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Krypton Season 2 Episode 10 Review: The Alpha and The Omega

Krypton Season 2 has come to an end, proving that this Syfy show is so much more than a prequel series.

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This Krypton review contains spoilers.

Krypton Season 2, Episode 10

After that season finale, I think we can officially retire the phrase “prequel series” in relation to Krypton. If you haven’t already, that is. But “The Alpha and the Omega” is nothing short of a stellar episode that brings a satisfying conclusion to the General Zod threat while opening a DC Universe-sized can of worms, and setting up an epic third season.

But first, let’s begin with: “General, would you care to step outside?”

Holy Rao, this moment elicited an audible “Yasss!” Cameron Cuffe delivers the same pre-Zod/Supes fight line uttered by Christopher Reeve 1980’s Superman II (also the same Kara says to Earth-x’s Overgirl in Supergirl). And I love the little moment of Seg
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DC Heroes Win With Jackpot Games

DC Comics characters are now part of online casinos powered by NextGen/Nyx Group and Playtech, allowing fans to play alongside their favorite superheroes, with unique betting systems and winning jackpots, courtesy "Batman", "Superman", "Green Lantern" and a whole lot more:

"Batman", has its own online slots game created by NextGen, featuring 50 paylines on 5 reels, with a 'Bonus' bet feature enabling wins of 100x a bet when players earn 3 or more 'Batman' logo symbols in a row. 

Colorful reels include iconic images of the 'Batman' search light, 'Batmobile', 'Bat Bike', bat-shaped throwing stars, grappling guns, 'Commissioner Gordon', 'Joker' and the 'Caped Crusader'.

'Bonus' and 'Scatter' symbols are the highest paying symbols, earning 5000 credits for five on the same payline. The biggest jackpot is five bonus symbols with the bonus bet feature activated, earning 5000 + 100 times a bet.

"Superman: The Movie", one of many 'Superman'-themed slots
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Bro, Do You Even Edit? #ReleaseTheSnyderCut ads for “Justice League” spotted at Comic-Con

Fans hoping to convince Warner Bros. to release an extended cut of Justice League as envisioned by director Zack Snyder have taken out a billboard in San Diego to greet fans during Comic Con International, marking the latest in a series of highly visible requests from the fans.

Fans supporting the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag will descend on San Diego wearing t-shirts, paying for billboards and, if past behavior is any indicator, probably asking questions about the cut at DC and Warner Bros. events. The campaign has become long enough and visible enough to compare to the efforts by fans to pressure Warner Bros. into releasing Richard Donner’s cut of Superman II — which they eventually did, but it took about 20 years.

Originally at comicbook.com
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Zack Snyder Reveals Best Look Yet At Justice League’s Darkseid

Right now, I can’t tell you how conflicted I am when it comes to Zack Snyder continuously releasing all of these Justice League goodies nearly two years after the team-up flick had its run in theaters. Being a DC fan and trivia buff, I’m digging the treats in a sense, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult not seeing him as the guy whose Facebook profile photo still shows him with a girl who dumped him two months ago. In other words, he and the folks who post “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut” a million times a day on Twitter have a hard time moving on.

As you may have heard, the former overseer of the DC Extended Universe finally gave us a glimpse at his version of Darkseid last month. Though it was much appreciated, the image was somewhat comparable to that famous shot of the elusive Loch Ness Monster. And not long after that,
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Arrow’s Stephen Amell Reveals Which DC Villain He’d Like To Play

Anyone who’s long been familiar with DC TV knows that whenever an actor has played a certain iconic character, they may find themselves employed for life. Some prime examples of this are folks such as Dean Cain, Helen Slater, Sam Witwer and John Wesley Shipp, each of which have found happy homes in the Arrowverse more recently. Really, the actual list goes on and on – especially if we were to discuss voice acting.

At the time of this writing, we’re anticipating Stephen Amell’s tenure as the Green Arrow to come to an end with his show’s eighth and final season. Still, a return to the character can’t be dismissed because we can’t rule out him taking part in a future crossover as a doppelganger, or even as the Oliver Queen we know and love during a flashback or something. Hey, even the man himself is open to the possibility.
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20 Hidden Details In Superman Returns Only Super Fans Noticed

When Superman Returns flew into cinemas back in 2006, it was the Man of Steel’s first big screen outing in nearly 20 years. A quasi-sequel to the earlier film franchise headlined by Christopher Reeve, Bryan Singer’s movie – which starred Brandon Routh in the lead role, alongside Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane and Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor – received broadly positive reviews, but underperformed at the box office.

Many attributed this to the blockbuster’s two-and-a-half-hour runtime, coupled with its relatively small number of action sequences – none of which involved a superpowered brawl. Detractors have also suggested that Singer’s decision to set Superman Returns in a “vague continuity” with the Reeve-era movies was a crucial mistake as well, confusing newcomers and series devotees alike.

Nevertheless, Superman Returns’ reputation has improved over the past 13 years. Fans have expressed particular admiration for its faithful characterization of Superman, the strong performances by the cast,
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Bill Maher: Explaining The Law To Trump Is Like “Playing Monopoly With A Hyena”

Could the constitutional crisis gripping Washington represent an attack on Democracy? It certainly seemed plausible tonight watching HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, a show hosted by a human air-raid siren of the same name. Maher’s monologue went early and often to the Washington showdown over the Mueller report and the now-sprawling political subplots that lead back to it.

“I know, It’s very exciting when you have a constitutional crisis,” Maher deadpanned about the hyped-up audience. “We’re so f—-ed. I’m telling you, we’re so f—ed. Today, Venezuela put us on the travel advisory. If America were a summer blockbuster it would be Democracy: Endgame. If you missed the earlier installments of this franchise…”

Maher had his sharpest knives out for Attorney General William Barr, who the comic portrayed as a unethical stooge who is subverting the very laws he has sworn to
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Superman II - Wtf Happened To This Movie? (video)

  • JoBlo
In this recurring series, we'll be taking a look at a variety of films that had historically troubled productions or controversial problems in making it to the big screen. Some were massive hits despite their problems, while others died a slow box office death. Regardless of where they ended up, we have to ask the question: Wtf happened to this movie? This episode we dive into the tumultuous production of Superman II, which saw director Richard Donner fired and replaced by Richard Lester,…
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Heathers of Horror: Heather Locklear in The Return Of Swamp Thing (1989)

[To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic Heathers, we're celebrating all week long with "Heathers of Horror" special features highlighting our favorite horror performances by women with the same name as the iconic clique from the 1989 dark comedy! Check here to catch up on all of our Heathers Week special features!]

Zoom! Pow! Zap! These are the familiar utterances of my childhood, as comic book heroes on the screen were given over to the less ethereal and the more pragmatic: diamond thieves, bank robbers, maybe the occasional mad scientist to remind you of the fantastical origins of the material. Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing (1982) had certain campy elements, but didn’t completely reach that sugar-coated rush I was looking for. Jim Wynorski’s The Return of Swamp Thing (1989), however, is overflowing with teeth-rotting material that my inner 10-year-old craves.

Let’s be clear: I’m down with the grittier iterations of comic books that have boomed at
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‘Supergirl': Jon Cryer Plots His Prison Break in First Look as Lex Luthor (Photo)

  • The Wrap
The CW has released the first look of Jon Cryer as DC Comics supervillain Lex Luthor, and the former “Two and a Half Men” star has never looked so menacing.

Cryer’s Luthor will debut in the 15th episode of “Supergirl’s” 4th season, which airs on March 17. In this episode, Luthor reaches out from prison to enlist Lena (Katie McGrath) into one of his plans and will stop at nothing to get her on board, even if that means leveraging the life of one of her friends.

You can look at Cryer-as-Luthor in the photo below:

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Also Read: 'Supergirl': See Nicole Maines in Costume as First Transgender Superhero Dreamer (Photo)

It’s a return to the Luthor family for Cryer, who had previously played Lex’s nephew, Lenny Luthor, in the 1987 film, “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.”

Luthor is known in both the comics
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Superman: The Movie Director Planned To Introduce Brainiac In Sequels

The behind the scenes upheaval that plagued Christopher Reeves Superman films is legendary to fans. Though Richard Donner helmed 1978’s classic Superman: The Movie and made it a barnstorming success, the producers fell out with him during production on Superman II, causing him to be replaced by Richard Lester and making the final cut of the sequel something of a blend between Donner’s style and Lester’s more light-hearted approach.

Lester was retained for Superman III as well, which everyone agrees is far inferior to the two movies that came before, probably due to the absence of Donner and his screenwriting partner Tom Mankiewicz. And now, in a recent interview, Donner’s revealed what he would have done in the third film and it definitely sounds a whole lot better than what we got. In short, he would’ve introduced one of the Man of Steel’s greatest enemies,
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Richard Donner and the Importance of Superman: The Movie

Mike Cecchini Dec 17, 2018

Richard Donner reflects on the legacy of Superman, the greatness of Christopher Reeve's performance, and why we still need the Man of Steel.

Superman: The Movie, one of the most important and influential superhero movies of all time, celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. The film remains the template for all superhero movies, and its influence can still be seen in some of the most revered films of the genre, notably the X-Men movies, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, and Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman. Marvel Studios mastermind Kevin Feige routinely cites it as an inspiration, and famed DC Comics writer and DC Films producer Geoff Johns has never been shy about the influence of Richard Donner's Superman movies on his own work.

While Donner's association with Superman and his world ended midway through the troubled production of Superman II, the director
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Zack Snyder Praises Fans Who Support His Justice League Cut

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No.. it’s Superma.. Oh wait, it is a plane. And its trailing a banner which reads “Release the Snyder Cut.”

That’s what you’d have seen if you’d have looked into the skies above Warner Bros.’ Burbank Offices earlier this week – the latest eye-catching development in the ongoing fan campaign to get Zack Snyder’s original cut of Justice League released. This particular stunt was the result of an effort by fans to raise money for the American Federation for Suicide Prevention, of whom Snyder is a high profile advocate ever since he lost his daughter Autumn to suicide in early 2017.

That campaign hit its goal, and to mark the occasion, fans got their wish of directly petitioning Warner Bros. by air to release the fabled Snyder Cut. Zack, clearly touched by the money
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‘Supergirl': Jon Cryer Cast as DC Comics Villain Lex Luthor

  • The Wrap
‘Supergirl': Jon Cryer Cast as DC Comics Villain Lex Luthor
Supergirl” has found its Lex Luthor, and it’s someone who is already familiar with the family.

Former “Two and a Half Men” star Jon Cryer has been cast in the recurring role of the iconic DC Comics villain on The CW drama; he’ll make his debut on the 15th episode. It’s a return to the Luthor family for Cryer, who had previously played Lex’s nephew, Lenny Luthor, in the 1987 film, “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.”

Cryer’s Luthor will not appear in the network’s upcoming “Elseworlds” crossover between “Supergirl,” “Arrow” and “The Flash.”

Also Read: 'Elseworlds' First Promo: Oliver and Iris Kiss as 'Arrowverse' Crossover Rewrites History (Video)

“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,” said “Supergirl” executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. “Jon is a super-talent, and
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Review: Superman the Movie

  • Comicmix
There have been few films as edited, re-edited, and repackaged as Superman the Movie. It has been resurrected and represented to a few generations of fans for good reason. Prior to 1978, any attempt at a super-hero movie was usually done on the cheap and/or with tongue firmly in cheek.

The tag line, “You will believe a man can fly”, and the S-shield was all you needed to whet your appetite back then. The first pictures released to the media certainly got us interested but until you sat in the theater and heard John William’s opening march, you had no idea what you were getting.

And what we got was, arguably, the first super-hero film to treat the genre with dignity and respect. Visually, it was stunning, and you could not ask for a more pitch-perfect lead than Christopher Reeve. He was Curt Swan’s Man of Steel made
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‘Supergirl’ Producers: Lex Luthor On The Way To National City

  • Deadline
Look out Supergirl — Lex Luthor is finally on his way to National City. Supergirl producers confirmed Thursday that the iconic villain will make his first appearance on The CW series in its fourth season, which got underway last weekend as the show moved to its new Sunday night 8/7pm time slot.

“We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season,” executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said in a joint statement.

Who will portray the evil genius who has more on-screen history than any other DC Comics villain? Time will tell. Casting will “begin shortly,” according to The CW and Warner Bros. TV.

Luthor has been a major presence — in name and through influence — since the Supergirl series first took flight October 2015. The menace from Metropolis casts a long shadow even if he’s yet to meet the local Kryptonian.
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‘Supergirl': The CW to Introduce Iconic DC Comics Villain Lex Luthor This Season

  • The Wrap
‘Supergirl': The CW to Introduce Iconic DC Comics Villain Lex Luthor This Season
Supergirl” is going to introduce one of DC Comics’ greatest villains this season: Lex Luthor.

The CW announced Thursday that the show will be adding the character this season in a recurring role, though he will not appear in the network’s upcoming “Elseworlds” crossover between “Supergirl,” “Arrow” and “The Flash.” Casting will begin shortly for the role.

“We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to ‘Supergirl’ and to weave him into our story this season,” said executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. “We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since it’s inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive. We can’t wait for him to shake things up in National City and watch him go toe to toe with not only Supergirl, but his sister Lena Luthor.”

Also Read: CW's 'Elseworlds': Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin Will Swap
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Christopher Reeve Rumored To Appear In Future Superman Movie In Very Odd Way

Though Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill and Tyler Hoechlin have each had the privilege of playing Superman in various forms since Christopher Reeve relinquished the mantle, the late actor remains the favorite to have embodied Big Blue by many.

So, with 2018 winding down and there still being time for a few more last minute celebrations of Superman: The Movie‘s 40th anniversary, one of the strangest news items pertaining to the Last Son of Krypton in recent memory has come to our attention.

You see, according to someone posting on Reddit who claims to have attended a recent showing of the classic flick directed by Richard Donner in Beverly Hills, actor Jack O’Halloran, who played the villainous Non in that picture and in Superman II, told the crowd he’s working with Warner Bros. in order to bring back Christopher Reeve as a hologram in a future Superman movie.
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Zack Snyder Shares New Photo Of Batman From His Justice League Cut

Zack Snyder’s grand vision for the Dceu may have had a wobbly second installment, but I would have liked to have seen where it was going. After all, how bad could a film about Darkseid invading Earth and the Justice League struggling to prevent it from becoming another Apokalips really be? Sadly, these movies will only ever be seen in our imaginations, with the only glimpses of what Snyder might have accomplished relegated to his regular updates on social network Vero.

His latest post shows off Batman on what I presume is the set of Justice League, (but may well also be Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice). Shrouded in mist, he looks like a Frank Miller panel come to life, which is precisely the visual style Snyder was aiming for. Interestingly though, that’s not Ben Affleck in the Batsuit. Rather, it’s his stuntman Richard Centrone, who
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Supergirl Visits The Oval Office In New Image From Season 4

With Smallville alumnus Sam Witwer having boarded Supergirl as season 4’s new big bad, Agent Liberty, it’s become more apparent how the coming year will be chock full of political and social allegory. In fact, it’s very much looking like the producers are aiming for the stars with this one because the Maiden of Might is doing more than just writing a letter to her local congressman – she’s paying a visit to the White House!

Actually, this makes a lot of sense, especially when you consider how Bruce Boxleitner, most known for his role in Babylon 5, has been hired to play Vice President Baker. From the sound of it, we’ll be seeing a lot of this guy, so don’t be surprised if he ends up taking the top job by replacing Lynda Carter’s Olivia Marsdin in the Oval Office. And considering how her character is secretly an alien,
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