New ‘Man of Steel’ Image: Superman and Lois Lane Strike an Iconic Pose

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Warner Bros. has been keeping us on a slow drip-feed of teasers for this summer’s release of Man of Steel - directed by Zack Snyder. Despite the somewhat sombre tone of the promotional material released so far, we’ve had assurance from lead actor Henry Cavill that the film will be “realistic” but not “dark”.

At the point, it’s unclear how large a role Amy Adams’ Lois Lane will play in this latest reboot of the franchise. Canonically, Lois and Clark do not meet until they are both reporters working at The Daily Planet, and so the chances of her making an appearance before the halfway mark in an origin story are relatively slim. Adams featured only marginally in the full-length trailer for Man of Steel and didn’t appear at all in the two original teasers (though admittedly those mainly focused on Clark’s parallel career paths as a fisherman and bearded hitch-hiker). Still, judging by a new image of the super-love interests, she could feature more prominently than some might be expecting.

We’ve already seen one official image of Lois Lane in her non-nonsense reporter’s outfit, and now Total Film has revealed their Man of Steel-themed cover to promote their latest issue. Whereas most of the material released so far has focused almost exclusively on the Man of Steel himself, this image evokes the Lane-Kent dynamic that has only been hinted at so far.

Check it out below (click to enlarge):

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Total Film is not the only magazine to unveil an exclusive cover; this month’s copy of Empire also showcased Henry Cavill in the revamped Superman costume. Cavill is a relative newcomer, best known, prior to his Man of Steel casting, for his roles in Stardust and TV series The Tudors. Amy Adams is a more familiar face, and recently received her fourth Academy Award nomination for her role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.

The cover – from the identical stance of the two characters to the accompanying “It’s time for a change” slogan – bears more resemblance to a presidential campaign poster than a promotional teaser for Man of Steel‘s romantic storyline. It’s definitely a striking image, and having Lois positioned forward of Clark and mimicking his traditional chin-up, shoulders-back posture is far preferable to seeing her wilting in his arms like the artwork for a romance novel.

Man of Steel will be out in theaters June 13th, but Warner Bros. already seems confident in potential for a large box office take if the rumors of a planned sequel are anything to go by. Amy Adams has remained tight-lipped on the subject of whether she’ll appear in any future Man of Steel movies, leaving a large question mark as to what her fate might be in this summer’s release.


Man of Steel hits theaters in 2D and 3D on June 13, 2013.

Source: Total Film

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  1. that looks pretty cool Amy Adams is looking great

  2. This will be the best movie of 2013 or the biggest letdown of 2013. I’m expecting this to be better than Iron Man 3, but then again I am not a big Iron Man fan when it comes to those movies.

  3. Noel Neill, the first live-action Lois, was a redhead. Byrne’s Lois was a redhead. I don’t think it matters if Lois isn’t a brunette. Vicki Vale was a redhead in the comics, but a blonde in the ’89 Batman movie (granted, Bob Kane envisioned Vale as a blonde). It doesn’t matter if Perry White is not a Caucasian or if Superman doesn’t have the spit-curl – neither George Reeves nor Dean Cain had the curl as Superman.
    If the movie’s good, that’s all that matters. I respected the concepts behind ‘Returns’ but it just didn’t work out. I think it’s time to start fresh and not feel beholden to the Donner film (which is my favorite movie), because that leaves no room to make it into its own thing.
    I really want to like this movie! So far, I’m optimistic.

    • @JakeP
      Great Post!

    • Actually, Phyllis Coates preceded Noel Neill on the TV series from 1952-3. She was a brunette.

  4. WTF is wrong with you guys the suit looks awesome …cant wait !

    • And Noel Niell preceded Phyllis Coates in the 40′s serials, so Ms. Niell is the first live-action Lois Lane.

  5. But Superman Returns Brandon Routh was more handsome,sweet,cute and loveable. And that superman suit was great.

    • That’s just a matter of opinion.

  6. The new Superman suit rocks!

  7. I wonder how they’ll explain Lois not recognizing him when he starts to work for the Daily Planet. I’m pretty sure its been covered before. But if there going for realistic its hard to suspend that disbelief. Maybe she’ll know from the beginning. There’s a ton of storylines where she knows he’s Kal and in Nolan’s batman Alfred, JGL, Comm. Gordon, Raus a Ghul, Bane, Selina, and probably a few others I forgot all know so it makes sense if Zach doesn’t keep Supe’s identity a complete secret.

    • Agreed. I hope you’re right about Lois finding out sooner rather than later. It would be great.

  8. Can’t wait for this to come out.

    I dig the suit a lot, but part of me wished they had use the suit from New 52. That suit is completely bad@ss.

    I really can’t wait for Supes to kick some butt this time around. Singer’s “Superman Returns” had no combat aside from Lex stabbing Superman in the ribs.

  9. Wow…that new suit looks awesome, Best movie for 2013!

  10. The new superman looks handsome! He’s the first superman in ages that looks like he’ll kick some serious a**. Brandon Routh was good as superman/ck but that story sucked! he was just a Christopher Reeve look alike Bryan Singer didn’t do a good job at all sorry. I have faith in Zack Snyder! Can’t wait for June 14th

  11. Movie is going to suck like John Carter. I see no visual chemistry between Cavill and Adams. The suit is bad ass but the actors look like sh*t like Cavill and Adams. All of you Cavill and Adams fans can’t force us to like this movie.

    • Eh?


    • Amy Adams looks like sh*t? I take it you prefer the company of men??

    • Oh, “Rene.” Probably female Rene then… I can’t offer any opinion on Cavill’s looks though…

  12. why they are not giving another part of Superman…
    firstly spider-man, now Superman…
    We don’t want to see again from the starting…