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Frank Miller and Zack Snyder go way back. Snyder's adaptation of Miller's graphic novel 300 was his giant breakout hit, and Snyder adapted Miller's Xerxes for the upcoming sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. So when Snyder took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con two weeks ago to announce his big Superman-Batman team-up, it shouldn't be a surprise that he accompanied it with a quote from Miller's graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. And yet, Miller was surprised anyway
Since it's directed by Snyder and stars Henry Cavill and is written by David S. Goyer, it's certainly got enough of the Man of Steel creative team behind it to qualify as a Man of Steel sequel… but come on. Everybody is going to go into this movie talking about it as Superman vs. Batman… or Batman vs. Superman… or both? Warner Bros. doesn't only know that, but they seem to be as confused about the order as we are
"I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you."
"My hope is, when I get home I can sit down with everyone and it’ll be like ‘Okay, so what are we going to do? ... We need to do something," Snyder says about conversations with Warner Bros., which haven't happened yet.
We can't stop talking about the ending of Man of Steel, and we're not alone. Everyone on the Internet it seems, including people who are bona fide Superman experts, are obsessed with the way that Zack Snyder wraps up his taken on the blue Boy Scout, either criticizing the needless destruction, defending Snyder's action skills, or doing both at the same time. It's a very confusing time to be a superhero fan
For the last thirty-three years, human beings not directly related to the Kent family or not directly saved by Clark have moved about their daily lives without any knowledge that an alien with stunning, almost unfathomable powers was living amongst them, until suddenly, they’re made aware of said fact by a pissed off warlord alien who threatens to destroy the world if Superman doesn’t turn himself in.
Part of me thinks that Snyder and his team should be given time to develop what they have started in Man of Steel. At the same time, I can understand Warner’s sense of urgency, and a desire to strike while the iron is hot.
We've done a lot of talking… and now it's your turn! SPOILERS ARE WELCOME in the comments below, so vote in the poll to rate the movie, and then jump into the comments to discuss everything on Krypton, Earth, or the space in-between. We'll spend the weekend talking over the movie, and then we'll have the box office numbers for you throughout the weekend to see just how well the Man of Metropolis has done for himself.
Far be it for me to criticize the guiding forces that drove this man to the top of the precipice of the tentpole, but his first rule is “There are no rules.” Classic rookie mistake. I kid, of course.
Well, it was really only a matter of time before this news crossed our desk. Even though Man of Steel isn't set to open until Friday, positive buzz and a swell of anticipation amongst movie-goers has led Warner Bros. to officially green light a sequel to the Superman film, with Zack Snyder attached to return as director and David Goyer once again working on the script.
When you think about it, Man of Steel has three very key elements to it that make editing trailers seem easy. First there’s the visual spectacle, as it appears that Zack Snyder went all out for his Superman movie, filling it with brilliant color and lighting as well as impressively detailed CGI.
June has arrived, and with it, comes a new 13-minute featurette for Man of Steel, courtesy of Warner Bros. In addition to showing off some of the more exciting glimpses of the film, the featurette also includes comments from screenwriter David S. Goyer, director Zack Synder and some of the cast and producers, who speak about the film, the story, the characters and the tone, scope and scale of the movie.
They’re keeping the details about the project secret, but sources say the two-minute animation could be one continuous uncut shot of Superman throughout the ages, from the old Max Fleischer cartoons to the definitive comic artists’ interpretations to the actors who portrayed him on the big and small screen.
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.