If you think this sounds like something out of the 90s, you can be forgiven. There was a storyline that ran through the Superman books in the mid-1990s called “The Death of Clark Kent,” where one of the Man of Steel’s adversaries learned his secret identity and launched an attack to destroy him, forcing Superman and his adoptive parents to become fugitives flying under the radar in a Winnebago. But this time is different, because in the 90s Supes never got around to choosing a new name for himself, and this time, he has. Say hello to truck driver Archie Clayton: Last Son of Krypton. (more…)
Of course, it’s kind of a running gag for comic book readers, how exactly can no one see that Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same all because of a pair of glasses? Sure, in spite of the obvious we believe that a man can be so thoroughly disguised by some eyewear, but it’s been in the back of our collective minds throughout the nearly eight decade history of the Man of Steel. Well, the jig is up! As part of the new normal after DC Comics‘ recent Convergence crossover, Superman is about to be exposed as Clark Kent and vice versa. (more…)
As the production for Zack Snyder’s follow up to Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, trudges on, we watch the Internet for any and all hints of what the movie is looking like. We’ve already seen Ben Affleck all costumed up as Batman, but other than that there’s not much to look at. Now, as if to tempt fans without giving us anything really spectacular, Henry Cavill has released a sneak peek of himself dressed up as Clark Kent. Scroll on to check it out. (more…)
Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan’s Superman will apparently be missing more than his little red hot pants….
He could well be missing his bespectacled, mild-mannered reporter persona, too.
This is complicated, and nobody seems to know anything for sure, but we’ll start with these words from Snyder in a recent interview with Collider:
“I’ll only say that I think in a lot of — well, definitely in the movies — he always jumps straight from childhood to Clark. Like, he jumps from sort of his teenage version of himself to the adult version of himself. Frankly, The Daily Planet Clark, that happens pretty quick. I just think that our Clark, he’s not fully realized and I think — by the way, that’s huge information — but I think that’s the big difference. That’s why there’s this talk about who Clark is.
“In a lot of ways, the movie really is about the why of Clark, not to say that this kind of bumbling — I don’t want to call him bumbling — his mocky, nerdy Clark is… But that’s not the Clark that we went after or are going after. We’re going after sort of a different, there’s a different take on Clark, how Clark is.”
Um…ok, that was….helpful?
Maybe Man Of Steel star Henry “Superman” Cavill can explain the conundrum that is Clark with a bit more eloquence. Here’s what he had to say about the relationship dynamic between Lois, Clark, and Superman:
“Superman, Clark and Lois, the key to making it work? Hm… let me think about that so I can give you a decent answer… I mean, the easy answer is acting, but there’s a fine balance between — again, I’ve gotta be careful what I say here. There’s an honesty to Clark, Kal-El — Kal-El’s the better way of saying it because he is both Superman and Clark — there’s an honesty to him which crosses over on both—I don’t like to use the word identities, but I will because I can’t think of a better one. So, it is not that tough to make that swap and change.”
“I connect with both equally. I really want to explain why because I’ve got a great answer, but I’m going to give away plot points.”
In other words: “If I gave you an answer that made sense, I’d be spoiling the film”.
What we KNOW is there has been no sign of the classic Clark Kent in any of the promotional materials, stills, or trailers…and no one connected to the film can offer a sensible explanation.
I’m frustrated as hell….but it’s a brilliant marketing strategy: I wanna see Man Of Steel even MORE now!
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“Hey, what did you do last night?” “Oh, nothing big, just partied with the POWER RANGERS!” (Fashionably Geek)
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:
With Smallville‘s final season quickly coming to a close, it is no surprise that the producers are trying to lure viewers with as many DC comics character cameo’s as they can possibly fit in.
So far in the series, we have had Doomsday, Jimmy Olson, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, The Flash, and many, many more.
The latest to be introduced? The charismatic duo of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle.
For non-DC fans, Booster Gold (played by Eric Martsolf in the series) is a overly self-confident superhero from the future who always shows up in the nick of time when a disaster happens, and always stays after for a photo-op. Obviously, this pisses Clark Kent off something fierce, but does teach Clark a few things about marketability and inspiration.
According to an article in TVGuide.com, Martsolf says that he will not be playing the Booster Gold everyone knows at the current stage of DC comic continuity.
The episode takes place in Booster’s very early stages where he’s at his conceited best, where he believes he can do whatever he wants. He’s gonna stay for the photo op and bask in the glory of his heroic efforts
Meanwhile, the Blue Beetle (played by Jaren Brandt Bartlett) will get his origin told on the show, when a mystical blue scarab attaches to him and transforms him into a sort of walking arsenal.
For the first look at the two characters, see the picture below. What do you think?
What do you think of the characters? Are you excited for the episode, which will air April 22, 2011?
It seems that even though Smallville will be ending this season, they will not stop integrating characters from the DC Universe into their plot-lines.
And it looks like the producers have a BIG character reveal … so only click below the jump if you really want to know what heavy-hitter is coming to play.