The Man of Steel sequel is all set to be a reunion between director Zack Snyder and Larry Fong, his frequent cinematographer who sat out the Superman movie but will be behind the camera on Superman vs. Batman.
Let's get down to brass tacks: Neither composer Hans Zimmer nor actor Bryan Cranston are on board the Man of Steel sequel pitting Superman against Batman.
In Cranston's case, an overblown rumor has asserted that he'll play Lex Luthor in Superman vs. Batman, but the Breaking Bad star is clarifying that it's a bunch of hogwash. Zimmer, meanwhile, is offering up some thoughts on whether or not he'll return as composer and Ben Affleck playing Bruce Wayne.
Let's hope the eleventh biggest state in the Union is big enough for DC's two heaviest hitters, because the Man of Steel sequel pitting Superman and Batman against each other is going to shoot in Michigan.
This November, you'll be able to shout "Release the World Engine" along with Michael Shannon, because Warner Bros. is bringing Superman's most action-packed cinematic adventure to Blu-ray and DVD.
The studio announced today that Man of Steel is set to hit 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Limited Collector's Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and two-disc DVD special edition on November 11th. The cover art and special features details for both Blu-ray versions are now online and ready to view.
Mark Strong is an outstanding actor who is exceedingly good at playing villains. And he's bald.
So naturally, rumors and baseless speculation have connected him to the role of Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman, the Man of Steel sequel that pits DC's two heaviest hitters against one another.
Strong himself has commented on the rumors in a way that suggests there may be some truth to the rumors after all.
The only thing folks love to do more than passionately argue about the latest comic book blockbuster is the casting of such superhero adventures.
You know what that means: It's now time for some rampant rumor-mongering about some handsome actors who could maybe-potentially-possibly play Batman in the Batman vs. Superman movie everyone's going to be arguing about in 2015.
So Henry Cavill's Superman and a yet-to-be-determined actor playing Batman will go head to head in a 2015 Man of Steel sequel that introduces a new Bruce Wayne and paves the way for an eventual Justice League ensemble.
What's the best way to let the audience know that DC's two biggest heroes will be sharing the screen for the first time in live-action? Titling the movie Batman vs. Superman. Or Superman vs. Batman.
Either way, one versus the other.
Man of Steel has proven divisive among critics and audiences, but everyone seems to agree that Henry Cavill makes for a damn fine Superman.
The Man of Steel himself is talking about the possibility of a Justice League movie, and he's cautioning that a team-up of DC's biggest heroes in one movie "won't be right away."
Superman finally touched down in theaters, leaving an impact crater and a new box office record for June.
Arguably the most anticipated movie of the summer, Man of Steel now has the distinction of being the biggest June opening on the books. The unhinged comedy This Is the End, meanwhile, enjoyed a solid start in second place as Supes and his destruct-o-thon gobbled up the audience's cash.
The term “visionary” is thrown around quite a bit when discussing filmmakers, but it’s never been more fitting than when referring to director Zack Snyder.
Snyder began his career directing music videos for the likes of Morrissey, and Paul Westerberg, but his big break came when he helmed the remake of George A. Romero’s horror classic Dawn of the Dead. However, it was Snyder’s adaption of acclaimed comic book writer Frank Miller’s 300 that made him one of Hollywood’s most sought-after directors. He followed up that success by adapting what many consider to be the greatest graphic novel of all-time, legendary comic book scribe Alan Moore’s Watchmen. The film went on to gross over $185 million worldwide and is considered by many to be an unappreciated masterpiece of filmmaking.
Snyder’s next two films would prove to be departures for him, the computer-animated family film Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, which was adapted from Kathryn Lasky’s children’s book, and Sucker Punch. The latter of the two is the director’s only completely original film to date, based on his own story idea, but also his least critically and financially successful film as well. Snyder has also written and produced the upcoming sequel to 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, and has had his name attached to such highly anticipated projects as a remake of The illustrated Man, the long in progress Justice League movie, and a Star Wars spin-off film inspired by Seven Samurai. But first, Snyder takes on arguably the most popular super hero of all-time with his latest film, Man of Steel, which is a reboot/reimagining of the Superman franchise that flies into theaters on June 14th.
The new film retells the classic Superman mythos about a Smallville boy name Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), who comes to learn that he is actually Kal-El, a humanoid alien that was transported to Earth by his father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) from the dying planet of Krypton. Adopted as a child by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), he is raised with the values of his adoptive parents but feels alienated because of his unique super powers and struggles to find his own place in the world. When a traitor from Krypton named General Zod (Michael Shannon) attacks Earth, Clark becomes the hero Superman to protect the planet, its people, his mother, and the women he loves - Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane (Amy Adams). The film’s excellent cast also includes Laurence Fishburne (Contagion), Antje Traue (5 Days of War), Ayelet Zurer (Darling Companion), Henry Lennix (The Matrix Revolutions), Christopher Meloni (42), and Richard Schiff (TV’s West Wing). Man of Steel was written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), and based on a story by Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight).
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with director Zack Snyder, along with several other members of the press, at the Man of Steel press conference on Soundstage #23 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. The “visionary” filmmaker discussed his new movie, adapting the iconic character, choosing General Zod for the film’s antagonist, the absence of Lex Luthor, the way in which the movie unfolds, and composer Hans Zimmer’s beautiful score.