Russell Crowe may join Christopher Nolan's Man of Steel as Jor-El
Don Kaye

Russell Crowe is in talks to play the role of Jor-El, Superman's Kryptonian father, in director Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel.

5 things we like (and 5 we don't) about that DC Comics reboot
Dany Roth

As we reported earlier, DC is in the midst of prepping a massive renumbering of 52 titles beginning at the end of August.  With more news about what's to come being released every day, we thought now would be a good time to take stock of what we've heard and share what it is we like ... and what is is we don't.

Insanely realistic statue of Christopher Reeve as Superman
Carol Pinchefsky

Remember that insanely realistic bust of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin from two weeks ago, the one that had us in awe and creeped us out at the same time? Well, we've found another photorealistic sculpture. And this one is really super.

Bizarre legal battle could result in TWO competing Superman pics
Don Kaye

By the time Man of Steel comes out in 2012, it will be six years since the last Superman movie. But thanks to a bizarre legal battle, there could be TWO Superman projects up and running by 2013.

10 wacky sci-fi-themed public service health announcements
Evan Hoovler

If you're having trouble sticking to healthy habits, maybe a little advice from some of sci-fi's greatest characters will give you all the encouragement you need. From Spider-Man reminding you to eat fresh fruit instead of candy to R2-D2 and C-3PO warning of the dangers of cigarettes, these sci-fi-themed public service announcements will give you all the help you need to do the right—and nutritious—thing.

Can Pirates 4 overcome the 4th movie curse of these 10 franchises?
Evan Hoovler

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is crashing into theaters, and already has its work cut out for it: the last three films in the franchise were profitable, although the third got mixed reviews compared to the first two. But if history is any indication, On Stranger Tides has more to overcome: the fourth film in a sci-fi series has a long tradition of bombing, sometimes so hard that it blows up the entire franchise.

So it looks like Superman loves the American Way after all
Dany Roth

Hey, you remember way, way back (like two weeks ago) in Action Comics #900 when Superman was all "I'm renouncing my American citizenship, nerds"? And remember how people freaked out about liberal agendas and socialism and how the terrorists were going to win?