MAN OF STEEL
A new clip from Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” hit on the Ellen Show this week, featuring Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White in an editorial confrontation at the Daily Planet.
Comic Book Movie has posted an interview with Zack Snyder from Movie Magic magazine, where the director spoke about his trepidation of taking on Superman.
“Well, I’m a big fan of the character, too, and at first I was really skeptical. Even before meeting Chris Nolan and talking about this version of the movie and what we could do, there was a time a few years before, before ‘Watchmen,’ where we talked about whether or not there was a Superman movie we could do,” Snyder told Movie Magic. “I was in a different sort of mindset. ‘Watchmen’ and [the] Doctor Manhattan [character] is as close to Superman as I felt like I was going to get. But in doing that movie, the why of superheroes, which is so carefully dissected in that film, made me in a weird way love the mythology and wanted me to support the mythology rather than dissect it. I loved dissecting it in Watchmen, because that’s what it was about, but then when we came to Superman, it was almost like you’ve got to know the rules before you can break them. I had broken the rules, and suddenly we had this character and I wanted to get to the why of this mythology and respect it and understand it. All of my films have been slightly ironic, from ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ and even ‘300.’ There’s a visual irony or irony in every story. The biggest irony of Superman is that it’s not ironic at all. It’s the most realistic movie I’ve made; the most emotionally and physically realistic movie I’ve made, which I think is fun.”
Opens July 14
It looks like Vertigo Comics’ “Fables” is back in development for a film adaptation. Bill Willingham’s ongoing series was announced as under development by producers David Heyman (“Harry Potter”) and Jeffrey Clifford with a script by Jeremy Slater (who did some work on the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot). This isn’t the first time “Fables” has been up for some kind of on-screen adaptation — Warner Bros. attempted to develop a film with the Jim Henson Company based on the property in 2004, and in 2008, it was under consideration for a television series at ABC. Nikolaj Arcel is attached to direct.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
It’s possible that Hugh Jackman may be finished portraying Wolverine following “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed he was already skeptical of returning to the character following “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
“I wasn’t even sure after the first film if I would do another,” Jackman told EW. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.”
Jackman will reprise the character both in “Days of Future Past” next year and in next month’s “The Wolverine.”
Opens July 18, 2014
THE LONE RANGER
Yahoo! Movies has posted a featurette for “The Lone Ranger” titled “Spirit Platform,” which takes a behind-the-scenes look at Armie Hammer’s scene on the tall structure.
Opens July 3
GAME OF THRONES
The previous episode of “Game of Thrones” has all viewers up in arms. If you don’t want spoilers, don’t watch this behind-the-scenes look at the episode. If you have seen the episode, the featurette is really interesting.
Airs Sundays on HBO
JOSS WHEDON ON EVERYTHING
The Daily Beast has an interview with Joss Whedon about pretty much everything — from “The Avengers” and “Much Ado About Nothing” to his views on the lack of female superheroes in film.
“Toymakers will tell you they won’t sell enough, and movie people will point to the two terrible superheroine movies that were made and say, You see? It can’t be done. It’s stupid, and I’m hoping ‘The Hunger Games’ will lead to a paradigm shift. It’s frustrating to me that I don’t see anybody developing one of these movies. It actually pisses me off. My daughter watched ‘The Avengers’ and was like, ‘My favorite characters were the Black Widow and Maria Hill,’ and I thought, ‘Yeah, of course they were.’ I read a beautiful thing Junot Diaz wrote: ‘If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.'”