Man of Steel, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek Into Darkness

A new poster for Man of Steel has debuted featuring a handcuffed Superman being led a platoon of soldiers. Obliviously Superman could bust right out of those, so this must be some kind of good faith effort.

Christopher Nolan has recently stated in an interview that Superman can’t be treated the same way that Batman was in his film trilogy. Superman is inherently different and not as grounded as Batman is, so he must be approached in a unique way. It’s clear that they want to create a film series like they did with Batman, but they won’t try to do anything that seems unnatural for the character. I guess that sounds like a good thing.

I recently came across the apparent leaked script that made its way around the internet a year ago. It was so far from the actual release date that the leaked script could have really ben anything. I suppose that’s why I didn’t pay much attention to it then. Since then several set pictures have also leaked and a teaser trailer has been released, so it feels like this might actually be the real deal. Here is the script, read at your own risk. I have to say that if this is the real thing than this movie is going to be amazing. Lots of character moments and lots of fighting. Exactly what you wanted.

The film opens June 14, 2013 and is directed by Zack Snyder, written by David S. Goyer and produced by Christopher Nolan. Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Antje Traue as Faora.

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The sequel to Amazing Spider-Man, which I’m going to call Amazing Spider-Man 2 may have its villains figured out. Dane DeHaan, who first broke out in Chronicle before appearing in Lawless and Lincoln, has been cast as Harry Osborn. The studio apparently changed directions from seeking a well built, athletic type to a dark and edgy type, which DeHaan seems to fit. It’s unclear what Harry Osborn’s role will be in the movie, but it wil undoubtably end in a fight between former friends. It is also believed that Jamie Foxx will be Electro, a Spider-Man villain who can, rightly enough, shoot electricity at people.

The two will join Shailene Woodley, who has also been cast as Mary Jane Watson, as the newest cast members of the franchise. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will return as Peter Parker and  Gwen Stacy, respectively. The movie is expected to begin production in February and will hit theaters May 2, 2014. It has been rumored that the franchise will follow “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” storyline that has shaped Spider-Man comics since 1973.

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Star Trek: Into Darkness is due in theaters on May 17, 2013 and still no one knows much about the movie. The first poster for the movie has now been released. It depicts the film’s mystery villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, surrounded by wanton destruction on Earth. It has been previously hypothesized that the film’s villain will be Khan. Karl Urban has mentioned that he will in fact be playing a man named Gary Mitchell, who only appeared in one episode of the original show.

Gary Mitchell is a crew member of the USS Enterprise during the show’s second pilot, known as “Where No Man Has Gone Before.” Mitchell is the lieutenant commander and navigator of the ship and good friend of Kirk. Mitchell ends up gaining immense ESP powers in an accident on a nearby planet and soon becomes violent and dangerous to the crew. Kirk attempts to maroon Mitchell on an uninhabited planet in order to save the ship, but instead is force to kill his friend.

Here is the updated synopsis, straight from Paramount.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

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