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The official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has arrived online via ComicBookMovie, it is expected the film will follow Superman’s origins as Clark Kent decides to become Superman but some folks will need more than that to stay awake during an action movie. We reported that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod, so ass will be kicked. So let’s get to the 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.
The Man of Steel arrives June 14, 2013.
Warner Bros has changed the planned December 2012 release date for Man of Steel, the next reboot of Superman to a June 14, 2013 release. The Zack Snyder-directed reboot has had some big casting news [see our coverage] and I thought a December release would have been nice for Superman, it’s not to be.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros has spent a fortune defending its Superman rights, some say up to $25M in legal fees, but right now it looks like there will be a splitting of rights between the creator estates and DC Comics.
Speaking of heroes, I was looking at some dates for next year and it looks like The Amazing Spider-Man comes out July 3rd and The Dark Knight Rises follows 2 weeks later on June 20th. It’s going to be a very big summer.
So now that the dust has settled somewhat on the big news from last night, here are the details. Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Legend of the Guardians and Sucker Punch ) will be directing the Christopher Nolan-produced David Goyer-scripted Superman for WB. THR is reporting that “like Superman Returns, it’s rumored to have a connection to Richard Donner’s Superman films. In this case, it’s the villain, General Zod.”
Snyder told USA Today: “Mainly male (superheroes), have gotten to evolve over the years. Batman. The X-Men. But I think the first (Superman) movies were so well done, he kind of got stuck. I think our challenge is to bring him to a modern audience that’s still respectful of the character.”
Brandon Routh is probably not going to return if they seem to be starting over again, which is sad because I though he did a fine job and no one can say anyone else looks more like Superman than him. If there is one hero that doesn’t need an origin story, it’s Superman. Leave it to the animated opening credits because I know they don’t have to explain one of the most iconic figures of all time again. Zod is a good choice, there is only so many times Superman can fight Kryptonite, so have him brawl with someone who has the same powers, fair fight.
Zack Snyder confirms that as soon as he completes post on Sucker Punch, he’ll move right into the Man of Steel. “I’ve been a big fan of the character for a long time, he’s definitely the king of all superheroes, he’s the one,” Snyder told Deadline. “It’s early yet, but I can tell you that what [screenwriter] David [S. Goyer] and Chris have done with the story so far definitely has given me a great insight into a way to make him feel modern”. If I see Superman updating his facebook status in this movie, I’m out.
Zack Snyder’s Superman will target a holiday 2012 release.
Last time we spoke, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson denied that Christopher Nolan was overseeing the new Superman film. A house of lies.
Nolan is overseeing Superman for WB as David Goyer writes the script based on a story by Nolan and Goyer. We know this because Nolan is talking about it. The director promises good things for the next Superman, and his wife, producer Emma Thomas, denies a few other recent rumors. Meanwhile, Jonathan Nolan is ‘now doing the hard work’ on a script for Batman 3, based on a story by Christopher Nolan and Goyer. I just got chills.
The LA Times has quotes from Nolan and Thomas about Superman:
It’s very exciting, we have a fantastic story. And we feel we can do it right. We know the milieu, if you will, we know the genre and how to get it done right…[it] is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way. But wait, there’s more!
Recent reports stated that Christopher Nolan mentoring the new Superman film were flase, so says DC and WB. Today we find out that David Goyer who has worked with Nolan on his Batman films, has been hired to write the new Superman film, The Man of Steel.
Latino Review reports that Lex Luthor and Braniac are part of Goyer’s script, which is not an origin story. They also say that a story point is the financial struggle of The Daily Planet, which is floundering like so many real-world papers. Finally, LR mentions the story setting up a “huge Kryptonian mythology.” Brandon Routh will not star, and Bryan Singer is not expected to direct.
I am glad we don’t have to sit through another origin story; I think the world gets the whole Superman thing by now. David Goyer on the other hand, the man got lucky. Some of his previous writing credits include: Kickboxer 2, The Puppet Masters and Blade Trinity. What no time for a Leprechaun movie?
All in all, it’s about time Superman came back. I imagine it will be IMAX and 3D and all that jazz too. Just don’t mess it up, use your imagination and get something like this on the big screen.