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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The newest TV spot for Man of Steel doesn’t feature too much new footage, but it further develops the bleak-messiah tone seen in earlier trailers. Angelic music, introspective narration, Kevin Costner as the voice of American everydad, and almost no colors besides Superman’s red cape? Message received: This ain’t Superman IV: Quest 4 Peace. Watch below. READ FULL STORY »
Man of Steel won’t be hurting for an audience when the latest cinematic incarnation of Superman swoops into theaters next summer. The casting of Henry Cavill (The Tudors, The Immortals) has been met with great enthusiasm from fanboys, media, and pretty much everyone with working eyeballs. The supporting players ooze quality and clout: Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne. That’s an all-star team-up of acting Avengers right there. Behind the camera, a marketable, geek-cool, movie-smart brain trust: producer Christopher Nolan, screenwriter David Goyer, director Zack Snyder. With talent like this above and below the line, there’s little doubt people will be buying tickets…
But will they buy Superman himself?
The man who fights for truth, justice, and the American way — a criminal? That’s the provocative suggestion in the newest poster for Man of Steel, which hit the web on Monday. It features Henry Cavill as Superman, flanked by U.S. soldiers, his wrists bound together in handcuffs that you know he could accidentally snap in half if he so much as got the hiccups. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY »
It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Nope, it’s the news that Man of Steel will be released in 3-D in select movie theaters, as well as in 2D and IMAX, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced on Wednesday. The film’s slated for release June 14, 2013.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as resident caped superhero Superman/Clark Kent, alongside Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe, and a bevy of others.
“The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX. Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow Man of Steel to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience,” said Snyder in a statement. “We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.”
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For the first time in four years, it seems likely that no movie will pass $10 million at the box office this weekend.
The last time that happened? The weekend after the Republican and Democratic National Conventions wrapped in 2008, when Bangkok Dangerous topped the chart with just $7.8 million.
CBS Films’ third release this year (after The Woman in Black and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), The Words, a romantic thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana, has the best shot at (very) modest success. The title, which was made for a reported $6 million and is opening in 2,801 theaters, should do better than Cooper’s recent flop Hit and Run, which opened with $4.5 million, but it likely won’t reach as high as Saldana’s last leading effort Colombiana, which found $10.4 million in its opening weekend.
The rumored real-life romantic ups and downs of Saldana and Cooper may be the film’s biggest selling point — it’s certainly a sexier angle than the plagiarism plot line. Poor early reviews, coupled with a generic title and blah visuals, will keep many moviegoers at bay. Bradley Cooper looked like he may be a Limitless star last year when his action flick opened with $18.9 million, but The Words may open with a decidedly more limited $7.5 million.
The week’s other wide release is Summit’s long-on-the-shelf The Cold Light of Day, which is finally opening on this, the slowest weekend of the year. The thriller, shot for $25 million and co-financed by Intrepid Pictures, will be lucky to start with $3 million from 1,511 theaters. Fortunately, Summit didn’t put much money into advertising the film, which stars future Man of Steel Henry Cavill and Sigourney Weaver, after it underperformed at the international box office with $13.1 million.
With those films headed to soft business, there’s a chance that The Possession could take No. 1 once again — a rare feat for a frontloaded demonic tale. The Possession may drop by about 60 percent from its three-day debut of $17.7 million, which would yield about $7.1 million this time around. If it can manage a slightly better hold, it should take out The Words.
Are you headed to the box office this weekend? If so, what do you plan on seeing?
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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 »
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