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Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition (13 DVDs) "Superman" (1978)...
Richard Donners Epos über den Mann aus Stahl zeigt, wie ein Film über einen Superhelden auch jene Zuschauer anzusprechen vermag, die schon seit langer Zeit keine Comics mehr gelesen haben...

Die Geschichte des Filmes beginnt auf dem sterbenden Eisplaneten Krypton. Bevor der Planet explodiert, wird das Baby Kal-El von seinen Eltern in eine rettende Raumkapsel gesetzt und zur Erde geschickt, auf der die Rakete des Jungen in der Nähe des kleinen Städtchens Smallville, Kansas, einschlägt. Das kinderlose Ehepaar Kent entdeckt den kleinen Jungen und zieht ihn fortan als seinen eigenen Sohn auf. Sie nennen ihn Clark und er entwickelt sich zu einem schüchternen jungen Mann (als Teenager dargestellt von Jeff East). Und genau in dieser Phase des Filmes gelingt es Donner, die Zuschauer für seine Hauptfigur einzunehmen: Der junge Clark ist ein Außenseiter, der von den anderen Schülern nicht respektiert wird. Als er eines Tages vollkommen allein auf einem Football-Feld steht, schießt er einen Ball bis hinter den Horizont. Es ist sein Schicksal, seine Fähigkeiten niemals offen als Clark Kent zeigen zu dürfen. Die zweite Hälfte des Filmes gehört dann dem erwachsenen Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) - von dessen Leben als Journalist in der Stadt Metropolis, das seinen vorläufigen Höhepunkt erreicht, als er in einem Moment der Not sein berühmtes rot-blaues Cape überzieht und der Welt zum ersten Mal aus Superman erscheint...

Es folgten "Superman II - Allein gegen Alle" (1980), "Superman III - Der stählerne Blitz" (1983) und "Superman IV - Die Welt am Abgrund" (1987)... Viele Fans fand allerdings die TV-Serie "Superman - Die Abenteuer von Lois & Clark" (1993)...

Nach der TV-Serie "Smallville" (2001) startete am 17. August 2006 ein neuer "Superman"-Kinofilm in den deutschen Kinos: "Superman Returns"...
Lange Jahre war der Stählerne von der Erde verschwunden. Doch die Erde drehte sich auch während seiner mysteriösen Abwesenheit weiter, und als Superman (Brandon Routh) schließlich auf unseren Planeten zurückkehrt, erlebt er eine Gesellschaft, die gelernt hat, ohne ihn zurecht zu kommen - oder nicht? Auch Lois Lanes (Kate Bosworth) Leben hat sich auf eine Weise verändert, die für Superman schockierend ist! Eines jedoch blieb unverändert: Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) versucht noch immer alles, um seinen verhassten Widersacher zu töten!

"Superman" fliegt wieder...
Nach dem Quasi-Flop "Superman Returns" kommt Superman tatsächlich wieder - in "Man of Steel", nach einem Drehbuch von David Goyer - unter der Regie von Zack Snyder (u.a. "
Watchmen", "300"). In der Titelrolle ist Henry Cavill zu sehen !!!
Auch ein Kinobesuch von "Supergirl" ist/war nicht ausgeschlossen... Und dann wäre da noch das lang geplante Projekt "Batman vs. Superman"... Darüberhinaus könnte Superman möglicherweise im kommenden "Justice League"-Film auftreten... Abwarten... *g*



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[12.12.2012] Ein neuer Trailer zu Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" ist online...

[08.11.2012] CS!: Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" kommt auch in 3D in die Kinos...

[30.03.2012] Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf den "Man of Steel"-Banner werfen, inkl. S-Logo...

[17.03.2012] Immersed in Movies zitiert den Kostümdesigner Michael Wilkinson...
[...] Wilkinson explained that since they created a "neo-medieval" back story for Krypton (which included the creation of a new language), it made sense to utilize the suit design as part of the mythology. "Everyone on Krypton wears this suit," he suggested. Using ZBrush and rapid prototyping, Wilkinson came up the blue/gray color and chainmail look. "It has function and purpose and a logic to this fantastical world," he added. [...]

[24.01.2012] Die Superman Super Site meldet...
[...] Jadin Gould has been cast as a young Lana Lang in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, "Man of Steel."
The young actress will portray the character as a thirteen-year-old teenager during Clark Kent's childhood years in Smallville.
Gould recently starred in the 2011 sci-fi film, "Battle Los Angeles" and has appeared on several tv shows including "iCarly", "The Mentatlist" and "Chuck".
In addition to Gould, "Man of Steel" stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Kevin Costner as Jonathon 'Pa' Kent, Diane Lane as Martha 'Ma' Kent, Michael Shannon as Zod, Antje Traue as Faora, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Dylan Sprayberry as Clark Kent (Age 13). [...]


[13.01.2012] IAmRogue.com sprach mit Richard Schiff über seine Rolle als Emil Hamilton... Und bei CS! gibt es ein neues "Man of Steel"-Setfoto mit Trick & Truck... ;-)

[10.01.2012] CS! meldet...
A late addition to the cast, Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") has joined Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel. Variety reports that Schiff will play "Doctor Hamilton," almost certainly the Professor Emil Hamilton of the comics.
First appearing in "Adventures of Superman" #424 in 1987, Emil Hamilton has been portrayed as both an enemy and ally of Superman over the years. [...]


[31.10.2011] EW sprach mit Michael Shannon, u.a. über sein "General Zod"-Kostüm...

[30.10.2011] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Video vom "Man of Steel"-Dreh...

[28.10.2011] Via CS! kommt der Hinweis auf Interviews, in denen Michael Shannon über seine Rolle als General Zod spricht... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[26.10.2011] Bei SHH! gibt es eine Galerie mit Bildern vom "Man of Steel"-Dreh in Vancouver...

[20.10.2011] CS! meldet...
Man of Steel star Russell Crowe, who plays Jor-El in Zack Snyder's Superman movie, took to his Twitter account last night and posted a couple of interesting tweets about the filming he's doing in Vancouver.
"15km bike ride,umpteen hours fighting Michael Shannon. He's very hard to put down," he said. He was then asked if he will win, and he answered, "Hard to tell who wins, we are still fighting tomorrow."
Shannon plays villain General Zod in the film so it sounds like there is a big fight in the movie between the two, possibly on Krypton? We still have a long wait to find out, as the movie doesn't hit theaters until June 14, 2013.


[14.10.2011] Bei CraveOnline.com gibt es Oben-Ohne-Bilder des bärtigen Henry Cavill...

[07.10.2011] Bei SocialiteLife.com und DailyMail.co.uk gibt es neue Bilder vom Set: Der bärtige (!) Henry Cavill und Amy Adams als Lois Lane...

[05.10.2011] Bei DailyMail.co.uk gibt es Bilder vom Set: Russell Crowe als Jor-El von Krypton...

[26.09.2011] Deadline meldet...
Superman is getting a new mom. Ayelet Zurer, the Israeli actress who starred in Angels & Demons and who played the wife of Avner (Eric Bana) in Munich, has been set to play the role of Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s Kryptonian mother, in Man of Steel. Production is underway on the Warner Bros/Legendary film. That role was originally going to be played by Julia Ormond. I was unable to find out why director Zack Snyder made the last-minute change, but I’ve confirmed that Zurer will start filming this week. [...]

[19.09.2011] GlobalNews.ca meldet...
The Man of Steel will be heading up, up and away to Vancouver Island and the Vancouver area this fall to film what's believed to be the next Superman movie.
Casting calls and filming for "Autumn Frost" - widely reported to be the code name for "Man of Steel," the next Superman film - have already taken place in Chicago.
But according to a letter received by municipal council in Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, filming will take place there and in the Vancouver area, too.
"Autumn Frost will film in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island from early September through to the end of January 2012," Rino Pace, locations manager for production company Third Act Productions Inc., wrote in a letter to Ucluelet council.
"We have been preparing the film since early spring, which includes building 'sets' in the various 'stages' in and around the Vancouver area..."
Pace said Ucluelet has the "look" the directors and production designer envisioned.
While in Ucluelet, filming will take place on land owned by a local First Nation and on a municipal street and the town will play the role of a small, Alaskan fishing village. Filming will also take place on the ocean and at an industrial dock.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have already announced that British actor Henry Cavill will play Superman. Cavill co-starred in "The Tudors."
A media release states the movie will also star Amy Adams, a three-time Oscar nominee, who will play Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne, an Oscar nominee who will play editor-in-chief Perry White of the Daily Planet newspaper. The same media release states Diane Lane and Kevin Costner will play Clark Kent's adoptive parents.
Already, casting calls for movie extras have taken place in Ucluelet and Nanaimo, B.C. Sought especially were older men and women with "character faces" and some "commercial fishermen types," states advertisements placed on the Vancouver Island North Film Commission website.
The movie is based on characters published by DC Comics.
"I think this is the first one to really plunk us on the map," said Ucluelet Mayor Eric Russcher, of the filming.
He said film crews have normally headed to Tofino, a popular tourist town located about 40 kilometres north of Ucluelet, but the movie company stated it needed something more that looked like an Alaskan community.
"We still have that far-flung look of a small community," he said.
Russcher said locals are excited and hope to catch a view of some of the filming.
Wendy Stewart, a spokeswoman for the City of Vancouver, said officials are hearing the same rumours that filming could take place in the city but nothing has come through the office yet. [..]


[08.09.2011] CS! meldet...
Two weeks ago, an actor who appeared to be Michael Shannon was spotted on the set of Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel in a full motion-capture suit. Since it's known that Shannon will playing General Zod, the outfit sparked much online discussion about the final look of the character, especially given the fact that he was photographed next to the practical costume of fellow Kryptonian Faora (Antje Traue). Now, expect the debate to heat up even further as Shannon confirms to Moviefone that it was, indeed, him in the suit.
"[I]t's one of the most humiliating garments that exists in the known universe," Shannon explains, "...It's very tight. It has a variety of different colors and shapes on it and it makes you feel like you're the court jester."
Though he admits that he got used to the costume (which will be replaced in post-production by an currently unknown design), Shannon says he wasn't a fan of having to don the tights.
"[I]t's funny because when I met with Zack we were talking about it before it started and he mentioned that there was going to be a lot of CGI... I said, 'Just don't make me wear one of those silly suits.' He said, 'Oh, yeah, don't worry, I know exactly what you're talking about.' I was like, 'It's going to be really hard for me to be intimidating if I have to wear one of those silly suits.' He said, 'I totally understand.' Then I showed up and he's like, 'Dude, I swear to God, it's going to be so badass when we're done. Trust me, it's going to be wicked.'"
The reasoning for whatever effect is being employed is still a mystery, but Shannon does tease that he's not the only actor who will be filmed in a such an outfit. [...]
UPDATE: In a discussion with MTV News, Shannon dropped more hints about the character.
"I'm not going to impersonate Terrence Stamp," he says of his take on Zod, "I'm not going to have a British accent or anything. I'm still getting my foot into the pool, you know? I just started working on it and all I can say is that it's very well written. There's a lot of really great opportunities to re-invent it for myself."
Asked about his reasoning in taking what is, for him, a fairly uncharacteristic role, Shannon explains that he is anxious to play up the militaristic side of Zod.
"To me, [being a General is] such an interesting kind of iconoclastic character," he says, "I can't imagine even being a Sergeant , let alone a General. He's in charge of the entire miltary of Krypton. That's going to take every little shred of imagination that I have. It's a good challenge." [...]


[01.09.2011] Bei SHH! gibt es neue Bilder vom Dreh in Plano, Illinois...

[31.08.2011] Bei CS! gibt es Bilder vom Dreh, speziell Nahaufnahmen vom neuen Superman-Kostüm...

[25.08.2011] Bei CS! gibt es Bilder vom Dreh, u.a. Antje Traue im Kostüm...

[18.08.2011] Bei CS! gibt es einen Casting-Aufruf für "Man of Steel", der u.a. die folgende Synopsis enthält...
[...] In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question - Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves. [...]

[17.08.2011] Bei CS! gibt es Bilder von Amy Adams aka Lois Lane am "Man of Steel"-Set...

[14.08.2011] Bei CS! gibt Bilder von den "Man of Steel"-Dreharbeiten...

[08.08.2011] Bei SHH! gibt es ein erstes Bild von Henry Cavill als "Man of Steel"...

[06.07.2011] Unter SupermanHomepage.com finden sich zahlreiche Bilder vom "Man of Steel"-Set...

[27.06.2011] CS! meldet...
News spread quickly yesterday that Christopher Meloni ("Law & Order: SVU") had joined the cast of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel in an undisclosed role. Many fans thought he may be playing Lex Luthor, but the actor has now revealed a bit more to Vulture:
"When Vulture caught up with the now ex-Law & Order: SVU star at the Public Theater Gala earlier this week, he told us he'd be instead playing a general in the movie. But when we pressed for more information about the role, he said, "I can't tell you, or I'd have to kill you." We did manage to learn that he starts filming at the end of August and he'll shoot his part over the course of five months in locations including Chicago, Vancouver, and Edwards Air Force Base."
He'll be joining Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue and possibly Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond in the anticipated movie, scheduled for a December 2012 release.


[16.06.2011] CS! meldet...
Russell Crowe will play Superman's biological father Jor-El in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, reports Variety.
He will be joining Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon and Antje Traue in the new film, coming to theaters in late 2012.
Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder are producing the anticipated film, which is expected to start shooting next month.


[14.04.2011] E! Online meldet...
Just because Diane Lane is all set to take on the role of Superman's mom in the upcoming Man of Steel reboot, that doesn't mean she gets to take home her very own copy of the flick's script.
In fact, she's only seen it once...
"I read the script under lock and key," Lane told us at the L.A. screening of her new HBO flick, Cinema Verite. "I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it. I nailed it into my memory. I'm really excited. I'm really not allowed to talk much about it, I think, but it does cover the entire range of years, from infancy on."
This isn't Lane's first onscreen encounter with the superhero. She starred alongside Ben Affleck in the 2006 docudrama Hollywoodland about the mysterious death of actor George Reeves, star of the 1950s television series Adventures of Superman.
"When I worked on Hollywoodland, I got to experience sort of the behind the scenes of what it was like for the people who were making the television series that I grew up watching, so it's all very inbred in my mind," she said. "But this is going to be a whole reinvention. A visitation and a reinvention." [...]


[12.04.2011] Bei Slashfilm gibt es Video mit der Reaktion von Michael Shannon zu seiner Besetzung als Zod...

[11.04.2011] CS! meldet...
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod in director Zack Snyder's new Superman film, titled Man of Steel.
Snyder stated, "Zod is not only one of Superman's most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don't. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role."
As General Zod, Shannon will go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill, who plays the new Clark Kent/Superman in the film. The main cast also includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent. [...]


[28.03.2011] CS! meldet...
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Amy Adams will star in the coveted role of Lois Lane in the new Zack Snyder-directed Superman feature film.
Snyder remarked, "Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful." [...]


[27.03.2011] ChicagoBusiness.com meldet...
Superman is coming to Chicago this summer, a huge boost for the city's hopes to be a moviemaking superpower.
Filming of Warner Bros. Pictures' next Superman movie will take place in the Chicago area over two or three months starting in August, industry sources tell Crain's, with production centered in far west suburban Plano.
In the works for years, "Superman: Man of Steel" is Warner Bros.' high-stakes, big-budget bid to revive the comic-book hero's movie franchise after "Superman Returns" belly-flopped with critics and audiences in 2006.
With an estimated budget of $175 million, the film promises the Chicago area an economic boost like it got from last summer's filming of "Transformers 3" and the Batman movies shot here in recent years. It also keeps Chicago on the A list of production locales at a time when studio superhero Oprah Winfrey is flying away.
"It would be a tremendous windfall for us," says Richard Moskal, director of the Chicago Film Office. He can't confirm Warner Bros.' plans but says such a film "showcases a city well to audiences and draws the attention of other producers." [...]


[18.03.2011] CS! meldet...
Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that Kevin Costner will play Jonathan Kent in the Zack Snyder-directed Superman movie! Here is the official press release:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Kevin Costner will play Jonathan Kent, the father who raised Clark Kent as his own son, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.
Snyder stated, "Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, the man who was there to help Clark understand what he was meant to do in the world as Superman. Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest super hero of all time."
Costner will star alongside Diane Lane, who plays his wife, Martha, and the film’s star, Henry Cavill, who will play the new Clark Kent/Superman. [...]


[17.03.2011] Hero Complex plauderte mit Zack Snyder über seinen "Superman"-Film... Und USA Weekend sprach mit Diane Lane über ihre Rolle als Martha Kent...

[03.03.2011] CS! meldet...
[...] Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Oscar®-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Martha Kent, the only mother Clark Kent has ever known, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.
Snyder stated, "This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination." [...]


[26.02.2011] Heat Vision meldet...
[...] Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder are zeroing in on an intriguing actor to play the villain: Viggo Mortensen.
Mortensen, who is still in negotiations for Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, is said to be at the top of the list to play General Zod, the evil and super-powered scientist who was portrayed by Terrence Stamp in 1980's Superman II. If Mortensen's Snow White deal doesn't close, that would potentially free him up to make Superman. Or Universal and Warner Bros. could work out his schedule and enable him to do both.
Sources say no talks have commenced and that Mortensen is just a "person of interest," much like Kevin Costner is for the role of Jonathan Kent. The actors aren't the only ones considered for their respective roles, though they are the ones most seriously talked about.
Snyder is in the midst of meeting actors for not only the role of Zod and Kent, but the three female parts well. Given the Nolan pedigree with the Batman films and the tenpole nature of a Superman film, the roles are considered some of the hottest and most-desired in town.
Warner Bros. had no comment.


[22.02.2011] Deadline meldet...
I'm told that there is heightened interest in Kevin Costner for a key role in the Superman reboot that is being directed by Zack Snyder for Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures. Henry Cavill was recently set in the Man of Steel role. I'm not exactly sure what role Costner is likely to play, but he has certainly been in good guy mode lately. [...]

[18.02.2011] Entertainment Weekly widmet dem neuen Superman Henry Cavill ein Cover...
[...] Among the topics of discussion: Cavill’s audition, which included shooting a screen test wearing a replica of Christopher Reeve’s once impressive, now dated Superman suit. "If you can put on that suit and pull it off," says Snyder, ‘that’s an awesome achievement." Cavill was feeling less than super in the moment, at least about his ability to fill out the costume: He had just finished shooting a film with Bruce Willis called The Cold Light Of Day, and the part required to him to shed the impressive abs of steel and muscle tone he had put on for the movie he made right before that, the forthcoming mythic fantasy Immortals. As an assistant helped to him put on the Super-suit, Cavill recalls: "All I could think was: Oh, god. They’re going to look at me and go ‘He’s not Superman. Not a chance.’ The actor inside me was going: You’re not ready! You’re not ready!" Snyder saw something - or rather someone - different. "He walked out, and no one laughed," says the director. "Other actors put that suit on, and it’s a joke, even if they’re great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go ‘Wow.’ Okay: This was Superman.’" [...]

[16.02.2011] In einem Artikel bei Vulture steht zu lesen...
[...] Insiders say the closely-guarded script for Superman suffers from major third-act problems, and the studio faces a ticking clock on that franchise, legally speaking; if a Superman film isn’t in production by 2013, Warner Bros. loses the rights to the entire Superman franchise and would have to re-license it from its original creators - the estates of Detective Comics writers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster - at great if not prohibitive expense. [...]

[11.02.2011] SFX sprach mit Zack Snyder...
[...] Snyder explains what attracted him to the project: "My feeling about Superman is that I've been a fan of the character for a long time. But the question for me was always, "What can you do with Superman in a modern world?" And I think the amazing thing that Chris and David have created, that I’m working on now, and the reason why I was like, "Yeah, I'll do that," was that they found that in him. They found the why in him. That’s the exciting part for me."
And just how will Snyder’s Superman differ from previous incarnations of the character? The filmmaker’s tight-lipped but hints at what we can expect from someone whose visions are, more often than not, visceral.
"I can’t really talk about that without being kind of specific," says Snyder. "But I can say I think Superman needs to be physical."


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