Archive for February, 2013

Russell Crowe talks “Man of Steel” on Jay Leno

27/02

Lois Lane – Engaged?

25/02

In a recent auction from Man of Steel props the following items were described:

Coming next year, the ‘Man of Steel’ is the highly anticipated retelling of the Superman story by director Zak Snyder (Watchmen & 300). The film, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Russell Crowe, is to be released June 2013 and is expected to be one of the biggest grossing movies of the year! This is a lot of items used by Lois Lane (Amy Adams) in the film. The props include (3) straws, (3) blue pens, (2) yellow mini hi-lighter pens, a large post-it pad, a box of matches with ‘SA’ inscription, a pack of 10 pencils, one box of push pins with tape that says ‘Lois Apt,’ a small size ‘Thank you’ card, an Ace ‘Rent-a-Car’ receipt, and a faux diamond wedding ring. Comes with a bill of sale copy, and letter of authenticity. Oversized item. Additional Postage Required.

I wonder what surprises the movie packs – hopefully not a kid.

Man of Steel Runtime – 2 Hours 28 Minutes

22/02

The Interment Movie Database (IMDB) has updated the runtime for Man of Steel to be  2 Hours and 28 Minutes.

This time is inline with the previous Superman incarnation as well as the Batman trilogy (with Dark Knight Rises coming in at 2 hours 45 minutes) and The Avengers.

Man of Steel is opening June 14, 2013.

 

Even Bryan Singer is excited about Man of Steel

21/02

Director Bryan Singer (Superman Returns -a movie which I thought was visually exciting) has told Moviefone: ”Oh, [I'm] very excited to see it. I love the trailer, and I think Zack Snyder is incredibly talented.”.

Singer, whose new movie Jack the Giant Slayer is slated to open March 1, is also working on his own superhero movie in the franchise which he successfully headed before: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ in April.

The Real Reason to Fear a Homophobe Writing a Superman Comic

19/02

An excellent article in The Atlantic titled The Real Reason to Fear a Homophobe Writing a Superman Comic brings out some excellent point pro and against Orson Scott Card writing the Superman comics. If  you haven’t heard, Card’s anti-gay views are a source of articles, rumors and innuendos on whether someone who holds such views is able to write a superhero who stands for servicing the disenfranchised using his enormous powers.

The article makes a good point, Superman isn’t afraid to bash someone’s face in if  he believes it’s for the greater good. The question is: who gets to decided what’s the greater good?

What do you think?

“you’re wearing a Superman suit, for goodness sake”

15/02

In a recent interview to Total Film magazine (issue #204) Henry Cavill (Superman in Man of Steel) said, when asked about wearing the famous suite: “”I love wearing the suit! You put it on every morning and you feel fantastic. I mean, you’re wearing a Superman suit, for goodness sake!”

I couldn’t agree more.

Cavill also added that it took him about 15 minutes to get into the famous suit and that the wardrobe folks got “very close”.

Total Film magazine 204

Man of Steel – A Trilogy?

13/02

Could the Man of Steel franchise be a trilogy?

It could according to ComicBook.com. It seems that there are rumors to that affect, preceding the Justice League movie, that movies will be strategically spaced  for maximum affect. A Batman reboot might also happen, but the rumor is that it might be only after the third Man of Steel movie.

 

 

Excellent lifelike Man of Steel Statuettes

12/02

Check out the new statuettes DC Comics is putting out for the new Man of Steel movies. It looks as if they took the actors and shrunk them down. Great detail not only on the costumes, but the faces as well. Superman’s new outfit looks great in my opinion.

What do you think?

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Amy Adams (Man of Steel’s Lois Lane) on Jay Leno

08/02

Amy Adams (Lois Lane Man of Steel) was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and spoke a bit about her part for the summer blockbuster. It’s good to know that the actress play Lois Lane is a true Superman fan.

Check out the video below, let me know what you think.

 

‘Lex Luthor’ voice Clancy Brown joins World Premiere of LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE

07/02

Preeminent ‘Lex Luthor’ voice Clancy Brown joins festivities as

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, The Paley Center for Media

Present the World Premiere of

LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE – DC SUPERHEROES UNITE

on Monday, February 11 in New York

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Clancy Brown, the quintessential voice of Lex Luthor, will walk the red carpet and take part in the post-screening panel discussion when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media present the World Premiere of LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite in New York on February 11, 2013.

 

Brown set the benchmark for all Lex Luthor voices with his iteration of the role for Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, and he has reprised the voice in several TV series episodes as well as the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and now for LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite.

 

The World Premiere will include red carpet media interviews starting at 5:15 p.m. and the first-ever public screening of the film at 6:30 p.m.  Following the screening, cast and filmmakers will discuss the movie. Joining Brown on the panel will be TT Animation’s award-winning director/producer Jon Burton and director of photography Jeremy Pardon, and renowned videogame/animation actors Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City) as Batman and Travis Willingham (Avengers Assemble, The Super Hero Squad Show) as Superman.

 

LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite, an all-new film from TT Animation based on its popular video game, finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.

 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has set May 21, 2013 as its release date for LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite on Blu-ray and DVD.

 

Brown made his very first theatrical appearance opposite Sean Penn in Bad Boys, and then forever sealed his place in fantasy villainy as The Kurgan in Highlander. Before playing an immortal, though, Brown etched his name in cult classic history as Rawhide in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Brown is regularly recognized from his standout performance as Captain Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption, as the centerpiece of HBO’s Carnivale as Brother Justin Crowe, and to fanboys across the planet as gung-ho Sgt. Zim in Starship Troopers.

 

Having lent his voice to nearly 600 animated episodes and films, Brown is also widely known as Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants. His voice credits, to list just a few, include roles in The Batman, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Jackie Chan Adventures, Wolverine and the X-Men, Phineaus and Ferb, Ben 10: Alien Force, Kim Possible, Duck Dodgers, Teen Titans, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Gargoyles.

 

The Paley Center in New York City is located at 25 West 52nd Street. There is no attached parking, however there is ample parking in numerous structures surrounding the Paley Center.