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 »
Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for Hans Zimmer‘s Man of Steel score, but they won’t make you order it blind. They have samples of all 18 tracks on the soundtrack, which will be released on June 11, three days before Zack Snyder‘s film hits theaters. You already heard a bit of the score in that epic new trailer but, below, you can hear a bunch more. Read More »
Credits sequences in Superman movies have almost always been amazing. Usually, John Williams’ iconic score plays a large part in that but with Man of Steel, Zack Snyder doesn’t have his music to fall back on. There’s a lot to live up to, in many ways.
For the credits sequence, though, maybe Snyder will take a hint from the design company Will & Tale. They’ve created a gorgeous, poignant credits sequence to the film, beautifully blending the tropes of modern society with the origins of the character. It’s not official or anything, just for fun, but it’s well worth your time. Read More »
There’s a lot we don’t know about Warner Bros. planned Justice League superhero team-up film. We don’t know for certain what characters will be involved, who will star, or what the story will be.
We do know that Will Beall (the Gangster Squad screenwriter) wrote a draft at one point, and the general party line is that the studio has abandoned it in favor of a different take. We’ve heard that the future of the film depends heavily upon the success of Zack Snyder‘s Superman revival Man of Steel, and that Snyder’s Superman success is looking more and more like a guarantee based on reactions to trailers for his film.
The reported relationship between Superman’s fate and the super-team’s future has led to the supposition that Snyder would be asked to direct Justice League. Now there’s a new report to fan the flames of rumor saying that Snyder is WB’s choice for the job. Read More »
Want to see the official midnight IMAX poster for Iron Man 3? (Hint: that’s not it above.) Who is the latest actor cast in X-Men Days of Future Past? Are there new Thor: The Dark World stills? What did Zack Snyder say about possible sequels to Man of Steel? Does Robert Downey Jr. expect to come back for The Avengers 2? What about Don Cheadle? And is a director attached to Justice League? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
Hot on the heels of the enthusiastically received new trailer for Man of Steel, Zack Snyder has offered a little taste of another of his upcoming projects.
The filmmaker took to Twitter to reveal the first poster for 300: Rise of an Empire, the long-awaited sequel to his 2006 comic book adaptation 300. Noam Murro (Smart People) takes over in the director’s chair this time around, while Snyder serves as co-writer and producer. Check out the new art after the jump. Read More »
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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 »