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 »
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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 title of the movie might be Man of Steel, but the star of the latest clip from Zack Snyder’s franchise reboot isn’t actually Superman. It’s Clark Kent, the alien boy who grows up to be a (hipster-bearded!) man, learning along the way some tough lessons about power, responsibility, and the cost-benefit bottom line of using his super strength to save all his schoolmates from a submerged bus. Which makes it official: Man of Steel isn’t just going to be another superhero movie. It’s going to be everyone’s — yours, mine, Hollywood’s — favorite kind of superhero movie: an origin story.
Why exactly do we love watching our favorite heroes begin again (and again)? Do we get some kind of parental joy from seeing their tall-building-spanning baby steps? Were scientists right about the Twitterfication of our attention spans? Maybe, but there’s also a deeper-seated reason: creation stories show the exact moment when a normal guy goes from being Just Like Us to being somehow better, faster, stronger. It’s the bridge between the relatable and aspirational parts of the hero myth. It’s also a handy way for filmmakers to pay their dues to a brand’s fan base (“See? I know my stuff!”) before sending its character off on a splashy villain-fighting quest that might diverge wildly from anything in the sacred comic book canon.
And so, having found that origin stories are a handy narrative tool for kicking off a franchise, Hollywood decided that every superhero movie should be an origin story, dropping our spandex icons into a Groundhog Day loop of childhood traumas, first kisses, and clumsy jumps off high roofs. The intro portion that used to take 10 minutes at the beginning of a movie is now filling entire movies — franchises, even. READ FULL STORY »
The publicity campaign for Man of Steel, next year’s Superman reboot, has so far been very reminiscent of producer Christopher Nolan’s other superhero franchise, with a series of teasers that haven’t shown much more of the movie than a few spare flying shots and lots of iconic American imagery. Well, as of today, that’s all changed. A trailer for the movie just hit the internet, and it’s got a little bit of everything. Shots of young Clark Kent learning to use his superpowers? Check. Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as his adoptive, all-American parents? Check. Michael Shannon as General Zod, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and even a brief shot of Christopher Meloni? Check, check, checkeroo! Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY »
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 »
If you weren’t able to make it to Comic-Con this year, don’t worry: Your local showing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (opening Dec. 14) will recreate roughly 70 percent of the experience.
Director Zack Snyder told MTV News on Tuesday that the first full trailer for his Superman movie Man of Steel (out June 14, 2013) will unspool before Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth. READ FULL STORY »
Warner Bros. has agreed to a deal promising to release up to 20 upcoming films in IMAX over the next three years. “Together with IMAX and our exhibitor partners, we have built a unique, incremental distribution platform over the last 10 years,” said Warner Bros. president Dan Fellman. “We are excited to continue this tradition and offer these films to audiences in the most premium of moviegoing experiences.”
In 2013, Warner Bros. is poised to unveil Jack the Giant Slayer (March 1); Man of Steel (June 14); Pacific Rim (July 12); 300: Rise of an Empire (Aug. 2); Gravity; Seventh Son (Oct. 18); and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Dec. 13).
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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Almost 75 years after Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created Superman, the battle for ownership of the Last Son of Krypton has become an expensive and much-disputed industry unto itself. Four years ago, Siegel’s heirs won a major victory when a judge granted them half of the Superman copyright, at least regarding how Superman appeared in Action Comics #1. As reported by the LA Times, however, Shuster’s heirs have not been so lucky: Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the family of the co-creator could not reclaim a similar 50% stake in the copyright. READ FULL STORY »
Despite all his great powers — or perhaps because of them — the most important thing about depicting the iconic DC Comics hero is finding a way to make him human, to make him vulnerable.
In two new surprisingly emotional trailers for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel, we get the same images but different voice-over from the character’s two fathers — Kryptonian biological father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Kansas farmer and adoptive dad Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner.) The narration from the two men offers sharply different points of view — one based in fate, another based in choice.
You won’t see much action, but you might just get a bit of Kryptonite in your eye.
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