Can you read my mind? Do you know what it is that you do to me, the CW? Here I am, like a kid out of school, wondering why you’re a fool. As first reported by TVInsider, the CW has released a new image of its version of Superman (Tyler Hoechlin)—this time also giving us our first glimpse at the CW’s Lois Lane, played by Bitsie Tulloch. You’ll notice the two are hanging out in a cavern of ice and crystals with rainbow reflections everywhere. Tulloch is dressed not in the garb of a reporter, but in a long, flowing nightgown—exactly the sort of thing one wears when reciting poetry and flying over Metropolis with a stranger. Which feels like a problem! The impulse to go to Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman film is a natural one. Donner firmly established looks for Krypton, the Fortress of Solitude, and Superman and Lois Lane. It’s something Bryan Singer foolishly clung to for 2006’s Superman Returns—so reverent to the ’78 film it felt derivative. Now the CW gives us our first official glimpse of these characters together, and it’s a weird piece of fan service for the parents of the kids that actually watch the CW. I don’t quite get it. Donner’s Superman is in no way iconic beyond Christopher Reeve’s turn as the Man of Steel. It’s a good film, and one I really enjoy, but it is dated. Badly. And it does not, should not, be the reference point for Superman. Not… [Read full story]
You are here: / The CW Seems to Think We Really Like Richard Donner’s
Gizmodo is a design, technology, science and science fiction website that also features articles on politics. It was originally launched as part of the Gawker Media network run by Nick Denton, and runs on the Kinja platform.