If there is one symbol in all of comic books that may be the most universally-recognized symbol that transcends the comic book medium and is up there with symbols such as the Cross of Christ in terms of cultural significance and impact, it is the Superman symbol. In particular, the “S” is most widely-recognized when seen as the emblem of Superman’s suit.
What is widely seen as the definitive iteration of the Superman costume is the one Christopher Reeve wore in Richard Donner’s 1978 classic, Superman: The Movie. The image of Reeve wearing the blue, red and yellow spandex in his truly heroic pose is one of the most iconic images not just in cinema, but in all of popular culture.
The iconic Superman: The Movie costume was showcased in a recent episodes of The History Channel’s series, Pawn Stars. The segment involves Rick “The Spotter” Harrison and Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison surveying the original costume Reeve wore in the classic film as well as the crystal that was used to create the Fortress of Solitude.
You can see the Pawn Stars segment down below.
This original costume and crystal were both originally valued together at $300,000. It just goes to show people how iconic Superman, Donner’s original film and Reeve’s performance truly is.
Superman is currently portrayed by actor Henry Cavill in the DC Extended Universe. Cavill reprises his role as the Man of Steel in the upcoming film, Justice League. Here is the synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.
Source: Pawn Stars
5 Reasons Warner Bros. Needs To Fast-Track The ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel
Superman is a pop culture icon. The character was introduced to the masses in 1938. Eventually after radio shows, serials and animated adaptations, Superman became a movie icon following the release 1978’s Superman: The Movie. The seminal superhero film, directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve, was followed by three sequels and one spin-off. In 2006, Bryan Singer brought Superman back to the silver screen with Superman Returns. The movie was divisive so it was back to the drawing board for Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Eventually, Zack Snyder was brought on board for the next iteration of Superman: Man of Steel.
Man of Steel was released in 2013 to decent reviews. The movie was a financial hit, but instead of doing a direct sequel, Warner Bros. went with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. That movie has come and gone and Justice League is on the horizon. Last year, it was also announced that a sequel to Man of Steel was coming along. There has been no word on that movie other than a few rumors here and there. This may be due to the situation that Superman was left in at the end of Batman v Superman, which will be resolved in Justice League.
There are many reasons why Man of Steel deserves a sequel. Here are a few reasons Warner Bros. needs to fast-track the project. Click Next to get started!