Super Heroes Reborn!
The Man of Steel Comes Soaring Back And The Lone Ranger Gallops Into View Once Again
Just in time for Summer at the movies, Hollywood brings back two of the trust-iest of trusty heroes.
But the Man of Steel back story may almost be as interesting as the film itself. Widely considered to be a national cultural icon in America and the entire Western World, Superman was created by Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster. two Cleveland high school students in 1933. With the success of their character's adventures, these two teenagers helped create the American superhero genre.
But from that time to this, through various publishers, two major films, a radio serial and TV series, multiple court battles and conflicting judicial opinions, the character's ownership has remained a subject of dispute.
In fact, copyright issues were hastily settled between the Siegal-Shuster estates and Warner Brothers as late as 2011 thus allowing the film makers to proceed with production seventy years after writer Jerry Siegal and artist Joe Shuster first dreamed up their hero, Superman.
And who's the new Man of Steel? With newcomer Henry Cavill in the title role, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, the film is chock-a-block with stars including Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel is a Summer must-see!
It's Johnny Depp, Kemosabe! And he's telling the Lone Ranger saga from Tonto's point of view.
Set for release on July 3rd, the film casts Depp as a Native American Spirit Warrior who recounts the untold tales that transformed unassuming lawman John Reid (played by Arnie Hammer) into the American Western legend, The Lone Ranger.
The film, shot in Creed Colorado and Moab Utah, follows the two unlikely heroes as they learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. The duo become fast friends, as Reid tells Tonto that..."instead of controlling the town and its industry with his comrades, he'd rather be an outlaw". That's when Tonto gives Reid what becomes his trademark mask, crowning him The Lone Ranger.
Hi-Ho Silver! Gallop to the nearest theater for the July 3rd opening. It's worth the price of popcorn to see Depp trade in his pirate's hat for bare-chested warrior face paint!