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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
June 2: Stephan Bender, young Clark Kent in Superman Returns, born in Missouri in 1989.
June 2: Ron Ely, Superman in the Superboy TV series, born in Hereford, Texas in 1938.
June 5: Artist Wayne Boring (Superman, Action Comics) born in 1905.
June 9-12: Superman Celebration takes place in Metropolis, Illinois.
June 10: Superman Homepage 'Meet & Greet' is on in Metropolis, Illinois from 10.30am inside Hardee's.
June 10: John Byrne presents a new Superman in 1986 with the release of Man of Steel #1.
June 11: Sherman Howard, Lex Luthor in the Superboy TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1949.
June 13: Danny Dark, the voice of Superman from 1973-1985 for Hanna-Barbara, dies in 2004, aged 65.
June 13: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, dies in 2005, aged 69.
June 14: Man of Steel is released to theatres in 2013.
June 15: Artist Ross Andru (Action Comics) born in 1925.
June 16: George Reeves, star of the Adventures of Superman television series, dies in 1959.
June 16: Long-time Superman artist Curt Swan dies in 1997.
June 16: Traditionally commemorated as the day Krypton was destroyed.
June 17: Superman III is released to theatres in 1983.
June 18: Bud Collyer, born Clayton Johnson Heermance, Jr., the voice of Superman in the 1940's radio series, born in New York City, NY in 1908.
June 18: Traditionally recognized as the day Kal-El landed on Earth.
June 19: Superman editor Julius Schwartz born in 1915.
June 19: Superman II is released to theatres in 1981.
June 21: Erica Durance, Lois Lane in the Smallville TV series, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1978.
June 27: Writer and artist Dan Jurgens (Superman) born in 1959.
June 28: Superman Returns is released to theatres in 2006.
June 28: Ayelet Zurer, Lara Lor-Van in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1969.

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June 21, 2016: Lynda Carter Confirmed for "Supergirl" RolePrint

Lynda Carter Lynda Carter, the actress who brought Wonder Woman to life on TV, has been confirmed as appearing throughout Season 2 of "Supergirl", where she'll be playing the President of the United States of America.

Back in March the executive producers of "Supergirl" had indicated that they had wanted Carter to play the role in Season 1 of the show, but that it hadn't worked out due to scheduling issues...

"We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter. We couldn't work out her schedule. Next year," Greg Berlanti said, before revealing her role in the series. "All right, she's the female president of the United States."

Lynda Carter will make her first appearance on "Supergirl" in episode three of Season 2, and will continue to appear throughout the season.

Beyond playing Wonder Woman, Carter also appeared in an episode of "Smallville" back in 2007 as Chloe Sullivan's mother, Moira.

Source: HollywoodReporter.com

The Season 2 premiere of "Supergirl" will take place on Monday, October 10 at 8.00pm on The CW.


June 21, 2016: Casting Call for "Krypton" TV PilotPrint

Krypton Back in May this year, Syfy officially announced that it had given the green light for a Pilot episode for the "Krypton" TV concept by David S. Goyer. Today we've received word that a casting call for six characters has been issued, including Superman's grandfather himself, Seg-El.

Seg-El - Envisioned here as athletic, quietly confident and in his 20s, comic fans are familiar with an older (and a bit grumpier) Seg from his appearance in the classic Starman #51, written by James Robinson with story by Robinson and David S. Goyer, who is executive producer/writer of Krypton. But Seg's a good guy at any age; in the comics, he and son Jor-El (Kal-El/Superman's father) helped Starman get away while other Kryptonians wanted to detain – and dissect – the Earthling.

Lyta Zod - This twentysomething beauty will likely have some familial tie to Superman's future foe, General Zod, while she herself is a (reluctant) warrior.

Val-El - Seg's genius grandpa defied death by going into the Phantom Zone, and is a staunch believer in space exploration. (We know that's a lesson he'll pass along to his great-grandson.)

Alura Zod - Lyta's mom happens to bear the same name as Kara Zor-El's mother on Supergirl, while "Zod" always raises an eyebrow because of that whole "kneel before" thing.

Dev-Em - If anyone is going to survive Krypton's inevitable fate, it'll be this chiseled, twentysomething bad boy. In the comics, Dev escapes the doomed planet, abuses Superboy on Earth and eventually becomes an ally of the Legion of Super-Heroes... in the 30th century.

Ter-El - Seg's father.

From Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics, Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama, which is in development, follows the Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.

Production on the pilot is slated to begin in Montreal, Canada in July/August.

Source: TVline.com


June 21, 2016: "Justice League" Movie Set Visit ReportsPrint

Justice League Movie A number of news sites have now posted their reports from a recent visit to the set of the "Justice League" movie in London. The reports include the film's official logo, details on Superman's appearance, and an official plot synopsis. Read on if you want to know more...

The official synopsis for "Justice League" movie reads...

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes - Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash - it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The main villain of the movie isn't Darkseid, as many people predicted, but he is from Apokolips. It's Steppenwolf...

One of the most noticeable posters in the art-packed boardroom at Leavesden was a six-foot, shadowy silhouette with two horns sprouting from its faceless head. This, Deborah Snyder informed us, was Steppenwolf - the lead antagonist of Justice League.

Although an appearance by Darkseid isn't completely out of the question. You may also see other cameo appearances from other DC Comics characters. Speaking of which, Willem Dafoe's role... He'll be playing Vulko - a key figure in the underwater world whose name will be recognizable to fans of DC Comics.

While Superman is in the movie, apparently he won't show up until the final third of the film. The Man of Steel may be wearing a different costume, and his hair will be slightly longer. (Sound familiar?)

"Obviously Superman is part of the Justice League," said Deborah Snyder. "And we know where we ended up with him. And there wouldn't be a Justice League without Superman, but I think his way back to us ... we don't want to really spoil that. But he is here."

As for the tone of the film, Zack Snyder confirmed that there will be a more fun feel to "Justice League"...

"Yeah, I think that, you know I am obsessed with tone in movies," Snyder said, when asked if he was consciously changing the tone from Batman v Superman. "Tone has always been the main thing that I go after with a movie. And I really wanted the tone of the three movies to be different chapters and not be like the same note that you strike, like 'Oh okay, there's this again'.

"Because of what, you know, fans have said, and how the movie [Batman v Superman] was sort of received by some, we have really put the screws to what we thought the tone would be, and - I feel - just crushed it that little bit further."

And contrary to early reports, where the movie was considered "Part 1" of a two part "Justice League" idea, this "Justice League" movie is a stand-alone piece.

"We were only ever planning, and we are only doing, Justice League - just Justice League," said Deborah Snyder. "One movie."

Later, Zack Snyder drummed this message home. "Oh it is a complete movie," he said. "I mean of course, there's ... " he trailed off for a moment, at which point someone asked if it would end with a big cliffhanger, and everyone laughed. Snyder joined in.

"I mean, it's got ... hopefully there's some reason to go -" he paused. "The movie doesn't end and you're like 'OK, well, that's the DC universe'!"

Read the full report at Mashable.com to learn about Mother Boxes, Zeus, and other interesting bits of information, including details on a finished scene between Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen.

You can also read other similar reports at DenofGeek.com, Nerdist.com, Uproxx.com, Collider.com, IGN.com, ComicBookResources.com, and HeroicHollywood.com.


June 21, 2016: Superman Comics Available This WeekPrint

Action Comics #958 PreviewsWorld.com has released the list of comic books and other items on sale this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list.

On sale date: June 22, 2016 (unless otherwise stated).

The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week, with all comics also available for digital download. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Click on the comic book name to purchase its printed edition. Or click on the Kindle icon (Kindle) or iBooks icon (iBooks) next to a comic's title to download it in digital format.

Click on the magnifying glass icon (Sneak Peek) next to a comic's title for a sneak peek at the pages within.


June 21, 2016: Superman Celebration Attendance - Poll ResultsPrint

Poll Position In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Did you attend the 2016 Superman Celebration?

Unfortunately, like myself, there are a lot of Superman fans who would like to have attended this year's Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, but just couldn't get there.

Here's the complete voting breakdown:

Yes
Yes
10% [8 Votes]

No
No
31% [24 Votes]

I wanted to but I couldn't make it
I wanted to but I couldn't make it
50% [39 Votes]

I have no interest in that event
I have no interest in that event
3% [2 Votes]

I didn't even know about it
I didn't even know about it
6% [5 Votes]


June 20, 2016: Jesse Eisenberg Joins "Justice League" Filming in AugustPrint

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor In an interview with ShortList.com Jesse Eisenberg talks about how much he enjoyed playing the role of Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", and how he'd like to continue being Lex for many years to come.

When we last saw Lex Luthor, at the end of "Batman v Superman", his head was cleanly shaven and he was incarcerated in prison. But Lex will be back in the upcoming "Justice League" film...

"They are filming now, and I jump in from August," Eisenberg revealed ahead of the release of his new film "Now You See Me 2".

Eisenberg is eager to play the character once again...

"I loved the character and it was the most fun I've ever had at playing a role, and most challenging, in a great way, and most rewarding. I would love to play it for years."

"The character I play is so unusual and complicated. As an actor he's everything you'd want to do. It's very exciting for me to play that role. And, secondarily, it's interesting to be in these massive, high-profile movies, because all the stuff around you as an actor is really good. All the artists are really great, so you walk on to a set and it's the most-detailed, comprehensive set, and as an actor it really fills in your imagination in a special way.

"You're also acting with incredible actors. In the last movie I had lots of scenes with Holly Hunter, who has been one of my favourite actors since I was young. This all exists because this movie is so massive that they attract so many talented people, even in smaller positions. It was really special to me.

"The most exciting part was to play such an interesting character and I certainly hope he stays alive throughout the next few films."

"Justice League" is scheduled for release on November 17, 2017.


June 20, 2016: DC Comics September 2016 SolicitationsPrint

Check out the DC Comics September 2016 solicitations for all the Superman-related comics and products soon to be released.

Action Comics #963
Supergirl #1
Superman #6
Superwoman #2


June 20, 2016: Riding the Six Flags Superman Virtual Reality CoasterPrint

Batman/Superman

Back in March Six Flags Entertainment Corporation announced a partnership with Samsung, taking its signature brand of thrills to the next level and beyond in fully immersive, virtual riding experiences using Samsung Gear VR. Some of Six Flags' most popular coasters are now equipped to allow riders wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets to feel the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, inverted loops and powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in an incredibly realistic 360-degree virtual reality world.

Below is a video by The Verge about the SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland:

On Six Flags' three new SUPERMAN Virtual Reality Coasters, once riders take their seats and fasten the headsets, they will be fully immersed in the 360-degree comic-book world of Metropolis. Guests will be taken on a leisurely (or so they think) tour of the city of Metropolis, courtesy of Lex Corp Sky Tours. Just after departing the station riders encounter Lex Luthor who uses an anti-gravity gun along with his army of Lex Bots to create chaos throughout the city with cars, taxis and buses floating in mid-air around the rider's vehicle. As the Lexbots continue shooting at the vehicle, SUPERMAN uses heat vison to destroy the anti-gravity gun, causing all objects to suddenly fall, including the train as it takes the first giant drop of the roller coaster. Riders then soar alongside SUPERMAN as he battles the evil Lexbots through hairpin twists and turns, loops, dips and dives before ultimately defeating Lex and the Lexbots, and returning safely back into the station. This amazing adventure will debut on these Superman-branded coasters:

  • SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio;

  • SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts; and

  • SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

    For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/virtualrealitycoasters and www.samsung.com/gearvr.


  • Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #1Print

    Superman #1

    Mild Mannered Reviews - Superman #1

    Scheduled to arrive in stores: June 15, 2016

    Cover date: August 2016

    "Son of Superman" - Part 1

    Writer: Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
    Penciller: Patrick Gleason
    Inker: Mick Gray
    Cover: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray & John Kalisz
    Variant Cover: Kenneth Rocafort

    Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

    Secrets & lies... that is what we have here and it expands for a really good read and a great opening to the new direction of the Superman mythos in modern continuity.

    People often complain that Superman is too powerful and that he can 'end a fight in seconds', those people don't often read comics and were also those to argue the point with the recent Batman v Superman movie, so it is great to have a book that isn't focusing on punching things and instead one that is willing to explore the human dramas and maybe open their eyes a little that Superman is more than a fist fighter.

    There are interesting parallels to be drawn here not only with Action Comics but with Superman's past. In terms of Action, this is clearly the book exploring the character and his relationships, while that book runs full steam ahead into fisticuffs. Very little happens in terms of 'Super Feats' but the emotional dial is turned up to 10, and I'm really ok with that.

    Click here to read the complete review of Superman #1.


    June 20, 2016: Superman on TV - June 20-26Print

    Superman on TV Below are the Superman related TV shows and movies scheduled for the week ahead in the USA and Australia. Anyone in other regions of the world who would like to contribute is more than welcome to add their listings in the comments section below.

    United States of America (All times are ET)

    An episode of "Mysteries at the Museum" investigates "Who Killed Superman". This episode will air on TRAVEL in the U.S. on Thursday, June 23 at 7.00pm.

    The documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" will air in the U.S. on TMC on Friday, June 24 at 11.00am and 6.45pm.

    The movie "Man of Steel" will air in the U.S. on FX-E on Friday, June 24 at 8.00pm and 11.30pm.

    The movie "Superman Returns" will air on MOMAX in the U.S. on Sunday, June 26 at 9.00pm.

    An episode of the 1950s "Adventures of Superman" TV series airs on MeTV in the U.S. on Saturday at 5.00pm. This week's episode is:
    Saturday, June 25 - "The Talking Clue".

    You may also want to check NetFlix.com, as they sometimes have a number of Superman and/or Justice League TV shows and movies available to watch online.

    Australia (All times are EDT)

    In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Tuesday, June 21 at 4.50pm; and again on Saturday, June 25 at 5.05am.

    In Australia, the film "Superman: The Movie" will air on Foxtel's Action Movie Channel on Thursday, June 23 at 12.05pm.

    In Australia, the film "Superman II" will air on Foxtel's Action Movie Channel on Thursday, June 23 at 2.30pm.

    In Australia, the animated movie "LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League" will air on Foxtel's Family Movie Channel on Saturday, June 25 at 2.45am.

    In Australia, the "Teen Titans Go!" episode titled "Let's Get Serious", which features the Young Justice characters, will air on Cartoon Network on Sunday, June 19 at 1.45pm.

    In Australia, episodes of the "Young Justice" animated series air on the following days on Cartoon Network. This week's episodes are:
    Tuesday, June 21 - "Before The Dawn" at 12.03am
    Wednesday, June 22 - "Cornered" at 12.03am
    Thursday, June 23 - "True Colors" at 12.03am
    Friday, June 24 - "The Fix" at 12.03am
    Saturday, June 25 - "Runaways" at 12.03am
    Sunday, June 26 - "War" at 12.03am

    In Australia, episodes of the "Justice League Unlimited" animated series air on the following days on GO! (99). This week's episodes are:
    Saturday, June 25 - "Double Date" at 5.00pm
    Sunday, June 26 - "Clash" at 5.00pm

    If there's anything I've missed please don't hesitate to let me know.


    June 19, 2016: Tyler Hoechlin on How He'll Approach Playing SupermanPrint

    Tyler Hoechlin Attending the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney, Australia this weekend, Tyler Hoechlin spoke with Australia's Daily Mail on Saturday during the Sydney Film Festival premiere of "Everybody Wants Some", telling them about how he plans to approach playing the role of Superman in Season 2 of "Supergirl".

    As for whether he'll be basing his version of the character on the performance of any previous actor to play the role, Hoechlin said, "I never try to compare and contrast performances because it's such an iconic character already. Superman is Superman so I'm just going to try to carry on the tradition of that and play that part."

    Interestingly, Tyler is more excited about playing Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent.

    "I think the fun is going to be finding where Clark Kent is in this world. I'm just excited to find out Clark's sense of humour."

    On Friday, Tyler announced to his fans on Twitter that he would be playing Superman, Tweeting: "Could not be more honored & humbled to be given the opportunity to play this incredible & beloved character. Can't wait to get to work!"

    The CW debut of "Supergirl" will see Tyler Hoechlin playing Superman, with the Man of Steel set to appear in the first two episodes of the new season.

    The Season 2 premiere of "Supergirl" will take place on Monday, October 10 at 8.00pm on The CW.


    June 17, 2016: The CW Announces "Supergirl" Season 2 Premiere DatePrint

    Supergirl The CW has announced that the Season 2 premiere of "Supergirl" will take place on Monday, October 10 at 8.00pm.

    While this will be the premiere of the second season of Kara's adventures, it will be the debut of "Supergirl" on her new network, with the show having shifted from CBS to The CW at the end of Season 1.

    The CW debut of "Supergirl" will also be the debut of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, with the Man of Steel appearing in the first two episodes of the new season.

    It appears as though the Season 1 Pilot episode will air the week after the premiere of Season 2, with The CW listing the October 17 episode of "Supergirl" as being the "original episode".


    June 17, 2016: World Premiere of "LEGO Justice League: Gotham City Breakout"Print

    Gotham City Breakout Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announces Special Sunday, June 26 World Premiere for LEGO® DC COMICS SUPER HEROES - JUSTICE LEAGUE: GOTHAM CITY BREAKOUT at DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA IN NEW YORK

    Family-Friendly Event set for Sunday Afternoon includes Screening, Film Talent Panel, Signed Posters & LEGO® Toys for All Kids; Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invites New York area fans to the World Premiere of its newest animated adventure - LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout - with a family-friendly event on Sunday afternoon, June 26, 2016. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews, premiere screening, a post-screening panel discussion and plenty of interactive fun with the fans and families in attendance.

    The screening will commence at Noon (12:00pm) at the Directors Guild of America (110 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019). The event will include a post-screening interactive panel discussion, special LEGO® prizes for all kids in attendance, photo opportunities with LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes standees, and an autograph signing on collectible posters.

    Gotham City BreakoutConfirmed to attend the event are Futurama & Adventure Time star John DiMaggio (voice of Deathstroke), Young Justice star Jason Spisak (Joker), producer Brandon Vietti, director Matt Peters and writer Jim Krieg. Additional talent will be announced as confirmed.

    Free tickets are available to the general public, and families are encouraged to enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on June 26 must RSVP via email to LEGOBreakoutNY@gmail.com.

    The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the first & last name of the entrant, a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. No need for pleas, no begging, no extra words - just three simple lines of information. And please only apply once.

    Here's an example of EXACTLY how the body of the RSVP email should appear:
    Clark Kent
    superman@gmail.com
    4 Tickets

    Tickets to the event will be distributed on a "first come, first served" basis, and fans will be notified via email promptly.

    In LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout, Batgirl and Nightwing take Batman on a trip down memory lane - literally - to visit one of the key mentors from his formative years - leaving the Justice League to keep Gotham City crime-free. But neither situation proves to be a "vacation" as the Bat trio encounters old nemeses on their adventure, and the Justice League discovers just how busy Batman is on a regular basis. It's a brick-tastic battle on two fronts as Batman, Batgirl and Nightwing take on Bane and Deathstroke, while the Justice League - with some help from a few Teen Titans - fends off an assault by Joker and many of Batman's infamous adversaries to ensure Gotham City's safety.

    Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on June 21 via Digital HD, and July 12, 2016 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Nightwing LEGO® figurine, while supplies last.