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.
For the past year, there's been one big question surrounding a potential 'Justice League' movie: how do you possibly compete with the likes of 'The Avengers'? Well, it looks like Warner Bros. may finally have a game plan: they want to bring back Christian Bale as Batman. And that's not all.
Early buzz is already out for Zack Snyder's upcoming 'Man of Steel,' which will see beloved DC character Superman back on the big screen. Though we're still a ways away from the film's June premiere, some are saying it's "kicking all kinds of ass," which is great news, considering past reports claimed the future of the 'Justice League' movie was riding on the response from Superman. Now, however, rumor has it that we might still have to wait a while as a 'Man of Steel 2' seems more likely to come before the DC team gets together.
We've heard rumors that there would be a point where we could see multiple 'Star Wars' films in a single year, much like what Marvel is doing with their superhero universe. What would that mean outside of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and its sequels we didn't really know but now we've got a much better idea of Disney's plans. Director Zack Snyder ('Man of Steel') is developing a 'Star Wars' spinoff that would be loosely based on 'The Seven Samurai' but with Jedi.
'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'?
This holiday season, you'll probably be giving a geek you love a copy of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' which hits shelves on December 4. So, if you're going to be purchasing a copy anyway, you might as well get an "exclusive reward" out of it, right? Like a brand new look at 'Man of Steel,' Zack Snyder's Superman reboot?
Find out how you can help unleash Supes on the world early after the break.