We know what this era is; it’s the era to reboot all superhero stories. And the story of a child sent to Earth from a dying planet Krypton hasn’t been singled out.
“Man of Steel” is the next big American superhero film to conquer cinemas around the world. We say it like we’re sure of it and you know what though? We are.
Based on the DC Comics character “Superman” (who else?), the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series under the watch of Zack Snyder (“Sucker Punch”), David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”, “Jumper”, “The Dark Knight”, “The Dark Knight Rises”) and..wait for it, Christopher Nolan (needs no introduction).
The production will be based in west suburban Plano, Illinois whilst using Chicago and Vancouver as backdrops to retell the tale of Clark Kent (played by Henry Cavill). Adopted as a child by Martha and Jonathan Kent after he was transported to Earth to survive the destruction of his homeworld, he grows up to become a journalist. By day, that is.
Because while he was raised with the values of his adoptive parents, he’s not like “any other ordinary boy”. Clark has unique super abilities which cause him to struggle whilst trying to find his footing here on Earth. His journey to adulthood was that of a pretty much alienated one until one day, the world is attacked by an insidious evil:
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Ta-dah! Clark Kent, nerdy and reserved journalist transformed into the hero Superman to protect (and save) the world! Here’s what we’re wondering though – will this “new age” Superman movie include Clark changing inside a phone booth? Just saying.
The film is slated for a June 2012 released. Meanwhile, hit up the official website for more timely updates.