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'Man of Steel' Cast Interview: Why Superman Had to Be Reinvented For a New Generation

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by Todd Gilchrist June 14, 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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Although this summer has been full of highly-anticipated blockbusters, 'Man of Steel' may be the one that has worked fans into the biggest tizzy. The long-overdue follow-up to Bryan Singer’s 'Superman Returns,' conceived as a reimagining of the character from the ground up, promises the kind of moral complexity of the last three Batman movies, while still retaining the energy and frenetic action of, well, all of the earlier Superman movies. Director Zack Snyder created a singular vision for Superman’s beginnings, rebranding the character as an outsider struggling to find his place in a world that he knows is not his own.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, we got to speak with the cast and crew of 'Man of Steel.' In addition to discussing the challenge of bringing Superman back to life, the actors talked about their physical and psychological roles within the film, while the filmmakers offered their perspective on why the character endures – and why that enduring persona had to be reinvented for a new generation.

'Man of Steel' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman June 10, 2013 @ 10:00 PM
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I believe a man can fly -- and beat the living hell out of Michael Shannon for close to 40 compounded minutes in ways hitherto unseen on film. But Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' is no mere slugfest. It goes for broke, faces the legend and tackles the iconography of one of modernity's largest-shared myths, Kal-El of Krypton, on its own terms. It is among the finest "franchise reboots" of all time, which may sound like a bit of a backhanded compliment until you realize that this is, in fact, a genre unto itself. It manages, somehow, to be "the same but different," a new film that everyone under the yellow sun knows from beginning to end. It is the film of summer 2013.

New 'Man of Steel' Clip: See Michael Shannon's Zod in Action

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by Jacob Hall June 9, 2013 @ 9:46 AM
In less than a week, the highly anticipated 'Man of Steel' will finally hit theaters and we'll all get a chance to see Henry Cavill's Superman in action. However, film fans have another reason to be excited for Zack Snyder's take on the world's most famous superhero -- the great character actor Michael Shannon is playing the role of General Zod! A new clip from the film gives us a glimpse of his performance, as well as a good look at Russell Crowe's Jor-El.

'Man of Steel' Posters: Superman, General Zod and Jor-El Are Ready for Battle

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by Eric Walkuski May 21, 2013 @ 8:24 AM
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Two new posters for next month's 'Man of Steel' have crashed on earth (not including the one we previously revealed the other day of Jor-El), showing us the film's hero and villain in all their glowering glory. Of course, we're talking about Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon).

New 'Man of Steel' TV Spot Is Epic and Full of Action

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by Jacob Hall May 10, 2013 @ 1:05 PM
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With 'Man of Steel' only a month away (and the the juggernaut release of 'Iron Man 3' in the rearview mirror), the marketing for Zack Snyder's new Superman movie is officially in full swing. A new TV spot for the highly anticipated film has arrived and it shows off a ton of big moments that the previous trailers have been hiding.