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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
April 1: Annette O'Toole, Lana Lang in Superman III and Martha Kent in Smallville, born in Houston, TX in 1954.
April 1: Sam Huntington, Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, born in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1982.
April 1: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Imp from the 5th dimension.
April 2: Christopher Meloni, Colonel Nathan Hardy in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1961.
April 3: Marlon Brando, Jor-El in Superman: The Movie, born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924.
April 7: Russell Crowe, Jor-El in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1964.
April 8: Jack O'Halloran, Non in Superman: The Movie and Superman II, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943.
April 8: John Schneider, Jonathan Kent in Smallville, born in Mount Kisco, NY in 1960.
April 10: Chyler Leigh Potts, Alexandra Danvers in the 2015 Supergirl TV series, born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1982.
April 11: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E19) titled 'Myriad' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
April 14: John Shea, Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in 1949.
April 14: Mark Pillow, Nuclear Man in Superman IV, born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in 1959.
April 16: Joan Alexander, best known as Lois Lane from the 1940s Superman Radio Series, born in Louise Abras in St. Paul, Minneapolis in 1915.
April 18: The new episode of Supergirl (S01E20) titled 'Better Angels' will air on CBS in the USA at 8.00pm ET/PT.
April 18: Action Comics #1, Superman's debut comic book, was released on this day in 1938 (although some argue it was actually May 3).
April 22: Cassidy Freeman, Tess Mercer in the Smallville TV series, born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1982.
April 23: Kal Penn, Stanford in Superman Returns, born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1977.
April 24: Stacy Haiduk, Lana Lang in the Superboy TV series, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1968.
April 26: Tom Welling, Clark Kent in Smallville, born in New York, NY in 1977.
April 29: Sam Jones III, Pete Ross in Smallville, born in Boston, MA in 1983.
April 29: Lane Smith, Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936.

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April 15, 2016: "Supergirl" Episode Review - S01E19 "Myriad"Print

Season 1, Episode 19 'Myriad' Superman Homepage reviewer T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao) reviews episodes from the new "Supergirl" TV series, airing on CBS.

Check out his review of the 19th episode in which Kara must find a way to free her friends when Non (Chris Vance) and Indigo (Laura Vandervoort) use mind control to turn National City's citizens into their own army.

    "Myriad" started well enough for a penultimate episode with a very strong lead-in. Kara's fight with Maxima (a total throw away character) was well-choreographed, and the urgency of the situation was injected with immediacy. However, for this episode of Supergirl, I decided to view it with the mind of a detractor, if only for some sport. The aforesaid opening aside, it was a lopsided mess, filled with cliché and contrivances. Maxima lays waste to DEO agents, with the exception of Lucy Lane, of course. Maxwell Lord sends earrings to Cat Grant, who just happens to wear them in time for the Myriad takeover. Supergirl, who has also been raised on Earth the majority of her life, is immune to the effects of Non's plans, but Superman, most conveniently, is possessed. It's been years since the Fortress of Solitude debuted in Superman: The Movie, and yet its design is clung to out of desperation and resistance to creativity. Maxwell Lord had the makings of a good villain, but like Astra, he's been made into a redeemable character, therefore flaccid and uninteresting. Alex Danvers is the biggest Mary Sue since Onii-sama. There's nothing she can't do, she never listens to anyone, and if she wasn't so very necessary to absolutely nothing, she would have remained behind and safe, instead of being used to draw Supergirl into needless combat.

Click here to read the complete review of this "Supergirl" episode.


April 14, 2016: "Batman v Superman" Passes $800 Million WorldwidePrint

Who Will Win? The global Box Office takings for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" currently sits at $800,801,288.

Since its release 20 days ago, the film has earned a US domestic gross of $301 million.

In a statement issued today, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg said, "We want to thank our partners in exhibition for their unwavering support in delivering the film, day-and-date, to a record number of screens for a March corridor, further demonstrating our commitment to a 12-month strategy for films of every genre. We also want to thank fans around the world for sharing their passion for these characters and this story by heading to the theatres for 'Batman v Superman,' and we congratulate the cast and filmmakers on the film's ongoing success."

Sources: Box Office Mojo and BusinessWire.com


April 14, 2016: Preview Clips from "Supergirl" Season 1 Finale "Better Angels"Print

Season 1, Episode 20 'Better Angels' CBS has released two preview clips from the 20th and final episode of Season 1 of "Supergirl".

Titled "Better Angels", this episode is scheduled to air on CBS in the USA on Monday, April 18 at 8.00pm ET/PT.

    SUPERGIRL FACES HER GREATEST TEST YET WHEN HER ENEMIES PLAN TO DESTROY EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET, ON THE FIRST SEASON FINALE OF "SUPERGIRL," MONDAY, APRIL 18

    "Better Angels" - Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything - including her life - to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet, on the first season finale of SUPERGIRL, Monday, April 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This episode was written by Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler from a teleplay by Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller, and directed by Larry Teng.


April 14, 2016: "Supergirl" Cast Share Their Favorite Season 1 MomentsPrint

Supergirl The cast of "Supergirl" talk about their favorite moments from the first season of the CBS TV series.

Source: CBS.com


April 14, 2016: LEGO "Justice League: Gotham City Breakout" Animated MoviePrint

Gotham City Breakout BATMAN TAKES A VACATION? THE JUSTICE LEAGUE DISCOVERS THE DIFFICULTY IN KEEPING GOTHAM CITY CRIME-FREE AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND THE LEGO GROUP RELEASE LEGO® DC COMICS SUPER HEROES - JUSTICE LEAGUE: GOTHAM CITY BREAKOUT ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL HD JULY 12, 2016

All New Original Movie Includes Exclusive LEGO® Nightwing Figurine!

Fighting crime is a full-time job and Batman NEVER takes a vacation. That is until he finally agrees to let Batgirl and Nightwing take him on a long overdue trip - leaving Gotham City under the watchful eye of the Justice League in LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO® Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on on July 12, 2016 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-rayTM and DVD releases will include an exclusive Nightwing LEGO® figurine, while supplies last.

LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will be available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout on Digital HD on June 21, 2016 via purchase from digital retailers.

When Batgirl and Nightwing take Batman on a trip down memory lane - literally - to visit one of the key mentors from his formative years, it's up to 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 many of Batman's infamous adversaries to ensure Gotham City's safety.

Gotham City Breakout Modern Family star Sarah Hyland joins the cast of LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout as the voice of Batgirl alongside some of the top actors in the industry voicing a quartet of Justice League super heroes: Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman) and Khary Payton (Cyborg). Eric Bauza (Bane), John DiMaggio (Deathstroke), Tom Kenny (Penguin), Jason Spisak (Joker), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn) and Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy) comprise the rogues' gallery of villains that Batman and the Justice League must confront. The Teen Titans also join the fray, vocally represented by Will Friedle (Nightwing), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Scott Menville (Robin) and Hynden Walch (Starfire). Amy Hill adds to the fun as the voice of Madame Mantis.

LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is directed by Matt Peters and Mel Zwyer from a script by Jim Krieg. Sam Register, Jill Wilfert and Jason Cosler are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan are co-executive producers, and Brandon Vietti is supervising producer.

"Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to team up with LEGO® once again to release LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout on Blu-rayTM and DVD," said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. "Longtime fans of both LEGO® and DC Comics will be delighted by the humorous action as Batman and the Justice League wage their separate battles against everyone's favorite villains."


April 13, 2016: Amy Adams Responds to "Batman v Superman" CriticsPrint

Lois Lane Appearing at Cinemacon in Las Vegas this week, Amy Adams spoke to MTV.com about some of the negative reactions towards "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", and how she doesn't let it get to her too much.

"That's life, right?" Adams says in the clip above. "I mean, you want people to like you but like, what is that? I sort of follow Taylor Swift at that point, you know? I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake it off."


April 13, 2016: Cinematographer Larry Fong Talks About "Batman v Superman"Print

Larry Fong During Filming Cinematographer Larry Fong is a long-time collaborator of Zack Snyder's, before "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" the two worked together on previous films such as "300," "Watchmen," and "Sucker Punch". Kodak.com caught up with Larry Fong to ask him about filming "Batman v Superman", shooting on Kodak film stock and the methodology behind working on the movie. Here are a few excerpts from the interview...

    How would you describe the visual approach you took with this movie?

    We go pretty dark for Batman v Superman - not for everything but when it helps the story. Some of the greatest superheroes ever are at war, and much of the movie takes place at night, so there's no way we were going to go bright and cheery. Despite its comic book origins, we took the project seriously and treated it as such. Dark themes dictate dark visuals.

    How would you describe your lighting style for this film, especially for interiors, and was there special consideration for the Batman and Superman costumes?

    I embraced hard light a bit more than usual to help convey the harshness and rawness of Gotham at night. There was constant communication in preproduction with the production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, as well as with costume designer Michael Wilkinson, to determine the color palette of the film. We also shot many, many tests of the costumes, and they were refined quite a bit until we were all happy.

    Did you take visually separate visual approaches to their alter egos?

    Bruce Wayne/Batman was the more dramatic of the dualities. Wayne's distinguished public identity contrasted heavily with his after-dark, vengeful alter ego.

Read the full interview at Kodak.com.


April 13, 2016: "Batman v Superman" Featured in Cinefex MagazinePrint

Cinefex The April 2016 edition of Cinefex magazine (issue #146) features an article on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" with Batman on the cover.

    Director Zack Snyder sets the stage for combat with production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, visual effects supervisor John DesJardin and special effects supervisor Joel Whist, with other practical effects supplied by Ironhead Studio, Film Illusions and Vehicle Effects, along with visual effects pugilists at Scanline VFX, MPC, Weta Digital, Double Negative, Shade VFX, Teamworks Digital, The Resistance VFX and Gentle Giant Studios.

Order Cinefex #146 online from Cinefex.com.


April 13, 2016: Shopping - Five Volume "Death of Superman" New Edition CollectionPrint

DC Entertainment presents a new edition of the Five Volume collection of the "Death of Superman" saga.

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April 12, 2016: Your Live Superman Radio Show - Radio KAL Live!Print

Radio KAL Live! The Superman Homepage hosts a LIVE "Radio KAL" broadcast every week for Superman fans to come chat "on air" about the Man of Steel.

You can listen back to tonight's show below:

Our next show will be broadcast on Tuesday, April 19 at 7.30pm PDT in the U.S. (click here to check what time this is at your location).

To listen in visit www.SupermanHomepage.com/live at the designated time.

Subscribe to "Radio KAL Live!" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.


April 12, 2016: "Rebirth" Revealed - Superwoman/Lois Lane, Supergirl, Super Sons and More!Print

Rebirth While DC Comics has delayed the release of their July 2016 solicitations, the Previews catalogue, which is available today, has all the details fans have been waiting for when it comes to the upcoming DC Comics "Rebirth" event.

When it comes to the Superman-family titles, it appears as though the New 52 Superman really will be gone... dead... as per the story currently playing out in the comics.

The "Action Comics" description in Previews states that Lex Luthor "beat" Superman and is now intent on replacing him as "protector of Metropolis".

    "Beating Superman? Easy. Replacing him? Now that's something that'll hurt the Man of Steel's legacy. Seeing an opening to steal away the Man of Steel's most iconic symbol for himself, Luthor turns himself into a true man of tomorrow."

However in the "Superman" title Lex will find himself opposed by the pre-Flashpoint Superman (who we've been reading about in Dan Jurgens' "Superman: Lois and Clark" title), who will come out of hiding to confront Luthor.

    "Superman is going to be facing two things that are incredibly important," said Tomasi. "One, of course, is to try to protect his son Jonathan from the world at large, which all parents feel and feel they need to do when their kid is that age. And then there's education, teaching Jonathan how to adjust to the world around him, how to act in the world around him."

Speaking of Jon Kent, he'll be appearing in his own book (alongside Damien Wayne) titled "Super Sons".

Superwoman What about Lois Lane?

    Imbued with the powers of Superman, Lois Lane pledges to use her powers to protect Metropolis as the new Superwoman. The only problem is, Lois' new powers are killing her, and neither she nor her friend and confidant Lana Lang know what to do about it. Will Lois even survive long enough to find out the deadly secret of ULTRA-WOMAN?

    APPEARING IN: SUPERWOMAN written and drawn by Phil Jimenez

    STATUS QUO SHIFT: From star reporter to superhero!

    WHY THEY WEAR THE SHIELD: To continue the legacy of Superman and make the world a better place!

As for "Supergirl", we now know that Kara is back and working for the DEO (Department of Extranormal Operations) to defend National City from those who would do it harm.

    "As Kara Danvers, average American high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara willfind herself making the toughest choices of her young life!"

And what of the Chinese Superman we'll be reading about in the "New Super-Man" comic book by Gene Yang?

    "Throughout Chinese history, great figures of tremendous importance built China into a powerhouse of community and industrial strength. So wait'll they get a load of Kenji Kong! When an impulsive act of heroism thrusts the arrogant young Kenji into the limelight of Shanghai, some very important people take notice. The Ministry of Self Reliance is building its very own Justice League of China, and Kenji is primed to become the New Super-Man."

Look for the DC Comics July Solicitations to be released online in full in the coming days.


April 12, 2016: Steve Orlando Discusses the Rebirth "Supergirl" Comic BookPrint

Rebirth Supergirl Steve Orlando is the writer set to take on the duties of bringing back Kara Zor-El to the DC Universe in the wake of the "Rebirth" event shaking up the entire line of comic books. ComicBoxCommentary.com has published an interview with Orlando to find out what we can expect from the new "Supergirl" comic book series...

    Can you, if possible, talk about the transition from the last book to this new one? Is this the same Kara? Has time passed? Will we be seeing some of the supporting cast or villains from the last series?

    I can talk a bit about it, sure - but not much. This is definitely the same Kara you saw in the New 52 SUPERGIRL series, sixteen years old, new to Earth. In story time, she has been on Earth for less than a year, and in that time has gotten into some trouble, be it her skirmish in Siberia when she landed, or her actions as a Red Lantern. But she's putting that anger in the past, and looking forward, thanks to some new friends and a fresh start as seen in SUPERGIRL: REBIRTH.

    The book will pick up from Super League, going on right now in the Superman family of books, BUT Super League is not required to pick up SUPERGIRL: REBIRTH, which will set the stage all on its own if you like. As for supporting cast, we'll see some new faces, some faces from previous adventures Kara has had, and one major villain rearing his Cybernetic Head as the Cyborg Superman comes in search of Kara. In the previous series, the readers knew he was Zor-El, but he did not, and Kara did not. Now that information is out, and it changes everything.

Visit ComicBoxCommentary.com to read the entire interview.


April 12, 2016: "Batman v Superman" Interview with VFX Supervisor Bryan HirotaPrint

ArtofVFX.com has published a great interview with Visual Effects Supervisor Bryan Hirota from Scanline VFX, who worked on many sequences in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". Here's part of the interview...

    What are the sequences made by Scanline VFX?

    Our largest sequences were the Batmobile chase, the kidnapping of Lois and confrontation with Superman and Lex on top of LexCorp tower and the Martha Rescue sequence which includes the warehouse fight.

    We were responsible for building the new post MAN OF STEEL Metropolis, Wayne Manor and Washington DC. Also Scanline created the vignettes showing Superman acting on a worldwide basis while the questions raised by his existence are debating on television.

    Additionally we had a bit of fun introducing Aquaman's in his cameo.

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    How did you approach and created the various sequences of Superman saving people?

    Zack had a very specific idea for these four long and distinct shots of Superman saving people on a global scale to be woven into a montage of broadcasters debating what it means for the world to have someone like this a part of it. The genesis of each of the vignettes started (as it does with all shots on his films) with a series of storyboards drawn by Zack himself. To refine the ideas art director Jelmer Boskma created a series of illustrations to help define mood, lighting and some of the more specific details of the individual scenes. Being able to go back and forth with Zack in this manner allowed us to narrow our focus as we moved into actual shot production.

    The Colorado vignette that was photographed in the backlot of the studio in Michigan with rooftop sets on asphalt. In post we used our flowline software to simulate the river and debris going around the houses. We extended the environment with added extra houses, trees and distant mountain ranges. We ended up replacing the sky to give it a bit more visual interest and as we turn around we added in Superman.

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Read the complete interview with Scanline VFX's Bryan Hirota at the ArtofVFX.com website.