Monday, December 10, 2018

Superman and Tintin



With all of the uncertainty concerning the future of Superman in the movies, I am glad we  at least get to see Tyler Hoechlin reprise the role on the currently in progress CW Elseworlds crossover event.  There have also been rumors that a spinoff  Superman CW series featuring Hoechlin is in the planning stages, something I would be all for.

12 comments:

taxicab.art music.videos said...

This cover is totally awesome!

DamienR75 said...

Always knew there was a network amongst reporters 😀

Anonymous said...

Not bad! How about a sequel with just Snowy and Krypto? You could call it "Real News Hounds."

Reg Aubry said...

Real News Hounds - that's a good one!

Jay Johnson said...

I'm not sure I'd like a whole series with Hoechlin, but that could be because the producers are constantly trying to show that Kara is tougher than he is. I did appreciate the "Smallville moment" that Amell semi-leaked and thought Ms. Tulloch fit in immediately as Lois with Hoechlin's Clark. And kudos for them being able to keep the villain-of-the-week under wraps -- a "oh yeah" moment with the reveal!

Bob Greenwade said...

I'm with Jay on this one, though in my case it's mainly because Superman is established as having been around for a while (about 15-24 years, I'd say, depending on how long he'd been Superman when he found Kara's pod). Also, Clark and Kara are very similar characters, if only in their powers and the circle of foes they face, and while that level of similarity can work great in the comics it doesn't tend to in television (it sometimes does, but more often not).

Even so, Tyler Hoechlin is my all-time second-favorite Superman (after Dean Cain), mainly in the stark contrast of how he portrays Kal's three personas (Clark, Superman, and "just me"). If he does half as well on an ongoing basis as he's done as a recurring guest star, any problems the show has won't be his fault.

Jay's mention of last night's "villain of the week" (which was indeed kept a very good secret until yesterday morning -- and, like Jay, I won't be naming this individual here in case someone reading this hasn't seen the episode yet) makes me think of how the original comic-book version of said villain would work against the Avengers.

Lee Houston, Junior said...

I'd be all for a new Superman TV series, but would the CW support it on top of all their other DC based shows and Warner Brothers still trying to get their act together on the big screen?

Anonymous said...

Thus far, I regard Warner's big-budget DC superhero flicks far better done than their CW Flash-verse series crossovers.

Cary Comic said...

@Anon Number Two: well said!

Jay Johnson said...

@Cary, Anon2: For me, it's like comparing apples and applesauce. The CW shows shouldn't be expected to compare well against the big-budget flagship DCEU. But given that the Arrowverse shows, characters, and tones are well-established now (while the DCEU is still trying to figure that out), within the confines of the A'verse (and trying to fit in meaningful screen time for 3 or 4 ensemble casts), the Crossovers are very well done. Each year they manage to bring in concepts and characters from the real, comic-book DCU that we probably wouldn't see in the movies for a couple of decades.

Anonymous said...

From what I heard, prior to the JLA film, a lot of people wanted Aquaman to be played by an actor more like Alan Ritchson. The one who portrayed Arthur Curry on SMALLVILLE. The implication being that Jason Mamoa was a little too exotic (= "ethnic?") for the role. But, he did just a surprisingly good job, nobody--not even yours truly--can imagine anybody else playing him in any further DC-quels!

So, there you have an automatic exception to the aforementioned rule.



Anonymous said...

English translation: feature films, nice juicy applesauce.

CW TV crossovers: wormy apples.

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