Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill as Superman. Rather than focusing on the action, the trailer tries to sell us on what would happen if Superman really existed on our planet and would people really accept someone with God like powers. Of course towards the end of the trailer, we get a good look at some of the big action set pieces and Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as the villain Zod. But the fact is, every big budget Hollywood movie has action. Without a strong story and characters you care about, the action means nothing. Thankfully, everything I’ve seen thus far on the Man of Steel tells me Snyder has crafted a great Superman film that will deliver everything the fans want and more. It’s easily one of my most anticipated films of 2013. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and then be prepared to start counting down the days to June 14.
Man of Steel also stars Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe star. Man of Steel opens on June 14, 2013.
Warner Bros. has released two teaser trailers for director Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel and they’re awesome. While both have the same visuals and music, the Yahoo version has Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent) narration and the MSN has Russell Crowe (Jor-El). Unlike most trailers that reveal everything, I love how this is a true teaser and it’s only towards the end that you realize you’re watching a trailer for a Superman movie. Also, the way it uses music and visuals to set the mood is perfect. As I’ve said many times, Man of Steel is easily my most anticipated movie of 2013 and everything I’ve seen and learned tells me it’s going to be something special.
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Crowe. Man of Steel opens on June 14th, 2013. Hit the jump to watch the teaser.
In a move that’s not exactly surprising, it appears that Warner Bros. has decided to post-convert director Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel to 3D. A page is currently up on the IMAX website touting “Man of Steel: An IMAX 3D Experience,” but a statement from the filmmakers or any other information about the 3D Supes has yet to come to light. We’ve literally seen one image and a logo for Man of Steel, so the film’s Hall H panel is one of the most anticipated of this week’s Comic-Con 2012.
Christopher Nolan has had a heavy hand in the production as a producer, and a hint as to just how involved he’s been came with news that Nolan’s frequent collaborator Hans Zimmer would be composing the score for Man of Steel, making this Snyder’s first film without Tyler Bates. Hit the jump for more, including a new synopsis. [Update: IMAX has informed us that the 3D release for Man of Steel was an inputting error and they've since taken the page down. Variety's Josh Dickey reports via Twitter that Warner Bros. is still contemplating whether or not to post-convert the film to 3D, and a final decision has yet to be made.]
Thus far, we’ve only seen one official image from Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel. That fact has now changed, as Warner Bros. has launched the film’s official Facebook page and unveiled the banner for the superhero pic. I’d talk about the color, but I’m color blind (really), though I do like the feel and texture of the “S”. The title is nicely made of, well, steel, and the whole thing is slightly reminiscent of Christopher Nolan’s title treatments for his Batman trilogy. This makes sense, as Nolan is a producer on Man of Steel and was integral in getting the film off the ground and choosing Snyder to direct. Also, Warner Bros. is behind both franchises, so it would be monetarily sensible to market Man of Steel as similar to Nolan’s incredibly successful series.
Hit the jump to check out the banner. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens on June 14th, 2013.
This article highlights both extremes on the spectrum of set photos, using two movie starring Amy Adams as examples. On one hand, you’ve got the blurry candids of Henry Cavill as Superman and Michael Shannon as General Zod on the set of Superman: Man of Steel. Not especially revealing, but Superman! Zod!
On the other hand, we have gorgeous black-and-white photographs taken on the set of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s religious cult picture The Master. No stars or supervillains, but arguably more insightful into the process as a look at the period detail on the 1950s-era costumes and sets. Hit the jump to see the images plus background on both films.
Some more set photos from Man of Steel has surfaced, and Henry Cavill is still shirtless and bearded. They don’t reveal too much, as the background is greenscreen, but it looks like he’s running on a helipad. Someone should probably tell him that he can fly. We’ve seen quite a few set photos of the “homeless Clark Kent”, so I’m wondering just how this fits into the film as a whole and how much screentime is devoted to bearded Superman. Apparently the paparazzi were onset, so we’ll be updating this article if any other images surface.
Hit the jump to see the set photos. The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013. [Update: As expected, more set photos have surfaced giving us a clearer look at what's going on. They're included after the jump.]
by Jason Barr Posted: October 15th, 2011 at 11:01 am
I’m writing you this afternoon less than an hour removed from my first trip to the little slice of Americana that is a Bass Pro Shop. For those unfamiliar with the chain, imagine a store with Wal-Mart-esque square footage that devotes itself entirely to all things outdoor. While I’ll admit to being a little out of my element (okay, way out of my element), even an outdoor novice like myself can relish the opportunity to have their picture taken with a taxidermic grizzly bear. For those of you waiting for me to somehow make a connection between my Bass Pro experience and this week’s “Top 5″, this ellipsis is about as close as you’re going to get…
…In this week’s installment you’ll find the much-anticipated first trailer from writer/director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, the first poster for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D, some new set photos from Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, and interviews for both The Thing and Craig Brewer’s Footloose. Hit the jump for a brief recap and link to each.
You know who people like? Wolverine. He’s a cool dude. Perhaps it’s that line of thinking that has led to this scene in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel. We previously saw some set photos of Superman (Henry Cavill) bearing a beard, but there he simply looked like a homeless person. But as you’ll see in these new set photos, Supes has gone a little feral and has decided that perhaps he should be the best at what he does even if what he does isn’t very nice. Then hopefully he remembers that he’s Superman. I don’t know where Snyder, screenwriter David Goyer, and producer Christopher Nolan are taking this thing but set photos like this make me slightly anxious about the final product.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013.
Some new set photos have surfaced for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. They’re not as revealing/exciting as the ones of Russell Crowe in his Jor-El costume that we reported on yesterday, but they do feature Henry Cavill doing his best hobo impression. Cavill is seen sporting a dirty beard in character as Clark Kent. It’s rainy, he’s wearing a jacket that would invoke sad Don Draper, and he’s interacting with a scraggly (but still cute) dog, so one can assume that Kent/Superman falls on some hard times during the course of the film.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, and Christopher Meloni. Man of Steel opens June 14th, 2013.
At this year’s Toronto Film Festival, I was able to speak with Michael Shannon about co-starring in director Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher. The movie is based on the real-life story of Sam Childers (played by Gerard Butler), a former drug-dealer who turned his life around and now dedicates it to saving kidnapped and orphaned children in Sudan. It’s a hell of a story and one that I’m glad got told. Watch some clips here.
During the interview Shannon talked about being at TIFF, what the last few years have been like as he’s started landing very high profile roles, making Machine Gun Preacher, the kind of research he does, if he prefers a few takes or dozens, Boardwalk Empire, and how he got cast as General Zod in Man of Steel. In addition, he talked about The Iceman - which is the story of Richard Kuklinski, who was a hit man in New Jersey who kept his criminality secret from his family. Hit the jump for the interview.
Last month, some set photos surfaced from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel revealing what looked to be Michael Shannon in character as villain General Zod wearing a motion-capture suit. The images weren’t the best of quality, so no one was 100% certain that it was actually Shannon in the suit. Well, now the actor has confirmed that Snyder’s interpretation of the infamous Superman villain will be brought to life using motion-capture technology.
Shannon says that when he initially met with Snyder, the director told him he wouldn’t be put into one of those “silly suits,” but when time came for the cameras to start rolling Snyder had a bit of a surprise for the actor. Hit the jump to see what Shannon had to say about wearing the motion-capture garb and how he approached the character.
Photos continue to leak out from the set of Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel. The latest photos confirm the groundbreaking and terrifying rumors that began to fly when we saw the first official image of Henry Cavill as Superman. “Surely,” we asked, “they wouldn’t deprive Superman of his external underwear?” But as you can see from these new set photos, deprived him they have. I guess now Superman will be cool. The set photos also show villainess Faora (Antje Traue) rocking a badass cape, more shots of a guy in a mo-cap suit, and in the background there’s a newspaper truck for “The Smallville Sentinel”. Seriously, how much of this freaking movie takes place in Smallville? Smallville was on the air for 23 years. We don’t need to go back.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Julia Ormand, Harry Lennix, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013.
While I’m not crazy about all the set photos leaking in from Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, I’m glad that they’re at least shooting outdoors and not in front of a green screen. Yes, there will be CG elements animated in, but its a nice change of pace for Man of Steel director Zack Snyder who made digital environments his home for 300 and the majority of Sucker Punch. These new set photos are from a scene where a tornado rips through Smallville and that’s why actors are huddling under a bridge. I don’t consider that to be a spoiler because these scenes take place in the Midwest (they’re filming in Sugar Hill, IL) and tornados tend to there. If it were a hurricane or the actors were cowering from an angry troll, that would be a different story.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Julia Ormand, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013.
by Jason Barr Posted: August 6th, 2011 at 12:08 pm
This week’s “Top 5″ is a special one for me. Before letting your imagination run away from you, I’ll just say that it’s not for any nostalgic reasons that connect back to the content at hand but rather because I’m writing it while literally in the midst of moving. For those who haven’t experienced this joyous task first-hand, this means that I’m currently a sweaty, disheveled, unorganized mess who can’t for the life of me figure out when/how/why I accumulated so much junk. For the record, Mom, I’m not referring to my posters. They’re awesome. Period. End of story.
All venting aside, this week’s installment features the first official look at Henry Cavill in director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, a video interview with director Len Wiseman where he discusses his Total Recall remake and the return of everyone’s favorite three-breasted woman, the first image of Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises along with a cornucopia of set photos from the film, an exclusive interview with Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds for The Change-Up, and a Star Trek 2 update from J.J. Abrams. You can find brief recaps and links to all of the above after the jump.
Zack Snyder stirred up some controversy when he cast a Brit, Henry Cavill, as Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel. To make up for it, he filled the core supporting cast with true All-Americans: Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner as Pa Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent. Same goes for Laurence Fishburne, who was just cast as Daily Planet Editor-in-Chief Perry White. The catch: Fishburne is black. That’s not especially meaningful, but as Hero Complex notes, Fishburne is the first black actor to play White in “any of the many film, television or cartoon versions of Superman’s adventures.” (Commenters, I need your help: Has White ever been drawn black in any of the comics?)
You may recall the racial debate that surrounded Donald Glover’s quasi-campaign to play Spider-Man, or similar discussion prompted by our claim that Will Smith would make a good Captain America. I doubt the casting of a relatively minor character will raise as much of a fuss, but you never know — some fans refused to accept Idris Elba as a Norse god in Thor. I don’t believe there is anything especially “white” about Perry White, but I do know this: Fishburne and his baritone voice will fill the Daily Planet newsroom to the ceiling with gravitas. Man of Steel is scheduled for release on June 14, 2013.