Christopher Reeve Vs. Henry Cavill

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In our next versus round up we have 2 actors that have played the same part! Superman!  Who was the best actor that have played Superman!  There actually have been many, 8 to be exact! In live films! But for today, we are focusing only on 2. Christopher Reeves and Hnery Cavill!  I know many might argue to include others  but  for this purpose its only the 2!  So with that said  who would make the better Kryptonian alien super hero!  We will let you decide!

Superman, also known as the Man of Steel, is one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC Universe. His abilities include incredible super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, freezing breath, flight, and heat-vision. Born as Kal-El on the dying planet Krypton, his parents Jor-El and Lara sent him in a rocket to the planet Earth where he would be the last surviving member of his race. His rocket was discovered by the kindly Jonathan and Martha Kent, who raised him as their son Clark Kent in the town of Smallville, Kansas. His upbringing provided him with strong moral values, and life-long friends Lana Lang and Pete Ross. In his secret identity he works as a reporter at the Daily Planet in the city of Metropolis. This is where he interacts with his love interest Lois Lane, and his co-workers Perry White and Jimmy Olsen. His greatest nemesis is the brilliant super-villain Lex Luthor. To preserve the memory of his home planet and provide him rest from his double-life and adventures, he maintains a Fortress of Solitude at the North Pole.

Superman remains proud of his dual heritage, taking seriously the lessons of his birth-parents and his adopted parents. Although he is an alien to this world, he heavily values his humanity, and fights with conviction for truth, justice, and the American way. There are several other heroes inspired by or directly related to his legacy, including Superboy and Supergirl. He is also a member of the Justice League of America and the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938, first appearing in Action Comics #1. His supporting cast and his villains have had a lengthy publication history, making him one of the three most important characters at DC Comics including Batman and Wonder Woman.

 

Christopher Reeve – The Superman films (1978-1987)

Man_of_Steel_38254Reeve was incredible in the role, portraying Clark as a wimpy, fainting small town everyman, every bit mild-mannered. But then he would change that completely, and with such simple effects as deepening his voice, standing straight, and showing some backbone (as well as parting his hair on the other side), he became Superman. He was also the first actor to honestly convey the idea that this man isn’t human, but an alien who, while having grown up on Earth, isn’t truly one of us. While the film series became a little sillier with every entry, Reeve always played the role as though it were Hamlet or King Richard, selling his lines and never seeming condescending of the material.

He had an honest respect for the property, and could have gone on longer with it had it not been for shoddy scripts and a back injury in 1995 that left him paralyzed. Reeve made the role his own, and became Superman for a whole new generation.

Henry Cavill - man of steel (2013-present)

movies-man-of-steel-henry-cavill-supermanAs Superman, Henry Cavill becomes the third British actor to play the lead role of a comic book superhero (once again, Christian Bale is Batman and Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man). He also becomes the first non-American to play Superman. Although he’s turned it around big time, the critics who once felt sorry for him now have the knives out, saying a Brit shouldn’t be playing the all-American Clark Kent and his stars and stripes hero alter-ego. But Henry is unfazed. He explains: “He is from the planet Krypton. He doesn’t have to be an American,” Henry says. “If we were really true to the story, I would be an invulnerable alien. But I’m not, I’m an actor. Superman is an American icon. Whether it’s an American role or not, I can’t be sure... Superman stands for something very universal. He was certainly raised in America but he himself is not necessarily an American, because he’s come from a place very far away... He is very different and therefore all the more beautiful when he tries to do so much for all of us, who are totally different from him.”

At the Man of Steel panel at Comic-con 2012 Henry Cavill said on what he plans to bring to the Superman legend: “I just wanted to bring as much of the modern Superman into the world. You, guys, know everything about him, but it’s for everyone out there as well who hasn’t experienced what Superman can be. With this, hopefully I bring a modern version which everyone can associate with.”

“It is pretty intense, I’m not gonna lie,” Henry said when talked to the responsibilities which come with the role. “I’ve just been looking at the trailer and... I get to wear that on my chest. I just really, really hope I've done everything I need to do to please you, guys, because this is 100% for you, guys. Thanks for the support.”

Now that you have heard  some about  each actor that have played the name of steel who would you choose?

Christopher Reeve
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Henry Cavill
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Tie Breaker
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Another actor who played superman
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‘Daily Show’: Trevor Noah Emerges on Short List to Replace Jon Stewart

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Trevor Noah joined “The Daily Show” as a contributor only at the end of last year, but he could soon find himself serving as an integral part of the program.

Noah is gaining consideration as a potential successor to Jon Stewart, the Comedy Central mainstay’s longtime host, according to a person familiar with the matter, and if successful, could get a crack at becoming one of the more influential voices in latenight. Continue reading

Hayden Fox returns! NBC is bringing back ‘COACH’

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A wave of nostalgia is going to be washing over television during the next year or so. Days after Fox announced it was reviving The X-Files for a six-episode run (which will film this summer, with no premiere date yet announced), news broke of NBC bringing back the sitcom Coach, picking up the series for 13 episodes. Continue reading

Robocop and ED-209 (1987) Vs. Robocop and ED-209 (2014)

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Our next versus round, we see who would be the better cyborg and counter part crowd control surveillance unit machine!  Would it be the modern day Robocop and ED-209 from the 2014 film or The classic Robocop and ED-209 from the 1987 film!  We will let you decide!  If you dare!!!

The franchise began in 1987 with the film RoboCop. RoboCop 2, followed in 1990, and RoboCop 3 in 1993. There have also been various television series, video game and comic book tie-ins. The franchise has made over US$100 million worldwide and a fourth installment, a remake serving as a continuity reboot titled RoboCop, was released in February 2014.

     

ROBOCOP (1987)

robocop-5223ecf9c7453The RoboCop franchise is an American superhero cyberpunk media franchise featuring the futuristic adventures of Alex Murphy, a Detroit, Michigan police officer, mortally wounded in the line of duty who is converted into a powerful cyborg brand named Robocop at the behest of a powerful mega-corporation, Omni Consumer Products. Thus equipped, Murphy battles both violent crime in a severely decayed city and the blatantly corrupt machinations within OCP.

ROBOCOP (2014)

 

Robocop 2014 Action figure by Jada toys. Cropped and resized by Toyark.In 2028, OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. While its drones have long been used by the military overseas, their use is forbidden in American law enforcement. However, OmniCorp gets a golden opportunity to crack that market when Detroit cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is critically injured in the line of duty. By transforming Murphy into a cyborg, OmniCorp executives hope to rake in billions for their shareholders, but they forget one thing: There's still a man inside the machine.

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company's nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.

Ed-209 (1987)

65137During its first demonstration, ED-209 malfunctioned disastrously, blasting junior executive Mr. Kinney to death over a sustained period of time. Dr. McNamara and his fellow technicians struggled to gain control over ED-209, having to pull some sort of plug to finally shut it down. Because of the Kinney tragedy, the RoboCop program was given the green-light.

It's armed with three automatic cannons, two on the left platform, one on the right platform with an auto-shotgun and a rocket launcher capable of firing three rockets. It also has additional combat programming enabling it to melee attack at closer ranges. It's speech center can synthesize human voices for peacekeeping

matters, or animal sounds when injured or angry (it growls like a jaguar when enraged and the one who fought RoboCop [on two occasions] squealed like a pig when it fell down the flight of stairs and couldn't get back up), possibly for use on the battlefield in a similar application to a battle siren. Despite its size and power, ED-209's logic circuits are its weak-point. It cannot process information as quickly as a human brain and this can be used against it. Your best hope of survival when faced with an ED-209 is to lure it to a location where it will be at a tactical disadvantage, like a flight of steps. Fighting one on its terms is possible, however, but you'd need some major firepower.

   

Ed-209 (2014)

ed209_03Twin Cobra cannons provide precision-strike cover for close-combat searches while anti-armor Hellfire missiles offer 360-deployment for defensive / disruptive maneuvers. Warheads may vary.  Environmentally sensitive yet blast resistant, all units possess the latest in O-Shield material, wrapping reactive graphene armor on the lightest liquid-steel infused mesoskeletal structure yet. Armed with full media capability – 360 infrasonic cameras and audio targeting – ED-209 operates as evidence recorder, analyzer and transmitter. Real-time backup ensures operational security. Solar O-cells draw directly from the stars or can be remotely charged from equatorial fuel stations for blackout sorties (subterranean, etc.). The ultimate in clean fuel, enriched O-cells power communications, motion, and weaponry.

With all that said who would you like to see win!  We want to hear your voice on this!

Robocop (1987)
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Robocop (2014)
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ED-209 (1987)
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ED-209 (2014)
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Robocop & ED-209 (1987)
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Robocop & ED-209 (2014)
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Tie Breaker
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Iron Man Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) Sixth Scale Figure by Hot Toys

902356-iron-man-mark-vii-stealth-mode-version-016Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to present a specially designed 1/6th scale Mark VII in Stealth Mode collectible figure based on The Avengers to celebrate the launch of the epic sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron! This MOVIE PROMO EDITION collectible figure will only be available exclusively in select markets.
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Paramount to Develop Multi-Part Transformers Sequel, Spin-Off Films

Paramount Pictures to Develop Transformers Spin-Off Films

Word comes today that Paramount Pictures is hoping to emulate Lucasfilm’s plans for “Star Wars” with the development of spin-off films to their hit “Transformers” franchise. I Am Legend writer Akiva Goldsman will work with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to create a “writer’s room,” the goal of which will be to develop ideas for a “multi-part Transformers sequel” and “potential spin-off films.” Continue reading

‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Title Revealed: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

Fear The Walking DeadFear not — more zombies are coming soon.“Fear the Walking Dead” is the official title for “The Walking Dead” companion series, AMC announced Friday. Continue reading

The All-New Avengers Lineup Revealed

Though Marvel Comics is gearing up for their big summer event, Secret Wars, they’re also looking to the future of what will be the Marvel Universe after the world-smashing event concludes. With that in mind, they’ve decided to finally reveal (via Wired) their “All-New, All-Different Avengers” that will be debuting this May on Free Comic Book Day which you can check out below. Continue reading

Here is Ryan Reynolds in the official Deadpool costume

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Ryan Reynolds just took to Twitter to reveal the first full look at Deadpool’s movie costume, and for that he wins all the chimichangas. It’s just magnificent:

With great power, comes great irresponsibility. @deadpoolmovie

This should be exciting news for fans, especially since Reynolds and Fox seem committed to getting the film right before it hits theaters next year. Buzz for the movie has been building steadily for weeks now, coupled with announcements that Morena Baccarin and T.J. Miller have joined the cast dropping recently. Deadpool hits theaters on February 12th, 2016.