After a child is sent to Earth from the dying, advanced alien planet Krypton, he is adopted by a loving couple in rural Kansas. Raised with the values of his adoptive parents, Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is now a journalist in his twenties. Even as a child Clark realized that he possessed extraordinary powers that others on Earth did not. Now these powers are making him feel alienated and different.
“You’re not just anyone,” he had been told, “one day you’re going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be.” Now he is struggling with the ultimate question: “Why am I here?” When the world comes under attack, Clark is forced to answer both of these questions. His answer is to become the hero known as “Superman,” a shining beacon of hope who protects the world and the ones he loves.
Directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by David S. Goyer that’s based on DC Comics’ Superman character, Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman film series. Man of Steel also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane; Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White: Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent; Michael Shannon as the evil General Zod; Antje Traue as Faora, Zod’s evil partner; Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Kent’s mother from Krypton; and Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kent’s father from Krypton.
Man of Steel is scheduled for release on June 14, 2013, by Warner Bros. Pictures.