Tag Archives: Superman

Comic-Con 2011: Wrap UP!

25 Jul

By Open Book

Yes! San Diego Comic-Con 2011 has come and gone so what are fans going to do now? Well there is always next year’s conference to prepare for! However, until then we have provided a quick re-cap of some of the events and news to see what’s coming to theaters in the future. So without further ado let’s get started.

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Crisis of Credibility: The New Wonder Woman

2 May

Please welcome another article from guest writer:

By Comic Relief

Many who have heard of developments for a Wonder Woman TV show must be wondering what the show is about?  Those familiar with the comic’s character, if not the fairly unknown actress Adrianne Palicki, probably assume it stars Themysciran or Paradise Island’s Amazon Princess in her super powered adventures.  For many whom have heard the showed called a remake or reissue of the original Linda Carter T.V. series of the 1970’s may not be wrong. Yet all should know the character embraces many of the contradictions experienced by women in our contemporary world outside of comics.  So yes, expect some social controversy. And understand that this controversy is one of the reasons so many are predicting this NBC show will fail royally with audiences.  Continue reading

Can We Really Call It “Great Acting?”

4 Apr

By Open Book

With all the announcements last week about actresses Amy Adams and Sarah Gadon selected to bring the “on screen chemistry” (ingredients some say missing for the films currently in pre-production) Superman: Man of Steel and Cosmopolis.[1] It makes you wonder how it all works? Of course, this only ignited curiosity regarding the big blockbuster films slated to come out this summer as well. They include: Thor, Green Lantern, Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers 3.[2] All these films will need to rely (to some extent) on great “on screen chemistry” between the opposite sexes. So what makes on screen chemistry believable to audiences?  And, what qualifies as a authentic transformation if the actors are a couple off screen?  Continue reading

International Actors Playing American Superheroes-Part 1

5 Feb

By: Open Book

Warner Brothers finally revealed who will play the iconic Superman character in their next film, British actor Henry Cavill. However, Americans are complaining more and more acting jobs are being outsourced to British, Australian and Canadian actors. Jimmy Kimmel (a late night talk show host) gave a funny monologue in which he highlighted all American Superheroes like Spiderman, Batman and Superman, are now being played by British actors.[1] Yet, casting agents are blaming the Internet!!  In a recent article on Reuters online entitled American Superheroes Missing in Hollywood [2]a casting agent stated; “Thanks to the Net, casting directors can now e-mail sides (script pages) to the most remote of locales, and then record auditions they will show directors and producers. Not only does that level the playing field, it also saves money on far-flung casting calls. We as casting directors want to be thorough, and now we can…………”  Continue reading