Warner Brothers has just released the first official synopsys for Zack Snyder’s Superman Reboot, The Man of Steel. Unfortunately, it doesn’t reveal too much in terms of story (although it’s already been confirmed in previous announcements that the new movie will have Zod as the villain, which will give Superman an actual villain to punch, instead of the movie being wasted on fighting real estate):
“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.”
While it didn’t provide any useful info about the story, one thing we can get out of the synopsis is that the creative team did not fiddle with the origin that comic book fans are familiar with.
The Man of Steel arrives June 14th, 2013 in 3D and IMAX.