The news on Superman reboot Man of Steel has been pretty quiet lately (Iron Man 3 is to blame for that, having had a strangehold on superhero news for the last month or so), but it looks like the publicity campaign for the reboot is finally kicking in. Warner Bros have released a brand new synopsis and the very first (in what will inevitably be in double figures by June) TV spot for the movie. First up, here’s the synopsis, handily de-caps-locked (a new handy word that I’m sure you’ll all be using at the water-cooler in the future) for you all… because let’s face it, shouting a synopsis isn’t the best way to publicize your movie. Especially a synopsis as long as this one…
A young boy learns 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, played by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (‘Gladiator’).
Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni (upcoming ’42’) as US Military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix (‘State of Play’) as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly (‘The Adjustment Bureau’) as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff (TV ‘The West Wing’) as Dr. Emil Hamilton.
And here’s the thirty-second TV spot. There’s only a scrap of new footage here, and it’s essentially a compressed version of the second trailer, but after all… it’s not a bad trailer.
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Man of Steel hits cinemas on June 14. And in trailer news, it’s likely that a third and final trailer will be attached to Iron Man 3 on May 3, but nothing has been confirmed yet.