The Death And Return Of SupermanHD
The Mechanical Monsters is a 1940s cartoon, part of Fleischer's Superman cartoon series. It features the Mechanical Monsters, rampaging robots who break into banks and vaults and steal precious valuables before returning to their mad scientist master.
The Death And Return Of SupermanHD
In a hurried effort to move Cavill's Superman into the classically hopeful version of the Man of Steel, Justice League's reshoots greatly altered Snyder's plans and did everything possible to break off from the previously established Superman arc. Only connecting to the original Superman arc wherever it was absolutely necessary (such as Superman's return from his death), the theatrical version of Justice League rebooted Superman to be as cheerful as possible, with lines like "I believe in truth, but I'm also a big fan of justice," while granting his character a quippy rapport with Batman and the rest of the League. Unfortunately, Justice League's box office disappointment made it all for naught.
The blundered CGI removal of Henry Cavill's mustache eclipsed Superman's revamped characterization, while Justice League's attempt to distance itself from Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice backfired. In restarting Superman from his traditionally hopeful image, Justice League instead made Cavill's Man of Steel a two-dimensional caricature of himself that lacked in the necessary build-up in his return. This decision-making ignored that Man of Steel and Batman v Superman stayed true to Superman's essence, while the release of the Snyder Cut highlighted how misguided the abandonment of them was.
The foundation of his death was the bedrock Snyder intended to make Superman's return in his classic image. After his revival, Superman's journey to become a symbol of hope is complete as he joins the League to defeat Steppenwolf in the Snyder Cut. The release of the Snyder Cut showed how crucial every step of Superman's journey had been to the aim of him becoming the Superman the world knows, and how badly ignoring those events impacted his greatly flattened return in 2017's Justice League. By the time of Henry Cavill's cinematic Superman return in Black Adam, the importance of his preceding three-film arc was not lost on the film.
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The entirety of Justice League was spent with the characters wondering what would happen if they were to revive Superman. In fact, the mystery behind his death stretched as far back as Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
After a gap of two and a half decades, the Superman series returned with the protagonist also having disappeared in-universe for five years. The mystery was the reason for his absence, and it was implied that Krypton might have been found.
After the Monitor found a Kryptonian who felt great tragedy to be the "Paragon of Truth", Clark was visited by Clark Kent and Lois Lane of Earth-38, and Iris West-Allen, who explained the situation to him; the Paragons were needed to save the multiverse, but Lex Luthor was out to kill all of its Supermen. Luthor promptly arrived and used the Book of Destiny to make Earth-96 Clark attack Earth-38 Clark. They briefly fought, but after Lois knocked Lex out, they were able to get through to Earth-96 Clark and stop him. They returned to their base of operations, the Waverider, where Clark met his Earth-38 counterpart's son, as well as Clark's Earth-1 doppelgänger, Ray Palmer. They attempted to use a machine to locate the other Paragons, but only found one; Kate Kane, who was in the room with them.
Clark then teamed up with J'onn J'onzz to defend the remaining quantum towers, but they were ultimately unsuccessful as every Earth was lost to the antimatter wave. They were forced to return to the Waverider in Earth-1, the last universe remaining.
Once back on the Waverider, the heroes were greeted by Harbinger, who had returned after mysteriously disappearing. Pariah also appeared and the heroes realized that Harbinger's return was a trap by the Anti-Monitor, who proceeded to incapacitate the heroes, kill Mar Novu, and destroy Earth-1. Realizing what the Monitor wanted him to do, Pariah managed to send the 7 Paragons to the Vanishing Point where the Anti-Monitor couldn't reach them as Waverider was destroyed and the remaining heroes killed by the antimatter wave. At the Vanishing Point, the Paragons witnessed as Clark slumped over, cracked and disappeared and was replaced by Lex Luthor, who had used the Book of Destiny to make himself the Paragon of Truth, switching places with Clark and succeeding in his mission of killing all Supermen.
Henry Cavill after his short-lived dream with DC revealed that he would not play Superman as he was dropped from the role by James Gunn due to his vision of creating a new DC universe. Cavill announced his departure from The Witcher in October 2022 as he was to reprise his role as Superman, but even after he was dropped his statement did not change. So Henry Cavill will not return as Geralt of Rivia and nor as Kal-El of Krypton. 041b061a72