Since no one can wait another 5 weeks until Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel finally hits the big screen, the folks at marketing have decided to ply us with more footage. You may feel like you already know half the story considering all the trailers, TV spots, pictures and spoilers that have been circulating the great landscape of the Internet, but if not then check out some more. Here is the latest UK TV spot for Man of Steel, complete with multiple explosions and 50% more epicness:
Feel free to check out the actual film in its entirety when it releases on June 14th.
DC hasn’t made too many impressive entries into the super hero media wars as of yet. Sure, there’s the Dark Knight trilogy and a successful television adaptation of Arrow, but that’s about it for now. Man of Steel is coming out in just over a month, so we’ll see how that one does. Despite the hit-and-miss nature of DC properties on both the big and small screens, the Chief Creative Officer over at DC, Geoff Johns is hopeful about the future. In a recent interview with Collider, he had a few things to say on more than a few subjects. Check out the highlights after the jump.
When Warner Bros. announced the development of Man of Steel,you prolly noticed a certain name missing from the title. You’d think a movie about Superman, would have “Superman” in the banner, right?
So, why is it not called Superman: Man of Steel? Oddly enough, this question came up in the most recent edition of Empire Magazine‘s podcast with guest David Goyer, screenwriter for Man of Steel.
In response to this great mystery, Goyer said:
“I would say that the marketing began early on in that we decided not to call it Superman, that was very deliberate.
That was Chris [Nolan] and I, Man Of Steel, and Warner Bros. said, ‘Why?’ And we started talking about it, and we said, ‘We want a line of demarcation in the sand between the old and the new.’ We always knew we would be using the Superman glyph or the shield as we call it. But Man Of Steel was also supposed to represent our take, which was he’s a man, but he’s not made of flesh and blood, metaphorically he’s a man of steel. So that was sort of like the whole thing wrapped up in a nutshell.”
I don’t think anyone had any real issue with the new Superman film being titled Man of Steel, but there’s your explanation. They simply named it that way to show off their new direction of the franchise. Understandably so. They gotta distant themselves from that failed Superman Returns flick from a few years back. Works for me.
Man of Steel hits theaters everywhere June 13th, 2013.
05-07-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
I know a lot of people are hopelessly beholden to the John Williams Superman theme from 1978, so much so that it prevents them from seeing the score being produced by Hans Zimmer for the upcoming Man of Steelwith anything less than contempt. Understandable, the Williams score has been the “voice” of Superman for more than a generation, but a) Can’t we give Zimmer a chance? and b) Wasn’t Bryan Singer being overly respectful of the ’78 movie one of the prime sources of nerd rage in regards to Superman Returns?
Come on, even you have to admit it sounds good. Unless I’m mistaken, this is the isolated score from the most recent Man of Steel trailer. It reminds me very much of Michael Giacchino’s score for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, it’s both a bold departure, yet somehow thematically faithful to the music used in previousmovies. And with all the drums, I couldn’t help but think of Bear McCreary’s score for Battlestar Galactica, another case where an upstart composer had to follow-up a classic John Williams theme and create something sonically new. From my point of view, it’s another reason to get excited about Man of Steel, now a little over one month away from release.
You can pre-order the album now before its June 11th release.
What do you Bastards think of the new sound of Superman?
Movie fans love posters, it’s what use to give us our first look at movies until the Internet let us peer into Hollywood movies months in advance. Although, that hasn’t stopped studios from doing awesome poster reveals, because today, not one, but two high-profile movies and a mystery film released their new posters for our wandering eyes. Lucky us!
First off, the Superhero movies…
Marvel Entertainment released their new poster for The Wolverine featuring the menacing Silver Samurai, who was revealed in a snippet from last week’s trailer. Then we have Warner Bros. who showed off their shiny new Man of Steel banner featuring Supes in space.
Both of these posters are pretty cool and show off both companies clever production value, but the Man of Steel posters has been drawing comparisons to Superman Returns. Seeing as the studio is looking to bring new life into the franchise, they probably should have steered away from Warner Bros. most recent black eye in comic book adaptations.
On the other side of things, Edgar Wright debuted the third and fourth posters to The World’s End, the big finale of his “Three Flavors Cornetto” trilogy. With very little to go on, other than knowing it’s based in science-fiction, Edgar has kept everyone in the dark. Until the official teaser trailer come out on Wednesday, these posters, both from the UK, only add to the mystery of what the hell is going on?
05-06-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
“Iron What?” Now that Iron Man 3 has gobbled up all your allowance money for the month, let’s look forward to June 14 with another TV spot for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel.
In case you’ve forgotten, the film was produced by Dark Knight auteur Christopher Nolan, and written by David S. Goyer. Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Pa and Ma Kent, Man of Steel retells and updates the origins of the Last Son of Krypton, how he came to Earth and how he embraced his destiny as the world’s greatest hero. It comes out June 14th in the theaters everywhere.
This week on the supple Bastardcast, your mother lets Jeremy and Jason out of her bed long enough to talk about Free Comic Book Day, Doctorless Who and the Time Lord’s E-Harmony account, the great Marvel vs. DC debate, and the return of four classic Marvel characters to the Disney owned Marvel Movie Universe that will now be completely ignored after being totally abandoned. So, welcome back Matt Murdock!
Also on the show: Fanboys have Fury over Human Torch casting rumor, Ray-J and Brandy (or possibly another pair of siblings) joining the Avengers if “sources” are to be believed, Jim Gaffigan doesn’t care about your toenails and we don’t care about the resulting controversy, and stop, collaborate, and listen as Ziggy Stardust Jr. compares Tom Cruise to Vanilla Ice.
Do you demand more? Alrighty, Jason performs emergency surgery on a couch that may contain a pathway to another dimension, Charlie Day rides a robot like a bronco while it pinata’s the head of a monster with the whooping stick made of 100% boat, and the boys sing an ode to Grand Theft Auto Trevor, patron saint of fucking shit up and wife-beater tees.
All that, vaginal care products, fresh meat for the Hall of Excellence, and the continuing search for Jeremy’s stolen Batman colorforms on this week’s episode of The Bastardcast.
The Bastardcast: Please don’t listen to us while you masturbate.
05-02-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
Is it June 14th yet? With Iron Man 3 opening wide tonight, it seems that all eyes are now on the next big superhero effort, Man of Steel. The below TV spot features, by my calculation, about 85 to 90 per cent new footage, include a shot of Superman (Henry Cavill) looking pissed, or constipated, or something… But hey, this film just keeps looking better and better. Fingers crossed it doesn’t turn into a world-crushing disappointment.
Click play on the new video below:
There’s also a new movie poster out for Man of Steel:
With all the visuals going into Warner Bros. Man of Steelyou would almost forget that it’s filled with very talented actors. One actor in particular, leading man Henry Cavill, has been receiving a sea of praise as the new Superman, but did you know he almost missed his chance thanks to World of Warcraft?
The trailers and marketing pouring out from Zack Snyder’s new Man of Steel flick make it look more than promising. In my opinion, it may very well be the best offering of the summer season, and I fkn hate Superman. And while we’ll have to wait another six weeks before we get to see it, we can at least hear what the opinions of the cast are. Michael Shannon, the almighty and terrible General Zod himself, recently talked a bit about the film in an interview. Check it out after the jump.
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