Thursday, May 23, 2024

Shocker! Superman Isn’t “Dead” After All, He’s in the Justice League Movie


Someone tell Perry White! This is a headline for the Daily Planet! Superman is alive!

Well, well. At the end of “Batman v Superman,” about to make $300 million so this cannot be a spoiler, Superman is in a coffin. Dirt has been spread on the casket. But then, the dirt moves. Is Superman really dead?

Of course not. Henry Cavill has a long contract to play him. DC Comics and Warner Bros. live on Superman’s 80 year longevity. Neither Kryptonite nor Brandon Routh could kill him!

Yesterday at CinemaCon, a photo was released of the new Justice League movie. Looks like it will start with that coffin busting open! And off we go on a new adventure. What a relief!

There’s been a lot of quibbling among the fanboys about “Batman v Superman.” But even I — sick to death of comic book movies– would like to see the “Justice League.” I can’t believe it took so long.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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