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SUPERMAN VERSUS THE KU KLUX KLAN Will Be Adapted as a Movie

SUPERMAN VERSUS THE KU KLUX KLAN Will Be Adapted as a Movie

Even among Superman fans, it’s a little known fact that the expression about the Man of Steel’s “never-ending battle for truth and justice” originated in The Adventures of Superman radio program, which also established Clark Kent’s alter ego as a “champion of equal rights, valiant, [and a] courageous fighter against the forces of hate and prejudice.” Superman lived up to that description on the show, and so did the people behind-the-scenes. Now, their story will be told on the big screen in an adaptation of Rick Bowers’ novel, Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate.

According to Deadline, executive producer Marco Vicini and screenwriter Katherine Lindberg are bringing Superman vs. the KKK to the big screen in association with Lotus Entertainment and Paperchase Films. Bowers’ book and its adaptation will center on the 1946 Superman radio serial that featured the Last Son of Krypton’s confrontation with an analog of the Klan itself–called first The Hate Mongers Organization, and later the Clan of the Fiery Cross–at a time when the KKK was still at the height of its power.

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The book tells both the history of the Klan and the story of Superman’s creation before getting into the serials themselves, but rather than focusing on Superman’s fictionalized version of the Klan, the story of the movie will follow a former Klan member who teams up with the producers of the Superman radio show and the Anti-Defamation League, while going back into the KKK as an undercover operative. It’s not clear if Warner Bros. will lend out the iconic Superman imagery for this film, but it’s not really necessary for a story like this. Superman’s heroics inspired the public, but the real heroes were the ones who dared to take on the KKK.

Are you excited to see the story behind Superman Vs. The KKK as a movie? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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