On the New Superman

I read a report out of Hollywood yesterday that the casting of Superman for the Justice League film may have be decided.

Rupert Evans.

I’ll be honest. The first time I read that, I misread it at “Rupert Everett.” And, I can safely say, I absolutely did not see Rupert Everett as the Man of Steel.

Evans, of course, was Agent John T. Myers in the first Hellboy film. (Is he is the second? I’m clueless. Does anyone know?)

I guess I can see him as Superman. I’d say that he seems small for the role, but considering he was acting against Ron Perlman in Hellboy, even an NBA star would seem small.

Suddenly, I’m hearing Hellboy-like dialogue in my head…

Hellboy: Kid, didn’t I see you in tights on tv?
Myers: Tights? You’ve got to be joking.

I don’t know whether Justice League will be a whole lot of good, bad, or complete suckage. We shall see.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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