Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Superman Motion Picture Anthology coming to Blu-Ray in June!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Official Announcement: Dc Universe Green Lantern: Emerald Knights DVD / Blu-Ray


Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

Coming June 7, 2011 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Primetime TV Stars Nathan Fillion, Elisabeth Moss Headline Voice Cast;
Available as Blu-rayTM Combo Pack & DVD

BURBANK, CA, (March 30, 2011) – The origins of the ultimate intergalactic police force are revealed across six interlocking tales of the legendary Green Lantern Corps in the all-new Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Building up to the release of the highly anticipated live action film, Green Lantern, in theatres June 17, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights arrives on Blu-Ray™, DVD, On Demand and for Download June 7, 2011 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.

The full-length animated Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights weaves six legendary stories of the Green Lantern Corps’ rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan mentors new recruit Arisia in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hal’s comrades – including Abin Sur, Kilowog, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona.

Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) lead a diverse array of performers as the voices behind the Green Lantern Corps.

Fillion provides the voice of the animated film’s central character, Hal Jordan, the human Green Lantern assigned to Sector 2814 (which includes Earth). Fillion has starred in several primetime television series including his current hit Castle as well as Desperate Housewives, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also developed a popular cult following as a pair of Joss Whedon’s heroic captains: Capt. Mal Reynolds in the space-western series Firefly and follow-up film, Serenity; and Captain Hammer in Whedon’s internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Fillion returns to the DC Universe after his successful turn as Steve Trevor in the animated film Wonder Woman, and has performed voice work on the animated series Justice League, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., and several Halo video games.

Moss gives voice to Arisia, a young recruit forced into her first mission on just her third day as a Green Lantern. Prior to starring as the ever-evolving Peggy Olson in AMC’s ground-breaking series Mad Men, Moss was featured on The West Wing, Invasion and Picket Fences. Moss has been active in voiceovers for animation with previous roles in Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, Freakazoid! and It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown!.

The voice cast for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights also features actor/spoken word artist Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy, The Henry Rollins Show) as Kilowog, Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films) as Sinestro, legendary professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (They Live) as Bolphunga, Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) as Abin Sur, Kelly Hu (The Vampire Diaries) as Laira and Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Deegan. Radio Hall of Fame commentator/talk show host Michael Jackson voices the esteemed Guardian, Ganthet.

Bruce Timm is executive producer of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Directors are Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva and Christopher Berkeley. The six interlocking tales are penned by comic book luminaries Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddie Berganza, Alan Burnett, Todd Casey and Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim.

“Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is filled with wonderful backstory and exposition on the Green Lantern Corps going far beyond Hal Jordan, making this film a perfect complement to the live-action major motion picture, Green Lantern,” said Hersin Magante, WHV Marketing Director, Family & Animation.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack has over 2 1/2 hours of exciting content, including:

· Feature film (est. 75 min)
· Sneak Peak at Batman: Year One, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
· Behind-the-Scenes look at All-Star Superman
· Featurette: “Only the Bravest: Tales of The Green Lantern Corps” – Bravery is the unique, identifying characteristic of each Green Lantern. Yet what does it mean to be brave?  How has the world of Green Lantern and the Corps made bravery into something we can all relate to?  This story reveals and defines the bond that holds together the Green Lanterns’ affection for the ring, and the ring’s unwavering loyalty in return.  
· Featurette: “Why Green Lantern Matters: The Talent of Geoff Johns” – Geoff Johns is a force to be reckoned with. He’s not only the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, he’s a New York Times bestselling writer with a fresh and vibrant storytelling perspective. Johns discusses his contemporary take on the Green Lantern character and why that character resonates in our culture.
· Pod: From Comic Book to Screen: Abin Sur – Take a peek into Geoff John’s “Green Lantern Secret Origin” book which, for the first time, showed fans what really happened to Abin Sur before he crashed landed on Earth, and passed his ring to Hal Jordan.
· Pod: Beautiful … But Deadly – From Comic Book to Screen: Laira Omoto – Green Lantern: Emerald Knights again creatively weaved a riveting comic book short story into the
intricate plot of the film while introducing the honorable Green Lantern, Laira Omoto.  Known as one of the Green Lantern Corps’ fiercest warriors, this mini-featurette takes a deeper look into the history and origin of this humanoid marital artist and her
family feud with the Golden Dragon!
· Audio Commentary: Dan DiDio and Geoff Johns
· “Green Lantern” Digital Comic Book
· Two bonus episodes from animated television series handpicked by Bruce Timm.
· Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
· Digital copy on disc of the feature film

Street Date: June 7, 2011
Order Due Date: May 3, 2011
Languages: English and Spanish

Audio: Dolby Surround Stereo
Color / Closed Captioned
MPAA Rating: PG

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
Blu-ray Combo Pack - $24.98 SRP
Price: SD 1 Disc - $19.98 SRP

BD Combo Pack UPC: 883929136902
1-Disc UPC: 883929137411

About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere is a Warner Bros. Entertainment production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length-DVD and short-form digital content for this growing space. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-consumer business, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s10)

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. In 2010, WBA unveiled three new CG cartoon shorts that feature iconic Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The films have been released theatrically, attached to Warner Bros. Pictures releases. For television, WBA currently produces Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, MAD and Young Justice for Cartoon Network, and will soon launch The Looney Tunes Show, ThunderCats, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and more. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

NBC Wonder Woman Costume Gets an Upgrade!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Justice League Movie Back On and Batman 4....

Its already been widely known that Nolan will do a trilogy of bat-films and then leave the director's chair to someone else to re-launch it all...but that infernal JL movie is still in?!  C'mon WB. Avengers is going to be an epic fail (Iron Man and Hulk are great, but c'mon no one in the mainstream cares about Captain America and Thor).   NO JL MOVIE!

From Superherohype....

Is the Justice League Movie Back On?

Mar 29th, 2011
And what will happen to Batman after The Dark Knight Rises? 
The Los Angeles Times talked to Warner Bros. Pictures president Jeff Robinov about the future of superhero movies at the studio. We all know that Green Lantern hits this summer, followed by The Dark Knight Rises next summer and Superman in late 2012, but what will happen then? Here's several excerpts from the newspaper:

But Robinov said a new Justice League script is in the works. Also being written for Warner are scripts featuring the Flash and Wonder Woman, who could be spun off into their own movies after Justice League. Though Wonder Woman is also in the works as a television pilot for NBC produced by Warner, Robinov dismissed that as a sticking point. “Wonder Woman could be a film as well, the same way that ‘Superman Returns’ came out while ‘Smallville’ was on,” he said, referring to the 2006 film that put Brandon Routh in the cape and the television show starring Tom Welling that is now in its 10th and final season.

Robinov knows that the most bankable part of his superhero empire has been Nolan and his Gotham City films –  the studio has yet to deliver a 21st century superhero blockbuster hit without Nolan in the director’s seat. Batman will continue to be a centerpiece property beyond next year’s “The Dark Knight Rises” and Nolan’s departure from the franchise. “We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”

We've asked Warner Bros. for clarification as there are no actual quotes from Robinov about the Justice League movie in the article above or in this larger profile piece, but one would assume he really did mention it.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - "The Battle of the Superheroes!" Aired Friday (pics and video

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - "The Battle of the Superheroes!" Airs Tonight (pics and video)

Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.
On Cartoon Network

The Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader do battle after Superman is infected with red kryptonite.  Batman must find a way to turn Superman back to his old self because he is going to need all the help he can get when Lex Luthor unleashes his latest scheme on Metropolis. 

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Meet Your New Lois Lane: Amy Adams! Superman 2012 Movie Casting New

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Thats right, the Zack Snyder Superman film comes out in 2012 and Amy Adams will be the new Lois.  Great choice in our opinion!  

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lois Lane Needs Her Own Comic Book Series, As Superwoman

...At least the guys at Geekscape think so!  Check out their arguement, its a good read.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products aligns with Hopi Hari

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Editors Note - see the part in bold below for the Dc Comics/Batman part of the press release!

 Partnership Will Create Themed Environments Featuring The Looney Tunes, DC Universe Characters And Penelope Pitstop

Burbank, CA and Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 22, 2011 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Hopi Hari, the leading Latin American theme park company, announced today an unprecedented licensing agreement to grant Hopi Hari the rights to bring some of the world’s biggest franchises to the famed Latin American entertainment destination.  This long-term partnership will mark WBCP’s entrance into the amusement park market in Brazil and bring the Looney Tunes, the DC Universe and Penelope Pitstop to fans of all ages with themed environments and entertaining activities, as well as all-new products and merchandise inspired by these characters.

“Through this unique collaboration with some of the world’s most desirable entertainment properties, we are excited to have the opportunity to ignite the imaginations of each and every visitor who enters through our gates,” said Armando Pereira Filho, Hopi Hari president.  “Warner Bros. is an entertainment powerhouse and we are delighted to immerse these rich Looney Tunes, DC Universe and Penelope Pitstop characters into our Hopi Hari culture.”

In support of the alliance, Hopi Hari will make a total investment of more than R$100 million (USD$60 million) in a combination of capital investment, marketing, promotion, advertising and sales support that will be allocated to the park throughout the term of this agreement.  This dedicated investment will allow Hopi Hari to build on the myriad of rides and attractions currently in operation, while offering even more entertainment and thrills for families.  The scope of this agreement makes Hopi Hari WBCP’s largest partner in the region.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Hopi Hari to bring the humor of the Looney Tunes, the heroic powers of the DC Universe and the popularity of Penelope Pitstop to a vibrant, Latin American market,” said Jeffrey Whalen, senior vice president & general manager, LATAM, ASIAPAC for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.  “Fans of our most beloved franchises will now have the chance to experience their favorite characters in an immersive setting perfect for the entire family.”

“Hopi Hari is a truly powerful entertainment destination and the addition of Looney Tunes, the DC Universe and Penelope Pitstop only serves to enhance the overall experience and increase the thrill factor for fans of all ages," says Marcos Bandeira de Mello, general manager of Warner Bros. Consumer Products operations in Brazil. 

Expected to be completed by January 2012 and encompassing two of Hopi Hari’s five themed areas, the exhilarating environment will feature state-of-the-art attractions as well as experiential shops and restaurants that will engage guests with some of Warner Bros.’ most treasured characters.  This partnership is an extensive, long-term licensing agreement granting Hopi Hari brand licensing rights to the names, likenesses and logos for Warner Bros.’ intellectual properties.

The area called “Infantasia” will be themed after the family-friendly Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Taz, Tweety, Sylvester and Daffy Duck.  Hopi Hari’s adrenaline-driven centerpiece “Aribabiba” will target the teen audience and feature super heroes from the DC Universe, such as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash.  The agreement also includes Penelope Pitstop, in an entirely new themed environment for guests.

In addition to “Infantasia” and “Aribabiba,” fans will be able to engage with the characters during meet and greets, live shows and parades.  Merchandise will also have a presence across multiple categories, including: apparel and accessories, toys, games, gifts and novelties.  Hopi Hari stores will sell licensed character products, many of which will be developed exclusively for the park.

About Hopi Hari
Hopi Hari ( opened its doors in 1999.  Located in the state of Sao Paulo and being the Latin American leading theme park company, it attracts over two million visitors a year.  Through this new partnership with WBCP, the park is hoping to double their guest attendance in the next 10 years and reinforce its position as a park for the whole family.  Hopi Hari was created as the funnest “country” in the world and has five thematic regions – Kaminda Mundi, Mistieri, Infantasia, Aribabiba and Wild West – each with their own playful content.

About Warner Bros. Consumer ProductsWarner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 

"Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters​" Available On Nintendo 3DS Beginning June 7

Inspired by Upcoming Green Lantern Film – Also set for 3D Release
For the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
Beginning June 7
Burbank, Calif. – March 24, 2011 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced their debut title for the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system: Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters.  The action-adventure game will also be released in 3D, as well as 2D, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is set to invade the third dimension in North America beginning June 7 in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic superhero feature film Green Lantern scheduled for release June 17. The upcoming game title will also be available in standard 2D only for the Wii™ system and Nintendo DS™ handheld system, delivering an immersive experience across all platforms for Green Lantern fans that the entire family will enjoy.
The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is designed specifically to take advantage of the system’s stereoscopic 3D capabilities and deliver multi-plane graphics that delve players further into the Green Lantern universe.  
Players on Xbox 360 and PS3™ will be given the option to play in anaglyphic 3D with technology that is compatible with all standard and high definition TV sets and visible to players wearing the 3D glasses that will be available for the video game.  Fans can also enjoy the game in stereoscopic 3D when playing on any 3D HDTV while wearing active shutter glasses that are compatible with the television.  
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by Warner Bros Pictures’ upcoming “Green Lantern” film, which brings the enduringly popular DC Comics Super Hero to the big screen for the first time and stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Hal Jordan, the newest member of the Green Lantern Corps.  In the videogame, gamers can utilize an arsenal of amazing constructs and take flight across the deepest parts of the universe to restore intergalactic order by wielding the ultimate weapon: the Green Lantern Power Ring.  Gamers playing the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions will also have the option to join forces with a friend to play as Hal Jordan or Sinestro to battle the Manhunters.  
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is in development for Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS by Griptonite Games and for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by Double Helix Games. For more information and updates, become a fan at
About the Green Lantern Feature Film
“Green Lantern” stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins.  Also starring are Jay O. Sanders, Temuera Morrison, Taika Waititi and Jon Tenney,.  Martin Campbell directs the film from a screenplay by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg, story by Greg Berlanti & Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.  The film is being produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti.  Herbert W. Gains and Andrew Haas serve as executive producers.  The film will open in 3D and 2D on June 17, 2011.  “Green Lantern” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
GREEN LANTERN: RISE OF THE MANHUNTERS VIDEOGAME software © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms developed by Double Helix Games, a Foundation 9 Entertainment Studio. Nintendo platforms developed by Griptonite, Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.  

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pa Kent Has Been Cast in the Man of Steel (2012)

Yep, Kevin Costner will be playing Pa Kent, while Diane Lane plays Martha Kent.  A fantastic cast so far, our fingers are crossed for a great film!

Friday, March 18, 2011

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman in NBC’s new fall pilot

EW.COM EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman in NBC’s new fall pilot

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Supergirl star Helen Slater to appear in Omaha for Free Comic Book Day!

From the Krypton Comics Omaha website: 

It is a Krypton tradition to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on the GRANDEST possible scale each year, right down to our guest of honor. This year is no exception, as we are proud to announce our GUEST OF HONOR for this year’s Free Comic Book Day…….

Supergirl herself, HELEN SLATER!!

More details to come over the weeks ahead. Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7th…….time to GET EXCITED!!

Krypton has had many great gets in the past..including Lou Ferrigno and Ray Park!  The Superman Authority will cover this event, as we're based in Omaha and frequent this great store.

All-Star Superman hits iTunes & a Contest!


Warner Bros. Digital Distribution proudly announces the release of the all-new DCU Original Animated Film, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN On Demand and For Download (through iTunes:

Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel – and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his life’s dreams – especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane – until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earth’s Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks and Ed Asner.

To celebrate this we are hosting a contest that gives you a chance to a Superman Hat, distressed Superman Tee and iTunes Download of All-Star Superman!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Young Justice Action Figure Section Online!

The Legions of Gotham action figure archives have been updated to include Young Justice!  Click HERE to check it out.

Young Justice Happy Meal Toys at McDonalds Now!

You can pick up Young Justice Happy Meal toys now at McDonalds!   I'm whelmed! (show humor)

Young Justice Cartoon Comic #5



Art and cover by MIKE NORTON

Aqualad, Robin, Kid Flash, Superboy and Miss Martian are ready for their first mission as a team. To get to know each other better, they decide to trade stories around the campfire, revealing how they all started as crimefighters. Will this bring them together or underscore their differences? On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
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Friday, March 11, 2011

New Young Justice Episode Tonight! "Bereft" Preview Pics and Vide

Young Justice: "Bereft" 
Friday, March 11  at 7:00 p.m. on Cartoon Network

The Team finds itself wandering the desert of BIALYA with no memory of the last six months – or of each other. Only Miss Martian can restore their minds and figure out what happened.
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Monday, March 07, 2011

All-Star Superman: Christina Hendricks as Lois Lane Q&A

Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks fits childhood dreams into a busy mainstream schedule as the voice of Lois Lane in “All-Star Superman”

DC Universe Animated Original Movie now on Blu-ray, DVD

Christina Hendricks is truly enjoying the best of both worlds.

While the Mad Men star is grabbing the spotlight for more mature mainstream opportunities as a judge on Bravo’s upcoming season of Top Chef and as the new face of designer Vivienne Westwood’s “Get a Life” Palladium jewelry collection, Hendricks is also currently living her childhood dreams as the voice of Lois Lane in the all-new animated film All-Star Superman.

Hendricks stars alongside Desperate Housewives’ James Denton (Superman) and Without A Trace’s Anthony LaPaglia (Lex Luthor) in the critically-acclaimed, hot-selling DC Universe Animated Original Movie that poignantly captures Grant Morrison’s beloved, Eisner Award-winning vision of Superman’s heroic final days on Earth.

Along with husband Geoffrey Arend (500 Days of Summer), Hendricks was the featured attraction at the world premiere of All-Star Superman in New York’s Paley Center for Media. The press corps and fans flocked to the event, lauding praise and adoration on the actress for her roles in everything from Mad Men to Firefly.  Following the screening, the crowd gave Hendricks a resounding ovation for her performance as Lois Lane.

Hendricks is at the forefront of a stellar for All-Star Superman cast that includes Denton, LaPaglia, seven-time Emmy® Award winner Ed Asner (Up), Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under), Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) and Linda Cardellini (ER) as Nasty. 

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video, All-Star Superman is now available as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, as well as single disc DVD. The film is also available On Demand and for Download.

Hendricks sat for a few questions after her initial recording session for All-Star Superman, revealing her childhood adoration for the Superman characters, the trick to understanding the Lois Lane mindset, a penchant for playing Dungeons And Dragons, and the new street cred she’s earned inside her own home. Here’s what Christina Hendricks had to say …

Did playing Lois Lane have a greater resonance for you than most characters?

It's incredibly special for me to get to play Lois Lane because when I was growing up in Oregon, the first movie I ever went to see at a drive-in movie theater – and I think second overall -- was Superman II. I can remember thinking, “This is amazing.” That was my first impression of what movies were – the adventure and action –and so this is me coming full circle. Now, I get to be Lois Lane. (laugh)

And I have been talking about playing Lois Lane for weeks now. I've been telling everyone that I get to be Lois Lane. It's a big deal. There's a few characters throughout your life that everyone knows and you've known your whole life. This is one of them. So to play Lois was really exciting.

Did you have any preconceptions about this role before entering the recording booth?

I think I probably had preconceived ideas about the role because I grew up watching  Margot Kidder. She's my Lois Lane. So I wanted to make sure that I did some research to know as much as I could about the character and where she originated. I grew up on Superman and Lois Lane, so a lot of the questions were already answered in my head. But I just wanted to get a little bit more background, and think about the original Lois Lane, and the intention behind the character. I didn’t want to be copying someone.

Did you have any favorite scenes or lines?

I love the scene where they're flying. I mean, everyone loves a Superman scene when they're flying, and Lois Lane gets to fly. It was really fun to do something like this because anything can happen in animation. You can dance underwater or fly over Metropolis. And as the actress, you just are along for the ride. So that was exciting.

What it is about Christina Hendricks that made you the right choice for Lois?

I think I'm a good Lois Lane because I think I'm tough, and I think I'm up for adventure and curious and spontaneous. And I'd like to think that Lois Lane is all those things.

There’s a lot of Lois in this film – she’s the emotional barometer of this film, and she gets to do a lot of things she'd never done before on film. How did you approach visualizing those emotional and surreal aspects of playing Lois?

I think in order to play the emotions of Lois Lane in a situation where all sorts of fantastical things are happening, you really have to know that this is a world this woman already lives in. For Christina, these things are crazy – flying and going under water and seeing the Titanic sitting there are foreign to me. But Lois Lane already lives in this world. So you have to be true to her and know that this isn't her first time seeing all these things. And you have to keep reminding yourself of that.

When you were performing the role and going through these fantastical scenes and images, what are you envisioning to authentically act the role?

The script is so descriptive – it’s so beautifully written and the images are so perfect that it's very easy to jump in and imagine. It's like being a child and just going along with the flow. It's very fun. And it's all spelled out for you, so as long as you're open to taking the trip, it's quite easy.

I closed my eyes several times while I was doing the lines because I thought, “Oh, I can't think about these people looking in here at me. Let me imagine what this really would feel like.” And you just have to feel the wind on your face. (laugh)

How does Lois Lane compare with other characters you've played?

I identify with Lois Lane in other characters that I've played and, of course, in my own self. She is strong and determined, but she also has a vulnerable side. She's a woman, so she can take care of herself, but every once in a while, you know, Superman's got to come and save her. I currently play Joan on Mad Men, who some might say is an incredibly strong character, which is what's so fun about her. But like Lois Lane, you see moments of vulnerability and a softness to her. She's still a woman, but she's a strong woman.

You didn’t record with Anthony LaPaglia, but you have played opposite our Lex Luthor previously. How was that experience?

I worked with Anthony LaPaglia some years back. I don't know if he would remember me, but I did and episode of Without A Trace where I played an agoraphobic lesbian. Check it out. (she laughs) One of my better roles (laughs harder). I had scenes with Anthony LaPaglia where my character was stuck in a bowling alley. But not just stuck in the bowling alley, stuck underneath where they lift the pins. I had to lay under the machinery and Anthony's character had to talk me out of it. Hopefully he'll watch this and go, “That was that girl?” (laughs)

This was your maiden voyage in voiceovers for animation. Did it meet your expectations?

It was kind of what I expected, and it was really fun. One thing you don't get to do (in live-action) is say the line a couple different times with different ideas behind it. So it's fun to actually get to experiment with all those choices all at once. I think it's incredibly liberating to be able to go in and make three choices instead of one. And give them all equal time, and then let the director choose what they decide best suits the animation.

I think the enticement for voiceover is that you get to become a different person entirely. No one's looking at your physicality, so you're much more aware of your voice, and the power that your voice has. And it's really learning to act in a very different way. If you love acting, which I do, it's just another venue, another way to tell stories. And that's exciting. I want to do more. This was fun. This was really fun.

Did you grow up with comic books or any of the current fanboy fascinations?

I grew up with my brother being a huge fan of comic books fan and sci-fi and fantasy. So even though I wasn't fully aware of what was going on, it was always on the peripheral, just around the corner (laughs).  I don't know that I did sneak a look at my brother's comic books. I don't know that he would have let me. He was very protective of those.

But we played everything. My brother wants to be a director, and I'm an actress. So we played “Dungeons And Dragons” and “Top Secret” and all those things. We would get up and act everything out. We were oftentimes spies. There was a lot of James Bond spy stuff going on, and a lot of “Dungeons And Dragons” fantasy. To this day, I'm surrounded by the people who watch these things. My husband watches films like this. (laughs) You kidding me? This is my life. (laughs)

What is your impression of comic books?

I think not only are comic books incredible entertainment, but they’re great art. I got some comic books for my husband for Christmas during the first year we were together, and when you open the page you really have to retrain your mind to read a story in that format.  It took me a few pages to sort of be able to look at the grand picture, and see this story and read in that style, and in the order that you're supposed to read it. You’ve got to really train your mind to see everything. And it's amazing, beautiful art.

With your days as Saffron on Firefly, you are obviously no stranger to the fanboys. What’s your best anecdote dealing with the fans?

I have been to many, many Cons over the years, and it really has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Firefly opened up this world to me and it's been absolutely amazing. Not only have I been able to travel to all these incredible places, but I’ve met people who are just so devoted and so excited about these projects, and really unite together. I like the Cons because they’re places where everyone is into the same thing – it's this family of people who completely understand one another, and a lot of them know each other because they'll go from one Con to the other. I've been amazed that I'll see someone in Scotland, and then I'll see them in Texas. These people are passionate about it, and you don't see that very many places. It's really nice.

I've had a lot of weird questions (laughs), but for the most part everyone's just incredibly respectful and really nice. I had someone make a Barbie of me from Firefly, and dressed it up and sent it to me. The most fun was a contest to see who could write the best song about Saffron -- and they asked me to be one of the judges. You could not believe how talented these people were. It was really fun to listen to – I still have the CD at home. Every once in a while I'll put it in and be amazed. That was really cool.

You’re impressed with playing Lois Lane. How are those fanboy friends of yours reacting to you playing the role?

During the recording session, my husband was sending me text messages all afternoon saying, “I love you, Lois Lane.” It's so fun. My father, my brother, my husband, so many of my friends are gamers and into animation and comic books. So I'm going to be the most popular kid in town for at least a week. (laughs)

We’ve got you as Lois Lane. What do you think of casting Jon Hamm as Superman and John Slattery as Lex Luthor?

Awesome. Fantastic. Jon Hamm would be good as any superhero. He's kind of a superhero now, right? Everyone wants to be Jon Hamm right now. (laughs) Don Draper is like a superhero gone bad. (laughs) And John Slattery would be a great Lex Luthor. He's just an incredible actor – that guy can do anything. And he's got a great voice. He'd be wonderful.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

New Young Justice Episode "Downtime" Airs this Friday, March 4th

After a break last week, there will be a new Young Justice episode airing on Cartoon Network this Friday, March 4, 2011!  The episode is titled "Downtime".

After a disastrous mission with the team, Aqualad returns to Atlantis to choose between a life on the surface world or one beneath the waves with the Aquagirl of his dreams. But other forces at play may make Aqualad's decision for him.

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Diane Lane will play Martha Kent in the 2012 Superman Movie!

BURBANK, CA, March 2, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Oscar®-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Martha Kent, the only mother Clark Kent has ever known, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.

Snyder stated, “This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”
Lane will star with Henry Cavill, who was recently announced as the new Clark Kent/Superman.

Lane earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance in the 2002 drama “Unfaithful.” She most recently starred in the family hit “Secretariat.” She next stars in the HBO feature “Cinema Verite,” opposite Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini. Lane’s long list of film credits also includes “Nights in Rodanthe,” “Hollywoodland,” “Must Love Dogs,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” “Perfect Storm,” “My Dog Skip,” “Chaplin,” “The Cotton Club” and “A Little Romance,” to name only a portion.

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

Slated for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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