MMM Podcast #118: Superman Blows Away CinemaCon!

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Day Two of CinemaCon brought exactly what we were hoping for with a brand new trailer for Man of Steel during Warner Bros.’ presentation of its upcoming slate of films for 2013. You’ve all seen the trailer by now; it’s just a matter of how many times you’ve replayed it. We had to run through it as soon as we got out of the presentation and you can hear Josh’s and my reaction to it in this edition of the Modern Myth Media Podcast. We also cover some of the other films Warner Bros. previewed, including Pacific Rim. Please share in our excitement for Superman’s triumphant return to the big screen and download the show below!

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‘Man of Steel’ Trailer Premieres at CinemaCon!

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The highly-anticipated third trailer for Man of Steel finally debuted at CinemaCon moments before being made available online. This new footage brings back all of the emotion of the previous trailers while showing the massive action sequences fans have been clamoring for since that other Superman movie in 2006. View trailer #3 in its entirety below and watch Superman finally punch something!

Oh, and stay tuned for a Modern Myth Media Podcast tonight!

MMM Podcast #117: Star Trek Takes CinemaCon Into Darkness

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The party rages on here at night one of CinemaCon in Las Vegas, but two very dedicated Gentlemen have stepped aside to podcast about the evening’s events. Tonight was all about Paramount Pictures with footage shown from Stark Trek Into DarknessWorld War Z, and a screening of Pain & Gain in its entirety. In total, 18 minutes of Trek footage was shown, much to the delight of all in attendance. This quaint episode features our reaction to what we saw.

Download the show HERE and keep checking back for more updates as the convention continues!

Interstellar Goes IMAX

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During the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon tonight, IMAX President Greg Foster announced the company’s next partnership with director Christopher Nolan. The famed director of the Dark Knight trilogy will be using IMAX cameras for a “material portion” of his next film, Interstellar. Foster credited Nolan for introducing feature films to the IMAX format in 2008 with The Dark Knight, only to expand that effort in The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan has been a key factor in the remarkable growth the company has experienced in the last five years with the number of IMAX screens more than tripling worldwide since The Dark Knight.

Interstellar will be in theaters and IMAX starting November 7, 2014.

General Zod Speaks in ‘Man of Steel’ Viral Video!

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The recent Man of Steel viral countdown has not culminated in a new trailer, but we have received a rather menacing message from General Zod.

There is a new countdown at iwillfindhim.com that will likely result in the release of the film’s third trailer, as it appears to be aligned with Warner Bros.’ panel presentation on Tuesday, April 16, at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

MMM Podcast #116: Debating the Most Important Superhero Movies Ever Made

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Last week, I wrote an article for What Culture! listing the 5 Most Important Superhero Movies of all-time. Soon after, a debate erupted on Twitter between myself and my good friend, Mark Hughes, regarding which films should be on the list and in what order. I invited Mark back on the show so that we could hash this out in greater detail. We also followed up on Mark’s previous appearance on the show now that the deal that would have brought Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale back for a Justice League movie is completely off the table.

Download the show HERE and don’t forget to checkout Mark’s blog over at Forbes.

Man of Steel Viral Campaign Re-Launches!

MAN-OF-STEEL-e1365755036183-500x265The complaints about “radio silence” for the Man of Steel marketing department were silenced this week. There have been new interviews and promotional materials and images being released almost every day. There’s no denying the marketing campaign is gearing up for its big push. Yesterday, the ManOfSteel.com website received an upgrade in the form of static. Thanks to some tech savvy individuals, it appears that the static has a hidden countdown that will expire Sunday, April 14th at 5PM PST. More than likely this will lead to the online release of the new trailer.

This morning, our good friends at the Deep Space Radio Wave Project re-launched a similar viral campaign that we saw in December which lead to the release of the previous trailer. So far, the first part of the message that has been decoded has revealed the word “You.” The most popular prediction I’ve heard so far for the finished message is of course “You Will All Kneel.” I suppose we will see what happens! Rest assured that if the trailer drops sometime this weekend, you can expect a reaction podcast from the Gentlemen. Stay tuned! Here are some images from the site:

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‘Dark Knight’ Trilogy Closes One Door, ‘Man of Steel’ Opens a New One

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More details have emerged from Entertainment Weekly‘s cover story on Man of Steel. While internet scuttlebutt over the past week couple weeks has said the previously alleged deal bringing back Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale for Justice League was in trouble, quotes from Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov and screenwriter David S. Goyer seem to confirm the deal is completely off the table.

When asked if there was any truth to the rumor of Nolan producing Justice League, Robinov told EW, “No, no it’s not.” He later continued, ”[Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.” Goyer echoed the same sentiment, though his emphasis on the past tense is something fans will cling to for hope. When asked if the Dark Knight trilogy stands alone, Goyer said, “They do. Or they did. Where we go in the future is a whole other conversation.”

While one JL plan is in doubt, Robinov provided a ray of hope, telling EW, “We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making.” According to Robinov, Man of Steel is, “setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, it’s definitely a first step.” Just don’t expect any blatant references to the future with Goyer explaining, “I would love to tell you yes or no, but I think it’s going to be more exciting for you to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find.”

So there we have it, Man of Steel, if it is as successful as many believe it will be, could very well be the beginning of a DC cinematic universe. We’ve heard chatter like this from Robinov before, though, so let’s see what happens after Superman’s return to theaters completes what will hopefully be a BIG opening weekend.

The 5 Most Important Superhero Movies

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In addition to running Modern Myth Media as its founder and editor-in-chief, I’ve now become a contributor for What Culture! and my first article has already been published. For my WC debut, I’ve ranked the 5 most important movies ever made in the history of superhero cinema. Click HERE to view the full list!

MMM associate editor Josh Costella also contributes to What Culture! and his latest piece, ranking the 10 Batman props you wish you owned, can be read HERE.

 

‘Man of Steel’ Graces EW Cover

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Entertainment Weekly has released the cover to its Summer Preview issue and Superman, as played by Henry Cavill, is front and center. Director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” is the cover story and EW has already posted a few highlights from the article. Snyder spoiled the fact that the film is Kryptonite-free and will showcase Superman’s emotional frailties that hamper him despite his advanced physical capabilities. For more, hit the link above.

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From Batman to Superman to the Avengers and Beyond! Our Heroes. Our Mythology.