Superman

Biography

Superman is one of the world's most famous fictional characters. He first made an appearance back in 1938 in DC comics after being previously rejected by a number of publishers. The character was originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster.

Superman is the sole survivor of his planet Krypton, his parents launched him towards earth in a gestation pod after they realized that their own planet was about to die. His pod reached earth where it was found by the Kent family who raised him in the town of Smallville, Kansas as a human child and gave him the name Clark.

As Clark grew he began to notice that he had Super powers and he also discovered the truth about his origins from his parents. As Clark grew into a man his Super powers became very strong and he began using them to selflessly help people in danger. As a young man he took a job at the Daily Planet newspaper in Metropolis where he met the love of his life, fellow reporter Lois Lane.

A famous fraise coined to explain Superman's powers goes; ", Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound"

The rest of the Superman story is well documented in almost every type of media and his character has most certainly stood the test of time. Many books and films have featured this flying embodiment of American morals and as he approaches his 100th birthday there is no sign of the legend weakening or loosing its relevance.

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Comic-Con Treated to First Look at Affleck's Batsuit

25th July 2014 -

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Jason Momoa In Talks For 'Superman Vs Batman' - Are We Looking At A Justice League Movie?

10th December 2013 -

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For Ben Affleck, The Road To Batman Was Long and Winding

23rd August 2013 -

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Ben Affleck has been handed the keys to the Batmobile, picking up the torch from the excellent Christain Bale to portray Gotham’s troubled hero. At 41-years of age, the road to one of Hollywood’s most...

Ben Affleck Is Batman! Actor To Star As Caped Crusader In Superman Sequel

23rd August 2013 -

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Ben Affleck has been chosen as the next actor to portray the immortal role of Batman in the upcoming sequel to this year's Superman epic Man of Steel. In a move that frankly no-one saw...

'Superman: Man Of Steel' Sequel: Who Will Play Batman?

5th August 2013 -

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The question on every DC fans lips since director Zack Snyder announced plans for the next Superman film, which will feature Batman, is who will play the caped crusader? Christian Bale, who starred in the...

Batman and Superman To Clash In... Toronto, Why? Ask The Taxman

30th July 2013 -

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Henry Cavill: "It's 'Essential' Lois Lane Knows Clark Kent as Superman"

29th July 2013 -

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Henry Cavill has given the first hint at the possible plot direction for the Batman vs Superman movie, telling io9.com that Lois Lane must discover Clark Kent's secret for the franchise to remain realistic."...if we're...

Batman Graphic Novel Writer Grant Morrisons Talks Wonder Woman And 'Superman: Man Of Steel'

29th July 2013 -

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As The Batman & Superman Crossover Is Announced, Here's Some Other Superhero Cross-Overs Hollywood Should Consider Next

22nd July 2013 -

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At the San Diego Comic Con International this weekend, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder made the entire conventional - and pretty much everyone else in the world who was't able to show up to...

Zack Snyder Confirms That A Superman & Batman Movie Will Be Happening

22nd July 2013 -

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One of the biggest rumours to be circulating around this years San Diego Comic-Con International was the potential big screen team up with two of the most famous superheroes of all; Batman and Superman. These...

Superman And Batman Set To Team Up In 2015 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

22nd July 2013 -

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Warner Bros. announced, during their Comic-Con panel appearance, that Henry Cavill would be reprising his role as Superman. However Batman will also be dropping in to lend a helping hand. It will be the first...

US Weekend Box Office Results: 'Grown Ups 2' Defies Critics By Placing Ahead Of 'Pacific Rim'

15th July 2013 -

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Grown Ups 2 has placed ahead of Pacific Rim in the US Weekend Box Office. Adam Sandler's comedy received highly critical reviews, in contrast with the mixed response Pacific Rim received.Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del...

Is Henry Cavill Dating Kaley Cuoco? What Happened To Gina Carano?

1st July 2013 -

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Henry Cavill has been dating Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco, according to US Weekly. Apparently, the Superman: Man of Steel star split up from Gina Carano in May of this year. However other reports...

'Monsters University' Fends Off 'The Heat': Still No.1 In US Box Office

30th June 2013 -

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Monsters University spent its second week at No.1 in the US Weekend Box Office grossing $46.2 million. The sequel of Monsters Inc. follows the early, not so jovial, relationship of Sulley and Mike as they...

Henry Cavill: The Justice League Movie "Needs Building Up"

26th June 2013 -

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The Justice League (DC's version of Marvel's Avengers) movie will not, speculating from what Henry Cavill said in a recent interview, be in cinemas in the near future. Should such a film be made...

Man Finds Superman Comic Worth $100K+ Whilst Renovating Abandoned House

24th May 2013 -

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A man stumbled across a geek goldmine while renovating an abandoned house on the outskirts of Minneapolis this week, with Minnesotan David Gonzales finding the Holy Grail of comic books among the rumble: the Action...

Man of Steel Trailer Hits - Will Superman Be The New Dark Knight? [Trailer & Pictures]

18th April 2013 -

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Henry Cavill as Superman in Man Of SteelThis summer will see a new Superman movie, Man of Steel, attempt to supersede the Batman Dark Knight trilogy as king of the comic book movie. No mean...

Superman Comic Delayed Due to Anti-Gay Controversy

6th March 2013 -

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Increased pressure on the anti-gay campaigner Chris Sprouse, who is public critic of gay marriage, has lead him to step down from the Superman project, delaying the comic-book.DC were heavily criticized for hiring Sprouse in...

Warner Bros Retain Commercial Control Over Superman

11th January 2013 -

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What’s the biggest Superman news of 2013? The new film called Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill as the red-caped-hero, due for release on June 14? WRONG, it’s the court case won today by Warner...

10 Of The Best Big Budget Film Trailers For 2013

26th November 2012 -

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Next year looks set to be a seminal year for movies. Forget sequels and the so-called impending apocalypse; 2013 is all about beginnings as we discover the dubious past of 'The Wizard of Oz' in...

Man Of Steel To Be Shown in 3D Next Year

9th November 2012 -

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Just in case two different ways of experiencing the sure-to-be lavish special effects of Man Of Steel wasn’t enough for your eyes, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced yesterday (November 7) that they are to...

'Superman' Rights Claim Denied By Judge; Warner Still In Control Of Character

18th October 2012 -

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Warner were breathing a sigh of relief in court yesterday (October 17, 2012) after an attempt by the heirs of 'Superman' co-creator Joseph Shuster to reclaim 50% on the character was rejected by judges. 'Superman'...

Ed Sheeran Has Long Term Life Plan

18th February 2012 -

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Ed Sheeran wants to get married and have children.The 'A Team' singer is grateful for his success but says it has left him with no social life, and so he already has a long term...

Former Lois Lane Margot Kidder Praises Adams Casting

1st April 2011 -

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Margot Kidder has welcomed the casting of her latest Lois Lane successor in the new Superman movie, insisting newly-hired Amy Adams is a "better actress than I am".The Enchanted star will play the intrepid reporter...

Diane Lane Lands Superman Role

3rd March 2011 -

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Diane Lane is set to play Martha Kent in 'Superman: Man of Steel'. Studio Warner Bros. have confirmed the 46-year-old actress will play the adoptive mother of the caped crusader - played by British actor...

Smith Enjoyed Making Superman Kiss Another Guy

3rd November 2008 -

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Moviemaker KEVIN SMITH took great pleasure overseeing BRANDON ROUTH's gay kissing scene in ZACK + MIRI MAKE A PORNO - because the actor would have been his SUPERMAN. Smith was a writer on the movie...

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