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Man of Steel finally hits the screens this week after years of development. To give you just a little Henry Cavill was announced as the new Superman in January of 20011. The movie was originally supposed to have a December 2012 release but in July of ‘11 was moved to the current release date.
During the two plus years since Cavil’s casting there have been many, many rumors about the movie many of which have ignited fan boy and fan girl controversy. Let’s take a look at some of them, their truthiness and their accompanying RAGE of STEEL!
The Rumor: Lois Lane won’t be the female lead in Man of Steel!!!!
Floating around Hollywood before Amy Adams was cast were stories of three blonde actresses auditioning for a role that was not Lois Lane.
The Rage: Come on, no Lois Lane?
The Reality: Lois Lane is in the movie and is the female lead. Oscar Nominee Amy Adams was cast a few weeks after this was appeared.
It’s a Super Week with Man of Steel flying into theaters and Superman Unchained bounding in to comic book stores and streaking on to devices.
If you are a Superman fan it is, I assume, a gold star week. And with that in mind DC has a charity fund raiser going on for it “We can be Heroes” initiative over on Indie Go Go with lots of tempting super stuff.
There’s a price for everyone from a break on digital comics to, for the aspiring comic artist, a $1200 private portfolio review with Jim Lee plus some other stuff so check it out.
This is it. This week Warner Bros. doubles down, let’s it ride and throws the dice with the debut of Man of Steel.
The concensus is that the future of DC Entertainment is riding on how this movie does - Heidi MacDonald also said it in her visit to 3 Chicks this week.
That’s a lot of baggage to carry even for the Man of Steel.
The movie has got to please the critics, the soothsayers on Hollywood grosses, the movie goers and the fans of Superman … and Lois Lane.
And that latter is where I have I have a first review!
You’ve seen bits and pieces of it in the trailers. Sometime in Man of Steel Superman rescues Lois from what looks to be a flying pod.
But so far we’ve only seen that rescue. Here’s a look at what happens before that.
Earlier today DC posted a preview to a bonus digital comic written by David Goyer being offered with pre-orders of the Man of Steel Blu-Ray combo pack. Seems a bit early given the movie isn’t even out yet. And perhaps it was because the preview has been pulled from the DC Comics site.
But not before the comic pages were downloaded! The comic was drawn by long time Superman artist Jerry Ordway. And there’s a very familiar character appearing in the first few pages.
And it’s not that guy.
There’s quite a few kids’ early readers out tied into the Man of Steel movie including Man of Steel: Superman’s Powers. This book not only talks about Superman’s powers it also says how he gets his name.
Here’s a look Amy Adams/Lois Lane and click for the reveal.
The WB shop has debuted lots of new t-shirts this morning for Man of Steel featuring Superman, his logo, and his villain (no Lois though). I thought one of the Zod shirts was interesting. A few months ago Michael Shannon had revealed he did not say the famous “Kneel Before Zod” line in the movie. And that may be true. But this shirt suggests that he might.
Here’s a look at some of the other oodles of shirts now available:
I don’t know why this one couldn’t have had Lois.
But it’s nice they have few shirts for the ladeez!
Ah well, I’ll have to make my own Lois and Superman one.
I’ve been fairly critical of the trailers for Man of Steel but the one that debuted last night was galaxies better than the last two. Also Lois Lane.
But what about you? Did the trailer sell the movie for you?
Also what was your favorite part of the trailer? The interview at the end was definitely mine.
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