New pics from Man of Steel
- Niki Boyle
- 4 June 2013
The new Superman images feature Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon and Amy Adams in action
The drip feed of info from the much-hyped Man of Steel is accelerating as the film nears its release date (Fri 14 Jun). Today's instalment of supernews brings with it 13 new pics from the film, including shots of all the principal cast in action.
Promising to be a grittier, more realistic take on the adventures of the man in the red underpants, Man of Steel takes its lead from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight franchise (indeed, Nolan was drafted in as a producer to 'godfather' the project, with 300 and Watchmen helmer Zack Snyder taking on directorial duties). With his home planet of Krypton exploding around him, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) sends his son to the relative safety of Earth, where he is taken in by the Kents (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane). As he grows into a young man (Henry Cavill), the newly-christened Clark Kent realises he's not the same as the human beings around him, and must decide whether to disregard his super powers or embrace them. Meanwhile, the villainous General Zod (Michael Shannon) has also escaped Krypton, and is seeking to destroy the interplanetary refugee - as well as anyone that gets in his way.