Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel,' the latest retelling of the Superman origin story, is hitting theaters this year -- as was apparent by the epic trailer that hit back in December. And as we've gathered from studying the fans of superhero movies, we've noticed an untraditional approach to showing appreciation for highly-anticipated movies and iconic characters.
While 2013 has just begun, you'll forgive us if we briefly look into 2015 for one of the most anticipated movies in recent history: 'Justice League.' The Warner Bros. film would bring together their own superhero team to answer 'The Avengers' but exactly what superheroes will be joining the 'Justice League' team? A new report reveals what DC superheroes will crossover for the comic book mega movie.
'Man of Steel' is following the lead of 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'! Both films are set to premiere new footage along with screenings of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' starting December 14 -- for 'Star Trek,' that means nine-ish minutes worth of screen time, and for the new Superman flick, it's a brand-new trailer! But what about that sneak peek Warner Bros. promised us of 'Man of Steel'? Remember that? Well, it turns out that's a new 'Man of Steel' poster, which seems appropriate as 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' just premiered one as well.
'Man of Steel' is premiering its first full-length trailer in just a few weeks time when 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' hits theaters on December 14. And while fans having been waiting ever-so patiently for this new footage of Zack Snyder's vision of the Superman story line, we have to remember that this is just the beginning... that is, 'Man of Steel' is just the beginning.
Just as Christopher Nolan launched his 'Dark Knight' trilogy for Batman, this next Superman movie is also expected to launch a new franchise with new adventures for Henry Cavill. The actor signed on for three Superman movies, including 'Man of Steel,' so now the question is: Will part of Cavill's 'Man of Steel' journey take him to the 'Justice League'?
We might be stretching things a little too thin when we say there are some potential 'Man of Steel' spoilers hidden in the upcoming Superman toys... but what if we're not? Work-in-progress commercials for Mattel's latest line of toys, which are said to tie into Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' movie, have leaked online, one of which features the rumored appearance of Black Zero from the comics... but it's not what you think.
Other than the footage of 'Man of Steel' we saw at Comic-Con, and the two teaser trailers we saw featuring the voices of both Clark Kent's human father (Kevin Costner) and his Kryptonian father (Russell Crowe), we've still yet to learn the details about what major trials Superman will be facing in Zack Synder's movie reboot. Thankfully new information has seemingly been revealed from a source we all love so much -- LEGO!
As with 'The Avengers' and 'The Hobbit' promotions, LEGO leaked the names of their primary sets that will be sold as accompaniments to its corresponding films. This year, they revealed what can be expected from their 'Man of Steel' sets and may have, perhaps unknowingly, hinted at the possibility of another villain for Superman to face other than Zod.
The CW's forthcoming Green Arrow adaptation 'Arrow' has been on a bit of a casting spree lately, most recently casting DC superhero The Huntress for a multi-episode stint in the series' first season. Huntress joins a number of other DC characters present to tangle with Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen, including Deadshot, China White and Deathstroke the Terminator, but what of DC's most recognizable characters? Which four is the series swearing off, and why?
When re-imagining the Man of Steel, there are very few changes you can make … unless you are prepared to alienate a passionate fan base. The suit has to be blue. The caps and boots must be red. Superman needs to punch someone every once in a while. (Are you listening, Bryan Singer?) And the logo shield … well, that allows for some wiggle room.