'Man of Steel' Viral Static Message Incoming - 'You Are Not Alone'
"You are not alone." That may be the message incoming from deep space transmissions received as static on the Man of Steel website recently. There's a mini-viral going on leading up to the release of the new trailer for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel on Monday morning, which started with a clip of pure static playing on the ManofSteel.com website over the weekend. It has slowly updated with a second version that became slowly clearer, showing what seems to be a symbol. Krypton? Zod? Superman? We'll find out soon. MovieViral has been covering this and just posted that a message is being decoded by the Deep Space Radio Wave Project.
At first no one knew what the static meant or why it was there, but speculation was that it was an incoming deep space transmission from General Zod — for Superman/Clark Kent. At least that's what the thought was. Now with this being deciphered as what appears to be "you are alone [not?]," it seems this is more of a message for us, for Earth over all. Ohh, shit. Before we continue, here's a look at the static as of Saturday afternoon, which will probably get clearer as everything progresses towards the trailer. Click to see the site:
Late last year, a small viral site called the Deep Space Radio Wave Project at DSRWProject.com was used to help launch the second trailer, now it's up and running again for another message. MovieViral reports on another email from the site with an update. "TODAY WE RECEIVED A NEW TRANSMISSION BELIEVED TO BE AN EXTENSION OF THE LANGUAGE DECODED LAST YEAR. THIS TIME, WE HAVE CONFIRMED THE MESSAGE HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED FROM SPACE." It's being decoded very quickly:
As of this moment, it seems like this will spell out something like "You are not alone" and potentially reveal a poster before the trailer. On the original site when it launched with static, MovieViral found a part of the source code that had a countdown timer ending at 6PM PDT on Monday, April 15th (which sounds about right for a trailer). However, this message is being decoded a lot quicker - which makes us think this might lead to an update before the weekend is over. If that's the case, we'll continue to add details as they happen.
From the looks of the static, it also seems like General Zod may be sending a message to Earth in the form of some Kryptonian logo or symbol or something. We expect that to be revealed by Monday as well, stay tuned.
Update #1: The full message has been decoded to say "You are not alone" exactly predicted, though it didn't reveal anything new elsewhere (as far as we know). The static on the Man of Steel website has started to clear further and it looks like the Superman "S" symbol, nothing from Krypton, but we'll keep watching.
Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), who wrote the script. Warner Bros is bringing Man of Steel to theaters everywhere on June 14th this summer. See the full trailer.