We’ve already gotten a decent (albeit, unpolished) look at the costumes for most of the film’s big players – including, Henry Cavill as Superman, Michael Shannon as General Zod, and, most recently, Russell Crowe as Jor-El.
The latest paparazzi pics taken from the Man of Steel set aren’t going to stir up trouble like those featuring the aforementioned actors in their respective costumes – however, they do raise some questions about certain turns in the film’s plot.
Man of Steel is currently shooting on location in Vancouver, so it’s no surprise to see pics of the cast and technical crew dressed up in multiple layers of clothing – as a means of dealing with the colder weather conditions. However, what is unexpected is the sight of Cavill sporting a scraggly beard to go with his damp sweatshirt and fur-lined coat. We’ll discuss the implications of these images after you check a handful of them out in the gallery below:
So, obviously, the implication seems to be that Cavill’s Clark Kent/Kal-El will hit some hard times – ones that don’t involve him battling renegade Kryptonians, that is - at some point during Man of Steel. There’s also a dog in one of these photos, but that could just be a random animal that Clark encounters while looking all unkempt.
These pics do beg the question, though: seeing how the film is clearly being fashioned as a franchise-rebooting origin story that approaches the Superman mythos from an angle similar to that which (you know whose name is coming…) Christopher Nolan took with Batman Begins – does that mean Clark will indeed be going on a “soul-searching odyssey” that takes him around the world (possibly, on his way to the Fortress of Solitude)… similar to what Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne did?
That seems like a reasonable assumption, based on the implications of the official Man of Steel synopsis – which basically says that Cavill’s superhero will spend a good chunk of the film attempting to figure out his true purpose and how to responsibly use his powers to help the people of Earth. All the same – let the bearded Superman jokes commence!
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Harry Lennix, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, and Christopher Meloni. It is scheduled to arrive in U.S. theaters on June 14th, 2013.
Source: Socialite Life