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

Superman Man of Steel at Comic-Con 2012

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:

First Superman Man of Steel poster

3:41PM:Man of Steel is now on stage after a special surprise presentation with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis for ‘The Campaign.’

3:41PM:Man of Steel is done shooting, Snyder says now they’re just working away on the movie.

3:42PM: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.

3:43PM: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.

3:46PM: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

3:47PM: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.”

3:48PM: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.

3:49PM: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.

4:00PM:Fan question: Who would win in a fight – Nolan’s Batman, or Snyder’s Superman? Snyder’s answer: “… Really?”

4:02PM: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.

4:04PM: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.

4:06PM:Snyder’s refused to confirm or deny that General Zod is the villain (wink, wink, nudge nudge).

4:09PM: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.

4:12PM: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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