'Man of Steel' Synopsis

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill (“Immortals,” TV’s “The Tudors”) in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”).

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

The film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Master”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”).

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue (upcoming “The Seventh Son”). Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer (“Angels and Demons”), and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni (upcoming “42”) as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix (“State of Play”) as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly (“The Adjustment Bureau”) as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff (TV’s “The West Wing”) as Dr. Emil Hamilton.

Man of Steel” is being produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers.

Zack Snyder’s behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Amir Mokri (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”); production designer Alex McDowell (“Watchmen”); editor David Brenner (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”); and multiple Academy Award®-winning costume designer James Acheson (“Restoration,” the “Spider-Man” films) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and 2,” “Watchmen,” “300”). The music is by Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“The Lion King,” “Inception”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, “Man of Steel.” The film will be released in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX®, and is slated for release on June 14, 2013. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Comments (130)

  1. Sean

    @Michael-Kolesik I disagree. It has much more then its moments. I've seen it plenty of times by now, and the entire movie is just awesome!

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Michael Kolesik

    @themoviefanatic It had it's moments

    11 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  3. Sean

    @Michael-Kolesik I don't know... I really enjoyed Man of Steel.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Michael Kolesik

    @themoviefanatic Considering how many plotholes and bad writing the Nolan movies had, I would say they are on par with each other as "meh."

    11 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  5. PsychoMovieJunkie...

    So how many movie careers are going to have to die before DC admits defeat and confesses that the superman curse is real?
    Neal before Zod indeed. To be honest, I had more feeling for Michael Shannon's Zod then I did for Superman.

    1 year agoby @PsychoMovieJunkieFlag

  6. A7sus4

    Frankly, watching it at home revealed that it's just another crummy superman movie. In this version of superman you get a monochrome half pre-historic half super tech advanced krypton that keeps its most important data on a monkey skull, a script with scenes that plays like 30 second commercials, and the complete destruction of Metropolis that luckily is all fixed for the last scene. Crap.

    1 year agoby @a7sus4Flag

  7. Sean

    @Simon-Thuo Yes, It certainly is.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. Simon Thuo

    i have watched it, its awesome

    2 years agoby @Simon-ThuoFlag

  9. Hideki Ryuga

    Finally got to watch the movie, I mean finally.
    he flew but I wanted to see him get mad, I missed that part.
    there was no rise of superman, he got beaten all the way, plus most of the kryptonians died in the ship not delivering the last fight with MoS.
    As the part with Zod, everything was fast, couldn't follow, part of it I blame the 3D glasses, all I could see were buildings falling.
    still, best superman ever Imo

    2 years agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  10. Marveldude12


    wrong, superman always wins

    2 years agoby @marveldude12Flag

  11. Sean

    @yoshi1506 I thought it was a lot more exciting then all the Nolan/Batman movies.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. Sean

    @lucius922 You mean it makes up for the really bad Superman Returns ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. Del

    Saw this movie at my base, SO BAD ASS... A few things bugged me but it's whatever, it just makes up for.

    2 years agoby @lucius922Flag

  14. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @steelman ( thumbs up) that's ace man, really wanted to know

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  15. Ps2fatboy

    im getting more excited about this film, each day atlast the superman movie us fans deserve.

    2 years agoby @ps2fatboyFlag

  16. June Eryn

    Been looking forward to this for years.

    2 years agoby @June-ErynFlag

  17. jasdjqs

    Hey, anybody seen the movie yet? I hear it might be the best movie of the year

    2 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    MAN OF STEEL will make Over $1 BiLLiON Dollars Worldwide, Henry Cavill is a Great Actor & Amy Adams is a Multi-Oscar-Nominated-Actress & Very Beautiful Plus Multi-Oscar-Nominated: C-NOLAN is The Writer & Producer, i think The New Suit Looks Great & Much Better than The Old Light Blue Suit that Looked Like a SMURF & with The OutSide UnderWear was Real Bad, i Will See MAN OF STEEL in 3D.

    2 years agoby @steelmanFlag

  19. Sean

    @redcameraman I'm glad that Man of Steel's approximate running time isthat long, because then that means everyone gets to see plenty of things happen in the movie, with out leaving the theater unsatisfied with the movie.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Marco

    Look at those big star names... Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Amy Adams, Diane Lane,

    Larry Fishburne, Michael Shannon, Henry Cavill.... awesome cast. Great actors!!!

    2 years agoby @Marco-90520490Flag

  21. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    The runtime has been confirmed for 2hrs-and-28mins. I'm down! :-)

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  22. Yogijava

    nono no not Cavill cant beat the charm of MrReeve or Routh. God Bless America

    2 years agoby @YogijavaFlag

  23. Mahtab Gran Shinwari

    This is my best movie

    2 years agoby @Mahtab-Gran-ShinwariFlag

  24. LilZook

    love zack snyder..lets hope this doesnt disapoint

    2 years agoby @lilzookFlag

  25. gumperman

    I'm anxious to see another trailer. If it's following the same release dates as THE DARK KNIGHT RISES trailers, which up to now it has, then we should expect another one by the end of April. Hopefully sooner though. :)

    2 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  26. Paul Loakes

    how to watch this!

    2 years agoby @Paul-LoakesFlag

  27. Ashlee Alisha Lynn Gray

    This looks really good, can't wait to see it!

    2 years agoby @Ashlee-Alisha-Lynn-GrayFlag

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