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‘Man of Steel’ Now the Highest-grossing Superhero Reboot Ever.

The Superman reboot that everyone seemed so excited for — then disappointed by — last month has officially surpassed Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man to become the highest-grossing superhero reboot of all time.

Sure, that may not sounds that impressive to you. It’s an oddly-specific category to be on top of — sort of like holding the record for having the biggest opening in the month of February. But, hey, I guess Man of Steel will take what it can get after following up a gangbusters opening with an embarrassing 72 percent drop in its second weekend.

The only other superhero reboot I can think of off the top of my head is Batman Begins — which wasn’t perfect but certainly more deserving of such a title. Too bad 3D and IMAX weren’t as popular in 2005 to jack of ticket prices, right?

Also, The Amazing Spider-Man was a steaming pile of sh*t too.

In other news, people on Twitter keep hassling Russell Crowe about a Krypton-based prequel to Man of Steel. 

Crowe tweeted this response: “A lot of you are asking about a KRYPTON prequel, if that’s something you feel strongly about let @Legendary pictures know your thoughts.” The Oscar-winner also said that if it happened, he’d be down to reprise the role of Jor-El.

I’m all for it, the Krypton segment was the best part of Man of Steel. But let’s be honest — this won’t happen, just another fanboy wet dream that’ll never come true.



began his writing career at the tender age of 17, finding publication on the geek humor website He moved on to writing film, comic book, and music reviews for his collegiate newspaper, where he is now a contributing sports columnist. He is also a media and culture examiner on

  • Chocolate de Cu

    ” then disappointed by”

    Shut up

    The movie is EPIC

    • I liked Man of Steel too, but that movie has the writers here split right down the middle

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