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Developed by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, Man of Steel is a cinematic retelling of Superman's origin story, from his birth on Krypton to his adolescence in Smallville to the start of his heroic career in the Fortress of Solitude.
“You’ve grown stronger here than we ever could have imagined. The only way to know how strong is to keep testing your limits.” Dangerous advice from a father to his son, but if anyone is capable of heeding it, it’s the big guy in blue.
The TV spot uses Russell Crowe’s narration as Jor-El, Superman’s father, as he contemplates his infant son’s destiny on our planet. It’s integral to finding out where Superman fits, on screen and off, in this current cinematic landscape
It must be a weird kind of agony to be Zack Snyder right now, having a completed movie that he probably knows is pretty good, but not yet knowing how the audiences will receive it-- and how they have the power to completely transform his career.
The latest trailer was a real heartstring tugger, focusing on Clark's sense of displacement between two worlds, but it also suggested some intriguing Easter eggs, like a cameo from Lex Luthor. Amazingly enough, these latest images from the film that debuted at Empire are nearly as fascinating, especially with that shot of General Zod's (Michael Shannon) eyes glowing red
The first four words on the poster are “From Producer Zack Snyder,” while Murro’s name isn’t mentioned until the usual director spot near the bottom of the cast and crew listing. Granted, Murro’s only previous film is 2008’s romantic comedy Smart People, but still. I always feel sorry for people who don’t know any better than to realize that producer credits usually mean squat.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, these new images of Superman and his friends and family certainly bring to mind the absence of action that the film’s trailers have already shown us.
Apparently a number of props used by Amy Adams on the set – she plays Lois Lane in Snyder’s new vision – are being auctioned off. These items include a few spoilery details. Read if you dare.
Once news broke that Zack Snyder reportedly was prepping a standalone Star Wars film, the Internet did what the Internet does, which is cleverly (and snarkily) lampooning the idea.
It was the news we had been waiting for, but not the news we were expecting to get. After months of speculation about who might direct the Star Wars Episode VII that Disney and Lucasfilm have been promising for months, word came down that Man of Steel and 300's Zack Snyder was directing a Star Wars movie
Zack Snyder will not be directing Star Wars: Episode VII, but that's not going to keep him from playing in the Star Wars universe. As many have suspected in the wake of Disney acquiring Lucasfilm, we're going to start seeing a whole lot more stories set in a galaxy far far away
The trailer uses a lot of the voiceover themes expressed in earlier trailers, with Superman wrestling with his place in our society. We get more shots of Superman in costume. The tone’s still VERY emo, with a church-like hymnal score and some gorgeous imagery. We see him take off from the snowy tundra, and we see him fly.
Presumably sometime before Zack Snyder's Man of Steel premieres on June 14 next year, we'll know a few more details about Justice League. But that movie could drop all kinds of hints about where Warner Bros. is going with their superhero team-up film, with a potential appearance from a Nick Fury-style character to link all the superheroes together,
December 14 is shaping up to be a momentous day on the movie-geek calendar. Paramount has big plans for Star Trek Into Darkness, including a 9-minute IMAX tease and a conventional trailer. And Warner Bros. will be booting up a second trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, which the director characteristically says is “crazy.”
It's likely we won't get a good look at Superman's foe until the film gets much closer to its summer 2013 release; however, a new development in the movie's merchandising has revealed Zod may not be the only baddie the man of steel will face!
We're not arguing that every director has to have an immediately recognizable style-- would we love the Coen Brothers nearly as much if they weren't constantly changing things up?-- but it's great to realize when a director has established him or herself away from the pack, with the confidence to bring their own flair to everything they make
Earlier this afternoon, Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill, the director and star of the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel made a very special appearance at San Diego Comic Con. In addition to participating in a panel in the famed Hall H, where they answered a bunch of fan questions about the new movie, they also showed the first ever footage from the film. And now I’ve recapped every second of it for you below.
2011 was the year of Green Lantern, 2012 is the year of The Dark Knight Rises, and 2013 will be the year of Man of Steel. Superman has been absent from cinemas since 2006’s Superman Returns and fans have been yearning to see the original superhero back on the big screen. Next year director Zack Snyder will be taking us back the city of Metropolis...
We’re really hoping to see two things in a Man of Steel trailer: Superman flying; and Superman hitting someone. Probably Michael Shannon, who has been cast as General Zod in Snyder’s film.
Next week sees the release of The Dark Knight, the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but that won't be the end of the filmmaker's time in the world of comic book movies. Though he won't be involved with Warner Bros.' Justice League film, he is an executive producer on Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. His involvement with that project, however, has raised some questions about how the new Superman flick would be released.
Back in the waning days of 2010, there was a rumor that said Hans Zimmer had been selected to score the upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel. At the time the fit seemed obvious: Christopher Nolan is serving as a producer on the upcoming blockbuster and he has worked with Zimmer on all of his films since Batman Begins in 2005. The whole story was shut down a few days later when someone from the press spoke to Zimmer who said that he was not attached...
We are now just a little over a month away from the release of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, but that also means we are likely just a little over a month away from our first look at Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Because both movies are based on DC properties and Nolan served as producer on the latter, it is expected that the release of the new Batman film will also deliver the brand new Superman.
Sure it’s all about The Avengers right now, but come next year, Superman will be back in the spotlight. While discussing his Tribeca Film Festival release, Knife Fight, Man of Steel’s Dr. Emil Hamilton, Richard Schiff, took the time to talk about shooting at Edwards Air Force Base. While on location, Schiff was in impressive company. “The real Navy SEALs and a bunch of guys played the extras.”
The feature, once working under the title The Spook’s Apprentice, centers around the seventh son of a seventh son who, in the 1700s, begins to study witchcraft and wizardry. The story is based on author Joseph Delaney’s young adult series, and already has tapped Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes and Alicia Vikander for its ensemble. Russian director Sergey Bodrov, best known for the 2007 drama Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan, is on board to helm the film.
Jamie Blackley has signed on to star opposite Sullivan Stapleton. While Stapleton is set to play the menacing Xerxes, who was memorably and strangely portrayed by Rodrigo Santoro in the original, Blackley will take on the role of Calisto, a young man who aspires to be a great and heroic warrior like his father before him.