Superman: The Unauthorized Biography
Glen Weldon (Author)
A celebration of Superman's life and history - in time for his 75th birthday. How has the Big Blue Boy Scout stayed so popular for so long? How has he changed with the times, and what essential aspects of him have remained constant? This fascinating biography examines Superman as a cultural phenomenon through 75 years of action-packed adventures, from his early years as a social activist in circus tights to his growth into the internationally renowned demigod he is today.
Hardcover: 352 pages
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Sure! Of course. You want to be recognized as a franchise name, but Colonel Nathan Hardy, I enjoyed his arc. I thought it was an important arc. And when they told me he was named after a Navy SEAL who had lost his life in combat, I was really honored and I felt kind of a sense of importance and duty or something to approach it respectfully. It really added a sense of gravitas to what I was doing, because I felt like I was carrying along a real person. And the Air Force gave me all the information, if my character was what he was, where he was, what his educational trajectory would have been, what he would have accomplished, so that helped. And I researched my guy, because they were using his name out of a sense of respect, to honor him in a small way.
You almost died in hand-to-hand combat with Faora, but Superman saved you ...
I had her. [Laughs.] He didn't need to swoop in. I had her right where I wanted her.
Faora says a good death is its own reward, and Hardy's last words indicate that he agrees. What about you?
You know, that's one saying I've chewed over in my head since I shot the film. Hmmm. I guess it is. I guess if you are a warrior, that's your credo, and a good life and a good death is its own reward.
Did you have to train a lot for those scenes?
We did some weapons training - shooting guns, making transitions from one weapon to another. I just had to make sure I didn't shoot my stunt guy that was sitting next to me - which I almost did. I pulled out the weapon one time, and it went off. It was loaded with blanks and exploded out, and it put a hole in the seat. They were cheap seats, come on! [Laughs.] And I didn't hit him. He's a stunt guy, stop crying! Come on!
Man of Steel: Superman Variant 1:6 Scale Icon Statue
Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios
This statue will only be available at the Graphitti Designs Booth (#2315) at Comic Con.
Allison Crowe actually makes a cameo appearance in the movie singing "Ring of Fire".
Thanks to WhatIsThatSong.net for the song list.
The Lexcorp logo can be seen at least twice in the film during the Zod fight in Metropolis. Once on the side of a gas truck and again when the Waynetech satellite falls to Earth in pieces. Lexcorp was first introduced in the 1986 comic book reboot that turned Lex Luthor from a mad scientist into a businessman/billionaire.
Of course the Waynetech satellite also bears mentioning. It most certainly belongs to Bruce Wayne. The logo flashes upside down and it happens quickly, so it can be difficult to catch.