Superman

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James Gunn’s plans for DC are brave, bold and bereft of Batfleck – apparently
Can the film-maker revolutionise DC with a slate of five movies, with new and old actors, that will interconnect superhero stories?

Ben Child

03, Feb, 2023 @1:19 PM

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Henry Cavill dropped as Superman weeks after announcing return to role
Actor says ‘this news isn’t the easiest’ as DC Studio’s new co-chairman James Gunn builds new universe

Sian Cain

15, Dec, 2022 @3:32 AM

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Batgirl axed, The Flash floundering – can Black Adam turn things round for DC’s troubled superheroes?
Any company with characters like Batman and Wonder Woman should be laughing all the way to the bank. So why are DC and its owner Warner Bros struggling with so many projects?

Steve Rose

18, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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DC League of Super-Pets review – a dog’s dinner
Dwayne Johnson voices Superman’s best friend in a mirthless mess of an animated superhero spin-off

Wendy Ide

31, Jul, 2022 @10:30 AM

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‘Me against the world’: why superheroes are so often orphans
Batman, Spider-Man and many others lost parents when young. A new exhibition explores their complex stories

Vanessa Thorpe

16, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Is Superman Circumcised? wins oddest book title of the year award
Study of the superhero’s Jewish influences beats off stiff competition to come first in this year’s Diagram prize

Alison Flood

03, Dec, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Is Superman Circumcised? favourite to win Oddest book title of the year
This year’s Diagram prize also pits Curves for the Mathematically Curious against The Life Cycle of Russian Things and Hats: A Very Unnatural History

Alison Flood

05, Nov, 2021 @11:52 AM

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DC Comics swaps Superman motto ‘the American way’ with ‘a Better Tomorrow’
Announcement comes after revelations that new version of Superman is bisexual

Edward Helmore

17, Oct, 2021 @2:10 PM

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DC Comics reveals latest Superman as bisexual in new issue
The Man of Steel will be in a same-sex relationship while combatting the climate crisis and protesting against the deportation of refugees

Benjamin Lee

11, Oct, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Marvel and DC face backlash over pay: ‘They sent a thank you note and $5,000 – the movie made $1bn’
As the comics giants make billions from their storylines and characters, writers and artists are speaking out about their struggles for fair payment

Sam Thielman

09, Aug, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Richard Donner obituary
Director who enjoyed huge success in the 1970s with the hit films The Omen and Superman: The Movie

Ryan Gilbey

06, Jul, 2021 @2:58 PM

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Regé-Jean Page ‘hurt’ to learn race was factor in rejection from Superman show
Bridgerton star responds to DC chief’s clarification over the decision not to cast him in Krypton

Catherine Shoard

08, Apr, 2021 @11:07 AM

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