TOPIC #5 – THE MAN OF STEEL TEASERS
Some of the biggest hubbub on the internet in the last couple weeks has been over the Man of Steel teasers, which many felt was a letdown after the footage shown at Comic-Con (which I only saw after the fact)… The question is this… even with Nolan acting as executive producer, is there anyway this can be a good Superman movie? Or are we going to see something so dramatic and artsy that it loses some of the fantasy of Superman? Go!
Speaking as someone who’s loved just about everything zack snyder has done, i’m optimistic.
I missed that one. I do know that they don’t want a sequel to that movie with Superman having a kid, that’s for sure!
No, but I think fans want something more optimistic and noble than the sort of pondering “what does it mean to be a human and be a hero” stuff that this movie seems to be.
They also want more flying and punching than wandering around with self discovery.
I think that Nolan’s influence on this film could hurt it mor ethan help it, as dark and angsty is his bag….
I’m hoping there’s more of Zack Snyder than of Chris Nolan, and I know this will get people mad at me, but Snyder does the flying and punching and being active thing better than Nolan.
Is Hans ZImmer doing the music for the movie? I can see him doing something more John Williamsy if he wanted.
I totally agree. I have a lot more confidence in Zack Snyder than many writers in our business, especially fanboys. Coming from a commercial background, he knows how to deliver to clients, in this case, the fans.
I’m more excited for Michael Shannon as Zod than anything, though he is an overused villain IMO.
I’m bummed Silas isn’t here for this since he saw the Comic-Con footage in Hall H but it seemed like there was a lot of stuff flying past and I wasn’t able to catch most of it in smaller screen format. I would love to see a trailer with more dialogue/story, maybe with The Hobbit.
Yeah, I only saw it after the fact, too. And yeah, I want to see more in the trailer. To be honest, as optimistic as I am about the movie, I’m a little confused about what story it’s telling.
Yeah, I don’t know if I can deal with another origin story super hero movie.
I’m okay with origin stories as long as they’re done well and add something to the story rather than retell it. But I can’t tell if this is a story about Superman being retired, or something that has him discovering his powers later in life, or something else entirely…
I can remember next to nothing about that movie except for Spacey as Luthor and that kid who was Superman’s son.
No, what was missing from Superman Returns was Superman punching something… anything, really.
Man of Steel should end with an end credits scene where the kid shows up and goes “I’m Superman’s son from another dimension.. prepare to die!” I’ve read too many Superman comics from the ’60s and ’70s.
Oh, I hope Brandon Routh shows up and punches a hole in reality…. And then we can have FINAL CRISIS: THE MOVIE.
We need a Superman movie written by Grant Morrison.
So I think we’re still in a “wait and see” pattern with Man of Steel… just like we are with every other superhero movie coming out next year 🙂 Although a lot of people have already made their mind up, as is often the case.
Sadly, that’s true.
Look for the next episode of Hero Chat sometime in the next few weeks.