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Zack Snyder Says His 'Superman' Won't Look Back At The Previous Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 2:06 AM
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You gotta kind of be feeling for Zack Snyder right about now. His brainchild, fantasy action pic "Sucker Punch" is just over a week away from hitting theaters and the advance buzz is muted at best and of course, he's got the huge responsibility and weight of fanboy expectation on his back for the upcoming "Superman" relaunch. There's a lot of pressure on the helmer, but he's bravely pushing forward and he's gonna do it his way whether anyone likes it or not.

Book Review: 'Sucker Punch: The Art of the Film' Fails To Excite

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 14, 2011 6:15 AM
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For months now we've been bombarded with trailers for Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch." These trailers have been elliptical, at least from a story point of view. Visually, they've been somewhat staggering – quick fire clips of attractive young girls in costumes that border on high-end fetish gear, battling all sorts of mythological or supernatural elements. They dive in between robots, zip underneath monstrous samurais, and face off against towering, fire-breathing dragons.

Diane Lane Joins Zack Snyder's 'Superman' As Martha Kent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 3:51 AM
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Zack Snyder Says Joe Manganiello Was The Runner Up For Clark KentAnother piece of the puzzle of Zack Snyder's gestating "Superman" has been filled in tonight.

Viggo Mortensen Being Courted To Play General Zod In Zack Snyder's 'Superman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 26, 2011 3:17 AM
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Kevin Costner Confirmed To Be Up For Jonathan KentIt's not so long since we speculated on the choice of villain in the upcoming Zack Snyder-helmed, Christopher Nolan-produced reboot of "Superman"; with Henry Cavill being picked to play the man of steel, it seemed like the next logical step for his adversary to appear, but, despite a number of names cropping up in rumors, it was never entirely clear which villain from the character's 80-year history would be facing off against Clark Kent's alter ego. But, breaking last thing on Friday night, we seem to have an idea of not only who the antagonist will be, but also the actor that seems to be leading the pack to play him.

Retro International 'Sucker Punch' Posters Premiere And Look Familiar

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 25, 2011 2:16 AM
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While the jury will still be out for a few more weeks on whether “Sucker Punch” is actually any good (or at least until it possibly screens secretly at SXSW), Warner Bros. continues to push forward with the film’s marketing. A few days ago they released a second trailer for the film, which resembles more of a music video and somehow gives you even less information about what the film is actually about. Luckily we can provide a synopsis. Basically, the film centers on a girl who enters an alternate reality with her friends and begins planning an escape from a mental institution where she was put by her evil stepfather who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. From there, robots, dragons, airplanes, WWI battlefields and schoolboy fantasies all come into play as the quintet of girls kick ass in a CGI-filled landscape.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Sucker Punch' Pairs Rock 'n Roll & Explosions

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2011 11:29 AM
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With just over a month to go until Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch," this writer thinks Warner Bros. still has a lot of work to do. The brainchild of Snyder the film is an ambitious fantasy action pic but the marketing still doesn't look like it's doing anything but appealing to the niche of fans who are already sold on the film. Basically, to anyone who hasn't been following the film, they won't have any clue what this blitzkrieg of images and music actually means. As one of the Playlist better halves asked us recently: "Is that the medieval Spice Girls movie?"

Kevin Costner Joining Zack Snyder's 'Superman'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2011 7:24 AM
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Alright, Zack Snyder, you're throwing us for a goddamn loop with this one. Updated: Latino Review says if Costner gets this role, and it sounds like he might, that he'll play Pa Kent, Superman's earth-dad, Jonathan "Pa" Kent.

Henry Cavill Got The 'Superman' Gig Because No One Laughed When He Put On The Iconic Suit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 4:26 AM
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Like any casting run-up for any comic/franchise/tentpole film, a number of actors were rumored and wishlisted, but the names that were in the final running for Zack Snyder's "Superman" included Matthew Goode, Matthew Bomer, Armie Hammer, Joe Manganiello and Colin O’Donaghue. However, what eventually landed Henry Cavill the gig was something as simple as those in the audition room not giggling when he came out dressed in the iconic suit.

Zack Snyder's 'Superman' Allegedly Facing Problematic Third-Act Script Issues

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 16, 2011 12:43 AM
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WB's 'Sucker Punch' Said To Be Testing PoorlyOne story connects to another. A few minutes ago, Vulture reported that "Sherlock Holmes" helmer Guy Ritchie was evidently being offered the director's chair for the"300" sequel, unofficially known as "Xerxes." Folks stop and ask, wait, isn't this a Zack Snyder project?

Guy Ritchie Apparently Offered Director's Chair For '300' Sequel 'Xerxes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2011 12:17 AM
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Updated: While Ritchie may have read the script and or may have thought about this for a moment. Warner Bros. tells us that the "Snatch" filmmaker is capital N, not directing "Xerxes." Case closed, however, it does appear that Zack Snyder is too busy with "Superman" to make this picture so new directors may be sought in the upcoming months.

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