Henry Cavill had nearly 75 years of Superman comics to consider before putting on the red cape, but four books in particular from the character’s recent history helped him shape Man of Steel. READ FULL STORY »
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Another new look at Man of Steel has been released, giving us a look at a civil war playing out on the far-off world of Krypton, and some truly touching moments between a son and his two fathers — one natural, the other adoptive.
When Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14, it won’t just mark the arrival of a new Superman — it will also lay the groundwork for the future slate of films based on DC Comics.
Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, spoke to EW for this week’s cover story on the Zack Snyder-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced movie, and allowed a peek over the wall of secrecy surrounding their DC Comics plans: “It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, it’s definitely a first step.”
Will Man of Steel include references to other DC heroes headed to the big screen, as Marvel did with its pre-Avengers series of flicks?
“I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world,” he said. “[Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.”
The Project: Man of Steel
The Panel: Henry Cavill, director Zack Snyder. Moderated by Chris Hardwick.
Footage Screened: Before the footage began, Snyder noted that a teaser trailer will be playing in front of The Dark Knight Rises next weekend, but he would be screening a longer version just for Comic-Con. His operating thesis: Making people feel like they could put themselves in Superman’s shoes, instead of seeing him as “this kind of big blue boy scout up on a throne.” READ FULL STORY »
There are very few things in life better than getting to strap into the impossibly cool Batmobile from the Michael Keaton-era Batman movies and enjoy a quick spin in the sun-dappled dusk of San Diego Comic-Con.
To commemorate the end of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy next Friday with The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. trotted out six iterations of the Caped Crusader’s sweet wheels: The cartoony car from Adam West-era TV series; the sleek Keaton-era car from both Batman and Batman Returns; the outlandish cars from the Joel Schumacher-era Batman Forever and Batman & Robin; and the Nolan-era tank-like “Tumbler” vehicles from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
We got an up-close look at all of them, including that aforementioned ride in the Keaton-era Batmobile — and you’re likely not going to believe who was driving it. Check out my full video report below: READ FULL STORY »
EW's Comic-Con 2012 movie preview: 'Iron Man 3,' 'Django Unchained,' 'Pacific Rim,' and 'Man of Steel'
Let’s face it — Comic-Con has become Movie-Con.
Though it originated decades ago as an annual haven for comic book fans, this week’s festival of all things geek-chic has become the ultimate place for Hollywood to show off its biggest, loudest, and most expensive tentpole motion pictures.
There are still comic books at the convention, and a lot of TV, and pretty much everyone involved in any type of genre storytelling will be trying to make an impact in and around San Diego this coming weekend.
But the biggest tent in this sci-fi/fantasy circus is the 6,000-plus-seat auditorium known as Hall H — and that’s where all those fans dressed as superheroes, stormtroopers, and Slave Leias will be fighting for a front row seat to the main event — movies.
Here’s a preview of what’s expected to shock and awe:
Comic-Con devotees know well that Saturday is usually the peak day at the convention, when the density of attendees hits its maximum and the air grows thick with excitement (and body odor). It’s no surprise then that, in the convention’s newly unveiled Saturday schedule, some of the most highly anticipated upcoming fanboy-friendly movies have slated their presentations for that day.
Quentin Tarantino will be on hand at the Hall H panel for Django Unchained, along with as-yet-unannounced cast members, and will offer a sneak peek at footage from his gonzo western about a slave turned bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) who sets out to rescue his wife from a cold-blooded plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio.)
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures will pack a major combination punch at their Hall H presentation, rolling out three big tentpoles sure to soak up a lot of buzz at the convention: Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi epic Pacific Rim, which pits giant monsters versus giant robots; Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel; and the first installment of director Peter Jackson’s two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic The Hobbit, subtitled An Unexpected Journey.
Marvel will also be on hand to unveil a glimpse at Iron Man 3 at a panel featuring producer Kevin Feige and as-yet-unrevealed “special guests.” Will Feige also pull back the curtain on plans for Avengers 2? Stay tuned.
There’s plenty for TV fans in Saturday’s schedule as well, including a True Blood panel and Q&A (moderated by EW’s own Tim Stack) along with panels for The Simpsons, Once Upon a Time, Family Guy, Shameless, Grimm, and Glee.
For the full Comic-Con program schedule, you can head over to the convention’s official site. And keep checking back here for more updates.
Thankfully, they sometimes turn up in animation, such as DC Comics upcoming Superman vs. The Elite, a PG-13 rated adaptation of a 2001 comic tale in which the Man of Steel finds himself fighting alongside — and then against — a quartet of young superpowered upstarts who are famous not just for stopping their foes, but killing them.
In EW’s exclusive clip from the direct-to-video film, out tomorrow, we see Kal-El encountering this team of rivals for the first time. As testament to the fact that this isn’t just a kiddie cartoon, one of them immediately puts the moves on ol’ Supes — who looks like he just swallowed some kryptonite. READ FULL STORY »