept 23, 2003
rumor stating that Warner Bros. are trying to get the new Superman
movie off the ground quickly so as to release it around the same
time as the up-coming Batman movie.The rumor also states that
Matthew Bomer and Brendan Fraser are the current front runners for
the lead role in the film. Christopher Reeve has also reportedly
been offered a cameo appearance in the movie.
In related news, the up-coming Supergirl movie is also showing signs
of movement, with Alicia Silverstone back in the running for the
lead role. Further rumors indicate that the WB want the director
doing Superman to also take on the Supergirl movie.
Night ShyamalanThis is not confirmed. M. Night Shyamalan is
writing and directing this new Superman movie. McG and JJ Abrams are
still attached to this film.
SuperHeroHype has just reported on a new rumor regarding
production on the Superman movie, which their source claims to be
titled: "Kal-El: Genesis of Superman". Here's a quick
excerpt from their report...Shyamalan's quite the Superman nut,
having a two-foot statue of the Man of Steel in his office and
writing the introduction for Alex Ross' upcoming
"Mythology" book.M. Night, who's previous films include Sixth Sense,
Unbreakable and Signs, is currently prepping The
Woods (starring WB favorite Ashton Kutcher) meaning IF he came
on to Superman, summer 2006 would be the earliest we could expect
it. Remmber this are rumeros still but as always I well keep you
Scouting Locations for the New Superman
Tuesday, September 10, 2003
has posted some shots of an official scouting trip of locations for
Smallville in the new Superman movie. Go to there site and enjoy
some photo shots! Monika
Superman Movie Updates!!
Sunday, September 7, 2003
pointed us to an article in Variety which talks about
Superman, and the possibility of still seeing a versus movie. Here's
clips from the article...
Warner execs and the long-delayed "Superman" is showing
new signs of life.
Meanwhile, the studio has just received a new draft of the
"Superman" script and is going through the budgeting
process with helmer McG, following the departure of Ratner, who fell
out over casting and other issues.
Though no deals are in place with McG and the pic does not have a
greenlight, if Warners can get to a budget that works, the next step
could be casting. If all goes well, "Superman" could see a
2005 or spring 2006 release.
Insiders say a final clash of the superheroes is still possible, but
the studio is determined first to breath life into
"Superman" a function of Horn and WB chairman-CEO Barry
Meyer's mandate to build AOL TW's lucrative library gradually.
McG in Talks
to Return to Superman
September 4, 2003
The rumor has been spreading pretty quickly that director McG was
back on for Warner Bros. new Superman movie.
Now, Variety confirms the above by saying that he is in talks
again to direct the film. Will the project get off the ground this
Col extends McG-Savage prod'n deal
Columbia Pictures has extended its first-look production deal with
McG and Stephanie Savage's Wonderland Sound and Vision for an
additional three years. The deal comes on the heels of McG reprising
his helming duties on "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle,"
the sequel to his 2000 feature directorial debut.
"Throttle," released June 27, cost $120 million and has
grossed $100.3 million domestically to date. Worldwide sales are
roughly $250 million, according to the studio.
SUPER-SIZE SQUABBLES ON "SUPERMAN"
posted Sept 2, 2003
The fighting between director Brett Ratner and producer Jon Peters got so bad during the pre-production for "Superman" that were at the point of physical violence when Ratner finally quit the troubled flick, according to Esquire magazine.
The major problem was the ballooning budget. "Superman" was originally supposed to cost around $180 million, but Ratner submitted a $225 million price tag, which doesn't even include the $50 million to $75 million required to market the movie.
Hairdresser turned movie exec Jon Peters also argued with Ratner over who should be the film's leading man. The studio originally wanted Josh Hartnett but Ratner wasn't so keen on him and insisted on a screen test. Then he turned to Ashton Kutcher and Jude Law, both of whom turned him down, at least partly because the studio insisted on a three-picture deal. The search then shifted to B and C-grade "hunks" like Brendan
Frasier, Paul Walker and soap star Matthew Bomer, who the studio nixed. By the time Ratner agreed to sign
Hartnett, the "Hollywood Homicide" star didn't want the role of the Man of Steel.
The two ended up in a shouting match and according to the Esquire article, "Peters later claimed that Ratner threatened him with an armed bodyguard." to which Ratner shot back: "I don't need a guard to pull a gun on someone."
In April, Ratner finally "jumped before he was pushed" and quit the "Superman" team. Most industry-watchers doubt the cameras will ever roll on this project.
JLA Avengers is coming out in September 4, 2003. We'll get to see Superman
fight alongside Marvel's greatest heroes.
More on JLA Avengers
soundtrack details from Warner Bros
Posted June 25, 2003
Awesome news from .tvshowsondvd
the Smallville First Season DVD is coming out September 23, 2003
with a list price of $64.92. This 6-disc set and has a running time
of 954 minutes.
To the left is a picture of what the cover will look like.
the Smallville First Season DVD
at Amazon right now for $48.29
Go here for Superman
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