With current technology toy makers can make some amazing looking action figures, especially in the sculpture and mold department. But even with current high quality action figures sometimes a figure manages to stand out in terms of appearance.
The newest Superman toy based on the first Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve is just simply amazing. The face looks exactly like Reeves and everything about this figure just looks great. Expected release date Q4 2011.
Superman will return to the big screen again with a new actor Henry Cavill putting on the legendary S and cape this time. The first official photo of Cavill in his Superman outfit has been revealed, and it looks ok to me.
Though Superman is one of the more boring superheroes – seriously, Lex Luthor as his arch nemesis? – the new movie promises a nice set up with General Zod returning. So, I expect lots of action in the new movie.
Last weekend was the San Diego Comic Con which traditionally means lots of news regarding comics and animation.
Some of the good news was that 3 DC Universe animated features are in the works for 2012 namely Batman: The Dark Knight Returns based on Frank Miller’s classic work, Superman vs the Elite and the Justice League: Doom.
I’m especially looking forward to the Batman feature, because the Batman animated features have proven to be the best entries in the DC Universe movies. The others sound at least intriguing so I’m also curious for those.
Also, a preview was shown for the new Green Lantern Animated Series. The style seems very similar to the Superman and Justice League animated series, but sadly rendered in CGI. Nevertheless, any DC animated series deserve a fair chance since they have a solid track record.
The latest entry in the DC Universe direct-to-DVD animated movie stars Superman and Batman against super villain Darkseid this time while also introducing Supergirl.
The movie could’ve easily been called Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl because they all play a big role. But perhaps female superheroes don’t sell as well as their male counterparts and that’s why Wonder Woman and Supergirl are left out of the title.