Zack Snyder Talks ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer, Performances

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Much has been said this year regarding what Marvel has achieved with The Avengers. However, those  comic book fans who have declared that DC Comics is unlikely to match that success might want to give the premature criticism a rest.

While Marvel forges ahead with its Phase Two films, DC is on the verge of giving rabid fanboys a better taste of what they can expect from Superman reboot Man of Steel. The film – directed by Zack Snyder of Watchmen and 300 fame – is expected to be the launch pad for the already-announced 2015 release of Justice League.

The announcement that a new trailer for Snyder’s Superman opus will premiere in theaters alongside Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey isn’t surprising, considering both are tentpole releases for Warner Bros. However, in an interview with MTV News, Snyder himself says the two films actually make a great combo for the holiday season.

“It’s fun. I can’t wait for The Hobbit, so it will be fun to see our crazy Man of Steel trailer and then enjoy the Hobbit because that’s going to be great. It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action.”

While not particularly revelatory, Snyder’s comments do at least imply that the “crazy” Man of Steel trailer – which will play in both 2D and 3D – will feature more than a fleeting glimpse of the Kal El’s Kryptonian powers. The two teaser trailers released this past summer gave fans a fair idea of the tone of the film, but didn’t offer more than a split-second of Superman in action.

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Snyder went on to say that the performances of both Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon, who take on the iconic roles of Superman and General Zod, respectively, underscore the darker feel of his take on the Superman mythos.

“Shannon is great, he has such great enthusiasm and dedication constantly. You can imagine that you could get actors who go, ‘Oh right, it’s Zod, it’s not 100 percent serious,’ or [you can play it] slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him. His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry, who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic. I was just incredibly fortunate to play with those guys who really were giving all they had to bring a level of commitment to the scenes they have together so that audiences will get an opportunity to really have their heroes taken seriously.”

We’ve heard before that Snyder aims to deliver a more “serious” tale with Man of Steel, and his continued enthusiasm for the material is reassuring to fans who worry that the director will mishandle arguably the most iconic superhero of all. Whether or not that translates into a compelling film that can ultimately open up the DC Movie Universe remains to be seen. Regardless, fans will be pleased to know that their chance to get a better look at the film is mere weeks away.

Man of Steel is currently in post-production and will hit theaters on June 14, 2013.

Source: MTV News

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  1. The Hobbit will be a good night! First a new Man of Steel trailer, then, well, The Hobbit! :D

  2. Can’t wait! I’m sure it’s going to be great :)

  3. I’ll just wait until its on the internet the day before/on/after.

  4. Fun! It will be fun! Popcorn movies, blah blah blah, and FUN! Gotta love the overuse of new catchphrases, that mean absolutely nothing. Bay’s Transformers movies, according to him, got progressively more “serious” and “darker.” Yeah, that was a hoot. Or, I mean it was all FUN
    I hope this new Superman comes across with the goods. I’m not a DC fan in any way, shape or form, just because they have never taken their own characters seriously at all. Superman might get me interested at some point.

    • People usually use the word “fun” to describe a movie they don’t want to call “good”. Most recent example, the “fun” new Twilight movie I’ve read was also “acceptable”. Fun movies are great, not the ones PR machines call “fun”.

      • Yeah like everybody said that the Avengers was fun, I guess there were trying to said that it wasn’t good.

    • People first complaint when he said that is dark and edgy and know he said the word fun and that’s bad too, I guess everything that is not Marvel is always going to be treated with negativity.

    • I just shake my head reading allll the comments from those who are negative. How masculine you all are hiding behind your computer screens.

  5. uggh….I dont wanna see the hobbit but I wanna see this trailer…
    thank you youtube.

    • WHy would you NOT wanna see the Hobbit??? It’s the biggest movie of the year. :] You don’t know what you are missing.

      • The Avengers is the biggest movie of the year, the Hobbit has no chance of making more money than it.
        I have no intentions of seeing the Hobbit, i liked Lord of the Rings mainly for its grand action and the Hobbit just doesn’t look like it has that especially since it will be split into 3 movies. The Man of Steel trailer on the other hand is something i would want to see.

      • Biggest film of the year dont think so

        • NO im pretty sure The Hobbit is going to be the biggest film of the year. It’s the most anticipated. So i will bet my money on this film. Andd I think it’s going to get a lot better reviews than the Avengers.

  6. congrats to zack snyder fans. yaaaaaaay.

  7. “reassuring to fans who worry that the director will mishandle arguably the most iconic superhero of all…” -Like Singer did? (sorry I had to say it)

    I cannot wait for ‘The Hobbit’ this trailer is a bonus!

  8. Sounds cool. Guess I’ll have to wait and see like everyone else.

  9. What about that article that said the first 9 minutes of Star Trek will air in IMAX in December?
    I wonder if this means it wont be attached to the Hobbit now??? bummer!!

  10. YESSSS !!! finally gonna see ZOD in action

  11. cant wait!!! superman is ftw

  12. I just wish they hadn’t used Zod.

    • It’s better than Luthor.

  13. I agree. I would prefer someone like Brainiac as the only villain.

    • Brainiac could show up in the movie though. If you have never read The Last Days of Krypton I would suggest it. It was before Kal-El was born but Zod and Brainiac are both in it. Brainiac doesn’t have a big role in it but they could take a spin from that novel and work it into the movie somehow. Actually that novel in a way could be a cannon considering it was a prequel. Only problem is people either loved it or hated it. My opinion I thought it was a good read.

  14. It’s just great to hear that Snyder has Superman,like Zod underscore the darker feel of his take on the Superman mythos. Wonder how WB/DC is gonna make other heroes darker if MOS is gonna be the lauching pad for DC’s shared universe.

    • I keep saying this….but their not making the DC heroes darker. Their making the films more serious, its a big difference. Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman etc are not going to be brooding around like Batman, it just looks like they are going to be put into a mature and much less campy context with more relevant issues and a serious story….which is a good idea considering the fact that they have to make Superman accessible.

      If they can keep that tone through the JL movie, then whichever solo movies they decide to make….leading up to a second JL movie with a Darkseid\Bainiac (possibly) then this could be fantastic….however id like the solo films to have a linked story, so that its not just a bunch of origin stories….then a JL sequel, would be nice to find out each film was part of a bigger picture.

      The serious route is what I was hoping for so so so so badly….Im glad DC/WB are deciding to do it that way. Its about the only thing they have got right recently.

      • @ Metal Artois

        It seems to me to me that they’re makin the heroes darker to Nolan’s tone. I mean you could tell by the movie’s tone, Superman’s costume speaks for itself. We know Nolan will be involved in the next Batman reboot. So i wouldn’t be surprised other heroes like Flash, Green Lantern, WonderWoman get the Nolanized treatment because of the success of his Batman trilogy. Example: Man Of Steel.

        When it came to a shared DC universe, i was hoping for more like what Marvel has. Not to take itself so seriously but to have a balance for example Burton/Nolan’s take on Batman when it came to see villains like killer Croc or Bane more proper aswell Mr.Freeze. Because a serious universe is exciting to a point. The Avengers was great cause there was balance between fantasy/reality in a shared universe. Also i liked their idea of solo films coming first to build up to somthing. Makes the team-up film all that better imo.

        • “Superman’s costume speaks for itself.” But Superman’s new costume is from the comics.

          • Yeah, lousy New 52 comics. Big whoop. Costume could use brightr colors & the red belt to break up the blue. Like Routh’s cape, i think Cavill’s cape is too long.

            • The red belt comes from the new 52 comics…

      • Metal Artois :

        Yes! Everything you said.

      • +1 Metal Artois

        The lack of seriousness and gravity is the exact reason why I could care less for The Avenger’s even though I love Marvel characters.

  15. I’m really looking forward to see the new trailer, it appears this may be the first time in a long time they might actually get Superman right this time. With Christopher Nolan behind this, it cant be bad.

  16. Sounds like the superman film we deserve. I’m happy with the villain and casting choices. Let’s see the trailer!

    • This sounds like the Superman movie we deserve, but not not the one we need right now. — Batman

      (sorry I couldn’t resist)

  17. FYI Screen Rant and Screen Ranters.

    WB is offering special Man of Steel content to those share the TDKR blu ray announcement via twitter or facebook. Click the link for details.

  18. mmm Henry Cavill’s bulge in tight spandex…yummy ;)

  19. Can’t wait for the Man of Steel trailer, I wish them the best of luck.

  20. Dya reckon they should release a teaser of the trailer before we all go to watch it in front of The Hobbit? ;P

  21. Well… of course its DIRECTOR would sound pretty voices about HIS movie, and the actors that work with him. Hollywood people usually starts complaining after the release, especially when the release wasn’t received as much as they hoped (hence the blame-fest ensues).
    I’ll be watching this online cause I’m among those who are going to be skipping The Hobbit. I hope this movie delivers… or at least put a smile to DC fan.

  22. Can’t wait!

  23. Super! It will be a great night at the movies.