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Richard Donner Appreciates Brighter More Joyful Superhero Movies

Richard Donner Appreciates Brighter, More Joyful Superhero Movies

While the modern-day superhero boom owes a lot to the 1-2-3 punch of Blade, X-Men, and Spider-Man, those movies wouldn't have ever made it to the big screen if it wasn't for 1978's Superman. Richard Donner showed the world that a man could fly, and we've never looked back For Donner, in a recent interview with The[...]

Richard Donner Got Death Threats for Superman Because Of Course

Richard Donner Got Death Threats for Superman Because Of Course

However, in the 1970s, when Richard Donner was directing the first Superman movie, you had to work a lot harder to get someone that death threat Donner recently did an extensive interview with The Telegraph, and one thing he talked about was getting death threats for the religious allegory in Superman. Then there were the death[...]

Mel Gibson Drops Some Hints About Lethal Weapon 5

Mel Gibson Drops Some Hints About Lethal Weapon 5

mainly he lets us know that is it fact real, and that Richard Donner is in Way back in January, which seems like three years ago at this point, news leaked out that a fifth Lethal Weapon film was being bandied about Gibson and Danny Glover would be returning to their roles as Roger Murtaugh[...]

The Goonies Gets A Huge 4K Blu-ray Set From Warner Bros.

The Goonies Gets A Huge 4K Blu-ray Set From Warner Bros.

The 1985 Richard Donner classic will come out in a special box set edition as well as a single release The box set will include a map, a patch, buttons, and will come housed in a treasure chest box The release will include a 4K disc and a regular Blu-ray, along with a digital code[...]

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War – Jerry OConnell Talks Superman

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War – Jerry O'Connell Talks Superman

He watched them all, but his favorite remains the 1978 Richard Donner original The actor had an opportunity to play a role in a live-action setting screen testing for Superman Returns (2006) before the part went to Brandon Routh O'Connell's first exposure to voiceover work in the realm of Warner Bros animation for DC was[...]

Lethal Weapon 5 Producer Dan Lin: Mel Gibson Danny Glover Richard Donner Returning Awaiting Script

"Lethal Weapon 5" Producer Dan Lin: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Richard Donner Returning, Awaiting Script

In discussing revisiting franchises, it matters not “if” Hollywood revisits rather “when.” Dan Lin (Two Popes) revealed the development of a fifth Lethal Weapon film with original stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover returning to star along with director Richard Donner during a Producers Roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter.[caption id="attachment_1154059" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Warner Bros[/caption] “We’re trying[...]

Doomsday Clock as a Love Letter to Superman (Spoilers)

Doomsday Clock as a Love Letter to Superman (Spoilers)

If Watchmen was intended as a last word on superheroes, Doomsday Clock is all about why superheroes have longevity, and specifically, the original superhero that would embody all the tropes that would one day be common, Superman.Geoff Johns, its writer, worked in Los Angeles, as a production assistant alongside Superman movie director Richard Donner in[...]

Kevin Hart to Star in Paramounts Scrooged Remake

Kevin Hart to Star in Paramount's "Scrooged" Remake

Kevin Hart will be asking fans “to put a little love in their heart” as he'll be developing and starring in Paramount's remake of Scrooged, the 1988 modernized take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol that starred Bill Murray and directed by Richard Donner.[caption id="attachment_955041" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Actor Kevin Hart - Photo by Tinseltown /[...]

Superman (1978) Is FINALLY Getting a 4K Release

Superman (1978) Is FINALLY Getting a 4K Release

It's a bird, it's a plane, IT'S RICHARD DONNER'S 1978 SUPERMAN finally being released on 4K!We've been waiting FOREVER to see Christopher Reeve's friend from another star in 4K, and it's finally happening this year.The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Superman will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR, which expands the color palette and contrast range by uses dynamic[...]

Bleeding Cools Big Hopping Action Comics #1000 (Admittedly Late) Podcast

Bleeding Cool's Big Hopping Action Comics #1000 (Admittedly Late) Podcast

We both enjoyed the Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, and Olivier Coipel story with the infamous car from the cover to the original Action Comics #1.In any case, despite the lateness of this particular podcast, I hope you enjoy this discussion of Superman and Action Comics #1000 We certainly enjoyed making it, and my co-hosts were an absolute joy to work with[...]

Action Comics #1000 Review: Happy Birthday Superman

Action Comics #1000 Review: Happy Birthday, Superman

I will say that my personal favorites from the release have to be “The Car” from Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, Olivier Coipel, Alejandro Sanchez, and Nick Napolitano and “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet” by Brad Meltzer, John Cassaday,  Laura Martin, and Chris Eliopoulos, with the one that did the least for me being “Actionland” by[...]

Geoff Johns DC President No Longer Reports To DC

Geoff Johns, DC President, No Longer Reports To DC

In the nineties, Kevin Feige was an assistant to executive producer Lauren Shuler Donner on movies such as Volcano and You've Got Mail, and got to know her husband Richard Donner well.He also got to know Geoff Johns, who was working as an intern to Richard Donner, then a production assistant on films such as Conspiracy Theory[...]

Damien Gets New Trailer And Premiere Date

Damien Gets New Trailer And Premiere Date

Taking a look at this new trailer for Damien, we see that this is an extension of the original Richard Donner film from 1976 and some clips from the film are included. The new series follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 horror film, The Omen, who has grown up[...]

Is Johns And Romitas Superman Meant To Be Superman IV: The Quest For Peace Done Right

Is Johns And Romita's Superman Meant To Be 'Superman IV: The Quest For Peace' Done Right?

It's not very good.[youtube][/youtube]But with today's Superman #35, writer Geoff Johns, who worked as Superman movie director/producer Richard Donner's assistant, seems to be trying to rectify some of the themes in that movie, giving them a different context and presenting a very different solution, courtesy of Superman-alike Ulysses.So in today' issue, Ulysses not only becomes aware[...]

Whos Coming To Dinner With Richard Donner And Geoff Johns

Who's Coming To Dinner With Richard Donner And Geoff Johns?

We reported that venture capitalist Timothy Draper had paid $25,000 for Jim Lee to paint his wall, for the We Can Be Heroes Indigogo campaign.With hours to go, the second big ticket item, lunch with Geoff Johns and Richard Donner for $8,500 also was snapped up and the total is over $118,000. We’ll fly you and[...]

Reports Of Richard Donners Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Reports Of Richard Donner's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Another, Richard Donner has died Mazel tov and rest in peace, members of the extended Superman family [People] All well and good, and congratulations to Henry Cavill, but Richard Donner, director of the first Superman film, and bits of the second, is anything but dead.Just thought it was worth pointing out. In a one liner,  Gawker[...]