Fire up the Speculate-O-tron, ladies and gentleman, because there's a big speculative leap concerning Man of Steel to be addressed.
Basically, the Superman reboot might have a villain that we weren't aware of hidden up its sleeve.
Three time Oscar nominee Amy Adams is currently busy promoting The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film in limited release this weekend. That means she's been asked a lot of questions about playing Lois Lane in Man of Steel, next year's cinematic Superman reboot. In a pair of new interviews, Adams discusses joining esteemed group of actresses who've played Lane over the years and why director Zack Snyder didn't ask her to dye her hair.
So after ushering in the age of the reboot with Batman Begins in 2005, Warner Bros. is now faced with the unenviable task of once again introducing a new cinematic iteration of the Caped Crusader, since The Dark Knight Rises marked a definite conclusion to Christopher Nolan's trilogy. So what's the best way to wheel out the new Batman after the success of Christian Bale's growly version? Since the studio is busy putting together its big-time DC Comics superhero team-up Justice League, a rumor has logically asserted that Batman will be re-introduced in the ensemble movie.
Synopsis: Will Shaw goes to Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family but his whole world turns upside down when the family is kidnapped by intelligence agents hell-bent on recovering a mysterious briefcase and Will suddenly finds himself on the run.
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.
Anybody who saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend on conventional screens had the distinct pleasure of seeing the first teaser trailer for next summer's Superman reboot Man of Steel. But unless you saw the movie twice and lucked out, odds are you're missing out, as Warner Bros. released two different teasers, both of which are now available online.
When most people hear the word "superhero," they immediately think of Superman, and when most people hear the word "Superman," in addition to many of his expressions in other media, they think of comic books. Fitting, then, that the new cinematic Superman reboot Man of Steel should be one of the biggest events at San Diego Comic-Con this year. During a packed panel, director Zack Snyder introduced the first footage from this new take on the hero's origin story, as well as a Comic-Con exclusive teaser poster. He and star Henry Cavill also shed some new light on the movie and the in-development Justice League film.
Today, in totally unsurprising news, Hans Zimmer has been hired to compose the score for Man of Steel, next year's attempt to get a rebooted Superman franchise up and running by retelling the Kryptonian's origin story. His involvement comes as no particular shock because he served as composer on all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, and Nolan is executive producing Man of Steel and also ironed out the story with his Batman Begins co-writer David S. Goyer.
When a studio makes a giant summer movie, you can bet your ass that said studio synergize cross-logistical business platforms. I don't actually know what that means, but I know that huge comic book movies beget many toys and merchandising tie-ins. Right now, the 2012 Licensing Expo is happening in Las Vegas right now, allowing studios to hock upcoming properties to toymakers, fast food chains, and the like. In order to get licensees on board, Warner Bros. put some costumes from the Superman reboot Man of Steel on display, giving a better feel for the sartorial styles of Krypton.
With the notable exception of Christopher Nolan's Batman efforts, Marvel characters have consistently run laps around DC characters cinematically for the last decade. The neon gods over at what Stan Lee called "The Distinguished Competition" have largely languished at Warner Bros, and The Avengers is making the WB's stable of heroes look like not much competition at all. Marvel Studios had to get all the rights to a group of heroes and assemble their team without some heavy hitters while Warner Bros had its own potential superteam going nowhere.