While it has truly become a mecca for all things geek culture, it would not be a Comic Con without paying tribute to comic books. And this year's Salt Lake Comic Con is no different.
Taking advantage of the 75th anniversary of Superman, Dean Cain, who played the iconic character in ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman during its entire run from 1993 to 1997, sat down with Rebecca from Hello Sweetie Podcast to discuss the show, his other works, and his opinions on Man of Steel.
**NOTE** Cain did discuss his passionate opinions on the controversial ending in Man of Steel. Since I pride myself on always trying to avoid spoilers, this part of the conversation will not be included in this story.
Cain started off by talking about his humble beginnings growing up in Malibu, CA -- from playing football with other kids who went on to be famous actors, such as Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen to graduation from Princeton to the college football injury that led to his decision to become an actor.
While he acknowledges the many actors who have played the Man of Steel, Cain had no qualms about who is his clear favorite actor.
"Christopher Reeve will always be Superman," Cain said as he was discussing the direction Lois & Clark took on the character. "We didn't try to fill his shoes."
Though the show only ran until 1997, Cain has still be active with the character in several other projects, such as the villain Curtis Knox on WB's Smallville and the satire League of Supermen, which was put together by Tim Daly and Sam Daly, who have both voiced Superman in various DC animated films.
As, as mentioned before, Cain was not shy about his opinions on this year's hit film Man of Steel.
"Henry [Cavill] did a great job, but it was a very different take on the character," Cain expounded. "It clearly was a darker film, and so I understand the decisions that were made [...] It will be interesting to see what Henry and Ben [Affleck] do in the next film."
Cain also mentioned several other non-Superman projects on the horizon, which include Christmas films A Dog For Christmas and Defending Santa, as well as Christian film God's Not Dead, which features Kevin Sorbo, who is also attending Salt Lake Comic Con.