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    From IESB:
    New Superman to Be Part CGI?
    We heard this crazy rumor coming from the bowels of WB over six months ago but decided not to report on it, couldn't get any solid confirmation but those same rumblings have started up again.

    After the release of Watchmen there were certain studio execs that had the idea of making Superman a CGI character ala Doctor Manhattan. Some others thought the idea would be best if his costume alone was CGI. Either way, things were on hold for a bit until the studio found the right group of filmmakers to move forward with the film.

    Even when Chris Nolan came aboard the decision was still up in the air but some of those WB execs have started to lean that direction once again now that Zack Snyder has officially come aboard to direct. The idea would be that the new Superman suit would use CGI, basically very similar to what filmmakers have used in the Green Lantern.

    Speaking with an FX pro that is currently working on Green Lantern, he has mentioned that some test shots of what a CGI Superman suit would look like have already been done. While he thinks it's possible to get a cool look, there is no reason to go that direction and he is not the only one to feel that way.

    According to a few different sources scattered through the industry, both Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder are not to thrilled to give Supes a CGI suit. "No reason or need for it," says our insider.

    So what about that Matthew Goode rumor as Clark Kent? Not gonna happen. As it's been reported, expect an unknown.

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    From Hit Fix:
    Nolan and Thomas reveal they are handing 'Superman' over to Zack Snyder
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Ellwood
    Thomas said Nolan is so single minded when making a picture it's hard to get him to work on anything else. And she made it clear that in the case of "Superman," Nolan and David Goyer just had an idea they couldn't believe wasn't being explored by Warner Bros. And with Zack Snyder now on board as director, Nolan will be busy making "The Dark Knight Rises" and "we are handing it off to him." So, take note anyone out there thinking this will be a strange Nolan/Snyder partnership. Thomas reiterated that they brought it to an appropriate screenplay and it's now Snyder's picture.

    Eventually speaking to the svelte Nolan, who was joking he gains weight shooting and loses it in-between films, the filmmaker was in jovial spirits talking about "Inception." I asked him if spending so many years working on the screenplay, what he thought of all the fans of the movie who had different theories of what it all really meant (i.e, whether it was a dream or not). Nolan said while he enjoys the passion online, if he hadn't made the film "ambiguous" he would have failed as a filmmaker. He also admitted that he is surprised by some of the far out theories, but he just wasn't creating something he expected moviegoers to have to delve into like a puzzle to really find out "what happened." Moreover, he also finds it hard to believe so many fans think he's written, cast, shot and finished his films before he's even started. In particular, "The Dark Knight Rising" at the moment, where he's still just finishing the screenplay and hasn't finished casting at all. And make it clear Batman fans, this wasn't Nolan just being humble for the sake of the press, he really thinks you all might be giving him just a bit too much credit. His films come together during the production and editing process and he's certainly not thinking of what he'll do after "Rises." That's the furthest thing from his admittedly one track mind at the moment.

    Lastly, I joked with Nolan about his Batman muse Christian Bale who told the press recently he doesn't believe anything about future "Dark Knight" movies until it comes out his director's mouth. Nolan sadly hasn't gotten a chance to see Bale's amazing turn in "The Fighter" yet, but he did reveal he keeps Bale pretty up to date with what's going on. So, perhaps it's Bale that's being decidedly mum?

    Now, from an awards perspective, "Inception" is an intriguing case among the legitimate contenders. There is no doubt some sentiment that Nolan and Thomas are due after being snubbed in the main categories for "Dark Knight," but even without that sentiment an instant critical and box office classic like "Inception" would still be a major player this year. In fact, there's no reason without enough of a push it could even win the best picture Oscar. There's a long way to go for that to happen, but judging by WB's increasingly visible and justified campaigning they are certainly trying.

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    True Blood star Superman frontrunner?
    Quote Originally Posted by "Caffeinated" Clint
    Had it been, say, the British Press reporting this I mightn’t have bothered wasting good finger sweat on typing, but this is coming from someone at the reputable stateside outlet, Hero Complex, a subsidiary of The Los Angeles Times, so there could be something to it.

    We’ve all heard that “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello wants to play Superman, right? Heck, the man is one-man PR machine when it comes to stumping his ability to play Krypton’s Last Son – give him five minutes and a microphone and he’ll open up like a split bicycle tube. But did anyone actually suspect there to be anything other than self-promotion and hands being raised in the air here? I know I didn’t.
    But whaddayaknow? Maybe Manganiello – who played ‘Flash Thompson’ in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” – is in with a chance to star in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”.

    Here’s the Tweet from Hero Complex this morning :

    Is “True Blood” werewolf star Joe Manganiello a frontrunner to play Superman? That’s the rumor du jour in Hollywood #superman
    Okay, so Hero Complex could’ve just as likely heard the same stuff we have – coming from Manganiello or his supporters (there’s a Facebook page dedicating to getting the man the role of Superman) – but this is an outlet that’s more about scoops and first-hand news, than running other’s sloppy seconds, so there’s a good possibility Manganiello has impressed Snyder and the brass at the WB.

    What do I think? Yeah, he could work.


    From Den of Geek:
    Could one of the stars of True Blood be leading the Superman race? Joe Manganiello might just be near the front of the race to play the Man of Steel…
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Brew
    Published on Jan 24, 2011

    Now that we've got the casting of The Dark Knight Rises' villains out of the way, the next big comic book movie casting conundrum centres around who's going to be pulling on the blue tights in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot.

    With the film set to go before the cameras later this year, whoever is the new Superman is likely to need a few months of training, and we'd wager that the casting announcement isn't too far away.

    An intriguing Tweet from the usually very-well-connected Los Angeles Times seems to now be pointing in favour of True Blood star, Joe Manganiello, too. He's been one of the candidates for some time now, but the Tweet - which we picked up via Moviehole - says, "Is "True Blood" werewolf star Joe Manganiello a frontrunner to play Superman? That's the rumor du jour in Hollywood #superman."

    Read into that what you will. What makes it more intriguing that the usual Internet chatter on this particular matter is the source of it. We'll wait and see whether it comes true...

    Joe Manganiello was Flash Thompson in Spider-Man.

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    DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE:
    BREAKING: Henry Cavill Lands Superman; Macho British Actor To Play American Icon; Past Contender For Batman & James Bond
    Quote Originally Posted by NIKKI FINKE AND MIKE FLEMING

    Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have found their new Man of Steel. Deadline had been hearing for the past weeks that British actor Henry Cavill was the frontrunner for the much coveted Clark Kent/Superman role in this much anticipated reboot. But as of last week, Warner Bros film chief Jeff Robinov hadn't seen Cavill's or the other screentests and made his decision in recent days. Repped by CAA, Cavill, known for his portrayal of Charles Brandon on Showtime's The Tudors, just wrapped production on The Cold Light of Day and stars in the upcoming Immortals opening this fall. Directed by Tarsem Singh, Caville in Immortals plays the he-man Greek warrior Theseus who battles mythological gods including Poseidon, Zeus, Minotaur, and Herecles. Given that set up, Warner Bros clearly has chosen a more macho leading man for Superman than the previous Brandon Routh or even Christopher Reeve. "He's got an amazing quality. He doesn't look too much like Reeve and Routh but he's big and strong and he has a very modern feel to him," a Warner Bros exec just told us. "We're really going to try and make Superman as contemporary as possible." And just like it did with Christian Bale in the Batman reboot, the studio has gone with a British actor. In fact, Cavill also auditioned for the Batman role but lost out to Bale in 2005. He also was a contender for James Bond but was deemed too young and lost out to Daniel Craig. Clearly, Cavill is a franchise waiting to happen. He also has a past with Superman. Before Bryan Singer came on to direct Superman Returns and cast Brandon Routh, Cavill had been one of the frontrunner choices for directers Brett Ratner and McG when they were going to helm the picture. That Superman was younger, and this time, the intention was to cast an actor near 30. Cavill, who will be 28 this year, was born in the Channel Islands and his film credits include The Count Of Monte Cristo.

    The new film from Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures is being produced by Christopher Nolan (It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's Chris Nolan! He'll Mentor Superman 3.0) and directed by Zack Snyder, who made this statement: “In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.” Warner Bros, Nolan, and Snyder cast a "wide net" to find the next Man of Steel. Last November, insiders told Deadline that the studio was open to creating a star as it rebooted the Superman franchise: specifically, that the actor would either be a discovery or on TV but likely someone who isn't well known yet. And he'd be in the age range of 28-to-32. The studio considered hundreds of young actors before making a decision just like Sony Pictures did before choosing Andrew Garfield. There was buzz on actors like Armie Hammer, the strapping 6'5" actor, and Tyler Winklevoss, who was eyed to play Batman in a Justice League movie that Mad Max helmer George Miller was poised to direct, and True Blood's Joe Manganiello, who claimed during a recent movie junket that he'd been considered, and Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries.

    While the Batman films have been populated by established stars Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and now Christian Bale, Superman has always lent itself to discoveries. Christopher Reeve was a find in the Salkind franchise, as was Brandon Routh in the Bryan Singer-directed Superman Returns. (Before Routh got the job, Matt Bomer was eyed seriously by almost-directors McG and Brett Ratner.) Even on the small screen, the original Superman TV series star George Reeves and Smallville's Tom Welling and Lois & Clark's Dean Cain were discoveries. The lone exception we can recall was the time that Tim Burton tried to put together a Superman film with Nicolas Cage, an effort that failed because the budget became so high. And then Josh Hartnett was courted during the Ratner version (that got scrapped when Singer took over), but Hartnett didn't take the role, even though he stood to potentially make $100 million for three pictures if all had been made. Trust us, the new guy is going to get hired on the cheap.

    Other producers include Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers. The new Superman is targeted for release in December 2012.

    From Variety:
    Henry Cavill cast as Superman - British thesp to play superhero in reboot
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave McNary
    Superman is taking flight again with British thesp Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.

    Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures made the announcement Sunday morning and said that the reboot of the tentpole franchise would hit theaters in December 2012.

    Zack Snyder, who's directed "300," "Watchmen" and the upcoming "Sucker Punch" for Warners, was tapped in October as director of the yet-to-be titled Superman project.

    "In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen," Snyder said in a statement. "I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield."

    Cavill's best known for playing the brother in law of Henry VIII in the Showtime series "The Tudors." He'll be seen in Greek mythology actioner "Immortals," portraying Thesus, in November; he also recently wrapped action-thriller "The Cold Light of Day" with Bruce Willis.

    Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are producing with Legendary topper Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips exec producing.

    Plot details remain under wraps. Screenplay's being penned by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan.

    Goyer's attachment first emerged a year ago when he was in talks to pen the script, tentatively titled "Man of Steel," with Warner aiming to get a new Superman pic on the bigscreen before it potentially loses the copyright on the character in 2013.

    Goyer helped breathe new life into the Batman franchise in 2005 by co-writing "Batman Begins," which went on to earn $352 million worldwide. Its follow-up, "The Dark Knight," for which he helped develop the story, earned $1 billion.

    Nolan's set to direct his third Batman installment, "The Dark Knight Rises," skedded for July 20, 2012. Warners turned to Nolan last year to oversee development of the Superman reboot.

    Legendary teamed with Warner Bros. on the last iteration of The Man of Steel, "Superman Returns," which starred Brandon Routh. "Superman Returns," directed by Bryan Singer, earned more than $391 million worldwide but the film wasn't particularly popular among the core fanboy audience amid complaints that it fell short in its action sequences.

    Cavill had been under consideration to play the lead in "Superman Returns," the fifth pic in the franchise launched by 1978's "Superman," starring Christopher Reeve.

    By getting the Superman reboot into theaters for holiday 2012, Warners will have a pair of powerhouse entries with Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit Part One" due for release at the same time.

    Warner execs have been working hard to reboot Superman since the character's a major icon of its DC Entertainment division and a major revenue generator through TV shows like "Smallville," vidgames and merchandise.
    From THR:
    Henry Cavill Cast as Superman in Zack Snyder Film
    The 'Tudors' actor is the 'perfect choice to don the cape and "S" shield,' the director said.

    Henry Cavill, the star of Showtime's The Tudors, has been cast as iconic superhero Superman in a film to be directed by Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures confirmed in a statement Jan. 30.

    "In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen," Snyder said. "I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and 'S' shield."

    Cavill will be seen later this year playing Greek warrior Theseus in director Tarsem Singh's action picture Immortals, and opposite Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver in the thriller The Cold Light of Day.

    The 27-year-old actor was reportedly on the shortlist for Superman Returns when McG was to direct it, but when Bryan Singer took over the project he went with Brandon Routh instead.

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    How Henry Cavill Beat Matthew Goode and Others to Land 'Superman'
    Quote Originally Posted by Borys Kit
    The veil of secrecy over the Superman casting process was such a Fortress of Solitude that not even Henry Cavill nor his CAA agents knew the actor had gotten the role in Warner Bros.' Zack Snyder-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced movie until Sunday morning.

    The British actor, best known for his work on Showtime's period drama The Tudors, was in the top three or four contenders since Day 1, says one insider, somewhat fitting since the 27-year old has tried out for superhero roles before.

    Cavill was a leading contender for Superman when Warners was reviving the franchise in the mid-2000s. He was on McG's shortlist before the director was replaced by Bryan Singer and the role went to Brandon Routh, and Cavill first came to Nolan's attention when he vied for the role of Bruce Wayne opposite Christian Bale in Nolan’s Batman Begins.

    According to sources, Cavill's closest competitor this time around was Matthew Goode, another British actor who was one of the stars of Snyder and Warners' Watchmen comic book movie (he played genius entrepreneur Ozymandias.) Goode was also in contention for the title role in Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and is said to have taken himself out of that race in order to focus on Superman.

    Warners and Nolan auditioned actors in Los Angeles, New York, and London in November and December, with someone in the 28- to 32-year-old range as the ideal candidate. In addition to Cavill and Goode, among those who met or were under consideration were White Collar star Matthew Bomer, Social Network's Winkelvoss twins Armie Hammer, True Blood actor Joe Manganiello (scheduling with the HBO show was a factor) and Colin O’Donaghue, who stars opposite Anthony Hopkins in The Rite.

    Cavill was invited for a callback in January, where he met Snyder face-to-face for the first time, according to a source.

    The final decision came down last week, and the Nolan secrecy machine was in such force that only a handful of execs knew the choice. In fact, many top Warners execs found out only after Cavill had been called Sunday morning.

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    Christopher Nolan talks 'Dark Knight Rises' and says Henry Cavill is going to be 'amazing' as 'Superman' in Santa Barbara
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Ellwood
    While most of Hollywood was enjoying the 2011 SAG Awards Sunday evening, Christopher Nolan was being lauded at this year's Santa Barbara Film Festival where he was honored with the festival's Modern Master Award.

    The "Inception" filmmaker, who was snubbed by his peers in the Academy's directing branch less than a week ago, seemed in good spirits as he engaged in a Q&A about his critically acclaimed thriller and his upcoming films "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Superman," which he is producing.

    While Awards Campaign was back in LA with eyes glued to the SAG Awards, the always classy Pete Hammond reminded Nolan that he'd seemed set on ending his journey with the Caped Crusader after "The Dark Knight Returns." What changed his mind exactly?

    "I think realy it was about finishing the story. For me it's about…knowing where I want to go with the thing and I think with Batman the story we're going to tell is Bruce Wayne's story. So, that's what gets me excited about getting back into something," Nolan says. "The sequel thing is rather interesting because there is a lot of comfort in the familiarity of it, but there is also a challenge of reinventing it for yourself as well as the audience. You just can't do the same things again. But once you start thinking about Bruce Wayne's story you want to see where that goes."

    Nolan was also asked about his involvement on the new "Superman." He clearly wants everyone to know this is Snyder's movie -- a director looking out for another director -- but did sound like he's excited about the new Man of Steel.

    "What I'm doing on that is that I hired a great director to take it on and it's more his problem than mine hopefully," Nolan says laughing. "I'm going to be very busy, but I'm super excited to watch Zack's movie when its done and I think Henry [Cavill] is going to be amazing."

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    VARIETY EXCLUSIVE:
    3 considered for 'Superman' female lead
    Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike compete for Warner Bros. pic
    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Kroll
    With Henry Cavill set as the Man of Steel, Warner Bros. now moves on to its female lead -- not Lois Lane, if you'll recall -- and a short list of contenders is coming together.

    Alice Eve, Diane Kruger and Rosamund Pike have emerged as the three thesps being considered for the character, whose identity hasn't been disclosed.

    Early reports had names such as Rachel McAdams and Kristen Stewart as female leads, but sources tell Variety that the studio doesn't want a name that could overshadow its leading man.

    Eve has the most modest resume, but has seen her profile grow in the last year after starring in Paramount's "She's Out of My League." Besides "Superman," Eve was also considered one of the front runners for roles in "X-Men: First Class" and "Captain America: The First Avenger."

    Pike has been on Hollywood's radar since her turn as a Bond girl in "Die Another Day" and has since had several supporting roles, including "An Education" and "Barney's Version."

    Kruger has had significant leads in both "National Treasure" pics, "Troy" and "Inglourious Basterds" -- but this would mark one of the biggest leading roles she has landed.

    Studio is also currently putting a search out for its villain as well, but no names have been set in stone.

    Zack Snyder is directing from a script by David Goyer with Christopher Nolan producing. Studio is looking to start production this summer with a December release date.

    All three thesps are repped by UTA. Eve is also repped by Untitled and Pike by Magnolia Entertainment.

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    Zack Snyder: My favorite Superman artist is…
    Zack Snyder has his Superman now with Henry Cavill all set to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but when the director closes his eyes and thinks about comics, which version of the Man of Steel does he visualize?

    The director of “300” and “Watchmen” is clearly conversant in funny-book history and the question gave him pause.

    “There are so many interpetations, so many artists,” he pointed out, and, yes, that’s absolutely true. There’s the pioneer pencil of Joe Shuster and contemporary drawing board of Frank Quitely and scores of interesting candidates in between. Do you go with the old-school steadiness of Wayne Boring, the mythos-reshaping clarity of John Bryne, the singular sinew and crackle of Neal Adams? Perhaps the polished cosmic tableaus of George Perez or the memorable-moment work of Jerry Ordway?

    For Snyder, he narrowed it down to a two-man split decision: Jim Lee and Curt Swan.

    Swan’s work on Superman spanned five decades and there was a sort of noble, even gentle aura to his work and an absence of flash and grit – the bank robbers in Metropolis even wore coats and ties to work — that create a time-capsule vibe now. In the summer of 2006, the U.S. postal service released a new Superman stamp featuring the art of Swan (inked by Sheldon Moldoff ) and the elemental appeal of the image still sticks with Snyder.

    “It’s funny, I have that stamp image — it’s him tearing open his jacket. Its got a retro vibe to it, it’s cool. That’s the background on my iPad. It’s Curt Swan and the way he draws that jawline, it is like Mt. Rushmore, totally, or like ‘The Incredibles.’ Swan is really good.”

    Swan is viewed by some as a Norman Rockwell-type figure in DC history and that appeals to Snyder but, on a pure fanboy level, he’s more impassioned by the work of Lee. The artist’s run on the “For Tomorrow” storyline (“Superman” No. 204-215), for instance, captured the brawny and heroic male ideal that, no surprise, resonates powerfully with the director of “300.”

    “My taste level goes to the more, I guess, muscular Superman. The bigger, more muscular Superman, the way Jim draws him. Those tend to be the artists I like in comics. So Jim’s Superman, for sure. That’s not to say that’s how the movie will be, of course, but as far as the comics. It’s an interesting thing to think about though. There have just been so many incarnations and so many great ones. As a fan you don’t really to have to pick, you can enjoy them all.”

    – Geoff Boucher

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    Latino Review Exclusive:
    Superman's Undisclosed Character Revealed
    Quote Originally Posted by Kellvin Chavez
    It's not a bird, it's not a plane, but it's a Superman scoop you want to read about.

    Most recently the powers that be, aka the producers, of Zack Synder's take on Superman released to the trades the names of three actresses who are in contention to play a character who is "undisclosed" for the time being.

    Auditioning are British actress Alice Eve, German actress Diane Kruger and British actress Rosamund Pike. The trades also stated that these three are not vying for the part of Lois Lane.

    There are many are speculating that Lois Lane will not be in the film, but as a buddy of mine recently said, "Superman without Lois Lane is like having Batman without Alfred."

    While bloggers and fans have been scratching their heads trying to figure out which character Synder has them coming out for, LatinoReview has been alerted by a most trusted reliable source that two things are going to occur.

    1: Lois Lane WILL be in the film.
    2: The character these lovely actresses have come out for is none other than a Kryptonian villainess who is going by the name of URSA.

    Now expect the powers that be to deny deny and deny. As Superman fans can recall the character URSA was in both "Superman: The Movie" and "Superman II" played by British actress Sarah Douglas.

    This will lead many to wonder whether or not General Zod will be in the film as URSA, along with Zod, were two thirds of the criminals banished by Jor-El to the Phantom Zone.

    Now Zack Synder has gone on record stating that General Zod will not be in the film, stating, “For now, it’s just a rumor.” But directors and screenwriters often make changes before shooting begins.

    With production on the film beginning this summer with a late 2012 release date expect decisions to be made shortly regarding the principal cast.

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    Will Viggo Mortensen Play the Villain in 'Superman'?
    Quote Originally Posted by Borys Kit
    Now that British hunk Henry Cavill is set to play the Man of Steel, the search is on the fill out the rest of the cast of Warner Bros.' big-budget Superman reboot. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder are zeroing in on an intriguing actor to play the villain: Viggo Mortensen.

    Mortensen, who is still in negotiations for Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, is said to be at the top of the list to play General Zod, the evil and super-powered scientist first introduced not in the comic books but in 1980's Superman II. Terrence Stamp originated the role. If Mortensen's Snow White deal doesn't close, that would potentially free him up to make Superman. Or Universal and Warner Bros. could work out his schedule and enable him to do both.

    Sources say no talks have commenced and that Mortensen is just a "person of interest," much like Kevin Costner is for the role of Jonathan Kent. The actors aren't the only ones considered for their respective roles, though they are the ones most seriously talked about.

    Snyder is in the midst of meeting actors for not only the role of Zod and Kent, but the three female parts well. Given the Nolan pedigree with the Batman films and the tenpole nature of a Superman film, the roles are considered some of the hottest and most-desired in town.

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    Brandon Routh's contract may have run out in 2009, but that's the result of a lot of things.

    It'd be nice if he entered a new contract agreement, I thought he did a really good job as Superman. Interesting direction the reboot took too.

    I only recently got around to that movie, I'm leery of most reboots but since Star Trek have been giving them more of a chance, so I need to rewatch the most recent Superman. But I thought it was pretty good... was hoping a new one would come sooner.
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    ECCC: DC Nation
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    This led to another fan asking about the level of involvement DC Comics had with the Superman movie. He cited the fact that Geoff Johns and David Goyer had worked together in the past, and since Goyer is writing the Superman script, the attendee was hoping there was some kind of coordination between the comic and film iterations.

    Harras looked to Idelson with a smile and said, “Matt actually spoke with David Goyer this week. He cannot tell you anything.”

    Idelson, however, did say that “there’s definitely a connection.” He also assured everyone there that “Geoff and David talk all the time, so there is interaction.”

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    Looks like Superman's code name is "Autumn Frost".

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=75636

    Go Zack.

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    I'm looking forward to it, definitely. The character definitely needed it after "Returns" considering that film managed to make him a deadbeat dad, a coward, and a whiny little stalker all in one.

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    Hope so, Superman Returns wasn't that bad but you gotta admit it was better than that silly part 3 or that unspeakably awful part 4, it pretended like those 2 never existed and continued afrter parts 1 & 2 although Supergirl is a guilty pleasure mainly for helen slater. I am a fan of Superman since i was a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    , it pretended like those 2 never existed and continued afrter parts 1 & 2
    That was the original intention.

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    Justice League movie will be release in 2013.
    But neither Zack's Superman nor Nolan's Batman will appear in it.

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit.../news/?a=34168

    :wtfthis movie will be fail....

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    Hope so, Superman Returns wasn't that bad but you gotta admit it was better than that silly part 3 or that unspeakably awful part 4, it pretended like those 2 never existed and continued afrter parts 1 & 2 although Supergirl is a guilty pleasure mainly for helen slater. I am a fan of Superman since i was a kid.
    Just because parts 3 and 4 were bad doesn't mean SR was good. It was terrible. It was boring, Superman was incredibly out of character, the plot was practically a rehash of the Donner movie, and there were too many "Superman = Jesus" references. It's still a steaming turd, just in a different way than 3 and 4 were.

    As someone who has also been a Superman fan for a while, I'm glad the new movie is a reboot, I'm glad they cast someone who can actually act in the title role, and I'm glad that they're likely not going to use the John Williams music again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horror Sober View Post
    Just because parts 3 and 4 were bad doesn't mean SR was good. It was terrible. It was boring, Superman was incredibly out of character, the plot was practically a rehash of the Donner movie, and there were too many "Superman = Jesus" references. It's still a steaming turd, just in a different way than 3 and 4 were.

    As someone who has also been a Superman fan for a while, I'm glad the new movie is a reboot, I'm glad they cast someone who can actually act in the title role, and I'm glad that they're likely not going to use the John Williams music again.
    Well they should have done a reboot in the first place instead of pretending like 3 and 4 didn't happen, ain't i right? well Nolan knew to reboot the Batman series after the original one klunked with Batman and Robin and made a fresh new start for Batman

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    From Bleeding Cool:
    Michael Shannon Officially Cast As Zod In New Superman Movie, Man Of Steel
    Quote Originally Posted by Brendon Connelly
    Michael Shannon will be playing General Zod in the new Superman movie, which has now been officially referred to Man of Steel for the very first time.

    Not Superman: Man of Steel, just Man of Steel.

    Zack Snyder explains his casting choice thus:

    Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.
    That’s true. Shannon is what would happen if Malice and Intelligence were to get spliced together at the Intensity factory. I have to say, I like this casting a great deal.

    So… are we now to disregard all of the Luthor talk? And what about Non and Ursa? Are they the next roles to be filled? It seems like a non-stop gossothon with these huge tentpoles.

    Here’s the full press release:
    Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod in director Zack Snyder’s new Superman film, titled “Man of Steel.”

    “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”

    Snyder stated, “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”

    As General Zod, Shannon will go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill, who plays the new Clark Kent/Superman in the film. The main cast also includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent.

    Michael Shannon was honored with an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road,” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Shannon was most recently seen in the award-winning HBO drama series “Boardwalk Empire,” from executive producer Martin Scorsese. He will next be seen in Sony Pictures Classics’, “Take Shelter,” from director/writer Jeff Nichols.

    Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

    “Man of Steel” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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    Diane Lane:
    ""I read the script under lock and key... I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it. I nailed it into my memory. I'm really excited. I'm really not allowed to talk much about it, I think, but it does cover the entire range of years, from infancy on."

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    http://www.superherohype.com/news/ar...n-man-of-steel



    http://www.comingsoon.net/nextraimag...upermanbig.jpg

    I'm glad they made the suit look like it's made of something more durable than cheap spandex. Also, it looks like he doesn't have any red undies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailbreaker View Post
    I'm glad they made the suit look like it's made of something more durable than cheap spandex. Also, it looks like he doesn't have any red undies.
    I'm happy with the design of the suit. First and formost the size of the S sheild is just right and not too small like Superman Returns.
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    You know what the sad thing is.. i saw Superman Returns.. i always watched Lois & Clark on TV after school soo.. i expected more of that movie in 2006 i think?? i thought the CG was alright but there wasnt a good story behind it.. so it really sucked for me.. and BECAUSE of that they screwed it all up for me, making a second Superman doesnt matter to me that much anymore.. and its pretty sad that i have to feel this way because movie studios have enough brains to create something great, something complex and great! but.. they manage to screw it up.. its sad.. hopefully they will change my mind with this movie.. they really have to do their best for this one.. they really have to make it up for me.. that also goes for other super hero movies that suck.. im my eyes its better to create one great first movie and a great second.. but i geuss Hollywood sometimes thinks otherwise.. make a simple half-done movie and smack it into the theatres.. =/ well what ever.. Im so glad TF turned out awesome =) also Batman Begins and Batman The Dark Knight.

    Maybe im a little to hard on Hollywood i dont know.. but thank you Michael! =) and in a way Christopher Nolan but he cant read this or maybe he will if Warner Bros is a member of the forums here.. (spying ;-)
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