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Fans are still divided over whether or not DC or Marvel won this year’s Comic Con, and the two camps of the publishing houses’ most ardent fans will always be in disagreement. But no matter what side of the line you’re on, there’s no denying the amount of energy in the room when Warner Bros. made their Superman/Batman announcement. Finally, captured on video, we can all share in the thrilling reveal.

All for a freakin’ logo! It’s mind-boggling, really. Good news is the logo does appear in the video, so that alone is worth the price of admission because you’re actually getting some of that precious, Hall H-exclusive footage. Give it a watch,

Admit it, cynics. Even if you hated Man of Steel, you got a little turned on by seeing those Bat ears pop up over Supes’ shield. Here’s a clearer look at that logo. Soon I expect an official copy will be released, so stay tuned.

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What we know so far is this film will be a sequel to Man of Steel and is expected to release Summer 2015. The story is being written by Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer, who will then write the screenplay. Batman has not been cast, but Superman will again be played by Henry Cavill with most of his supporting cast returning as well. Including, I’ll assume, Harry Lennix since he played a part in this reveal and all. Oh! And that line he read, it’s from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. That story being the basis for the plot doesn’t seem likely, but it appears that team up – and by team up I mean fist fight – of Superman and Batman will probably influence how the two icons are brought together.

For more details, check out our original story, and to relive the entire Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures panel check out our live blog.

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Weeks ago DC Comics promised that they would outline the future of their comic properties on the big screen and they did not disappoint. While rumors swirled about Justice League and The Flash hitting theaters sometime over the next few years (no, I mean new rumors, not the ones we’ve had for the past decade already), and a possible Batman reboot; there still managed to be a massive surprise from the DC/WB camp.

At the end of the Warner Bros/Legendary panel Man Of Steel director Zack Snyder walked on stage to blow the doors off Hall H. Seizing the podium from moderator Chris Hardwick, Snyder announced “some shit’s going to happen up here,” and then this flashed on the big screen. (more…)

Coinciding with the re-release of  Watchmen “Ultimate Cut” on Blu-ray this week, director Zack Snyder spoke with L.A. Times about the serious tone we can expect in Man of Steel.

“It’s a more serious version of Superman,” he says. “It’s not like a heart attack. We took the mythology seriously. We take him as a character seriously. I believe the movie would appeal to anyone. I think that you’re going to see a Superman you’ve never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made. He’s the king-daddy. Honestly that’s why I wanted to do it. I’m interested in Superman because he’s the father of all superheroes. He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology? What we’ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully.”

Well, that was nice. Hearing Snyder speak about the character with such vigor is convincing. Truthfully,  I believe Snyder has a better understanding of Superman than most.

Supes is a hard egg to crack. Literally, he’s indestructible. Quite frankly, though, he’s not as compelling as other superheroes out there. Simply for the fact that he lacks conflict. Think about it, interest comes from tension, and tension from conflict. Yes, Supes has had few moral dilemmas here and there, but truly, what affecting conflict do you find in an indestructible, incorruptible, morally absolute, god-like character? Not much, I’ll tell you.

Snyder took one of the most horrendous jobs ever… making Superman interesting. Perhaps Snyder has crafted a version of Superman that can finally be seen as one of us. A man with more vulnerable weaknesses than just a stick of kryptonite.

Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Shiff, Russell Crow and written by David S. Goyer hits theaters June 14th, 2013.

Source: L.A. Times

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