Our look at Superman’s complete set of powers continues here.
We are seeing the first part of a three part finale, as I discuss the first 8 of Superman’s 51 documented powers. You can listen here.
A new series from Bruce Timm, the guy that brought us the Batman, Superman, and Justice League cartoons from the 90’s and early 2000’s. This is an extremely dark take on the classic trio of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. While not rated in the usual film sense, I would put these in the PG-13 category (if not higher in some situations).
Each episode runs about six minutes. When the series wraps in July, a Direct-to-DVD movie will be released.
After Guardians of the Galaxy soundly cleaned up at the box office, Warner Brothers decided to move the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to March 2016, rather than go head-to-head with Captain America 3 in May of 2016.
I would call that a very smart move, given how hot Marvel properties are right now. It may also signal a vote of no-confidence in the film as a whole, but it’s pretty early in the process to make that assumption.
I’m very sorry this was late. I recorded it last month before work, and didn’t have time to edit it at all. I then forgot I hadn’t edited and uploaded it until I checked the site this morning, and by then I had to leave for work. I wanted to have this up about 16 hours ago, but it’s ready now: the final installment of Silver Screen Superman: Man of Steel, which also includes a discussion of the comic book version of Superman III. The same podcast feed that we’re already using will become the “Big Screen Batman” feed next month.
The Man of Steel is back on the big screen again. So far, his theatrical releases have included more misses than hits. Which one is this?
This month, it’s time to discuss the 1978 Superman: The Movie directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve. Due to the amount I had to say about this one, I decided to break it up into two parts. The first part includes is the usual podcast about the film, while the second part is a full length commentary to go along with the year 2000 extended edition of the film, with a runtime of 151 minutes. (The podcast is only slightly longer than that; it basically provides enough time for iTunes feed subscribers know which edition to use, and to synchronize the players for multiple users.) Today’s Man of Steel will get the podcast treatment in December, when I’ve had time to go through the bonus features and commentaries to do the job properly.
You can find the fifth episode of Silver Screen Superman here, which covers the 1951 George Reeves backdoor pilot. As a special added bonus, this one also includes the secret origin of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes!
The first appearance of Superman was in Action Comics #1, which first hit newsstands on April 18, 1938, making today Superman’s 75th birthday. It was cover dated June 1938, matching the release date of Man of Steel, due out on June 14. June 14 is also the day that our Silver Screen Superman podcasts reach the Christopher Reeve films, including a complete commentary track to accompany the extended edition of that movie. UPDATED: Reader Chad points us to this article discussing Superman’s relevance to the modern audience.
The fourth chapter of Silver Screen Superman is available here. This incarnation is the one that held the most surprises for me when going through these for the podcast research.