Nov. 08, 2013 | 4:47 p.m.
“Man of Steel” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, and Warner Bros. is ramping up the hype with a live fan event Saturday. Director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent) and Amy Adams (Lois Lane) will talk about the film and the franchise’s future as well as take questions from fans in the streaming online event, to be held at 9 a.m. PST on Yahoo Movies. Kevin Smith will host, and fans can upload video questions to this site or submit their questions using Twitter, with tweets to @ManofSteelMovie using #AskManofSteel. The event will also include a clip featuring a discussion between Snyder and actor Michael Shannon (General Zod) about the making of the film. The fan event comes in time for Tuesday’s home video release of the Superman film. Hero Complex readers get a sneak peek at one […]
June 10, 2013 | 1:13 p.m.
Superman fans can watch live as Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and more “Man of Steel” stars walk the red carpet for the film’s premiere today at 3 p.m. PDT (6 p.m. EDT). “Man of Steel,” set to open in theaters Friday, stars Cavill as the comic book hero. Adams plays Lois Lane, the plucky Daily Planet reporter and love interest for Clark Kent. Also expected to attend the premiere at New York City’s Alice Tully Hall are Michael Shannon, who plays the villainous General Zod; Kevin Costner, who plays Superman’s adoptive father, Jonathan Kent; Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer, who play Superman’s biological father Jor-El and mother Lara Lor-Van, respectively; Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet editor Perry White; and Antje Traue as Kryptonian warrior Faora-Ul. The film’s director, Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”), is also to be in attendance, along with […]
April 22, 2011 | 12:10 p.m.
Look, up in the sky … yes, that’s right, Hollywood is again returning to Metropolis to chronicle the adventures of the most famous super-hero of them all, Superman. We’ve put together a photo gallery with the filmmakers, cast, executives and interested bystanders in this project that promises to be one of the most-anticipated films of 2012. Click on the gallery’s “VIEW CAPTIONS” option to read the inside scoop on each of the players. The big question for everyone: Will the character created during the Roosevelt administration still fly with contemporary audiences? — Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED Eastwood: I was offered Superman role in ’70s Snyder: My favorite Superman artist is… Grant Morrison on the socialist Superman Morrison to Hollywood: Make Superman a “brawler” Look, up in the sky it’s … Henry Cavill Synder: Superman is a tough one to crack U.K. actors now play Superman, Batman, […]
March 30, 2011 | 10:01 a.m.
Amy Kaufman checks in from CinemaCon … Amy Adams just found out on Sunday that she will portray Lois Lane in the Warner Bros. revival of Superman but she’s already thought a lot about the heritage of the role — the character was created back in 1938 and, like Rosalind Russell’s equally spirited female reporter in “His Girl Friday,” Lane represented a FDR-era woman who thrived in a “man’s world” while holding on to a strong sense of self and her own definitions of femininity. “I think the role of women in society constantly changes,” Adams said in Las Vegas where she was attending CinemaCon. “And what I love about Lois Lane is that she’s been very consistently strong, successful, independent. I’m very attracted to that. It was a time when women were really — I don’t want to make some grand statement […]
March 27, 2011 | 10:53 a.m.
EXCLUSIVE This just in — three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams will play journalist Lois Lane in Hollywood’s revival of “Superman.” The 36-year-old star got the news on Sunday from director Zack Snyder, who phoned her from Paris, where he was promoting his just-opened film, “Sucker Punch.” There had been a crush of Hollywood interest in the lead female role in the Warner Bros. project but Snyder said that after meeting with Adams, she was the clear choice to take on a character that dates back to 1938 and has long represented the strong, professional woman who can hold her own against any man — even if he can leap tall buildings in a single bound. “There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had […]