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"LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" is the next instalment to the blockbuster LEGO "Batman: The Videogame" and "LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes" videogames.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
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Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2015
Run Time: 72 minutes

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Noteworthy Superman dates to remember...
November 7: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Martha Kent, Clark Kent's adoptive mother.
November 12: Bob Holiday, Superman/Clark Kent in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman born in 1932.
November 14: Writer Elliot S! Maggin (Last Son of Krypton, Miracle Monday and so much more) born in 1950.
November 16: Harry Lennix, General Swanwick in the 2013 Man of Steel movie, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
November 17: Justice League animated series makes its debut on television in 2001.
November 18: With the release of Superman #75, the nation mourns the death of a hero in 1992.
November 20: Phyllis Thaxter, Martha Kent in Superman: The Movie, born in Portland, Maine in 1921.
November 23: The theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men premieres in 1951, leading to the successful television series.
November 25: Noel Neill, Lois Lane in the Superman Serials and the 1950s The Adventures of Superman TV series, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1920.
November 27: Patricia Marand, Lois Lane in the broadway musical comedy It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, dies from brain cancer in 2008, aged 74.
November 28: Writer and artist Jerry Ordway (Superman) born in 1957.
November 29: Traditionally recognized as the birthday of Jimmy Olsen.
November 30: Writer and artist Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes) born in 1952.

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November 7, 2014: Superman Homepage "Speeding Bulletin" News VideoPrint

Speeding Bulletin Here's the "Speeding Bulletin" video report for the period October 31 to November 6, 2014.

The "Speeding Bulletin" is your weekly Superman news video, recapping the latest events in the world of Superman. It also includes the "Great Scott!" segment brought to you by Scotty V.

Subscribe to the "Speeding Bulletin" via iTunes or your favorite Podcatcher.

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November 6, 2014: Filming for "Batman v Superman" Now in ChicagoPrint

Zack Snyder and his production crew are wasting no time in their filming schedule for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", with the Kent Farm location in Yorkville, Illinois already set to be pulled down over the next few days. The base camp in a nearby car park is already vacant.

The Kent Farm House was reconstructed over a year ago, awaiting the return of film crews, who spent all of three days at the location, before moving on.

Smallville Cemetery Set Vacated
Kent Farm Set Vacated

Thanks to Jeff Frost for the above photos and video.

However, the crew is already busy setting up in downtown Chicago, with film trucks parked in Loop next to the Willis Tower. Inside the building the Daily Planet globe is being put together in the lobby, with security telling office workers from the building that filming will take place tonight. Elsewhere a Metropolis train is pulling in to (or out of) the station.

Daily Planet Lobby Being Constructed
Daily Planet Lobby Being Constructed
Daily Planet Globe
Metropolis Train

Daily Planet Photo: Sarah Elizabeth


November 6, 2014: DC Releases Full Image for "Convergence"Print

DC Comics has released the complete promotional image for "Convergence", the upcoming company-wide nine-part weekly comic book series written by Jeff King and Dan Jurgens. The image, drawn by Carlo Pagulayan and Jose Marzan, Jr. with colors by Hi-Fi, show's the story's villain, Telos.

Convergence

    The event will touch upon every facet of DC Comics' rich publishing history. Readers will get to experience the DC multiverse like never before - hundreds of heroes, hundreds of villains, numerous worlds, and universe-altering events in one place, one time.

    Convergence comprises a nine-part weekly comic book series that begins on April 1 with issue #0 and ends with issue #8 on May 27, as well as 40 brand-new 2-part mini-series to be published throughout April and May.

    The main series will be written by TV writer Jeff King and Dan Jurgens and drawn by Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia and Ethan Van Sciver. The creative teams for the 40 titles will be announced in the near future.

Source: Previews World


November 6, 2014: Jerry Siegel's Typewriter Purchased by CollectorPrint

Jerry Siegel The Royal Portable Quiet Deluxe typewriter used by Jerry Siegel to write many of his Superman stories has been purchased by Los Angeles police commission president Steve Soboroff this week, adding to his already impressive collection of typewriters.

    Siegel said in 1995 that "one of the little known stories of Superman is that he owes a lot of his existence to this typewriter... it was the only portable I ever had or used." Siegel, who died in 1996, would have been 100 years in old in October.

    Soboroff purchased the typewriter from Siegel's daughter, Laura Siegel Larson. "The reason I finally decided to part with the typewriter was to allow the public to begin enjoying it during his 100th birthday year," Larson told Soboroff. "It is my way of sharing something very personal that belonged to him with people who love and respect him, his work, and his legacy." The 27 machines in Soboroff's collection will be displayed in a Los Angeles museum exhibition to be announced soon.

Source: LA Observed


November 6, 2014: "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" Developer Diary - GameplayPrint

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new developer diary giving us an inside look at the making of "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham". Here's a sneak peek at the creation of the title's stunning gameplay mechanics.

In "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham", the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it's too late.

"LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham", the ultimate super hero game for the entire family, launches November 26th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC.

Pre-order "LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham" from our Online Store.


November 5, 2014: EXCLUSIVE SPOILER - Important Person Dies in "Batman v Superman"Print

Green Screen Wall A paid extra for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", who asked to remain anonymous for obvious legal reasons, has exclusively informed the Superman Homepage of two scenes in Detroit he was involved in shooting for the upcoming superhero movie.

"The first scene we filmed was with Jeremy Irons", he says. "It was out in a field with young Bruce Wayne. A flashback to the Wayne funeral. The small set was really cool with the hearse vehicles sporting Gotham license plates."

This was the location with the Wayne family mausoleum and a few graves near it which we saw photos of late last month.

"The second scene I was involved in was situated in a half-stadium style set surrounded by tall green screen walls. Henry Cavill was on set dressed as Clark Kent, but did not film with us that day." He continues, "This scene was a parade scene to take place in "Washington D.C.", obviously the CG effects for the surroundings would be placed in post production."

Now for the major spoiler of this report...

"The parade, we were told, was the funeral for the President of the United States."

"I wish I had more pics but our phones were checked in before filming and we didn't get them back until the end of the day."


November 5, 2014: Holly Hunter Talks About "Batman v Superman"Print

Holly Hunter The Wall Street Journal has published an interview with Holly Hunter ahead of her return to New York theater now that she's finished filming her role in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". In the interview she briefly talks about working on the film under Zack Snyder and what she thinks of Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

"It was really fun to be part of a giant, massive piece of machinery, headed up by Zack Snyder, who is thoroughly at home in that uber mega environment," she said. "Most people would have a nervous breakdown with that kind of pressure, and he's enthralled."

    You've never been in this kind of blockbuster movie before. Why did you want to do it now?

    Zack asked me. He came to me with an offer, and I was like, "Yeah, that would be fun." It's fun to mix it up.

    Can you tell us anything about Superman? Or Batman?

    I have scenes with Superman. He looks phenomenal. And to see Ben [Affleck, who plays Batman] and Henry [Cavill, who plays Superman] together is quite formidable. They are massive hunks of masculinity.

    Can you tell me anything more?

    No, of course not. I don't want anything to happen to my kids.

Ms. Hunter is now starring in a revival of David Rabe's Tony-winning play, "Sticks and Bones," with Bill Pullman, opening November 6 by the New Group at New York City's Signature Center.

You can read the complete interview at the WSJ website.


November 5, 2014: Behind-The-Scenes on the Conclusion of "Superman Unchained"Print

The latest DC All Access video goes behind-the-scenes with Jim Lee and Scott Snyder as they discuss the conclusion to "Superman Unchained" in issue #9, which is out today.

    Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained concludes in breathtaking fashion in today's Superman Unchained #9. To celebrate this landmark comic, Tiffany sat in on Jim's creative meeting with Scott where they first discussed the issue's wraparound cover. We followed that up with an insightful discussion with colorist Alex Sinclair about what it's like putting the finishing touches on a comic cover masterpiece.

Superman Unchained #9 Also check out an interview with Scott Snyder by Yahoo! News...

    I think my favorite part was getting inside Clark's head. My favorite parts were writing his dialogue and his narration. At first, it was just a thrill to get to write him. Then ultimately what it really is is he's a character I feel a lot of empathy for. As a kid, I always thought of Superman as how I was trying to argue against Superman in the story. I always felt he was this boycott and knew what he was doing. I always found that inspiring.

    Coming into it and taking a different angle I realized his life is terrifying but he's very brave. He has the strongest moral compass of anybody out there and not a compass that makes any sense to anyone but him. If he does something he thinks is right, if he thinks he knows what's right, he will do that thing, even if everybody else thinks it's the worst idea in the world.

Pick up SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #9 from TFAW.com or purchase it for the Kindle or iBooks.


November 5, 2014: Filming Takes Place at Kent Farm for "Batman v Superman"Print

Filming for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is underway at the Kent Farm location in Yorkville, Illinois today.

Meanwhile, another new filming permit for the production has been issued for November 8-9 to take place at 126 W Jackson, with full road closures of Clark & LaSalle Streets in downtown Chicago.

Kent Farm
Kent Farm

Thanks again to Jeff Frost for the photos and video.


Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #6Print

Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #6

Mild Mannered Reviews - Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #6

Released Digitally: November 4, 2014

"Xanadu"

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Bruno Redondo, Xermanico
Inker: Juan Albarran
Cover: Neil Gouge with Rex Lokus

Reviewed by: T.A. Ewart (aka liheibao)

    The great detour continues. This year is just off, off, off. It's become the John Constantine show and for obvious reason: Injustice should have ended in its first year; there is little left of story to really tell. Year Two was heavy in quality towards the end, once all the malarkey was done, but it really seems to be on fumes right now. This a story about Superman's descent into a despot, and The Batman's struggle to unseat him. What happened to that story? It's been waylaid by a sardonic, cheeky Brit, and whoever he decides to talk to. Batman looks like a right twit next to Constantine, a man who is more in command and much, much cooler than a lad who needs to be dressed as a bat... particularly when everyone all ready knows who he is. This issue is worthy of the Brian Michael Bendis award for padding and puffing. Nothing of importance occurs and Xanadu's prophecy is as obvious as the final outcome of Injustice itself. The most vile move? The mere mention of the Joker. If he doesn't stay dead, what was the point of this whole story?

Click here to read the complete review of Injustice: Year Three - Chapter #6.


November 5, 2014: Shopping - Superman PostersPrint

November 4, 2014: No Post-Credit Scene in "Man of Steel" was Due to Christopher NolanPrint

Man of Steel As one of the lucky few who were invited to the world premiere of "Man of Steel" in New York last year, I remember sitting in the theater after the movie finished, just soaking up the atmosphere and the buzz of the crowd as the credits rolled. With many of the cast and crew in attendance, many of them sat through the entire credits before the lights came on and we all filed out. Unlike many of the recent Marvel superhero movies, there was no post-credits scene. No big deal.

A few days later, when the film was released to the public, I also went along to the first midnight screening in New York, and when the movie finished, nobody moved. Everyone sat around anticipating a post-credit scene... Staff of the theater had to come to the front of the cinema screen and shout out to everyone, "There's no post-credit scene! It's finished. Please exit."

It has been revealed that Christopher Nolan was the one who made the decision not to include a post-credits sequence in "Man of Steel". In a profile piece for The Guardian ahead of the release of his new film "Interstellar", Nolan reveals that he doesn't like post-credit scenes because "a real movie wouldn't do that."

Source: The Guardian.

UPDATE: Christopher Nolan has†disputed†the Guardian's report. By way of clarification, the filmmaker released the following statement: "I would never say someone else's film isn't 'a real film.' The quote is inaccurate." - EW.com


November 4, 2014: Scott Snyder Talks About the End of "Superman Unchained"Print

Superman Unchained #9 With issue #9, the final issue, of "Superman Unchained" finally released tomorrow, HitFix.com caught up with series writer Scott Snyder to find out his thoughts on the series as a whole. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    There is a misconception with modern - I guess more movie going audiences more so than comic book audiences - that Superman's kind of boring. That he's a boy scout and he's too perfect. That he doesn't have real flaws. But Superman Unchained kind of peels that away. Was that something you actively were trying to do, to humanize him?

    SS: Yeah. Very much so. Honestly what "Superman Unchained" does, and what' I'm most proud of about the entire series, is that it really argues Superman down a core explanation. And for me at least, it's a personal explanation of what I love about Superman. The criticism he gets - that he always does the right thing, he's just a boy scout, he's outdated. How he's just singular in his decisions and he never, ever questions what he's doing and he's goody two shoes. All that kind of stuff that people say when they're trying to make Superman feel anachronistic or, you know, from another time. To me it couldn't be further from the truth.

    When you write Clark, what you realize is he's a guy who's making it up as he goes along. He's not someone who's sure of himself or thinks that he knows the right answers. He's not out there to be a symbol for us. He's basically a guy who grew up in Kansas with the weight of the world on his shoulders, trying to do the right thing case by case. In that way, I think he's actually a tremendous inspiration or he should be, because he's anything but singular or monolithic in terms of what he stands for. I think he'd be the first to say "I don't stand for anything. I'm not trying to show people how to live their lives. I'm just trying to do the right thing with trial and error each time." And that's sort of what the entire story is really about. The accusation made against him by Wraith, the other alien who that's been working for the government forever and is much stronger than Superman, is that Superman doesn't do the tough things. That Superman doesn't change the world to do this, this and this because he's afraid.

    And the truth is Superman doesn't do those things, but not because he's afraid. He doesn't go to countries and reshape their politics. He just feels he'd be overstepping. And all of choices he does make are as a man trying to light his own way. To do things that he can be proud of and allow him to sleep well at night.

Read the entire interview at the HitFix website.