The teaser poster for Man of Steel, unveiled late last year, had Superman in an unfamiliar position: bound in handcuffs, with some serious military men flanking him.
On the official one sheet, however, Superman is unchained and taking to the skies above Metropolis at what appears to be breakneck speed.
Unlike his tortured counterpart Batman, Superman is a more directly aspirational figure.
The second TV spot for next month's Man of Steel gets that, and promises that this iteration of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's 75 year-old hero will indeed give us an example to which we can aspire.
One of the most endearingly Zack Snyder-y things about Zack Snyder is his love and frequent use of the word "awesome."
In discussing several crucial elements of next month's Man of Steel recently, however, Snyder avoided the term altogether. While everyone at IAR HQ is sad to see awesome take a break, without Snyder proves even more tantalizing ideas about the look and feel of Krypton, how Superman's flying here is different than previous iterations, and just what makes Henry Cavill the guy to star as Superman.
Because Warner Bros. has done an exceptionally good job not just of selling Man of Steel, but also of keeping a tight lid on the much-anticipated Superman reboot, any news-nugget attracts a whole lot of attention.
The release of the full track listing for Hans Zimmer's score, for example, will have many folks combing through each of the eighteen cue titles for hints to the details of Superman's rejiggered cinematic origin story.
Opening in theaters on June 14th is the highly anticipated reboot of the Superman franchise entitled Man of Steel, which was helmed by Visionary director Zack Snyder (Watchmen). The new film was produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), and based on a story he developed with screenwriter David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), who wrote the script. The new movie features an all-star cast that includes Henry Cavill (Immortals) as Clark Kent/Superman, Academy Award-nominees Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do With It) as Perry White, Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as Martha Kent, and Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) as General Zod, as well as Emmy Award-winner Richard Schiff (TV’s The West Wing) as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Academy Award-winners Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) as Jonathan Kent, and Russell Crowe (Gladiator) as Jor-El.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Michael Shannon to talk about Man of Steel while the actor was doing press for The Iceman, which opens in theaters on May 3rd. The Academy-award nominee discussed his role as General Zod in Man of Steel, that his accent will be different than Terence Stamp's in Superman and Superman II, his approach to the role, why he didn't portray Zod as a villain, and comparisons between his character and General Patton.
It's Superman's seventy-fifth birthday, but the Man of Steel is still looking plenty spry in a new image of Henry Cavill in costume, backed up by a whole lot of military hardware.
Synopsis: A retelling of Superman's origin story, following orphaned Kal-El from his doomed planet of Krypton, through his adopted upbringing in the Midwest, his existential wanderings, and, finally, to his status as Earth's greatest protector.
General Zod's countdown is over. Warner Bros. has released the third trailer for Man of Steel.
And it'll make you believe that a man can fly really, really fast.
A new viral video promoting Man of Steel offers a static-y showcase for the secret weapon of this summer's Superman reboot: Michael Shannon.
While Shannon's hogging the aural spotlight as the villainous General Zod, Henry Cavill is also making a good impression as Supes in new a image puffing a Kellogg's tie-in contest.
If you've been enjoying the tight lid Warner Bros. has kept on Man of Steel so far, then you might want to avoid this update.
An avalanche of new images and story-nuggets have enveloped the internet, as director Zack Snyder, writer David S. Goyer, producer Charles Roven, and some of the stars are sharing new, somewhat sort-of spoilery information on the film's rebooted origin tale and characters.