Superheroes have been all but inescapable at cineplexes so far this century, and if the big plans that extend into the foreseeable future pan out, they won’t soon be going away.
You could credit a lot of films with kicking off the superhero movie trend. Iron Man gave birth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man and the X-Men films proved massively successful in the wake of a number of flops. Blade blazed a trail for bigger, higher-budget films. The 1989 Batman movie was a cultural touchstone. But it’s hard to dispute that one film, Superman: The Movie, which premiered on this day in 1978, served as the progenitor of the modern superhero movie.
In celebration of this week's release of Man Of Steel, ComicsAlliance is giving away a free copy of The Superman Motion Picture Anthology Blu-Ray box set. This 8-disc set includes all four Superman films starring Christopher Reeve as Superman, plus the 2006 movie Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Brandon Routh.
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If you didn't happen to be at the Glasgow Film Festival in Scotland last week, you missed a screening of the Richard Donner's 1978Superman: The Movie. You also missed an introduction to the film by comics artist Bryan Hitch, who said the film inspired him to become a comic book artist...
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