Man of Steel Extended Featurette: The New Superman Explained

Man of Steel - Young Clark Kent Superman

A Special Feature: Making The Man of Steel

As detailed in our June 2013 Movie Preview, this month belongs to DC Comics' Superman, who is getting a big-screen relaunch with Man of Steel. With a script and story by Dark Knight Trilogy architects Chris Nolan and David S. Goyer, and the directorial talents of 300 and Sucker Punch visionary Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. is pushing hard to re-introduce the "granddaddy of superheroes" in modern blockbuster fashion.

Even with the recent marketing blitz of trailers, TV spots, featurettes - and even trivia games - the general public (those who are only now becoming aware of the film's existence) still seem to have MANY questions about why this new Superman and his mythology are so different than what they are familiar with. For those people: today's 13-minute Man of Steel extended featurette answers your concerns.

  • Why doesn't Superman have underpants on the outside anymore?
  • What's with the new origin story?
  • What's with all the crazy Kryptonian technology?
  • What's with the redhead Lois Lane and black Perry White?
  • Who's the villain?
  • What's the action like?

Man of Steel - Young Clark Kent Superman

If you have asked any of the questions above (or know someone who has) then this featurette is just what the doctor ordered. For those who are experts on all things Superman (including the comic book influences for this film), there is plenty of new footage and insightful commentary from the cast and crew to enjoy.

'Man of Steel' stars Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Fighter”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White.  Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”).

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue.  Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Julia Ormond, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).


Man of Steel will be in theaters on June 14, 2013.

Source: IMAX Pathé


Marvel Confirms [SPOILER] Brought Wolverine Back to Life?

More in Movie Trailers