Release Date: June 14, 2013
Director: Zack Snyder (300)Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Christopher Meloni, Laurence Fishburne
Category: Reboot of the Superman movie franchise.
Our take: In accordance with the recent relaunch of the Superman comic book, this reboot film will seek to update the superhero's mythos for modern times.
The red underwear are gone, the attitude, costume, and powers have (slightly) changed, and the origin story is being retooled as well. Immortals star Henry Cavill will be the man donning the red cape (sorry Brandon Routh and Tom Welling fans...).
The inclusion of General Zod (Michael Shannon) is already causing some people to write this off as a remake of Richard Donner's beloved Superman II - but in truth, Watchmen director Zack Snyder is going to be offering audiences a Man of Steel they haven't seen before - for better or worse.