This episode of the podcast takes a look back at all of the major happenings for Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane in the year of 2022.


Death of the Justice League/Dark Crisis

11- Superman & Lois Season 2 debuts


8 – Warner Bros./Discovery merger completed

  • AT&T/Time Merger occurred in July of 2018
  • AT&T “era”
  • David Zaslav – CEO and President of WBD
  • Toby Emmerich steps down as Warner Bros. Picture group Chairmen
  • Walter Hamada eventually out as DC Films President
  • Getting DC on track a major priority – Superman consistently mentioned


19 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League made available for digital purchase for the first time in U.S.

20 – Henry Cavill did not appear at SDCC- Deadline

26 – Superman: Space Age #1 (of 3) releases

29 – DC League of Super-Pets released in theaters

  • John Krasinski as Clark Kent/Superman, Olivia Wilde as Lois Lane


2 – Batgirl canceled, WBD wants DC movies to be theatrical events – The Hollywood Reporter

  • WBD Investor meeting listed Superman as a key franchise

6 – Kevin Smith announces Strange Adventures had been canceled

  • Smith was writing an episode with Eric Carrasco focused on Bizarro and Jimmy Olsen, hoping to get Nicolas Cage as Bizarro


11 – Lex Luthor (Titus Welliver) is going to appear on Titans Season 4 – TV Line


3 – Nexstar’s majority purchase of The CW officially announced

17- DC Movie update – The Hollywood Reporter

  • Man of Steel 2 is searching for writers, with Charles Roven returning to produce
  • DC movies future is up in the air as the search continues

18- Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons animated movie releases

21 – Black Adam releases, Henry Cavill cameos as Superman in a credits scene

24 – Henry Cavill announces his return as Superman on Instagram

25 – James Gunn and Peter Safran will be the new heads of DC Film, TV, and animation effective November 1 – The Hollywood Reporter

  • DC Studios officially announced


23 – Clark Kent/Superman dual identity is returning in comics –


14 – Superman 5-film 4k collection listed as part of WB’s 100th anniversary celebration – Deadline

14 – Henry Cavill is no longer Superman – Instagram

14 – James Gunn is writing a Superman movie – The Hollywood Reporter

2023 anniversaries

  • 85 years Action Comics #1
  • First Kirk Alyn Superman serial turns 75
  • 45 years Superman: The Movie, 40 years Superman III
  • 10 years Man of Steel
  • 35 years since Superboy and Ruby-Spears Superman animated series
  • 30 years Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

What to look forward to in 2023

  • Return to status quo in comics? Plus Superman: Space Age, Superman: Lost, more Superman ‘78
  • My Adventures with Superman animated series on Cartoon Network and HBO Max
  • Superman & Lois Season 3 debuts March 14
  • Christopher Reeve Superman movies in 4k
  • End of DCEU? Return of Michael Shannon as Zod and Antje Trau as Faora
  • James Gunn’s Superman movie developments, general DC movie news

Most Memorable

  • General merger chaos, end of year Superman movement
  • Is Superman in a better spot?
  • Superman in 2021

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