There are 23 days to go as we continue counting down to the release of Man of Steel and there’s plenty of excitement to be had. Superman merchandise is hitting shelves and tickets are now on sale as fans patiently await their chance to finally see the film.
UPDATE: NEW TRAILER
A new trailer hit the web just hours after this column posted on Tuesday. This time the focus is squarely on General Zod's Kryptonian invasion of Earth. The world does not yet know Superman well enough to wish to protect him as he would protect them. Faora speaks that they will kill a million for every one that he saves. Plus we get a ton of action shots and a few more sneak peaks at what heat vision will look like. Watch it below.
Superman fan Greg Brewer put together this fantastic video featuring clips from the Man of Steel trailers and TV Spots as well as Superman I and II and TV’s Smallville. Take a look.
As of today, you can preorder your tickets for June 14 and be among the first to see the film. Order with Fandango.com by Sunday, June 23 and get a free song from Hans Zimmer's score for download.
A new video has hit the Internet that takes us behind the scenes of Man of Steel. Watch for new footage from the film and interviews with the cast and crew.
A Man of Steel prequel digital comic book is available for free with purchase of advanced tickets at Wal-Mart. The story is by screenwriter David S. Goyer, director Zack Snyder and superstar comic writer Geoff Johns with art by Jerry Ordway, who wrote and drew Superman for years. The plot explains how the large Kryptonian ship from the trailers arrived on Earth years before Kal-El did, and stars Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, as well as the villain Dev-Em. Another interesting tidbit was a mention of the planet Thanagar, which is the homeworld of fellow Justice League heroes Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
How Does Superman Shave?
While it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the side promotions associated with Man of Steel worldwide, this one is particularly amusing. Gillette Shaving Razors asks the question, “How does Superman shave?”
On the website, director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Bill Bye the Science Guy, and Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters) will be posting their theories. Fans will be able to vote which one is their favorite.
"The idea is to bring the brand to life in new ways," said Elliott Wilke, Gillette's North American brand manager. "We are definitely the best a man can get, but the best Superman can get? We wanted to hear from the superfans."
Clark Kent is typically the cleanest of clean-shaven guys, but an early trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel showed him with various degrees of facial hair, including a bushy lumberjack beard, and then reemerging with a smooth face. One of Gillette's ad agencies, Concept One, spotted that snippet and alerted Gillette, which in turn got in touch with Warner Bros., Mr. Wilke said. (Source New York Times)
Damon Lindelof on Man of Steel and Justice League
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Star Trek Into Darkness screenwriter Damon Lindelof to talk about his new film. During the interview, he was asked about potentially writing Justice League.
THR: If Warner Bros. called and asked you to help solve their Justice League problem, would you take that call?
Lindelof: The Justice League problem? I think a lot of that depends on Man of Steel. The Justice League problem is not a problem of, who is the bad guy that Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, Superman, whoever you decide to pit them against. The problem is: what's the tone of that movie? They've been struggling with launching their own tone. The tone of Green Lantern is very different from the tone of The Dark Knight. They clearly inhabit two entirely different worlds. You want to feel like someone is establishing a world where the Justice League can exist, maybe Man of Steel is that movie. If Man of Steel works, and it's great, I think it starts to make sense where Paradise Island is in that world. Because that's an entirely different world than the one Christopher Nolan introduced.
How will you be seeing Man of Steel? 2D? 3D? IMAX? All of the above?