Back in 2010, around the time of the Inception DVD release, a rumor spread that legendary composer Hans Zimmer had signed on to score Man of Steel, the Zack Snyder-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced Superman reboot for Warner Bros. At the time, Zimmer denied the talk, unequivocally declaring that he was not involved with the project and had never even met Snyder.

Things have apparently changed in the past year and a half. Zimmer is now officially set for Man of Steel, giving us one more reason to look forward to the newest iteration of the classic superhero. More details after the jump.

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When it was announced last week that Christopher Meloni, formerly of Law & Order: SVU and Wet Hot American Summer, had signed on for the cast of Zack Snyder‘s Superman flick Man of Steel, Russ couldn’t help speculating what this might mean for the movie — and wondering whether Meloni might be filling the role of Daily Planet editor Perry White. Now it seems we have our answer: No. Sorry, Russ. Find out what Meloni will be doing after the jump.

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Breaking: If there’s anyone out there bad-ass enough to father the Man of Steel and follow in the footsteps of Marlon Brando, Russell Crowe might be it. According to Variety, he’s currently in talks to play Jor-El in Zack Snyder’s Superman film Man of Steel. Plus, his wife might be played by Connie Nielsen. Read more about both after the jump. Read More »

How can you be a part of Zack Snyder‘s new Superman movie Man of Steel? What’s the best motion comic book of all time? Why did Ryan Reynolds have to encounter something big and green that wasn’t wearing a ring on the set of Green Lantern? Want to see an alternative costume from Captain America: The First Avenger? And what is Chris Evans like if you’re a flirty, cute, magazine reporter? Find out all of these things and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Would you want to see a Superman movie where he can’t wear his iconic costume? It could happen. Variety printed a fascinating article Friday about how the legal rights behind the Man of Steel could result in the biggest severing of the character since he met Doomsday. This doesn’t affect the current film; that Zack Snyder movie will be moving along as planned. But if it doesn’t succeed, another origin story could be impossible. Basically, come 2013, the rights to key elements of Superman break into two where the heirs of the character’s original creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, retain elements such as his costume – red cape and boots, blue leotard – plus his ability to “leap tall buildings in a single bound” while DC Comics will keep the rights to most of the villains and the ability to fly.

How is that even possible and what does it mean for the future of the franchise? We try and make sense of the legal jargon after the break. Read More »

Antje Traue to Battle ‘Superman’ as Faora

Zack Snyder‘s Superman: The Man of Steel may have its secondary villain, or villainess, as it were. Deadline reports that German actress Antje Traue, who was in Pandorum (as pictured above) is the frontrunner to play an as-yet unnamed character who will gang up on Superman (Henry Cavill) with Michael Shannon‘s General Zod. More info on her potential role is after the break. Read More »

Easily the biggest piece of news in the past week was that Oscar-nominated actor and current star of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Michael Shannon, had been cast as by director Zack Snyder as the lead villain General Zod his upcoming Superman reboot called Man of Steel. While the news of Shannon’s casting spread like wildfire and spawned massive debates about the Zod character and more, the one person who didn’t chime in was Shannon himself. Until now. The actor was recently honored at the RiverRun International Film Festival in North Carolina and a /Film reader taped the whole thing. He spoke both the casting process, how he got the role, Henry Cavill and more. Read his quotes and watch the video after the jump. Read More »

Rumors have been circulating for a while now about which actress would win the role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder‘s Superman. Back in February, reports named Kristen Stewart, Rachel McAdams, Jessica Biel, Dianna Agron, Malin Akerman, Olivia Wilde, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and either Kristen Bell or Lake Bell as being among the actresses up for the part — yes, it was one of those roles, where it seems like every young actress is rumored at one point or other.

The part has finally been cast, and it’s a name that I don’t think has come up much before: three-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams. Read more after the jump.

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Another piece of rumored casting just became official. Director Zack Snyder has signed Kevin Costner to play Jonathan Kent, adopted father to the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) and husband to Martha Kent (Diane Lane), in his new version of Superman. There’s no word exactly how extensive Costner’s part is, but seeing him back on the big screen in a film of this magnitude is truly, pun intended, super. Hit the jump for more info. Read More »

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There are so many tiny superhero movie updates currently floating around online, we’ve decided to wrap them up in two separate posts divided by universe. Here’s the DC one. Below the jump you can read Zack Snyder‘s latest comments on his Superman film, Christopher Nolan‘s comments on Henry Cavill‘s casting, a rumor about new vehicles in The Dark Knight Rises and get a ton of Green Lantern information including some new stills, quotes from star Ryan Reynolds and a good look at the Power Battery. Read More »