Director Zack Snyder recently confirmed that the first full trailer for the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel will be attached to screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Though James Mangold waved off rumors that a trailer for The Wolverine would premiere in front of The Hobbit, another major superhero will definitely get that nod: Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
Makes sense. After all, they’re both Warner Bros. films. Here’s what Snyder said about the Man of Steel trailer:
“I can’t wait for The Hobbit, so it will be fun to see our crazy Man of Steel trailer and then enjoy the Hobbit because that’s going to be great. It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action.”
Aside from being the Warner Bros. plug man for upcoming films, Snyder took some time to praise Michael Shannon for his performance as General Zod in Man of Steel. He told MTV:
“You can imagine that you could get actors who go, ‘Oh right, it’s Zod, it’s not 100 percent serious,’ or [you can play it] slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him. His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry, who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic. …
“I was just incredibly fortunate to play with those guys who really were giving all they had to bring a level of commitment to the scenes they have together so that audiences will get an opportunity to really have their heroes taken seriously.
“As serious as I was taking it, and I don’t mean that from a depressing kind of way but from a, ‘This is important and fun and needs to be given the respect that it deserves,’ from that perspective it was so exciting to watch them drink the Kool-Aid of that concept and go all the way.”
Are you excited for Man of Steel?