A lot of pearl clutching and catching of the vapors has been happening with Superman fans since the opening of the MAN OF STEEL movie a few weeks ago largely because of an action that Superman takes at the end of the film. Turn back if you have yet to see the movie or have a general aversion to spoilers because there is a big one after the jump.
This animated short follows a day in the life of Superman’s opposite number Bizarro and it is great. My favorite line is when Bizarro is confronted by Lois Lane and attempts to deflect suspicion from his secret identity thusly: “Bizarro? Me not Bizarro. Me mild-mannered reporter named Not Bizarro”
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 58% (Critics) / 82% (Audience)
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Written By: David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Synopsis: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. (Source)
I think it would be really interesting with the age-old Batman/Superman conflict,” he tells SFX, “because they are two different sides of the same coin and their methods are entirely different. And I think it would actually make for an interesting story as to why, first of all, they were going head to head and how. I think that would make a great story.
So that instantly got my mind racing with thoughts of just who would be the Batman opposite Cavill’s Superman?
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 100% (Audience)
Directed By: James Tucker
Written By: Bob Goodman
Starring: Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, Molly C. Quinn and John Noble
Studio: Warner Bros Pictures
Synopsis: An unstoppable android on the horizon. A mysterious fireball hurtling toward Earth. A fearless – and beautiful – reporter who will stop at nothing to get her story. It’s just another day for the heroic Man of Steel… only this time, for better or for worse, he has his unpredictable cousin, Supergirl, by his side. The gritty adventure begins as Superman learns about the ruthless force known as Brainiac, who has seized and miniaturized Krypton’s capital city of Kandor. (Source)
Now I know most people have a very low opinion of Aquaman based off of how useless he was made to be in the old SUPER-FRIENDS cartoon but that was a poor representation of what is really one of the coolest super-heroes around.