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With The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, and Dark Knight Rises all occupying the minds of superhero movie fans right now, it's sometimes hard to remember that this little guy called Superman has his own movie coming out next summer - but indeed, Man of Steel is on the way.
While director Zack Snyder continues production on his highly-anticipated (and much-debated) reboot of the Superman movie franchise, we'll have to settle for promo materials like today's Man of Steel banner to sate our appetites.
For those who don't know, Man of Steel will continue the evolution of Superman started by DC Comics' recent "New 52" reboot. We'll be seeing the...er, Man of Steel in a new light, with a revised origin, new costume, and slight variations on his powers (to make him less invincible and ergo, boring). Whether this reinvention of the keystone figure in superhero lore will go ever well with the masses remains to be seen.
The banner doesn't answer any questions as to the quality of Snyder's film, but it's still pretty sweet. Check it out:
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In keeping with the re-invented mythos, it seems that Superman's logo will actually be more than an insignia stitched on blue spandex. The logo in the banner has a solid, armor-esque feel to it - much like Superman's new costume (pictured below), which will now function as a sort of Kryptonian armor, adding function to the questionable fashion of Superman's traditional costume.
Immortals star Henry Cavill (pictured above) will play Superman in the film. The villains he's facing will be Kryptonian militant General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and his sidekick Faora, played by Antje Traue (Pandorum). Amy Adams (The Fighter) is Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne is Daily Planet Editor-in-Chief Perry White, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane play Jon and Martha Kent, Superman's earth parents; Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer play Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van, Superman's birth parents.
Man of Steel will be in theaters on June 14, 2013
Source: Legendary Pictures