2016 IMDb Dossier Series : Heroes & Villains Trading Cards

2016 IMDb Dossier Series : Heroes & Villains Trading Cards

2016 IMDb Dossier Series : Heroes & Villains

IMDb (Internet Movie Database) distributed a series of 30 trading cards at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2016. The series showcases popular heroes and villains from television and film.

Henry Cavill appears as Superman from a scene in the 2016 DCEU film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill also appeared as Superman in Man of Steel (2013), Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2020), and Black Adam (2022). A computer-generated likeness of Cavill appears in the 2023 film The Flash.

The back of the card features a timeline of actors that have portrayed Clark Kent and Superman on television and film:

1951-1958 George Reeves
1978-1987 Christopher Reeve
1993-1997 Dean Cain
2001-2011 Tom Welling
2006, 2020 Brandon Routh
2013-2023 Henry Cavill

Kirk Alyn, the first actor to appear as Superman and Clark Kent on film, is absent from the card timeline. Alyn starred in the 1948 serial Superman and the 1950 sequel Atom Man vs. Superman, both produced by Columbia Pictures. Kirk Alyn later appeared as General Sam Lane in Superman: The Movie.

Tyler Hoechlin first appeared as Superman in season two of Supergirl on October 24, 2016. Hoechlin currently stars in The CW series Superman & Lois. The show debuted on February 23, 2021, and a fourth season is scheduled to air in Fall 2024.

David Corenswet has been cast as Clark Kent and Superman for the upcoming DCU film Superman: Legacy. The film is scheduled for release on July 11, 2025.


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released in American theaters on March 25, 2016. Warner Bros. Pictures licensed several different promotional card sets for the film. Scenes from Batman v Superman were included in CZX Super Heroes & Super Villains, a premium trading card set released by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

Director Kevin Smith hosted the IMDb coverage of SDCC 2016. Smith drafted the original screenplay for Superman Lives, a Warner Bros. reboot that was cancelled during development. Tim Burton was planned to direct the the film and Nicolas Cage was cast as Kal-El. Cage voiced Superman in the 2008 animated film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. A computer generated likeness of Nicolas Cage as Superman appears in the 2023 DCEU film The Flash.

IMDb Dossier Series: Heroes & Villains
01 Kevin Smith Himself
02 The Joker Suicide Squad
03 Kylo Ren Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
04 Deadpool Deadpool
05 Harley Quinn Suicide Squad
06 Finn Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
07 Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones
08 Batman Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
09 Wonder Woman Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
10 Darth Vader Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
11 Iron Man Captain America: Civil War
12 Rey Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
13 Black Panther Captain America: Civil War
14 Luke Cage Luke Cage
15 Captain Kirk Star Trek Into Darkness
16 Rick Grimes The Walking Dead
17 Doctor Strange Doctor Strange
18 Captain America Captain America: Civil War
19 The Flash The Flash
20 Han Solo Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
21 Jon Snow Game of Thrones
22 Michonne The Walking Dead
23 Ellen Ripley Alien
24 Spock Star Trek Into Darkness
25 Superman Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
26 Deadshot Suicide Squad
27 Arya Stark Game of Thrones
28 Spiderman Captain America: Civil War
29 Groot Guardians of the Galaxy
30 The Doctor Doctor Who

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