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Will Superman Exist In The World Of CBS’ Supergirl TV Series?

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SupergirlSuperman may not have spawned a Batcave’s worth of sidekicks and spinoff vigilantes, but Kal-El did have one very important hero who shared his shield and his defining adjective: Supergirl. While there have been numerous variations on the character over the decades, she has always been, at least in part, defined by her relation to her more famous forebear. We’ve known for a while that CBS was developing a new Supergirl TV series, but we didn’t know the answer to that fundamental question: would this Supergirl exist in a world with Superman?

The answer would seem to be yes. The revelation came out almost as an afterthought in a TV Line story on the first supervillains the titular superheroine will be facing off against. TV Line reports that Supergirl, a.k.a. Kara Danvers, a.k.a. Kara Zor-El, will spent the pilot episode smacking around the DC comics supervillain “Lumberjack.” (His schtick is that he’s big and he dresses like a lumberjack — hey, every hero has to start somewhere.) At any rate, TV Line says that CBS is looking to cast somebody in the vein of “Rory McCann, the 6-foot-6 actor from Game of Thrones” to play the “big, burly monster of a man, who has battled Kara’s cousin in the past.”

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Syfy And David Goyer Are Making A Superman Show…Sort Of

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ManOfSteelI remember when Smallville was first announced, hearing the whole “no tights/no flights” rule and thinking, “How the hell is that going to work?” It ended up working better than it had any right to, even though it was far from a perfect show. Now we’ve got Gotham, a Batman show without Batman. It takes the Smallville concept even further by showing us adventures in Batman’s burgh before young master Wayne has even gone through puberty. Well, brace yourselves, folks, because DC’s just getting started with this shit. Next up, a Syfy series focused on Superman’s Kryptonian grandpa. Great Caesar’s ghost! (Stay tuned for the inevitable series about Perry White’s great-grandfather’s adventures during World War II.)

We first mentioned the possibility of a Krypton series in October, when word broke that Man of Steel/Batman Begins screenwriter David S. Goyer was developing a Superman prequel series that would focus on Kal-El’s homeworld. At the time, details were scarce — and actually, they’re still pretty scarce, but now we at least know the network involved. Syfy, amidst its full-court press to regain respectability and become the go-to destination for scripted science fiction TV, is partnering with Goyer, Ian Goldberg (FlashForward), and Warner Horizon Television to develop Krypton. Goldberg is writing the pilot script, based on a story conceived by Goyer and himself. And look, they have a logo!

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Soar As Superman With This Breathtaking GoPro Video

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Pretty much everybody has fantasized about what it would be like to fly — to really, truly fly, under your own power and without any sort of artificial assistance. Hell, that’s probably one of the key reasons why Superman remains such a pop culture icon nearly 80 years after his creation. Sure, there are other reasons — he’s an aspirational figure, and a lasting symbol for anyone who feels like an outcast — and sure, his other powers are pretty cool. But if you asked most people which one they’d choose if they could only choose one, I have a feeling most people would choose “flying.” (I know I would.) Sadly, nobody’s quite mastered the art of tripping and missing the ground, but we can consider this damned impressive first-person Superman simulator a pretty awesome consolation prize.

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OSU Marching Band Brings Superman And A T-Rex Into Their On-Field Act

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I’m going to be blunt here. Organization is not my strong suit. If I didn’t have a virtual receptionist constantly beeping on my hip and reminding me that it’s time to log on for a meeting or take my allergy medicine or take the kids out of the tumble dryer after their bath, it’d be amazing if I made it through a day without accidentally setting myself on fire. So I would be absolutely gobsmacked by the above video of the Ohio State University marching band performing a ridiculously epic and well coordinated performance involving maybe 100 people if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m in the middle of having the panic attack it gave me.

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Star Wars And TMNT Collectible Stash Left Behind In Pre-Furnished Home

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full size stormtrooperWhen my wife and I bought our house last year, we were able to purchase furniture and appliances that the home’s previous family needed to get rid of. Needless to say, it really helped us out, but the only artsy things they left behind were small, weird fish statues and some pictures on the bathroom wall. You know what they didn’t leave behind? Any paintings of Stormtroopers, hanging behind a full-size Stormtrooper figure. That’s what happened to a Southern California family who moved into a pre-furnished home, only to find it full of geeky treasures.

The images were first posted by a Reddit user whose parents moved into the house. (The person actually posted their email address for all of Reddit to see, a move that will likely end badly.) They were obviously shocked to find more than just your average dining room table or washer/dryer combo set. We’re talking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and superhero collectibles. And not cheap kid’s meal toys either, even though those get extremely pricey as the years go by.

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What Would Happen If Superman Punched You In The Face?

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With the giant success of Man of Steel this past weekend, it’s safe to say that Superman is back in the pop culture limelight in a big way. The climax of the film features an epic showdown between our hero and the film’s villain, General Zod, and the while two Kryptonians do considerable damage to each other, they also destroy a huge portion of Metropolis. It kind of makes you wonder: what would happen if Superman punched you in the face? Watch the above video for the answer.

First of all, Superman would never punch you in the face. He would never use his superpowers to willfully harm an innocent. But let’s say for argument’s sake that he did. Well, YouTube user VSauce3 hypothesized the effects of a super-fist to the face.