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Old 01-16-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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Kind of early for this but it's on my mind a lot...

What are you guys hoping to see in our first official trailer?

I hope they go the route they went for with the first Batman Begins teaser. I hope they come up with something that would make a general audience think they are seeing one type of film and then be hit with a "reveal" and realize "OH SNAP! " this is a brand new Superman movie.

This is the scenario that plays out in my head:

A short vignette of Clark Kent abroad in some remote, poverty stricken area, reporting on a story... Compassionately interacting with some common people, writing down their stories, making video recordings, speaking in their native tongue perhaps. Restrained yet inspiring music plays. These graceful and hopeful moments are blindsided by an attack by paramilitaries, or a gang of thuggish types. Whatever makes sense for the story. They want a hostage. Maybe a young teenage daughter, or maybe a father of a household. They want to terrorize and cause trouble.

The family Clark is staying with is targeted. They are frightened beyond measure. They should have never allowed this Yankee in their home and now their deaths are all but certain. Clark steps outside their house, meeting with the armed gang. "Take me" he says, "American... Journalist... more money... leave this family alone, take me..." He implores them. He offers his wrists and hands. The Leader of the gang makes a snap decision. An ordered is barked out and they knock the journalist to his knees, throw a sack on his head, and bind his wrists. They grab his wallet, money, and ID and carry him to the back of their truck. Extra effort is needed to carry this man, and 3 or 4 men assemble to do the job.

The gang leader's right hand man asks his boss "What's the American's name?" A slow response in broken English comes as he reads the young journalist's ID card "....Clark ...Kent." The armed thugs heave and throw the bound American into their getaway truck. The doors to the truck shut closed, two armed guards keeping an eye on their hostage. It races away out of the town. Leaving the terror stricken family wracked with guilt and dread.

The screen goes dark..."Warner Bros. Pictures Present"

The truck makes its way to a fortified compound in a remote part of the city, away from the slums. The two guards sit on either side of the bound journalist, quiet on the floor of the truck. The guards have no idea that their every movement is being closely watched. The timing has to be absolutely right.

"In association with Legendary Pictures..."

A guard peers out the back window as they pass through the security check point, he returns his gaze to find the American on his feet, his right hand at the other guard's throat, holding him aloft like a stuffed animal, his uzi dropped to the floor. He is so taken aback he loses the gut instinct to fire, his whole being is overcome by fear, incredulity, and wonder... What the hell is this?? Before he knows what hits him, the journalist comes upon him and with one beautiful swift motion knocks him over and takes his weapon away from him. He disables the weapon and binds the the second guard with the same ropes they used on him. The first guard has since passed out from the shock. These moments happen quickly..

"And DC Entertainment"

The truck closes in on the main buildings where prisoners are held. Many people from the slums are taken here to be sold into slavery and human trafficking. A desperate corner of the world this surely is. The journalist removes the sack from his head and when the time is right he kicks open the back doors, and drops behind the truck flying level above the ground. The music is racing and swelling with strings and horns. The audience now realize who exactly they are seeing. His right hand grabs the back bumper and in one motion bounces it against the ground, throwing the rear end of the truck a few feet into the air. The driver and passenger up front are knocked out of their seats. With his left hand the flying journalist reaches underneath and grabs hold of the back axle. He gets his legs and feet underneath him and hits the ground running. His right arm follows and soon he is holding the truck over his head. This miraculous display of power culminates in one beautiful heave as the Man of Steel throws the truck sailing through the air, traveling 20 feet straight at the wall of the prison.

The paramilitaries are overwhelmed and in total chaos. Shots ring out. Prisoners, young and old, are risen to look through the bars of their windows. This tightly controlled world of misery is being upended.

The leader of this operation is on site, and being whisked away to safety by his elite guards. There is nowhere he can be safe. The journalist knows he is here and he has some questions for the story he is writing.

The truck has long since made a hole in the wall of the prison, prisoners who are freed run for their lives. Guards find themselves and their weapons overcome by a force of nature.

This vignette ends with the leader of the operation in the hands of Kent, his blue eyes squinting in a focused rage. He seems as if he could burst in flames. "Who funds your operation, and where can I find these people?"

The Teaser ends with a quick flash of clips from Metropolis. Kent in his business suit making his way into downtown on an elevated train, Lois Lane smiling with a pen and pad in hand, Lex at a press conference, etc.. quick and succinct. A new Superman film is on the way. Christmas 2012

So these are my thoughts.. Please feel free to critique or add, or come up with your very own ideas for what you want to see in a Teaser for this film. Cheers!

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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In sure it'll feature music by Gravity Kills, God Lives Underwater, or the Black Keys.

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ehh... i feel like there is no real reason for this thread at this time but ill comment. You have some good parts, some bad parts. the one thing i want in the trailer is Henry Cavill. However I do always like it when they start the teaser without letting you know what kind of movie it is. just like you said with batman begins.

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the one thing i dont want anywhere near this movie is some contemporary pop-rock music. just like the other superman and nolan movies, just instrumental

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the one thing i dont want anywhere near this movie is some contemporary pop-rock music. just like the other superman and nolan movies, just instrumental
but if we put in some lady gaga and justin beiber it might build interest in the movie

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I liked the teaser for Superman Returns.. probably the only thing I liked about Superman Returns

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I liked the teaser for Superman Returns.. probably the only thing I liked about Superman Returns
the teaser was epic! perfect beat for beat

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I liked the teaser for Superman Returns.. probably the only thing I liked about Superman Returns
well funny that you brought that up~

I can still remember how I thought they were building up DC universe with Batman Begins and Superman Returns, and now after 5 years, they both going to end long before there is a team up movie.....

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imo it will need to show that this is the superman film we have all been waiting on...

show a quick shot of the \S/ and a rapid montage of action scenes following it. show Lex, the kents, lois, and perry...and for sure show a couple quick shots of superman and the villain fighting in the streets and in the air over metropolis, with lots of damage shown below them and off in the distance, damage like we saw in the cloverfield poster and trailer, only more of it.

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imo it will need to show that this is the superman film we have all been waiting on...

show a quick shot of the \S/ and a rapid montage of action scenes following it. show Lex, the kents, lois, and perry...and for sure show a couple quick shots of superman and the villain fighting in the streets and in the air over metropolis, with lots of damage shown below them and off in the distance, damage like we saw in the cloverfield poster and trailer, only more of it.
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I liked the teaser for Superman Returns.. probably the only thing I liked about Superman Returns
I had misgivings with the SR teaser/trailer. To me it didn't generate a great buzz in the theaters when I saw them and I really don't think they did much to boost interest. I liked seeing them cause I'm s Superman geek but for the average movie goer they were "meh". This is why I really think they need to hit the ball out of the park with them this time.

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I like the ideas... but a little too extreme for a trailer...

Though if they made it I wouldn't ***** about it ;D

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I had misgivings with the SR teaser/trailer. To me it didn't generate a great buzz in the theaters when I saw them and I really don't think they did much to boost interest. I liked seeing them cause I'm s Superman geek but for the average movie goer they were "meh". This is why I really think they need to hit the ball out of the park with them this time.
Maybe....i do remember getting chills when Krypton theme started and the Kent mailbox flashed across the screen.
If memory serves me correct I saw the trailer before one of the Potter films. Anyways...It was the following trailers that blew it for the movie. The North American trailers stunk. They did nothing for me, and I was stoked for a Superman film.

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i'm more interested in the movie being awesome than the trailer

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At best a trailer is a simple reflection of what the movie will be like. Make the movie good then worry about the trailer. Otherwise you have a very misleading trailer that get's people into a film that they watch and are dissappointed with. Yes, i'm talking about you Hancock.

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Depending on the storyline I could see them definately following the batman begins teaser, if they even have one. Something tells me we're going to have to wait until the Dark Knight Rises for a trailer.

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They should show some big-ass money-shots from the beginning, thank you. Nothing too revealing. Just the scope of it. And then some small intimate scenes in contrast. Spared no expences this time. And preferably with some of the cues from the Inception-score.

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I agree. show the villain, show lex, the kents, the crew at the DP, and of course Superman..

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I would love to hear 3:01 - 3:32, maybe near the end of a teaser. Make it a montage of various shots, Superman up above the clouds, in front of the sun, him struggling etc.

Among other things, it would be awesome if the trailer incorporated a slo-mo, sideways, slightly silhouetted shot of Jor-El and Lara embracing and kissing each other, with Krypton in the background being destroyed. Something along the lines of the "Superman: Birthright" scene that someone in the "Father/Son Moments" posted:

http://forums.superherohype.com/show...60&postcount=3

Given Zack Snyder's past filmography, I can imagine him executing a shot like that really beautifully.

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This is a bit early for me.

I'll play along with the poster instead of being a jerk about the thread though.

I would like to see a ship speeding towards earth and crashing. On the ship the Kryptonian logo of the house of el.

Then I want to see Clark without glasses in a tribal area looking around, and speeding off to save someone falling from a waterfall.

The DP building and globe would be nice, followed by Clark with his glasses and a shirt rip.

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I know the whole Clark visiting tribal areas is based off of the proposed Lois and Clark pilot, but it still hasn't actually been DONE yet. So I think that imagery would really let people know "Whoa. This is a different type of Superman film" and get them hooked from the start.

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There's a music production company called "Two Steps From Hell" that creates music specifically to be used in trailers. One example is the 2009 "Star Trek" trailer.

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There's a sample of their music, and I'd like to hear something like that in the Superman trailer.

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Here's a song from their album "Pathogen" titled "The Raven Talks Backwards". It'd be fitting for a trailer showcasing the villain:

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