There are a lot of mixed feelings surrounding the latest offering in the Superman movie franchise. Man of Steel is still a long way off, release date in July next year, but with Superman Returns leaving a nasty taste in the mouth of some fans will Man of Steel bring the franchise back to its former glory, or be another nail in the coffin?
I have to be honest, I enjoyed the last Superman movie. I thought the story was inventive, if a little slow, and the moment when Clark Kent ran out of a bar and pulled his shirt open to fly off and rescue Lois from an ill-fated shuttle launch made the hairs on my neck stand on end and made me feel like a ten year old again! With this in mind and being a fan of all things Superman I don’t think I will be disappointed with the film no matter what.
But, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will be worth a look for the cast alone:-
Henry Cavill – Clark Kent
Amy Adams – Lois Lane
Michael Shannon – General Zod
Diane Lane – Martha Kent
Kevin Costner – Jonathan Kent
Russell Crowe – Jor-El
Ayelet Zurer – Lara Lor-Van
Laurence Fishburne – Perry White
Antje Traue – Faora
Harry Lennix – General Swanwick
Christopher Meloni – Col
Not to mention its written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan (wow) and of course directed by Zach Snyder. All in all a planet destroying amount of talent! (Oh……. Sorry Clark!)
And then there is the new gear. Superman has a new suit and we get a look at some Krytonian wear that I am sure will be all of the rage at next year’s comic cons all over the world. Some of the costumes were on show at Licensing Expo 2012 in Vegas and some alright-ish snaps have surfaced. See what you think.
Photos from ComingSoon.net.