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Man of Steel
Those of you eager to get a fresh look at the new 'Man of Steel' trailer should prepare to be happy. Just yesterday saw the release of a General Zod viral message to the citizens of Earth and Supes himself, which was extremely cool in and of itself, but today we've learned of a new site that counts down to the unveiling of the full 'Man of Steel' trailer. So when can we expect it? Find out after the break!
Poor 'Justice League.' It just can't catch a break. When news broke that Warner Bros. wanted their own version of Marvel's 'The Avengers' to hit the big screen, fans of the DC universe were in hysterics, but the project has been seesawing back and forth between "Yah, we will make it" and "Nah, it's dead." Now, the biggest report we've heard so far, referring of course to Christopher Nolan's attachment, has been debunked by WB themselves.
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly contains a sizable 'Man of Steel' feature, as well as Henry Cavill's Superman on the cover. Best of all, the mag is bringing us seven new images from the film, including looks at Zod (Michael Shannon) and Jor-El (Russell Crowe); you can see the whole batch after the break!
Though there hasn't been much to go on when it comes to Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' (it feels like the biggest leaked information came from the toy sets), what's been released so far suggests the film will feature a lot of soul searching, and an emo-Superman who's torn between two fathers. Recently footage was screened, and it turns out they're saving all the big spectacle for later.
One of summer 2013's biggest question marks is 'Man of Steel.' There's a lot riding on this picture for Warner Brothers (who wants to be competitive in the Superhero genre), and for Zack Snyder (who's coming off of a misfire and an out-and-out flop). We're hoping for the best, and we're cautiously optimistic after seeing the film's first TV spot.
The 2013 summer movie season is almost here and you know what that means: big blockbuster movies and lots of them. As the days grow warmer and the school year grows shorter, the studios unleash their big dogs: the films that cost hundreds of millions of dollars and push the envelope in terms of scope and special effects (if not always originality)
There have been rumors since 'Man of Steel' began filming that Lex Luthor - despite not being the film's villain - would somehow make an appearance in the film, setting up 'Man of Steel 2' and other possible sequels. Today, we have even more fuel for the fire as the film's writer, David Goyer, has spoken out about whether we should expect to see Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel.'
Think back to 2002, when Warner Bros. was eager to relaunch the Superman franchise and had J.J. Abrams as the man leading the way. It's almost amazing to think - knowing now that Abrams was practically begged by Lucasfilm to direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7' - that Warner Bros. didn't move forward with Abrams' vision for 'Superman' but his 'Flyby' was eventually scrapped and replaced with Bryan Singer's 'Superman Returns' a few years later. Now, as 'Man of Steel' is set to hit theaters this summer, Abrams reveals what his 'Superman' movie would've looked like and what, if anything, it has in common with Zack Snyder's upcoming film.