June 6, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
With Zack Snyder’s “Man Of Steel” only a week away from release, anticiptation couldn’t be any higher. But if a “dreamy, blurry and sweepingly epic” trailer didnt sweep you away, or an action-packed, three minute long trailer featuring all the most important people in Superman’s life didn’t bring a shiver to your spine, then we’re not sure if there’s any hope for you. But just in case, here’s one last trailer.
Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, one of DC’s most iconic superheroes, this final trailer has little dialogue but a huge amount of action, and gives us a lot more of a general overview – from Superman being bullied as a youngster up to battling General Zod (Michael Shannon), saving Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and being given some encouraging words from his father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe).
“Man Of Steel” is out on wide release next Friday, June 14th, 2013.
Click below to view the trailer.
April 16, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
All the important people in Superman’s life get to narrate a part of the new, 3-minute long trailer for Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated reboot “Man of Steel”, and it’s finally looking like the summer blockbuster actioner it’s meant to be.
It’s still got a bit of that dreamy Malick thing going on that was prevalent in the teaser trailers, but yes, we finally get to see Henry Cavill fight some bad guys! Michael Shannon makes his first appearance as the villainous Zod, and looks quite crazy and outrageous, while Amy Adams as Lois Lane appears to be more than just a reporter but rather an investigator working with or for the army who’s on Superman’s trail.
Anyway, this looks epic, what else is there to say? Watch the new trailer below and prepare yourself for the release on June 14th.
December 11, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Echoing the counter-intuitive nature of the first teaser trailers, new footage has debuted for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot “Man of Steel”, and it’s every bit as dreamy, blurry and sweepingly epic as its predecessor. In other words, still not at all what you would expect the next presumptive superhero blockbuster to look like. The plus side: it looks amazing. The minus: It’s hard to tell how representative footage like this is of the movie itself.
Like the previous trailer, this one lingers for an extended period on Clark’s childhood and those pre-Superman bearded fisherman days. The truly thrilling bits come later when we see Henry Cavill don the red cape, shave off that beard and look much more like the classic Clark Kent that we know and love from the comics. Also providing chills are our first glimpses of Michael Shannon’s villainous General Zod and Amy Adams as our first onscreen redhead Lois Lane, who looks to have fantastic chemistry with Cavill.
Put us down for cautiously optimistic. “Man of Steel” will be released on June 14th, 2013 and the new trailer can be viewed below.
December 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
We can all thank Christopher Nolan and his billion dollar Batman trilogy for this, I think. Two new posters have debuted for two of 2013′s most anticipated summer blockbusters, and both paint a rather dark and bleak vision of their respective worlds.
In JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek into Darkness”, the sequel to 2009′s critical and commercial hit reboot “Star Trek”, the entire crew of the Enterprise will return, including Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhuru, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov. The first teaser poster for the sequel sees a very Nolan-esque villain (presumably franchise newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch) standing over a pile of debris and a metropolis in utter ruins. Even the film’s title treatment emphasizes that it will indeed be going Into Darkness when it’s released on May 17th, 2013.
Meanwhile, we already knew Zack Snyder’s Superman redo “Man of Steel” was going dark and gritty thanks to a pair of early teaser trailers, but the new poster puts Henry Cavill’s Caped Crusader into a situation we haven’t seen before: in handcuffs and escorted by police. So Clark Kent is going to be a burly bearded fisherman at one point but could the traditionally nerdy reporter be going full blown anti-hero in Snyder’s vision? The film also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark’s earthly adoptive father, and will be released on June 14th, 2013.
See the new posters for two of our most anticipated blockbusters of next summer below.
July 21, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
A rather unexpected teaser trailer has debuted online for Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated Superman redo “Man of Steel.” Henry Cavill is gruffly bearded and apparently Clark Kent is working, not as an urban reporter at The Daily Planet, but with the crew of The Deadliest Catch on a fishing boat. The trailer is atmospheric, with dreamy, blurry images of rocks, birds, a gloomy seashore and a boy running through fields in a red cape and just one brief glimpse of that iconic image of Superman flying up, up and away.
Two teaser trailers have actually been released, though the images are exactly the same, they differ only in the voice of the narrator. In one, a somber Kevin Costner as Clark’s adoptive father speaks, while Russell Crowe, as Jor-El, the true alien father of Kal-El, gives him a similar message in the other.
“Man of Steel” also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod, and recently wrapped up filming. It’s now in post-production and aiming for a release date of June 14th, 2013. Watch the two teaser trailers below.
February 9, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
He’s conquered Metropolis and now Henry Cavill is setting his sights on one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After wrapping Zack Snyder’s new Superman adaptation “Man of Steel” for Legendary Pictures, Cavill will tackle the studio’s “The Great Wall”, according to Variety.
Edward Zwick will direct from the screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Herskovitz. There are no solid plot details, only that the film will delve into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the construction of the Great Wall of China. Of course, the construction having taken place almost 3,000 years ago in remote and isolated ancient China, it makes total sense that the movie should revolve around some British white guy.
Cavill was recently seen in the lead role in Tarsem Singh’s visually stunning Greek Gods epic “Immortals” and will next be seen opposite Bruce Willis in “Cold Light of Day.” He was a series regular on “The Tudors” and actually was almost cast as Superman back in 2006 when Brett Ratner was at the reigns before Bryan Singer took over and cast Brandon Routh instead.
January 21, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Ryan Murphy has had huge success on the small screen, with TV hits from 90s show “Popular” to the current smash “Glee” so it’s no surprise to see him turn his talents to the big screen – and with the Tony award-winning play “The Normal Heart”.
The largely biographical play by Larry Kramer centres on writer/activist Ned Weeks, and his attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s in New York City.
Mark Ruffalo signed on to play Weeks back in 2010, and now it looks like two of TV’s biggest stars have also hopped on board. Jim Parsons, from “The Big Bang Theory” and Matt Bomer, who currently stars in “White Collar” and will soon be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike” have joined the cast that also features A list stars such as Julia Roberts and Alec Baldwin. The Playlist reports that Parsons will play Southern gay rights activist Tommy Boatwright – a role which he also played on Broadway – and Bomer will take on the role of Felix Turner, Weeks’ fashion designer boyfriend who contracts the diease.
Bomer was fan favourite back in 2010 to take on the role of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder’s “Superman” reboot but lost out to British star Henry Cavill. He starred alongside Justin Timberlake in “In Time” and has a lead role in the male stripper party flick “Magic Mike”, also starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. This is the first major film role for Parsons, who has been a staple of the TV comedy scene for the last few years.
September 26, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Michael Shannon and Jeff Nichols, the actor-director team currently earning raves for festival favorite “Take Shelter”, are reuniting again, according to Deadline. Shannon has joined the cast of Nichols’ new coming of age drama “Mud”, which began shooting today in Arkansas. He joins an all-star cast that also includes Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Joe Don Baker and Paul Sparks.
The story revolves around two teenage boys who encounter a mysterious fugitive and rather than turn him in, they help him evade his captors and try to help him reconnect with the love of his life.Newcomer Tye Sheridan, who played one of Brad Pitt’s sons in “The Tree of Life”, will play one of the two teenagers.
“Mud” will actually mark the third collaboration between Nichols and Shannon, who also shot “Shotgun Stories” together. Shannon, currently filming the lead villain role of General Zod in Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot “The Man of Steel” opposite Henry Cavill, can also be seen in the new season of HBO’s critically acclaimed “Boardwalk Empire.”
April 28, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Henry Cavill has added one more nemesis to his long list of evildoers to fight. Variety reports that relatively unknown German actress Antje Traue has been cast as the female villain in Zack Snyder’s reboot of the Superman franchise, “Man of Steel”. She has allegedly beat out the likes of Diane Kruger, Rosamund Pike and Alice Eve for the role that is most likely to be Faora, the sidekick to Kryptonian villain General Zod, to be portrayed by Michael Shannon in the new incarnation.
Cavill, Shannon and Traue are joined in the new star-studded Christopher Nolan-produced picture by Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Ma and Pa Kent. While plot details are predictably sparse, the film, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer and based on a story by Nolan and Goyer, is expected to be an origin tale of how Clark Kent becomes Superman, following in the footsteps of Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
Deadline weighed in on Traue’s hunger for a big studio role, having tested for the female lead of “The Rite”, which went to Alice Braga, and more recently the female lead in Brad Pitt-starrer “World War Z”, which went to “The Killing” star Mireille Enos. Traue was last seen on the big screen in 2009′s “Pandorum” and is currently filming “Nobels Testament” in Sweden.
“Man of Steel” gets underway this summer in Chicago for a projected December 2012 release.
April 10, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Henry Cavill now has a nemesis. Warner Bros announced today that Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will play iconic Superman villain General Zod in Zack Snyder’s reboot of the franchise, “Superman: Man of Steel”. Shannon joins Cavill as the Man of Steel, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Ma and Pa Kent. Zod is a Kryptonian general who led its armed forces.
“Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role,” Snyder said via press release. Recently Viggo Mortensen had also been linked to the role.
Shannon, who has been acting since the early 90s, had his breakout moment in 2008′s “Revolutionary Road” opposite Leonard DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, playing a mentally disturbed neighbor which garnered him his first Academy Award nomination. He was most recently seen on HBO’s critically acclaimed “Boardwalk Empire” and will next film “The Iceman”, playing notorious serial killer Richard Kuklinski.