With a year to go before the release of Man Of Steel, publicity for the new Superman reboot is about to gear up. A trailer for the highly anticipated film has been given a ”G” rating by Alberta Film Ratings and it has a running time of 1 minute and 27 seconds. The trailer is expected to be premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con and then attached to ”The Dark Knight Rises” which is released next week.
Director Zack Snyder gave a talk at the Art Center of College of Design in Los Angeles yesterday and gave a small insight into the pre-production of Man Of Steel;
We had about 500 guys initially. We did this massive auditioning madness. It got down to the usual suspects in a pretty quick order. Henry Cavill was actually the first one we physically tested on film. We actually tested him in the Christopher Reeve Superman suit. And that was a big deal. That’s a hard suit to pull off. Trust me. If you’re just standing there in that suit, it’s dodgy. It felt like we just bought it a costume shop. Plus, there’s no mask. I’ve been around a few superhero costumes, and it’s weird because when you’re in the Superman costume it’s just you from the neck up. And somebody just combed your hair. But Henry came out of the trailer when we were shooting a test and everybody thought Okay, that’s Superman. He was awesome and did a great job.
The other bit of news regarding the film is that Batman composer Hans Zimmer is working on the soundtrack having just finished ”The Dark Knight Rises.” He said he doesn’t feel confident about topping the iconic John Williams score but very much welcomes the opportunity;
I don’t feel confident at all. I never feel confident. But, a little bit of fear has gone a long way to being inspiring in the past. John Williams is the master and I am not even going to try and go in that direction. I’ll try my best not to embarrass myself and my colleagues on the film. I’m definitely going to have a go! In a funny way, it’s exactly because Superman is such an opposite character to Batman that I am welcoming the opportunity to do the music.
Zimmer has a huge task on his hands, clearly. Williams’ main Superman theme is perhaps the most iconic signature tune in film history and the whole soundtrack is a daunting prospect to try and top. In fact the last first teaser trailer for a Superman movie, the incredible early ad for “Superman Returns” featured Williams’ score heavily and just shows you how big a challenge Zimmer is taking on.
Man Of Steel is scheduled for release June 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff.
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