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'Man of Steel' Comic-Con panel: Superman makes grand debut, Zack Snyder makes controversial claim

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

Man of Steel meets murdering anti-heroes in 'Superman vs. The Elite' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Most superhero movies try so hard to be the “definitive” story  for the broadest possible audience that a lot of great, strange, and nuanced story arcs from the character’s life in print get ignored.

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

'Man of Steel' logo: Superman's iconic shield gets a muscular, detailed makeover -- FIRST LOOK


It’s been nearly eight months since we’ve seen or heard anything official from Man of Steel, the Superman reboot produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill looked all buff and brawny in our first look at his sleek, textured Superman costume, which featured a far larger chest plate for the superhero than the one on Brandon Routh’s pecs in 2006’s Superman Returns.

That strapping sensibility continues with the official Man of Steel logo, which Warner Bros. posted tonight to the movie’s Facebook page. Along with that more robustly sized “S” — usually considered to be the family crest of Superman’s Kryptonian father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) — there are some finely etched details within the logo that make the emblem feel even more like it’s connected to a long-lost culture. Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

'Man of Steel' Revealed: Your first look at Henry Cavill in his Superman suit!

Look! Up on the Web! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Henry Cavill as Superman! Warner Bros. this morning released the first official image from Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder’s now-shooting reboot of the Superman franchise starring Cavill as the iconic DC Comics superhero.

Our thoughts: A classic, retro-flavored Man of Steel, filtered through Snyder’s techno-sleek, hyper-pop aesthetic; somewhere between the drama of the Christopher Reeve Superman and the more subdued Brandon Routh Superman. READ FULL STORY

Laurence Fishburne cast as Perry White in 'Man of Steel' -- EXCLUSIVE

Lois Lane and Clark Kent just got their boss: Laurence Fishburne will play Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White in Man of Steel, EW has learned exclusively. White has traditionally been a hard-charging, old fashioned newspaperman, who relies on his ace reporters, Clark and Lois, to get the big scoop. Jackie Cooper played White in the Christopher Reeve-era Superman films, and Frank Langella took on the role in director Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns in 2006.

The casting resolves the question of what Laurence would be up to following his departure this May from CBS’ long-running CSI after just over two seasons. (Ted Danson will take Fishburne’s place on the show this fall.)

The Superman reboot, produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder, stars Henry Cavill as Clark (a.k.a. Superman), Amy Adams as Lois, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. David Goyer (Batman Begins) is penning the script. Man of Steel is due to begin filming this fall, and is slated for release on June 14, 2013. (Reporting by Jeff Jensen)

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Comic-Con 2011: 'Superman' Henry Cavill stumps for 'Immortals' and raves about 'Man of Steel' script

Hollywood’s new Superman flew into Comic-Con on Saturday, but said very little about director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, which begins shooting in Chicago next week. Instead, Henry Cavill landed in Hall H to talk up Immortals (opening November 11), an epic fantasy inspired by Greek mythology directed with ferocious flair by surreal stylist Tarsem Singh (The Cell) and co-starring Mickey Rourke, Luke Evans, and Kellan Lutz. The real stars of the show were two pieces of footage: a 3D trailer overstuffed with awesome images of extraordinary scope (monolithic statues; a tidal wave; an imploding mountain); and a battle scene showcasing Evans’ Zeus. Tarsem told attendees that his R-rated movie was “a little darker” and “a little more hardcore” than previous teases may have suggested, and the elaborately choreographed fight sequence between Zeus (supported by other warriors in gold plated armor) and hellacious, subterranean creatures – filled with bloodshed and beheadings and man-beasts getting split in half with a swing of the sword – proved it.


Julia Ormond in talks to play Superman's mom in 'Man of Steel'

EW has confirmed that Julia Ormond is in talks with Warner Bros. to play Superman’s mother in next year’s reboot Man of Steel. (Deadline first reported the news.) To be specific, Ormond would be playing Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s biological mother, possibly opposite Russell Crowe as Jor-El. (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner have already been cast as Superman’s iconically lovable foster parents, the Kents.) Ormond has a recurring role on this season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent; her last major film role was as Caroline in the bookend sequences of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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'Immortals' and its 'Superman' star Henry Cavill hitch a ride with 'Thor' via new trailer -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Thor won’t be the only mythic hero from antiquity making a silver screen debut on Friday. Those intending to pay good money to see the Marvel thunder god throw his hammer at frost giants and fire-breathing automatons will also get to see Henry Cavill — cinema’s next Superman — fling mystical arrows at sword-swinging Greeks and monstrous elemental demons in the new trailer for Immortals, a fantasy epic from Relativity Studios in the vein of Clash of the Titans due in theaters November 11. The movie — produced by 300’s Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari and directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell) —  stars Cavill as a hunky peasant named Theseus who becomes a reluctant hero in a battle with a villainous incognito deity named Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) bent on world and celestial domination. The gods of Olympus — including Zeus (Luke Evans) and Poseidon (Kellan Lutz) — want to stop the evil titan, but are restricted from meddling with mankind’s free will, and so they must exert their influence on the sly via Theseus. The trailer hit the web online last week but will be making its theatrical premiere tomorrow. The tease is a showcase for Rourke’s sleazy menace, Cavill’s steely charisma, and Tarsem’s distinctive, painterly visuals. You can check out a larger version of the exclusive new image from the film below. READ FULL STORY

Superman reboot casts Antje Traue as female villain: Report

Antje Traue has been cast in the upcoming Superman reboot as the villainous Faora, according to Variety. The German actress, whose only major previous Hollywood credit was in 2009’s Pandorum, will join a rogues’ gallery that already includes Michael Shannon’s General Zod. (Warner Bros. has declined to comment.) There have been various versions of Faora in Superman comics over the years, and the character loosely inspired the femme fatale Ursa in Superman II. The 2012 film begins shooting this summer.

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'Superman': Michael Shannon set as General Zod

The Man of Steel now has an enemy: Warner Bros. announced Sunday that they’ve locked in the Oscar-nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) to play General Zod opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in the reboot. Director Zack Snyder said in a release from the studio: “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.” Shannon joins an already Oscar-friendly cast that includes Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

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