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File this one under “interesting concept”.

According to Syfy, Krypton “will follow Superman’s grandfather – whose House of El was ostracized and shamed – as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice co-writer David S. Goyer will executive produce Krypton under his Phantom Four banner. Goyer also wrote the pilot alongside Ian Goldberg, who previously worked as a producer on Once Upon a Time and a writer on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Krypton will take place 200 years before the opening of Man of Steel. He went on to say while “it won’t be wall-to-wall visual effects every single moment” like Man of Steel, the show will “be digging into the characters and culture a lot more.

Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El: Superman’s grandfather and Jor-El’s father; athletic, quietly confident, and in his 20s. A younger version of the “grumpier” character from the comics.

Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod: A reluctant cadet and warrior in the Kryptonian military, in a clandestine, forbidden relationship with Seg-El.

Ian McElhinney as Val-El: Seg’s grandfather, who defied death by going to the Phantom Zone and is a staunch believer in space exploration.[2][5]

Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex: The chief magistrate of Kandor, charged with defending Krypton’s oligarchy.

Ann Ogbomo as Alura Zod: The Primus of the Kryptonian military guild and mother of Lyta. Alura shares her first name with Alura Zor-El, the mother of Supergirl.

Rasmus Hardiker as Kem: An engineer and Seg’s best friend.

Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex: A junior magistrate and the daughter of Daron-Vex.

Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em: A “chiseled, twenty-something bad boy”.

Lavalantula - 2015



It’s like someone reached into my dreams and pulled out a tangled mix of nightmares, phobias and nostalgia.  The tagline listed on IMDB is hilariously succinct.  “Fire burns… Lava bites.”  This is pure gold and I believe that SyFy has another cult “hit” on their hands.   It’ll probably be more like cult shit, but with the some of the cast of Police Academy in this movie, I don’t know how that could ever be.

TV STILL -- DO NOT PURGE -- LAVALANTULA -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Jason Lester/Valiant Days Distribution, LLC)

Michael Winslow, Steve Guttenberg and Marion Ramsey

Speaking of the cast of Police Academy… When the hell did Steve Guttenberg get so swole?

Welcome back Michael Winslow, my favorite voicebox of the 80’s, Marion Ramsey and pre-teen boner inducer Leslie Easterbrook.

leslie easterbrook lavalantula

Now who’s going to save me??…in Lavalantula

This movie is going to kick ass because it has 5 simple things.

  1. Spiders, fire, a shotgun toting Steve Guttenberg and the Police Academy franchise stars.
  2. It has Michael Winslow making machine gun sound effects.
  3. It happens in the same universe as Sharknado. (which has the hilarious sub-title “Oh Hell No!”)
  4. That kid from the Sandlot will probably be killed.  And it’ll be awesome.
  5. The director of the movie, Mike Mendez, knows everything there is to know about spiders because he directed the other cult “hit” movie, BIG ASS SPIDER! (2013)


lavalantula movie poster

Lavalantula premiers July 25th on the SyFy channel.