It looks like fans may just have to wait a few more months for the first look at the latest Superman reboot. Rumor has it the first official trailer for Zack Snyder’s (Watchmen, 300) Superman: Man of Steel film could debut when The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters on July 20.
The tidbit is being reported by Cosmic Book News, credited to a source close to the film. Continue reading →
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super—oh, no it’s not! Superman’s big-screen return has been delayed. Warner Bros. just pushed back Zack Synder’s Man of Steel, which means we have to wait even longer to see Henry Cavill in that famous cape and tights.
The original release date for Man of Steel was set for December 2012, but now it’s been pushed to June 14, 2013. That’s an extra six months tacked on to an already tedious wait time. At first glance, this is a frustrating move on Warner Bros.’ part—but we think there’s a method to their madness. Continue reading →
Director Zack Snyder has chosen the actress who will play Lois Lane in his upcoming reboot of Superman—and she’s a three-time Oscar nominee.
According to Hero Complex, 36-year-old Amy Adams (most recently nominated for Best Supporting Actress in The Fighter) has landed the role of the feisty Daily Planet reporter and love of Superman’s life after weeks of speculation over who would win the part. Snyder called Adams from Paris, where he is promoting his newly-released Sucker Punch, to give her the news.
Snyder said, “There was a big, giant search for Lois. For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.”
What do you think of the choice of Amy Adams as Lois Lane?
News popped up a few weeks ago that veteran actor Kevin Costner was in the running for an unnamed role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming DC Comics adaptation, “Superman.” The word at the time was that there was a “heightened interest” in having him step into “a key role” in the movie. Now both the casting and the role have been confirmed.
MTVnews is reporting that Costner will play Clark Kent’s adoptive father, Jonathan Kent, according to a Warner Bros press release. He joins the recently cast Diane Lane, who is set to play Clark’s mother, Martha.
The Sucker Punch director plans to treat the Big Blue Boy Scout the way that Christopher Nolan handled the Dark Knight—as if none of the films that came before existed. Will that way lie madness or salvation?
In planning his path to bringing Superman to the big screen once more, Snyder seems to have realized that a break from the past—a break that Bryan Singer’s Richard Donner-esque Superman Returns resolutely refused to commit to—is mandatory. In an interview with the L.A. Times, Snyder revealed his plan:
“Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies. … If you look at Batman Begins, there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.”
According to Heat Vision, The Lord of the Rings alumnus Viggo Mortensen is said to be a “person of interest” for the role of General Zod. Sources say that Mortensen’s name tops the list, but there might be a problem: He’s been negotiating to star in another film, Snow White and the Huntsman, and unless that deal falls through or his schedule can be worked out to shoot both films, Zod might be out of reach.
There have been no official talks with Mortensen yet, and while there are other actors being considered for the role, he is said to be the favorite. Mortensen is the second actor to be connected with Superman this week, following the news a few days ago that Kevin Costner was a possible candidate to play Jonathan Kent. British actor Henry Cavill has already been signed to play Superman/Clark Kent.
While the Dawn of the Dead remake was the film that first made us take notice of Zack Snyder, his visceral adaptation of Frank Miller’s legendary graphic novel 300 made him a Hollywood heavyweight. So why isn’t he getting behind the camera for Xerxes, based on Miller’s ancient Greek follow-up?
Before Snyder got the nod from Warner Brothers and Christopher Nolan to take charge of the next Superman film, he was fully intending to write and direct Xerxes. But now, according to New York Magazine, the Xerxes gig has just been offered to Sherlock Holmes’ Guy Ritchie. So what happened?
With the recent announcement that Henry Cavill was cast as the new Superman in Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man of Steel, there’s been speculation as to who should be his Lois Lane. However, it appears that Warner Bros. is looking for a leading lady in Supe’s life that is NOT our intrepid reporter —meaning there’s a possibility that Miss Lane may not even be IN the movie.
British actor Henry Cavill is going up, up and away.
This undated photo provided by Warner Bros. shows actor Henry Cavill. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 that Cavill has won the coveted role of Superman, the iconic superhero.
Cavill will star as Superman (and, obviously, Clark Kent) in the next installment of the movie franchise. Warner Bros. Pictures announced the casting Sunday.
The film is to be directed by “300″ director Zack Snyder, who says in a statement Cavill is “the perfect choice to don the cape and ‘S’ shield.”
No title has been announced for the film, which is intended to reboot the franchise after its latest incarnation fizzled. The 2006 movie “Superman Returns” was directed by Bryan Singer and starred Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel.
Cavill is relatively unknown. He had been considered for the blockbuster roles of Batman, James Bond and even the previous version of Superman. He co-starred on Showtime’s “The Tudors.”
Warner Bros. is targeting December 2012 for release.
This week on ESO, Mike, Dan and Mike are joined by one of our listeners Jennifer, who gladly steps up to the plate and geeks out with the rest of the crew to discuss the Doctor Who two part story “The Empty Child” and “The Doctor Dances” featuring The 9th Doctor and Rose, and introduces the ever popular Captain Jack Harkness to the series. Then we once again hop aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf and take a peek at series III. Also this week we continue with our new crew rant section we like to call “Crew Kudos”.
Join us for another fun filled podcast that goes along with Episode 28: Mummy, Mummy, Are You My Mummy?
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:02:15 Crew Kudos – Halloween Blog / New Superman Director / Possible New Harry Potter Books / For The Love of Who
0:24:41 Big Apple Comic Con
0:36:11 Doctor Who : The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
1:03:27 Red Dwarf Series III
1:36:46 Show Close