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DavidChang
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posted March 30, 2012 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidChang   Click Here to Email DavidChang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The logo for Man Of Steel was released this week on the film’s Facebook page, and it confirms that director Zack Snyder and writers Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer are creating a moody, atmospheric and edgy Superman for Warner Bros. From the moment the first stills were released last summer, it was clear this summer 2013 tentpole would be darker than previous versions. The iconic “S” that has been part of the Superman look from the time Joe Shuster designed him in 1932 is still there, but with a more ominous look. Henry Cavill takes over as Clark Kent/Superman, with Amy Adams on board as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent and Michael Shannon as the villain, General Zod. Warner Bros is keeping most plot details under wraps as it builds anticipation for what it hopes will be a blockbuster franchise on the order of its Nolan-helmed Batman movies.

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fred
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posted June 16, 2012 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think this one won't work. Who agrees?

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indiedan
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posted January 10, 2013 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Warner wins appeal in Superman case (lat)
In a legal victory that cements the studio's ownership of Superman as it goes forward with a slate of movie about the Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has won an appeal against the daughter of the character's co-creator, Jerry Siegel. A trio of judges with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling that had allowed Laura Siegel Larson to terminate 50% of Warner Bros.' copyright. Terminating the copyright would have deprived Warner Bros. of much of the Superman mythos and likely would have led to new negotiations over royalties -- at a higher price for the studio. Contrary to the finding of a U.S. District Court judge, the appeals court said Larson had in 2001 accepted an agreement with Warner that allowed the entertainment giant, which owns Superman publisher DC Comics, to retain rights to the character. As evidence, it pointed to an October 2001 letter from Larson's then-attorney accepting terms of the agreement. "Statements from the attorneys for both paries establish that the parties had undertaken years of negotiations, that they had resolved the last outstanding point in the deal during a conversation on October 15, 2001 and that the letter accurately reflected the material terms they had orally agreed to on that day," the judges wrote in their ruling. In October, Warner Bros. defeated the heirs of Superman's other co-creator, Joseph Shuster, in court when Shuster's heirs attempted to reclaim their half of the copyright. Attorney Marc Toberoff, who represents the Siegel and Shuster estates, is appealing that decision. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday's ruling in the Siegel case. "The court’s decision paves the way for the Siegels finally to receive the compensation they negotiated for and which DC has been prepared to pay for over a decade," a Warner Bros. spokesman said in a statement. "We are extremely pleased that Superman’s adventures can continue to be enjoyed across all media platforms worldwide for generations to come." Added attorney Daniel Petrocelli from law firm O'Melveny and Meyers, which represents Warner Bros. in the Superman litigation: "We are extremely pleased and grateful that justice has prevailed. The studio's victory against Shuster's heirs allowed it to continue using Superman and most of his supporting cast and mythos. Thursday's decision will make it more difficult for Toberoff to wrest back control in further appeals. Warner will release the Superman movie "Man of Steel" in June. Should that movie prove successful, the studio is now in a much better position to go ahead with plans for a sequel in 2014 and a "Justice League" movie that would team Superman with other superheroes in 2015. If either Siegel or Shuster's heirs had retained control of the copyright, Warner would have had to negotiate new, likely more costly royalty agreements with them. In October's ruling in the Shuster case, the judge noted that DC has paid both families more than $4 million since 1975, not counting medical benefits and bonuses. Superman has generated more than $500 million at the domestic box office with five films and billions more from television series such as "Smallville," toys, games and comic books.

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posted March 23, 2013 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for a   Click Here to Email a     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
J.J. Abrams Tells How His Old 'Superman' Script Compares to 'Man of Steel'

Published: March 22, 2013 @ 3:26 pm
A long time ago, in a decade not so far away, J.J. Abrams wrote a screenplay called "Superman: Flyby." Although Warner Bros. never produced it -- settling for 2006's "Superman Returns" instead -- the "Star Wars" director says Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" may have a major component in common with "Flyby."

In an interview with Empire [4], Abrams said his adaptation of the classic comic-book character revolved around a "fascinating psychological profile" of Clark Kent.

Before becoming Superman, Kent had to come to terms with the potentially destructive power he was capable of.

Also read: Nicolas Cage as Superman? Behold the Man of Steel That Never Was! (Photos) [5]

“The thing that I tried to emphasize in the story was that if the Kents found this boy, Kal-El, who had the power that he did, he would have most likely killed them both in short order,” Abrams said.

“And the idea that these parents would see -- if they were lucky to survive long enough -- that they had to immediately begin teaching this kid to limit himself and to not be so fast, not be so strong, not be so powerful. The result of that, psychologically, would be fear of oneself, self-doubt and being ashamed of what you were capable of."

"Extrapolating that to adulthood became a fascinating psychological profile of someone who was not pretending to be Clark Kent, but who was Clark Kent, who had become that kind of a character who is not able or willing to accept who he was and what his destiny was," he continued. "The idea in the movie was that he became Superman because he realized he had to finally own his strength and what he’d always been."

While Abrams admits he hasn't seen Snyder's "Man of Steel" yet, he's sensing some sort of similar approach.

“I don’t know if that’s what Zack and Chris [Nolan] are doing, but it looks like that’s part of the idea," the filmmaker concluded. "I could not be more thrilled to see that movie. That to me was always the way to go.”

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posted June 16, 2013 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for a   Click Here to Email a     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MAN OF STEEL - ROX!

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posted June 27, 2013 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for a   Click Here to Email a     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Freakin' dawsome. I don't care what anyone says!

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