Last year's mega-hit The Avengers was, in some ways, the catalyst behind the spate of comic book movies created by Marvel Studios, who struck gold with 2008's Iron Man, which teased at a superhero team-up movie to come. After finding that success, Marvel followed by introducing more individual superheroes in 2008's The Incredible Hulk, 2010's Iron Man 2, and last year's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, embarking on an unusual strategy of creating individual movies that also worked a little bit like sequels that fed into the story of The Avengers.
The Avengers 2 will arrive in 2015 and cap off a second phase of Marvel's "cinematic universe," and will face competition from what Warner Bros.and DC Entertainment hopes will be the start of their "cinematic universe," starting with 2015's Justice League. Gangster Squad screenwriter Will Beall has already been hired to write the screenplay for the movie which will follow (if recent rumors are true) an unsurprising lineup that includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. With the release dates being so close together, we wondered which team could take down the other, and, since there will never be a movie where the two teams face off, there's only one way to solve this hypothetical dilemma: the cybernetic walls of our Character Cage Match! check out the teams' strengths and weaknesses before weighing in on our poll >> Posted 01.10.13 by Ryan
Superman as a kid! Superman in handcuffs! General Zod! Lois! What's going to happen?
Last month, director Zack Snyder revealed that a "crazy" trailer for his upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, was going to debut before screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Looks like that moment has arrived a few days prior to The Hobbit's release as Warner Bros. have officially released the reboot's second trailer.the latest crazy trailers
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In the realm of comic books, most regard Superman is the ultimate superhero. So it makes sense Man of Steel would get not just one but two teaser trailers.
Debuting before The Dark Knight Rises were a pair of teaser trailers for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, starring Henry Cavill as the Son of Krypton. While both 1-minute-38-second trailers have the same footage, they both have different voice-overs, one from Superman's Earthly father, Jonathan Kent, played by Kevin Costner, and one from his Kryptonian father, Jor-El, played by Russell Crowe (fun fact: both Oscar-winning actors have played Robin Hood). Both voice-overs speak of Clark Kent/Superman's destiny as a hero.
Here's Crowe's dialogue:
You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They'll race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
And Costner's dialogue:
You're not just anyone. One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man who want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, is going to change the world. watch the new teasers >> Posted 07.21.12 by Chris
Recent casting news had actor Richard Schiff (West Wing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) joining director Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, which seemed a little strange since the movie has already been shooting since August of last year. In an interview with I Am Rogue, Schiff revealed that he had actually been cast "over the summer" but is only now joining the production "for the last six weeks."
Reportedly, Schiff was cast as a character named Dr. Hamilton, which comic book fans instantly thought to be the DC Comics character Dr. Emil Hamilton, a genius-level inventor and former employee of S.T.A.R. Labs who has alternately been Superman's ally and enemy throughout the character's comic book history. Schiff played coy at first, and would not outright confirm that his character is the same Dr. Hamilton from the comic books.
more about Schiff's character >> Posted 01.14.12 by Ryan
I am not allowed to say but I will allow people to draw their own conclusions. They obviously have the same first and last name, so they can draw their own conclusions. I want to live up to the promise to not reveal anything I’m not allowed to reveal.
Several new "spy" pics have emerged from the Vancouver, BC, set of Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel. Like the spy pics that leaked from the set in Alaska a couple weeks ago, title star Henry Cavill was bearded and shirtless when snapped acting against a green screen in Vancouver, looking far more like one of the fighting Spartans in Snyder's swords-and-sandals epic 300 than the perpetually clean-shaven, primary colors-clad first superhero, Superman.
Why the barbarian look for Superman, you ask? Based on what we have been able to glean about the plot of the movie, it appears that the scene being shot in Vancouver — like, we suspect, the previous scenes shot in Alaska — depicts a pre-Superman Clark Kent discovering his powers and trying to find his place in the world. In the scene being shot, it appears as if Clark is assisting the Coast Guard during some sort of disaster, perhaps caused by the arrival of the evil Kryptonians Zod (Michael Shannon) and Faora (Antje Traue), beings with the power of Superman but none of his respect for human life. see more of Cavill on the set >> Posted 10.25.11 by BrentJS
For the first time on the big screen since 1980's Superman II, General Zod will try to force Superman to "kneel before Zod" and actor Michael Shannon is nervous about it. Shannon has previously admitted that he did not feel "worthy" to take over the role, originally played by Terence Stamp, and says his version of the character that appears in Man of Steel will be a "reinvention."
In a recent interview with Complex, Shannon admitted that playing Zod comes with a lot of pressure. Shannon talks preparation, casting, and "spy" pics >> Posted 09.12.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros. released the first official still image of Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel, last week and it was a dramatic, stunning shot of Cavill in a newly-designed Superman costume looking very grim and determined [whether Superman is defending a vault of some kind in the image or recovering after being hit into the vault by the Kryptonian supervillain General Zod (Michael Shannon ) is still open to debate]. Now, the first photos of Cavill on the Man of Steel set have surfaced and they reveal Cavill in costume as Superman's alter-ego, Clark Kent — with Superman's characteristic spit curl that so many fanboys complained was absent in the publicity still — for the very first time. more about Man of Steel >> Posted 08.10.11 by BrentJS
Production has begun on Warner Brothers' upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, and instead of allowing "spy pics" to deliver the first look of Henry Cavill in the title role, the studio has released the first still of Cavill in costume. While the picture is a little on the dark side, at least in terms of lighting, it looks like Superman has a longer cape and a more pronounced "S" on his chest.
In a recent interview with Total Film, Cavill described the feeling he had when he first tried on the iconic costume. "It’s extremely cool," said Cavill. "There’s no other feeling like it."
more from Cavill about the role >> Posted 08.04.11 by Ryan
They just put it on, I turned around and look in the mirror and you can’t really play it cool — you sort of guffaw and laugh. I thought "OK, holy hell, this is real, it’s not a joke anymore. This is it...you’re doing it, you’re right in the middle of it."
If you've seen the still image of Henry Cavill as Theseus in Indian director Tarsem Singh's (The Cell) new fantasy epic, Immortals, then you know that Cavill has the dedication and fortitude to get himself into incredible shape for a role. Still, his "lean, mean, fighting machine" Theseus build hardly seems appropriate for his upcoming role as Clark Kent, aka Superman, in director Zack Snyder's Superman franchise relaunch, Man of Steel, and Cavill agrees. According to the British actor in a recent interview with MovieLine, he plans on going "beyond" his Immortals training to get a superhero-worthy physique. what did Cavill Say about training for Man of Steel? >> Posted 04.12.11 by BrentJS
American audiences who may be unfamiliar with Henry Cavill, the British actor recently chosen to be the new Man of Steel in director Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, will first get a chance to see Cavill as a "man of bronze" in Indian director Tarsem Singh's (The Cell) new swords-and-sandals fantasy epic, Immortals, when it opens in November. Cavill made an appearance at the recent WonderCon comic book and popular arts convention in San Francisco in support of Immortals, in which he plays the lead role of Theseus, and, while he demurred from discussing Superman: The Man of Steel (working title) with most reporters, MTV managed to get him to open up about his approach to the character and how he feels about Amy Adams being chosen to play Lois Lane. hear what cavill had to say about Superman >> Posted 04.06.11 by BrentJS