SDCC12 LIVE PANEL: The ‘Man of Steel’ Panel

- 07-14-12Comics, Film Posted by Dev Richards

Live from Hall H, our Dev Richards will be live blogging all of San Diego Comic-Con’s biggest panels including Django Unchained, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, and Iron Man 3. Below is the blow by blow of what is going on at the Man of Steel panel.

3:41 Zack Snyder takes the stage.

3:45 About to show footage. Snyder says he wanted people to put themselves in Superman’s shoes and feel his vulnerability.

3:47 The clip is fantastic, dark and not at all hokey. The flight scenes are rather amazing and suit looks sleek and oddly classic. The hair has that good old fashioned pomp. The whole thing had a grey washed feel to it.

3:49 Henry Cavill takes the stage.

3:50 The audience is asking questions. Snyder is asked why he wanted to make a Superman movie, Snyder is vaguely vague and seems a bit bored [Editors note: felt the same way during Watchmen]

3:51 He is asked which arc they used, he is non-specific and says that they mashed them together.

3:55 There’s no crying at Comic-Con! A guy was just crying while asking about the villain, Chris Hardwick (The Moderator) hugged him and Snyder gave him a slightly rude answer. Hardwick hug > Director rudeness.

3:56 Showing the same footage again.

3:58 Zod! I missed it the first time. He looks Romanesque.

4:02 The other ultimate question is asked: Who would win in a fight between Snyder’s Superman and Nolan’s Batman? Snyder says “Look, I love batman. He’s literally awesome. But…….really?”

4:05 Cavill is asked what he read to prepare for the role and also if he will give her his SDCC name card (despite that not being allowed). He says Death of Superman, Superman Returns, and Red Son. Then he gives her the name card, so, you know, keep an eye on eBay or something.

4:07 A very muscular fellow asks Cavill how he got so buff. Cavil says he spent an extra hour at both the beginning and ending of the day. Suddenly I am in a Golds Gym.

4:09 There is a question about whether or not there will be a Justice League movie: Snyder says “Superman is the jewel in DC’s crown. Right now were getting his house in order and then we will see.”

So ends the Man of Steel panel. Check out our continuing LIVE BLOG coverage of The Hobbit and Iron Man 3.

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