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The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a big S on its chest and it surely doesn’t disappoint. Man of Steel is the featured film and, in the article, there are seven brand new photos as well as a ton of new info on the highly anticipated Superman reboot. You see one of those photos above. See more from Zack Snyder film, opening June 14, below.

Update: Images removed.

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By this point, we know a significant amount of the major casting for Man of Steel, Zack Snyder‘s reboot of the classic Superman tale: There’s Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as the Kents, Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond as Jor-El and Lara, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and of course, Henry Cavill as Superman himself. However, one big part has remained conspicuously unfilled — until now. Laurence Fishburne has just been cast as Perry White, editor-in-chief of The Daily Planet and boss of Clark Kent. Read on after the jump.

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Julia Ormond in Talks For ‘The Man of Steel’

Briefly: Zack Snyder has already got his cast to play Clark Kent’s adoptive Earthly parents in his new Superman tale, The Man of Steel. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will be Ma and Pa Kent to Henry Cavill‘s Clark. But in his prior life on Krypton, Clark — aka Kal-el — has a set of ‘real’ parents. Russell Crowe has been offered the role of Jor-El, famously played by Marlon Brando when Richard Donner brought the story to the screen in 1978.

Now Julia Ormond is in talks to play Lara Lor-Van, aka Superman’s mom. (Susannah York played the role, often just referred to as Lara, in Superman: The Movie.) Deadline suggests that this is a deal that will come together quickly.

Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder have been very tight-lipped about the script for the new Superman movie Man of Steel. We know next to nothing beyond the fact that Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and General Zod (Michael Shannon) are in the film, and that Clark Kent’s adoptive human parents (played by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner) are also factoring in.

Now Diane Lane has talked about her readthrough of the script, and suggests that yet another telling of Superman’s origin is part of the film. Read More »

‘Cinema Verite’ Trailer #3

These days, reality television may be considered by some to be a blight on our cultural landscape, but there was a time when it offered a more honest counterpoint to the idealized families being portrayed on American sitcoms. Back in the early ’70s, filmmaker Craig Gilbert conceived of a documentary series about a California household as a response to shows like The Brady Bunch. The show, “An American Family,” was considered groundbreaking at the time, and is now thought of as one of the earliest examples of reality television.

HBO Films’ Cinema Verite, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor), tells the story of the making of “An American Family.” James Gandolfini stars as Gilbert, while Diane Lane and Tim Robbins play the parents of the Loud family. We’ve featured spots for the movie here before, and a new trailer has just been released. Check it out after the jump.

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‘Cinema Verite’ Trailer #2

Long before The Real World, Survivor or Jersey Shore, producer Craig Gilbert created An American Family. The PBS documentary special that aired in 1973 was unlike anything ever put on television. It chronicled the real life, daily struggles of the Louds, a seemingly perfect California family who were not only catapulted to fame by the film, but helped usher in a whole new genre: reality television. Cinema Verite is an HBO Original Film that tells the behind the scenes story of this groundbreaking piece of popular culture, starring James Gandolfini as producer Craig Gilbert along with Diane Lane and Tim Robbins and Mrs. and Mrs. Loud, the main subjects of the film.

Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor), Cinema Verite premieres on HBO April 23. We recently highlighted a first glimpse at the film but you can check out the full trailer after the jump. Read More »

We still know relatively little about Zack Snyder‘s Superman. Henry Cavill is the new Kryptonian, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner are his adoptive parents on Earth. The director has said that the film will be more action-oriented, with his Superman being a more physical character than what we saw in Superman Returns. But that’s about all we’ve got. No storyline, no info on the villain. Hell, we don’t even know the title.

Mr. Snyder spent the weekend promoting Sucker Punch, and while that junket ran he was naturally asked to field questions about Superman. There aren’t any great revelations here, but there are a couple good comments that weave together aspects of the film’s approach to ‘realism’ and casting. Plus, Amanda Seyfried, who briefly had the lead role in Sucker Punch, says she auditioned for Superman, but didn’t get whatever part she was going for. It’s all after the break. Read More »

We’ve got quite a few little updates on comic book related projects today — enough that DC Comics characters get their own post. First up is a possible logo for Wonder Woman, seen above. This was snapped on set, but that doesn’t mean it is final. It will, however, give you a general idea of the design for the new David E. Kelley produced show, which stars Adrianne Palicki as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Cary Elwes, Tracie Thoms, Pedro Pascal and Elizabeth Hurley. [WonderWomanTV]

After the break, Diane Lane talks about her role in Zack Snyder’s Superman, and the existing Superman films get one big blu-ray release. Read More »

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