Stop me if you’ve heard this one: doughy scientist from a distant planet puts his only son into a rocket and sends him to Earth to save him from his home planets destruction. Yes, the new full length trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel is out, and yes it looks like we’re going to see Kal-El’s humble planet-go-boom beginnings. Again. However it looks like we’ll also see the fall of Krypton in all its sepia toned glory. While the previous trailers have featured mainly talking with a little flying, we now get our best look yet for what to expect when the movie hits its June 14th release date. It has new footage featuring Lois Lane (Amy Adams) who even speaks and General Zod (Michael Shannon) who screams. We also get our first look at… OH MY GOG* THAT FIRE HOBO IS SAVING PEOPLE AND THERE IS PUNCHING AND FLYING AND MORE PUNCHING AND GUNS AND AND AND… neat, the movie isn’t just about talking and flying.
We’ve loved seeing the awesome viral marketing and trailers that Warner Bros. has been releasing for Man of Steel, we also loved it when they released a slew of new images. The marketing team for the director Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel recently released a series of high resolution images from the set, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Most of these have already been seen, but at least there’s a first look at actress Antje Traue as Faora in her full Kryptonian costume. Even though Antje looks physically intimidating as the follower of Zod, her armor isn’t as heavily built as those already seen worn by Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe. It looks like something out of Skyrim honestly, but if you’re looking for a computer background now’s your chance Superman fans.
Check out all the high-definition images in the gallery after the jump. (more…)
With Zack Snyder’s new Man of Steel movie almost upon us, it’s only natural that we should expect some viral marketing coming our way. And so, as if to answer the call (and to get people to buy tickets, of course), WB has thrown out a new video. This one is a message to the world, courtesy of General Zod himself. It’s a scrambly little thing, but interesting nonetheless. Check it out below:
Check out the full flick when it hits theaters in just a few months, on June 14th.
This week on The Bastardcast: Jason and Jeremy return from their tour of Yo Momma to talk about the big drama surrounding a little bit of peen in Saga #12, a Game of Thronesfan’s Craigslist enabled sexy time fantasy, and world renowned sugar-tit enthusiast Mel Gibson’s possible directorial return for The Expendables vs. The Macabees: A Time Travel Adventure, aka Expendables 3.
Also on the show: Would you have sex with a robot? 9% of you would according to a new poll and apparently 50% of our adventurous hosts would as well. So, yeah, we’ll be dedicating some time to discuss Cylon banging.
We’ll also tackle the sale Shatner’s phaser, the return of Carrie Kelley to Batman comics, the departure of Microsoft’s former creative director and chief gamer pisser off-er, the sacrificial lamb that is Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Warner Bros. big DC movie plans, TV’s favorite couple (TEAM KADEEM!), and Jeremy and Jason try to figure out why Jodie Foster is rocking a smart pantsuit 140 years into the future in the somewhat District 9-y Elysium trailer.
All that and a lyrical ode to Axel Rose’ bulge on… The Bastardcast.
The Bastardcast: Nucking Futs and horrendously bad at spelling.
Hey remember that rumor that floated out about the ‘net a few weeks back about Christopher Nolan producing the Justice League movie and moving on to be the Tzar of DC Entertainments film properties? That Christian Bale might appear in a post-credits scene in Man of Steel? That Warner Bros. might actually have its cinematic universe on track? That was a fun dream, wasn’t it.
With the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly boasting a flood of Man of Steel coverage, some information about the future of DC Comics movies is starting to surface. Let’s start with crushing a few fanboy’s dreams. EW is reporting that WB President Jeff Robinov has confirmed (rather ambiguously) that both Bale and Nolan will have no involvement with the still happening Justice League movie and that the Dark Knight trilogy stands apart from the future of a shared DC movie universe. The ambiguity is noted by EW’s Anthony Breznican:
‘When Robinov said “They do. Or they did,” I at first took that to mean he was leaving the possibility open to retroactively link-up those three most recent Batman films with upcoming DC-based films. But as I listen to the conversation again, I suspect what he actually meant was that upcoming Batman films wouldn’t necessarily exist in their own closed-off world the way the previous ones did.’
So what does the future hold for DC Comic characters? It sounds like they have a lot planed, and it all starts with The Man Of Steel (sorta.) As Robinov put it:
‘I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world. [Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.’
So… they are other superheroes in Zack Snyder’s Superman universe? Can we expect some cameos or a post credit scene? Not really, according to the films scribe, David S. Goyer:
‘Chris [Nolan] dislikes it when you plan something, when you say, “I’m going to follow this up in the next film”. He’s always said put everything you have into this film and then worry about the next film later. That gives the film it’s own integrity as opposed to being part of an overall plan. So of course the comic book fans, it’s hard not to think about [crossovers] but I, having done three Batman films and worked in that way, it’s definitely the approach we took with Man of Steel.’
EW alludes to a few superhero Easter eggs in the movie, akin to the the Joker’s card making a brief and telling appearance in Batman Begins. So what does this all mean? What is the future of The Justice League and DC’s long rumored answer to what has happened over at the House of Ideas? Well, is sounds like we might know soon, Robinov left us to chew on this.
‘We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making.’
Movies? PLURAL? Is it possible that we are on the verge of a huge announcement that will map out the next few years filled with DC Comics on the big screen? Has Warner Bros. finally figured out what the hell they are doing? Will Marvel zombies and Avengers fanatics flock to the internet to bash anything and everything about DC characters on the big screen? Did anyone even notice I used that awesome Wonder Woman costume from the Axel Braun porn parody in the header? Why am I asking so many damn questions?
Entertainment Weekly features a closer look at one of the blockbuster movies coming out this summer, Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. There’s an interview questions and answers from Snyder, Henry Cavill ( Superman), and Amy Adams (Lois Lane), along with a gallery of new production stills.
Snyder starts off the interview with a bombshell quote that will spark forum discussions between Superman fanboys and girls everywhere.
“I’ll be honest with you, there’s no Kryptonite in the movie.”
That’s a big departure from previous Superman movies, but overall it’s a good thing. Kryptonite is a cheap crutch to add tension when dealing with a character that is essentially impervious. This time around Snyder intends to look at Superman’s emotional vulnerability.
Cavill explains the how and why Superman might have trouble dealing with these emotional issues:
“Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties.”
This time around Superman isn’t comfortable with his god-like powers. In the film, his adoptive parents, Ma and Pa Kent (Kevin Costner, Diane Lane), warn Clark not to use his immense strength, even in life threatening emergencies. They feel that not everyone would be as accepting of him and his powers, as they are. That leads us to a Clark Kent that has grown up feeling isolated, constantly hiding who and what he is. As much as I hate this thought, we’re going to get an Emo-Superman, and we’re probably gonna love it.
One of the reasons Superman will be able to step up to the challenge that General Zod brings will be his growing connection to Lois Lane, played by Amy Adams. How can she relate to a Superman adrift in a sea of inner conflict?
“I think she’s (Lane) very transient. She’s ready to pick up and go at a moment’s notice, I think that definitely could be part of what she sees in Superman — not really laying down roots, not developing trust.”
The article goes on to reveals that, even on Krypton, Superman, Kal-El’s birth is considered to be “special,” so special that it “caused alarm” across Krypton. Could that mean Superman’s powers in Man of Steel will be unrelated to his Kryptonian DNA? Perhaps his powers are a result of his scientist father, Jor-El’s (Russell Crowe) scientific work?
It would help explain how Superman can defend the Earth from not only General Zod (Michael Shannon), but numerous other Kryptonian enemies. Perhaps Zod’s “superpowers” come from his Kryptonian armor and advanced alien technology. We’ll have to wait and see how that plays out.
I’m looking forward to seeing what else Snyder pulls out of his directorial bag of tricks in Man of Steel. Check out the gallery below for a closer look at what we’ll see this summer.
04-11-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
It’s that time of year – time for Entertainment Weekly‘s annual Summer Movie Preview issue! And the cover boy this year is newly minted Superman Henry Cavill in Man of Steel.
More importantly, the issue has details about the film’s story. For instance, director Zack Snyder reveals that there’s no kryptonite in the film saying that the previous films have gone to that well so many times that the only way to be distinctive was to not have any kryptonite at all.
EW also confirmed that despite the emotional and sombre footage we’ve seen so far, this movie will have plenty of action to satisfy fans.
Based on footage EW has seen, the film (which was directed by Zack Snyder and shepherded by Christopher Nolan) has plenty of building-smashing, train-slinging, heat-vision-blasting battles to cut through the emotional heaviness. “You want to give the audience great spectacle. You want them to go to the movie, be eating their popcorn and be like, ‘Wow!’” saysMan of Steel producer Chuck Roven, who also worked on The Dark Knight trilogy. “But it’s just not good enough to give them the ‘Wow.’ You want them to be emotionally engaged. Because if you just have the ‘wow,’ ultimately you get bludgeoned by that and you stop caring.”
And that’s just the beginning of the details dug up by EW. The digital version of the magazine comes out on iPad tomorrow and the print edition will be out on newstands Friday.
We’re paraphrasing in the title, but Thomas Tull would like to tell you what he thinks about Man of Steel, the Superman movie that his company — the humbly named Legendary Pictures — produced.
Before we get to that though, I just want to say that this is the best article that you are going to read about this all day. Really, this is the article that I’ve always wanted to write. I think the job that I did, along with my editor Luke — I think people are going to be very, very excited about the results. It’s a privilege to be a part of and Nerd Bastards does a phenomenal job of bringing these things to life.
I can tell you that you are going to enjoy this article very, very much and I can’t imagine that you’d doubt my high opinion of this thing I did just because my past articles about Superman Returns and Jonah Hex failed to live up to the hype and ultimately wound up being tremendous failures.
Anyway, here’s Tull in an interview with Collider:
“It’s the Superman movie I’ve always wanted to see. I think the job that Zack Snyder did along with Chris Nolan- I think that people are going to be very, very excited about the results. The acting, on top of all the incredible action- Kevin Costner playing Jonathan Kent, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, just the cast, and I think the job Henry Cavill did, people are going to really be excited about it. It was a privilege to be a part of and Warner Brothers does a phenomenal job of bringing these things to life, Batman and Superman, and it really is a privilege for us to be a part of.”
Warner Bros. has released the first TV spot for their upcoming low budget indie film about a flying alien with multiple personality disorders. It is called Man of Steel: The Tale of the Man Who is Super, and it is not (apparently) a sequel to the criminally underrated comic book superhero movie, Steel, which starred Shaquille O’Neal in a raw and tumultuous demonstration of thespianic talent so thunderous and impactful that it may or may not have been the real cause of Jimmy Stewart’s death.
No, it is not that — sadly — but Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder, a man who never saw Steel, a man who rejects all other spellings of that name and a man who previously directed Sucker Punch, a movie about owls, 300, The Watchmen, the Dawn of the Dead remake, and uh… there is also a Morrisey music video on his IMDB page, I should mention that as well.
By the way, does anyone else think Morrissey looks like the guy who played The Governor on The Walking Dead? His name is also Morrissey, David Morrissey. Do you think they are related? Maybe they are cousins.
Anyway, David Morrissey isn’t in this film but Henry Cavill is, and he is British, but I don’t think they are related. Also in this film: Laurence Fishburne (who was in The Matrix), Kevin Costner (who was not), Russell Crowe (who used to be in a band), and Amy Adams, who is the only redhead in Hollywood that I don’t really find attractive with the exception of Donny Most.
If you don’t know who Donny Most is, I hope you accidentally swallow a baby snake and it lays eggs in your colon and then you poop baby snakes and then when you look in the toilet you get so scared that you pass out and then someone who you are kinda into, but haven’t yet gotten with, finds you and you are so embarrassed that you move to Alabama where you start a small thrift store called “Old Shit” and hire all these mischievous employees and one day, some guy from a network comes and offers you a reality show, but he isn’t from one of the good networks, but that doesn’t matter because you do the show anyway, and they schedule you in a weird time slot right behind a reality show with Anson Williams called “That’s Just Anson Being Anson” and…
[Disclaimer: If you are, somehow, still reading this, then kudos to you. You are a brave little toaster and if I had the financial ability to do so, I would tender you a voucher for one granola bar... quite possibly a Kudos granola bar, because they are tasty and that would make literal the whole Kudos thing from before.
Yes, that would have been the bees knees, but sadly I am not able to tender you such a voucher, so you will just have to settle for a hearty dash of gratitude, and a quick return to the conclusion of this article that everyone else simply ignored to get to the bottom, where the fresh, new Man of Steel footage lies waiting for you. Again, many thanks.]
… at a network mixer, you and Anson, Anson Williams, the star of That’s Just Anson Being Anson, would strike up a conversation and you tell him all about your snake butt and your lost love and how it all happened because you didn’t know who Donny Most was and then he punches you in the mouth because he — of course — knows who Donny Most is, and then you realize — AT LONG LAST — how foolish you were for not knowing who Donny Most is. THAT, is what I hope the consequences are if you don’t know who Donny Most is, but anyway, here is the synopsis for Man of Steel, and below that is the new trailer, enjoy!
Synopsis that I copied and pasted here for you:
From Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel”, starring Henry Cavill, directed by Zach Snyder. The film also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Henry Lennix, Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne.
Trailer that I embedded by using magic code.
Man of Steel comes out on June 14th in a theater near me, ya’ll need to sort out where it’s goona be in your own damn neighborhood.
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