If you count Christopher Reeve
as the original fully-realized film Superman in 1978’s “Superman: The Movie” (ignoring the earlier 1948 Kirk Alyn “Superman“), that makes Brandon Routh’s 2006 “Superman Returns” the reboot and 2013’s “Man of Steel” the reboot of the reboot.
But don’t forget the TV Supermans:
Our latest Smashup pays tribute
to the reality that we’re almost getting to the point where as many actors have played Superman/Clark Kent as have played Hamlet. This is a great credit to the enduring character created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel whose heirs on January 10 lost a major fight with DC Comics and Warner Brothers over the rights and their claims of ownership.
Eight of the nine Supermans of film and TV
appear in our “Men of Steel” Smashup (leaving out the one-season Newton Superboy). It manages, we think, to be both funny and respectful at the same time. If you like it as much as we do, please share it with your friends.
With Edd Hall as Jor-el
as voice-talent Edd Hall comedically bends the paternal notes of Superman’s Kryptonian dad. The script sending up first “Man of Steel” trailers featuring Clark’s two dads (Sitcom? Clark’s Two Dads!) is the work of Smackdown’s own Founding Father Bryce Zabel, and it comes alive with the insane cutting energy and emotion that editor Robert Anglim brings to all these Smashups.
Read More Super Smack:
- Lois & Clark: The (Old) New Adventures of Superman
- Superman vs. Clark Kent
- Superman Returns vs. Batman Begins
- Remembering Perry White: Jackie Cooper
- Thor vs. Superman II
If you like our “Men of Steel” video Smashup
we think you might also like the same treatment we gave to the four film and TV Hulks in our “Hulk Smash Hulk” video. You can find the green-skinned monsters and all of our Smashups over at our YouTube Channel. Or you can check them out here:
It Should Go Without Saying
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