Screenwriter/fan Damon Lindelof got the opportunity to voice his opinion on "Man of Steel," the film that's currently dividing the fan nation. Lindelof's no stranger to rabid fanbases, high expectations and big time reboots. He was one of the main voices behind ABC's "Lost" and helped pen "Prometheus" and "Star Trek Into Darkness," and is a self-proclaimed huge comic book fan.
While walking the red carpet for "World War Z," which he also has a writing credit on, Lindelof revealed which side of the great debate he has come down on.
"I thought it was fantastic. I think that [director] Zack [Snyder] did an amazing job of essentially rebirthing the myth." Check out the clip below for Lindelof's full thoughts, including his take on the super controversy.
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We already know that "Man of Steel" is getting a sequel. That was already a done deal before the first one went on to break records. But what will the film be about? And if the film really is coming out next year, like one rumor insisted, they'll need to figure that out as soon as possible!
Thankfully, screenwriter David Goyer left a few dangling plot points in the final script should a sequel desire to tie them up. Goyer revealed one such Easter egg to Ain't It Cool News recently, and it's a doozy. While Goyer's response isn't spoilery, the question that prompts his answer is. Thusly, we have hidden it after the jump.
With that in mind, we've put together a list of Superman's greatest hits, designed to either keep your Super enthusiasm high after seeing "Man of Steel," or reaffirm your faith in case the film shook it up a little.
"For The Man Who Has Everything," "Superman Annual" #11 (1985)
Writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons unleashed this Superman team-up story just a year shy of creating "Watchmen," and it has aged just as well as that other work. Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman pay a visit to the Fortress of Solitude to celebrate Superman's birthday, only to discover that he's been taken under mental control by the evil tyrant Mongul. While Kal-El's super friends try to rescue him, we get to see inside Superman's mind as he lives out what his life would have been like had he never left Krypton.
Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Of particular note this week: Cloak and Dagger make an entrance in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #24; the trek to "Infinity" begins in Avengers #14; and the Dark Knight teams up with Batgirl in Batman and Batgirl #21.
If you're going to San Diego Comic-Con this year and want to celebrate your "Man of Steel" fandom with something extravagant, MTV Geek's got just the thing for you! Our sister site's announced that a variant Superman Icon statue will be available exclusively at this year's convention. Featuring a dark take on Kal-El, the statue can be seen in all its glory (along with some other awesome exclusive DC collectibles) in the video below.
Fans eagerly awaiting a "Justice League" adaptation will be pleased to know that they don't have to wait anymore! That is, if your definition of "Justice League" adaptation is broad enough to include an animated commercial for Target. No, it's not the big screen, live action adaptation fans have been waiting decades for, but it is nice to see the wide world of DC heroes getting some attention in the wake of "Man of Steel's" colossal success. And if rumors are true, a live-action "Justice League" could hit theaters as soon as 2015.
Until then, we'll just have to make do with this Target commercial, which unites the Justice League's New 52 lineup (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg) in their New 52 uniforms (so many seams!) for one cause: save Alex's birthday! It's a fun spot, one that raises the question, "Where do heroes keep their wallet?"
As anticipated, Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" soared high above the box office this weekend with a record-breaking $125 million debut, not including the additional $71.6 million grossed overseas. This, of course, makes "Man of Steel" the highest grossing film ever to be released in June, with the 18th highest opening weekend ticket sales of all time.
Superman has always been one of the most recognizable, and widely celebrated, American superheroes. Since his first appearance in 1938, the Last Son of Krypton has been featured in a countless number of comic books, video games, movies, and TV series. Since we've already discussed 'Smallville,' this week's edition of Comics on TV will focus on a different Superman series: "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."
Comic book movies have always been a hot button issue with fans, but opinions are split down the middle when it comes to "Man of Steel." It's not surprising when you consider how important Superman is to so many comic book pros. Superman's been in comics, movies, and television shows since the early 1950s, meaning that generations upon generations have grown up with this character.
But now the film has a 56% on Rotten Tomatoes - the site that measures critics' reviews - and an A- on Cinema Score - which measures moviegoers opinions. People are divided, especially those in the comic book community.
Mark Waid, one of the most prominent and passionate Superman fans working in comics, kicked off a weekend of debate with this Tweet on Thursday night:
That thunder you heard at around 9:15 EST was the sound of my heart breaking in two.
After breaking box office records, a "Man of Steel" sequel is guaranteed. In fact, one's already in development, which means that Warner Bros. must have felt pretty confident in the film prior to its release. But surely a sequel isn't in the picture for a few years -- oh wait. The Wall Street Journal casually mentioned a 2014 release date? Say whaaaaat?!
"Warner is already in development on a sequel to "Man of Steel" and is expected to fast track that for release as soon as 2014, said knowledgeable people close to the studio," the WSJ reports. "In addition, it has long been developing a 'Justice League' team-up movie featuring characters such as the Flash and Wonder Woman that could come out as soon as 2015."
Can we finally stop associating Superman with being lame? It looks like the general public has finally caught on to what Super-fans have known for years: the man of steel is cool. And also bankable, it seems, as the hero's latest film outing broke all sorts of records in its debut weekend, scoring an unbelievable $125.1 million during it's opening weekend (including it's phenomenal late Thursday haul).
This comes as great news for Warner Bros. and DC Comics, who undoubtedly faced quite a daunting task with this film. With the highly profitable "Dark Knight" franchise over and their competitors over at Marvel on a hot streak, "Man of Steel" needed to be a hit. Now after scoring the biggest June opening of all time, it looks like Warner Bros.' wish has come true.
Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.