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Man of Steel has less than two weeks now until the big release and we’ve already heard what the early watchers have to say about the film, most of those things positive.  Now, Comic Book Movie managed to pin down some of the cast and crew from the flick and get in a few interviews.  Thanks to the power of the Internetz, we here at the Nerd Bastards can circulate said interviews to you, so that everyone gets a chance to hear what these folks have to say.  Check after the jump to watch CBM talk with Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon and Antje Traue.

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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.
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In a movie, music is everything. Even with a stellar cast, strung together with strong writing and insane visuals, a movie could become unwatchable without a banging musical score. Thankfully, if your Hollywood blockbuster is lacking that musical touch then Hans Zimmer is the man to call.

With over 100 film scores to his credit, including Rain Man, The Last Samuari, Inception and the entire Christopher Nolan Batman franchise, Hans is a natural choice when it comes to making beautiful music. So contrary to reports from last year, Zimmer has been called up once again to score the upcoming Man of Steel feature film. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, Hans said:

My heart belongs to Batman… I wouldn’t even know how to go and give voice to it [Man of Steel].

But that was then. Now that his work on The Dark Knight Rises is finished, Variety is reporting that Zimmer has signed on to create the score for the Warner Bros. reboot. It’s going to be tough though, since Zimmer must contend with the iconic theme to Richard Donner‘s original Superman from 1978, created by John Williams. Does this mean he’ll be revamping the 34 year old theme currently humming in your head (we’re doing that too)?

[It] happens to be one of his greatest themes…So no. And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no.

Zack Snyder is one lucky man. Not only does he get to use the theme associated with one of the greatest DC characters of all time, but one of the greatest living composers today will bring it back to theaters. Whatever brought on this change of heart will probably be mentioned in the near future, should Hans ever release a statement as to why he signed on.

Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff hits theaters June 14th.

Source: Coming Soon

[Variety is confirming Antje Traue has been cast as Faora in Superman: Man of Steel]

We already know Faora will supposedly appear at the right hand of General Zod (Michael Shannon) in Zack Snyder‘s Superman: Man of Steel, now we might know whose playing the kick-ass Kryptonian. Variety is reporting, via Superhero Hype, they’ve tapped German actress, Antje Traue for the role. A relative unknown, at least for big budget, super hero movies, Traue co-starred in the sci-fi move, Pandorum and will be in the upcoming, 5 Days of August. We’re still waiting on official confirmation but until then Traue seems like a fantastic choice for Zod’s right hand lady.

If you’d like a refresher on what a crazy bitch Faora is, here ya go. I think she’ll be a welcomed addition to Snyder’s Superman. We’ve already seen her on the big screen, sorta, as she was the inspiration for Ursa in Superman and Superman II. Of course, I think they neglected to include her killer hand-to-hand combat skills in those films so here’s hoping this Faora is a truer incarnation of the character.

We all want to see Superman flattened by a woman, we just need the right woman to do it. Is that Antje Traue? I don’t know, but I’d love to see her try.

source: MTV’s Splash Page