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Posted on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 : 10:23 a.m.

EMU alumnus co-producer new 'Man of Steel' Superman movie

By Katrease Stafford


This film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Henry Cavill as Superman in "Man of Steel."

AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Clay Enos

The new "Man of Steel" Superman movie has yet another Washtenaw County connection.

Wesley Coller, a 1999 Eastern Michigan University graduate, was co-producer, the Ypsilanti Courier reported.

Coller said the movie, based on the 75-year-old DC Comics character, will allow fans to connect with the superhero character in a way they haven't before.

According to the Courier, this is the sixth movie Coller has worked on with "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder. Coller collaborated with Snyder on popular films such as “Dawn of the Dead,” “300,” and the “Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole." The film opens today. previously reported that Ann Arbor native David S. Goyer worked as a co-writer on the new Superman movie. Goyer, 47, is a 1984 Ann Arbor Huron High School alumnus and a 1988 University of Southern California alumnus.

Goyer helped reinvent Batman with “The Dark Knight Trilogy” and co-wrote the trilogy with director Christopher Nolan, starting with 2005’s “Batman Begins.”

Last year’s “The Dark Knight Rises” grossed approximately $1.08 billion worldwide, barely beating 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” which grossed approximately $1 billion.

Katrease Stafford covers Ypsilanti for her at or 734-623-2548 and follow her on twitter.


tom swift jr.

Sat, Jun 15, 2013 : 6:39 p.m.

And, editors, your "Read the Ypsilanti Courier article." link takes folks to the wrong article....

tom swift jr.

Sat, Jun 15, 2013 : 6:37 p.m.

You might want to avoid going to the Wall Street Journal for your movie reviews, unless, of course, you're getting your financial advice from Entertainment Weekly. The movie has a 58% rating on Rotten Tomatoes right now, meaning that 58% of the critics have a positive feeling about it... Audiences are weighing in at about 83% positive. I saw it last monday in new york, it's a fantastic movie....perfect, probably not, but well worth the time to watch it, lots of fun, well cast...... But, it probably wasn't made for the CPA's at the WSJ. :)


Sat, Jun 15, 2013 : 11:36 a.m.

Wall Street Journal says it's awful...