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Superman Crashes 'Supergirl' Set ... Nice Shin Guards, Bro

7/31/2016 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731-new-superman-photos-supergirl-set-GALLERY-AKMGSI-01Here it is ... the first time Superman has touched down on the set of "Supergirl" ... and it's bad news for anyone planning to kick the guy below the knees.

Check out Tyler Hoechlin in his full Kal-El getup on the set of the CW show in Vancouver -- the dude looks pretty good ... he's even got the front hair curl in full effect.

By the way, Supes even took a few selfies with some of the people on the set ... 'cause that's how a super hero gotta do these days. 

Tracy McGrady Your MLB Chances Are WEAK ... Says Dean Cain

2/6/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tracy McGrady has a snowball's chance in hell when it comes to making an MLB roster ... so says Superman himself, Dean Cain.

The former "Lois & Clark" star -- who played a little pro football back in the '80s -- was brutally honest about the NBA star's future the other day ... telling us the odds of McGrady getting a pro pitching gig are "very, very slim."

As we previously reported, McGrady is gunning for a spot on an independent pro team in TX ... and says he's been working out every day with a pitching coach to make his baseball dream come true.

But even though Cain says he's rooting for Tracy to succeed -- Dean says there's a point where he's gotta be honest with himself ... it probably ain't gonna happen.

Original Superman Producer NOT A FAN Of New 'Man Of Steel'

7/29/2013 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Man of Steel" wasn't fun ... it was too dark ... and felt more like a Batman movie than a Superman flick ... so says Ilya Salkind, the guy behind the Christopher Reeve version.

Ilya is the guy who brought Superman to the big screen way back in the 1970s. He produced "Superman" and "Superman II" ... i.e. his opinion matters.

So when our photog caught up to him this weekend in L.A., he had to get his thoughts on the new, beefed up version ... which has grossed almost $300 million in the U.S. alone.

Salkind however is NOT a fan. First, he says the movie is "okay", trying to keep the peace. But a female friend blows up his spot, shouting out, "Tell the truth!"

And he does. Check it out.

Henry Cavill Is ZimmerMan a SuperMan After Car Rescue??

7/23/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If anyone knows about what it takes to be a superhero it's Henry Cavill -- Superman himself -- so when he arrived to LAX yesterday, we had to ask about the new life-saver in town ... George Zimmerman.

We asked Henry if it's possible for a guy to be considered a "hero" even after millions of people branded him a villain for life -- but ya gotta listen to the way our photog poses the question, it's incredible.

As we previously reported, cops say GZ helped rescue a family of 4 from an overturned car after the driver lost control on a Florida highway last week ... just days after he was acquitted in the Trayvon Martin case.

There's more ... our photog also asked Henry about the recently announced Superman vs. Batman movie ... and who he thinks would win in a fight between the two.

Check it out.

Dean Cain Good Genes or Good Docs?

6/17/2013 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0612_dean_cain_superman_genesDean Cain is a Superman.

Here's the 26-year-old "Lois and Clark" actor back in 1993 (left) -- and twenty years later, the 46-year-old "Ripley's Believe It or Not" host at the Philly Comic-con last month (right).

Dude looks great -- question is ...

"Man of Steel" Dads WHO'D YOU RATHER?

6/16/2013 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0614_superman_dads_rather_v2Kevin Coster (58) plays Superman's Earth dad Pa Kent in the 2013 action adventure film "Man of Steel" -- while Russell Crowe (49) plays Superman's space dad Jor-El on the planet Krypton.

The question is...

Henry Cavill I'll Nail 'Superman' Role ... Even Tho I'm Not American

10/29/2012 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Henry Cavill is confident ... his Britishness WILL NOT get in the way of his portrayal of Superman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" movie.
Of course, Superman is considered the greatest American superhero of all time ... sorry Batman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, etc. ... and Cavill will be the first non-Yank to play the role.

So when we asked the 29-year-old if he was intimidated by the challenge, he insisted he wasn't fazed in the least.

In fact, he even said he would support an American actor playing James Bond ... as long as that person has the chops.

And if you don't care about Superman ... watch the clip anyway, 'cause Henry is really, really good looking.


Nic Cage NOT A Suspect in Superman Case

4/11/2011 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
An ultra-rare Superman comic book -- which once belonged to Nic Cage -- has been found 11 years after the actor reported it stolen and collected the insurance payout ... but TMZ has learned cops don't believe Nic had anything to do with its disappearance.

Back in 2000, Cage told police someone jacked his authentic copy of Action Comics #1 -- a 1938 classic in which Superman was introduced. Cage had the comic insured ... but it's unclear how much money he got from the insurance company after police confirmed the theft. 

Now, after years of searching, investigators found the comic -- valued at more than $1.5 million -- inside of a storage locker in L.A.

Law enforcement sources tell us Cage is NOT a suspect and insist the actor has been helpful with the investigation.

As for the comic -- we're told it's being held as evidence for now ... but the item will eventually be returned to the insurance company.

As far as how the discovery affects Nic's insurance payout -- cops say the actor will have to work out the details with the company.

Superman's Sidekick Headed for a Life of Solitude

11/3/2009 2:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Superman's Sidekick divorceLook, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... the guy who played Jimmy Olsen on "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" filing for divorce.

Justin Whalin filed for the Big D last week from his hot wife, Reina Flynn, this according to documents obtained by The Daily Planet TMZ.

The dynamic duo had been married for three years -- they have no minor children.

Superman's Wife Exposes Giant, Naughty Secret

4/6/2009 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brandon Routh's wife is also the best PR person ever, because when we asked who was packin' the bigger secret weapon -- the Man of Steel or "Watchmen's" Dr. Manhattan -- she had the perfect answer.

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