Superman: Man of Steel 2012
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a British guy in a cape.
Next year Superman will be landing in cinemas once again. The movie is going to be a complete reboot and will be unrelated to previous Superman films. The plot is somewhat of a mystery, but, as usual, rumours have been circling the web, some ridiculous. At this stage all we really know is that a portion takes place in Smallville, probably a big portion as they cast Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent. A name has not been confirmed, but it is rumoured to be Superman: Man of Steel.
The villain hasn’t even been confirmed yet, though most believe its Zod. We probably won’t have to wait very long before all the missing pieces are revealed, as the whole film is being rushed to avoid a payout. The family of the original creator of Superman have won a case to regain some rights to Superman and his origin. The judge ruled that Warner Bros did not have to pay the family for Superman movies that had already been made, but would have to start production of a new Superman movie by 2011 or the family could sue for loss of earnings.
So far four cast members have been announced. Henry Cavill will play Superman, making him the first non American to portray the man of steel, Amy Adams was cast as Lois Lane, Diane Lane is Martha Kent and, as mentioned above, Kevin Costner’s Jonathan Kent. The interesting thing about the casting is that there is almost ten years between each of the actors. Henry Cavill is 27, Amy Adams is 36, Diane Lane is 46 and Kevin Costner is 56. Maybe it’s a conspiracy.
Personally, I really like Superman and I’m looking forward to this movie, at least until I have reason not to. Christopher Nolan is producing the movie and David S. Goyer is writing it. Nolan became interested when he heard Goyer’s idea, so you know it’s got to be good. Zack Snyder, director of Watchmen, is directing the film. It’s beginning to sound like this movies going to be darker than other Superman films. I just hope they make it serious, because comic book movies usual don’t work well unless they take themselves serious. The movie will be released some time in December 2012.
What do you think? What would you like to see happen? Is the age gap a conspiracy theory? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.