The show is called Supergirl, but fans have been curious if the show will be limited to the appearance of just one Kryptonian. Superman is the more famous, but the question is whether DC Comics and Warner Bros. would want to have their most famous character turn up in a guest spot on a CBS series? Well question no more because the Supergirl production has sent out a casting call for a tall, muscle-bound, square-jawed man for an “iconic DC Comics superhero.” Plastic Man! No, that doesn’t sound right. Anyway, if you fit the right type, and you’re going to around the Los Angeles area for the next couple of months, than the Supergirl casting department would like to talk to you. For Superman! (more…)
After ten years on the small screen, could we be seeing more Smallville? According to the ever reliable Bleeding Cool we just might be, just not on TV (and no, not a movie either). Reportedly the shows story editor and writer, Bryan Q Miller, is going to write a novel detailing what happens to Clark and crew after the series finale, a de facto season 11.
Um, ok. Correct me if I am wrong, I have only seen a handful of episodes. Didn’t the show kind of end like it was suppose to? It was just suppose to tell the tale of a pre-Superman Clark Kent growing up in Smallville and when he moves on to Metropolis and becomes Superman (like he did in the final episode) its over?
Do we really need more? Well, at any rate we’re waiting for the official announcement, but this is the heads up to any fans out there.
Smallville started with a familiar story known throughout comic book geekdom. An alien baby crash lands on the planet Earth, where he’s found by an Earth couple unable to have a child. This child, little did they know, would become the super hero we all know as Superman. But before he can be the savior of the world he has to get through high school, lose his first love and defeating a 150 some odd villains in the 10 season span of this show. Fans have been by Clark Kent’s side for every step of his transition from awkward teen to the destined savior of earth, and now the time has come. After 10 years, we say goodbye to Clark Kent in today’s series finale of Smallville, and welcome in his place Superman. Smallville is the longest-running comic book based series in television history whose pilot episode debut had an estimated, with 8.4 million viewers and took the rated the highest viewed show for a pilot episode and the fan base has grown ever since. In an exclusive interview with MTV, Smallville’s executive producer Brian Peterson shared with fans that,
“What is important with us on this is Clark and Clark’s journey and everything hung off of that. So our main goal was sending Clark off, and making his transition this huge pivotal moment for the show and for him.”
So, with Clark’s journey in mind let’s take a look at some pivotal moments that shaped Clark Kent into the great Superman:
Super Hero Round Up: New ‘X-Men First Class’ TV Spot & Official Clip, Tom Welling is Circling Marvel, ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Set Videos, ‘Thor’s’ Jaimie Alexander Wants to be Lara Croft
Here’s all the little Superhero bits that you should know about, but just don’t make a full post on their own.
Here’s another X-Men First Class TV spot. It’s 30 seconds long. It shows a lot of what we’ve already seen in the trailers, but there’s bit more footage.
The new trailer shows us a very young, Charles Xavier speaking with an equally young Mystique (a young Magneto is randomly cut into the seen as well) and then there’s a bunch of quick snippets featuring of Xavier, Mystique and Banshee suffering the effects of G-force. Magneto does some stuff as well. Magnet stuff.
It’s all well and good, makes for a rather exciting tease. Though, I am rather disturbed at child mystique being naked. I know she’s smurfy and everything, but this borderlines mutant pedophilia.
Following the TV spot, we now have a first official clip from the film. It features a boardroom scene at the C.I.A. we’re Charles Xavier attempts to bring awareness to the government about mutants.
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Superhero Roundup: Branagh on Thor 2, Avengers News, Hulk on TV, Superman Actor Passes Away and Smallville Finale Details
We’ve got a lot of news to go through, so let’s great started with the biggest film to premiere so far this year, Marvel‘s Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god of thunder.
With all the good buzz that the movie has been getting (currently rated 84% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), expectations are high and it is not surprising that a sequel is already being discussed, and Branaugh seems open to the possibility of directing it himself! Which is great news, as he is a well-respected filmmaker, and seems to have really enjoyed the process of making the first one, so why not?
It would be a lovely challenge and problem to have should we do a second one…. When I first got involved with this, I was so thrilled. The first big, really exciting moment when I started really going through the comic books was all the descriptions of powers. loved it. Amazing. People’s body weights, how tall they were, what they could do. All of that kind of stuff. There’s a vast amount of that from the Thor universe that I’d like to see.
We went through so many possibilities for how the story might go, that of course the prospect of that is very tantalizing and fascinating.
I’m really excited for Thor, and already have my ticket for tomorrow in my hand. However, it has not been easy preventing spoilers from being revealed to me, but I have been vigilant!
That is why I have not watched the video below, where Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, discuss their roles in the upcoming Avengers movie. But, what we do know, is that all the Marvel superheroes that have been seen recently (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Nick Fury, The Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye) will unite to face Loki (played by Hiddleston) and a world-wide threat. It has been hinted that the threat may be the extraterrestrial shape-shifting race known as the Skrulls, but no one really knows.
Feel free to watch the video here, but I will refrain from doing so until after I see the movie!
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After years of being the origin of Superman pre-spandex and cape Smallville has shown of the goods. In the May 6th episode, “Prophecy”, we can catch a glimpse of the super suit as it rests inside a crystal display,
Will he ever wear the suit? We don’t have long to go before we’d find out, this is the last season of the super hero series. The suit looks, well, really plastic-y. This could be a factor of being stored in crystal, but it doesn’t seem to different from Brandon Routh’s suit in Superman Returns. Is this a left over costume lying around the set?
Here’s a synopsis for the upcoming episode,
Clark (Tom Welling) takes Lois (Erica Durance) to the Fortress to get Jor-El’s (voiced by Terrance Stamp) blessing for their marriage. Jor-El bestows a unique wedding gift on the couple — he gives Lois Clark’s super powers so she can see what it’s like to be him for a day. Unfortunately, the Toyman (guest star Chris Gautheir) has returned to Metropolis, so Lois must go up against the notorious villain instead of Clark. Meanwhile, Oliver (Justin Hartley) searches for the Bow of Orion, which he believes will remove the Omega symbol from his skull, and runs into Kara (guest star Laura Vandervoort), who is also on a mission to stop Darkseid.
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The first trailer for the 10th and final season of ‘Smallville‘ has just been released. Does anyone give a shit? Come on now, 10 seasons? 10 Seasons being nothing but a long-term psychological test to see how long nerds can watch a Superman show without ever seeing Superman!!! OK. I realize the creators of the show were resolute in their “No Tights, No Flight” rule, but deprivation is one thing. Being cock teasing bastards is another. Getting ludicrously close to showing Superman’s outfit as possible (final scene in season 9), but never letting it be on screen, even for a second. That’s just some bullshit! JUST SHOW THE FUCKING SUIT!!!!!! And, would it kill them to use the John Williams theme, just once?
Oi! For any of you out there that have endured the “No Tights, No Flight” rule and have stomached the last 10 seasons of boring, achingly painful story-lines with a smile, then I guess the trailer for the final season might excite you.
Who am I kidding? Smallville sucks, but I still watch. I can’t wait for season 10. Am siked to see another 17+ episodes featuring Tom Welling’s I-just-smelled-a-fart face. It’s gonna be awesome!