Zack Snyder’s 300 was a surprise hit back in 2007, a veritable feast of stunning visuals, hyper-violent battles and quotable lines, the latter of which has predictably come back in vogue in the past few weeks. Snyder has since moved on to bigger and (arguably) more muscular heroes allowing Noam Murro – whose only previous filmmaking credit came with 2008’s Smart People – to step into the director’s chair for long-gestating follow-up 300: Rise of an Empire. Though the second instalment isn’t as proficient as its predecessor or the Spartans contained within it, the story expansion in addition to another welcome helping of spectacle make it a worthy addition to the saga.
Back in 2007, Zack Snyder’s stylishly-directed 300 was a surprise hit, slashing its way to $456 million at the global box office. The director has since busied himself with a little known film called Man of Steel (2013), which gets its worldwide release this week, and so the reins have been handed over to Noam Murro for the next chapter of the saga, 300: Rise of an Empire (2014). Yesterday saw the unveiling of a new poster and, as is the trend these days, a new trailer has swiftly followed.
It’s been quite the wait since that hotly-received Comic-Con teaser all the way back in July, but this evening Warner Bros. finally unleashed the first full trailer for 300 director Zack Synder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel (2013). Using only a few snippets of previously seen footage, this is the clearest indication yet of the type of Superman both Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan have intended for the world come 14 June next year. Not only do we see shots of British actor Henry Cavill’s alien aid in full action (with Michael Shannon’s General Zod also making a brief cameo), but we also get a distinct sense that Snyder’s film will seek to provide the ultimate origin story for arguably America’s greatest superhero.
Watch the trailer for Man of Steel at CineVue here.