Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
This summer, Henry Cavill became the latest in a long, long line of men to portray Superman on the screen. At this weekend’s Comic-Con, DC Comics brought along some precious artifacts to celebrate several of them.
The publisher’s booth on the convention floor included a display of several famed Superman costumes from over the years, including the suits worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman: The Movie and Superman III, Dean Cain in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Tom Welling in Smallville, Brandon Routh in Superman Returns, and of course Cavill in Man of Steel. Hit the jump to check them out. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. made it clear last week that they were eager to move on a Man of Steel sequel when they fast-tracked the project with director Zack Snyder and writer David Goyer returning — days before the first Man of Steel had even hit theaters. Now a new report reveals just how impatient the studio is. According to a source, Warner Bros. is hoping to push out Man of Steel 2 by 2014, with Justice League following the year after.
That’s a tight schedule for any movie project, let alone ones as expansive and expensive as these two. Good thing, then, that Snyder and Goyer have already started thinking about where to take Superman next. Hit the jump to get the details and read their comments.
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What’s been happening on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier all week? Did a Man of Steel producer reveal a Supergirl Easter Egg? How does the gameplay for Batman: Arkham Origins look? Are there things wrong with the original Superman movie? What is Kevin Smith‘s suggestion for the DC Cinematic Universe? Why hasn’t Nathan Fillion been in a Marvel movie yet? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
2013 is Superman’s 75th anniversary, and while Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel is the high-profile centerpiece of DC and Warner Bros.’ celebration/promotion of the character, it is by no means the only Superman presence this year. DC is using a Superman anniversary logo company-wide this year on projects related to the character, for starters. And Snyder is producing a new animated short that will trace the development of the character though his many years of existence.
Better yet, Snyder is working with Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) on the short, which will be premiered in animatic form at Comic Con before the full version debuts later this year. Read More »
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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For Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, composer Hans Zimmer an unenviable task. Unlike in 2006’s Superman Returns where composer John Ottman was able to use John Williams‘ iconic 1978 Superman theme, Snyder preferred to distance his film from all of the previous Superman films. That meant Zimmer was tasked with writing music that would work to inspire in the context of the new film, but also wouldn’t be totally overshadowed by Williams.
Like I said, unenviable.
The Oscar-winning composer behind Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight spoke to CNN about this new score. He explained he was inspired by middle America, that Christopher Nolan provided some input, and that the score features an A-List drum line of celebrities. Read about that and more below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Way back before Superman Returns or even Batman Begins, Warner Bros. tried to revive their DC film franchise with writer J.J. Abrams. That project, titled Superman: Flyby, never came to pass, but now Abrams has offered some explanation as to what his film would’ve been. Turns out it’s not totally different from what became Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Hit the jump to read more.
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We knew that the guiding principle behind Zack Snyder‘s new Superman revival Man of Steel was to make the alien superhero make sense in a modern era. And while we don’t know precisely how he and his actors and crew have accomplished this, but the first footage from the film does gieve some indication. We see Clark Kent and his alter-ego Superman (Henry Cavill) having what appears to be a crisis of conscience or morality, and doing some serious soul-searching.
New images from the film have hit the web, and while they don’t exactly pinpoint more details of Snyder’s approach, a couple of his accompanying comments are useful. Read More »
Have you ever flipped your TV to a movie and been delighted it was one of those presentations with facts that pop up on the screen? If so, you might want to know about a new site just launched that provides that sort of presentation all the time.
The site is called Yeah! and is run by AMC Networks, which own AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. Basically, the site allows you to stream movies like Scream, Reservoir Dogs, 300, The Terminator, Clerks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Pulp Fiction, and This is Spinal Tap. Along with each film are 400-500 pieces of new, original context and facts that appear on the screen during the film. Check out a video and read more below. Read More »