First Look: Henry Cavill as Superman in Man Of Steel


Here’s Superman!

Impressive right? Yeah… I know… not really.

This is obviously a promotional photo of Henry Cavil as Superman in the upcoming film Man of Steel. Which is a reboot / origin story of the classic Superman story. I’m curious to see how this turns out. A major problem that I’ve always had with the whole Superman story is that he’s too damn tough. All villans really don’t stand a chance. Yeah I know he has his kryptonite but that never seems to work. He’s basically perfect. He has the perfect genetics, raised by perfect foster parents, with good wholesome values. He’s super smart and physically invincible. It’s hard to tell a dynamic story about a character like that.

But Superman is arguably the most recognizable and popular super hero of all-time. So Warner Bros and Christopher Nolan are going to give it a shot.

I actually admired what Bryan Singer was hinting at in his attempt at the character in Superman Returns. Rather than focusing on an external villain as an antagonist, he focused on Superman’s conflict of being almost a religious savior to the world vs. his own ambition of just having a simple family life.

Of course…nobody agreed with me, which brought about this reboot.

I have faith in Christopher Nolan to tell an engaging story. The guy rarely makes a mis-step. With him overseeing the project we can pretty much guarantee good quality stuff.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner,Julia Ormond, Michael Shannon. It is directed by  Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan.

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