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Doomsday Clock as a Love Letter to Superman

Doomsday Clock as a Love Letter to Superman (Spoilers)

Doomsday Clock is an unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, published by DC Comics, and concluding with this week's long-awaited twelfth issue. Initially, the links to Watchmen were obvious, as well as the returning characters and history, we had the nine-panel grid, transitional scenes, mysteries baked in, the world-building with documents, […]

Kevin Hart to Star in Paramount's 'Scrooged' Remake

Kevin Hart to Star in Paramount's "Scrooged" Remake

Kevin Hart will be asking fans "to put a little love in their heart" as he'll be developing and starring in Paramount's remake of Scrooged, the 1988 modernized take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol that starred Bill Murray and directed by Richard Donner. Hart will be producing through his Hartbeat production as a search […]

'SUPERMAN THE MOVIE': Profound Impact Still Felt on 40th Anniversary

[Editor's Note: This piece comes to us from filmmaker Charles de Lauzirika, who was kind enough to share his memories of seeing "Superman The Movie" for the first time in theaters on the anniversary of Richard Donner's film releasing on December 15th, 1978.] "They can be a great people, Kal-El. They wish to be. They only […]

Superman (1978) Is FINALLY Getting a 4K Release

It's a bird, it's a plane, IT'S RICHARD DONNER'S 1978 SUPERMAN finally being released on 4K! We've been waiting FOREVER to see Christopher Reeve's friend from another star in 4K, and it's finally happening this year. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Superman will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR, which expands the color palette and contrast range by […]

Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair

Bleeding Cool's Big Hopping Action Comics #1000 (Admittedly Late) Podcast

Apologies for the lateness of this (even if that just means that many won't read it), but we here at Bleeding Cool did a podcast celebrating Superman's 80th birthday as well as Action Comics #1000 this past week. It took us some time, but it's now ready for your listening pleasure. This time around, my co-host, Jeremy […]

Action Comics #1000 cover by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair

Action Comics #1000 Review: Happy Birthday, Superman

In this celebration of 1000 issues of Action Comics and the 80th birthday of Superman himself, we are given 10 tales of the Man of Steel in Action Comics #1000. The first is a celebration of Superman courtesy of Metropolis. The second is a montage of the eras of Superman through the technological wizardry of Vandal Savage. […]

Lethal Weapon Pilot Adds Jonathan Fernandez And Keesha Sharp

Deadline reports Jonathan Fernandez will join the Lethal Weapon pilot as an LAPD pathologist named Scorsese. The character is described "dry-toned and creative." The pilot, based on the 1989 Richard Donner film stars Damon Wayans Sr. as Roger Murtaugh, a detective ordered to avoid stress following a minor heart attack. He is partnered with ex-Texas […]

Geoff Johns Praises Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins; Compares To Richard Donner

In a Twitter post spotted by Comic Book Movie, DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns praised the work of Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. Amazing watching @PattyJenks at work — reminds me of Donner! Optimism, energy and all passion! XO — Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) February 19, 2016 Johns worked as an assistant to the […]

Fox Orders Lethal Weapon Pilot With Damon Wayans As Murtaugh

Deadline reports that Fox has ordered an hour-long pilot based on the Warner Bros. Lethal Weapon film series. Damon Wayans will play Roger Murtaugh, the part originally played by Danny Glover in all four of the Lethal Weapon films from 1987 to 1998. No one has yet been cast as Martin Riggs, the part originated […]

Zack Snyder Says He Did Not Change Superman; Followed "The True Canon"

Even with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a little over a month away, director Zack Snyder is still responding to criticism of his previous superhero outing, Man of Steel. While appearing on the Hall of Justice podcast (via The Hollywood Reporter), the director countered the fan complaints about the changes made to […]

Tales From The Crypt Returns As Part Of TNT Horror Block

According to The Hollywood Reporter, TNT is getting back into the horror game with a two-hour block of programming anchored by a new version of Tales From the Crypt. The network announced the partnership at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. Full details are not yet available, but M. Night Shymalan will serve as […]

Damien Gets New Trailer And Premiere Date

Taking a look at this new trailer for Damien, we see that this is an extension of the original Richard Donner film from 1976 and some clips from the film are included. The new series follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film, The Omen, who has grown […]

Transporter TV Star To Play Non On Supergirl

Chris Vance, star of The Transporter television series will appear on CBS's Supergirl as Non, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As seen in the Richard Donner directed Superman feature films — if one accounts for the special cut of Superman II on home video — Non, played by Jack O'Halloran, is a mute brute of tremendous strength, even […]

Is Johns And Romita's Superman Meant To Be 'Superman IV: The Quest For Peace' Done Right?

It is the lowest point in the Superman film franchise and one that doomed the film series for years, until Superman Returns doomed it all over again. [youtube][/youtube] Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. A film in which Superman destroys the nuclear weapons of the world, and then has to fight some nuclear-spawned semi-version of […]

Who's Coming To Dinner With Richard Donner And Geoff Johns?

We reported that venture capitalist Timothy Draper had paid $25,000 for Jim Lee to paint his wall, for the We Can Be Heroes Indigogo campaign. With hours to go, the second big ticket item, lunch with Geoff Johns and Richard Donner for $8,500 also was snapped up and the total is over $118,000. We'll fly […]