Superman

Ben Affleck Is The New Batman!

(MTV)—In the summer of 2015, Ben Affleck will be able to say “I’m Batman,” when he faces off against Henry Cavill’s Superman in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday night that the Academy Award winner, who was once rumored to direct a “Justice League” film for the studio and DC Comics, will don the cowl as Bruce Wayne, replacing Christian Bale after his iconic three-movie run as Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight.

The news came as somewhat of a shock to fans who have been following the casting rumors closely after director Zack Snyder announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that the follow-up to his Superman reboot would pit the two heroes against each other. Early casting rumors named actors like Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling as potential candidates. Read more>>

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Superman And Batman Movie Headed Your Way In 2015!

  In case you missed it…. More exciting news from Comic-Con. Should be interesting. 


Something super this way comes: Batman and Superman will team up on the big screen for a movie in 2015, Warner Bros. announced this afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con.

“Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder took the stage for a surprise announcement at the tail end of the joint Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures preview panel.

“There’s been a lot of speculation about what we’re doing,” he said, after thanking fans for their support. “It is official that we are going to make another Superman movie.”

“You guys may ask what is the movie about,” he teased. “The truth is you don’t want me to tell you what the movie is about, right?”

He called Harry Lennix, who played General Swanwick in “Man of Steel,” to the stage for the big reveal, because “his voice is just way better than mine.” Lennix took to a spotlit podium to read a passage from “The Dark Knight Falls,” a scene in which Batman has just tangled with Superman.

“I want you to remember, Clark,” Lennix read. “In all the years to come, and all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.” Read more>>

Source: MTV




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Toy Company Offering ‘Personalized Action Figures’ for $127


Remember wearing that Superman or Batman costume as a kid for Halloween?

You can still live out that superhero fantasy – but now in the form of an action figure with a 3-D replica of your own face.

That’s right, thanks to a U.K. novelty company, you can simply upload a well-lit front and profile head shot of yourself to its website. The company, Firebox, will then take your photos and create a 3-D-printed superhero head in your likeness for you to place on one of five DC Comics’ classic superheroes:

Batman, Batgirl, Superman, The Joker and Wonder Woman.

Your price for the Personalized Superhero Action Figure: $127.

“Using advanced 3-D printing technology your photographs will be turned into a fully-formed 3-D version of your noggin – including eye color, skin tone, hair style (or as close as possible) and hair color,” states the company website . “Accurate? It’ll be like looking in a teaspoon.”

The company will send you the action figure and the replica of your head, which together stand about 6 ½ inches tall. The kit enables you to remove the original head and attach your own, either temporarily or permanently.

“The assembly instructions aren’t super high tech (soak the figure in water, yank off head, pack the new one on with putty), which leaves us a little skeptical that the custom head will be the most accurately detailed piece of work in the world,” according to Gizmodo . “It costs a good chunk of change, too, at about $127, but oh goodness do we want to believe in this particular bit of magic.”

You might not want to buy one of these for a child, however, Firebox notes that the action figure is for display only, and even includes its own display base.


First Look: New Logo Revealed For ‘Superman’ Reboot

A new Superman logo has been released in honor of director Zack Snyder’s upcoming reboot of the classic superhero film. The new logo puts a fresh twist on the iconic “S shield,” adding a rounded looked and dark slashes for texture.

The new film, starring Henry Cavill in the lead with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, is set to hit theaters in 2013. Speaking with nme.com, Snyder says it was a thrill to work on the legendary series:

“I love making genre movies because genre movies have the potential to be the biggest movie. Watchmen is a crash course on the rules of the why of superheroes, so for me now, to go and do Superman it’s like ‘Okay, I got that, I know why,'” he says.

“Now I can make, I think, a Superman movie that gets at him and makes him relevant and you can care about him and be something that you wanna see and not go ‘That’s a joke, he’s got his glasses on so you can’t recognise him.'”

Superman Comic For Record $2.1 Million At Auction

Nicolas Cage’s copy of the first Superman comic sold for $2.1 million at auction on Wednesday, breaking the currentworld record of a comic sold at auction (which previously stood at $1.5 million).

The comic, which was published in 1938 and originally sold for 10 cents, is one of approximately 100 copies of the Action No. 1 comic in existence, of which only a few are in good condition. Cage’s copy sold in nearly-pristine condition. The book was recently assigned a grade of 9.0 by the Certified Guaranty Company, making it the highest graded copy of the comic currently available.

The comic was stolen from Cage’s home in 2000 and found in April by a man who bought an abandoned storage locker and found the comic in the storage unit.