Zack Snyder and his own version of Superman, Man of Steel, arrived at Comic-Con over the weekend and attendees were granted to an exclusive piece of footage. Star of the film Henry Cavill (who plays Clark Kent/Superman), was also at the Comic-Con panel in Hall H. Both Cavill and Snyder answered fan questions before showing the footage which went down rather well.
Not only that, but a brand new poster was also revealed, and thankfully the poster has been made available to everyone, and we have it here for you to take a look at.
The poster itself is a very dark affair, with Superman in the shadows showing a small amount of his face and plenty of his chest obviously shows off the Superman logo. The suit itself appears very detailed, and reminds me of a shark-proof suit divers wear. It looks very sturdy, and the whole things comes across and extremely serious and rather moody. If the poster indicates anything about the film, it is that it looks like producer Christopher Nolan has clearly put his ‘Batman’ style of film-making all over it, and that my friends is a good thing!
The footage that was shown has been discussed on websites, and again it all sounds pretty serious, with the footage beginning with Clark Kent as a boy and both voiceover’s from Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Cosnter). The voiceovers are asking questions like “what if a child decides to become something more?” followed by statements like “It’s not from this world Clark, and neither are you” The opening shots feature Clark as a boy, and a school bus crashes into some icy water, with an onlooker blaming Kent who is attempting to save the passengers. In the following scenes, Kent has grown up and is asking Jor-El more questions about who he is, with Jor-El answering “You have to decide what kind of man you want to be, Clark. Good or bad, it’s going to change the world.”
The rest of the footage is made up of frantic scenes including Superman flying through the air, Lois Lane running scared towards the camera, a brief shot of Zod, massive explosions, Superman rising from a pile of skulls, Superman also bare-chested and on fire, and finally Superman is seen walking towards a group of US soldiers, with the voiceover from Superman saying: “My father believed that if the world found out who I really was they would reject and they would fear me. He was convinced the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?”
It all sounds pretty epic and very serious, and might, just might prove to be the biggest superhero film of 2013? I don’t know, but there is certainly an awful lot riding on Snyder’s shoulders here, and with so many other superhero films due out next year it is going to be a tough battle to win the superhero war. Man of Steel just might do it?
Directed by Zack Snyder and written by David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, the film stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent, Michael Shannon as General Zod and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. Also amongst the highly impressive cast are Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Ayelet Zurer and Antje Traue.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
The IMAX release of Man of Steel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
By Matt Wavish