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October 18, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
DC Comics' superheroes can finally team up on the big screen following yesterday's legal victory for Warner Bros. in its long-running fight over the rights to Superman. The studio is expected to accelerate development of a planned "Justice League" movie that would join Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other characters, according to a knowledgeable person not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Warner hopes to shoot the film next year and release it in the summer of 2015.
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June 17, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
When it was first announced in early 2010, the idea of a new Superman movie prompted a mix of eye-rolling and excitement. On the one hand, didn't we just do this in 2006? On the other,  Christopher Nolan. It's fitting, then, that the movie it became, the Zack Snyder-directed “Man of Steel,” received the reaction it did this weekend: a somewhat tepid response from critics but widespread popularity among audiences, who came out to see it in massive numbers. So what does it mean that one of the most beloved characters in the history of moviedom received this particular reception?
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
When it was first announced in early 2010, the idea of a new Superman movie prompted a mix of eye-rolling and excitement. On the one hand, didn't we just do this in 2006? On the other,  Christopher Nolan. It's fitting, then, that the movie it became, the Zack Snyder-directed “Man of Steel,” received the reaction it did this weekend: a somewhat tepid response from critics but widespread popularity among audiences, who came out to see it in massive numbers. So what does it mean that one of the most beloved characters in the history of moviedom received this particular reception?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
"Man of Steel" will move faster than a speeding bullet at the box office this weekend, but how far can it travel? The first Superman film to hit theaters in seven years is expected to soar with a debut weekend take of between $90 million and $100 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. After a lackluster first half of the year, Warner Bros. is hopeful that the Zack Snyder-directed film will become a global blockbuster that launches a new franchise for the studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Superman won't be going up, up, and away from Warner Bros. In a crucial legal victory for the Burbank studio, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday denied an effort by the heirs of Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster to reclaim their 50% interest in the world's most famous superhero. Superman is one of Warner's most valuable characters, having generated more than $500 million at the domestic box office with five films and billions of dollars more from television series such as “Smallville,” toys and games, and 74 years' worth of comic books.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013 | By Ben Fritz
In a legal victory that cements the studio's ownership of Superman as it goes forward with a slate of movie about the Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has won an appeal against the daughter of the character's co-creator, Jerry Siegel. A trio of judges with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling that had allowed Laura Siegel Larson to terminate 50% of Warner Bros.' copyright.  Terminating the copyright would have deprived Warner Bros. of much of the Superman mythos and likely would have led to new negotiations over royalties -- at a higher price for the studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2006 | Jim Suhr, The Associated Press
Passing through southern Illinois on their way to Nashville, Diana Brown and her son Colin saw the signs pointing the way to this town's Superman Square and its colorful bronze statue of the Man of Steel. Thanks to the media buildup for "Superman Returns," Clark Kent's alter ego was already on Brown's mind. So last week, mother and son got off the highway and visited this Mayberry-meets-Disney town on the Ohio River. "I wasn't sure what to expect," says Brown, 59, of St. Charles, Ill.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1988 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
Hip Superman fans are not celebrating the Man of Steel's 50th anniversary by renting those glitzy Christopher Reeve movies or those low-grade George Reeves TV shows. What the real Superman freaks are doing is renting those campy, late-'40s Superman movie serials starring Kirk Alyn. Those more closely approximate the bold, B-picture spirit of Superman when he first burst upon the scene. The '50s TV series had some of that spirit too, but there wasn't enough action in the shows.
MAGAZINE
February 12, 2006 | Dan Neil
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's . . . oh my God, I'm already bored. Superman, strange visitor from the Roosevelt administration, will soon be among us again in a very large and, I'll warrant, very loud movie called "Superman Returns," due in theaters in June. The marketing tsunami is even now approaching the mainland. The movie's trailer is already slacking jaws in cineplexes. The face of actor Brandon Routh, in all its canine beauty, stares out from magazines.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
"Man of Steel" will move faster than a speeding bullet at the box office this weekend, but how far can it travel? The first Superman film to hit theaters in seven years is expected to soar with a debut weekend take of between $90 million and $100 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. After a lackluster first half of the year, Warner Bros. is hopeful that the Zack Snyder-directed film will become a global blockbuster that launches a new franchise for the studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013 | By Ben Fritz
In a legal victory that cements the studio's ownership of Superman as it goes forward with a slate of movie about the Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has won an appeal against the daughter of the character's co-creator, Jerry Siegel. A trio of judges with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling that had allowed Laura Siegel Larson to terminate 50% of Warner Bros.' copyright.  Terminating the copyright would have deprived Warner Bros. of much of the Superman mythos and likely would have led to new negotiations over royalties -- at a higher price for the studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before mourning the demise of Newsweek.  The Skinny: Since Major League Baseball called a game for rain without a drop in the sky, I'm declaring today a snow day. Go back to bed! Thursday's headlines include Warner Bros.' big win in its legal battle over the rights to Superman, a look at all the Jeff Zucker-CNN speculation, and Dish and Cablevision may be near a settlement. Daily Dose: CNN founder Ted Turner went on CBS' morning show Thursday and said he'd prefer  "a little less fluff" on the cable news channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
DC Comics' superheroes can finally team up on the big screen following yesterday's legal victory for Warner Bros. in its long-running fight over the rights to Superman. The studio is expected to accelerate development of a planned "Justice League" movie that would join Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other characters, according to a knowledgeable person not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Warner hopes to shoot the film next year and release it in the summer of 2015.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Superman won't be going up, up, and away from Warner Bros. In a crucial legal victory for the Burbank studio, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday denied an effort by the heirs of Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster to reclaim their 50% interest in the world's most famous superhero. Superman is one of Warner's most valuable characters, having generated more than $500 million at the domestic box office with five films and billions of dollars more from television series such as “Smallville,” toys and games, and 74 years' worth of comic books.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2006 | Jim Suhr, The Associated Press
Passing through southern Illinois on their way to Nashville, Diana Brown and her son Colin saw the signs pointing the way to this town's Superman Square and its colorful bronze statue of the Man of Steel. Thanks to the media buildup for "Superman Returns," Clark Kent's alter ego was already on Brown's mind. So last week, mother and son got off the highway and visited this Mayberry-meets-Disney town on the Ohio River. "I wasn't sure what to expect," says Brown, 59, of St. Charles, Ill.
MAGAZINE
February 12, 2006 | Dan Neil
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's . . . oh my God, I'm already bored. Superman, strange visitor from the Roosevelt administration, will soon be among us again in a very large and, I'll warrant, very loud movie called "Superman Returns," due in theaters in June. The marketing tsunami is even now approaching the mainland. The movie's trailer is already slacking jaws in cineplexes. The face of actor Brandon Routh, in all its canine beauty, stares out from magazines.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before mourning the demise of Newsweek.  The Skinny: Since Major League Baseball called a game for rain without a drop in the sky, I'm declaring today a snow day. Go back to bed! Thursday's headlines include Warner Bros.' big win in its legal battle over the rights to Superman, a look at all the Jeff Zucker-CNN speculation, and Dish and Cablevision may be near a settlement. Daily Dose: CNN founder Ted Turner went on CBS' morning show Thursday and said he'd prefer  "a little less fluff" on the cable news channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Sydney, Australia IN a secret corner of a warehouse here, the biggest star of one of the biggest movies of 2006 was hidden away all of last summer. Outside eyes were not welcome and sunlight was blocked out to avoid its aging effects. But on one rainy day in June, the star's keeper allowed a rare visit. "Not a lot of people get to see this," she said with a conspiratorial whisper as her key clicked open the lock.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Sydney, Australia IN a secret corner of a warehouse here, the biggest star of one of the biggest movies of 2006 was hidden away all of last summer. Outside eyes were not welcome and sunlight was blocked out to avoid its aging effects. But on one rainy day in June, the star's keeper allowed a rare visit. "Not a lot of people get to see this," she said with a conspiratorial whisper as her key clicked open the lock.
NEWS
March 17, 1999 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kirk Alyn, the first movie Superman, died Sunday at a hospital near Houston after a long illness. He was 88. Alyn portrayed the Man of Steel in two 15-part movie serials in 1948 and 1950. Columbia Pictures hired him because he looked like Superman's mild-mannered alter ego, Clark Kent, and had dance training that helped him to dive out of windows and leap over cameras.
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