This trailer follows in the “Tree of Life” style of the first trailer. But offers more images of Superman in his costume. And more of the epic feel that a Superman film needs.
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We can hear every geek on Internet collectively screech: “Dump the texture.” And we have to agree. It’s a Superman costume, not an imitation alligator bag.
The classic Supes costume is a thing of beauty. Duplicate it, don’t improve on it. Because you can’t, Mr. H’wood Costume Designer. It took decades and hordes of artists to get it to its iconic splendor. Honor that. Respect that. Heck, use it! It’s sold everything from pajamas to peanut butter. And, if you honor it, it will sell your movie too!
It has been announced that Michael Shannon (“Boardwalk Empire“, Pearl Harbor, Vanilla Sky) has been cast as General Zod in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman film. Zod made his first appearance in a 1961 issue of Adventure Comics. Zod was previously played by Terrence Stamp in Superman and Superman II, and by Callum Blue in “Smallville”. We have no strong opinion about this casting either. We’ve seen Shannon in a bunch of movies. He’s a solid actor. And could do quite a good job. But it will all depend on the script.
So it’s official, British actor Henry Cavill will be Clark Kent/Superman in the upcoming Zack Snyder directed Superman film. Cavill is best known for appearing as Charles Brandon in “The Tudors” and as “Randy” in the 2009 Woody Allen film Whatever Works. Fan reaction has been muted. Probably because most fans have never heard of him.
But now news has leaked out that’s sure to send fans rushing for their keyboards: Kristen Stewart is being rumored as a potential “Lois Lane”. We aren’t Twilight or Kristen Stewart bashers. We think she’s a talented actress and would be fine in the role. But we can’t help thinking that Anne Hathaway, announced as Catwoman in Dark Knight Rising, seems a more appropriate choice for Lois Lane. And Stewart seems more appropriate for Catwoman.
Warner Bros. announced today that Zack Snyder will helm their latest attempt to reboot the Superman franchise. The plot, cribbed from Mark Waid‘s Superman: Birthright, follows the adventures of Clark Kent traveling the globe, trying to decide whether or not to become Superman.
Is this really the best they can come up with? “Smallville” has done ten years of Clark Kent trying to decide whether or not to become Superman. Do we really need another two hours?
More superhero movie news after the jump …
What do you do after remaking a classic zombie movie, and helming adaptations of two violent, mature graphic novels? Why you make a kid’s movie, of course! Well, you do if you’re Zack Snyder. And here’s a first look at the results. A trailer for Legend of the Guardians based on the children’s novel Legends of Ga’hoole.
Looks pretty good. We like the realistic Owls. Very Watership Down.
… with this bit of April foolishness:
Jaw-dropping news hit the convention floors at this year’s Showest as attendees of the Lucasfilm panel witnessed Watchmen director, Zack Snyder and George Lucas himself announce to the world that Snyder has been tapped to reboot the Star Wars franchise. Snyder is apparently writing and directing a new version of the seminal George Lucas opus, with plans to “re-imagine” Lucas’s original fan-beloved trilogy, with episodes 4, 5 and 6 of the franchise.
“To be honest, Zack wasn’t always my first choice,” Lucas told a crowd of skeptical journalists and fans. “But I feel he can really 300 up the project.”
Lucas went on, “The original trilogy is really lacking in terms of cohesiveness, writing, and overall story structure. I just didn’t have the time then to do what I did with episodes 1, 2 and 3 which represent the true intended Star Wars universe.”
“Quite frankly, and I know a lot of people won’t want to hear this, but I find the episodes 4-6 to be somewhat boring when compared to episodes 1-3. I just have never felt totally satisfied with this franchise and I think the fans know that.”
Director Zack Snyder told fans “not to worry” and revealed that he’d like to see Mark Hammil, Harrison Ford and Billy D. Williams lend their voices to the project in some way. There is even talk about new 3-D technology, and how some characters might reappear as their “younger” selves.
Lucas and Snyder plan to reveal more in the months to come.
Star Wars fans are easily outraged. But I have yet to find anyone fooled by this prank. Nice try Movieweb … but we’d call this one a miss.