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"Man of Steel" Looking Super as #1 Movie of the Weekend, According to Fandango’s Fanticipation

According to Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoing destination, advance ticket sales and positive fan word-of-mouth for “Man of Steel” are out of this world. The highly-anticipated film, opening this Friday, scored a rare 98 out of 100 points on the company’s Fanticipation buzz indicator, and ranks as today’s top ticket-seller on Fandango. “Man of Steel” soars high above the next closest competitor, Seth Rogen’s raunchy apocalyptic comedy, “This is the End,” which scored 77.

Fandango’s Fanticipation measures fan sentiment around the weekend box office line-up, with numerical scores that are calculated based on a proprietary analysis of Fandango’s advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement.

Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 “Man of Steel” ticket-buyers, and uncovered the following results:

88% are fans of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” franchise;

83% said the supporting cast of award-winning and nominated stars (including Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Shannon) increased their interest in seeing the movie;

81% claimed the darker interpretation of Superman made them more interested in buying a ticket;

75% cannot wait to see Michael Shannon’s performance as the villainous General Zod;

72% are fans of director Zack Snyder’s previous films (“300,” “Watchmen”);

69% want to see “Man of Steel” because the lead is played by Henry Cavill and not by an established box office superstar.

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A new Superman logo has been released in honor of director Zack Snyder’s upcoming reboot of the classic superhero film. The new logo puts a fresh twist on the iconic “S shield,” adding a rounded looked and dark slashes for texture.

The new film, starring Henry Cavill in the lead with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, is set to hit theaters in 2013. Speaking with nme.com, Snyder says it was a thrill to work on the legendary series:

“I love making genre movies because genre movies have the potential to be the biggest movie. Watchmen is a crash course on the rules of the why of superheroes, so for me now, to go and do Superman it’s like ‘Okay, I got that, I know why,'” he says.

“Now I can make, I think, a Superman movie that gets at him and makes him relevant and you can care about him and be something that you wanna see and not go ‘That’s a joke, he’s got his glasses on so you can’t recognise him.'”