Man of Steel
Not going to lie. I was a little worried about Russell Crowe playing Superman's dad Jor-El after seeing him in a decent chunk of The Man With The Iron Fists, but he turned out to do just fine in Man of Steel. I guess acting alongside a CGI alien dragon horse thing brings out the best in a former Gladiator? Hot Toys seems to have dug him too, revealing an upcoming 1/6 scale Jor-El figure bearing a spot-on Crowe likeness and rocking killer Kryptonian garb, alternate hands and a stylized space rifle.
Superman and General Zod may be the primary brawlers in Man of Steel, but Square Enix isn't stopping at a mere two Kryptonians in its deluxe Play Arts Kai line. Following the release of the Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon toys will be new figures of Jor-El and Faora, bearing the likenesses of actors Russell Crowe and Antje Traue.
I didn't really care for Man of Steel, but I'll admit that I made one huge mistake when I saw it. I was so blinded by my feelings about the movie itself, that I forgot to focus on the true magic that always happens when a new blockbuster superhero movie comes out: the magic of hilariously copyright-infringing iPhone apps. They always put a smile on my face and a spring in my step, but I hadn't even gone to look until CA editor Caleb Goellner sent over a link to A Super Boy Of Steel Run Free.
And folks, it is a doozy.
Smallville's Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum, made it abundantly clear on Twitter Wednesday that he is the absolutely most qualified actor to play Lex Luthor in the already-green-lit Man of Steel sequel.
Kyle Baker is a national treasure. You're probably already familiar with his work as the eight-time Eisner Award-winning cartoonist behind books like The Cowboy Wally Show and DC's Plastic Man, but the past few years have seen him experimenting with new formats for his work. And now, he's satirized the climactic battle from Man of Steel with a stylish interactive game.
Eight years after Legendary Pictures co-produced its first movie with Warner Bros. Pictures, Batman Begins, the company whose name has been attached to nearly every DC Comics superhero movie since is moving on. Legendary could end up signing with Universal, Sony or Fox, according to Variety.
It's kind of weird when your generation takes over. I just saw a movie made by a guy who obviously grew up with all the same stuff I did. It's as if the movie was made based on my own notes on what I'd like to see in a Superman movie, but getting exactly what you ask for isn't the same as getting what you want.
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While some viewers argue the Superman depicted in Man of Steel behaves in such a way as to be unrecognizable from the hero from the DC Comics stories originated by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, what's less debatable is that actor Henry Cavill, in costume, is the living embodiment of the great superhero, a fact that's obvious even at a glance. But as Film Sketchr's Maurice S. Mitchell learned in his interview with Man of Steel conceptual artist Warren Manser, alternate designs reveal things could have gone quite differently.