Fathom Events Presents: Superman: The Movie and Batman: Mask of The Phantasm

Jaime Aparicio, Arts and Entertainment Editor

This November, Fathom Events will be re-releasing two highly praised films within the DC Comics Universe, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Superman: The Movie.

The long-lasting Reputation of The Phantasm

Showing November 12 at 2pm and 7pm in select theaters, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is celebrating its 25th anniversary. First theatrically released Christmas Day in 1993. The now successful animated film was not at first well-received financially. On an estimated budget of $6 million. The film grossed over $5 million. Meanwhile, it gathered a huge fanbase with repeated home video releases.

Now, with the growing fanbase of Batman: The Animated Series supporting the theatrical film more and more, Mask of the Phantasm has gained a reputation rivaling that of the live-action films. Not only is Mask of the Phantasm considered one of the best Batman films. Some might even consider it THE best Batman film to date.

You’ll Truly Believe A Man Can Fly

With another staple in the DC Comics library. The first theatrically released film, Superman: The Movie makes its way

Although the character has had live-action incarnations prior to the films release. Many consider Christopher Reeve’s portrayal of Superman, an example to follow when creating a new version of the character.

Creators of Superman, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster helped write the film. Superman continues to be prominent among comic book fandom.

Superman: The Movie will star Marlon Brando (Jor-El), Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor), Jackie Cooper (Perry White), Margot Kidder (Lois Lane). And an appearance from Terrance Stamp (General Zod) a returning villain in the sequel Superman 2.

Be sure to catch either of the showings to really appreciate a part of comic book history. The film will re-release for two screenings: Sunday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 27.

Editors Note: A few minor changes were made before re-posting.

 

 

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