NIC NACS: Edgar Wright On MAN OF STEEL Debate; New THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Banner

Ant-Man director, Edgar Wright, doesn't usually keep his mouth shut when it comes to comic books or comic book movies. In this week's Total Film, he commented on the Man Of Steel controversy. Plus, a new Amazing Spider-Man 2 banner has been released.

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By Khan - 7/16/2013
Earlier this week, Total Film released their massive interview with Edgar Wright. The interview allowed fans to send in questions via Email or Twitter and the Ant-Man director would answer as many as he could. One question that was raised had nothing to do with Man Of Steel but Mr Wright turned the question into a Man Of Steel debate. Plus Sony have revealed a new banner for their new Spider-Man film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sadly the image on the banner is not new, but it's great to see the marketing in full swing... get it, cause he swings. Anyway, you'll find all this information below. Enjoy!



For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but that is a promise he cannot keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.




Edgar Wright On MAN OF STEEL:

“I think that’s a good thing because I think the character has a great kind of high concept power, and I think the fact that it’s lesser known means that we’re actually freer to kind of adapt the material, which I think is a good thing. Because I think sort of, you know, Man Of Steel has proved that people sort of like for a character that decades old, some people have a very strong opinion of what he should and shouldn’t do. And personally I find that really difficult to actually try and make a movie with, people sort of being so kind of impassioned about what the character is. The whole idea is you’re doing an adaptation. I mean Chris Nolan’s Batman is very different to Tim Burton’s Batman, which is very different to Adam West Batman. And there’s room for all three. The character can support that in the same way that six James Bonds are all different. So I think the nice thing about that title and that character is that there is a bit more license to kind of do something different with it.”


Marvel's Ant-Man is set to hit theatres everywhere November 6th 2015. Until then you can catch Edgar Wright's new film, The World's End which is hitting theatres this Friday.


Source: TotalFilm.com
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Orphix - 7/16/2013, 8:03 AM
Nice one Wrighty!

100% agree!
GoILL - 7/16/2013, 8:38 AM
Loved everything Edgar Wright said.
RedNTheHood - 7/16/2013, 8:38 AM
The new suit reminds me a lot of the Raimi one, but there's something about it that's so comical, and fun and it just screams Spider-Man. Especially in that pose! This movie seems like it will be less dark than the first and morel like The raimi films if they took themselves more seriously.
RedNTheHood - 7/16/2013, 8:40 AM
And about MOS. I just read Superman: Secret Origin which is essentially one of the most blue boy scout like Superman comics and at the end he kills Metallo by flying up in space with him and letting him die because of no oxygen.
localman22 - 7/16/2013, 8:40 AM
Edgar Wright has it, er, right. Man of Steel is a different interpretation, and should be accepted as such. Smallville was different. Lois and Clark was different. The Chris Reeve movies were different. The George Reeves TV show was different. Some have more changes than others and reflect the times that they are made.
RedNTheHood - 7/16/2013, 8:41 AM
The difference between him killing Metallo and him killing Zod is this. The only person Metallo was a threat to was Superman and Superman killed him. When Superman kills a man to save the world everyone gets upset.
KNIGHT3000 - 7/16/2013, 8:41 AM
Despite hating AMAZING SPIDER-MAN movie, I am actually excited for 2.

ckal - WORD UPMAN OF STEEL WAS WICKED
GLprime2814 - 7/16/2013, 8:45 AM
Probably one of the best arguments for MoS I've heard so far.
I'm just gonna copy paste this everytime someone says something stupid about MoS.
MexicanSuperman - 7/16/2013, 8:46 AM
Cant wait for his antman film. MOS is great and so will TASM 2.
Spiderhog - 7/16/2013, 8:48 AM
@Levi that banner is from the facebook page so im pretty sure its legit
ruadh - 7/16/2013, 8:50 AM
Mildly confusing thing, but when you have the bit starting with "Edgar Wright On MAN OF STEEL", he's actually talking about Antman, and then brings Man Of Steel up. At first I thought he was talking about Man Of Steel immediately, since that's how you set it up. So referring to superman as a lesser known character was weird.

Again, just mild confusion. It took me a couple sentences to figure it out.
Orphix - 7/16/2013, 8:51 AM
@localman22

Spot on!

The CBM is like any other film genre. It reflects what is happening in the current social climate. We've seen it with westerns, sci-fi, horror, etc. The reason these characters are timeless is because they are archtypes that we can hang current ideas on.

The same goes for the comicbooks they're featured in.

I for one like my filmakers to try new things, take chances and get creative with these characters. You might not like what you see occasionally but it is far, far better than the alternative which would dull, bland, safe films which repeat what has gone on before.
GodzillaKart - 7/16/2013, 8:57 AM
Undeniably true.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/16/2013, 8:57 AM
I hate seeing that 2 next to the spider-man title. It should have been called the spectacular spider-man.
subzero1077 - 7/16/2013, 9:00 AM
You mean Man of Steel shouldn't have been another Donner/Reeve rehash!?

Glad Edgar Wright gets it!
DVonShakari - 7/16/2013, 9:05 AM
@Kahn....great article....
DVonShakari - 7/16/2013, 9:09 AM
Some should learn how to write and break down topics properly concerning articles instead of judging those who regularly do well and make the main page...
BatsFan - 7/16/2013, 9:10 AM
Edgar Wright is a great writer director and he have a good point of view on MOS.
TheMarvelWay - 7/16/2013, 9:28 AM
@Khan Great article, great choice of a banner. And great call on combining the 2 stories into one.
Not every ounce of info should have an entire article all its own.

Logan5 - 7/16/2013, 9:28 AM
Wright has always had perspective; it's what enables him to be such an amazing filmmaking talent. Well said Edgar!
valeriesghost - 7/16/2013, 9:39 AM
just reading this makes me want to watch Hot Fuzz.
MightyZeus - 7/16/2013, 9:41 AM
I totally agree with Edgar Wright. The man is smart.

People where complaining when 'Casino Royale' came out. People are complaining about 'TASM'.
ekrolo2 - 7/16/2013, 9:45 AM
Holy shit, a man who thinks super heroes don't need to just be straight up copy and pasted from the comics into movie form and that you can actually gasp CHANGE things about them as long as it works well?! Holy shit, my faith in humanity and the comic book community is restored, we actually have a comic book reader who isn't some purist douche bag who just want panel for panel translations of comics on the big screen!
Greengo - 7/16/2013, 10:12 AM
I'm starting to like this Kahn guy.
AwesomeSauce - 7/16/2013, 10:13 AM
How could Jor-El beat up GENERAL Zod when Jor-EL was built to be a scientist?
jcfrommars9 - 7/16/2013, 10:15 AM
@MartianAbominationClone

They won't and Casino Royale was also a very well received movie.
TheMarvelWay - 7/16/2013, 10:20 AM
I didn't like Man Of Steel but the fact that Superman killed wasn't the reason.

It wasn't a well constructed story and film. And like the end battle of the Incredible Hulk, the end battle of Superman was void of feeling and purpose despite the schemes of the badguys.

If they wanted Superman to kill Zod they shouldve just had him do it. The way they did it was a bit silly. Superman couldve saved the family by just flying off with Zod at that point. And Lois conveniently walking into the scene was just too much.

I think a larger problem was the method of the kill. If Superman could break Zod's neck then other characters could kill Superman the same way. So why didnt a military force of trained soldiers ever use any strategy against Superman? They never did.

Zod couldve got the other Kryptonians to leave the ship and they wouldve easily captured Superman.

Why did they bring Lois to the ship and how did they even know she existed?? We know that Goyer did it to bring JorEl to Zods ship but he forced it in there and it doesnt fit but they left it in.

It was unnecessary and lazy. A true writer rewrites such moments until they work.

A true writer would not have created such a mess as the story of Man Of Steel.

Where would Goyer have been as the writer if he didnt steal ideas from Smallville and other Superman mythology? Those were the best parts. Its when you get to the Non-ripped, Goyer written parts things go downhill.



MrCBM56 - 7/16/2013, 10:30 AM
Am I the only one who read what Edgar Wright said in a accent?

But seriously, what Edgar Wright said was genuis. Man of Steel brought a whole new interpretation of the charecter. Some took It lightly and some didn't.
tonytony - 7/16/2013, 10:33 AM
totally get where Edgar Wright is coming from. With Superman there were so many people judging in it on how it fit in with their perception of superman as opposed to the actual film itself which is actually really good, it just outside my top 3 CBM (TDK, Avengers and spiderman 2 in that order).


If you take Iron man for example no one (im talking critics not us) said anything about the villain in iron man 2 basically being a cross between whiplash and Crimson dynamo because quite frankly they didnt know. However imagine if you had a batman villain with Scarecrow crossed with the riddler? It would not go under the radar.

With man of steel what was really clear was that alot of critics judged it based on how well it fit in with their perception of superman, this is only possible because superman is such a well know iconic character however the problem with the critics who reckon they know superman is that they really dont and most of these critics perception is formed based almost entirely on the richard donner movies and no more than a handful of comics. They actually dont know the character and have not followed the many stories about him, yet so many of them were adamant about their views on who and what superman is.


You simply do not get this with lesser known character, AnT man could be a complete boy scout or he could be brooding and deep or he could be a witty smartass (all these are various personalities superman has had in comics but one guess which one you think the critics will claim he always is) and none of the "expert" critics would be able to cite deviation from source material because they simply do not know otherwise.

in that respect I guess that is the advantage of using a lesser know character because you are allowed the freedom to make creative decisions that allow for a better translation to the medium of cinema without the fear of people noticing or disputing the changes instead they will focus on the quality of the film on its own.

MR edgar wright you just gained some respect from me.
marcvader1 - 7/16/2013, 10:34 AM
He's talking abouthow Ant Man is easier to adapt than Supes.
pud333 - 7/16/2013, 10:41 AM
This guy gets it.
lucio7lopez - 7/16/2013, 10:44 AM
Great opinion Mr. Wright. The Man of Steel is AWESOME!!
Maxi91291 - 7/16/2013, 10:54 AM
@Knight

That was awesome :D
EpitomeofAwesome - 7/16/2013, 11:29 AM
So, they're calling it "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"......?
jcfrommars9 - 7/16/2013, 12:13 PM
@DrMindbender

You didn't attack darkmetal's argument, just him or her personally. "Complete nonsense spouting" without substantiating any reason or anything constructive at all for why that is and basically saying if darkmetal didn't like the construction of Man of Steel's story then it's above him or her. Then bringing in Marvel versus DC and your point of view on the matter when darkmetal not only didn't personally attack anyone let alone any fans of Man of Steel but never stated a word about either company. What was that about?
jcfrommars9 - 7/16/2013, 2:06 PM
@DrMindbender

You didn't state anything for anyone to figure out, you just simply made another personal attack. Your suggestion had nothing to do with what was said by either darkmetal or myself. You just dragged in another straw man argument with insults to boot to deflect having to say anything constructive.
Melkaticox - 7/16/2013, 2:09 PM
@jcfrommars9 Hey twin.

Oh please, don't tell me the damn movie is being called Amazing Spiderman 2...

Why not Spectacular Spider-Man? Please? Pretty please? You can call the...second...sequel "Web of Spiderman"! And...the third sequel... ... ...Superior Spider-Man...where...Peter dies?
jcfrommars9 - 7/16/2013, 3:17 PM
@DrMindbender

Your suggestion has nothing with either of us because it addresses something that was never stated. You brought up Marvel and DC while darkmetal never did, then you brought up what I've said about Man of Steel, even though I've said nothing about that here and we're not on what you would call a "Man of Steel" page. And then you keep attempting to divert any attention from the fact that you did not contradict anything darkmetal said with anything constructive, just personal attacks.
marcvader1 - 7/16/2013, 7:26 PM
Lol. This isn't a MOS page. You fans have hijacked it thoughn.
bbarber2323 - 7/16/2013, 9:43 PM
@Levi...basically stfu is what everyone is saying..
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