Tom Struthers and John Street are not easy to impress, especially for a team that has worked on some of the finest action movies in Hollywood such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Blood Diamond, Saving Private Ryan, Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. However, the talented action directors were left speechless after Rishi Kapoor performed a brilliantly executed action sequence on the sets of D-day without any training or rehearsals.The veteran actor was shooting for »
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And so, after an absence of seven years, Superman returned to the big screen yesterday with the release of Zack Snyder's hotly-anticipated reboot Man of Steel, and despite a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the Henry Cavill-headlined superhero epic is soaring at the box office. Man of Steel pulled in a mighty $21 million in the States on Thursday night (more than the midnight openings for The Avengers and The Dark Knight) and an estimated $45 million by close of play on Friday, »
- Flickering Myth
Henry Cavill Superman: Man of Steel vs. Superman movies of years past [See previous post: "Man of Steel Trailing Original Iron Man in Ticket Sales."] As mentioned in our previous posts, the $225 million-budgeted Man of Steel grossed an estimated $113.08 million this past weekend, including $9 million from Thursday midnight screenings. Directed by Zack Snyder, the 2013 Superman reboot stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent aka Superman. (Photo: Henry Cavill in Man of Steel.) Released in late June 2006, Bryan Singer’s $270 million-budgeted Superman Returns, starring Brandon Routh as Superman, debuted with $52.53 million, or about $64 million today. Even taking into account that Superman Returns lacked the box-office-boosting advantage of 3D surcharges, Man of Steel is obviously a much bigger hit than its immediate predecessor. Superman Returns eventually reached $200.08 million in North America, plus a slightly more modest $191 million internationally. Man of Steel will not only easily surpass Superman Returns at the domestic box office, but it’ll also earn at the very least twice as much as Superman Returns internationally. »
- Zac Gille
Man of Steel was one of the most-anticipated movie events of the year, and from a box office perspective it did not disappoint.Through Sunday, Man of Steel earned a fantastic $128.6 million*$116.6 million during the traditional Friday-to-Sunday period, and another $12 million from Thursday night group sales. That's the second-best opening of 2013 so far behind Iron Man 3, and it's a new record for highest opening ever in June ahead of Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million). The official three-day figure of $116.6 million ranks second all-time among non-sequels behind The Hunger Games. Man of Steel also performed well compared to 2006's Superman Returns. That movie opened on a Wednesday and earned $84.6 million through its first five days. Adjusting for ticket price inflation, that would come out to $102.5 million, or noticeably lower than Man of Steel's $128.6 million haul so far.In need of a major franchise to fill the void left by Harry Potter and The Dark Knight, »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He said that Batman does exist in the Man of Steel universe, but "it would be a different Bruce Wayne from the Dark Knight trilogy".
"We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. But they all hinge on box office reception. »
Well Man of Steel slowed a little over the weekend as it appeared it might break Toy Story 3's $110 million June opening record by $10 million, but a $3 million margin I guess will have to do as the new Superman brought in $113 million over the three-day weekend and a total of $125 million from Thursday to Friday after some early Thursday Walmart and midnight screenings. The film earned an "A-" CinemaScore, which bodes well for its future prospects, and with a $225 million budget it's going to need those legs to turn a tidy profit and give WB additional comfort in that sequel they've already greenlit. While Man of Steel's number isn't on par with The Dark Knight ($158 million) or The Dark Knight Rises ($160 million), it's best to remember those two films started with Batman Begins, which only opened with $48.7 million ($60.3 adjusted for inflation) in 2005. If history tells us anything, the »
- Brad Brevet
The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office. Without any doubt, the big news at the box office this weekend was the release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel . Co-produced by The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan and starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe and Laurence Fishburne, the movie brought in $9 million in midnight screenings on Thursday and an additional $12 million from a special 7pm screening with tickets sold exclusively through Walmart. While most studios would just incorporate that $12 million into Friday, the weekend »
Henry Cavill Man of Steel to trail Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man 3 [See previous post: "Man of Steel Weekend Box Office: June Record May Not Be Broken."] As long as it grosses at least $100 million by Sunday evening — and that’s a given — Zack Snyder / Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel will boast the second-biggest opening of 2013, behind only Shane Black / Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3, which collected $174.14 million in early May according to Box Office Mojo. As mentioned in the previous post, Man of Steel is expected to score anywhere between $115-$140 million. Note: Figures for both Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 include Thursday evening shows. (See updated posts: “Man of Steel trailing Original Iron Man” and “Man of Steel vs. Superman movies of years past.”) (Photo: Henry Cavill Superman in Man of Steel.) For comparison’s sake: without the advantage of box-office-inflating 3D surcharges or Thursday evening screenings, the Jon Favreau-directed Iron Man debuted with $98.68 million »
- Zac Gille
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Warning: Contains Spoilers for Man of Steel
Oh, what a bumpy road it has been for Superman. After two very successful films, fans were then given Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). Then there was Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which was nothing more than another studio high jacking of one of the greatest comic book heroes of all time. Superman: The Animated Series was a step in the right direction, which led to the popular Justice League series, and several direct-to-video animated films. Not to mention ten seasons of Smallville, which chronicled Clark Kent’s journey to becoming Superman.
After Christopher Nolan so brilliantly rebooted the Batman film franchise, it would only make sense that he was sought after to make this film. Instead, he merely produced it and gave it the nudges that it needed, handing »
Man of Steel vs. Superman Returns (photo: Amy Adams as Lois Lane in Man of Steel) [See previous post: "Man of Steel Box Office: June Record Likely (Sort of)."] Released in late June 2006, Bryan Singer / Brandon Routh’s Superman Returns opened with $52.53 million, or about $64 million today. Even taking into account that Superman Returns lacked the advantage of box-office-inflating 3D surcharges, Man of Steel will clearly soar much higher. (See updated post: “Man of Steel to Trail Iron Man 3: Box Office” — and possibly to trail the original Iron Man as well.) Superman Returns cumed at $200.08 million in North America, in addition to $191 million internationally. Considering the exponential growth of the international market in the last decade, expect Man of Steel to earn much more outside of than in North America. Remember, without the international market, movies that cost $225 million (not including marketing and distribution expenses) would likely never, ever get made. Directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve in the title role, »
- Zac Gille
The most boring complaint a comic book fan can make about a comic book movie is “They Changed Stuff!” A superhero movie can, should, must be different from the source material. That’s partially just a matter of simple narrative physics.
The typical superhero has several decades of history to draw from, with generations of comic book creators putting their own distinctive spin on the character. The typical superhero movie is around two hours and 20 minutes — a running time that, plotwise, allows for maybe three issues’ worth of content. More importantly, filmmakers should never feel shackled to what’s come before. »
- Darren Franich
"Man of Steel" writer David Goyer has been hinting about a sequel and the upcoming "Justice League" movie. He recently said that Batman is part of the "Man of Steel" universe, just not the Batman from Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" franchise. At the time, that sounded like Christian Bale or Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not be brought back to play Batman in "Justice League." In a new interview with Goyer, the writer confirmed the rumor, stating that "Man of Steel" is the first movie that's part of this new universe. "Zack [Snyder] has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chris [Nolan's] 'Dark Knight' trilogy," he said. "Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more 'Man Of Steel' films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. »
Director Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Superman reboot Man of Steel has just flown into cinemas, so without further ado*, here are five reasons why the time is right for Superman to return (again) in Man of Steel.
Christopher Nolan is coming off the Batman / Dark Knight trilogy
Writer-director Christopher Nolan is highly regarded among geeks and cineastes alike, in large part (but not exclusively) due to his epic Batman / Dark Knight trilogy comprising Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. He's acclaimed for restoring a sense of gritty seriousness to the Batman franchise (and superhero movies in general). While he's only a producer and co-writer on Man of Steel, his name has been used extensively in the movie's marketing. Contrary to what this highly entertaining video spoof by How it Should Have Ended, where Batman and Superman argue over the trailer, would suggest, Christopher Nolan was »
Well this is good news to cap off the week. Hidden in an interview with Man of Steel and The Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer is a bit of an optimistic hint that we might be seeing the Y: The Last Man movie within the next few years. We last heard about it in January, when up-and-coming filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg got attached to direct after it had been developing for years with D.J. Caruso at the helm. In late 2012 we reported about New Line making the Y: The Last Man adaptation a high priority project, hiring new writers to work on the script. Now there's hope it may start shooting next year. I want this to happen! Here's the exchange with Goyer from CraveOnline talking about Y: The Last Man, found via SlashFilm: You can't go back from that. Are you still producing Y: The Last Man? I am. »
- Alex Billington
In a world where thought and faith are rigidly controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the adventurous Starz Original series Da Vinci's Demons: The Complete First Season on a three-disc Blu-ray and DVD set September 3rd. From David S. Goyer, co-writer on The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel, comes a journey into the mind of the greatest Renaissance man of them all. The collection contains bonus features including featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage and audio commentaries from the cast and creators. Srp is $54.99 for the Blu-ray and $44.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 7th.
Da Vinci's Demons: The Complete First Season is a portrait of a young man tortured by the gift of superhuman genius. Da Vinci is a man in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. A conflict between truth and lies; religion and reason; past and future. »
Man of Steel box office: Will latest Superman reboot break June domestic record? (Photo: Henry Cavill in Man of Steel) Directed by Zack Snyder, and starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Man of Steel had, as expected, a strong opening at the domestic box office on Thursday evening. The latest Superman reboot collected an estimated $12 million, in addition to another $9 million at midnight showings for a grand total of $21 million. For comparison’s sake: Starring Robert Downey Jr, Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 debuted with $15.6 million from Thursday evening / midnight showings in early May. (See also updated post: “Man of Steel Box Office: June Record Likely — Sort of.”) Now, to compare Man of Steel‘s Thursday late evening $21 million take to the midnight box-office grosses of, for instance, Gary Ross / Jennifer Lawrence’s The Hunger Games ($19.74 million), Robert Pattinson / Kristen Stewart / Taylor Lautner’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($30.1 million), Christopher Nolan »
- Zac Gille
Warner Bros. has been releasing some of the top blockbuster franchises for the last decade, including "Harry Potter," "The Dark Knight" and "The Hangover," but recently the studio has stumbled a bit. Now it's up to "Man of Steel" to swoop into the box office this weekend and save the day. Also read: Why 'Man of Steel' Holds the Key to Warner Bros.' Future Franchises If successful, the reboot of Superman could launch other DC Comics characters to the big screen. And maybe, the studio will follow in Disney's footsteps by producing "The Justice »
- Greg Gilman
Man of Steel is not a bad movie. It's just unfortunate that the trailers made it appear as if it would rival the likes of The Dark Knight and The Avengers, because it most certainly does not. It's not even close. You can blame David Goyer's screenplay on that, as the decision to show pivotal moments from Superman's early years in a series of random and sporadic flashbacks kills the momentum in the first two thirds of the movie. There's nothing wrong with what they contain - one of them arguably features The most powerful scene - and you can't fault them for wanting to just show a handful of important moments rather than spending too much time with a young Clark Kent. However, a more linear approach to this would have made a lot more sense than showing him mooching around the country in bars and oil rigs. »
David S. Goyer is continuing to make the press rounds for Man of Steel, which many of you saw last night at Midnight or early courtesy of Walmart. Yesterday, the screenwriter claimed that Man of Steel 2 would open a floodgate of DC Comics superheroes, and serve as the cause that sets up Justice League.
Today, he tells Hey U Guys out of the UK that we will most likely see either a new Batman not associated with the Christopher Nolan universe, or Wonder Woman introduced in this upcoming sequel, which will definitely spring board into both the Untitled Batman Reboot and Justice League. Though, no stand-alone Wonder Woman movie is being discussed at this time.
"It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesn't hope that this would be the starting point for a shared universe. And [Zack] Snyder has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be »
Despite all the adamant insistence by both Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan that neither of them will be back for Justice League, there are still some out there who want to keep believing that Bale will again don the cape and cowl for DC’s ensemble film. In a recent interview, David Goyer continued his discussion about the future of Warner’s DC properties and further confirmed that the next Bruce Wayne we see will be a different one than we saw in The Dark Knight Trilogy.
Goyer did say that Warner is hoping Man Of Steel will serve as the launch pad for the shared DC cinematic universe, but he continued his stance that nothing is set in stone. He also refused to confirm whether he is involved yet. Check out that full quote below.
“It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesn’t hope that this would »
- Alexander Lowe
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