December 18, 2008

Alan Horn Says "Couple of Years" Until Next Superman Movie


Collider.com spoke with Warner Bros. President Alan Horn to see where they were at with their superhero movies.

I then ask when we might be seeing another Superman. "Probably in the next couple of years. We're very anxious to bring Superman back also."
I then say Green Lantern? "Also on the board. On the runway. Hasn't taken off yet, but we're close."

I finally ask what he thinks the next Superhero property might be from Warner Bros. He says "I think Green Lantern is probably the best guess but I can't promise it at this moment."

And Justice League? "Not yet."

Watch the video interview at Collider.com

New Interview Erica Durance

CTV's eTalk caught up with Erica Durance to get some more goss on what's going on with Lois Lane in up-coming episodes of "Smallville". The next new episode of "Smallville" will air on The CW in the U.S. on Thursday, January 15, 2009.

December 15, 2008

Confusion Over Next Superman Movie


Aint-It-Cool-News.com and IGN.com both caught up with Bryan Singer at this weekend's press junket for his new film "Valkyrie". Both managed to ask him about the next Superman film... but once again Singer wasn't forthcoming with a clear answer...

AICN: So, I've heard that there might be some re-interest in SUPERMAN with Warner Bros. Is that true?
Bryan Singer: I couldn't... you know.. I couldn't tell you or talk about that at this point. I honestly... I'm just so... at least as far as my role in it is concerned I just need... I just have... this one because we had to drop and pick up on this has been a longer process so... yeah I wouldn't be able to give you a clear... any clarity on that. (laughs)

IGN.com posted this paragraph...
We asked Singer if it was a good thing to be off the project as far as he was concerned, to which he replied that he was "not officially not involved." Beyond that, however, the director was tightlipped on the matter.

So when real news does finally come out regarding the next Superman movie, it's highly unlikely it'll come from Bryan Singer.

December 14, 2008

Smallville Season 8 The 15 January 2009

The brand new trailer for the second half of Season 8 - Smallville.

December 5, 2008

Smallville Season 8: Doomsday Trailer

The CW has created a new trailer all about Davis Bloome (aka Doomsday) to promote new episodes of "Smallville" returning on January 15, 2009.

The clip was released by TVGuide.com and is narrated by Sam Witwer.

Singer "Not Divorced" From "Superman"

General rumblings about the "Superman" sequel had director Bryan Singer potentially no longer involved in the project.

UGO went to the director himself and asked him about said rumors and it seems as if though there are talks going on, he's not part of them as yet.

Is he involved? Singer says "I am not officially involved in the talk, no."

When they do talk, will they call him? "Well it’s, you know, I have relationships with Warner Brothers and with the character and, and, and, and it’s just the way things work out."

Asked straight up "But you are not divorced from Superman at this point?" He simply responded "No."

December 4, 2008

Possible Actor Strike Could Derail Smallville Season 9

In the December 8 edition of TV Guide magazine there is an article titled "Big Plans for Smallville" in which executive producer Darren Swimmer discusses plans for a 9th season of "Smallville". With a ratings on an increase this season, Swimmer would like the TV series to go another season, but admits that "actor availability" may be a problem. As for Clark's secret identity issues, "Clark's now in full control of his powers and basically accepting the fact that he's going to become Superman. The formation of the dual identity is what he's going to be negotiating from here on out," Swimmer says. "He'll start to experiment."
The article also hints at an appearance by the Toyman in an up-coming episode.

Read the complete article in TV Guide magazine.
A scan of the article from TV Guide is available at KryptonSite.com.

Remember "Smallville" returns with new episodes on Thursday, January 15, 2009 on The CW in the U.S.

November 24, 2008

Smallville Returns Jan. 15 - Legion

Written By: Geoff Johns
Directed By: Glen Winter
Guest Stars: Kristin Kreuk (Lana), Alexz Johnson (Imra/Saturn Girl), Calum Worthy (Garth/Lightning Lad), Ryan Kennedy (Rokk/Cosmic Boy)

Geoff Johns Talks "Legionnaires" on Smallville



ComicBookResources.com managed to talk to writer Geoff Johns about his up-coming episode entitled "Legion" of Smallville. Here is a short excerpt of the interview where Johns talks about each of the actors that portray the Legionnaires on Smallville.


"The Legionnaires did a wonderful job. They embraced the material and along with Glen embraced the lore," said Johns. "They're a great amalgam between 'Smallville' and the comic mythology. They are done in a 'Smallville' way but they are extremely loyal and true to core center to what the Legion is all about. And I was really blown away and ecstatic that the actors they cast could play Legionnaires so perfectly. I think they are phenomenal.
"Ryan brought the perfect amount of intensity to Cosmic Boy, similar to the intensity he current has in 'Legion of 3 Worlds'. He really brought a humanity to Rokk too, that goes beyond the page. Ryan embodied the leader of the Legion to a tee.
"Alexz is Saturn Girl. You see her and you see Saturn Girl. Her demeanor, and the thoughtfulness that reads on her face at all times is exactly who Imra is.
"And last but not least is Calum, who is freaking hilarious. He was probably the one closest like his character - Lightning Lad, who captured the portrayal of Lightning Lad's early years in my head. He's fun, energetic, exciting - literally lightning in a bottle waiting to be unleashed."



November 19, 2008

Bryan Singer Talks Superman Returns Sequel....Sort Of??

MTV.com interviewed Bryan Singer and asked him whether or not he'd be returning to direct the next Superman movie. He didn't exactly give a straight forward answer...

MTV: There's a lot of confusion about whether you will be directing another Superman film. Can you set the record straight?

Singer: At the moment I can't really talk about that. I wish I could. From my perspective I'm going to take a brief pause. This movie [Valkyrie] has taken a long time so I'm going to take a pause. A movie like that takes some time to do right. That's all I can say about that.
So, we're no clearer on this than we were before...

You can read the complete interview with Bryan Singer at MTV.com.

November 15, 2008

Smallville Bride Directors Cut

Smallville Bride Trailer

Smallville Trailer for Season 8 Episode 10 "Bride" which airs on November 20th, 2008!

The CW's Official Description: ITS CHLOE AND JIMMYS DREAM WEDDING DAY BUT TWO UNEXPECTED GUESTS CRASH THE PARTY — Chloe (Allison Mack) is excited that shes marrying Jimmy (Aaron Ashmore). Meanwhile, Oliver (Justin Hartley) tells Clark (Tom Welling) he thinks hes discovered where Lex is hiding and takes off to Cuba to confront him. However, when he arrives, Oliver is shocked to find Lana (Kristin Kreuk) instead. Clark and Lois (Erica Durance) grow closer but chaos ensues when Doomsday crashes the wedding and tries to kidnap Chloe.

November 8, 2008

Smallville Season 8 Episode 9 Preview

Smallville Season 8 Episode 9 Preview

November 6, 2008

Smallville - 8.08 Bloodline trailer promo

Smallville 8x08 Bloodline Official Director's Cut

Smallville 8x08 Bloodline Director's Cut promo trailer episode eight

November 5, 2008

Superboy Season One: Ilya Salkind Interview (Part II)

New SUPERBOY Footage Launches on YouTube

The Superboy Homepage has uncovered brand new footage prior to the start of Season 2 of the series. Also some deleted material not used in the Season One DVD Set from back in 2006.

November 4, 2008

Lost Superboy Footage To Launch Soon On Official SBH.Com YouTube Channel

The Superboy Homepage has uncovered lost footage once again from the hit Adventures of Superboy series. Some of this new footage uncovered includes in-depth behind the scenes clips from the first two electronic press kits of Seasons 1 & 2, rare interviews, and deleted extras from the Season One DVD set. The deleted material from the Season One DVD set includes a round table session which includes Ilya Salkind, John Newton, Stacy Haiduk, and Jim Calvert talking about their fondest memories and also joking around about the series after nearly since the series was on the air. Keep an eye to the Official Superboy Homepage YouTube Channel for these rare clips and more to come.

THE SUPERBOY HOMEPAGE OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL
www.youtube.com/sjr2345

Uinterview.com:Brandon Routh

Uinterview.com's exclusive interview with Brandon Routh about his Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Obama and the future of Superman

Brandon Routh unsure about Superman 2

Chuck the Movieguy interviews Brandon Routh for the movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno

October 23, 2008

Smallville 8: Sam Witwer - Part 1

Sam Witwer gives us his take on Davis Bloome, Doomsday, Chloe and Clark! Check out this interview with Jason C.

October 17, 2008

Smallville 8x06: Prey

October 13, 2008

Smallville - Committed 8x05 CW New Trailer

Trailer to the new episode of Smallville, Committed. Can also be found at: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/smallville

October 10, 2008

Superman Celebrities at Manitoba Comic Con


The Manitoba Comic Con & Sci-Fi Expo is on this weekend (October 11-12) at the Winnipeg Convention Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada.
Superman celebrities attending include Erica Durance and Justin Hartley from "Smallville", Gerard Christopher from "Superboy", and Helen Slater from the "Supergirl" movie and "Smallville". From the comic book industry there's Kurt Busiek, Joe Rubinstein, and Jake Black.
Fans can expect 90,000 sq. ft. of exhibitors, artists, celebrities, gaming, anime, workshops, family fun and more! Visit the Manitoba Comic Con website for more details.

Really wish I could be there to meet Helen & Gerard as well as th Smallville crew...Would be nice if they came here to Chicago for the Wizard World Comic Con. Enjoy you nice Canadians.

September 29, 2008

SUPERMAN TRIBUTE

Tribute to the Superman films
Dedicated to Christopher Reeve

September 20, 2008

SMALLVILLE ON ITUNES

Smallville Is Now On Itunes! After years of hoping for it to show up, Smallville is now on iTunes - starting with the Season 8 premiere episode, "Odyssey."
You can order "Odyssey" from iTunes now!

Now if only Itunes would get the Superboy series!!!

SUPERBOY SALES DIDN'T "TAKE OFF"

"Superboy season 1 is not a spectacular opener but it improved when Gerard Christopher was cast as the boy-hero for the subsequent seasons. Unfortunately, as I suspected, Warners, during a webchat, officially said: "Superboy sales didn't meet expectations, thus we don't expect to release Season 2. Sorry." Simple as that. No campaign is going to change the studio's mind unless sales pick up! (SupermanCinema.Co.Uk)"

September 17, 2008

Smallville Odyssey Clark/Lois Clip 1

Scene from Season Premeire Episode "Odyssey"

SMALLVILLE PREMEIRES THURSDAY @ 7 Central on THE CW!

September 15, 2008

WARNER BROS HOME VIDEO ANNOUNCES "NO MORE SUPERBOY SEASON DVD SETS!!!"

Tonight at the annual Warner Bros Home Video & Animation Department chat with the fans on the Home Theater Forum site. A fellow Superboy fan posed the question to WB "Does WB has any plans on releasing more seasons of The Adventures of Superboy to DVD? Warner TV Department response was "Superboy Season One sales did not meet our expectations...no more Superboy releases."
What a real shame that Warner Bros will not give the series a second shot by releasing Seasons 2-4. The series developed into one of the most faithful Superman related series ever to be put to film. To really is to bad that future generations of Superman fans can enjoy this series. If Warner Bros and the other related hands that went into the First Season DVD production handle the set and promoted it properly then WB would of released the other seasons by now. Now, we will probably have to wait another ten or fifteen years for Season 2 to come to DVD or who knows what format we will have then SuperBlu-Ray. If only Warner Bros handled promoting the first season DVD set in the proper way back in 2006 when all the Superman related merchadising came out maybe we the fans would not have to keep waiting. Now with official word from Warner Bros saying that sales were indeed poor...what can we do now?

Another series abandoned in the vaults of the Warner Bros lot to collect dust....what a shame to a great part of the Superman legacy.

The Superboy Homepage will continue to fight the good fight with fellow Superman and Superboy fans around the world. We plan on kicking off another online petition site powered by petitionspot.com which hosts the "Save Stargate Atlantis" Petition. The fans can send in the one of the four Youtube Videos made in honor of the Official DVD Campaign as well as sign their names to the petition. It will be sent into Warner Bros Home Video Department and the Executives at Warner Bros. The petition will be starting soon....


September 14, 2008

Home Theater Forum presents Warner Bros Home Video Chat

An Evening With Warner Home Video
Monday September 15th
8:00-11:00pm EST, 7:00-10:00pm CST, 6:00-9:00pm MST, 5:00-8:00pm PST
Meet the people that bring you your favorite Warner Home Videoproduct with an opportunity to ask questions regarding past and future releases.
In Attendance:
Rosemary Markson, Vice PresidentTV and Special Interest Marketing
Amit Desai, Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing
Mary Ellen Thomas, Executive Director, Family & Animation Marketing
Allison Ceppi, Director, TV on DVD Marketing
Hersin Magante, Director, Family & Animation Marketing
Sylvia Son, Director, Family & Animation Marketing
The Superboy Homepage webmaster (Sam) will definitely be sitting in on this chat tomorrow night and will try to ask about the further seasons of The Adventures of Superboy coming to DVD and possibly Blu-Ray. The Superboy Homepage invites all Superman and Superboy fans to come with their own Superman & Superboy related questions for the WB team.

Reminder to all Superboy fans pick up Smallville Season 7 on Blu-Ray it is amazing in HD.







Canadian Trailer for Odyssey

Smallville Season 8 Premieres on Space Channel September 20th.

Smallville 8.01 Odyssey Director's Cut

Smallville 8.01 Odyssey Director's Cut

More From Mark Millar on His Superman Movie Pitch

ComicBookResources.com spoke with Mark Millar recently, and during the interview Millar revealed more details on his pitch for a 3-picture Superman epic. Here's a portion of the interview...
You've said this will be Superman's "Lord of the Rings."
I wanted to do Superman's entire life. That's my plan, to tell an epic Superman story. I love the structure of the three "The Godfather" films. Just something that starts with a young man building up to him being an old man. I just think with Superman, you can't go small on it. So I wanted to do something like a Superman magnum opus -- a giant Superman three-picture spectacular with a story that runs between seven and eight hours.
The story I've got is colossal. It's got everything I like about Superman all in one movie. It's a lifetime's worth of notes all put together. It starts 1,000 years ago on Krypton and with the technology we have now, I see people saying, "No. We don't need to see Krypton again." And all that. But really, you haven't seen Krypton before. You've seen lame TV show special effects. And you've seen pre-CGI technology of Krypton before. And the idea of scarlet jungles and jewel mountains and just Superman's genealogy; his ancestors. There's lot to play with -- Brainiac and so on. So starting there and then going 10 million years in the future by the end of the third movie. It's just a giant movie.
So we'd spend a lot of time on Krypton in your first movie?
Obviously, there is still tons of Superman in the first movie but I think the first half-an-hour would be great on Krypton. For the plot I have, Krypton is very important. So I really established the world there and the religion on Krypton. All the stuff you have seen teased in comics but you've never really seen in movies. Just make it grand. I wanted "The Dark Knight" to look like Superman 4. I want it to be just a big, grand Superman story.
Read the complete interview at the CBR website.

September 11, 2008

Smallville Season 8 TV Spot

The search for Clark begins.

Season 8 starts next week Thursday @ 7 p.m. Central on The CW.

Save the Superman House

At the Cleveland house where Superman was born in the mind of Jerry Siegel, BOOK OF LIES author Brad Meltzer wants watchers to find their inner Supermen and help preserve the structure for posterity.

September 7, 2008

August 31, 2008

Interview With Bub (Sherman Howard) On Day Of The Dead

Sherman Howard (Lex Luthor) get interviewed for the 80s film "Day of the Dead." He played the zombie named Bub.

SUPERBOY DVD Campaign Round 3

www.superboyhomepage.com/sbdvdcampaign.htm

Tomorrow's Memoir

Source: Spike TV
Film Summary: An elderly man reflects on his unusual past and the choices he's made, while a mysterious crisis develops within his city.
As a Superman fan this is a great film. The writing and acting is great all around. The film gets into the Superman character from a very unique perspective that many film makers today have yet to experiment with which is the late stages of the Man of Steel life. "Tomorrow's Memoir," looks at the Clark Kent & Superman character from a "Kingdom Come" based storyline and is extremely interesting. This short film is a definite must see for any Superman fan and highly recommended. Great job to the film makers of this wonderful production and definitely will be looking for more things to come from this production staff.
Visit the Official "Tomorrow's Memoir" site @ http://www.tomorrowsmemoir.com/

August 24, 2008

Official SUPERBOY DVD Campaign

The Official Superboy DVD Campaign Promotional Video

www.superboyhomepage.com

August 23, 2008

SUPERMAN REBOOT CONFIRMED

Warner Bros. also put on hold plans for another movie starring multiple superheroes -- known as "Batman vs. Superman" -- after the $215 million "Superman Returns," which had disappointing box-office returns, didn't please executives. "'Superman' didn't quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to," says Mr. Robinov. "It didn't position the character the way he needed to be positioned." "Had 'Superman' worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009," he adds. "But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all."

Read the rest here.

August 19, 2008

Where is Superman Headed?


Source: Variety
Variety's Anne Thompson reports that Superman: Man of Steel is in a holding pattern at Warner Bros. Pictures as the studio figures out what to do next. Here's a clip:They too believe that the last movie didn't break the mold and wound up in some kind of middle limbo. Today I was told that it is a priority at the studio to find the right direction and if Bryan Singer is willing to do that, fine, but if he gets in the way, he may not stay on the project. There are no writers working on a Superman script now. The studio wants to figure it out. "It might be better to start from scratch," one exec admitted.What do you think? Should they continue the story from Superman Returns or completely start over?

August 17, 2008

THE DARK KNIGHT TOPS STAR WARS




After four weeks as the #1 movie in the country, the reign of Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight finally came to an end, but not before it amassed enough money to pass the unadjusted gross of George Lucas' 1977 sci-fi classic Star Wars to become the 2nd highest grossing movie domestically with an astounding five-week box office gross of $471.5 million! (Star Wars' unadjusted gross of $461 million included a number of re-releases since its debut thirty years ago.) While it has a long way to go if it wants to pass the long-held box office record of James Cameron's Titanic, it's more than likely The Dark Knight could become the second movie to ever make more than $500 million domestically. Quite ironically, the continued success of Nolan's Batman film knocked George Lucas' new animated Star Wars: the Clone Wars, the first movie in the franchise to be distributed by Warner Bros., down to third place for the weekend as well.
You can read ComingSoon.net's full weekend box office wrap-up here.

SELUTRON HAS CLOSED HIS YOUTUBE PAGE




Selutron has shut down his page at YouTube, but don't fret, he's gnawing away like the busy beaver that he is on making two opposites react. Although there is no news to report, I did call him this week -- he's in good spirits and, inevitably, the chatter descended into Richard Lester's Superman films - now there's a surprise! I did tell him that even a negative reaction about his endeavours - from the minority - is a good thing, it proves that people care about his crusade to honour the talent behind these films despite the criticism.
His clips are now hosted exclusively at capedwonder.

Gerard Christopher Season 2 ScreenTest On SBH YouTube Channel



Gerard Christopher's actual screen test for the Superboy character in Season 2 is up on the Officical Superboy Homepage YouTube page. This is the last two minutes of the screen test for Gerard Christopher. Ilya Salkind (Creative and Executive Producer) personal directed this screentest himself. Gerard would go on to become the new Boy of Steel and the series went on to become a big hit in syndication reaching in the top 10. To view this small portion of Gerard's screen test visit the Official YouTube Channel here: www.youtube.com/sjr2345. There is much more footage to this screentest for example Gerard playing Clark Kent for the first time. Notice the Superboy suit Gerard is wearing is from Season One it is one of John Haymes Newton's suits. Hope you all enjoy this and look for more exclusive clips and interviews coming soon from the Superboy Homepage.

This would make a great bonus feature on the Season Two Official DVD release...COME WARNERS release the final three seasons already!!!

Horn and Noveck Talk DC Comics Character Films



Variety has published an article in which Warner Bros. boss Alan Horn and DC Comics' senior VP of creative affairs Gregory Noveck talk about where the WB and DC are headed in regards to comic book movies.
"We're having a lot of internal discussions on it," Horn says. "We haven't committed to any change at DC at this point," adding that both Warners and DC are committed to turning "the properties into viable movie product in an intelligent way so that we introduce them like planes on a runway. They have to be set up the right way and lined up the right way and all take off one at a time and fly safe and fly straight."
One high-profile property is "Justice League," which Warner Bros. had hoped would start production before the writers strike.
But given that it unites Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter, the studio is trying to figure out how such the pic (cast with younger actors) would affect its existing Batman and Superman franchises -- and whether the script respects how the characters play off each other in the DC universe.
To put it simply: the studio doesn't want to piss off the Comic-Con contingent.
"We're not off the notion of a Justice League," Robinov says. "There's a massive interest and knowledge in the comicbook industry and it takes time to sort of catch up and understand the characters and the history, where they've intersected with each other and what their worlds are. That's part of the education that we're going through."
As for the JLA movie, Noveck says...
"We're going to make a Justice League movie, whether it's now or 10 years from now. But we're not going to do it and Warners is not going to do it until we know it's right."
Read the entire article at the Variety.com website.

August 16, 2008

Official Superboy Homepage YouTube Channel - New Clips















There are brand new video clips on the Official Superboy Homepage YouTube page. There are some rare clips from Season One of John Hamyes Newton & Stacy Haiduk talking about their characters. There are some rare promotional videos also on there from the first season. Enjoy and look for more rare clips coming soon. Visit the Official Superboy Homepage YouTube Channel here ---
www.youtube.com/sjr2345

August 3, 2008

Buyers Beware Fake Superman/boy/girl Costumes Overtaking the Marketplace + Ilya Salkind Giving Back to Superman/Boy Fans Through EBAY


Just recently on the auction house website EBAY, there have been a number of “authentic” Superman and Superboy costumes up for auction. A family member of mine this past year acquired one of these costume which supposedly was from the later seasons of the Adventures of Superboy series. Since having bought the costume, I have conducted endless amount of research in trying to authenticate this costume. I have started a dialogue with Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer of the Superman I-III & Superboy) and also managed to talk to the man who wore the Superboy suit Gerard Christopher himself. Through my discussions with Ilya and Gerard they both have assured me that there are numbers of suits being sold out there on auction house websites for example EBAY and Profiles-in-History which are not considered authentic and are selling for thousands. Just this past week, Profiles-in-History company’s live EBAY page was auctioning off an “authentic” Christopher Reeve Superman I suit. In the end, no one bided on the suit in light of the recent news of Ilya Salkind taking a stand against the person(s) responsible for the manufacturing of these replica suits. My suggestion to fellow Superman/boy collectors like myself is do your research before purchasing any props, suits, or autograph items to ensure you are getting the real deal.
For more information on authentic Superman/boy/girl costumes visit: http://www.origialprop.com/ they have done countless research on a number of Superman and Superboy suits that have popped up on EBAY. They have gone so far as to analysis the labels and materials used to make each of the costumes.
To purchase rare Superman items for Executive Producer Ilya Salkind’s personal collection visit his EBAY page @ http://myworld.ebay.com/supermansalkind . Ilya includes his own personal Certificates of Authenticity and signs each one of them.

August 2, 2008

Sales of Fake Superman Suits on the Rise

Ilya Salkind, who co-produced "Superman: The Movie", "Superman II", Superman III", "Supergirl", "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut" and the four-season syndicated TV show "The Adventures of Superboy", contacted me this week to alert Superman fans to a growing problem in the Superman collectibles market.

Salkind has recently become aware that Superboy and Superman costumes are being sold at auction houses and auction sites that may either be stolen property from the Warner vaults or completely phony reproductions. Salkind explained that, in certain cases, he's been told the costumes come with certificates of authenticity forged with Salkind's own signature. Salkind is considering his legal rights and how best to halt these unauthorized sales of what are at best stolen property and at worst complete fakes. Salkind believes, based on the numbers of Superman suits and Superboy suits made in total (excluding "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" which was not a Salkind production), up to 90% of the Superman and Superboy costumes being offered for sale may be fakes.

On a related note, Salkind said he has no definitive information on when seasons two through four of "The Adventures of Superboy" will be released on DVD. However, he said he has a "good feeling" that Warners will continue with the "Superboy" DVDs after "Smallville" goes off the air.

Source: Superman Homepage.com
Article Written By: Barry Frieman