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‘Man of Steel’ trailer: Darker Superman on tap?

- December 11th, 2012

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When Man of Steel hits theatres next summer, it looks like we’ll get yet another origin story for Superman.

But as an earlier teaser hinted at, director Zack Snyder’s take on Krypton’s favourite son appears to be going the same route as Christopher Nolan’s just-completed Batman trilogy – heavy on the brooding, dark on the cinematography, stylish on the action.

The trailer for Man of Steel will play before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when it opens on Dec. 14. But before its big screen debut, fans online get the first taste.

The redo doesn’t look like a complete overhaul, but it appears there will be conflict between Clark Kent and his dad after the youngster saves his classmate’s life.

“What was I supposed to do? Just let him die?” Clark asks.

“Maybe,” his dad, played by Kevin Costner, replies.

An oft-bearded Henry Cavill stars as Superman (not to worry, he’s clean cut by the time he dons the cape). Costner and Diane Lane play his adopted parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent; Russell Crowe plays Superman’s real father, Jor-El; Michael Shannon is the villainous General Zod and Amy Adams stars as Lois Lane. We also get glimpses of Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Christopher Meloni.

In the trailer we see plenty of flying action from Supes, then some brooding and then some buildings blow up. Snyder has already stated that the film will tie into a planned Justice League team-up in 2015.

By the end, Superman is in handcuffs and in a voice over (presumably addressing Lois Lane) he says, “My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they would reject me. He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?”

Watch the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments.

Man of Steel will be released June 14, 2013.

New trailer for Johnny Depp’s ‘Lone Ranger’

- December 11th, 2012

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The first full-length trailer for The Lone Ranger has arrived, with Johnny Depp starring as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the masked hero.

Following on a teaser spot released in October, the new ad gives us some more insight into the pair’s swashbuckling adventure. Left for dead at the top of a very high cliff, John Reid (Hammer) joins forces with Tonto to dish out a can of whoop ass on a whole assortment of baddies.

Depp’s Tonto talks to horses, and it appears there will be plenty of fish-out-water humour. The action looks pretty decent too.

The big-budget movie has a lot riding on it (especially since Depp’s last theatrical outing, Dark Shadows, was a flop), and Disney goes to lengths to remind viewers that the film is coming to us courtesy of the same team that made Pirates of the Caribbean.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times last year, director Gore Verbinski, who has made four other films with Depp, said, “The only version of The Lone Ranger I’m interested in doing is Don Quixote told from Sancho Panza’s point of view.”

Tom Wilkinson (The Green Hornet) will play the main villain, and Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, William Fichtner and Ruth Wilson also star.

The Lone Ranger will hit theaters on July 3, 2013.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.