'Man of Steel' EW Magazine Cover with Henry Cavill as Superman

Director Zack Snyder's new Superman touches down in the magazine's latest print edition hitting newsstands on Friday.
Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's Summer Movie Preview issue, which hits newsstands on Friday. Check out the brand new photo, then read on to see what Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, producer Charles Roven, and director Zack Snyder have to say about this superhero adventure.

Man of Steel EW Cover

Back in November, Michael Shannon, who plays General Zod, revealed he does not actually say, "Kneel before Zod" in the movie. Director Zack Snyder said there is another famous part of the Superman canon that will not be included.

"I'll be honest with you, there's no Kryptonite in the movie."


While Superman's main weakness will not be a part of the film, Henry Cavill revealed that his title character does have some emotional baggage.

"Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties."


Amy Adams also revealed that her Lois Lane is also much different than previous versions of the character.

"I think she's very transient. She's ready to pick up and go at a moment's notice. I think that definitely could be part of what she sees in Superman - not really laying down roots, not developing trust."


Producer Charles Roven said that while this movie does have the "Wow" factor, it is emotionally satisfying as well.

"You want to give the audience great spectacle. You want them to go to the movie, be eating their popcorn and be like, 'Wow!' But it's just not good enough to give them the 'Wow.' You want them to be emotionally engaged. Because if you just have the 'wow,' ultimately you get bludgeoned by that and you stop caring."

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



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  1. skywise

    Nice cover

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Sean

    I'm looking forward to get that magazine in the mail.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Superman81

    @mieko-siede well I guess they are not test tubes but I mean they are not pounding one out type of kids. Jor El and Lara did it the old fashioned way. I think they might be more like the clones from Star Wars they were genetically altered. It will be cool to see how they alter them.

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  4. Mieko_Siede

    @superman81 If I understand it correctly, I don't think they are necessarily test tube creations but genetically altered to be either an intellect or a warrior. He's free of any genetic manipulation. I did read, however, that Faora is a completely engineered being.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  5. Mieko_Siede

    @superman81 I just read it. lol! After reading the little Goyar said in the article about the movie setting the tone for the Justice League, it makes better sense to me.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  6. Superman81

    @mieko-siede that came from Snyder himself in the EW magazine. I think it makes superman more human than being a test tube creation. It will be interesting to see how it plays out

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  7. Mieko_Siede

    @bawnian-dexeus I do recall. Speaking to the suit being a hybrid or at least some variation of his uniform in recent printings, I'm only implying that I find the concept interesting in that with his new modern theme for the film I wouldn't be surprised if they used the element of the chest piece being the source of the uniform. Given how the costume seems to consume him like a second skin I would like to think so. I actually prefer the concept to previous takes of it. I often found it ridiculous to begin with that a pair of glasses and a bumbling persona masked his true identity but I had grown to accept it as part of the mythos. As far as the suit was concerned, I pondered how he wore all of that beneath his clothes without having to change from one set to another. I can understand the uni-tard and trunks but when it came to the fabric of the cape fitting beneath his suit coupled with a pair of boot masked by a pair of Stacy Adams, it was always a little hard to fathom the transformation. At least with the crest explains a lot of that away and takes less time for changing. If we are to accept Kryptonian technology as a possible reality it makes it seem plausible.

    @superman81 Part of me truly hopes that's false information. There have been so many redesigns of his home world and origins and yet they've all felt somewhat organic. They are already established as a superior technological race. But to suggest that they are all genetically engineered would require an even deeper back story to bring foundation to their origins as a planetary race. I could go for genetically altered or enhanced but not as a whole being created through scientific experimentation. Some things are better left alone. The concept of that alone changes so many dynamics of an already solid foundation.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  8. Superman81

    Also read Spoiler warning: that kryptonians are genetically engineered and Jor El and Lara conceive Kal El naturally which is forbidden. They say Faora is created just for killing pretty much

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  9. Superman81

    The cover looks nice, I am glad they are starting to show more. MOS has been quiet in the news for a few weeks now

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  10. JonSpidey07

    yes! so excited for this summer :)

    1 year agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mieko-siede@ejk1 Well yes, true, but I also was reffering to his chest piece being the source of his suits emergence. If you remember Superman Returns, Clark tends to have his suit beneath a pile of clothing he's wearing. In the New 52, they explained a new origin of the suit, that he simply has the S on his chest and when he needs it, it transforms his body into the suit. They also tried to have him have a T shirt with the S symbol and the shirt transforms as well.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Mieko_Siede

    @bawnian-dexeus In my opinion the suit looks like a hybrid between the New 52 and Earth One. The story even appears to draw from both sources, especially the complexity of Earth One in the emotional journey, although they've already given hints as to where the actual source material is inspired...but the suit definitely bears striking resemblance to both costumes of the 52 and Earth One series.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  13. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus If people worry about a codpiece, that is their problem.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. LuxoIII

    The Man of Steel is starring in 109 Films? Dang!

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Assuming some of them get over the whole codpiece dilemma

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus I think they're styling this suit to be a different type altogether. Whether it ultimately draws favor from the crowd is yet to be determined.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Think his suit will transform like the New 52 comics?

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. ejk1

    "No kryptonite." And with that phrase, part of my angst for this film has dissolved...

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @bane5000 T'was my obvious point. Been a slow day

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. Bane5000

    @bawnian-dexeus ...Im sure the ladies are gonna like the new " Hot and Modern " Supes...Especially those shots of him with no shirt on lol

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  21. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Also, I'm pretty sure the whole "Hot & Modern" isn't geared towards me :p

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Could have fooled me. Would of thought it was Ultraman

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Bane5000

    Reminds me of the pose Thor has on the Blu Ray cover

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  24. CelluloidDreams

    Nothing new or special!! Nothing to jump up and down about! Just the iconic Superman suite redux!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag