Metropolis' annual Superman festival underway

METROPOLIS - A yearly festival honoring Superman is underway in the southern Illinois city that claims the iconic superhero as its favorite son.

The Superman Celebration, held in Metropolis, started on Thursday and will run through Sunday.  The celebration will feature an appearance by Dean Cain, an actor best known for playing Superman and his Clark Kent alter ego in the 1990's television series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."

Others expected at the event are Billy Dee Williams, who played district attorney Harvey Dent in the 1989 Batman movie, and Valerie Perrine, who played Miss Teschmacher in the 1978 and 1980 Superman movies.

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