Man of Steel is an action/adventure film, directed by Zack Snyder and scripted by David S. Goyer. The superhero origin film stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent. Kent is an introverted writer who has an alter ego. During the daytime, Kent spends his time writing monotonous news articles and spends his free time with his girlfriend, Lois Lane (Amy Adams), who is totally unaware of Clark's secret identity.
Kent is extremely close to his adoptive parents, Jonathan (Clark Kent) and Martha Kent (Diane Lane). From the time, Kent was a young child, his parents were honest with Kent about how the trio became a family.
Clark was born on a planet called Krypton. When the planet began to die, Clark's biological father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe), sent him to Earth in hopes that his young son could live a happy and safe existence on the healthy planet. When Clark arrived on Earth, the Kents took him in and raised them as their own.
However, it didn't take Jonathan or Martha long to realize that there adopted son was unique from other kids his age. In fact, it was obvious Clark wasn't just talented, he actually possessed superhuman abilities.
As Clark grew older, he alienated himself from others because he was embarrassed of his exceptional abilities. Luckily, Clark's job as a newspaper reporter gave him the inspiration to use his abilities to make Earth a better place. Eventually, Clark began to use his powers to aid police in catching bad guys. He also took it upon himself to protect the world from anyone or anything that wanted to cause harm. A short time after Clark begins his vigilante behavior, the police and the public took notice.
Soon Clark's alter ago became known as Superman. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with Superman's efforts. General Zod (Michael Shannon) is also from the planet Krypton, and he also possesses the same phenomenal gifts as Superman. Unlike Superman, General Zod uses his unique gifts to try to destroy the world.
When Superman learns of General Zod's existence, he vows to do anything he needs to do to protect his adopted world.
By now, you've probably seen the "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer which leaked early over the weekend before getting an official release from Warner Bros. In the trailer, we see Ben Affleck's Batman face off against Henry Cavill's Superman. A new version of the trailer came out today, though, that features a couple of other actors famous for portraying the two superheroes. This re-imagining puts Christopher Reeves' Superman up against Adam West's Batman instead.
The "Suicide Squad" has yet another member! "Lost" alum Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast as a major supervillain in the upcoming DC Comics movie, taking on the role of Killer Croc. The reptilian villain is basically a super-strong, oversized, humanoid crocodile, and is often pitted against Batman. That fills out yet another role in the "Suicide Squad" line-up of DC villains: Jared Leto is on board to play the Joker, while Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn and Will Smith will portray Deadshot.
[UPDATE]: In reponse to the leak, Warner Bros. has released the official, full-HD trailer. We have updated with it below. The official "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer was supposed to debut on Monday, but as is often the case with these high-profile trailer releases, the thing just leaked early. So, if you want, you can now view a dim, bootlegged, slightly out-of-focus trailer for the upcoming superhero blockbuster. The trailer focuses almost solely on the Man of Steel himself through various sound bites of speeches and news reports concerning Superman and how exactly he'll fit into our society.
Could our next Batman sidekick be a woman? It's looking that way! "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been filming in the Detroit and East Lansing areas recently, and an extra working on the movie reportedly leaked some info about a recent scene. It would appear that Jena Malone has been cast in the film, and will be playing Robin, Batman's sidekick. This version of Robin will mostly likely reflect the version in The Dark Knight Returns, the graphic novel from "300" writer Frank Miller that was turned into an animated feature film.
It's been confirmed: Batman still has a really cool ride. New photos of the Batmobile from the upcoming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" have surfaced after a snooping fan spotted the vehicle parked near the film's set in Detroit. The design looks like a compromise between the bulky tumbler from the Christopher Nolan movies, with perhaps a bit of the sleekness of the old-school Batmobiles. The thing is definitely still a tank, but looks a little less armored and tapers in a bit on the sides to make it a little slimmer.
Watch out, Marvel universe...DC Comics is coming for you! Warner Bros. announced their schedule for the DC Comics cinematic universe today, outlining their plans for a "Justice League" movie as well as solo movies for all the major players in the DC universe. It all starts off with "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" in 2016, which we already know will feature Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. The movie might also feature cameos from other DC superheroes in order to set up their solo movies, an approach somewhat opposite to Marvel's in which solo movies led to "The Avengers.
Superman usually uses his powers to save people, but this time he's going the charity route. Henry Cavill and Amy Adams took some time on the set of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" to respond to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...and they both did it in costume! Adams, who played Lois Lane in "Man of Steel" and reprises the role in the upcoming film, sits dressed as the Daily Planet reporter as she introduces the video and rattles off her challenges. Cavill, dressed head to toe in his Superman regalia, is very quiet.
Are Batman and Superman afraid of Captain America? According to the recent scheduling change from Warner Bros. it looks like it: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" has given up its May 6, 2015 release date and moved earlier in the year to March 25, 2015. It's rare to see a big blockbuster actually move a release date up (usually, due to setbacks and reshoots, they have to be pushed back instead). But considering that the third "Captain America" movie was set to come out in that same weekend in May, Warner Bros.
Fans at the "Batman v. Superman" panel at Comic-Con today were treated to a surprise: the first look at Gal Gadot in costume as Wonder Woman! The photo reveals the full Wonder Woman costume, complete with a sword, that Gadot will be wearing in the upcoming superhero flick starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. The costume reflects some of the superheroine's more modern outfits, ditching the star-spangled briefs and bright red corset for a more ancient Greek or Roman look in muted colors to match the darker costumes of Superman and Batman.