Man of Steel 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital l 2-Disc DVD/Digital l Instant
DIRECTOR: Zack Snyder
WRITER: David Goyer
STARRING: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Ayelet Zurer, Dylan Sprayberry, Richard Schiff
RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2013
“What was I supposed to do, just let them die?” … “Maybe.”
That’s part of a conversation had between a young Clark Kent and his adoptive father Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) after Clark saves a bus full of kids from certain death, and a good indicator of what kind of movie Man of Steel, the latest take on iconic superhero Superman, aims to be.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the movie opens on the planet Krypton with Jor-El (Russell Crowe) witnessing the birth of his son and then going to try and warn a council of leaders of the planet’s impending doom before General Zod (Michael Shannon) attempts a coup and things begin escalating toward a state of chaos and destruction. Thinking quickly, Jor-El recovers a crucial item in preserving the Kryptonian race and sends it along with his newborn child, Kal-El, the first naturally born baby on the planet in centuries, off to planet Earth.
There he lives for the next 33 years, dealing with many of the things we all dealt with growing up, while also trying to keep his special abilities as secret as possible. But when General Zod finally locates the adult Kal-El (Henry Cavill) he comes to Earth to get what he’s been seeking all these years, no matter what the cost.
A couple of days ago at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 rumors turned to fact when it was announced that a new movie featuring both Batman and Superman was in fact on the way.
But for most of us who were not able to attend Comic-Con, this was just a cool bit of news. For those who were in attendance, as is usually the case, presentation and crowd reaction make announcements and footage a much different experience. And now you too can see why.
A video has been released of Man of Steel director Zack Snyder setting up the big announcement, which starts with actor Harry Lennix reading a line from The Dark Knight Returns and transitions into the logo reveal. Then comes the reaction, and it’s a good one. See the video below.