The film adaptation of the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has gone through its fair share of big names. Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper and others all had their names circling the project at certain points. Most recently, Guy Ritchie was set to direct with Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer as two Cold War spies, but Cruise dropped out last week. Losing one of the biggest movie stars in the world was a significant blow to the project.
It seems Warner Bros. might have found a replacement, however, and the name is quite a surprise. The studio is in talks with the Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, to play the lead role of Napoleon Solo. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Despite a few lackluster efforts, Warner Bros. hasn’t quite managed to set up a Marvel-style DC Cinematic Universe. But whenever they get their act together, they can probably count on Henry Cavill to be game. In a recent interview, the Man of Steel star expressed his enthusiasm for an idea of a Batman / Superman crossover, declaring it “a great story.” Hit the jump to read his comments.
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One of the reasons filmmakers have had problems turning Superman into a believable film character is he’s simply too awesome. He’s can fly, he’s the strongest, fastest person on the plant (most of the time), and is impervious to almost everything. Who could possibly relate to a being so super?
In Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel, they’ve embraced those traits and brought Superman down to Earth by tackling his emotions and insecurities. This new Superman can’t be physically hurt, but is hurting deep down inside. Fortunately for the world, that still doesn’t change the fact he can fly, has super strength and super speed.
Those three traits are put on display in three new Man of Steel featurettes that are filled with new footage and interviews. Check them out below. Read More »
Another day, another set of new posters for comic book adaptations. Tuesday brings brand new looks at both Robert Schwentke‘s R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as well as yet another banner for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon.
Both posters expand on previous ones, adding action and scope. In the case of R.I.P.D., that’s accomplished by adding a slew of new elements: vortexes, explosions, and hovering police cars. For Man of Steel, the task is simpler: pull back and fly away. Check out the posters below. Read More »
Many TV spots do little more than rearrange footage from a film’s primary trailers into 30-second bites. And that’s fine. But the Man of Steel TV spots have been giving up perhaps more new footage than usual, and this third spot has quite a grand scope packed into half a minute.
The capper is a shot of one very angry Superman (Henry Cavill) as he flies into action, but there are also some quick new shots of Michael Shannon as General Zod, and some action and effects bits that we haven’t seen before. All in all, it’s probably the most epic TV commercial that will be airing this month, so have a look below if you haven’t already seen it. Read More »
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The latest trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel did a lot to convince people that the director of 300 and Watchmen was in fact the right choice for the film. The continuation of a certain tone from Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies doesn’t help, but Snyder’s casting choices — Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, and Henry Cavill as Superman — are persuasive arguments that his sense of direction for Superman is steady. And then there’s the range of action seen in the trailer, which brings the character to life in a way that few expected.
Now there are a couple new bits of marketing that don’t quite push our perception of the film in the way that trailer did. As the header image above suggests, a new poster focuses very much on Superman and his power in flight. The TV spot, meanwhile, looks to his birth family, and gives the voiceover reigns to Russell Crowe as Jor-El to explain his son’s potential destiny on Earth. Read More »
Here’s the big reveal of all the secrets Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. have hidden within the new Superman film, Man of Steel. Days ago we saw a grainy video broadcast featuring the villain General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his demand for humanity to hand over Kal-El / Superman (Henry Cavill). Now this new trailer shows not only what happens when Zod’s plan doesn’t go off in quite the way he hopes, but who Superman is and what makes him tick. Thankfully, all of that results in a lot more action. Read More »
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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He’s coming. Superman is flying back to theaters on June 14 and the first TV commercial for Man of Steel aired Monday night. Basically a shorter version of the trailer that’s been online for a few months, Zack Snyder and the crew are being very stingy with new footage. There may be a shot or two in here but, either way, if you’re as excited for the film as we are, you’ll want to watch this. You might just get goosebumps. Read More »