WonderCon 2011: New SUPERMAN Henry Cavill finally talks about playing the MAN OF STEEL

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It’s a given there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation surrounding Zack Snyder’s reboot of SUPERMAN alongside producer Christopher Nolan. And the announcement that Henry Cavill is the new Superman/Clark Kent brings with it a whole other level of mystery. So while at Wondercon 2011 promoting his new Greek Gods film IMMORTALS (arriving November 11, 2011), it was almost a necessity to get the actor to speak a bit about this landmark role. “I am excited about it,” says Cavill. “Who wouldn’t be? It is a mega-opportunity. We are just getting started and I can’t wait to get the suit […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: DC Comics unveils plans for RETRO ACTIVE comic books

SUPERMAN Issue 349 | ©1980 DC Comics

After the DC Nation panel during WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco on Friday, the editors, writers and artists from the publisher announced that they will be rolling out a new series of comics under the label of RETRO ACTIVE. This will include ’70s, ’80s and ’90s versions of the Flash, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America and Green Lantern. These comics will be written by classic writers and artists that will return to the interpretations that they were best known for. Each comic will be one-shots and pay homage to these different generations of heroes. The artists and […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: First Look at IMMORTALS character posters and new stills

IMMORTALS teaser poster - Aries | ©2011 Relativity Media

The new Greek Gods action film IMMORTALS previewed the new character posters from the film at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco today. You can check out the gallery below by clicking on any image (stills from the movie are also included). The movie is directed by Tarsem Singh and stars future Superman Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, with John Hurt and Mickey Rourke. The movie opens November 11, 2011 and is being poised to be the next 300. The plot synopsis according to the studio’s press release: The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Amy Adams to play Lois Lane in SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL

Amy Adams at the Los Angeles Premiere of THE FIGHTER | © 2010 Sue Schneider

What is it with these big news announcements on Sunday? Oh well, when it comes to SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL, we’ll accept these super news items any time. Looks like THE FIGHTER and ENCHANTED actress will be taking on the role of Lois Lane and it couldn’t be a better choice. She’s got sass and vulnerability which makes her perfect for this Zack Snyder directed reboot. She will star opposite Henry Cavill who plays Clark Kent aka Superman. Source: Hollywood Reporter  

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Kevin Costner to star in SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL as Clark Kent’s dad

Kevin Costner in SWING VOTE | ©2008 Walt Disney Pictures

The Zack Snyder directed SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL movie added another person to its cast according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Kevin Costner. The actor will play Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent’s adoptive father. Costner will play opposite Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel himself while Diane Lane will be Martha Kent. In a press release from Warner Bros., Snyder says, “Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, the man who was there to help Clark understand what he was meant to do in the world as Superman. Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: V and SMALLVILLE actress Laura Vandervoort is used to being alien-ated

Laura Vandervoort in V - Season 2 | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

On ABC’s V, the humans may think they have problems with the invading Visitors, but there’s a lot of internal strife going on with the extraterrestrial reptiles as well. Anna, played by Morena Baccarin, is fighting to hold on to her position as supreme leader, while her mother Diana (played by Jane Badler of the original V series) forms an alliance with Anna’s daughter Lisa, played by Laura Vandervoort (pronounced VAN-der-vort). Before she was ever cast as Lisa, the Toronto Vandervoort was already familiar to audiences from her role as Kara, aka Supergirl, on the CW’s SMALLVILLE. The actress talks […]Read On »

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TV Review: SMALLVILLE – Season 10 – “Scion”

Cassidy Freeman and John Glover in SMALLVILLE - Season 10 - "Scion" | ©2011 The CW

Starring: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Allison Mack, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman Writers: Al Septien & Turi Meyer Director: Al Septien Network: The CW, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: March 4, 2011 Man, SMALLVILLE likes cramming a lot into an episode (then again, with only handful of episodes left, they have no choice). “Scion” is a Luthor-centric episode, as Tess (Cassidy Freeman) comes to Clark (Tom Welling) to reveal that the Lex Luthor clone called Alexander (Lucas Grabeel) only has half of Lex’s DNA, but half of Clark’s DNA too – and he’s starting to realize he has super powers. Tess […]Read On »

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Diane Lane cast as Martha Kent in new SUPERMAN movie

Diane Lane in UNTRACEABLE | ©2008 Screen Gems

Warner Bros. just announced that actress Diane Lane will be cast as Martha Kent in the new SUPERMAN movie reboot directed by Zack Snyder. In the press release, Snyder notes, “This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.” Henry Cavill stars as the new Clark Kent/Superman. The film is written by David S. Goyer […]Read On »

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TV Review: SMALLVILLE – Season 10 – “Fortune”

Allison Mack in SMALLVILLE - Season 10 - "Fortune" | ©2011 The CW/Jack Rowand

Starring: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Allison Mack, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman Writer: Anne Cofell Saunder Director: Christopher Petry Network: The CW, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: February 25, 2011 With SMALLVILLE being so uber-serious during its final season, when it decides to take it easy for a week and engage in its playful side, the result is the incredibly bizarro (and occasionally enjoyable) “Fortune.” Taking a HUGE riff on THE HANGOVER, the episode starts off with the beginning of the bachelor and bachelorette parties for Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance). After drinking some roofie-like wine (a spell was […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SMALLVILLE executive producer Brian Wayne Peterson chats about the end of a decade with Clark Kent

Tom Welling in SMALLVILLE - Season 10 - "Scion" | ©2011 The CW/Jack Rowand

As the months and episodes keep ticking to the finale of SMALLVILLE after ten seasons, the show continues to explore what it takes to get Clark Kent (Tom Welling) to transform from mild-mannered farmboy to Man of Steel. While at this winter’s CW TCA session, ASSIGNMENT X caught up with SMALLVILLE executive producer Brian Wayne Peterson to chat about the show’s forthcoming end and get some teases about what’s to come. [Note, this interview was conducted before the series returned from winter hiatus and before it was recently announced that Michael Rosenbaum was going to return as Lex Luthor for […]Read On »

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