Empire Magazine is celebrating the fan favorite superhero Superman’s 80th year so to say the character’s 80th birth anniversary through its cover page. 2018 marks the 80thyear of the Man of Steel debut in comics. It won’t be wrong to say that Superman is the most loved superhero of all time. The Man of Steel has appeared in multiple different adaptations and iterations in films as well as television shows.
The Empire Magazine’s cover page celebrating the iconic superhero features the paintings of the actors who have portrayed the character on the big screen. The painting in the center is of Christopher Reeve who played the superhero character from 1978 to 1987. He currently holds the title for making the most appearances as the caped hero in his quadrilogy starting with the original Superman. Reeve is regarded as one of the most genuine portrayals of Clark Kent/Superman.
There’s the painting of Brandon Routh who portrayed the character in the 2006 film Superman Returns. The film was criticized by audiences for the lack of action and for showing the superhero’s child with Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth). Although Routh isn’t essaying the character anymore, he is still a part of the DC Comics family starring as Ray Palmer aka the Atom.
Painted right above Routh is Dean Cain who played Clark Kent in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993 to 1997. Last but not the least, there’s Henry Cavill who is our current big-screen iteration of the Man of Steel.
Cavill essayed the role in the reboot Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). Notably, the first two films became the highest-grossing of all Superman films, while Justice League failed to impress critics as well as the audiences. He has three more films under his belt right now and likely many more down the line as part of Warner Bros DC film universe.
Currently, there are rumors going around that Cavill could be making an appearance as the Man of Steel in the upcoming Shazam. but there’s no further discussion regarding that to go on.
You can check out the Empire Magazine cover page below.
Source: Empire via Reddit
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