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Superhero Movies & TV Shows

March 21, 2011

Superman   (2012)

Director: Zack Snyder
Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Thomas Tull, Deborah Snyder, Charles Roven
Writers: David Goyer & Christopher Nolan (Story), David Goyer & Jonathan Nolan (Screenplay)
Music By: Tyler Bates
Release Date: December 17, 2012
Distributed by: Warner Bros. in association with DC Entertainment & Legendary Pictures

Cast List
– Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman
– Emily Blunt as Lois Lane
– Corey Burton as Voice of Brainiac
– Eric Bana as Lex Luthor
– Paul Dano as James “Jimmy” Olsen
– Chris Cooper as Perry White
– Bruce Greenwood as Jonathan Kent
– Mary Steenburgen as Martha Kent
– Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Bruno Manheim
– Ed Harris as Gen. Samuel Lane
– Maura Tierney as Det. Maggie Sawyer
– Christopher Meloni as Det. Dan Turpin
– Amber Heard as Catherine “Cat” Grant
– Dileep Rao as Ron Troupe
– Matthew Settle as Steve Lombard

Born as Kal-El on the planet Krypton, Clark Kent grew up to find he was not the average boy. Developing strange new powers every year of his adolescence, his parents tought him to blend in, stay out of the spotlight to avoid suspicion. Arriving in Metropolis an average 28 year old reporter with plenty of field experience on every continent without a purpose in life. Arriving at the Daily Planet for a temporary contract, the inspiration from bottom end reporter Lois Lane and enthusiastic photographer Jimmy Olsen give him the strength to become Earth’s savior. Returning home for guidance from his adoptive parents, Clark realises he was put on Earth for a reason, a reason he has chosen to ignore because he has wanted to live his own life but now realises that the world needs him. Inspire, he digs up his spaceship to find a suit left to him by his real parents before shedding his disguise to become a hero.

Dubbed Superman, he is soon pressured by the goverment who fear the power of Superman, Lex Luthor who wishes to hire Superman and use his power to further his already booming business LexCorp and the press who want to know everything about the Man of Steel. Superman’s presence on Earth soon draws the attention of a cold and intelligent threat lurking in the depths of space: Brainiac, an artifical intelligence on a constant quest to collect the knowledge of the universe. Brainiac’s threat has a deeper connection to Superman than he thinks and may hold the missing knowledge Superman craves about his true origin and real parents. If Superman can gather the inner strength along with the encouragement of Lois Lane, he can defeat Brainiac and become our greatest protector.

Bizarro will also appear in this movie.

Green Lantern

Here is the movie’s official description; or at least, the one that’s posted on iTunes’ website:

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, how have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and will power, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powrs and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may porve to be not only the key to defeating Parallax… he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

NBC Picks Up Wonder Woman TV Show

David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman

Good news for people desiring new live-action Wonder Woman TV show.

David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman will replace Smallville, as the live-action superhero comics television show. But not on the CW, but on NBC.

It had previously been announced that David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman project wasn’t going to happen due to cost and a lack of interest from networks.

The project is described as a reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman — aka Diana Prince — is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A., but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.

Vigilante crime fighter in L.A.? Hopefully that just means she’ll be fighting crime without any official capacity of the LAPD. Sure Wonder Woman has sometimes been protrayed as a fierce Amazon, but I’d hate to see her taking an extreme Punisher/vigilante route. Then again, that could be an interesting twist.

The pilot-script has leaked, and been sent to several people on the Internet.

The script reveals these facts:

In addition to Wonder Woman’s alias, Diana Prince, she will have a third, more powerful persona named Diana Themyscira, the confidant C.E.O. of Themyscira Industries.

But it appears that this Diana has placed her company in the hands of trusted confidant Henry Demeter, a 40-something man who runs the day-to-day operations. While this man has been a father figure to Diana, he could be a future contender for her heart. Also Vying for Diana’s affections is Ed Indelicato, a blue-collar tough guy slighty younger than Henry who has close ties the police department. But this guy is too devoted to his job to show Diana much attention beyond professional devotion.

Long ago, government man Steve Trevor, crashed onto Wonder Woman’s island and brought her back to New York, but now they’re split up. She still loves him, though, and it’s obvious that their relationship is going to be a focus. Steve Trevor, a thirty-something veteran of the army who now works in the Justice Department.

Serving as Diana’s confidants are a pair of ladies named Myndi and Etta. Her BFF and best friend Myndi Mayer is a sexy 30-something press secretary who dresses to the nines. She’s the one who encourages Diana to get out there and meet men. Etta Candy (a role that’s pretty much written like a job offer to Melissa McCarthy), also in her 30’s, is Diana Thermyscira’s sunny personal assistant who is always supporting her boss.

As for the Amazon herself, this Amazonian princess from Paradise Island fights for justice, but also dreams of living a more normal existence. Wonder Woman will be portrayed by actress Adrianne Palicki.

Wonder Woman’s Basement Boys                                                                                     She has a CSI-ish group of science-nerd 20-somethings living in her basement that dance to Kanye West” and will doubtlessly help Diana solve any number of crimes in further episodes.

Diana might not have an invisible jet (if she did, I didn’t see it) but she has a whole rainbow’s worth of over coloured aircraft.

Her nemesis is Veronica Cale, who in this continuity is an evil scientist and rival business woman with a secret, nefarious plan that you’ll probably guess ahead of time.

Update: This Wonder Woman pilot has been rejected by NBC.

Found the download link for the cancelled Wonder Woman pilot. The complete pilot episode.

Click Here, to Download WW pilot

Spiderman (reboot)

The New Spidy Costume

Columbia Pictures

In theaters July 3rd, 2012.

Andrew Garfield as Spiderman aka Peter Parker

In this 2012 reboot, Spiderman (Andrew Garfield) is the hero, and Dr. Connors, a Lizard man is the villain. Sounds kinda sick. Tobey Maguire was perfect for the Spiderman role.


Actor Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor in the new movie.

Captain America

Captain America in action.

The Red Skull


Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures (Disney acquired Marvel Comics in 2010)

In Theaters May 4th, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                  Directed by: Joss Whedon                                                                                                                                                                                                Starring: Don Cheadle…James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes / War Machine                                                                                                               Robert Downey…Tony Stark / Iron Man

Scarlett Johansson…Natasha Ramonoff / Black Widow                                                                                                                                  Samuel L. Jackson…Nick Fury                                                                                                                                                                                  Jeremy Renner…Clint Barton / Hawkeye                                                                                                                                                                Chris Evans…Steve Rogers / Captain America

Synopsis: The Avengers will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk and more, as they are forced to band together to battle the biggest foe they’ve ever faced.


The Hulk (reboot)

The new show will air on ABC, and will focus on the Bruce Banner/Hulk character in his mid-20s and even though it’s another origin story, it will be told in a respectful but powerful way.

Although The Hulk’s recent big screen appearances have been realized entirely with CGI, the show will mix in prosthetics and puppetry. Fans can expect a few wild tweaks on the old look.