Tag: Christopher Reeve
Tyler Hoechlin recently made his debut appearance on the CW’s Supergirl as Superman. His two appearances have gone over so well that there is already talk of a possible Superman TV series with Hoechlin in the title role. This reaction is drastically different than the polarizing response Henry Cavill got for portraying the hero from Krypton in the DCEU theatrical films. Hoechlin deserves praise for bringing back the Superman that most fans really want. Here are five reasons why Tyler Hoechlin makes a better Superman than Henry Cavill.
With the anticipation building for next month’s release of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we thought it would be fun to speculate what it would have been like if a version of this film had been made 30 years earlier. How would this project have looked if it was made with Christopher Reeve, Adam West and Lynda Carter?
Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy was highly successful and influenced the future of DC characters on film, both on the big screen and on TV. It ushered in the grim-and-gritty style which is the template for the current DC product. But is the time for this style of film over? Matthew Vaughn thinks so.
Despite the intense criticisms of his dark, dour Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder plans to stick to his guns and keep the same gloomy overtones in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, by having the film take place in a world that is very “anti-Superman”.
Christopher Reeve became a star 35 years ago by playing the title role in Superman: The Movie. He died in 2004. A decade later, we look back at the man who helped launch the superhero genre, the impact he had on the comic book community and how his influence is continually felt even today.
If Bryan Singer’s 2006 attempt to jump-start the Superman franchise had succeeded, he had big plans for a sequel which would have included popular comic book villain Darkseid.
With Zack Snyder heading up Superman: The Man of Steel, expectations are high that the man behind 300 and Watchmen can bring a Dark Knight-level of success to Big Blue. As Superman Returns proved, however, achieving greatness isn't easy. Like so many superhero films of late, what seemed like a great idea for a Superman story didn't quite materialize on the big screen.
Man of Steel is set to begin filming this year, so I've thought hard about how the director can really make this film work. I've now compiled five different ways Zach Snyder can make us all happy to see the Last Son of Krypton on the big screen again.