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MAN OF STEEL cuffed with steel? You'll Believe A Man Can Make Bail

Published at: Dec. 3, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here...  with a helluva moody evocative poster of SUPERMAN bound.  Surrounded by military personel, being escorted in their clutches in handcuffs of some kind...  our last son of Krypton looks like he got pinched whilst trying to make off with Fort Knox... but who knows what SUPERMAN did to get arrested.   And I think that's a fine subject for this talkback.   What did SUPERMAN do that got him arrested?   The next trailer comes attached to THE HOBBIT - but mostly I'm wildly curious to discover more about Snyder's run at the MAN OF STEEL.   Somehow, I think those cuffs aren't going to work out so well.   How about you?

 

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  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Wow...am I first???

    by Jim

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Obviously...

    by TripEllex

    ...he took a super shit on President Luthor's desk.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I'm actually quite excited...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...we'll see. Great image.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Foist!

    by TripEllex

    Yes, I said Foist. Nyuk Nyuk.

  • though they have him in the costume instead of a white t-shirt with an S.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Worst suit ever!

    by Meathook

    Of course it could be worse, but this is pretty bad. It's bad enough the panties are gone, but the texture is atrocious. Who in their right mind thought that was a good idea?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Dammit upfx..

    by TripEllex

    I hate you.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    A Man of Steel on a mission....

    by Superponte

    The government has his underpants. This Summer, Kal-el will do whatever it takes to steal them back!

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Interesting image to use for a teaser...

    by You Have MY Voice

    ...but is it really supposed to be that ou of focus? Looks like they used a low-res screengrab instead of a production still or gallery shot for this. Kinda shoddy, IMO.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    This is VERY interesting.....

    by Jim

    Nothing I expected. Which is good. Either Superman is LETTING himself be taken, (if the cuffs are terrestrial) OR, perhaps there is a trace of Kryptonite in there somewhere. VERY CURIOUS NOW!!!!

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I think this movie is going to be awesome!

    by Michael

    Can't wait to have that warm feeling of finally experiencing the Superman film we've all been waiting for!

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Watchmen was fantastic......Sucker Punch....

    by Jim

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Tiny hands

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    paging kristen wiig

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I'm with meathook

    by Crobran

    Not a fan of the suit.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    TAKEN 3 : Man of Steel

    by JMoe

    Whatever . . .

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Watchmen was fantastic......Sucker Punch....

    by Jim

    Not so much. But Man of Steel is MY most anticipated film of 2013. As a kid, "The Movie" changed me. Having grown up with Reeve and Williams, my generation will have the hardest time with this. but I love the character too much to be too worried about the music.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Curl

    by Meathook

    Where's the curl?? Damn you Snyder! It's bad enough this will be over-stylized green-screen tripe with no story, he could have at least gotten the look right. The only thin right with this so far is the title and that was probably Nolan's idea - and his only contribution to this garbage.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Superman on trial? Humanity decides his fate?

    by Chain

    Is he to be crucified?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Well then...

    by Dollar Bird

    I see he and Spiderman shop at the same fabric outlet for their costumes. Also, are my eyes bad or is the picture purposefully out of focus? Is it one of those lenticular posters so they're all wonky when you're _not_ running past it on the way to the bathroom? Also, lens flare. Also, that is a curious poster to try to sell your Superman movie with. (Yeah, I ended that with a preposition. I'm feeling feisty.)

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    YOU WILL BELIEVE A MAN CAN WALK WHILE BEING ARRESTED

    by Nintendarth

    Nothing says hero and high-adventure like this.

  • That would have been "Too Sweet" indeed.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    ALSO, HATE that SUPERMAN is balding.

    by Nintendarth

    The guy has the worst receding hairline. Ugh!

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Agree with upfx

    by Psyense

    Seems supes is just playing along with it and letting himself be taken into custody. Would go against his character to resist arrest.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Lens flare?

    by sbessiso

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Arrested for walking around without his red underpants on! :O

    by cameron

    ITHANKYOU

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    upfx

    by DickButtkiss

    Act like you have been there before.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    SERIOUSLY? YOU'RE ASKING WHY HE'S BEING ARRESTED?

    by J-Dizzle

    Obviously, the fact that he's a flying alien has nothing to do with it! Idiot.

  • Wait superman v Godzilla!.........Oooh now there's a fucking movie begging to be made!!

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    annnnnnd there's our lens flare!

    by Taragor

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Sorry trip_ellex

    by Jim

    I´ve been coming here for 15 years.....its my first time ever being first. Wait...is there a prize involved here? If so, HEY HARRY!!! I´ll take a Hot Toys 1/6 scale HULK figure. :)

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I'm with meathook and crisp_one

    by Anthony Torchia

    the suit looks like it's made from an alligator suitcase such is life ...

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Supersoldier....Yes....

    by Jim

    Excellent point.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    REPORT: SUPERMAN ARRESTED FOR PARKING HIS PRIVATES ON LOIS LANE.

    by Darth Busey

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    LOL @ drstrangerlove! Good one! :D

    by hank henshaw

    Will this movie be able to compete with Iron Man 3 next year?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    SUPERMAN ARRESTED FOR KNEELING BEFORE ZOD. IN UTAH.

    by Darth Busey

  • ...though yoaw knew dat right...right?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Clark Kent sports the "S" curl in this movie

    by Snookeroo

    Superman has the swept-back hairdo. See what they did there?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Good point, WHERE THE FUCK IS THE CURL?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Yeah, the suit texture is REALLY LAME, but the curl should there.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    NO CURL = NIPPLES ON BATSUIT

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Weird, just weird

    by BenBraddock

    Must admit I can't wait for a full trailer... I mean, it's Superman! But still not convinced that "dark" is the way to go here... didn't SUPERMAN RETURNS prove that?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    The new Supes & Spidey's suits are equally horrible.

    by Michael Thompson

  • They couldn't have taken a picture on set?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    I just want the toy with lens flare emitting neck action.

    by Deceased Fan

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Uhm, no

    by GulDucati

    Very, very, very, very bad poster. Can you imagine if 1978's superman teaser poster were this? I don't care if this is a scene in the context of the movie, but a poster should be evocative of the spirit of the film. Is this spirit of this film Superman as prisoner? Really? Maybe I don't want the answer to that question. Back in 2006, people complained that Brandon Routh's Supes was too emotional and introspective. So you follow-up with this???

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Oh and the fake, stylized ab muscles...

    by GulDucati

    ...they look like a cheap motorcycle girdle

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    He was arrested for removing his underwear...

    by Polyphenus

  • which is shocking because this movie has been in production for like 47 years, seemingly.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Upfx

    by Meathook

    Same here. There is room to change things though. Remakes/reboots/etc. are good things. As Kevin Smoth said, 'Gay Batman is better than no Batman'. I'll miss the music and tone and everything about Donner's Superman, but there's nothin wrong with changing things up. Fucking around with the suit just to fuck around the suit sucks though. I can't stand how they have to update things like that just because it's the trend. This is the same shitty floor mat rubber that Spiderman's suit was made out of. What's that about? Why would he have those extra lines all over it? Was he just sitting there thinking 'hmmm, when I wear a costume I need to have as much decoration on it as possible, I need to be FABULOUS!!'? If Martha made the suit, is she a polymer engineer with molds and extenders lying around? She sure as shit didn't sew this thing? Yes, I am spending too much time on this but that's because the suit in all superhero costumes is a big deal and should be, it's part of e medium. If it wasn't the production crew wouldn't have spent the countless hours and numerous iterations to get to this piece of shit. It actually would have been better if they spent no time and made it out of some fabric and made it look simple and right. That being said, if the movie doesn't suck balls and is actually good then this shitty suit won't matter. I don't expect that from Snyder's work on Watchmen and Sucker Punch. Hopefully there are some zombies in this - that was the only decently toned movie he made. I really liked Watchmen, but that tone is what that movie called for - Superman doesn't.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    How do you get that the guy is going BALD? Geez

    by JMoe

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Boring

    by Klaatu

  • The whole image is really blurry, and the lens flare above Superman's shoulder looks like the reflection of the flash going off.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Need your reviews and spoilers!

    by cotman

    I'm trying to build my own site database - I need your reviews and spoilers of the latest movies. Please email them to content@muviden.com and I'll make sure you get your name on it. If you have a site then I'll provide a link to that too! The site is www.muviden.com

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Superman, The dark Knight

    by jemagee

    Jesus Warner you fucking morons. "Dark Knight" Superman will not be as appealing to people as you think you utter douches. The last superman failed because it was a crap script, with a ridiculous plot line, and oh yeah BRANDON ROUTH makes Keanu Reeves look like the best actor of all time in all quantum realities. Please please please do not make a JLA movie, give up on Wonder Woman, and Flash until you have the enemas you need. Christopher Nolans batman DID NOT represent your universe - stop using it as a template you shit heads

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Blurry picture

    by Meathook

    Yes, the picture is blurry. It's further proof that everything everybody bitches about Bay is nothing compared to Snyder. Expect this movie to be all stylized crap. The blurriness is not focus on Superman in the center of the shot. Everything else is out of focus. Fucking retarded.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    What is this, poster day?

    by Gary Makin

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    hope he does a 10 year stretch

    by celebritydave

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Notes

    by Arguendo

    @benbraddock: I didn't think Superman Returns came across as dark. Lex Luthor was about the goofiest I've seen him, and he's the place you're supposed to go dark if you're going to do it with Superman. The reference to "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman" was entirely superficial, and the fundamental arguments of that article were subverted by romantic angst. @jmoe: Agreed. Cavill doesn't look like he's balding to me. Costume changes happen all the time, in translating comics to movies as well as in comics themselves. I'm not sure why comic book "purists" seem to think maintaining the same look is paramount, especially since familiarity with multiverses, relaunches, etc., fairly well establish that different (even parallel) versions of the same character look different. I'm curious how people would respond if Spidey just showed up with his future foundation or iron spider outfit...

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    pass

    by IndianaPeach

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Arrested for

    by ObiBen

    one too many flying spandex saviour movie.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Arrested

    by Meathook

    The idea of him getting arrested could be a good one. It suggests the movie will be all about how he world would react to him showing up, as others here have commented and as I believe the comics have explored - which suggests a story. I just don't expect there to be much of one. Also, this type of story suggests a story arc across several movies like Nolan did, but I can't imagine WB would do that again and put themselves in a hole, regardless of the amount of fame and money Nolan made because they think they could make more money being open ended - however I expect this will fail miserably, as will Justice League and that will be the end of the copying Marvel experiment and the further continuation of the copying of CW Smallville.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    @cotman Just what the internet needed, another movie site.

    by NathanGrey

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    What a shitty poster ...

    by Judge Briggs

    Seriously? That?

  • Whew, for a second there, I thought they might actually want to emphasize action and adventure in a Superman film. Color, even. But the mopiest possible teaser and poster combination are making me think otherwise.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Shit, again?

    by SUPERJIM

    Why does almost every superhero movie use a plot device which leaves the hero "without powers" for large sections of the movie? Origin stories obviously show the character without their powers for a while. But even non origins find a way to strip them away. I'm guessing Superman will sit in jail willingly for a while, ala Hancock. Do they do it to save on special effects money? Or to humanise them? Either way, it's shit. Superman 2 and 3 Supergirl Spider-Man 2 and 3 (IIRC) Thor Fantastic 4 2 The Dark Knight X-men 3 The Incredibles Hulk (in every movie) Iron Man (and even the trailer for Iron Man 3) And others that I can't be bothered to think about.

  • .

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    MAN OF STEAL

    by entrainer

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST

    SLOOOOOOOOWWWWWW MOOOOOOOOTTTTTTIOOOOONNNNNNN

    by theplant

    HEEEEEE WALLLKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSS WIIIIIITTTTHHHHH HIIIIIIIIISSSSSSS CUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFSSSSSSS OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Maybe those handcuffs are just really really strong

    by donkey_lasher

    and that Superman is being retconned back to his 1940's version?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    SUPERMAN ARRESTED FOR SNEAKING A PEEK AT URANUS

    by Redc40

    without first getting permission to do so.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    No red panties = Nips on the batsuit

    by kindofabigdeal

    That is all the trolling I'm willing to do for this film. I just want to see Superman go heads up with Doomsday.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Working hypothesis...

    by RichardBarrett

    Very interesting poster. I have a working hypothesis as to what's going on here, but first, refresh your memory on the first publicity shot released for the film: http://www.indiewire.com/static/dims4/INDIEWIRE/ff19952/4102462740/thumbnail/680x478/http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/c5/8db0601f4411e18f3c123138165f92/file/Henry-Cavill-Man-of-Steel.jpg So, in 1930, Philip Wylie (author of When World's Collide as well as an infamous work of pop sociology titled A Generation of Vipers) published a book called Gladiator. The book was about Hugo Danner, the son of a scientist who had experimented on his pregnant wife with a serum that was supposed to give people the same proportionate strength as that of, say, ants. Hugo was born with nearly impenetrable skin (only an exploding shell could break it), he could leap an eighth of a mile, and he had both super-strength as well as super-speed. Wylie's book wasn't really about a superhero; it was about a normal person with godlike power, and who as such didn't really fit into this world. He played college football, but even holding back, he managed to kill somebody during a game. He fought for the French in World War I, but only becomes another weapon. And so on. Gladiator is widely understood to have been one of the major inspirations for the Golden Age Superman; Superman's original powers, after all, were super-strength and super-speed, the ability to leap an eighth of a mile, and skin that only a bursting shell could pierce. In Gladiator, Hugo rescues somebody from an airtight bank vault; if he hadn't, the person would have died. Rather than show gratitude, however, the bank owner has him arrested - he can't afford to have somebody with that kind of power out walking the streets. Hugo allows himself to be taken into custody, and is interrogated for a month about his powers before he finally decides he's had enough and busts loose. The first shot we had from Man of Steel was Superman breaking into a vault. Here we see him being arrested. It's very tempting to hypothesize that Goyer/Snyder/Nolan are paying homage to Philip Wylie's book, and Superman is allowing himself to be taken into custody after a rescue that is received badly. We'll see.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Cool poster, but why is it blury and weird looking?

    by Cobb05

    An actual image from the movie would've looked way better.

  • Supes could snap those cuffs if he wanted to, but he won't. Compelling.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Fuck this image. Could it be any less SUPERMAN?

    by Autodidact

    He looks like he's about to ask them if he can take a super-piss. I'm so sick of stories where the hero can't just be a hero... he either wants to quit or gets turned on by people or has a traitor in his organization... so fucking lame. I WANT TO SEE SUPERMAN FLY AROUND AND PUNCH A GIANT ROBOT IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I like richardbarrett's theory.

    by Bill C.

    This is an all-new Supes, and I wouldn't put something like a nod to Wyle's novel past Goyer, so why not have him save someone and get penalized/arrested for it? It's the new American way, after all (and, just speculating, it could dovetail nicely with the arrival of our friend Zod).

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    How the fuck do you arrest Superman?

    by skoolbus

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    So it's Ghostbusters.

    by davidwebb

    Supes does good for a while. Supes gets put away. Zod does bad, Supes gets released. Supes saves day.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Singer's Superman should be arrested!

    by animatronicmojo

    For child abandonment, failure to pay child support for seven years, and for stalking, spying on, and illegally entering the bedroom of a sleeping child without permission of that child's legal guardian. Seriously, Bryan, that shit is in-na-pro-pri-ate and il-legal!

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    So be good, for goodness' sake! Whoa, somebody's coming.

    by hank henshaw

    If it's like Ghostbusters I want Superman to sing this in jail.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    HOW THE FUCK DO YOU SPIN ALL OF THAT BULLSHIT FROM TWO STILLS

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    HOW

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    You'll believe Snyder can make a good movie...

    by Dingbatty

    No you won't. Also, the more I see that costume, the more I loathe it.

  • Hmm. Teal in slow motion, at that.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Cob

    by Meathook

    This easily could be an image from the movie.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Q: What is the heaviest thing in the universe?

    by WhySoSerious

    A: shit; not even superman can hold it in.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Arrested for being Superman In Name Only.

    by buggerbugger

    Just some crazy homeless bum who thinks he's Superman because he's off his meds.

  • that can not be cut out. I took pics while he was making it but can not show them until the film is released. Went up to the set to be on set to make sure the prop worked okay (which is done for props that are a major part of the storyline in a major scene, especially those that have some sort of mechanical part of it, which this prop does). He said that Cavill was great as Superman as the scene in question is with him as Superman, and that his American accent was flawless. Said that it was pretty obvious that Snyder was being reminded a lot that if this film did not do big business he was going back to shooting music videos by a lot of the higher ups on the set.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Autodidact

    by Meathook

    Because if that's all this was then there would be no story and people would complain that it's just a cartoon. There needs to be an arc to the story and the character. There will definitely be lots of action, probably with lots of slow motion an lens flares and green screen, but there also need to be character building scenes and this could be a good way to have Superman in the character building scenes. It's this stuff that makes a good movie, as Nolan showed. Unfortunately as David Webb said it now looks like the entire movie will be Ghostbusters. Not necessarily a bad idea, but everyone is waiting to get past the beginning of the story and want to get to Ghostbusters 2 - without the fallen hero once again reproving himself - there needs to be some building onto the story to move it forward. This appears to be by far the hardest part of this stuff - as Iron Man proved and Avengers sort of proved. That was still an origin story. Iron Man 3 and Avengers 2 will be the ones to show whether or not a continuation can actually be done well.

  • but it was the one thing it seemed adamant that the powers that be did not want on the suit. Probably due to the backlash that Singers stupid manties on the Singer Suit caused for them and the advertising dept for Superman Returns.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    To catch a Super Predator.

    by AzulTool

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I have ZERO intrest in this

    by disfigurehead

    I'll keep my 1978 Supes thanks.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    And you know he's seen at least one titty without permission.

    by Fries Against

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Kabookieslap

    by Meathook

    The panties thing probably had more to do with keeping Superman looking more like the comics. The red underwear is a huge icon of the suit that was changed - same thing with if they decided to turn be S shield into yellow on red they probabaly would have made the movie look the same.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    If only we really did arrest illegal aliens

    by Raptor Jesus

    All he has to do is say 'I'm not an American citizen' and they have to let him go.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Hey Snyder, realistic doesn't mean out of focus

    by Stephen

    it really looks like he's trying to make this movie bad. He doesn't understand what camerawork is and is confused when he tries to do something "grittier" than swooping the Maya camera around and messing with the AE time remap

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    arrested for stealing red underwear

    by palinode

    It's pretty much the entire plot.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    On June 14 2013...

    by kubricksnutsack

    ...Man of Steel will be put on general release in cinemas around America and then it will be released worldwide. People will see it, some will like it, some will despise it, but generally the world will go "Meh", shrug its' collective shoulders and walk on by.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    richardbarrett

    by TheShrike

    "The first shot we had from Man of Steel was Superman breaking into a vault..." An earlier trailer I saw showed Superman being pushed/thrown/punched (by Zod or Faora I'd imagine) backwards into the safe, whereupon he drops to one knee for a second, then raises back up defiantly. The impact of him striking the safe is what caused the damage in that picture.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Is J.J. Abrams making this thing now? Holy lens flares...

    by rk349097

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    He saved thousands of human lives.....

    by donkey_lasher

    ...then gets arrested for destruction of property.

  • But was shot down by the studio. Since the manties, out of all the stupid changes that Singer made to the suit for Superman Returns, was the one singled out and hated the most for changing the cut to women's panties cut, I am sure they are still smarting from that. No one has a problem when they are shown it in pics of Reeve in the suit. Nor Cain or Superboy. Just

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    OH I GET IT

    by DoubleDuece

    It looks like found footage, thats cool now right?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    His power is to lie down in front of the sink so

    by Dingbatty

    you don't strain your back when you do dishes.

  • It's just like when Singer said he couldn't make the yellow shield on the cape work. All lies. Truth is they always HAVE to tinker with the uniform, first, because the costume designers have to earn their money, and second, because of the toys, otherwise you can't tell apart the "movie" tie-in action figures from the rest.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    theshrike

    by RichardBarrett

    Are you by chance talking about the Comic Con trailer? I hadn't seen it before 30 seconds ago. You're right, but I will say that there's a very distinct vibe of Wylie's Gladiator in that trailer. "My son was in the bus. He saw what Clark did." "People are afraid of what they don't understand..." etc. I still wouldn't be surprised if Man of Steel shows a somewhat Hugo Danner-esque Superman, and that that's the context of Superman being arrested.

  • The trunks have always broken up the crotchal region so it doesn't look like a naked guy. nobody wants to Supes to look like the movie Mystique with a package down there. The original suit was expertly designed. changing it is moronic.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Entire film was shot on Instagram!

    by Carmen A

    tilt shift and center focus!

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Intriguing image

    by Bass Ackwards

    I can see it being released as a still to pique interest, but its an odd choice for a movie poster.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    ha that one guy looks like Steve Buscemi

    by DrPain

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Contrast with the near-suitless teaser trailer

    by Dreamfasting

    A beard and workman's cloths feel like stronger chains than handcuffs. It's a strange visual contrast to have him in the suit, normally the symbol of his freedom from the constraints of human culture/expectation, yet behaving submissively (or as submissively as one can with a glowing halo)

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I'm glad Lois finally charged him for stalking.

    by DrPain

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    NEWS ALERT: Fashion Police arrest Superman!

    by DrPain

  • They were originally used because of wrestlers and weight-lifters of the '30s. For that generation, they were the best examples of "strong men" kids knew. I was also happy to see Marvel lose the pirate boot look that so many of their '60s and '70s heroes wore.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Arrested for impersonating Superman!

    by Mr95

  • And here we see Supe humbleing himself before mankind, bowing to their whims and triffleing desire for power and control, their fear of things which they themselves, the lawmakers, cannot understand. This is indeed interesting. Best, and most provocative, teaser image we've had for a film in a very very long time. I tell you what, I truly am rooting for Mr. Synder and team to knock this out of the park.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    cool

    by Matthew

    arms go handcuffed behind the back, they always have the guys arms in front handcuffed in movies

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    Fucking shit some of you people...

    by Mike

    I don't care if this is a scene in the context of the movie, but a poster should be evocative of the spirit of the film. Is this spirit of this film Superman as prisoner? Really? Maybe I don't want the answer to that question. Back in 2006, people complained that Brandon Routh's Supes was too emotional and introspective. So you follow-up with this???

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Is that Bradley Manning?

    by cupanudles

    Hopefully this is a parable to our military and political policies.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    They should have had crying Superman in the poster

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Crying Superman sells tickets. Because space Jesus weeps for our sins. Don't you see a Christ parallel being evoked in this image? I do. I tie it to another still that was released 16 months ago which at the time I saw an allusion to both James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake and Crisis on Infinite Earths #17. Very evocative image. Very.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    He's very sexy

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Looks like crap

    by Jeespox

    Sorry, but this looks so lame I can't even think of anything worthwhile to say. Give me the Amazing Spider-Man over this shit any day of the week.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Zod gives people of earth ultimatum* arrest Supes or die

    by nametaken

    *old tomato.

  • It looks like a behind the scenes shot from a tabloid .. This does not scream "man of steel". I think it looks meager. I do want to see Supes punch a big assed robot . I want him to lift things with ease ... Incredible hulk in Avengers, runs through bulkheads(?)/arches made of plate metal, like it was just small trees/long grass .. That is a metahuman ..

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Where's the spit-curl?

    by Trancer

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    hercvault_double_exclamation_point

    by TheShrike

    If he stumbles and falls, then picks himself back up and kicks the ever loving crap out of Zod in round two I suspect the moment of introspection will be forgiven.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Unexpected. Will probably be good.

    by David Cloverfield

    This just jumped to my "most anticipated" slot. They are trying to do a straight faced, completely serious Supes movie. The poster looks like a news photo. You know Supes cpuld get free any time he wants. Thats human drama and old fashioned boyscout heroics, in an intriguing modern package. A lot of thought went onto this. If you hate this, there's no pleasing you.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Did anyone do flying without a licence yet?

    by UltimaRex

    Oh, and does anyone want a real guess?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    The Supersuit looks yet more wrong...

    by DarkHawke

    This image makes it look more metallic than woven (which makes sense, I guess), but I'm not liking it any more now than before. I'm far from the biggest fan of Superman Returns, but I think Singer's take on a more modern Supersuit looks better than this. Nothing wrong, though, with the one Reeve wore. Classic, iconic, and the colors and the S were spot-on. We'll see what we get, but so far I give Man Of Steel a firm "meh."

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    interesting....i'm hopeful!!

    by NorthTronic

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    God dammit

    by Mike

    I don't care if this is a scene in the context of the movie, but a poster should be evocative of the spirit of the film. Is this spirit of this film Superman as prisoner? Really? Maybe I don't want the answer to that question. Back in 2006, people complained that Brandon Routh's Supes was too emotional and introspective. So you follow-up with this???

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I LOVED IT WHEN SUPERMAN GOT ARRESTED

    by HoraceSkinner

    WHEN I SAW IT FIRST IN A MOVIE CALLED HANDJOB ERR HANCOCK

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    what the fuck is going on...

    by Mike

    The post i made above was in response to that comment. Anyways, I'll say it again. FUCKING SHIT! THE POST I MADE ABOVE AND THE ONE ABOVE THAT WAS A RESPONSE TO A QUOTE... THIS SITE NEEDS TO STOP GETTING ALL THESE FANCY AND ANNOYING ADVERTISEMENTS WORKING AND SPEND A COUPLE HOURS GETTING THIS SITE TO ACTUALLY FUNCTION... I hate comments like this: I don't care if this is a scene in the context of the movie, but a poster should be evocative of the spirit of the film. Is this spirit of this film Superman as prisoner? Really? Maybe I don't want the answer to that question. Back in 2006, people complained that Brandon Routh's Supes was too emotional and introspective. So you follow-up with this??? and I hate it even more when people say this will be "dark". IT WON'T BE! Just because Nolan is involved doesn't mean he's going to make this Superman movie "dark"... Batman was an inherently dark character--Nolan didn't come up with the idea of making Batman "dark". In fact, Batman has been far more dark in the comics than in Nolan's movies. Nolan's take on Batman wasn't about making the character "dark"--it was about making it more "realistic." And that's what he's doing with this Superman movie--it's going to be realistic. Now, obviously there isn't much realistic about a character who can do what Superman does, but it's NOT about making his POWERS realistic... what it's about is making THE WORLD AROUND HIM AND THEIR REACTION TO HIM realistic. If Superman suddenly showed up in the real world, a segment of the population would be excited and that Superman could give the world hope for a better future. Some would probably worship him and consider him God or a messiah. But a large part of the population would be SCARED SHITLESS about this guy. THAT'S why this poster TOTALLY "captures "the spirit of the film." In Donner's Superman, Superman comes out of no where and the world loves him... why? because he got a cat out of a tree? because he catches someone falling from a building? That's ridiculous... anybody with his powers could do those things... those actions mean NOTHING compared to what Superman can really do, and the world would be skeptical as shit about what this guy has in mind for the world. This poster shows that Superman knows he HAS TO EARN THE TRUST OF THE WORLD and a way to start getting the world to trust him is allowing himself to be handcuffed and escorted to some army base or something. And anybody who is all outraged by the lack of red trunks needs to get over to the comics talkbacks where you can bitch about that every week because the comics got rid of the trunks first... but that's the thing about so many of you who think you know all there is to know about superman--you're not fans of the comics so stop acting like you are.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Whoever came up with these idiotic suit textures?

    by MikeTheSpike

    Are they afraid the kids won't go see the film if they don't go out of their way to make Superman's suit look as ugly as possible?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    The suit

    by Mike

    I love the suit... I can understand why people don't like the new Spiderman suit because it's a stretch that Peter Parker could make that himself. But this suit is great because it's very "alien" looking... it fits the character and it makes sense that an alien would wear something that looks fundamentally different than everything else people wear in this world.

  • I might be wrong though.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    He could break free, but he refuses to

    by David Cloverfield

    That's the character of Superman in a nutshell. He could rule the world, do as he wants, but he refuses to do it, doing the slow, frustrating, painful job of merely helping out and setting an example, letting Man Kind "fix itself". That's what makes him an insanely cool character (and why I like him way more, than Batman). Snyder (or whoever came up with this storyline/ad) gets the character more than I expected possible, and condensed it into a simple image. Can't wait for this.

  • How about a poster showing Superman smashing the shit out of a giant robot?

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Suit's a bit weird but I can see why they went with it

    by Steve Lamarre

    They're simply trying to avoid the typical Super-spandex from previous films. I'm liking it better than the Superman Returns suit, which was highly GAY.

  • I can't watch that scene without imagining certain girls I know in that situation. They would have sucked Superman's dick for a while before taking the kryptonite necklace off.

  • I'm pretty sure Congress passed a law against that after they saw 300 and the prison scene from Watchman.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    That's a ...

    by sc84

    Super sexy costume. I like it a lot. I guess I'm gonna have to bring a jacket to cover my crotch.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    DUMB ASS poster

    by dead youngling

    And I'm looking forward to the flick.

  • In what way ? Nothing says this won`t be a snyder crapfest. The costume is silly to be honest and the teaser was Heroe`s esque Enya soundtrack fan-wank. Maybe it won`t blow but where does this pure optimism come from except from the ground, you know where plants come from.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Idiot higgledyhiggles

    by Mike

    higgledyhiggles said "Nothing says this won`t be a snyder crapfest" and Nothing says this WILL be a snyder crapfest. it must be hard being you... always expecting things to suck when you have no reason to... keep posting here at aintitcool so pathetic idiots like you can all exist in your little bubble where talking shit about movies you haven't seen a trailer for is normal and making jokes about how stuff will suck are laughed at.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Clark Kent

    by Mike

    Will his Clark Kent be a bumbling comedic nerd like Reeves and Routh? Loved Reeves, not so much Routh, need a new take on Clark now. by shakakhaniv ========================= he should kind of be. people don't realize that the glasses are NOT the disguise. The disguise is his awkwardness and clumsiness as Clark Kent.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Ridiculous poster, but looking forward to the movie

    by Michael Morning

    Posters are supposed to symbolize a movie while also being somewhat literal. If this is literal, then obviously he surrendered for some reason (maybe to keep people from being harmed or to prove a point...?). But it's just a really, REALLY bad poster. At this point, given the nonexistent teaser trailer of a few months back, they need to have something iconic. This is just...odd.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Superman has been arrested ... by zombies

    by Epsilon

    Those guys look a little bit Walking Dead-ish.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Suit makes me want to puke

    by GeorgieBoy

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Pretty obvious...

    by foonacha

    Supes was about to Fly, but the TSA wouldn't let him without a full invasive pat-down. He refused to let them-hence the cuffs & escort out of the airport.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Superman arrested for...

    by jackofhearts29

    for tax evasion. As a citizen of America, even a naturalized alien such as Kal-El is responsible for keeping regular financial records and contributing to the federal coffers. j/k. You know Supe is such a goody two shoes, he does his taxes first thing in the morning Jan. 1, just like Flanders. I'm guessing they got him on a couple counts of involuntary manslaughter due to dropping some debris on some people's heads in the course of saving the world.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    OooOoooo.... "Dark Superman!"

    by Partyslammer

    WTF, everyone is trying to grab some of that Dark Knight doom n' gloom take on comics now? What's next - a Captain America reboot featuring an all-black leather costume starring Viggo Mortensen fighting the government for the plight of Native Americans? Wonder Woman re-imagined as a angry, conflicted Israeli super agent fighting against her own country to liberate Palestine? This is going to stink worse than the crummy Spiderman reboot and will probably give the '06 Superman crapfest a run for it's money.

  • No mention on AICN yet.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    HANCOCK surrendered too and went to prison...

    by Chris Moody

    ...until the world needed a Superman, err, Hancock.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Superman under arrest for stalking Lois Lane...

    by REMcycle

    ...wait, that was the Brandon Routh Superman. No, here he's under arrest for looking too much like Michael Pare in blue pajamas.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    by theendurer55

    Hits a nerve does it? I'd love to see a pic of your beautiful mane. BTW he is clearly not balding at all!

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    ST2 Poster - MORE DARKNESS!!!!!

    by Partyslammer

    Thanks to " ccchhhrrriiisssmredux" for posting the link. So according to that poster, I guess Neo joins the ST universe. We are entering the dark age of sci-fi/fantasy movies in more ways than one and that ain't a good thing.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    You Know It Sucks When........

    by Partyslammer

    ....the most colorful and best photographed sci-fi/superhero movie of the last 10 years was a Punisher movie (Punisher War Zone).

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    This suit

    by houbou

    Looks great, sorry haters. But it is more appropriate in this movie. It's also based on the new Superman 52 reboot. That being said, I was kinda weary about the Spider-Man suit, which wasn't appropriate, since I can't see how he got that type of material. Oh well, can win them all. I hope this movie rocks. While Znyder has ups and downs, don't forget, there is a also Christopher Nolan somewhere behind all this and we can only hope his influence on this movie will be towards quality and coherence.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Superman: Bring On The Dark!

    by Partyslammer

    Fuck.... yeah.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    If they are trying to get me excited about the movie...

    by Tom Fremgen

    it ain't working. Mood seems all wrong and the costume looks awful.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I like the suit.

    by Jonathan

    It looks alien. Superman has always been an alien and now he looks more the part.

  • He's a potential threat to world security - naturally he'd be scapegoat #1 for any disaster. Still, these guys have to be kidding themselves if they think they can contain him. unless they already know about kryptonite. GOD i hope they lay off the kryptonite crutch in this one. find a more interesting reason for him to be challenged than a silly green rock.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Brandon Routh was fine in SR

    by Jack Desmondi

    It was the whit script and atypically charisma and humorless acting of Spacey that ruined it.

  • you really have 3 options: kryptonite, putting people he cares about in danger, or an alien/superbeing that is equal to him in strength. It's a problem, especially since modern audiences will usually be bored with the first two options. It should be said though, TDK did a great job of creating suspense without the villain being a serious physical threat to the superhero. I just remember leaving the theater after Superman Returns thinking "Brandon Routh was really great as the Superman of my childhood, but audiences aren't going to like the conflict in the story".

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    And to those bitching about the suit and the poster

    by wcolbert

    you strike me as the sort of people NOTHING ever pleases. Nothing is good enough for you unless it's just the way YOU, personally, want it to be. What did you expect, the hyper-gay blue spandex with red panties from past incarnations? Why? It's not as if superman has NEVER seen a change in appearance - in fact he changed his suit subtly quite a bit over the years. Fact is, if you put the 1970s Christopher Reeve costume in a modern movie, it is going to stand out like a sore thumb and look stupid as all hell in the process. Look - Reeve was good for his time. I like the original. But it IS dated. Deal with it. What made that movie work was REEVE, NOT his costume. That piece of crap looked like my little sister sewed it together. There's nothing wrong with the evolution of a character's appearance. I'll grant you that I still don't think Cavill looks right for the part - but the suit? If you're worried about the god damned SUIT, you're probably going to beat your head against a brick wall in a furious nerd rage when you actually see the movie and everything else Snyder did. The SUIT is the LEAST of our worries, BELIEVE me. As for the poster...it's a bit odd, granted, but nothing to cry about. It's just a POSTER. Christ, you babies...did your mommy forget to titty feed you today? Yes, he could easily break free - that's the POINT you're missing entirely here - and I suspect the film will have him willingly being taken into custody to mitigate the panick and fear his appearance on earth has caused. He could kill them all in a breath - but he wont. Because he's Superman. Not batman. Not the Hulk. Superman - the man who refuses to use the immense power he has at his disposal - because he knows what horrible things he could do if he let himself slip even for a moment. Can you imagine if you didnt want to hurt anyone, didn't want to cause panic and fear, and you were being arrested simply for, say, causing some damage to some buildings while saving the world? You could snap the cuffs and vaporize everyone within a thousand feet with your heat vision. Without even trying. But would you if you were that aware of the horror you could cause if you did let slip? no. You'd allow them to do as they wish - whatever it took to gain their trust. Because you are Superman. You aren't looking to instill FEAR in them. You want the opposite. You want them to look at you as a symbol of HOPE. At least wait until the movie comes out. It could be worse based on what we're seeing. It certainly looks a hell of a lot more promising than, say, Robocop.

  • we all have some sacred ground in the realm of fiction. For me it's the James Bond of the original novels, for my best friend it's the Batman comics, we all have something. I assume most people posting on the Superman talkbacks are more passionate about the topic than I am, but like you said....it's not like there haven't been changes that were accepted among the die hards in the past. I'm just not one of them lol so I ignore it and go back to bitching about all the times James Bond in film didn't react the same way the James Bond of the novels would have reacted lol

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    First Loki in cuffs, now Superman

    by TheSecondQuest

    Hate to draw such comparisons, but given that Loki in cuffs being escorted under heavy guard was one of the first teaser images we saw from Avengers, it seems a little too much of a coincidence- though obviously Superman has more impact in that context than Loki due to how recognizable he and his power set are.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Cool! Best suit ever,...by far

    by thot

    Damn cool supersuit and Cavill looks like Supes right out of a Fleischer cartoon! This is looking very promising. Intriguing choice for a poster. Clearly intended to let us know that this Superman movie will be unlike any before. My ticket is sold and my ass is in the seat. Can't wait til June!

  • It's quite simple - pitted surfaces, much like a golfball (ever wonder WHY they're dimpled?) can actually break up the laminar airflow and decrease the region of drag around the object (to a point). This concept was even put to the test on mythbusters with a "golf ball car". Just saying. A more advanced suit could reduce drag and thus allow Superman to fly faster.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Watchmen was better than all of the Nolan Batman films

    by brobdingnag

    The only mistake was the lack of squid. Even with that still 10x more interesting than Nolan snoozefests, since it was basically directed by Alan Moore.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Hollywood & Comic Book Movies....

    by The Puma Man

    Have just officially died.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    No.

    by godhelpus

    Just..no.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    @wcolbert

    by Partyslammer

    Worse defense of an obviously soon-to-bomb movie ever. I bet you thought the Marvel Studios made for tv "Man-Thing" movie was a great concept too.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Yahoo Movies has this listed in its...

    by The Puma Man

    Biggest disappointments of 2012 ! This flick isn't even out yet and they're already claiming it's gonna be shit. Complete with picture of The new suit. No red shorts ! Looks weird but how can Superman look good on film? Other than the original '78 movie, Hollywood just makes him look silly. Poor Supe's.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Won't be as good as Superman Returns

    by Pipple

    the more I watch that movie, the more I see how much of a ode to the reeve era it truly is, basically sending a message of appreciation to what Donner, Reeve, and Williams all accomplished, and putting that franchise to bed in the best way it could possibly be done without having a living breathing reeve to play the role one last time. As usual, many will come along and try their damndest to surpass near perfection that was STM, but will come up short. I see no way for MOS to beat STM, or even SR. Especially when they take away his iconic super trunks like that. It's already a batman movie now because his suit is like batman's in his movies where they took away his undies. Fuck. I'll watch it but I already got a great superman movie done in the modern era. So if MOS sucks, that's ok... whatever.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Hercvault and WColbert

    by Meathook

    Disliking the suit is not just a Superman obsesse geek thing - I am that, to be sure, but it's not only that. True I probably wouldn't like anything but this is almost atrocious. The fact that they took the concept of no panties from New 52 has always reaked of Marketing involvement and nothing to do with what anyone with any artistic ability cared about it was merely way of connecting he movie to the comics (which I read in some blog that Snyder confirmed this, however reliable that may/may not be). The funny thing is is that ONLY the panties are the some change from the comics. The fact that the suit is dimpled to make him faster is just someone justifying the horrible decision of making it look like that already. Why would Superman give a shit about the extra drag that is caused by flying fast with all his power/strength?? It - just - looks - fucking - awful - and follows other movies, again, nothing that is artistically sound, just following movie-fashion trends. As for the suit always undergoing changes - they have always been minor, or major for only a very short period of time. Until the New 52 they were never major, atrocious and permanent. Nothing you can say can make this suit not look like fucking ass. Routh's gay suit was much much better, and still perfect. As for the story - while we don't know what the story truly is, it seems like it's going to be very, very simplified. If it's done well, and IF it makes a shit-ton of money, and IF it's not over-stylized crap like Snyder is wont to do, and IF there are several good sequels that this ties into then this could be good on repeat viewings but it is ripe for being very disappointing and played out for a first viewing in the theater. It's such a simple story that has been done time and time and time again. Not necessarily bad, just played out. Now I don't have any better stories, but I also don't get paid millions upon millions to come up with stories either. Who knows? It may be good. But I'm a bit weary - and I've had people tell me I like everything - I'm far from one of these normal assholes on here bitching about everything. To prove it - I REALLY liked the Nightmare on Elm Street and the original was/is one of my all time favorite horror movies.

  • Given Superman's sense of citizenship and respect for the law, I can envision circumstances under which be would surrender himself to 'authorities.' Of course, for how long is the question.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    STOP STATING THE PLOT OF THE MOVIE

    by Meathook

    YOU MIGHT AS WELL JUST SAY 'SUPERMAN WILL BE IN IT'. It's not even that it's obvious what's going on the in the poster, THAT IS THE FUCKING POINT OF THE POSTER. If someone doesn't get it they are morons or just fucking with you.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Stand Your Ground

    by davsan38

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Thank you pipple

    by Meathook

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Lv_426

    by Meathook

    Of course the plot is what really matters. The point is making the suit look stupid just for the sake of the suit looking stupid is just stupid. That's all. And if the plot is he plot everyone thinks it will be, then we all know the movie and no matter how good it is, it'll suck because we already know it. I'm sure there will be more to it but still, it'll be disapponting. Again, not that there is much more to be done and have a good movie made, it's jus disappointing. I'm more worried about Snyder overstylizing it than anything else. Panties and rubber floor mat be damned.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    This looks god awful. The costume sucks. I'm not bothering with this crap.

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    I'm anxious for Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. I'll pass on this travesty.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    @partyslammer - explain yourself

    by wcolbert

    Go ahead. Do elucidate as to how it is the "worst ever defense" ...go on. Entertain me....you've already proven yourself incompetant on two counts: 1. I wasn't defending it. Had you actually bothered to read between the lines you'd have noticed that. I have not seen the movie - therefor I have no basis on which to defend the film itself. I merely pointed out that people are whining about a suit and a poster without having actually seen the film. As I stated, the suit is the LEAST of our worries judging by Snyder's track record. (Mind you I didn't mind Watchmen, but he also proved he can reallllly make a turd of a movie with Suckerpunch, and none of his films have had all that much depth to them). 2. You are not psychic. If you were, you would have won the jackpot in the lottery by now. So who, exactly, are you to make a statement such as "this film will bomb"? Nobody. That's exactly who you are. Nobody. Is trolling fun? Maybe I'll try it sometime.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Tearable?

    by Meathook

    Hmmm - I never thought of that. Maybe he can tear them off and throw it at Zod and trap him in it, in a nod to Superman 2. At least that would give him a reason to not be wearing them. If it was just takin them off and making the suit all blue - fine, but change for change sake is retarded. And if you think I am spending this much time on the suit, how much time do you think DC on the comics and now Snyder's crew spent on the suit. My obsession with it is becaus I am a geek - but also because I don't understand why so much time is spent on them changing it just to change it. That's one of the easiest parts of the creative process on a movie/comic like this. Just like figuring out who his long/short time love interest should be, or what planet he came from, or where he landed, or what company he works for, or who is boss is, or on and on and on. Just give him something that doesn't look like shit, make him the last of his kind until his cousin shows up, make sure Krypton blew up, make sure Lex is not an FBI agent who turns out is from Krypton too and make sure he doesn't fight a polar bear. All that said, the suit really isn't too bad, it's just not good. And all will be right with the world if the movie doesn't suck of course - and hopefully there is more to it than what everyone is now expecting even that if that plotline is good and true to the character.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 10:46 p.m. CST

    WColbert

    by Meathook

    Point 1) 100% right. Watchmen was good for what it was. Sucker Punch was not very good at all. If Snyder makes this all stylized as his track record and the poster suggest, then we can pretty forget about seeing a good Superman movie for ten years or so.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I don't want to be excited for this movie...

    by ScudPuppy

    but I am. I try not to fixate on things like the red undies, because honestly what director/creative person wants to do exactly the same thing that was done before. Supes costume is iconic; however, I'm interested to see where the creative liberty takes this version of Big Blue. Snyder will have a different take and in the end that's what we all yearned for after SR's Donner homage. At the very least I am excited for this movie because it will unquestionably redefine Batman (although I honestly enjoy Nolan's trilogy), because quasi-reality Urban Assault Battle Pack Batman can't exist in the same universe as a bulletproof alien that can fly so fast he can reverse time

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    And if you're a Superfan, I think it becomes even more personal.

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • In this vein of thinking, very curious to see General Zod's uniform.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Whoever said he is balding is fucking stupid

    by Transhuman

    Sorry, but you are.

  • They are updating it, and this is even done in the comics, so I do't understand the problem. While I'm not sure the poster was a good idea, I DO understand what they are going for. Superman is all about restraint. He could conquer the earth, and make slaves of all of us, but he doesn't. He's obviously going along with the situation to prove a point. As for Snyder, I believe he has it in him to make great movies. I hope this is one of them. We need Superman right about now.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    I CAN BREAK THESE CUFFS....MMMMRRRRUUUUAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    by BoogerEater

    For an illustration of what I mean, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhrwC2BoAkE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQTXawaAKNA

  • I understand why studios have problems with superhero disguises. They are essentially goofy and very much of the time they were invented (in the 30s). So how do you update a concept like that? It also has to appear at least somewhat wearable and practical. And I'd prefer not to go back to Adam West in tights – no one wants that. That said, these overly textured muted outfits are distracting because they don't look 'right'. There is a happy balance to be had. I think Nolan did a good job explaining the evolution of, and reason for, the bat suit design. This Superman suit just looks dull and dirty. Perhaps supes was just in combat which would explain the grime, but you'd think publicity stills would want to highlight the suits colours and iconic design.

  • I'm not a Snyder fan. I would say he's competent at his craft. The last trailer looked a "Perfect Storm" if it were directed by Malick. I do like Malick - I just can't buy into the hype of this film. Not having Lindelof affiliated does give it a bump.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Tm0SQT7N4

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST

    @superjim - why rob the hero of powers?

    by Nintendarth

    It's obvious. It's the easiest, simplest answer. It's cheap. It costs nothing. It pads the film. It draws out the story. It lets them focus on dialogue instead of action. In short, it's a MONEY-SAVER.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by SunTzu77

    Sucker Punch - F (Absolutely no direction - verbose - tedious - hodgepodge.) Watchmen - C+ (Extremely verbose. Minus a few performances and creatively cut sequences - it really didn't do anything for me.) 300 - C (Interesting visual style - emotionless / flat). Dawn of the Dead - C+ (Commercial - entertaining - popcorn flick).

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 1:10 a.m. CST

    how do we get he's bald?

    by Nintendarth

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 1:10 a.m. CST

    forehead is eight miles high?

    by Nintendarth

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns

    by darthvedder81

    SR has to be one of the most elegant and reverential superhero movies ever made. I thought it was visually poetic and evocative of the mythic nature of the character. Modern audiences aren't looking for that in a mainstream blockbuster sadly so it doesn't surprise me. I'm still bummed Singer wasn't able to follow that thread as I think he would have taken it somewhere pretty special. I have no interest in this grungy interpretation of the character.

  • In the leaked comiccon footage you see this scene and the scene after it, where he breaks the cuffs and the cops/military guys turn around in panic. Cool looking poster. I bet that the movie will be fucking great. With Snyder we will finally get a movie where Supes punches stuff. A lot. Yeay.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 3 a.m. CST

    MOS Scorecard

    by tensticks

    300--entertaining once on a big screen, absolutely useless after that. Watchmen--like hearing a talented singer interpret the greatest song ever written without understanding a single fucking word. It was a thalidomide abortion. SuckerPunch--its bogus theme of "female empowerment" masked a story that was anythint but; stunning visually and aurally but was in fact a mass exercise in masturbatory objectification. And the end of the story is a complete lead balloon. So I have NO hope for this movie, and the cutting of all ties with past screen Superman efforts (even the iconic Williams score) is second to the "fuck you" attitude that Snyder/Nolan are taking. This Superman will be awful. And on top of that, Kevin Costner is the worst actor in the history of film. It would be insulting bland, wooden actors to call him bland and wooden. Fuck him, fuck Snyder and fuck this movie.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Great. Now let's get a trailer that doesn't suck.

    by Por Kins

  • I mean after the space shuttle rescue I'm thinking this is going to be awesome. Than I'm dragging into a rehash of Superman 1 with a kid thrown in for even more nauseating affect. What a colossal waste of a movie. I feel bad for Brandon Routh though because I thought he did a great job playing the Man of Steel too bad the story was complete crap.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 6:32 a.m. CST

    IN NOLAN WE FUCKING TRUST!!!

    by Ricardo

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Really noticeable Baldness? Check.

    by DVaderRIP

    Seriously, they're going to need some reshoots to cover up Cavills shiny dome. His hairline is practically sliding backwards off his head during the trailer.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST

    In my honest opinion

    by houbou

    I wanted to like Superman Returns.. Beside the casting of the Lois Lane character, the rest was a good mix. Although no Gene Hackman, Spacey's Luthor was palatable enough. But this new version of Superman is something to look forward to. Cavill has the chops to be Superman. Between his build and his acting, he can pull it off, I'm pretty certain. But this won't be a 'cartoony' version of Superman. So for those Superfans out there who want that, you will be dissapointed. I'm a big Superfan too. But I do like it when a character evolves. Case in point, Earth One, Superman Volume 2. Cheers!

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 6:52 a.m. CST

    FFS

    by my liege

    Urgh, what is it with these fuckers trying to stamp their own shit over things that have worked fine for DECADES? They've messed up the Bat-franchise by allowing Nolan to run riot thus fucking up Justice League. You've got a po-faced Ollie Queen doing a Batman impression on TV in a super-powerless Green Arrow universe. Now we're getting a 'dark' Superman in which the main poster(!) is Superman being arrested(!). Then we have MARVEL putting the actual comics on screen and raking in billions. It's like actual chimps are in charge at DC.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    "ZERO buzz for this film"...

    by Michael

    Give me a break! Why don't you wait and see what the buzz is when this first trailer hits next weekend. As it stands, you only have one, short teasers worth of marketing to back up your statement. Assumptions and assholes, buddy. Might want to hold off on the hate until you and the rest of the world actually have something concrete to go off of. Kids these days!

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    ...and if this guys "balding" to some you people...

    by Michael

    than I guess I am totally fucked!!

  • Everything i've seen from the film so far, suggests that its going for the realistic, dark, downbeat approach and thats a bad idea , because we've already had that kind of superman movie. It was called superman returns and it fucking sucked. The best way to do a superman movie would be like the the '78 movie, or the 97 animated series, or the fleicsher brothers cartoons- you know, a steady balance of seriousness, high fantasy and humour. I really want this film to work , because its about time that we got a good superman movie- i'm just worried that warners will fuck it up.

  • And he saw The Dark Knight Rises with me and, more importantly, saw the Russel Crowe version of the teaser trailer. He has no memory of at at all.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Sucker Punch is an admirable failure.

    by knowthyself

    But a failure none the less. I blame the bland uncharismatic casting of dull as dish water Emily Browning more than anything else.

  • is taken to the same facility they reverse engineer all the alien tech at. He sees the tech being delivered to the illuminati. Tracks down the secret location of every member.. Then flys through all their chests at light speed. Last scene is of superman covered in hot guts. He gives a press conference that says- I have given you back control of your world. I have given back your liberty and free will. I even destroyed Monsanto so that you can have a chance to eat un-fucked food. Effective immediately I am now president of the earth. Any who stand against liberty will die! So let it be written. So let it be done.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    Give em what they want

    by UltraTron

  • That's fine. It's just that I'm going to fuck your wife and your daughter when you arn't home. Gangbang mother daughter style.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Also, Fuck superman returns.

    by Father

    What a piece of shit. A boring , depressing, humourless , painfully long, dull, drab , funeral of a film thats completely devoid of all the fun , adventure and excitement you'd normally ascociate with a superman movie. Seriously what was brian singer thinking? There were decades worth of superman comics, movies ,cartoons and tv shows to draw inspiration from and a movie where lex luthor fucks old women for money is the best he could come up with? Superman 3 was better... yeah you know, the one where superman, gets drunk and teams up with richard prior? Yeah that one. Fuck superman returns.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    ultratron

    by DVaderRIP

    Would you be a balding Superman?

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    this reminds me of the new action comics reboot

    by shiekybaby

    and its not such a stretch to think that in reality...if someone suddenly arrived on our planet with this type of power...we would be more scared than impressed. and that someone else could play on that fear to exploit said super hero and use it for his own personal gain. i like the poster...im intrigued. but who are we kidding, i was going to buy a ticket regardless.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    shiekybaby

    by DVaderRIP

    I would find it impossible to resist imposing a dictatorship on the Earth; I would make myself emperor. It would be a thoroughly benevolent dictatorship, but a dictatorship nonetheless.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    he got arrested for walking around like that in public

    by cozy

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    People claim the character is impossible

    by HoraceSkinner

    to relate to. yet in these talk backs the basic concept resurfaces over and over again " what would I do with supermans powers" None of us would be what superman is. We would take down corporations that we deemed evil, take down governments and presidents, yes even fuck guys wives we disliked. And that , in a nut shell, is what makes superman great. Its not his heat ray vision, not his ability to fly, not his invulnerability. its that under all that he is a better man than we are. And thats why he is our hero. I thought Donner captured that as well as he could have. I hope this movie at least attempts that.

  • Yeah, and Superman was also a creepy fucking stalker in that movie. He abandoned the planet and his woman & kid. He gets brought down by the same shit (kryptonite) yet again. What a spectacular fucking achievement of filmmaking.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    father - SR was dark and gritty? Wait ... what???

    by F This

    It was jacking off to the 1978 film, while fucking up the character. I didn't see anything dark and gritty except for the stalker part.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Superman RETURNS!

    by Sackratte

    I love the 1978 movie. It's my alltime favorite! Not only because I saw this as a 8 year old. It's just an awesome movie and for me still the best! I looked forward to Superman Returns after Singer delivered something interesting with X-Men 2. What a bummer! Still can't believe someone smoked this much money on that movie. He even build a machine to hover young Clark above the ground for a 2 second shot in the movie. WTF? There is more interesting stuff in Smallville like in this movie. I love Watchmen... and I love the Watchmen movie. I looked forward to Sucker Punch... but WTF? The visuals are awesome but this is not a movie for me. I have high hopes for The Man Of Steel... and I hope Zack Snyder has learned from Sucker Punch and the reaction to it and will deliver with this movie. It's THE MAN OF STEEL for God's sake! Do it right. Donner did it. He knew what this character is about. The new teaser btw. is promissing Zack Snyder (and of course the writer) also knows.

  • Superman Returns wasn't exactly a flop, making more or less the same money as Batman Begins, for some reason it also got critical acclaim. Still, it was considered a failure because of the well deserved backlash, once the nostalgia fog dissipated and people saw the movie for what it really was. If Man of Steel underwhelms, will WB give up and use the excuse that Superman doesn't work for today's audiences? Will they use the Justice League movie to establish a different Superman? Will they wait a decade and try again? Or, most likely, they will go back to making more Batman movies, that always solves everything.

  • They're taking a look at what would happen if a guy with god-like powers actually arrived on the scene. The military would be all over him like stink on shit. Then the bigger threat that is Zod arrives to wreck shit and Supes is the only credible force to fight him - thus proving himself as humanity's ally. It's perfect.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Not being one adept in comic book mythology...

    by Darkness

    but how the fuck does one arrest the man of steel? If that is the case, then there is no need for a Justice League...Kryptonite handcuffs perhaps? As an advocator of all things "Watchmen" (terribly underrated, and well executed) i shall give this the benefit of the doubt. I mean, after Singer's debacle, anything is possible.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    @wcolbert pt2 - The Butt Hurtinging

    by Partyslammer

    Yes dear, I am Nostradamus - I know the future, I've won the lottery and I know this chocolaty turd will bomb like Pluto Nash on hemorrhoids. Enjoy pounding your keyboard into Chiclets defending this pointless golfball suited Superman, lol!

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Smudgehat

    by Meathook

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Smudgehat

    by Meathook

    Have you read any of the comments on here? Obviously that's the plot that everyone is expecting - no shit. That's what the poster is saying to anyone who has been introduced to Superman ever in their lives. While it makes for an interesting story, doesn't it suck that everyone already knows the entire story without seeing a real trailer that will spoil the story for you? That kind of pisses me off. That being said, it could be a good film, except for the fact that Snyder is doing this, and the poster shows some ridiculous stylizing with the lens flare and the blurriness. Nothing is saying that this movie isn't going to suck, unfortunately. It's kind of the opposite of Dark Knight Rises - nothing said that it wasn't going to be a spectacular ending to the best Batman outside of the comics ever, but then Nolan let the movie fall into typical Superhero movie crap (it was still a fun movie, just was disappointing it fell into the normal traps complete with a nonsensical 'GOTCHA' moment and a big screw version of Batman running around with a giant cherry bomb looking for a place to drop it)

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    superman isn't human

    by animas

    which is why he isn't a hero. The mythology would work if he was human and every human had the potential to have the same powers by some sort of effort, not by birth.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    In Nolan we trust?

    by SunTzu77

    I really enjoy Nolan's work... but the last interview that I read in regard to Superman... he eloquently stated that he was just a high paid consultant - rewarded with a producing credit. This film rests completely on the small shoulders of Snyder.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns almost as big a let down as Episode 1...

    by txtone04

    I look forward to Man of Steel, but if you think about it, you could NOT approach Superman like any other character in history. He could not hang out with humans on a regular basis. If he accidentally kick something he could kill someone. I think he'd spend most of his life in solitude til he was needed. His molecular makeup would be very different than your average Joe. You probably couldn't even touch his skin. Think outside the box, people!

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Meathook - I hope your proven wrong.

    by Michael

    And I will revel. There's nothing like knowing a talkbalker out there somewhere has just been silenced by a film they "KNEW" everything about weeks before said film's official trailer is released and 7 months prior to it's theatrical release. Obviously, I'm sure you hope you're wrong too, as you wouldn't be posting on here if you didn't enjoy enjoying movies. Just saying be open to being pleasantly surprised. I think hopeful expectations are credible here. There are a lot of people who care about making sure this Superman "flys" straight.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns

    by Mike

    Superman Returns lost any and all credibility of being a good Superman movie the second they had Superman floating outside Lois' house and using his X-Ray vision to look at Lois' family like a creepy stalker... Superman would NEVER use one of his powers to spy on people... that's the OPPOSITE of what Superman would do, if for no other reason than most normal people would be tempted to use Superman's powers in a selfish way, but Superman doesn't think that way, which is why he's Superman

  • This poster nips that one in the bud.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    As a die-hard Superman fan...

    by ScuubyDuu

    I'm not concerned with the suit, the curl or anything else involving the look of the movie. I just hope they have an interesting story!

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Super beard? What does Kal-El shave with? (looking forward to this)

    by Darth Macchio

    I recall the earlier scenes in Supes4 where they had a 1 ton block suspended from a single strand of Superman's hair (the one Luthor steals to make Nuclear Man) so if Kal-El did grow a beard and did not have any Kryptonian facial hair accessories, how would he ever trim and shave the beard? Or his hair for that matter? Wait a minute!!! Is the poor guy ripping out is facial hair one by one as he's the only thing capable of doing so on this whole planet? And how to cut the hair? Can't yank it out so he has to break it...and how to do this and yet have that classic Superman hair style with the curl? Makes me wonder why Supes even bothers...we give him endless shit, down to what kind of clothes we'll let the guy wear and whether or not he's going bald, and he can't even use our bullshit technology to groom himself. We suck.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Marketing can't save a movie

    by Hipshot

    It can get you one weekend. One. After that, it's word of mouth. If it's a dog, the word will spread faster than Lois at the Fortress of Solitude.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Re: darth macchio

    by Mike

    They've covered that issue in the comics, but most people here don't know anything that's covered in the comics yet they think they do and make smart ass comments regarding shaving as if they're so intelligent to make the observation about shaving as if no one has thought of it before. He bounces his heat vision off a mirror.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Free Superman!!!!!

    by Smerdyakov

    And off the pigs!

  • More recently, he used a super-polished part of his Krypton baby rocket as a mirror to reflect his heat vision in order to shave.

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    this will be a good movie...maybe not great but good

    by txtone04

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Egons-mold-spore

    by Meathook

    I am not claiming literally that we all know exactly how the movie is going to turn out plot wise, but the marketing of this poster suggests a storyline and it doesn't take much of a stretch to come up with he general theme and story arch, as 90% of the people on here have very clearly pointed out to the 10% who are somehow confused on how Superman could possibly be arrested. I'm also not saying, as I said before, that the movie will suck if that's the storyline, I'm just saying if it really is the storyline, it seems too simple and there would be nothin surprising. I even said earlier that it would potentially make repeat viewings worthwhile, to the detriment of the first viewing - that's probably better than it being a piece of shit that nobody ever wants to see again, I just want this to be on par with Nolan's trilogy, even with all of the problems of the third one. If that happens, I'll be the happiest person on here since Superman has been my favorite character in comics and movies since I can remember, and anyone who's met me knows that. The biggest thing I am skeptical over is Snyder's track record, as I've said earlier. Regardless, I am not one who bashes shit to bash shit and will not bash it when it's over if it is good, and in that case I will not eat my words because I'm not guaranteeing anything. Hell, no matter how much the movie sucks I'll probably like it more than anyone on this site, I seem to like more movies than anyone here, meaning I'm not very discerning and my opinion is probably pointless (I.e. I like remakes such as ANOES and I liked Superman Returns, the stalker scenes were going to be revealed to have been Bizarro the entire time but Singer wasn't allowed to make a sequel and we have all you talkbackers bashing the movie to blame for that.)

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    C'mon.. Snyder can't make a good movie

    by bufordtannen

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Cavill can't act

    by bufordtannen

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    and Nolan is boring

    by bufordtannen

  • Dec. 4, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    And The Key Grip Drops Things

    by Partyslammer

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Superman Arrested for not wearing red panties in public!!!

    by btc909

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Nolan's producer credit was JUST so the ads could say

    by knowthyself

    From the film makers who brought you 300 and THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY.

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    dvdaderip: no. I'd be a female superman with a Jew fro.

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Love this poster...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Most people complain about generic posters and big face posters. Here we get a very strong image. I love the concept that Superman shows up and the military wants him under control. He could just wipe them all out, but instead he allows himself to be arrested and put in cuffs... That is Superman! Batman would beat the shit out of all of them like he did to the SWAT guys in TDK. This is great to me.

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Myphdisdoom

    by Meathook

    What is the poster conveying? Why would he allow himself to be arrested if he didn't do anything. You are a Grade A Moron if you think I'm going to swallow that tripe. Clearly in this version Superman is going to be a villain until he realizes that the humans are good people and should be saved. The handcuffs are made out of Kryptonite that Scientist Lex made.

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Snap out of it..

    by UltraTron

    Kiiiiiillllll!!!!!!! Take to the streets and march and destroy! Kill them all! Kill for your liberty!!!! Kill all of them. Run!!!! Go!!!! Here little boy. Take your first look at your greatest hero and be like him. Welcome to the brave new world.

  • fucking die. This is social conditioning at it's most obvious. We are being attacked. Wake the fuck up.

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    LOL

    by Mike

    Hey Meathook--read the post above yours, wcolbert's posts or one of my posts and if you don't realize YOU are the Grade A Moron who is totally missing the point and know absolutely nothing about the character then you should really stop watching and caring about superhero movies.

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    lighten up hercvault, others...just havin fun!

    by Darth Macchio

    of course i was trying to have some fun with implying they hadn't thought of that and that no one else had until I said something about it. sarcasm can be hard to see in an online post so no worries if you are talking to me and didn't get what i wrote from the context. the main clues were in the last couples sentences. easy to miss I suppose. stating the intention seems counter to the post but you're apparently the only one complaining about it so i guess it's not all that bad.

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Ultratron

    by Mike

    Ultaron, I seriously think you have a mental illness... either explain your posts because there's something I'm missing or seek help.

  • Both keys? AT THE SAME TIME?

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    My bitter geek jokes/comments for this image.

    by Royston Lodge

    1. Clearly he was arrested for not wearing underwear. 2. Clearly he was arrested for not sporting a spit-curl. 3. Clearly he was arrested because this is actually Bizarro (seriously, the grey pallor of his face makes him look like Bizarro).

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Hercvault

    by Meathook

    Did you really not catch the sarcasm in my post? I'm confused. Smokie geezer - the traffic men fighting each other was awesome! And when they built the dual key system, wouldn't you think they would have built them far enough away so that one person - while drunk no less - couldn't reach the two with a hand and foot? Then again he did use the passed out drunk guy (was he supposed to be Conduit - damn, his name slips my mind - uh Ron??) Royston - at least give me credit when Superman is revealed as being Bizarro in this scene since I came up with it first, three posts earlier. 'And now the company had provided some tripe or lunch' (horribly paraphrased, I know)

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    He's being deported

    by Bernie Margolis

    Obviously he failed to produce a birth certificate, resident visa, and/or certificate of naturalization.

  • Dec. 5, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    In all seriousness

    by Bernie Margolis

    Given what little I know about the movie the only context in which this scene would be acceptable to me is the one in which Zod has taken control of the government and demanded Superman's arrest.

  • Dec. 6, 2012, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Supe-iPod: The Darkness Shuffling

    by Prooth

    Snyder has a fever and the only cure is overusing montages with pop songs. Please, please, no pop songs, no montages with terrible pop songs please! Imagine spending all this time in pre-production and production, then post-production, only to let your crusty uncle lazily choose music from his iPod to go over some of the scenes. This is Snyder's worst instinct.

  • where you know everything that is happening in the world and so you are always following the motivations, money, influence and agendas of the various entities in control of your world that are supplanting your liberty for something else that they are in control of. So at this level I must pick and choose my sanity and must always curb my reactions and hope that they are simply paranoia and wild assumption. For all around you the evil rakes at your door. It's real and well documented.

  • that should cause any of you any alarm whatsoever. Everything is fine and dandy. There's nothing remotely strange happening. Nothing to bat an eyelid at. Nothing of importance. Keep your eyes on the screen.

  • Uuukkkkrrrggrllluuuhhh(choke, strangle, THUMP!).......................................................................................................................................................

  • Dec. 7, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    ultratron

    by Mike

    you're clearly dealing with mental illness issues. Believe me, I know. I have schizoaffective disorder and was writing irrational delusional shit here seven years ago. Now I've got my illness under control and i'm finishing a website you might want to check out: http://www.mymindsnotright.com