The Man of Steel trailer got classified this week. Alberta Film Classification (Canadian classification system) updated their recently classified list with the Man of Steel rating. The movie will be distributed by Warner Bros. and the trailer got a PG rating with a 2:21 running time.
The new trailer will arrive with The Hobbit next December 14th!
A new (amazing) image was released today, it was part of a promotion attached to “The Dark Knight Rises” December 4th release on DVD and Blu-ray. Check the full size in our gallery!
The 50 Shades of Grey movie casting rumors recently got supercharged when Superman Henry Cavill commented on the possibility of playing Christian Grey. However, fans of E. L. James’ erotic novel probably won’t get to see Anastasia Steele being spanked by the Man of Steel star.
According to a Nov. 30 report by Entertainmentwise, Henry Cavill’s reps have already denied that he’s in talks for the role.
So, what do you think?
Rumors of Hollywood’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. However, everything is upside down: The top-heavy old-guard studio dinosaurs bear the whiff of desperation, while the real power is bubbling up from below in the form of an inspired and mobilized creative class that’s more reliant on big ideas than big budgets. No one is who they seem: Writers are becoming directors, directors are becoming moguls, actors are becoming all of the above instead of lying around praying for a spin-off. And nothing is static: Partnerships want to be companies, companies want to be cultural movements, cultural movements want to fundamentally change the way we define entertainment. All this constructive chaos is being fueled by the fevered, risk-taking innovators who see tumult and transition as the time to pounce, to kick up dust rather than wait for it to settle. These bold thinkers have no time for sky-is-falling prognostication and no need for affirmation. They’re too busy working, building the future—because they know they have one.
The Outsourced Superhero
Superman-in-waiting Henry Cavill stands for truth, justice, and the not-actually-American way.
In the age of globalization, the Justice League looks more and more like the League of Nations. Consider: Today, Batman and Spider-Man are British; Thor and Wolverine are Australian; Green Hornet, Arrow, and Lantern are Canadian. The latest, and most conspicuous, to join the ranks of outsourced superheroes is Henry Cavill, the 29-year-old star of next summer’s Zack Snyder–directed Superman opus, Man of Steel—the quintessential American icon, now portrayed by a native of England’s quaint Channel Island of Jersey. Smallville it ain’t.
“I suppose it’s a fluke,” says Cavill, who lives in London. “It’s about who looks right for the character and for the generation it’s being cast for. If you only look at the American market, you’re narrowing down your options an awful lot. The point of acting is to pretend you’re someone else and sell a story. Chris Hemsworth is an Australian man, not a god from Asgaard. It would be even more fluke-y if every person who was playing a superhero was American.”
Superman and his new director dish on next summer’s reinvention of the world’s first comic-book superhero
The final version is a brief-free, all-blue unitard with red boots and a red cape.
“If you look at the costume, it’s very modern, but the relationship to the original costume is strong,” Snyder says.
“You come onto a project like this, and you hear about modernization and you hear about bringing things forward to today, and all you can do is hope that it’s going to look cool and different from
anything you’ve seen before,”
Cavill says of the suit, which takes him 15 to 25 minutes to put on. “And I’m pretty sure it does.”
To fill out the costume, Cavill worked out intensely for two hours each morning, and consumed as many as 5,000 calories a day.
“I have been put through the ringer big time,” Cavill says. “An example of the workouts we’ve been doing, it was 100 front squats of body weight. There are kettle-bell workouts. It’s very hard work.”
If “Man of Steel” pays off, it will have been worth it. The film is already saddled with gigantic expectations.
“I heard one time that the Superman glyph is the second or third most recognizable symbol on Earth after the Christian cross,” Snyder says. “It’s this crazy responsibility.”
The film will also be expected to launch a new franchise, which 2006’s lukewarmly received “Superman Returns” failed to do. Cavill confirms he is signed up for three films. Snyder is mum about directing more.