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Man of Steel's teaser runtime is revealed as Zach Snyder and Hans Zimmer speak a bit on casting and composing

07.12.2012

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It's been a pretty obvious supposition from day one, but MAN OF STEEL is going to have a teaser in front of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. How do I know this? 1) It'd be the most sensible advertising move imaginable, 2) see number one, and 3) The Alberta Film Ratings Board now has MAN OF STEEL listed on its website, and the only film coming up that (again) makes any sense to have a MAN OF STEEL trailer in front of it is THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. So look for a whole 1 minute and 27 seconds of Superman when you settle into that comfortable $14.75 chair next weekend. 

Zack Snyder stopped in at the Art Center of College of Design (his old school) to give a talk about the course of his career, and in the process revealed this about the casting process for MAN OF STEEL: "We had about 500 guys initially. We did this massive auditioning madness. It got down to the usual suspects in a pretty quick order. Henry Cavill was actually the first one we physically tested on film. We actually tested him in the Christopher Reeve Superman suit. And that was a big deal. That’s a hard suit to pull off. Trust me. If you’re just standing there in that suit, it’s dodgy. It felt like we just bought it a costume shop. Plus, there’s no mask. I’ve been around a few superhero costumes, and it’s weird because when you’re in the Superman costume it’s just you from the neck up. And somebody just combed your hair. But Henry came out of the trailer when we were shooting a test and everybody thought Okay, that’s Superman. He was awesome and did a great job."

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, Hans Zimmer shared this tidbit about what it's like to work on the score for MAN OF STEEL after John Williams' incredible, and indeed inimitable, work on the original SUPERMAN:"'I don’t feel confident at all. I never feel confident. But, a little bit of fear has gone a long way to being inspiring in the past. John Williams is the master and I am not even going to try and go in that direction. I’ll try my best not to embarrass myself and my colleagues on the film. I’m definitely going to have a go! In a funny way, it’s exactly because Superman is such an opposite character to Batman that I am welcoming the opportunity to do the music... I’ve started it and am in the ideas phase. I am driving people crazy with my experiments and am trying to write a tune.' The one thing Zimmer will say is that his signature use of percussion – which he jokingly refers to as “his endless quest for the perfect drum-hit” will not be as prevalent in MAN OF STEEL as on his Batman scores. 'I am going to try and avoid it. It’s a big conversation I am having with myself right now: how can we avoid that…!!'"

And while we're on the subject of MAN OF STEEL, make sure to stay tuned for more details from our crew at the Con on this site!

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Extra Tidbit: A few other trailers classified around the same time as MAN OF STEEL include OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG, 1:47), THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (PG13, 2:09), and another trailer for THE EXPENDABLES 2 (PG, 1:01).

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8:23AM on 07/12/2012

I am kind of excited

I am kind of excited to see the trailer for this movie...I know it's just a teaser but I hope they show a little piece of Superman in action.
I am kind of excited to see the trailer for this movie...I know it's just a teaser but I hope they show a little piece of Superman in action.
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9:07AM on 07/12/2012

Super Lame

Am I the only one that thinks Superman is one of the worst super heroes around. Yeah okay he is unstoppable with all his crazy powers, but what is it when they are taken away he becomes totally and completely useless. Are his powers some how tied to his memory of how to throw a god damn punch? Still the cast is great for this and i will go see it...just never understood why people dug Superman so much when there are dudes like Spider-Man, or Batman, or X-men, or The Hulk, Or my Mail Man
Am I the only one that thinks Superman is one of the worst super heroes around. Yeah okay he is unstoppable with all his crazy powers, but what is it when they are taken away he becomes totally and completely useless. Are his powers some how tied to his memory of how to throw a god damn punch? Still the cast is great for this and i will go see it...just never understood why people dug Superman so much when there are dudes like Spider-Man, or Batman, or X-men, or The Hulk, Or my Mail Man that took a week of karate lessons. Oh well...bring on the slow motion teaser
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2:58PM on 07/12/2012
I agree with you. Every story is the same, he is super strong, someone gets kryptonite, he is dying, he is strong again, he wins, Super Lame indeed.
I agree with you. Every story is the same, he is super strong, someone gets kryptonite, he is dying, he is strong again, he wins, Super Lame indeed.
12:49PM on 07/12/2012
Kill Bill Vol. 2 gives the perfect explanation as to why we like Superman, he was the born that way & a certain mytholology, ya can't make him reality based, like these others are trying to create.
Kill Bill Vol. 2 gives the perfect explanation as to why we like Superman, he was the born that way & a certain mytholology, ya can't make him reality based, like these others are trying to create.
11:54AM on 07/12/2012
I think what we all like about Superman is not what he does with his powers, but how can he survived with out them when that happens. Personally, every Superman movie i have seen, the only part im expecting is when he's weak and really fucked up.
I think what we all like about Superman is not what he does with his powers, but how can he survived with out them when that happens. Personally, every Superman movie i have seen, the only part im expecting is when he's weak and really fucked up.
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9:37AM on 07/12/2012
@TheGrimace: Superman was always more than just someone with super-crazy powers. He embodied the soul of a generation. A generation of dignity, class, respect and morality. Superman was the ultimate role-model. Kids looked to him and respected the value of Truth, Justice and The American way. As our culture has devolved so has its outlook on life. We are a culture of instant gratification at any cost. People are expected to lie, cheat and steal their way to the top. Hard work is mocked and
@TheGrimace: Superman was always more than just someone with super-crazy powers. He embodied the soul of a generation. A generation of dignity, class, respect and morality. Superman was the ultimate role-model. Kids looked to him and respected the value of Truth, Justice and The American way. As our culture has devolved so has its outlook on life. We are a culture of instant gratification at any cost. People are expected to lie, cheat and steal their way to the top. Hard work is mocked and God is mocked. Superman as originally intended is not relevant now and that is why people find him lame. Its a sad commentary on our society today.
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11:14AM on 07/12/2012

Superman Returns Soundtrack

The Superman Returns soundtrack was actually very good. It hinted at John Williams score but stood on its own. Hopefully Hans Zimmer can attempt that.
The Superman Returns soundtrack was actually very good. It hinted at John Williams score but stood on its own. Hopefully Hans Zimmer can attempt that.
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11:17AM on 07/12/2012

IMAX

Is there any reason the trailer would not be shown in IMAX?
Is there any reason the trailer would not be shown in IMAX?
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11:24AM on 07/12/2012
Could not be any more excited for this film! It makes sense that the teaser would be in front of Dark Knight Rises and now I am anticipating Dark Knight Rises that much more. I firmly believe that Man of Steel will be the Batman Begins of Superman films and that it will be all out action. I just hope in the teaser we have the iconic image of Superman flieing in the sky and in action. Am also very excited to see what the suit looks like in action too.

The film has everything going fori
Could not be any more excited for this film! It makes sense that the teaser would be in front of Dark Knight Rises and now I am anticipating Dark Knight Rises that much more. I firmly believe that Man of Steel will be the Batman Begins of Superman films and that it will be all out action. I just hope in the teaser we have the iconic image of Superman flieing in the sky and in action. Am also very excited to see what the suit looks like in action too.

The film has everything going fori it. A great director, a great Superman and supporting cast, a great story, and a great style. Easily my most anticipated for 2013.
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11:49AM on 07/12/2012

hey

will be great movie
will be great movie
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5:45PM on 07/12/2012

This is great and all, but...

it just hurts me to see that PG rating beside Expendables 2.
it just hurts me to see that PG rating beside Expendables 2.
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7:50PM on 07/21/2012

I just wanted to say...

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