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The “S” is for SUPER

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:03 PM
Author: Lincee

When I was a kid back in the 1900s, there were two heroes in my life: Superman and Batman. I was especially fond of Superman II, because Christopher Reeve was ever so dreamy and it was fun going around the house asking everyone to “KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!”

When Batman came out in the late 80s, I adored Mr. Michael Keaton. We did a pep rally routine to “Batdance” that rocked the gymnasium. There were capes and jokers. I’m just saying.

Then I experienced a bit of a superhero dry spell. It wasn’t until Robert Downy, Jr. showed up on the silver screen as Tony Stark (I prefer the Tony character to the actual Iron Man character) that I began paying attention to the buzz behind the beloved superhero again. Being the connoisseur of pop culture that I am, I feel it is my duty to point out the caped crusaders that will soon bombard our movie previews and late night talk show circuit.


You think Chris Hemsworth looks familiar and can’t seem to place him? He was the father of Captain Kirk for about six minutes before he risked his own life to save millions on the last Star Trek movie. He’s also the big brother of Miley’s old flame and fellow Last Song starlet, Liam Hemsworth.

You are welcome.

The Green Lantern

Annnnd you are welcome again.

It’s no surprise that IHGB Hall of Famer Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern is something I’ve been looking forward to for months now. I’m even willing to overlook Serena Vanderwoodsen as the love interest in this flick and will probably own it for the shirtless scenes. Oh come on. I’m only writing what most of you are thinking.

Captain America

Hello minute 1:29! Let me just say that Chris Evans is someone I usually forget about. Or, I think he’s Josh Lucas. Or I can’t remember his name all together and just call him the hot guy (literally) from Fantastic Four. However, I think after Captain America, pretty much all of America will remember this dude’s name.

Now it’s your turn. Who am I forgetting? I know, I know. Go ahead and say it with me…Wolverine. Don’t hate me, but I think the weird beard is creepy and that sound when his claws come out makes my teeth hurt. Love Hugh Jackman though.

Thoughts? Spiderman? The Hulk? Cyclopes? Bueller? Is this thing still on? Hello? Mom?

All you nerds who are still with me, feel free to comment below and KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.

31 Responses to “The “S” is for SUPER”

  1. Are you ready to be jealous? I’m interviewing Ryan next week at a Green Lantern junket!!!! Hopefully, he’ll arrive like above, shirtless.

    And too bad for my husband, Ryan’s been on my “list of five” for years now…and it’s laminated.

  2. Ashley says:

    Well, I’m a sucker for Tobey Maguire. Also, I never saw any of the X-men movies, but I really like James Marsden! Also, he lives in Nashville, though sadly, I have not seen him.

  3. Chickpea says:

    “Like” for the post above by Camels & Chocolate.

    Does anyone else think that Ryan’s abs in that photo look suspiciously air-brushed though?? I’ve never seen real abs like that – even on a weight-lifter – and I’m a retired elite athlete so I’ve seen my fair share of great abs! ;-p

  4. courtney c says:

    What a deliciously sinful little piece to wake up to and read first thing Saturday morning (when I’m dreading my in-laws arrival) and needed a real pick-me-up. Aaannnd I do thank you again!

  5. Rena says:

    Bueller? HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    I would have to say that since Michael Keaton, I just cannot love another Batman.

    And as far as Superheroes go, I’m struggling with thinking of the sexiness because all I can think of now is the Greatest American Hero. Just Googled and found a few videos. Good times.

  6. Jessica says:

    I fell in love with Superheroes with the first Spiderman. I am a sucker for the nerds. Of course, then they turn all powerful and save the world. I think my standards are pretty high.

  7. Becky T. says:

    Any super hero that looks that hot can be anything he wants to be. Nerd. Hero. Zero. Even late for dinner! I’d even wear horn rimmed glasses to the movies to see him bigger than life! A girl has to dream, right?!?! :-)

  8. Midwesterner says:

    You might check out the Green Arrow from Smallville.

  9. Jen A. says:

    Thank you so much for including Chris Evans..I, too forget about him until I see him and totally remember his major hotness.

    Back in the 90’s I had a serious thing for Dean Cain who played Clark Kent on TV’ s superman.

  10. holly go lightly says:

    Do I have to limit the discussion to shirtless super heroes? I remember watching as a little kid on the 3:30 Dialing for Dollars on Channel 8 in Dallas for the first time Cary Grant in “House Boat”. His dancing with Sophia Loren was and is the sizzlinest … I dropped my jaw and thumb from my mouth and threw mister blankie aside to move closer to the set.

  11. LG says:

    Can we get an official ihategreenbeans watchparty at a local Houston cinema for Green Lantern?!?!

    thank you thank you thank you for your photos…

  12. Bailey says:

    The new Superman, Henry Cavill!! Love him!! I don’t think there is a shirtless superhero shot yet though since he was just chosen recently.

  13. LancasterMom says:

    I think you meant 1990’s not 1900’s :)

  14. LASS says:

    Thank you for posting the eye candy! Ryan Reynolds is hot. Michael Keaton was the best.

  15. Dianne says:

    Absolutely, 100%, Michael Keaton. He was super-hot, and the best Batman, hands down!

  16. AggieFan says:

    GAWD, I love you Lincee……

  17. Lorraine says:

    Oh Lincee…. You have to get past the weird facial hair, and the noise that Wolverine’s claws make when they come out. Hugh Jackman is one fine looking man. I’d see him in just about anything if it meant getting a peek at those magnificent abs. Where’s the Christian Bale love? While he may not be everybody’s favorite Batman, he filled out the suit quite nicely. Thank you to whoever mentioned the newest Superman, Henry Cavill, he’s a tasty treat.
    On a related note: How can we fit Jake Gyllenhaal into this Superhero category? In Source Code he plays a soldier who wakes up in an unknown guys body to stop a bomb from going off on a commuter train. Certainly sounds Heroic to me. Anyone with me on this one?

    I don’t know how my little heart is going to take one Superhero movie after another this summer.

  18. bahamamama says:

    Camel… you know you have to get a pic of Ryan with a Dr. Pepper, right?

  19. Jenna says:

    @Lorraine, I completely agree! I think Christian Bale is the best Batman by far. Michael Keaton was cute. Bale is smokin’ hot. And those movies are so ridiculously heads and shoulders above most other superhero movies out there.

    And Hugh Jackman all the way – even with the weird facial hair. Wolverine in the comics is supposed to be short and stocky. I’d say they did a major upgrade!!

  20. saggleo says:

    THANK YOU LINCEE!!!! I love how the chick went to touch Captain America after his reveal…lol!

    Hmm….as for others…I gotta agree about Wolverine…just…YUM!! Loving Ryan of course…can’t wait for the Green Lantern.

    @Camel…I agree w/ bahamamama – you must get Ryan w/ a Dr. Pepper pic! I’m already green with envy but that would totally make me hunter green! LOL

    @holly go lightly..too funny!

  21. Debbie says:

    AeroAg–Thank you for the link!!

  22. tammy says:

    I agree Christian Bale is awesome!
    And I love Daniel Craig – OMG ..I think he is best Bond by far

  23. Tricia says:

    I can’t think of anything now other than that picture of Ryan Reynolds……………Thanks for sharing Lincee!

  24. Brittany says:

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again…

    Henry Cavill! He is going to be the new Superman and he is H -O -T -T HOTTTTT!

    Ryan Reynolds isn’t too bad either =)

  25. Sue in Ohio says:

    Oh, I’m with Jen A. that I totally had a thing for Dean Cain as Clark Kent / Superman. Oh my…and apparently he’s a nice guy in person as well. Had a friend around that time who roomed with Dean in college in California. Hello – where was I at that time.

    I love superheros for sure!

  26. SunnyHuny1 says:

    Oh, Henry Cavill as the new Superman FOR SURE!!! Did anyone else totally drool over him in The Tudors??? YUM!!! He’d better have a few shirtless scenes or there will be some upset women out there who were “forced” to go see it with their husbands/boyfriends, etc. Oh, and he’ll be playing Theseus in Immortals (11/11/11) which, while he’s not a superhero in that, he will, I’m sure, be drool-worthy once again.
    And I’m jumping on the Dean Cain bandwagon too!

  27. saggleo says:

    Hmm….Dean Cain….superhero….w/ glasses!?!?! YUM LOL

    I have this thing about a hot dude w/ glasses…sometimes…glasses can make you hotter too. LOL And of course also w/o a shirt on…even better! lol

    You beaners are cracking me up!

  28. Tiffany says:

    Tom Welling (superman) from Smallville is So yummy! I love the episodes where he gets exposed to the red Kriptonite and gets Naughty. :p

    I always tell my fiancee. I have a thing for Clark Kent. Forget Superman. LOL I dig the glasses! Besides, Superman’s abs are under Clarks clothes anyway.

  29. atl says:

    There are just never words for that pic of Ryan Reynolds. Just saw a trailer for Thor and may I say, Oh my…definite eye candy!!

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