Superman flies back into theaters on June 14, but select fans can get the ultimate bragging rights over their friends by seeing the new reboot “Man of Steel” a day early.
More than 3,700 Walmart stores, including branches in Quincy, Lynn, Framingham, and Salem, will be selling tickets to the nationwide advanced screening starting this Friday, May 18, at 8 a.m. The screening will take place Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be limited to four per customer.
Each store will be selling tickets to a different theater, but participating venues include Regal Fenway Stadium 13, Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere, and Liberty Tree Mall 20 in Danvers. Check the full list for participating stores and corresponding theaters.
Man Of Steel aims to bring a new Superman to the big screen. But which comic books, artists and writers influenced it? James takes a look…
With the new Superman movie Man Of Steel barely a month from release, early interviews with the movie’s cast and crew are beginning to filter out. But in amongst the usual wearying discussions about the lead character’s perceived lack of relevance and how ‘dark’ the movie will be, one question has continually bubbled up: what specific comic books and creators have informed this latest incarnation of Superman?
Composer Hans Zimmer helmed the score for the upcoming Superman film Man of Steel, and the movie’s heartfelt approach to the almost-invincible superhero called for an appropriately optimistic yet yearning soundtrack. On “DNA,” Zimmer reached into Superman’s human identity and Kansas upbringing for a tense, frantic track that captures the glory of Middle America.
Henry Cavill’s real life tale from school boy to leading actor as Superman in Man Of Steel, is a story that even Hollywood couldn’t create.
The British star will soon be seen in cinemas alongside his on-screen father Russell Crowe, who plays Jor-El, after previously missing out on roles as Edward Cullen in Twilight and the coveted part of James Bond.
Although the pair have spent several months together filming the summer blockbuster, Henry, 29, revealed he met Crowe, 49, back when he was in still in high school.
Haunting. Driving. Ethereal. Magnificent. Composer Hans Zimmer has some of the biggest possible shoes to fill when it comes to Man of Steel. After all, he’ll be composing a score that automatically – and perhaps unfairly – will be compared to John Williams’ soundtrack for the Richard Donner Superman films … which might be one of the most recognizable pieces of film composition in Hollywood history.
But the above clip of samples from the upcoming Man of Steel score give us a good hint at what Zimmer has concocted for Zack Snyder’s wildly anticipated Superman reboot.
Earlier, the complete track listing for the Man of Steel soundtrack was shared via Film Music Reporter. It’s a bit spoilery, so avoid if you don’t want details on scenes from Snyder’s film. We if you want, you might be able to listen to Zimmer’s tracks (or snippets of the tracks) and try to figure out which scenes they mesh with based on tone and tempo.
No one plays imposing and unsettling quite like Michael Shannon. The looming 6’4″ actor, best known for his characters in Revolutionary Road — for which he was nominated for an Oscar — Take Shelter, and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, commands attention in every scene he’s ever done, wielding a hollowed-out stare that can even shake audiences seated in the last row of the theater. There’s always a hint of menace behind those unblinking eyes, the potential for something wild and dangerous — even when his character’s intentions are pure.
In The Iceman, which opens in theaters on May 3, Shannon plays a man whose intentions are most definitely not pure. Richard Kuklinski was an infamous mob killer who admitted to more than 100 murders after he was finally captured in 1986. At home, in a leafy New Jersey suburb, he’s the loving husband to Winona Ryder’s willfully naive wife and doting father to their two daughters. But when he goes to work, he’s the grim reaper, dispatching victims with extreme prejudice.
In a way, playing a cold-blooded murderer is just a prelude for what’s next. In Man of Steel, the ginormous Superman reboot that flies into thousands of theaters on June 14, Shannon plays General Zod, the hero’s Krypton-born arch-enemy. It’s by far the biggest movie he’s ever appeared in, and millions of boys and girls will get their first glimpse of that powerful glare, pure, delightful kryptonite to their young moviegoing hearts.
With Twitter blowing up over the third Man of Steel trailer, it’s comforting to know that even those who have spent a great deal of time in the company of the Last Son of Krypton aren’t yet jaded. Enter Kristen Kreuk, who played Lana Lang on the long-running CW drama Smallville–who says she thinks the movie could be great.