Smallville Is Revealed In New ‘Man of Steel’ Set Pics

Posted Monday, August 1st, 2011 09:00 pm GMT -4 by

The Kent farm house

Hot on the heels of the photos and video from the set of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ we presented earlier today, we now have some images of the set from the other half of the world’s finest superhero team… Superman!

Smallville's main drag looks exactly as you'd expect.

Zach Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ isn’t hitting theaters for another couple of years but filming is well underway in Illinois, which is appropriate since Metropolis, Illinois is home to the Superman Museum. Today, a series of photos were released via the Man of Steel Facebook page. In these photos, we get a glimpse of the town of Smallville, complete with the Kent farm, what appears to be the main street and even an IHOP.

What happened in Smallville?

Not much is known about the plot of the film but we do know that it includes Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) as the villain General Zod. Here’s to hoping that with a realvillain like Zod, that ‘Man of Steel’ is less of a lame origin story with a kryptonite-powered villain and more of the epic action film that Superman fans have been begging for. We sure didn’t get it with the should-have-been-better snooze fest that was ‘Superman Returns’.

Check out the full set of photos here.

‘The Man of Steel’, directed by Zach Snyder is set to release on June 14, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, and Michael Shannon.