Comic-Con 2012: ‘Man of Steel’ Panel (And New Poster!)

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 16th, 2012 at 9:47 am,

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With Green Lantern not meeting expectations and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises serving as the end to Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale’s Batman story, it’s up to Zack Snyder to kickstart DC cinematic universe with Man of Steel. Outside of set photos and one official photo, very little from the film has been visible to the public.

Warner Bros. is including Man of Steel as part of their Comic-Con 2012 Hall H presentation but no information on who will be there or what will be shown has been released. Expect Mr. Snyder himself, star Henry Cavill and a few other surprise guests as the first ever footage of the Superman reboot is premiered.

If you’re attending the convention, you can check out the panel yourself at 2:30 AM Pacific Time in Hall H on Saturday, July 14th as part of the two-and-a-half hour Warner Bros. presentation. If not, keep it parked right here and for the latest Man of Steel movie news, brought to you LIVE by Screen Rant.

But first, here’s a brand new, hot off the presses poster for the film:

superman man of steel Comic Con 2012: Man of Steel Panel (And New Poster!)

Man of Steel is now on stage after a special surprise presentation with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis for ‘The Campaign.’

Man of Steel is done shooting, Snyder says now they’re just working away on the movie.

How do you make Superman personal. What would you do if you were Superman? Snyder says that’s never been explored before and that’s the goal of this film.

Snyder says, you want to feel like what it really is for Superman to “beat the sh**” out of people. Now it’s time for some footage. There’s an announcement teaser attached to The Dark Knight Rises they were going to show us… but Snyder says… maybe it’s better if we get something else… a little something he put together just for us.

Footage: Shots of Cavill walking near mountains along a road with shots of the Kent farm interspliced, then there are voiceovers by Russell Crowe. There’s a scene of a bus crash with young Clark, scenes of Zod, explosions, Superman being arrested, the army, Jor-El, the Fortress of Solitude

Now Henry Cavill is introduced to the stage with strong applause. He’s asked about every nerd’s dream being able to be Superman – what’s that like. Cavill: “It’s a dream come true and it’s an honor to be here.”

Snyder is now talking about how awesome it is to finally bring Superman to Comic-Con, to finally show some footage. He previously said it’s a big responsibility to do this, but that it was time to bring the character to a new generation of fans.

Now it’s time for Q&A. Fan to Snyder: Would you ever consider doing an indie project like Warriors? Snyder said totally, it’s not about size it’s about awesome and he said Warriors is cool.

Fan question: Who would win in a fight – Nolan’s Batman, or Snyder’s Superman? Snyder’s answer: “… Really?”

Snyder: We had to approach Man of Steel as though it’s the first Superman movie ever, without having any previous films to borrow from. Hence, John Williams’ iconic score will not be featured in any capacity.

Cavill’s favorite Superman comic book stories are “Death of Superman,” Superman Returns,” and “Red Sun” as they explore “the limits” (re: fascinating aspects) of the Superman character.

Snyder’s refused to confirm or deny that General Zod is the villain (wink, wink, nudge nudge).

The next fan question is about possible Batman/Superman and/or Justice League movies. Snyder replied that right now they’re focused on “getting his [Superman's] house in order,” and from there, anything’s possible.

That’s it for the Man of Steel panel. Stay tuned for more Comic-Con coverage here at Screen Rant.

Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder based off of David S. Goyer’s screenplay, and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Jadin Gould and Antje Traue.

Man of Steel hits theaters June 14, 2013.

Keep an eye on the Screen Rant Comic-Con 2012 page for all the convention news.


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  1. Tut worst leaked footage ever! Can’t believe there were people walking around whilst that was being played, how rude!

    Can’t wait for this to come out, Snyders career has really taken off in such a short space of time since Dawn of the Dead, Sucker Punch Aside I have high hopes for this, I mean the cast speaks for itself!! Crowe and Costner together at last, shame they wont share screen time, they should make a super spin off sitcom ‘My Two Dads’ now that would be a treat!

    • i wonder if costner and crowe got into it at all .. since last time crowe made a comment it was how he hated costners robin hood movie and how his was more bad ass..

  2. I am beyond blown away by the teaser for ‘Man of Steel’. Zack Snyder is gonna knock this one out of the park. I get choked up watching the leaked footage I can’t wait for an official trailer.

  3. I hope zack snyder doesn’t do to man of steel what brett ratner did to X-men 3

    • Funny thing is he is trying to fix Superman after Bryan Singer, Brett ratner’ed the Superman franchise.

  4. The footage I was able to find was almost impossible to make out what was really going on, but… did anybody else see Pa Kent showing Clark what looked like a black Superman ring?

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here but it’d be great if they do Zod in the first movie, Luthor and Metallo in the sequel, and Darkseid in the third, and at the end Superman says, ‘The others I could handle but I could really use some help with this guy’ and out pops Cosmic Boy, Lightning Boy, and Saturn Girl saying, ‘we are forbidden from interfering in past history, but there’s other heroes on your planet who share a destiny with you, there’s a guy named Batman who can help you locate them and he’s deduced the secret identity of someone named Diana Prince as we speak.’

    • Yes. It looked like a ring. I think it maybe a family heirloom from Jor-El and contain the memories of Jor-El & Jrypton as well.

      Legion of Super Friends is also interesting idea.

  5. Geez, just watched footage from the panel. There was one bodybuilder looking d*uchebag making snide remarks to Henry saying working out like that would take time and dedication and he’ll learn that someday, then he proceeds to flex his biceps. Idk if the guy was joking or not because the 2nd part he ask Henry how he kept up with training and diet during filming :S

    His remark were just too snide. Then Chris hardwicke says “but Im pretty sure the difference between you two is that everyone here wants to sleep with him *points to Henry*” lol.

    So I see why Nolan never went.

    • I was there at the panel. “Bodybuilder dude” was directing his sarcastic comment toward Hardwick, not Henry (since Hardwick made a prior sarcastic comment toward him). His real question to Henry was regarding his training and diet for the film.

      Most SDCC fan questions are laughably bad or just plain silly. You’ll have to rely on Screenrant or other press sites to get some good information.

      • Oh, thanks for clearing that up was wondering why he would do that and then ask a serious fan question after.

        Was kinda hard to make out who and where Hardwicke’s quips were directed at, at some points during the vid he was hilarious tho. Yea most of those questions were kinda lame except the one about what approach Snyder was using and Henry’s favorite Superman stories.

        Still can’t see Nolan ever being there in that environment lol.

        • Funny, Nolan was at Wondercon promoting Inception some years back (if you don’t know what Wondercon is, think of it as a smaller SDCC), so there is a precedent.

          Maybe Nolan didn’t like what happened there, and had no interest in SDCC. I now wonder if Nolan presented any of his Batman films at a con before…

          • Yea i know thats where the infamous GL footage was last year.

            Don’t remember him ever being at a comic con tho.

      • Oh wait that was when Hardwicke said “why am I not surprised you used the word shredded”. Makes sense now.

        • The dude who was crying as he asked who the villain of Man Of Steel was, he was my favorite. :)

          • I thought the girl who asked for Henry’s name tag was funny because the audience boo’ed her knowing very well she was gonna get it since she was a chick lol.

  6. So glad no Williams score in this one. This is the non cheesy Superman movie we all deserve! Snyder will do Superman justice… Just believe!

      • Couldn’t agree more. And while many elements of Superman came together to make Superman work as a film, nothing cemented the whole thing more than Christopher Reeve’s decision to play the role completely seriously when he could have done it totally tongue in cheek. In fact, I bet one could argue that John William’s score was directly inspired by Reeve’s brilliant performance, it’s all but a given that he wrote the music as he watched the rough cut of the movie the studio provided him with.

        Oh, and @Wes: We do believe… that a man can fly. :)

  7. No More Of That Old SCORE!!!! (chanting)

    • ooohhh… PHILISTINES!!!!! :)