EDITORIAL: Why Is WB Being So Hesitant About MAN OF STEEL?!!!

EDITORIAL: Why Is WB Being So Hesitant About  MAN OF STEEL?!!!

One teaser, a fan made animation.... thats it?! I know we have got a trailer coming in December & I want to be proved wrong, I really do. I want this film to be magnificent. Why are WB being so hesitant to release anything MOS related?! Yes, this is an unpatient rant.... Indulge me!

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By VERISIMILITUDE - 11/8/2012
So the biggest bit of news we've got I'm the past 3 months is that Man Of Steel will be in 3D.... the kind of announcement Marvel would have made, say, well over a year beforehand.

No character stills, no krypton/smallville/ metropolois stills, no set shots.... nothing.

Yes, I'm getting unpatient again.... SR may have been a misfire, but at least we were drip fed bits of news. Yes, some complained that the video journals somewhat ruined the surprise, but they didn't really spoil anything.... not that there was much to spoil.

MAN OF STEEL has had the least exposure of any film I know of. Remember, there are A LOT of movies coming out around the same time. It needs all the exposure it can get.

Most people I know don't even know there is a new superman movie coming.... the ones that saw the teaser have forgotten about it already. Now I loved that teaser, I really did, but it wasn't enough for the general public to know he's back.

Hell, the most exciting thing that happened in the past month was a fan made animation that people thought was real. That in itself speaks volumes of how useless WB have been marketing this so far.

Come on WB.... I want you to prove me wrong, that you are not extremely worried about this picture, that you don't have any doubts. Because right now, you are not exactly shouting it from the rooftops.

Oh, I stand corrected... Amy Adams made a quote in the L.A. Times.... stating that "she always wanted Superman." A genuinely lovely lady & a wonderful actress, who I'm looking forward to in this role, however, newsworthy?! Woopie doo... So much damn stress is going to be released when this trailer comes out! Haha! & it's not the fact that's how WB want you to feel, this is just purely being over cautious. They know that if they mess this up, it's goodbye Superman... they're bricking it.

I want to be wrong... & I hope I am. I'm dearly looking forward to MOS.
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batfan175 - 11/8/2012, 6:37 AM
i love it how the first assumption is that they're on the wrong track when we have nothing to judge the film on besides the teaser and as a fan of cinema i would not want to see more before the movie comes out because set pictures can ruin your expectations and spoil stuff and so can trailers; i'm happy they're starving us to death because i'm sick of people overanalysing movie frames that are probably going to end up being cut anyway.
Spideyguy94 - 11/8/2012, 6:38 AM
TDKR had nearly no marketing until the 2nd trailer, they had the teaser attached to Harry potter and that was it, the major marketing isn't going to start till roughly around 2-3 months before the movie comes out which most films do
Celenco - 11/8/2012, 6:41 AM
This article is comical? Did you seriously have to make an article about how much you want more info from Man of Steel, a Movie not coming out for months?

When they start bombarding you with marketing, then the same people that wanted it now would say, its too much info. smh
Spideyguy94 - 11/8/2012, 7:06 AM
The most where going to see from now until around Aprill is the trailer next to the hobbit and maybe a super bowl spot depending if WB want to do that, then we'll probably see a trailer attached to iron man 3 that's when we'll start seeing tv spots billboards etc. the whole point of trailers and marketing is to hype you for the movie not give the plot away when the movie is coming out in just under 9 months. Why would you want them to show you anymore than a teaser trailer?
CorndogBurglar - 11/8/2012, 9:28 AM
So let me get this straight. We had a MoS trailer/teaser, which was actually longet than most teasers, BEFORE we have a trailer OR teaser for Iron Man 3.

Iron Man 3 comes out in 6 months. MoS comes out in 9 months. Yet we still got something for MoS first.

Please explain how you can make this comparison. Yes, we have a full trailer for IM3, but its also coming out a full 3 months before MoS.

Also, lets keep in mind that MOST movies don't begin serious marketing until abount 2 months before it gets release.

You need to relax.
AC1 - 11/8/2012, 9:55 AM
I remember back when the movie itself was supposed to get a December 2012 release... I hope MOS is worth the wait (and I'm sure it will be).
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 11/8/2012, 10:04 AM
I could care less about marketing. I haven't been this excited for a movie since Batman Begins.
Moriarty117 - 11/8/2012, 10:27 AM
The trailer is reported to be with The Hobbit on December 14, so no worries for me. I bought tickets yesterday.

I think WB DC is still trying to figure out their Justice League game plan, so everything possibly involved with the DC pantheon is up in the air.

Just keep cranking out decent animated features, I'll be happy. The Dark Knight Returns part 1 was spectacular.
dezdigi - 11/8/2012, 11:05 AM
I'm excited for that first trailer. Hopefully, it will arrive with the Hobbit. Serious marketing won't start till after IM 3.
Knightrider - 11/8/2012, 11:32 AM
I don't think they are being hesitate. Although they are in a no-win situation as people complain when they rush a movie, and now we have complaints they are taking their time.

WB, no matter what you think of their treatment of DC characters, is a movie making machine, and knows how to market big summer blockbusters. Right now they have other things to focus on, but when the time comes MoS will get its time to shine.
bluedude - 11/8/2012, 1:37 PM
@spideyguy94 good point ya after colorada they pulled all tdkr trailers off tv n online streams and it still made tons of money highest grossing non 3d movie
BUT! I FEEL YA IM IMPATIENT AS HELL I WANT A FULL LENGTH TRAILER DAM IT! But i think them not giving us wat we want may be building more anticipation than if they did give us waht we want.
bluedude - 11/8/2012, 1:38 PM
i think they might release new mos trailer infront of gangster squad
Minato - 11/8/2012, 6:43 PM
T:TDW>IM2>S:MOS

The best thing they can do for me is to show Superman throw a punch in the next trailer.
Tainted87 - 11/8/2012, 6:45 PM
Do you want Watchmen-style coverage? Superman Returns-esque vlogs?

There's not going to be a whole lot of action stills right now because the majority of the action is digitally enhanced, in fact, most of the shots have green screen surroundings.

The movie is coming out next summer, not this winter.
Tainted87 - 11/8/2012, 6:52 PM
@Hush2010
It's Zack Snyder.
Observe his zombie remake's opening.


Superman will not only throw a punch, but he'll freeze and superheat a certain Kryptonian in mid-air. That's where my action expectations are at.
Christuffer - 11/8/2012, 8:29 PM
No news is good news. Especially because everybody is a hater and a critic these days. So appreciate the radio silence while you can! Your concerns are justified and understandable, but just think about this: as soon as we get clips, teasers, and info...people are going to start pointing out what they don't like. The internet is a powerful tour de force, and we don't want it to ruin this movie.
sups92 - 11/8/2012, 8:43 PM
I wish we could just get a couple of promo shots before the year is over.
D117 - 11/9/2012, 2:14 AM
There's no need for WB to rush and throw out multiple trailers pics etc., unless you want the movie to be spoiled for you.
Happy11 - 11/9/2012, 4:41 AM
Get a grip its not out til next summer I would be worried if this was Apr May next year and we had nothing, I am feeling very positive about this film so should you.
Jollem - 11/9/2012, 4:43 AM
patience, young fanboy
superbatspiderman - 11/9/2012, 2:43 PM
The Man of Steel is going to be great. I really hope they release a trailer soon like they did Iron Man 3.
Minato - 11/9/2012, 2:43 PM
For Superman to be the epitome of the term Superhero he has the worst representation on film to date. The most accurate depiction of him to date IMO is His animated series and Justice Leagues animated series. The Superman Return fiasco left me embarrassed for his legacy.
jingorot - 11/11/2012, 5:04 AM
^

jingorot - 11/11/2012, 5:06 AM
and some day, my friends. some day....

DarthCaedus137 - 11/13/2012, 7:31 AM
Unpatient... I think that's just made my day...
WruceBane - 11/20/2012, 10:57 AM
he has a point though.

remember the almost daily news we were getting from the last two bat-films by this point in their production?
JorEllinator - 11/25/2012, 1:30 PM
I love the suspense, I think Warner is doing it on purpose to get us screaming for more.

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