Big news was made at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend with the announcement that a new Superman film will be released in 2015, and that the Batman will be in that flick with the Man Of Steel.
The two heroes have crossed paths many times over the years in radio, TV, cartoons, and comic books, but never in a major motion picture. This will lead to a movie starring The Flash the following year, and eventually a flick with the whole Justice League (sort of an all star team of DC Comics heroes, sort of like The Avengers for Marvel Comics).
Most people don't know that a 1997 TV movie was made with the Justice League, and it's AWFUL!!!!!! So bad that robots should be sitting in front of the screen making fun of it. It is still an interesting curiosity for comic book nerds like myself. The cast is made up of...
- Kimberly Oja as Tori Olafsdotter/Ice, a meteorologist working at Dr Eno's Meteorological Institute.
- Miguel Ferrer as Dr. Eno/the Weatherman, a rival meteorologist.
- Kenny Johnston as Barry Allen/The Flash, unemployed.
- Matthew Settle as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, a software salesman.
- Michelle Hurd as B.B. DaCosta/Fire, a struggling actress.
- John Kassir as Ray Palmer/The Atom, a science teacher.
- David Ogden Stiers as J'onn J'onzz/Martian Manhunter, the leader of the JLA.
- David Krumholtz as Martin Walters, an actor who has a crush on B.B.
- Ron Pearson as Dr. Arliss Hopke, one of Tori's work colleagues.
It was never shown on TV in the U.S. but was seen in the U.K., Thailand, Brazil, Poland, Puerto Rico, Israel, Germany, and many other countries.
Sit through it as long as you can....