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Interview James Hunt 18 Jun 2013 - 07:00
As a radio writer and director, Dirk Maggs' body of work is about as impressive as it gets. As well as being hand-selected by Douglas Adams to continue the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series, he's also responsible for this year's smash-hit adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and the Hitchiker's Live touring stage show. James managed to catch up with him for a chat about life, the universe, and everything geeky.
So last year you did the Hitchhiker's Live tour, which reunited the radio cast on stage and had people like Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman guesting as the voice of the book. And clearly, it was a great success, because as well as releasing the live recording, you're doing another run this year, »
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Warning: Contains Spoilers for Man of Steel
Oh, what a bumpy road it has been for Superman. After two very successful films, fans were then given Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). Then there was Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which was nothing more than another studio high jacking of one of the greatest comic book heroes of all time. Superman: The Animated Series was a step in the right direction, which led to the popular Justice League series, and several direct-to-video animated films. Not to mention ten seasons of Smallville, which chronicled Clark Kent’s journey to becoming Superman.
After Christopher Nolan so brilliantly rebooted the Batman film franchise, it would only make sense that he was sought after to make this film. Instead, he merely produced it and gave it the nudges that it needed, handing »
Superman Unchained #1
Writer: Scott Snyder
Pencils: Jim Lee
Publisher: DC Comics
This week undoubtedly marks one of the biggest weeks in the 75 year history of Superman. Not only is the character finally getting a movie worthy of his greatness, but DC Comics actually had the wherewithal to let one of their best writers tackle the world’s most popular comic book character. With Superman Unchained, DC is hoping to tap into writer Scott Snyder’s undeniable talent to bring their character back to forefront of comic pages after tumbling so far down since the New 52 took place. Sure, Snyder was a good choice, but just to be safe they hooked him up with the one and only Jim Lee. So is Superman Unchained the New 52 story we’ve been waiting for, or do two industry giants fail to »
- Sean Tonelli
Feature Rob Smedley 14 Jun 2013 - 07:00
It's hard to believe Superman's been zooming about on that glowing rectangle in the corner of our living rooms for most of his 75 year existence. It's just that we haven't always paid attention, what with things like the Cold War and MasterChef to distract us. But whatever the era, the medium, or the man in the tights, there's one constant when it comes to Superman on TV: he loves to break robots.
So as Superman turns 75, and Henry Cavill faces both Zod and the merciless Brain Interactive Construct of Internet Fandom, let's chart the history of the small screen Man of Steel by looking at the times he's gone up against men of metal...
The Adventures of Superman (1952-1958)
Robot Thumping Episode: 'The Runaway Robot'
Superman had enjoyed »
Death and Rebirth
1992's 'Death of Superman' launched a year-long saga that would prove one of the title's most commercially successful storylines of all time, but it isn't without its detractors. The 'Death' part came courtesy of Doomsday, a new, silent villain who only role was to repeatedly punch the Man of Steel in the face until he breathed no more. The ensuing story - which saw four rivals emerge to replace Superman - was frequently silly and illogical. Many fans felt betrayed by his hand-wave return, »
by Brett White
Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Of particular note this week: Superman: Unchained from superstar creative team Scott Snyder and Jim Lee debuts this week just in time for "Man of Steel"; Captain Marvel continues the fight of her life in "Avengers Assemble" #16; and things get appropriately bloody in "The Walking Dead" #111.
» Thor: God Of Thunder #9
Story by Jason Aaron, art by Esad Ribic, colors by Ive Svorcina
» Savage Wolverine #6
Story by Zeb Wells, art by Joe Madureira, colors by Peter Steigerwald
» Superman: Unchained #1 (pictured above)
- Splash Page Team
by Brett White
That one "Man of Steel" trailer has sure left a mark on pop culture, hasn't it? Rightfully so, as it's still as powerful and perfect a trailer today as it was when it first debuted. Mash-ups and edits have been popping up all over the place, like this one done in Minecraft. This new one comes from the Hub Network and edits footage from the 54 episodes of "Superman: The Animated Series" into a near shot-for-shot remake of the film's trailer. But here's the kicker: it got original voice actors Tim Daly and Dana Delany to reprise their roles as Superman and Lois Lane. And Christopher McDonald came back to play Jor-El, as did Mike Farrell return to voice Jonathan Kent. Come on, how awesome is that?
Check out the animated trailer below, and keep getting psyched for "Man of Steel," which opens this Friday!
[via Comics Alliance]
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- Splash Page Team
This week is the long-awaited show on “Superman: The Animated Series.” Kicking off the Superman month, Ryan, Kevin and Richard discuss their four favorite episodes from the series including other great episodes. They also discuss an update on Kevin’s project “The Creed” and Ryan’s upcoming project “Where Is The Sun?” Enjoy!
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Where Is The Sun?
For more info, visit WhereIsTheSunMovie.com
Awkward Time In Elevators
by The Pink Spiders
The post Sketchy Episode 70 – ‘Superman: The Animated Series’ appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Ryan Clagg
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers 2, Kick-Ass 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, Ultimate Spider-Man, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Teen Titans Go!, Young Justice and more...
Well here we are, the penultimate Week in Spandex (sorry Mr. Byrne) before Superman returns to the big screen courtesy of director Zack Snyder, producer Christopher Nolan and star Henry Cavill in the hugely-anticipated reboot Man of Steel - and boy, is Warner Bros. making sure we know all about it. Not only has this week brought us a stunning, action-packed fifth trailer [which we have for you here, if for some bizarre reason you haven't already seen it], but the studio's marketing department has been working overtime to deliver a stream »
- Flickering Myth
With interest in Superman at an all time high thanks to Man of Steel coming out in less than a week, DC Animation have released Superman: Unbound to capitalise on the attention. And while I’m sure Man of Steel will be an excellent film, Superman: Unbound certainly isn’t.
Based upon Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s 2008 story arc, Superman: Brainiac, Unbound features Brainiac, a super-powerful, hyper intelligent green alien with tubes sticking out of his head who collects cities from around the universe and stores them in jars, who turns his attention to Earth with the intention of miniaturising Metropolis to join his collection of bottled cities and blow up Earth. Superman to the rescue!
This is Superman’s first encounter with Brainiac though his cousin, Kara/Supergirl, has faced him before. Decades earlier Brainiac stole the Kryptonian city Kandor, shrinking it into one of his jars, »
- Noel Thorne
To celebrate the release of Man of Steel this month, the Flickering Myth writing team are looking back over Superman's previous screen adventures; next up is Anthony Stokes with a review of 1987's Superman IV: The Quest for Peace...
After the disappointing box office returns of Superman III and the spin-off Supergirl, nobody was in a rush to make another Superman movie. The rights were sold to the infamous Cannon Films, who approached a reluctant Christopher Reeve to return to the character. Reeve was given a deal which included creative control over the story, an option to direct a fifth Superman movie if the fourth was successful, and the chance to produce another movie of his choosing.
The end result was what many could consider a train wreck. Cannon Films reportedly took money from investors and spread it across multiple projects leaving Superman IV with a significantly smaller budget then proposed. »
- Flickering Myth
by Brett White
With word of Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Charles Xavier in the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," fans all across the globe have but one thing on their minds: How exactly will Professor X return from the dead? "It's interesting, it's possibly 6 or 7 years since 'X-Men 3' when you recall Charles Xavier was vaporized by... what's her name, Jean Grey," Stewart said about his character's fate recently. "There will be an explanation, but it was a little puzzling to me cause I thought my X-Men days were over, but not so."
Clearly, Professor X has risen from beyond to the grave to grace the silver screen with his presence once more. However, Xavier isn't the first comic book character to come back from the dead. Not by a long shot. Click past the jump for our list of the five craziest comic book resurrections ever! »
- Splash Page Team
Anyone who read the oversized Green Lantern #20 last month saw something exceedingly rare in comics: an issue with at least several pages devoted to bidding a fond farewell to the creator who took a comic book with modest a following at best, and turned it into one of the industry’s most popular. While the Batmans, Supermans and Spider-Mans of the world have never lost any significant level of name recognition no matter who’s driving their respective books, Gl #20 reminds us of how crucially important certain creators are to any given character’s popularity.
The following is a list of the top 5 creators who may not have necessarily written anything that altered the medium itself a la Watchmen, but managed something just as impressive on a smaller scale: taking “second-stringers” and making them and their respective titles bigger than anyone could have ever imagined.
- Hector Fernandez
Digital Spy looks at the week's five best movie videos...
'Planes' trailer: Disney takes to the skies with 'Cars' spinoff
Cars fans may get a kick out of this promo of the animated comedy spinoff, as Disney's Planes looks as colourful and fast-paced as the original and popular Pixar films. Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, John Cleese and Val Kilmer are just a few who lend their voices to this 3D movie.
'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' unveils new trailer
For those unaware . and it will soon be quite impossible to stay unaware . this year marks the 75th anniversary of the most all-American of superheroes: Superman. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.will be using a newly-designed logo for all things Superman . including comics, video game, Underoos, etc. . as they get released over the next year. Check it out below, as you'll be seeing a lot of it in the future. What we.re most interested in, though, is the animated Superman short film retrospective that will be produced by Zack Snyder, who is of course directing a little movie you might have heard of called Man of Steel. He.ll be working with superhero animation veteran Bruce Timm, Man of Steel storyboard artist Jay Oliva, WB Animation.s Peter Girardi, and DC.s Geoff Johns and Mike Carlin. They.re keeping the details about the project secret, but according to »
Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have unveiled a new 75th anniversary logo for Superman, and they've announced that Zack Snyder is working with Bruce Timm on a two-minute animated Superman short film. The short is new in development, and the rest of the team who is working on it includes Man of Steel storyboard artist Jay Oliva, as well as DC’s Geoff Johns and Mike Carlin and WB Animation’s Peter Girardi.
For those of you who are attending Comic-Con this year, the studio will be showing off an animatic. The short will end up being released officially in the fall.
There are no confirmed details on what the short will entail, but THR says "Snyder envisioned one continuous shot, without edits, that's an homage to the Man of Steel and his many iterations over the past 75 years: Max Fleischer's cartoons, on-screen portrayals by George Reeve and Christopher Reeves, »
- Joey Paur
Said short will premiere later this year and consists of one continuous shot showcasing the many iterations over the past 75 years from both the comics and the big and small screens.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
2013 is undeniably shaping up to be a great year for Superman fans, with the Zack Snyder-directed reboot Man of Steel on the horizon and Scott Snyder's new comic book Superman Unchained due to arrive a few days before. This year is of course a special year for the Man of Steel himself as he celebrates his 75th anniversary, and Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are keen to capitalise on this and the Christopher Nolan-produced film's profile, as they have today launched a new 75th Anniversary logo, as revealed by The Hollywood Reporter.
Along with the logo, they have also announced that Zack Snyder will be producing a new animated short, the full details of which are yet announced. He will be joined - in what sources say Snyder envisions as a one continuous shot homage to the characters heritage - by Bruce Timm, Jay Oliva, Mike Carling, »
- Flickering Myth
Given that 2013 is the 75th anniversary of the creation of what was debatably the very first superhero, the public will soon be seeing Superman everywhere. It looks as if fans of the character can look forward to director Zack Snyder’s reboot of the film franchise with Man of Steel, but also a veritable avalanche of new comics, video games, and revivals.
One of the most recently-announced (and most intriguing) projects intended to celebrate the anniversary is a short animated film to be produced by Snyder himself. Snyder, DC Comics, and Warner Bros. seem to be pulling out all the stops for this film, as they’ve recruited many of other Superman veterans ...
- Kyle Hembree
"Warner Bros. is privileged to be home to the global Superman brand," said WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara, "which has had an unparalleled impact on popular culture for 75 years. We are proud to commemorate this milestone with exciting entertainment across the entire studio and across the globe, ensuring this enduring icon reaches new generations of audiences."
- Michael Stevens
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