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December 11, 2012
Behold! The Man of Steel trailer #2
— Posted by Elliot Hopper
I assume that this is what will be attached to The Hobbit once it comes out this Friday. In a word, wow. I love the look, I love the feel that is being presented here from the Snyder/Nolan combo camp. (Whatever you want to call it.) The “wow” might be hyperbole for some but, for me, I come from the side that loved what Nolan did with the Batman universe and now we have his subtle hand in the restructuring of Superman and where he fits.
I have to assume that there is a plan as D.C. inches closer and closer to a potential Justice League movie. I want consistency. With the Batman franchise, or Nolan’s saga of Bruce Wayne being over (or not), it’s another question of where DC goes on from here in respect to how things are presented. However before all that even happens, first we have to see what happens to the ‘Man of Steel’ when it finally lands in 2013.
I think the trailer might be polarizing for some. Some might say we already had this with Singer’s Superman Returns, with the ‘realistic’ tone. Some might enjoy that aspect as it’s a more grounded Superman lore, and it plays to the nature of “Where does Superman fit in today’s society?”; as well as if he could fit and do we accept him. That’s both an idea of sensibility and reality. Then some might want more of what The Avengers did, a more ‘comic book’ approach, where a foreign enemy appears and Superman who is loved by all just goes in and takes care of business. I would say the latter is the easiest approach, big box office draw and you’re set with sequels to come. My vision of this film is one thing and it’s also just one man’s opinion. All I know is this trailer gets me excited. I figured after Suckerpunch, Snyder was going to be ‘make or break’ in respect to his next film. It was a curious thought to me that perhaps he’s at his best when he’s just directing versus him being a director plus being responsible for the source material (aka Suckerpunch). All the marketing thus far for Man of Steel has without a doubt been – purposeful. The poster with Superman in handcuffs, this relatively shock and awe trailer in respect to what it’s presenting. It’s all trying to get the audience ready saying “this isn’t going to be your normal Superman movie.”
If you’ve made it through my babble here, let us know your thoughts below! Does this get you excited? Did you have enough with Nolan’s Batman? Are they finally doing something actually worthwhile with Superman? Etc.
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