Modern Lois Lane Is No Damsel In Distress! 1
Now that all the hype from 'Iron Man 3' and the new 'Star Trek' has worn off (slightly), we can turn our attention to future films. Next up is 'Man of Steel,' but rather than focus more on Cavill's character, let's discuss the modern role that Amy Adams will play.
Ever since Adams was first cast as Lois Lane, she's received a fair amount of criticism. Some felt that she wasn't a good fit for the sexy Lois Lane, and others feel that she's the perfect fit. No matter what side of the fence you're on, you can expect this year's Lois to be a completely different kind of woman -- a thoroughly modern one, in fact.
Right in line with current mantras like "Strong Is the New Skinny" and "Female Power," the newest Lois Lane isn't a damsel in distress by any stretch of the imagination. 'US Weekly' recently interviewed Adams to see what her role was all about - you may find yourself a tad bit surprised.
US Weekly tells us that the new Lois Lane "prefers business casual, is cell obsessed, and fights with her boss." Today's Lois Lane is social media savvy and comes with all the perks of being a modern day journalist (laptop, smartphone, and practical clothing included).
First look pics show Adams dressed in winter hats, pants, and baggy jackets. The days of Lois Lane in pencil skirts and heels are long gone, it seems. US weekly bills her as a "modern day business woman," and that certainly doesn't include any red lipstick or too-tight blazers.
Adams has entirely revamped the role of Lois Lane to fit today's woman, but some fans aren't thrilled about this modern twist. Then again, it's not necessarily all about male viewers - plenty of females will flock to theatres to see the new 'Man of Steel,' and those females want to see an empowered woman...not a flailing female.
How do you feel about the new Lois Lane? Take a look at the pics below and let us know what you think!
Intriguing Message From General Zod Surfaces! 0
Warner Brothers is finally psyching crowds up for 'Man of Steel.' So far, we've heard that this film will focus mostly on Kal-El's psyche, his life struggles, and his past -- a lot of mushy stuff that left some fans wondering whether or not this film would be a letdown.
Now, the film has taken a different turn. One that is both surprising and welcomed. The latest 'Man of Steel' clip to be released by Warner Brothers will definitely rile up the Superman crowd.
This video doesn't show clips from the movie or psychoanalysis of Superman's life. Instead, it is a static-filled message from General Zod. The message is directed to Kal-El and to the citizens of Earth. It goes something like this:
"for some time your world has sheltered one of my citizens...return this individual to my custody. To Kal-El, I say this: surrender within 24-hours or watch this world suffer."
Note the lack of punctuation following that last bit? That's because Zod states this threat in a completely monotonous and serious tone, making the clip all the more exciting. This video is brilliantly done, completely unique, and -- most importantly -- fun.
The video also features some letters through the black and white static that would be hard to decipher were it not for some clever hackers over at 'Comic Book News.' The alien letters state "I Will Find Him," and also form the word "SHIELD" as noted by a Comic Book Movie commenter.
If you haven't seen this video clip yet (released via YouTube), make sure to take a look. This is definitely not the touchy-feely type of clip that we've seen surrounding 'Man of Steel' so far. There's also news this morning that a new trailer will be released within 48-hours. Our spines are tingling!
Move Over, Superman, Other Characters Enter Kal-El's World 0
'The Dark Knight' rises was the 11th film of all time to gross over $1 Billion. That's a lot of coin for the Warner Brothers studio. There's money to be made in superhero films, no doubt. But, can money be made with a film that doesn't follow the usual macabre style that made 'The Dark Knight' so great?
Enter 'Man of Steel.' What do we know about this film so far? Mostly that it will focus on the beginnings of a young Kal-El, struggles that he faces with who he is (and who he wants to become), and we will also be privy to some information about his home planet, Krypton.
This is definitely not the same kind of film that made 'The Dark Knight' so great, but WB President Jeff Robinov has something else in mind altogether -- something that might bring the studio 'Dark Knight' kind of cash.
Robinov told Entertainment Weekly that the new 'Man of Steel' film will set the tone "...for what the movies are going to be like going forward... to really introduce other characters into the same world."
TO INTRODUCE OTHER CHARACTERS INTO THE SAME WORLD!
Are you putting two and two together yet? 'Man of Steel' will be a jumping off point for other characters that will enter Superman's world. What kinds of characters? Maybe Wonder Woman, possibly some Gotham characters, and maybe some characters from Central City?
While Robinov affirmed outright that new characters would be stealing some of Superman's limelight, 'Man of Steel' screenwriter, David Goyer, wasn't so direct on the topic. Don't you hate it when studio presidents say things they aren't supposed to, David?
When asked about additional characters, Goyer had this to say: "I would love to tell you yes or no, but I think it’s going to be more exciting for people to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find."
Ah, spoken like a true fan. From Goyer's perspective, it will be an Easter egg hunt, for sure. Make sure to keep your "beady" eyes on the lookout for any characters that might pop up in future films during the debut of 'Man of Steel.' Speculations?
'Man of Steel' Spoilers Released! 0
This was going to be a unique twist on Superman from the start. But, we didn't realize how unique until just now. Kal-El isn't just from another planet in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' film. He's a whole different kind of being. A being that should have been bred instead of born.
David S. Goyer told Entertainment Weekly that the children of Kal-El's planet (Krypton) aren't the regular sort. These children were "...bred to be warriors or scientists or what-have-you, and there's a whole element in the movie about nature versus nurture," Goyer says.
It's obvious, now, why Kal-El is different. He is free to select where he wants to go with his life. His choices are his, and not the decisions of some whacked-out scientists from his home planet. In summation, Kal-El is an alien on his own planet, not just on Earth.
Director, Zack Snyder, also told ET that the film will not include Kryptonite.
Superman won't be immune to everything in 'Man Of Steel,' but kryptonite won't be the thing to challenge his powers. Instead, this film will be packed with "emotional kryptonite," Snyder stated. Can we expect to see a lot less action and a lot more crying scenes?
Not likely; but this will definitely be a side of Superman that you've never seen before -- a side that struggles with the question of nature vs. nurture. Is this a side of Superman we want to see?
It certainly adds a whole different dimension to the story, and to Kal-El's life. Expect to see a lot of the film focused on Krypton, Superman's early beginnings, and the emotions that make the (super) man.
New 'Man Of Steel' TV Trailer 0
You know it's going to rock. With Henry Cavill stepping into the Superman suit, how could 'Man Of Steel' not be completely amazing? We already knew that the latest Superman movie would focus more on Kal-El's own identity, but the newest TV trailer takes it one step further.
In the trailer, we see Superman asking himself all kinds of questions about his identity, where he comes from, and what his purpose is. The new film taps deep into Superman's psyche, and we might just discover a new thing or two about him.
So far, the 'Man of Steel' previews have been on the serious side, and the latest preview follows that theme. In stark contrast to a film like 'Iron Man 3,' the newest Superman film will include more mystery and less lightheartedness -- pretty deep stuff!
We also heard that there’s a new ‘Man of Steel’ movie trailer coming out soon. The ‘Man of Steel’ trailer #3 will feature more shots of Superman’s past (we might even see a young Clark Kent working various jobs in order to hide his identity), and a few more pictures of General Zod should be included. The music in the trailers is also said to be exclusive to the previews, and may not show up in the film.
In case you missed the preview, you can check out what I'm talking about below. The preview aired a couple of days ago, and it's still being widely talked about on comic book forums across the Internet. After watching the trailer, you'll understand why! Take a look.
Breaking ‘Justice League’ News! Don’t Miss This! 0
Warner Brothers is cooking up something really tasty. This weekend, “El Mayimbe” of Latino Review announced that Christopher Nolan has been visiting Warner Bros. property frequently with good purpose: Nolan will be the new “overseer” of all the company’s superhero properties. What does that mean?
Nolan will make sure that all superhero films go off without a hitch, are awesome, and will please true fans – just like he’s done for the upcoming ‘Man of Steel’ film. AND Nolan will take over the reigns of producer for the new ‘Justice League’ film! This is exciting news, but it’s not the only news that broke this weekend!
In a recent interview with Christian Bale, Empire Magazine quoted Bale as saying that he would consider playing the part of Batman again if Nolan came to him with a great script. Word on the street is that Nolan now has that great script.
Batman and Superman may ride again in the very near future. Rumor has it that the end of ‘Man of Steel’ may include Superman visiting Bruce Wayne and asking Wayne to join forces with the rest of the Justice League team. Yep, our minds are blown too! Warner Brothers hasn’t confirmed anything yet, but El Mayimbe is rarely mistaken!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: never, ever, ever, ever, leave a superhero film before those credits start to roll. These films always hold secrets that can only be seen by those who wait! When ‘Man of Steel’ hits theaters on June 13th, sit back, relax, and keep eating your popcorn well past the end credits. You never know what you might miss!!