You know that legal tussle between Warner Bros. and the estates of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster over the copyright to Supes? It's getting uglier, and Warner Bros. just clinched a key victory in the fight.
There has not been a lot of info published yet about Man of Steel, the Superman reboot being directed by Zack Snyder, but some hints of the direction that the movie is going to take came to light today.
The Man of Steel leaks just keep coming. Last month we showed you a document from the shoot that reveals some potentially big changes to Superman's origin story, and now thanks to a prop auction and a little simple deduction we know even more about one of the film's major characters.
300 director Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel, isn't flying into theatres until next year (2013), but there's still no day like today to promote one of the most anticipated comic book adaptations coming our way! So Warner Bros. has decided to release the film's official logo and we gotta say, it kinda oozes with pure awesomeness.
As a legend and protector of the Earth, Superman belongs to all of us. As a property, however, he belongs to DC thanks to a measly $130. The controversial check that bought the rights to the Man of Steel is now up for sale, but it'll probably cost you a lot more than face value.
The legal battle between Warner Bros. and the estates of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster over the copyright to the Man of Steel has been raging for more than a decade, and the bad blood behind it has been boiling for much, much longer. It often looks like there's no end in sight for this clash, but now Warner Bros. is taking steps to win the fight, once and for all.
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No one can dispute the awesome superhero-creating powers of Stan "The Man" Lee, but that doesn't stop him from questioning the super-creations of other pioneering comics writers. While he's quite proud of the "scientific" rationale behind his own heroes, he says he still finds the reasoning behind Superman's flight just plain "frustrating."
Right now, we can pretty much count the things we know about Superman reboot Man of Steel's plot on one hand. We know who the villain is, we know it's an origin story, and we know at least some of it will take place on Krypton. Now a leaked call sheet from the film's Vancouver set is shedding new light on that last bit, including Superman's birth.
Part of being a comic book fan is engaging in long, winding, nerdalicious debates that go something like this: "Who would win in a fight, Wolverine or Lobo? What about The Thing vs. Hellboy?" And the grandfather of that fictional fight card is Hulk vs. Superman. Rage vs. will. Now one animator has set out to answer that question with style.