Celebrating the arrival of the new SUPERMAN Blu-ray box set, this week’s Cinefantastique Laserblast Home Video Podcast takes a look back at the five Warner Brothers films: SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE; SUPERMAN II; SUPERMAN III; SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE; and SUPERMAN RETURNS. Guest Orenthal V. Hawkins joins CFQ stalwarts Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski for a wide-ranging discussion of what made the films good, bad, or indifferent – and just what can we expect from Zack Snyder’s upcoming SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL? Also up for discussion: GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS on DVD and Blu-ray; CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: JOURNEY OF MAN on 3D Blu-ray; and the distinction between the DEEP RED BLu-ray disc and the “Uncensored English Language” DVD. Plus, the announcement that Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS will arrive in a 3D Blu-ray version this August. Listen in for all the details…
TV Guide broke the news that Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY, CASTLE) will be voicing the role of Hal Jordan in DC Universe’s GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS.
The Warner Brothers Animation Direct-To-DDVD feature is due out June 7th. It’s set to be an anthology film, consisting of Emerald Knights is a series of short tales about the Green Lantern Corps. Fillion’s Green Lantern will be mentoring Arisia, a new Corps recuit, to be voiced by Elisabeth Moss (MAD MEN).
The voice cast includes Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy, HARRY POTTER films), “Rowdy: Roddy Piper (THEY LIVE) Kelly Hu (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) The Vampire Diaries), and Henry Rollins (FEAST),
Bruce Timm is a producer, and Chris Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery, and Jay Oliva direct segments.
Pleased to cast, Nathan Fillion said:
“I was always reading the comic books, I was always a spectator. Now I feel like I own a little piece of Green Lantern.”