Five things you need to know for Friday
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
Today, the Man of Steel (a.k.a. Superman) takes on that what has been a fearsome adversary for the 75-year-old hero -- the Hollywood box office. This weekend theater goers will determine whether Superman will again return to the top of the hero heap now crowded by the likes of Thor, Iron Man and Spider-Man. But if online buzz is any indication, Kal El need not worry. Meanwhile, Americans are celebrating Flag Day online and on their lawn. And Sebastian De La Cruz -- a young singer from Texas -- is impressing folk with his voice and his positive attitude. Welcome to your online trends report for Friday, June 14, 2013.
Superman (Man of Steel)
Trending on: National Twitter, Baltimore Twitter
Why: "Man of Steel" flies into theaters Friday hoping to reinvent Superman for a new era, no small feat for the original superhero, a character who debuted in the pages of "Action Comics" No. 1 in 1938 and celebrates his 75th anniversary this year. Filmmaker David S. Goyer teamed with his "Dark Knight" trilogy collaborator Christopher Nolan on the story and wrote the screenplay for the Zack Snyder-directed movie, and Goyer recently spoke to Hero Complex about the project. [ Los Angeles Times ]