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If 'Man Of Steel' Is A Hit, Warner Bros. Will Ask Zack Snyder To Direct 'Justice League'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 4:46 PM
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You might remember that earlier in the year it was reported that Warner Bros. were waiting to see how "Man Of Steel" fared before deciding on "Justice League." And, well, duh. It's a move that only makes sense given that there's already a lot riding on the Superman reboot, and given the millions of dollars involved, everything involving DC Comics is a chess move of epic proportions. It's not exactly a shock WB roped Christopher Nolan in to bring this quality brand to "Man Of Steel" as an executive producer, and it seems they want to keep key creative talent in the mix if/when they proceed on "Justice League."

'Man Of Steel': 5 Key Moments In The Trailer

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 17, 2013 1:21 PM
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Are Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer the best thing to ever happen to filmmaker Zack Snyder? An amazing visual stylist that deserves full credit there, Snyder's films like "Watchmen" and "300" look fantastic, but... how do we put it? They're often lacking real characters, heart and soul (or in the case of "Sucker Punch" just look like a bad video game meets a music video with little substance). But last night's "Man Of Steel" trailer looks as though Snyder may have turned a corner, perhaps thanks to the script, tones and world set up by Nolan and Goyer. Yes, it's only a trailer, but as far as mainstream tentpoles go, it's certainly the most impressive one in recent memory (perhaps since "Prometheus" last year, and yes, we realize that one didn't turn out the way we hoped).

"It's All Emotional Kryptonite": Zack Snyder & David Goyer Talk 'Man Of Steel''s Fears, Reluctance & Existential Woes

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 12, 2013 1:02 PM
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Entertainment Weekly's summer movies issues is on stands right now and it's, as per usual, a rather powerhouse edition. You've seen the "Man Of Steel" EW cover and images from the Superman film as directed by Zack Snyder ("300," "Watchmen"), written by David S. Goyer ("The Dark Knight" trilogy) and godfathered/executive produced by Christopher Nolan. But the excellent article dives deeper into the themes and texture to the movie, which sounds much moodier and existential than any Superman movie before it. While not going as dark as "The Dark Knight" films, it seems that Nolan, Snyder and Goyer have done what they set out to do: put Superman into a modern context and thus affect moral dilemmas into the hero that we've never seen before. Here's 5 quick things we learned.

Superman Faces Off Against Zod In New 'Man Of Steel' Pics; No Kryptonite In The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 8:59 AM
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As per the madness and method Christopher Nolan employs we're about two months away from the scheduled release date of "Man Of Steel" and there has been precious little given away in terms of official photos or plot details. Thus far, all we've had to go by are the somewhat operatic trailers (they are pretty damn good), so at some point pretty soon Warner Bros. is going to have the final big push to get non-nerds out in numbers to see this. With that in mind, Entertainment Weekly has just published their summer issue and along with a smattering of new images -- including a pretty fierce one of Michael Shannon's General Zod -- there are a few surprising revelations about the movie.

Superman Walks Away From Destruction In New Images From 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2013 12:56 PM
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There will probably be no movie this summer with a marketing campaign as controlled as the one for "Man Of Steel." Why? Two words: Christopher Nolan. The executive producer seems to be bringing this Batman levels of secrecy to the movie, with the plot still pretty much under lock and key, and with only a couple of trailers appearing so far. As for official stills? We've been reduced to magazine scans as Warner Bros. keeps everything in their vault for now, so the pics below will have to suffice.

Zack Snyder May Or May Not Be Developing New 'Star Wars' Film Set Outside The Next Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2013 2:31 PM
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Get ready "Star Wars" fans because like it or not, the franchise is getting Zack Snyder-ized. While the hunt for director of "Star Wars: Episode VII" continues (with some rumors suggesting Disney has already chose the helmer, but have yet to announce it), the franchise is growing far beyond the next trilogy. Talk of spinoff films set within the same universe have been bandied about (Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg may be writing them), while the possibility of a TV series has reared its head again. But few saw this coming.

Zack Snyder Says 'Man Of Steel' Will Keep Things "On Course" For 'Justice League'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2012 9:19 AM
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Such are the days we live in that Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" is still half a year away from hitting theaters, and questions are already being asked about a sequel and how it may or may not tie into Warner Bros. plans for "Justice League." Actually, the latter question has been asked as far back as spring of 2011, and if anything, we've seen a slow erosion from an outright denial to what amounts to "no comment," more or less.

Zack Snyder Says He Understands Rules Of Superman Better Than “Normal” Filmmakers For 'Man of Steel'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 13, 2012 9:37 AM
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With “Sucker Punch” attempting to balance sincerity and absurdity in a side-by-side existence, director Zack Snyder seems primed to finally tilt matters over into the former camp with his much-anticipated Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.” Following the tentpole's low-key unveiling during Comic Con, executive producers Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer have also promised a psychological inquiry into the comic book hero as never seen before, and now Snyder himself has offered a similarly unique comprehension of the property.

Sorry Guys, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino & Zack Snyder Won't Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 1:29 PM
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If things stay the way they are now (which they probably won't), "Star Wars: Episode 7" will be directed by Matthew Vaughn with a script by Michael Ardnt (he completed a treatment for the trilogy, but he hasn't yet signed to write the screenplays). And while fans to continue to toss around dream names for who will sign on to direct the sequel, you can count three names out.

Watch: Action-Free, Elegiac Teaser Trailers For Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 21, 2012 12:58 PM
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Some of you have already seen it playing in front of "The Dark Knight Rises" this weekend, but one of two different teaser trailers for Warner Bros' next great superhero hope, "Man Of Steel," has just made its way online, via Yahoo. And those who've come to expect a certain kind of stylized, action-heavy kind of film from director Zack Snyder, the man behind "300" and "Sucker Punch," or even those who saw, legally or illegally, the Comic-Con teaser debuted last weekend, will find that the clip isn't quite what you were expecting.

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