Believe it or not, Superman has impacted every kid’s life. Superman is the first fictional character I ever got to know and I saw him for the first time in the animated series launched in the 2000s. I instantly fell in love with him, He could fly, I mean that enough. And those laser eyes, the cold breath, the muscular strength, everything was just so perfect about him. And then my father showed me his old movies as I grew up. I saw the one in which Christopher Reeve was Superman and that made me fall in love with the character even more. I think that is to date one of the best performances I have ever seen and I am sure you guys believe that too. That Superman movie introduced a lot of people to Superman and brought him a huge audience. The next Superman I ever saw after the animated series that ended in 2010, was the reprisal of the character by Henry Cavil in the movie Man of Steel. No matter who says what, he is my favorite Superman.
Today we will be taking a look at those different Supermans who have graced the face of theatre throughout history and have done an amazing job at it.
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After Superman’s first-ever appearance in the comics in the year 1938, actor Bud Collyer was the first actor in the world to breathe life into the character in the 1940s through a SUperman radio show and cartoons.
Kirk Alyn was the first ever actor to play the character of Superman in a live-action movie serial that started in the year 1948 and ended in 1950.
George Reeves became Superman for 6 years (1952-1958) in the television show Adventures of Superman.
Baby Boomers’ favorite Superman. Christopher Reeve swept the world with his amazing acting in the Superman trilogy starting from 1978 to 1983.
John Haymes Newton took on the role of Clark Kent in the show Superboy, which launched in 1988 and went off the air in 1992.
Gerard Christopher replaced John Haymes Newton as Superman in the series Superboy, in the later half of the show.
Next up is Tom Welling who remained Superman from 2001 to 2006 in a superhero drama called Smallville.
Brandon Routh reprised the role of Superman in the 2006 movie Superman Returns. The actor got famous worldwide after that movie.
Henry Cavil was the next to put on the cape. His first appearance as Superman was in the movie Man of Steel which launched in the year 2013, and his most recent work as Superman was in the movie Justice League which came out in 2017.
And last but definitely not least, our most recent Superman in history. Tyler Hoechlin is the 14th actor to take on the role of the infamous character. He is playing Superman in the recently launched TV series, in 2021, named Superman & Lois. The show is currently on air.
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