Filming of Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel is gearing up. Naturally, this means its time to cast extras!
When casting extras, the extras need to know what they’re getting into (well, sometimes), so Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. handed them all the official synopsis of Man of Steel.
You know what that means, right? It means the blogosphere gets their hands on it. So, without further ado:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
In terms of theme, this sounds exactly like Batman Begins, but with Superman. Clark Kent falls upon this responsibility and it’s about his journey of whether to become Superman. Of course, with the Nolan Brothers behind the story it makes sense that it shares that similarity with their already very successful Batman reboot. It also lets us know that, yes, General Zod will be the villain in this film. [ComicBookMovie via Slashfilm]