Lots of Superman news has hit recently, including the announcement of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. This episode of the podcast address that news, plus the first look at the Superman: Man of Tomorrow animated movie and more.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League announced as an HBO Max release in 2021

  • Announced as part of Man of Steel watch party/director’s commentary
  • Available here, Batman v Superman also available
  • Tighter continuity between Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Justice League?
  • More of Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane as Martha Kent
  • Black suit Superman?
  • February 2017 on Vero – Snyder shared a photo of Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent from 1992

Finishing plans for Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueThe Hollywood Reporter

  • $20-30 million to complete score, cut, adr, and visual effects
  • Could be released as a 4-hour movie or 6-episode miniseries
  • Snyder estimates that only 1/4th of his work is in the theatrical Justice League, although he has never seen it.
  • Other characters – Darkseid, General Swanwick/Martian Manhunter?
  • Deborah Snyder – “This movie was the culmination of a hero’s journey that all these characters went on. And the idea was always to build them up to be the heroes people expected them to be.”

Henry Cavill joined the end of the watch party/helped announced the cut

  • Cavill has been mostly silent of alternate Justice League cuts in the past
  • Cavill’s manager, Dany Garcia, was also tweeting about the watch party appearance and Justice League cut

Superman: Man of Tomorrow animated movie details – Entertainment Weekly

  • Not in-continuity with any previous Superman animated projects
  • “Superman: Man of Tomorrow, which finds Clark Kent working as an intern for the Daily Planet and learning on the job how to save the city of Metropolis.”
  • Animated version of Superman’s origin hasn’t been done since Superman: The Animated Series in 1996
  • Photo of Lex Luthor and Superman
  • Voice cast – Darren Criss as Clark Kent/Superman, Zachary Quinto as Lex Luthor, Alexandra Daddario as Lois Lane
  • Other characters – Lobo, Parasite, Martian Manhunter, Jonathan and Martha Kent, 
  • Written by Tim Sheridan (Justice League Action, Reign of the Supermen), directed by 
  • Summer 2020 release on digital, 4k, and blu-ray

The CW’s Superman & Lois scheduled to debut in January 2021

  • Assuming production is able to start around September
  • Main cast has been announced
  • More info at Superman & Lois: The New Adventures podcast

DC has debuted new Digital First comic book titles, including Superman: Man of Tomorrow

  • Written by Robert Venditti, art by Paul Pelletier
  • 6 issues are out at $.99 a piece
  • Originally made for Walmart Superman Giants
  • Shows Clark Kent the reporter
  • Superman action
  • Clark and Lois’s relationship
  • Classic Superman setup
  • Characterization

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