When Zack Snyder announced the sequel to Man of Steel, fans didn’t realize how far along the pre-production process was. We know Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman, with Henry Cavill returning as Superman, but what we didn’t know was parts of the film will begin shooting this weekend in Los Angeles.
Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer, with some help from Christopher Nolan, team up to bring their vision of a modern Superman tale, and what may possibly be the start of a DC cinematic universe. The trio all have experience in making great movies starring cape donning protagonists, so this outing should be no different. Find out if they repeat success with the big, blue boy scout after the jump! (Spoilers below).
It’s finally here! The Man of Steel has opened nation wide!
A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race.
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If Optimus Prime and Superman had a fight, who would win? This picture is from the upcoming Man of Steel movie, directed by Zach Snyder, and we couldn’t pass up the chance to tweak that headline to draw you in, because really a headline that read, “Truck wrapped around a telephone pole” just isn’t that big of a draw.
You’re still more than welcome to debate the Superman vs. Optimus Prime fight if you like…
According to Variety, Richard Schiff has joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, playing Dr. Hamilton. Most will remember Dr. Hamilton from the Superman: The Animated Series show, but the character originally appeared in Adventures of Superman #424 (January 1987) as a main villain. While no one is saying if The West Wing star will be a villain or a hero, Shiff should make a great Prof. Hamilton.
Deadline is reporting that Julia Ormond will not be playing Superman’s mother in the upcoming Man of Steel movie. Instead, it looks like Ayelet Zurer (Angels and Demons) has been cast to play Lara Lor-Van. No word on why Ormond moved on, or why Zack Snyder made the change, but Zurer is expected to start filming this week.
Today, Justice League #1 arrived in comic book stores, featuring a whole new costume for many of the heroes, including an underwear-on-the-outside-less Superman. Coincidentally, we finally get detailed images of Superman’s costume from the upcoming Zack Snyder Man of Steel movie that is pretty revealing.
When the first picture of Henry Cavill as Superman hit the ‘net it wasn’t clear if he would be sporting his red underwear on the outside or if the suit would conform to the new look whipped up by Jim Lee for the DC Relaunch next week. New set photos reveal the answer.
If you are wondering what Henry Cavill will look like when he dons his duds for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, take a gander at the image Warner Bros. has released.
Though it looks like the Superman costume we are used to, it does look a little thicker and almost looks like the amour costume Jim Lee has cooked up. Can’t really tell in the picture if he’s wearing his underwear on the outside, but I do see the texturing looks similar to that Spider-Man costume we’ve seen recently. Guess that is the new H’wood way…
In any case, I like what I see so far.
via Warner Bros.
After Marvel’s big news yesterday, there was really only one way for DC/Warner Bros. to step up – announce that Laurence Fishburne will play Perry White in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel movie.
Yup, we now know what Fishburne will be doing following his surprise exit from CBS’ CSI this past May.
Over the years, there have been a number of talented actors who have played Clark Kent’s boss at the Daily Planet, including Jackie Cooper, who played the newspaper chief in the 1978 Christoper Reeve Superman movie. This is pretty big news, but I really wonder if they’ll make Fishburne say, “Great Caesar’s Ghost!”?
Fishburne now joins a rather impressive cast that consists of Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and Michael Shannon.