Man of Steel 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital l 2-Disc DVD/Digital l Instant
DIRECTOR: Zack Snyder
WRITER: David Goyer
STARRING: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Ayelet Zurer, Dylan Sprayberry, Richard Schiff
RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2013
“What was I supposed to do, just let them die?” … “Maybe.”
That’s part of a conversation had between a young Clark Kent and his adoptive father Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) after Clark saves a bus full of kids from certain death, and a good indicator of what kind of movie Man of Steel, the latest take on iconic superhero Superman, aims to be.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the movie opens on the planet Krypton with Jor-El (Russell Crowe) witnessing the birth of his son and then going to try and warn a council of leaders of the planet’s impending doom before General Zod (Michael Shannon) attempts a coup and things begin escalating toward a state of chaos and destruction. Thinking quickly, Jor-El recovers a crucial item in preserving the Kryptonian race and sends it along with his newborn child, Kal-El, the first naturally born baby on the planet in centuries, off to planet Earth.
There he lives for the next 33 years, dealing with many of the things we all dealt with growing up, while also trying to keep his special abilities as secret as possible. But when General Zod finally locates the adult Kal-El (Henry Cavill) he comes to Earth to get what he’s been seeking all these years, no matter what the cost.
Swords. Dragons. Magic. These are elements that can be found in a lot of successful properties these days, from The Hobbit to Game of Thrones. Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures are staking their claim on the fantasy genre with Seventh Son, based on The Wardstone Chronicles series of novels by Joseph Delany. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Antje Traue (Man of Steel), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), and Ben Barnes (The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian), who were all on hand at San Diego Comic-Con today to discuss the movie. Joining the actors was director Sergei Bodrov, and they all had a wealth of information to share on the film.
Jeff Bridges came out first, and he explained the basic plot of the story, saying that it is “chock full ‘o myth” and magic. Then we got a solid chunk of footage put together for Comic-Con from the film, with the main characters fighting a giant boggard, fighting dragons, fighting witches, basically lots of fighting. Ben Barnes’ character, Tom Ward, becomes the apprentice to Jeff Bridges character, Master Gregory. The plot deals with Master Jeremy and Ward face down a horrible witch played by Julianne Moore. The clip was filled with a lot of excitement and all the classic elements of great fantasy films.
A trio of new Man of Steel character posters have been released by Warner Brothers, and can be seen below.
The posters show off star Henry Cavill as Superman, which we’ve seen plenty of; Michael Shannon as General Zod, which we’ve seen some of; and a nice close look at Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Superman’s father, who we haven’t seen much of…including his massive Kryptonian boomstick.
Click on over to the other side to check out the new posters for Man of Steel.
The teaser trailer for Overture Film’s upcoming sci-fi/horror thriller Pandorum is now online. Watch it here below.
In the film, which is from producers of the Resident Evil film franchise, Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster star as two crew members who awake aboard an abandon spaceship out in deep space in a post-apocalypse situation. The two have no memory of who they are, how long they’ve been asleep, or what their mission was. At first they think that they are alone, but they soon discover that they’re not and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.
Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand) appeared at Overture’s Pandorum panel on Saturday at WonderCon in San Francisco, where the trailer debuted, along with another clip from the film. Along with Foster, who plays Bower, were his co-stars German actress Antje Traue and world champion martial arts fighter Cung Le.