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'Man of Steel' Concept Art: See What General Zod Almost Looked Like

by Jacob Hall July 10, 2013 @ 4:10 PM
Warner Bros.
A few weeks ago, we got a look at some of the concept art from Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' and got a glimpse at many wild variations of Superman's iconic costume. Today, more art has emerged and this time, it's for Superman's nemesis in the film, General Zod. Like those varied Superman designs, the look of the evil Kryptionian general went through many different versions before settling on the final suit.

'Man of Steel' Poll: Prequel or Sequel? Which Would You Prefer?

by Eric Walkuski July 8, 2013 @ 12:00 PM
In something of an off-hand comment, Russell Crowe mentioned on Twitter that he's been receiving lots of questions regarding a 'Man of Steel' prequel, one that would be set entirely on Krypton and focus on his character, Jor-El. He then mentioned he's very open to the idea, but are you?

Superman vs. Iron Man: Your Favorite Superhero of the Summer Is ...

by Eric Walkuski June 24, 2013 @ 9:30 AM
Warner Bros./Marvel Studios
It's only recently been officially declared summertime, but for many the season has been in full bloom since the first weekend of May when 'Iron Man 3' pummeled everything in its path. Now, as the months roll on, the superhero everyone is talking about is Superman, thanks to 'Man of Steel.' So which superhero packed the most punch for you?

'Man of Steel' Concept Art: What Superman's Costume and Shield Almost Looked Like

by Jacob Hall June 21, 2013 @ 1:15 PM
Warner Bros.
Other than the trademark red underwear being removed, Superman's costume in 'Man of Steel' was remarkably close to the classic design. Blue suit, red cape, red "S" on yellow shield and so on. However, some newly released concept art for the film reveals that this traditional approach was only one of many options explored by director Zack Snyder and his army of designers. Can you imagine a black and white Superman costume? How about one with no cape?

The Stupidest Movie MacGuffins of All-Time

by Jacob Hall June 19, 2013 @ 2:41 PM
Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros./Sony Pictures
Originally popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, the term "MacGuffin" refers to an object, person or location that drives the plot of story, with characters generally struggling to obtain said object, person or location before the opposition. Over the decades, the word has mutated and its exact meaning is often the subject of debate, but it's still, at the core, the same thing. The MacGuffin is that special something at the center of a movie that makes everything happen.
Although many movies have a MacGuffin of some kind (with some being more obvious than others), we're not here to talk about the best or the most well-used. Today, we're going to talk about the stupidest MacGuffins. When we say stupid, we mean that in both a harsh and loving way. Some of the MacGuffins on this list are so dumb that they're simply amazing. Others are so idiotic that they make us shake our heads. In any case, there's no arguing that they're all pretty unforgettable.

'Man of Steel' Controversy: Zack Snyder and David Goyer Explain the Destructive Ending

by Nick Romano June 18, 2013 @ 11:14 AM
Warner Bros.
For those of you who haven't seen 'Man of Steel,' stop reading now -- unless, of course, spoilers are your thing. In any case, you've probably heard about the controversies surrounding the climactic, destruction-heavy ending that through many a Superman fan into a tizzy. Now, director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer have broken their silence on the matter.

Comic Strip: Captain America's New Suit, 'Thor 2' Reshoots and 'Justice League' in 2015?

by Sean O'Connell June 17, 2013 @ 4:15 PM
Marvel/Sony Pictures/Cleveland Plain Dealer
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we have 'Wolverine' soundtrack details, ‘Man of Steel’ sequel speculation and release dates for the next two ‘Spider-Man’ movies!

How 'The Avengers' Exposes the Biggest Problem With 'Man of Steel'

by Jacob Hall June 17, 2013 @ 9:03 AM
Warner Bros.
In most ways, it's unfair to compare 'Man of Steel' and 'The Avengers.'
Other than the fact that they're both expensive, large-scale superhero movies, they couldn't be more different. Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers' represents the Marvel Studios' modus operandi in every way: it's scrappy, witty, silly and charming; coasting on cool and making it look easy. Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' is cut from the same cloth as Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight' films: it's moody, cerebral, intense and big on dramatics, demanding that you take every frame very, very seriously.
In short, one is The Beatles and the other is a symphony. They're both terrific in their own special ways, and putting them side-by-side seems kind of silly. Comparing two films with such divergent styles and intent just seems a little unfair. But ...