Hey everyone, first up for today’s update is WB’s latest look at Man of Steel which looks fantastic, much like the other promotional materials released as of late. This one is a bit more villain focused and gives us a better look at the threat involved with the film, probably focusing more on the final act of the film. Doesn’t the scale of this film look incredible? It really does seem like a scenario worthy of Superman’s abilities, and this latest look at Zod and some of the other villains have gotten me quite a bit more excited.
It’s not as awe inspiring as the last trailer, but I think it’s the final piece in properly getting me pumped up for the film. At this point, the 20 + day wait is way too long. I never thought I’d be this excited for a Superman film, yet here I am, wishing the film would just be out tomorrow at this point.
Also released yesterday is the second trailer for The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman. The trailer features a lot of the same stuff as the first one, but there’s also more Jean Grey visions and a not so great first look at the Silver Samurai who looks mechanical? What? Kinda confused, maybe I don’t remember the Silver Samurai very well.
All in all, it is edited into something a bit more exciting and it looks like Wolverine looks pretty well and truly unleashed in this one, so that’s good. However, I’m just not feeling much excitement for this one at all. And considering it’s the last of the three comic book movies of the Summer, it’s got a lot to prove that it can hang around with the relative big boys. But I do think James Mangold is a solid director, and I would like to think that the producers and crew realized where they erred with X-Men Origins, but we’ll see.
Is it possible that Disney and co. are setting their sights on one of their first male leads for the new Star Wars trilogies beyond the original cast? Latino Review is reporting that Jonathan Rhys Meyers may be in talks to join the series. It might not be so crazy after all as the source cites his relationship with J.J. Abrams after having worked with him in Mission: Impossible III. I could see it, it’s not like Star Wars is known for casting big names, it’s more about the story, so it’s not like an A lister is required for the series.
One thing though is that Rhys Meyers has had his fair share of personal issues lately and he’s also on a TV show (Dracula on NBC) which may or may not interfere with his schedule. Who am I kidding? It’s on NBC, of course it’ll be canceled after one season. Still, possibly a rumor to keep an eye out on, though Latino Review seems to have gotten quite a bit wrong lately despite occasionally landing some really good tidbits.