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SXSW 2018: How Syfy’s Superman-Less ‘Krypton’ Will Still Embody The Man Of Steel
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Syfy's Krypton

Creators of the upcoming Syfy series Krypton were on hand at DC’s pop-up SXSW store this weekend to share what fans can expect from a Superman TV show, which doesn’t actually include Superman himself.

For those living under a rock, Krypton is a prequel series set about 200 years before the explosion of the planet Krypton, which comic geeks will know is the event that led to baby Kal-El to be sent off in a rocket headed for Earth. As such, the show will focus on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, father Jor-El, and a smattering of characters from the greater DC universe. And since the planet Krypton orbits a red sun, Kryptonians won’t exactly have the sort of powers we’re used to seeing in Metropolis, so to speak. Still, Krypton’s show creators explained that this makes for fertile ground when it comes to storytelling.

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SXSW 2018: Journalism Is A Central Theme In Brian Bendis’ Upcoming Superman Run
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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Superman Logo

While past reboots of Superman have put a greater focus on the Man of Steel’s life as reporter Clark Kent, newly hired DC Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis’ take on the character will be closely tied to the ideals of good journalism, the scribe explained during a panel at this year’s SXSW.

“I actually spent the day shadowing an Oregonian [journalist], just to show you how important the daily planet is to the stories we’ll be telling,” Bendis told Geeks Of Doom in response to a question about how the current climate of “fake news” and misinformation currently plaguing society might impact the storytelling. “On top of that, Journalism [is] under siege in my lifetime like it’s never been before.”

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SXSW 2018: DC Creators Talk The Future Of Superman Ahead Of Action Comics #1000
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Tom Cheredar   |  
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Superman Donut wall

One huge benefit of reuniting Superman with his iconic red trunks is the amount of attention it creates, which is very useful for DC Comics as it embarks on a brand new era for the Man of Steel. Case in point, the promotion pairs red underwear featuring #thetrunksareback hashtag on the back as well as a wall of Voodoo Doughnuts in the shape of Superman’s shield at this year’s SXSW (see photos above and below).

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Superman Lives! ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel Reportedly In Development At Warner Bros.
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Man of Steel

Three years after it launched DC Comics’ cinematic universe with a $668 million global box office gross, the Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot Man of Steel is finally getting a standalone sequel, as an unnamed source familiar with the developing film at Warner Bros. told Umberto Gonzalez at The Wrap.

Plans for a sequel were changed not long after Man of Steel was released in the summer of 2013 when Snyder announced at that year’s San Diego Comic-Con that the follow-up would pit Superman against Batman. The end result, released this past March, was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which also featured the first appearance of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg.

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Dark Horse Comic Releases For August 3, 2016
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Dark Horse Comics releases

Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dark Horse Comics comic book titles releasing on August 3, 2016. My picks this week are the Tarzan graphic novel and Baltimore, both are must haves in my book! Check it all out and see what’s right for you!

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Check Out Tyler Hoechlin As Superman In ‘Supergirl’
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Time for a family picture! The CW has released a first image of Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and her cousin Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) in their full red and blues. Clark Kent had been mentioned on the show in Season 1, by… pretty much everybody. Plus, BFF James Olsen (Mechad Brooks) left one Kryptonian for a prettier one. And Kara has been chatting with him online. He made a brief shadow of an appearance in the “Myriad” episode… saving Kara from Reactron then whooshing away.

Check out The CW’s tweet with pic here below.

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SDCC 2016: Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Comic-Con Trailer
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Justice League team first look

Warner Bros. revealed a special trailer for the Zack Snyder-directed superhero team-up film Justice League today in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.

Watch the special Comic-Con trailer here below, and check out the first photo of the superhero team above.

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Honest Trailer Presents ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’
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Honest Trailer Batman v Superman

We’ve all been waiting for this one! To prep for the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in theaters months ago the gang at Screen Junkies did Honest Trailers for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and Superman directed by Richard Donner in 1978. Now the waiting is finally over as today, to celebrate the release of the Batman v Superman extended cut on Blu-ray, we finally get the BvS Honest Trailer. I wonder if fan response will be as divided as it was for the actual movie… nah, that’s literally impossible.

Check out the Honest Trailer below.

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Steven Spielberg Says ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Is The Superhero Film That Impressed Him The Most
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Superhero films can be a dime a dozen, especially since a lot of them come out every other if not every month of the year. So it would be hard for one to make an everlasting impression on anyone, let alone someone like Steven Spielberg.

Now, the legendary filmmaker, who is at the Cannes Film Festival to help promote is upcoming film, The BFG – check out the new trailer here – is talking about which superhero films are his favorite. And don’t worry, he is not a part of the conspiracy, as his list is a pretty nice mix from Marvel and DC. Check out which of the superhero films are his favorite below.

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SyFy’s Superman Prequel “Krypton” Pilot Set For Production
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Man of Steel Header Image krypton

Krypton is coming to television! The SyFy Channel announced today that production is a go for the prequel pilot about Superman’s home planet. Set two generations before the planet was destroyed sending a young Kal-El to Earth, this will be the story of his grandfather, who fought to save his family’s honor and Krypton, itself.

Check out the press release below.

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