Chada put it best when we showed up at 9:00 am (an hour before the show opened) to packed crowds, “This is insane!” And insane it was. Shoulder to shoulder as you moved throughout the convention center. Makes you wish a man could fly…

Chada put it best when we showed up at 9:00 am (an hour before the show opened) to packed crowds, “This is insane!” And insane it was. Shoulder to shoulder as you moved throughout the convention center. Makes you wish a man could fly…

Luckily the bus dropped us off right at the entrance to Hall H and we were whisked in to see Bryan Singer’s presentation on Superman Returns. I’ve never seen Mr. Singer in an interview, so I didn’t know how he was going to come off. I was very impressed with how down to earth he was, and how nice he was even to some of the more lame questions.

A few key points about the Superman Returns movie:
Kevin Spacey has been filming for only a couple of weeks with his scenes.
At the core it is a love story.
It will probably run just at or just over two hours.
Marlon Brando will return as Jor-El.
It picks up many years after Superman: The Movie, but doesn’t really refer to Superman II, or thank god, III, and IV.
The John Williams Superman theme will be used.

WE GOT TO SEE AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT THE MOVIE!!!!

Wow… Lois Lane is married with a kid, Kal-El has been gone “somewhere”, and we got our first look at Lex Luthor (Spacey is going to do an awesome job). Sprinkled throughout the preview, we hear Brando’s immortal words to Kal-El describing why he was sent to Earth.

Does the world need a Superman? Would he/we have been better off never returning? We’ll have to wait until June 30, 2006 to find out.

As we left, artist Jim Lee was right in front of us. Eagle Eye Chada pointed him out as he worked his way through the crowd back to the convention hall. By the time I realized who she was pointing at he was many more people in front of us. It would have been interesting to get his reaction to the preview considering his recent work on the DC character.

All 6500 people who witnessed this first look at the movie, were given a silver ticket to redeem at the DC Direct booth. I thought it would be something cheesy, be we received a quite cool silver Superman insignia label pin.

We wandered around a bit and ended up buying a few more of the Ugly Dolls. We missed getting them autographed by creator Sun-Min Kim by just a few minutes. Darn…

They are multiplying!!!!

We sat through a writing panel that was just OK. Not much in depth stuff, but more of a general repetition of “Master your craft”. We ended the day by sitting in an excellent panel about opening your own comic book shop. Lots of valuable information that will take many hoping to open their own store quite a long way.

Frankly, I’m cutting this entry short because we are flat out tired. The earliest we’ve been to the hotel each night is well after 9:00 pm and even then we haven’t eaten dinner.

Tomorrow, the only panel we’ll go to is one with Bill Willingham. He has been a favorite writer of mine since I first saw his work on the now defunct Clockwork Storybook site.

Good night readers…pleasant dreams

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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