Earlier this week, we saw a new poster for Man of Steel, one that showed the rebooted Superman incongruously handcuffed and surrounded by military personnel, complete with a little lens flare to give the Kryptonian some mystic oomph.
A new image of Henry Cavill in costume as Supes doesn't feature any lens flare or military men, but instead has Cavill getting a tiny bit Tiger Beat, pulling a casual pose and giving a good look at some details on the redesigned supersuit.
A new poster for next summer's Man of Steel has landed gracefully online.
One of the issues that this reboot must address is the contemporary perception of Superman as too powerful and virtuous, a character out of touch for these times in which we're more likely to identify with a traumatized billionaire who dresses as a bat. This poster deals with that by putting new Superman Henry Cavill in handcuffs, looking stoic despite being in military custody.
With The Avengers having proven that a team-up superhero movie can work to the tune of $1.5 billion, Warner Bros. appears to be hauling ass in order to get DC's finest in their own ensemble mega-movie putting Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and others possibly including Martian Manhunter and Green Lantern into one movie. And we may know just which the big bad from the pages of DC Comics will be bringing the Justice League together.
File this one under rumor for the time being, but it comes from a credible source, and if it turns out to be true, then holy whoa, we have a better idea of the plan for Justice League. Also, on the off-chance that you're this interested in what Warner Bros. is doing with its superhero properties and somehow haven't seen The Dark Knight Rises, the whole notion constitutes a spoiler.
The directors behind two of next summer's superhero movies have piped up as to just when we'll see trailers for Man of Steel and The Wolverine. In short: DC's heaviest hitter will have a "crazy" theatrical trailer attached to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next month, while Marvel's favorite Canadian won't get trailerized until next year.
Only last week, it emerged that David Yates, the director behind the last four Harry Potter movies, decided to make a Tarzan movie for Warner Bros. Immediately, the big question was just which hunk of muscle would don a loincloth to play Edgar Rice Burroughs' jungle hero. The answer may already be forthcoming, as it looks like Alexander Skarsgard has emerged as the frontrunner to star in Tarzan.
Though some argue his cultural relevance has waned, Superman remains the world's most recognizable superhero, the most essential distillation of the type. So it is in absolutely no way surprising that next year's Man of Steel will tell Superman's origin story on the biggest available screen. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced today that the reboot will indeed play in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D when it arrives on June 14, 2013.
Earlier this year, Disney attempted to make a big blockbuster following John Carter, the Edgar Rice Burroughs hero who has influenced science-fiction stories for a century. The result was not a commercial success, but Carter isn't exactly a household name, and Warner Bros. is proceeding with a movie for a far more well-known Burroughs creation: Tarzan.
Now, it looks like the studio has found a director to bring the Ape Man back to life in live-action: David Yates.
Now that a legal ruling against the offspring of one of Superman's creators has cleared up any trepidation about proceeding, Warner Bros. is ready to pour huge amounts of money into getting Justice League into theaters in 2015, presumably during the summer months.
This is it, folks. Rock bottom. Scouring rough cuts of toy commercials aimed at impressionable children for clues as to the content of Man of Steel like a booze hound chugging down rubbing alcohol to get a buzz. Warner Bros. has so effectively played secretive with next year's Superman reboot that this is what we've been reduced to: analyzing two quick, unfinished toy advertisements for precious story clues.