WARNING! THIS POST DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS FROM ‘MAN OF STEEL’!!
With all the hoopla surrounding the current crop of superhero movies out this year, news of Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ seemed to have been nonexistent… until now. Thanks to Comic Book Movie we finally get some information about this new Superman film.
‘Man of Steel’ is currently in post-production and not a lot is known about the film except it will be a reboot of the Superman film and will be about his origins. Now word has it that a “good portion” of the film will occur on a war torn Krypton.
In some ways that is good news as that may mean Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer (who will be portraying Kal-El’s birth parents) will have more than just a cameo in the film but it sure sounds like Snyder is trying to fit a lot of Superman’s early years into one movie. Not only will we see Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) as a baby sent to earth but also as a young teen in the form of Dylan Sprayberry in the early years of a budding romance with Lana Lane (Jadin Gould) and in a bearded scraggly form in what some are predicting (based on the rumors that the storyline is loosely based on the comic series ‘Superman: Birthright’) to be the time when Clark Kent roamed the planet to “find himself” and his place in the world as a super alien being. We also know we’ll see Clark as the reporter we’ve come to love while in Metropolis and see him as Superman save Smallville from the destruction caused by Kryptonian villain Zod (Michael Shannon). Now we can add the planet Krypton into the mix.
I’m sure more will come out next month when the ‘Man of Steel’ panel appears at Comic Con on Saturday, July 14th. A trailer will be shown as well as additional footage from the film. For those of you not familiar with the film, here’s the official synopsis released by Warner Bros:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
‘Man Of Steel’ will be released on June 14, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Russell Crowe, and Laurence Fishburne.