Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Righting a Past Wrong? Academy to Present Spike Lee with Honorary Oscar Righting a Past Wrong? Academy to Present Spike Lee with Honorary Oscar Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of 'Fences' Directed by Denzel Washington Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of 'Fences' Directed by Denzel Washington Vin Diesel Says He's Returning for a 'xXx' Threequel - Filming to Start in December Vin Diesel Says He's Returning for a 'xXx' Threequel - Filming to Start in December Updates on Steve McQueen's "Epic" Series Centered on a Black Community in London, Over 3 Decades Updates on Steve McQueen's "Epic" Series Centered on a Black Community in London, Over 3 Decades This Is What Angela Bassett and Naomi Campbell Will Look Like in 'American Horror Story: Hotel' This Is What Angela Bassett and Naomi Campbell Will Look Like in 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Quentin Tarantino Says 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Timely & Will Tackle White Supremacy Quentin Tarantino Says 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Timely & Will Tackle White Supremacy But What About Black Superheroines, You Ask? Watch Episode 1 of CW Seed's Vixen Series But What About Black Superheroines, You Ask? Watch Episode 1 of CW Seed's Vixen Series Watch: First Look at Season Three of 'Hit the Floor' Watch: First Look at Season Three of 'Hit the Floor' Brad Pitt's Plan B + 'Ex Machina' Distribution Company Team up for Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight' Brad Pitt's Plan B + 'Ex Machina' Distribution Company Team up for Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight' Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji Join Issa Rae in 'Insecure' for HBO Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji Join Issa Rae in 'Insecure' for HBO Tupac Shakur Facebook Page Posts Cryptic Message on Upcoming "Special Announcement." Biopic News? Tupac Shakur Facebook Page Posts Cryptic Message on Upcoming "Special Announcement." Biopic News? Weekend B.O. Aug 21-23 (F. Gary Gray Becomes a Prominent Member of the $100 Million Black Directors Club) Weekend B.O. Aug 21-23 (F. Gary Gray Becomes a Prominent Member of the $100 Million Black Directors Club) Dr. Dre Issues Public Statement Apologizing for "The Women I’ve Hurt" Dr. Dre Issues Public Statement Apologizing for "The Women I’ve Hurt" Timely Brit Documentary 'The Hard Stop' Explores Life & Death of Mark Duggan + Riots That Followed (Trailer) Timely Brit Documentary 'The Hard Stop' Explores Life & Death of Mark Duggan + Riots That Followed (Trailer) Say Hello to Marvel's Newest Superhero - Moon Girl Say Hello to Marvel's Newest Superhero - Moon Girl Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... AFM News: Danny Glover, Derek Luke Will Play Prison Inmates In 3D Drama 'Long Day Journey' AFM News: Danny Glover, Derek Luke Will Play Prison Inmates In 3D Drama 'Long Day Journey'

Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Man Of Steel' (Superman Reboot) Surfaces

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 22, 2012 at 2:07AM

If you saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, then you probably saw this teaser for WB's Superman reboot, which isn't scheduled to be released until summer 2013; but teaser trailers a year in advance of release are common these days - especially for tentpoles like Man Of Steel.
0
Man Of Steel

If you saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, then you probably saw this teaser for WB's Superman reboot, which isn't scheduled to be released until summer 2013; but teaser trailers a year in advance of release are common these days - especially for tentpoles like Man Of Steel.

This one is directed by Zack Snyder, with Henry Cavill starring as the title character; Christopher Nolan (whose Dark Knight trilogy has done very well for the WB) is acting as producer on Man Of Steel, and even though the teaser reveals little, I'd say we can already see some of his influence, considering how much darker and moody this looks and feels. 

Even the Superman emblem looks rusty - all suggesting that we might be in for something contemplative and grim.

Of course, I'm sure there'll be plenty of action to complement.

The 2006 Superman Returns, helmed by Bryan Singer, didn't recieve quite the reception WB likely hoped for, grossing $200 million domestically, which would be excellent for the average Hollywood movie; but this was supposed to be box office dynamite, especially since the last time we'd seen Superman on the big screen was in 1987, 19 years prior. 

Toss in the fact that Superman Returns had a production budget of $270 million (not including marketing), and that $200 million domestic doesn't impress. 

So I'm sure the WB likely feels that this is a franchise that still has some juice left in it; and I'd guess that Chrisopher Nolan's success with The Dark Knight, released 2 years after Superman Returns, may have been of some added influence to revive the man from Krypton - and understandably, with some help from Nolan.

The pressure is on for Zach Snyder I'd say, who should be feeling really lucky right now to have been granted a project of this stature, since his last 3 films (all for WB) haven't exaclly been hits (compared to budget) nor critical darlings: Sucker PunchLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and Watchmen.

As fars as I'm concerned, Dawn Of The Dead is still the best thing on his resume.

I should also remind you that Laurence Fishburne was cast to play Perry White, the Daily Planet editor-in-chief, in the next Superman movie, Man of Steel.

The rest of the solid cast includes: Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe.

June 13th (its release date) seems like a long way away, but time flies...

Here's the teaser trailer for Man Of Steel:

This article is related to: Laurence Fishburne


Shadow & ActNewsletter