Flying man in wingsuit comes close to crashing into Rio's Jesus statue

A good policy on all wingsuit jumps is to never crash into anything. A secondary policy to follow would be if you do crash into something, make sure it's soft and not Rio de Janeiro's 125-foot tall Christ the Redeemer statue. Jesus Christ may be forgiving but his statue made of 635 metric tons of reinforced concrete… » 2/25/14 9:44pm 2/25/14 9:44pm

Dear Superman: Don't Spin Earth Backwards, You'll Break Everything

Remember how Christopher Reeve's Superman spun the earth backward to go back in time and save Lois? Turns out, he probably shouldn't have done that, because slowing the earth's rotation to a stop would seriously mess up everything on our planet, as Earth Unplugged explains. Not cool, Superman. » 2/15/14 11:00am 2/15/14 11:00am

Adorable kid freaks out when he sees Superman fly for the first time

Here's something that'll make you feel good on a day you wish was still the weekend: a 16-month old kid watches Superman take his first flight in Man of Steel and adorably (and appropriately) cheers him on. It's just pure happiness. You can see the wonder in his eyes, the excitement in his clap and the mirroring joy… » 2/10/14 7:28pm 2/10/14 7:28pm

Flying man in wingsuit flies deathly close to the ground like Superman

He's Superman. Actually, I take it back. I don't even think Superman would fly this impossibly close to the ground because it's just ridiculous. Insane, really. That didn't stop wingsuit pilot Brian Drake from zipping mere feet from the ground though. Look at him tear through the gully and marvel at death being… » 12/18/13 7:26pm 12/18/13 7:26pm

Comic book God Stan Lee explains his beef with Superman

Though the world of comic book superheroes requires a suspension of disbelief, there are still rules even superheroes need to follow! Things just can't happen when they don't make sense! At least that's what comic book legend Stan Lee thinks. And if he thinks like that, we should listen. Here he explains why he really… » 11/05/13 9:58pm 11/05/13 9:58pm

Metropolis: The Real-Life Town That Superman Couldn't Save

Until the 1970s, the tiny southern Illinois town of Metropolis had two claims to fame: The long-demolished fort George Washington had founded nearby, and the Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility, which employed hundreds of its citizens. But in June 1972, the Illinois House of Representatives and DC Comics gave… » 8/22/13 12:24pm 8/22/13 12:24pm

They're doing a Superman/Batman movie... but that's not the big news

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder just came out and rocked our worlds at Comic-Con. Not just announcing that Batman will be in the Superman sequel — which he did with a cool-looking metallic Superman-Batman logo that drove the crowd nuts. But that was not the biggest deal. » 7/20/13 4:58pm 7/20/13 4:58pm

Man of Steel: Worth It Just For The Super-Powered Combat

There's really only one reason to see the new Superman movie: to watch people with superhuman powers pounding the crap out of each other, flying into each other and burninating each other with heat vision. Luckily, The Man of Steel more than delivers on the super-punching front, even as it muddles through in other… » 6/14/13 2:43pm 6/14/13 2:43pm

New Man of Steel Trailer: Superman + Explosions = INSANE

When we saw Man of Steel's first trailer, we thought Superman never looked so badass. Now after seeing this longer trailer, well, OH MY GOD. It's everything you want in a superhero movie: origin, self doubt, internal conflict, great looking actors, ridiculous action sequences and explosively explosions on explosions… » 4/16/13 9:45pm 4/16/13 9:45pm