An incredible new piece of fan art brings together the seven actors who played Superman in live-action for an epic DC crossover that unites multiple generations of the Man of Steel. Superman is one of the few DC characters to have been reimagined for live-action dozens of times. There have been many powerful interpretations of The Last Son of Krypton over the decades, both on the big screen and in the world of television.
To this day, the live-action story of Superman continues to be celebrated as new fans seek out older shows and movies. Popular digital artist Art of Time Travel recently celebrated all the live-action versions of Superman in a new artwork titled “The League of Superman”.
Poster features, from left to right, George Reeves (Adventures of Superman), Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Crisis on Infinite Earths), Henry Cavill (DCEU), Christopher Reeve (Superman: The Movie), Tyler Hoechlin (Superman & Lois) , Tom Welling (Smallville) and Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman). Some of these versions of Superman also received screen-sharing opportunities, with Hoechlin interacting with Welling and Routh’s respective incarnations during the Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Currently, Superman & Lois is an ongoing live-action film depicting the Man of Steel, but it’s unclear whether The CW will renew it for a fourth season. As for the films, a new film is currently being produced, following the official release of Henry Cavill as Superman. James Gunn is expected to write and direct Superman: Legacy for the DC Universe. Casting is underway as they try to find the next live-action Superman as well as Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and other Superman-related characters.
Outside of the new DC Universe, Warner Bros. is still developing its reboot of JJ Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Superman. Even though DC Studios is mostly focused on its new interconnected franchises, co-CEOs Gunn and Peter Safran are exploring Elseworlds stories, which could be how a Black Superman movie comes to be. Since it hasn’t been officially canceled, Max could still be developing the Val-Zod series with Michael B. Jordan.
Given how far Superman has come in live-action, it will be interesting to see what Gunn’s film adds to his media legacy. With casting options likely to be revealed over the next few months, the world may soon find out who their next Man of Steel will be on the big screen. But for now, fans can relive all of these past and present versions of Superman via streaming and DVD.
Source: Art of Time Travel / Instagram.