Warner Bros. Film Studios managed to confirm their right to dispose of Superman's image. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, these are the results of another lawsuit initiated by the heirs of one of the creators of the Man of Steel, Jerry Siegel.
The Siegel Foundation lost its rights to the popular superhero in 2001, according to a court of appeal decision. In total, legal proceedings in this regard lasted for about two decades.
Recall that Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster invented Superman in the late 30s of the last century. The character debuted in the 1938 comic book series. In fact, it was with the advent of the Supertime that the era of superheroes in comics began, which quickly became a real cultural phenomenon.
Since the mid-70s, first Siegel and Shuster themselves, and then their heirs, tried to regain the rights to Supremen, but to no avail. In 2012, a court ruled that Warner Bros. is no longer required to seek permission from heirs to create new superhero movies.
In 2016, viewers will be able to see the Man of Steel again on the big screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The role of Superman was played by Henry Cavill.
The Topic of Article: Court upheld Warner Bros. on Superman.