Film composer Hans Zimmer participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" on Tuesday in which he discussed numerous topics including digital audio gear, favorite works of his own, musical heroes like Kraftwerk, the challenges of working as a composer in Hollywood, and of course his music for the new Superman film Man of Steel. One of Christopher Nolan's key collaborators on the celebrated Dark Knight trilogy of Batman films, Zimmer said viewers/listeners can "Expect hope" from his Man of Steel score. "Hope and not cynicism. The opposite of The Dark Knight."
In celebration of this week's release of Man Of Steel, ComicsAlliance is giving away a free copy of The Superman Motion Picture Anthology Blu-Ray box set. This 8-disc set includes all four Superman films starring Christopher Reeve as Superman, plus the 2006 movie Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Brandon Routh.
Repeating the formula from its highly bloggable Batman: The Animated Series Rises video, The Hub has enlisted the original voice cast of Superman: The Animated Series to help recreate the Man of Steel theatrical trailer almost shot for shot using clips from the classic cartoon.
Evidently satisfied with advanced reviews and very favorable box office tracking, Warner Bros. have reportedly pulled the trigger on the sequel to Man of Steel before the movie even opens in the US this weekend.
Researched and designed by Kate Willaert at the behest of HalloweenCostues.com, what follows is perhaps the most comprehensive cataloguing of the Superman emblem variations that we've ever seen, and certainly the best Photoshopped.
Get a look at Lego Asgard and more in today's Link Ink.
Between Injustice: Gods Among Us and Justice League: Earth's Final Defense, fans have had no shortage of video game brawlers starring Superman of late. With the release of Man of Steel on June 14, though, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Phosphor Games Studio have announced they'll loose a specifically movie-flavored option for fans on iOS and Android, plus Google Play and the Amazon Appstore the same day for roughly $3-5 depending on the device.
At this point, do you really need another Man of Steel trailer to lure you into theaters next weekend? Probably not - but you're probably not going to complain about seeing yet another epic trailer for director Zack Snyder's big-budget take on the Superman legend, either.
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