It’s been kind of quiet on the Superman front lately, what with DC stablemate Batman grabbing all the attention. Not wanting to neglect their other cash cow, Warner Bros has revealed that they’ve got something pretty cool in store for attendees of the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) this weekend. It’ll probably be a teaser trailer or even a sizzle reel of footage from “Man Of Steel”.
Yesterday, director Zack Snyder was at the Art Center of College of Design in Los Angeles to give a talk about his career. He also provided this nugget about the casting of Superman:
“We had about 500 guys initially. We did this massive auditioning madness. It got down to the usual suspects in a pretty quick order. Henry Cavill was actually the first one we physically tested on film. We actually tested him in the Christopher Reeve Superman suit. And that was a big deal. That’s a hard suit to pull off. Trust me. If you’re just standing there in that suit, it’s dodgy. It felt like we just bought it a costume shop. Plus, there’s no mask. I’ve been around a few superhero costumes, and it’s weird because when you’re in the Superman costume it’s just you from the neck up. And somebody just combed your hair. But Henry came out of the trailer when we were shooting a test and everybody thought Okay, that’s Superman. He was awesome and did a great job.”
Also on the project is composer Hans Zimmer, who just completed work on “The Dark Knight Rises” score (Electroshadow has heard it in full and it is awesome). His attention will now turn to Snyder’s film. He spoke about taking over from John Williams’ iconic music and his feelings on that:
“I don’t feel confident at all. I never feel confident. But, a little bit of fear has gone a long way to being inspiring in the past. John Williams is the master and I am not even going to try and go in that direction. I’ll try my best not to embarrass myself and my colleagues on the film. I’m definitely going to have a go! In a funny way, it’s exactly because Superman is such an opposite character to Batman that I am welcoming the opportunity to do the music.”
“Man Of Steel” also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff. It premieres 14 June 2013.