A new TV spot has been released a new TV spot for Man of Steel. It has all the pomp and circumstance we’ve come to expect from the film’s marketing campaign, and when it comes to Superman, such presentation is required. It’s Superman, after all. The TV spot also shows off some of the action we previously saw in the excellent trailer, but the real takeaway is Superman screaming. What causes this scream? Does Pa Kent die (I don’t know if Pa Kent dies in the movie, but his death is a touchstone in the character’s biography)? Does Supes step on a kryptonite nail? Is he forced to watch Superman IV: The Quest for Peace?
Hit the jump to check out the TV spot. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fisburne, Antje Traue, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
30-second snippets of Hans Zimmer‘s Man of Steel score have been released. Zimmer was tapped to score the film before he was even officially approached for the gig. Everyone simply assumed that Man of Steel producer Christopher Nolan would move his Dark Knight Trilogy composer over to Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot. Zimmer eventually took the job, which came with the unenviable task of being in the shadow of John Williams‘ classic Superman theme. But Zimmer has a long and fairly diverse filmography, although his work does tend to get parodied for its heavy bass-driven punctuations (or “BWAAAAH”s). Listening to these snippets, about half the score is unmistakably Zimmer (“I Will Find Him” even has the “BWAAAAH” sound) and the other half, such as “Sent Here for a Reason” and “Goodbye My Son” are soft, meditative pieces that are almost worthy of a day spa.
Click over to Amazon to listen to pieces from the score, which will be released in two versions on June 11th. There will be a regular edition and a deluxe edition that contains six extra tracks. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th. [Update: We've been provided with the full press release for the soundtrack, which includes detailed information on the soundtrack release. Both the regular and limited edition soundtracks come with a 28-minute track that allows fans to listen to Zimmer's initial experiments with the score, seeing how he laid the foundation for what was to come. Hit the jump for more.]
Last night, Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Man of Steel. It went a long way towards making me more excited for the flick. If the film is a hit, then Warner Bros. will want to hit the ground running with the sequel, and they’ll probably continue their superhero trend of not breaking out the marquee villain until the sequel. Although Zod will provide Man of Steel with some epic set pieces, Superman’s true nemesis is Lex Luthor, and director Zack Snyder hasn’t forgotten about him. The new trailer has a quick flash of LexCorp Tower, so Luthor definitely exists in this reboot, and he’s already powerful. So will we see him in the finished film? If Warner Bros. has been able to keep the casting under wraps for this long, then kudos to them. But I expect it to be handled in a similar fashion to Norman Osborne in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Hit the jump to check out the full image. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
Yesterday, Superman (Henry Cavill) took to the cover of Entertainment Weekly, and now the publication has released seven lo-res images from the superhero’s reboot, Man of Steel. The article contains new plot details, but I’m trying to stay in the dark on this movie. Everything I’ve seen so far has pushed me towards doubt (it just looks too dour for Superman), and I want to give the movie a fair shake, so I’ll let the die-hards check out the story. However, I am willing to look at new images from the movie, and these look alright. Director Zack Snyder has apparently left his more stylized approach behind to make this Superman movie look relatively normal. Of course, we’ll have to see it in motion to really get a sense of what he’s going for.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Hopefully, Warner Bros. will release better-quality versions in the near future. The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th. [Update: EW has asked us to take the images down. Hopefully Warner Bros. released high-resolution versions soon.]
The spring is usually a dumping ground for studios, and while there were big misfires in spring 2013 like A Good Day to Die Hard and Jack the Giant Slayer, there were also some nice gems like Warm Bodies, Stoker, and the great The Place Beyond the Pines. Now we move towards the heavy hitters of summer, and it’s tough to choose just five among the many choices headed our way. Summer 2012 was a slog, but hope begins anew with summer 2013.
Hit the jump to see the films that Matt, Adam, and Dave are most anticipating in from April to June.
In Man of Steel, Amy Adams will be the third Lois Lane to hit the big screen following Margot Kidder and Kate Bosworth. Considering that Adams is a four-time Oscar nominee, she was a bit of great casting. However, Lois Lane has rarely evolved past the sharp-witted reporter (who can’t figure out that her co-worker is a superhero)/damsel-in-distress in Superman’s world, so I’m curious to see screenwriter David Goyer and director Zack Snyder‘s take on the character. Their emphasis on a “real-world” adaptation should extend past beyond making Superman sad.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
Last week, we reported that Justice League‘s team would be comprised of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash. But before those five superheroes can team up, Warner Bros. needs the granddaddy of all superheroes to step up. Buried in an article about Warner Bros. President Jeff Robinov, Variety makes the somewhat unsurprising report that a greenlight on Justice League is dependent on how well Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel does at the box office.
Hit the jump for more. Man of Steel opens June 14th.
The latest issue of Empire Magazine feature loads of previews from upcoming movies, which includes new images from Kick-Ass 2 and The Wolverine. But Empire has chosen Superman (Henry Cavill) to grace the issue’s cover. I guess this means that Empire believes Man of Steel is the biggest movie of the summer, and that’s a reasonable argument. Like any summer, there are plenty of big movies, but people seem incredibly jazzed for Superman’s return to the big screen.
Hit the jump to check out the covers. The film also stars Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens June 14th.
The Television Critics Association is currently running through shows from the networks, which means plenty of interviews with showrunners and creators. David Goyer was there promoting Da Vinci’s Demons, and he was asked about Man of Steel, which he wrote. Goyer said, “I never thought I would be doing a Superman film. But I think the only way to top myself, or ourselves on Batman, is to tackle Superman – who’s kind of the Granddaddy of all the Superheroes.”
Hit the jump for more on what Goyer had to say about the Man of Tomorrow. We’ve also added a larger version of a recent image of Superman (Henry Cavill). The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
Superman may represent “Truth, Justice, and The American Way”, but he’s not jingoistic. He’s for the whole world (except the USSR; that did not turn out well for the planet), and Warner Bros. has now announced worldwide release dates for Man of Steel. Brazil, Japan, The Philippines, and Egypt get the movie the earliest with a date set for June 12, 2013 (although I’m not sure how that pans out time-zone wise) while the people of South Africa, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland get it on the late side with a release on June 28, 2013.
Click here to find out when your country is getting Man of Steel, and click here to check out the latest trailer. The film opens in the U.S. of A. on June 13, 2014.
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.
Zack Snyder comments have changed yet again on how his new Superman film, Man of Steel, would relate to Warner Bros.’ planned Justice League movie. In March, he said Justice League‘s Superman and Batman would be different than the ones from Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Trilogy. Then at Comic-Con, Snyder played coy and said they were just trying to get Superman’s house in order, and then see where it went from there. Since then, Warner Bros. has set a summer 2015 release date for Justice League, and Man of Steel continues to fly towards its summer 2013 release. In a recent interview, Snyder’s latest comments make Man of Steel sound closer to Justice League than ever before.
Hit the jump for more. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14, 2013.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, in one of the most needless attempt at being coy, director Zack Snyder wouldn’t confirm if Zod was the villain Man of Steel. An audience member during the Q&A assumed Michael Shannon was playing Zod, and Snyder danced around whether or not Zod was Shannon’s character. Today, rough cut toy commercials apparently confirm that Zod is the villain. The commercials also possibly reveal new details about the film. Not that Superman has Stretch Armstrong powers and will fling himself at his enemies in order to defeat them (although that would be pretty terrific), but as is usually the case, the toys probably reveal some plot element that the studio wanted to keep under wraps.
Hit the jump to check out the commercials, but be warned that they might contain spoilers. Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013.
Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel has been a giant question mark for fans for quite some time. We finally got our look at the first footage from the film at Comic-Con, and the general public was treated to a significantly truncated version of that footage by way of the film’s first teaser trailer. Noticeably absent were Snyder’s trademark slow motion and stylized camera movements, instead replaced by a grittiness and real world grounding reminiscent of one Christopher Nolan (which isn’t exactly a surprise given that Nolan is Man of Steel’s producer).
Though Snyder and star Henry Cavill took part in the Man of Steel Comic-Con panel, the director didn’t really talk much about his approach to the character at the time. Snyder has now spoken up a bit about his Superman in Man of Steel and why acknowledging John Williams’ classic score from the previous films wasn’t an option. Hit the jump for more.
As you’re likely aware, the 2012 Summer Olympics kicked off in London yesterday. In other words, it’s time for me to care about competitive swimming and gymnastics for the first time since the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. To all of our readers, especially those internationally-based, I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on the Summer Olympics. Is it an event that evokes your inner-patriotism and love of otherwise obscure athletic feats? Do you take great joy in defeating the ol’ U.S. of A. in something other than Math and Science scores? Sound off in the comments.
This Saturday brings us the Man of Steel teaser trailer set to John Williams‘ original Superman score, coverage from our visit to the set of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis‘ The Campaign, an extended trailer and first official images from Cloud Atlas, interviews with the fellas of The Watch, and Brendan’s latest By the Numbers installment covering The Caped Crusader from Batman: The Movie to The Dark Knight Rises. Unless you’re a Top 5 noob (in which case, welcome aboard!), you know that a brief recap and link to each can be found after the jump.