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Release Date: June 14, 2013 (North America)

Genres: Action, Comic Book, Sequel          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: Warner Bros.   Production Company: Legendary Pictures

Who's In It: Michael Shannon (Zod), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), Diane Lane (Martha Kent)

Who's Making It: Zack Snyder (Director), David S. Goyer (Screenwriter), Christopher Nolan (Story), David S. Goyer (Story), Christopher Nolan (Producer)

What We Think: When Superman Returns produced mixed results for Warner Bros. the studio decided to let its next cinematic adventure for the Man of Steel simmer on the creative backburner. But now the clock is ticking as... More »

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Monday, December 3, 2012

With the DVD release of The Dark Knight Returns tomorrow, a marketing campaign has asked fans to "unlock" a hidden image from the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel. The users responded and so Warner Bros. published a new teaser poster featuring Henry Cavill as Supes on their Facebook page.

The handcuffed Superman image comes from the material that the movie studio showed to the audience at this past summer's San Diego Comic Con.

- Warner Bros. via Facebook. Comment on this Scoop (3)
Saturday, July 21, 2012

The first trailer, a teaser, for the new Superman movie Man of Steel is finally online. And there are two versions.

Visually, both Man of Steel trailers are the same but they feature different narration. On one version we hear Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) speaking to Clark/Superman, and in the other it's Jor-El (Russell Crowe) speaking to his son.

First, the Jonathan Kent voiceover trailer:

 

And now the Man of Steel trailer featuring Russell Crowe's Jor-El:

 

 

Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises), Man of Steel is current set for a June 14, 2013 release.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van and Michael Shannon as Zod.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Revealed today at the Comic Con panel for Man of Steel was an early glimpse of the first trailer for the movie.

Set to debut next week in front of prints of The Dark Knight Rises, the Man of Steel trailer features voiceovers of Jonathan Kent (played by Kevin Costner) and Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe). We're also given scenes showing Clark Kent as a young boy running around his parents' backyard wearing a homemade red cape; Lois Lane (played by Amy Adams) kissing Superman; and a shot of Clark Kent putting on his eyeglasses.

To promote the film, Warner Bros. handed out copies of this Man of Steel Comic Con poster.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Word is breaking that a trailer for Man of Steel is imminent and should be in theaters very soon...likely next week when Warner Bros. big tentpole superhero movie The Dark Knight Rises opens.

According to various theater chains and organizations, the Man of Steel trailer running time is one minute and 27 seconds.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

This is the first piece of marketing for Man of Steel, and it debuted this afternoon on the movie's official Facebook page. The new Superman S design is darker than the one seen on the hero's chest in earlier films, and it also features a slightly different swoosh to the S symbol than before.

- Facebook. Comment on this Scoop (1)
Sunday, January 15, 2012

Richard Schiff has joined the cast of Man of Steel. He'll play a character named Dr. Hamilton, who may be based on a scientist character that appears in the DC Comics Superman books. That Dr. Hamilton has both assisted and hindered Superman, so it's not clear what side of the fence we can expect Schiff's version to be played.

Schiff starred in seven seasons of The West Wing. He's also appeared in Jurassic Park: The Lost World.

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A wily member of the paparazzi photograhed Russell Crowe standing outside the Vancouver movie stage where Man of Steel is now filming. The big reason why we care? Crowe was caught wearing his costume as Jor-El, Superman's Kryptonian father. [Full story]

- The Daily Mail. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, September 25, 2011

A last-minute casting change has happened: Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons, Munich) has replaced Julia Ormond in the part of Lara, Superman's Kryptonian birth mother. No reason for the replacement was uncovered by the source of the news.

- Deadline. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More spy photos showing Henry Cavill in his Superman costume have appeared on the Man of Steel Facebook page. In the photos you see the new Superman costume in full light for the first time, and it confirms earlier reports that the traditional red speedo-like shorts -- his super-undies, if you will -- have been discarded from the costume design in favor of a nearly all-blue one-piece suit.

In another photo we're treated to the first front-on look at Faora, one of the Kryptonian villains. Hers is a black costume that bears some resemblance to the costumes Zod and his crew wore in Superman II, but with the addition of a black cape.

- Superman: Man of Steel via Facebook. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, August 22, 2011

A spy photo showing what may be actor Michael Shannon wearing a motion capture suit was snapped and published on a Facebook fanpage for the movie. Filming is taking place in Plano, Texas, and the crew have been filming scenes that take place on the Kent farm.

The suit is the same kind worn by actors that need to have their physical performance captured and later overlaid with computer made special effects.

- Superman: Man of Steel via Facebook. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Casting calls for extras from the Vancouver Island coastal communities of Nanaimo and Ucluelet have been issued by the production (and first reported online by the Superman Homepage.)

Here's what the call sheet is describing as the movie's plot:

"In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question - Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves."

This latest news story doesn't really offer much more detail about who the movie's villains are, or what crisis the world will face, but what's more interesting is wondering how the seaside Canadian towns factor into the story.

One other fact was revealed: Man of Steel will film in Vancouver (and those two towns) between the dates of September 21, 2011 to January 20, 2012.

- Superman Homepage. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Today Warner Bros. released the first photo showing Henry Cavill wearing the Superman costume he'll be wearing in Man of Steel.

The costume has been changed from its last big screen appearance in Superman Returns. The most noticeable change is the size of the S shield emblem on Superman's chest; it's now larger, and with more of a yellow background. The costume also seems to give the appearance of having scales or an armor-like texture. [Full story]

- Warner Bros. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Clark Kent's boss at the Daily Planet has been found and it's Laurence Fishburne. The 50-year-old actor has signed to play Perry White, the editor-in-chief of Metropolis' largest newspaper.

Best known for his role as Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy of movies, Fishburne recently left CSI: Crime Scene Investigation after a two year stint on the program.

- Entertainment Weekly. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Warner Bros. announced today that it has shifted the release date of Man of Steel from December 2012 to summer 2013 -- June 14, 2013, to be exact.

- Warner Bros. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

While David Goyer is busy doing a rewrite on the Godzilla screenplay for director Guillermo del Toro, it falls upon writer Kurt Johnstad to perform a quick tune-up to the words. The writer has been working with Zack Snyder on many different projects including a polish on 300. We've also learned that Jonah Nolan (The Dark Knight) also performed a pass on the Man of Steel script before Johnstad's turn.

- Moviehole. Comment on this Scoop (0)


 

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