That New Superman Image Isn’t From ‘Justice League’

imageLast night a few sites ran the image of Henry Cavill as Superman with the classic curl. They all claimed it was from Justice League. We ran it too, but immediately took it down when we found out that it was actually from BVS.

I woke up and saw a lot of sites publishing it as fact. I felt the need to write this. This is a major disservice to all fans, by posting an image without doing proper journalistic work, you’ve mislead them. The image came from Instagram user travelbyhart who used two hashtags. One being Batman v Superman and the other Justice League. Then I decided to dig a little bit and discovered that her husband played a Superman soldier in BvS, and ultimately that’s exactly where this image came from.

So, the next time you see a “Set Photo” from an Instagram user do two things. Think about it and look into to it. Why would WB let a huge spoiler like that leak? Sure we know that he’s coming back. But, would WB actually release an image of this or even let someone else post one? If you would have just scrolled down a little bit more maybe you could have found out that it was from BVS. Here’s an image of the users husband working as a Superman soldier from Batman v Superman.

Everyone that claims this is the first time he rocked the icon curl, and you’d be correct. This is the first time and it was in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We’ve seen the curl in February on a poster and then in theaters during the big fight scene between Batman and Superman.

The next time that an image like this comes out, I hope that you all do your due diligence and not mislead your fans for the sake of clicks. No, that image is not from Justice League and you should update your fans immediately.

You’ll get your first real look at Superman in Justice League on November 17th, 2017, so let’s hope they don’t spoil his resurrection in a trailer.


Nathaniel Brail

Nathaniel Brail

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  • Matt

    “The next time that an image like this comes out, I hope that you all do your due diligence and not mislead your fans for the sake of clicks.”

    But, regardless of whether HH took it down, you guys did the same thing. What’s the chain of command on this site? Anybody on staff can just submit an article?

    • Shawn Micheal Madden

      We tend to trust our writers with these things but as soon as we noticed it, it was taken down. As in that it was only up for a few minutes.

      • SAMURAI36

        You’re gonna be putting out ALOT of these types of fires on here. And just so you notice, I’m not the only person that’s noticing these issues, as you can tell in this comment section, and others.

        And you might wanna tell your writers to check their biting, admonishing tone, when they are the guilty parties themselves.

      • SAMURAI36

        Also, you may wanna rethink “trusting your writers”, when the majority of them are getting frequent complaints. Just sayin’.

        • Nate Brail

          Do you have a job? Or maybe a life? If you don’t like our writers or the site this much, stop coming here. People like you are cowards. Hiding behind false names and images. You write a negative comment every single day. You write more negative comments than we do negative articles. We hear your complaints. We get it. Nothing has changed since Umberto went to The Wrap, so that’s a pile of crap. I manage the entire site and I’ve been managing it since October of last year. We don’t have the privilege of having an editor to check our articles before they come out. Our writers do that themselves to the best of their ability. so, yes, we trust our writers. If you don’t like the quality of the site, don’t come back.

          • A Realist

            So, now you’re discouraging readers from coming here, and insulting them. That’s nice.

            The point Samurai is trying to make is that you risk losing your reputation and trust that Umberto has built up when you run stories without verification. And to compound the matter, you laughably admonish other sites for doing the exact same thing you did, as if you didn’t just do it. That’s not how you maintain readers. You don’t want to become a joke, don’t be a joke. And right now, you are being a joke. Stop being an assh*le.

            Oh, and my name is Rick, so you can’t throw that one in my face.

          • Nate Brail

            Sorry, Rick. Amidst the snarkieness of my comment, you missed the point. I see your comments. I read them. I understand your complaints and I am working on them. It’ll take time, but things will be running smoothly soon. As for insulting him? I called him a coward. He comes here everyday and writes something negative.

          • Joey Wabi-Sabi

            But Nate – You’re still missing the point though. You wrote an entire article BASHING journalists who posted the photo without taking the proper steps to verify it, even though Heroic Hollywood did the SAME exact thing. You even admit in the article that HH did the same thing. The fact that HH did the same thing, takes away your right to criticize other sites for making the same mistake. You are essentially throwing your fellow co-worker under the bus by preaching journalistic integrity. As a writer for this site, you represent Heroic Hollywood as a whole. But the entire tone of this article looks like you are only representing Nate Brail. You desperately wanted your readers to know that Nate Brail wasn’t fooled, and Nate Brail knew the truth, and Nate Brail knows how to properly fact check. And that is NOT good journalism when you are representing a site of many writers. When Heroic Hollywood makes a mistake, you ALL have to swallow that pill and just apologize. You can’t try to stand apart and say YOU were the only one who knew better than your colleagues. It’s very unprofessional.

          • A Realist


          • SAMURAI36

            I tried to post more here, but it looks like they blocked me from doing so.

          • Prise Fiter

            You’re all that and a bag of chips, son!

  • Chris W

    HH cautioning journalistic integrity… That’s rich.

  • Tommy Dennis

    It’s just not that big of a deal. People make mistakes.