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Feature: Keeping Tabs on the Man of Steel - Superman

This is a compilation of all that we know about DC's plan for the next film featuring the Last Son of Krypton - Superman.

And a brief SUPERMAN CBM history.

#citizen9602: Possible Spoilers Ahead!!!

Untitled Next Superman Movie
Release Date: To Be Determined

recent NEWS and some RUMORS

Christopher Nolan the director of Batman Begins and the Dark Knight is tapped to helped in mentoring the next adventure of Superman. He will not direct he will just play a sort of "Godfather" role in overlooking the movie.
#c: I'm excited with this because of the possibility of cross-polinating the franchise. I'm just not sure how he could ground Superman in much reality due to the character's very fantastic background but we'll see.

DIRECTOR and some of the MAJOR CASTS

Director:To be determined
#c: Don't let Bryan Singer get near this next movie, I don't want to watch another rehash of the Donner films. If I want to watch Donner's Superman I'll watch Donner's Superman not Singer mimicking Donner.

Superman: To be determined
#c: Routh I think was good for the role but sad to say after that misstep in Superman Returns I doubt he'll be back wearing the Big Blue Boyscout's uniform again.

For they who are not one of us :)

Brief Comic History:
Superman is a comic book superhero appearing in publications by DC Comics. Created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster in 1932 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio, and sold to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1938, the character's first appearance is in Action Comics #1 (June 1938). With the success of his adventures, Superman helped create the superhero genre.

Superman possesses extraordinary powers, with the character traditionally described as "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound". For most of his existence, Superman's famous arsenal of powers has included flight, super-strength, invulnerability to non-magical attacks, super-speed, vision powers (including x-ray, heat-emitting, telescopic, infra-red, and microscopic vision), super-hearing, and super-breath, which enables him to blow out air at freezing temperatures, as well as exert the propulsive force of high-speed winds.

Live CBM History:
(1948 & 1950)
Superman first appear in live media in a serial with 15 chapters starring Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill; recounts origin story; then fights the Spider Lady. Kirk Alyn then reprised the role in 1950 in another 15 part serial entitle Superman vs. the Atom Man.

(1951 & 1952-1958)
Superman is next portrayed by George Reeves on film in Superman and the Mole Men. He later starred on the TV Series: Adventures of Superman.

In 1961 Johnny Rockwell played a teenage Superman in an unaired TV series pilot entitled The Adventures of Superboy

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman, Televised production of the Broadway play starring David Wilson and Lesley Ann Warren.

(1978, 1981, 1983 & 1987)
Christopher Reeve portrayed Superman in four movies: Superman the Movie, Superman II, Superman III and Superman: The Quest for Peace.

(1988 - 1989)
Superboy television series, starring John Haymes Newton.

Gerard Christopher then replaced Newton on Superboy television series.

(1993 - 1997)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman television series, starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.

In 2006 Brandon Routh donned the tights of Superman in Superman Returns.

(2001 - )
Smallville television series stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent not totally inhabitting the Superman persona yet.

View Gallery: Different Faces of Superman


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