Man of Steel

Man of Steel

Superman has not graced the big screen since 2006 but this summer he is back as we finally get to see Man of Steel.

We have been being drip fed little bits from the movie over the last six months from storyline to images and trailers and that has done nothing by notched up the excitement that is surrounding this film.

Zack Snyder is one of the best young director's working in Hollywood at the moment as he is a filmmaker with a real visual flair - you only have to watch 300 to see that.

He is in the director's chair for the reboot of this popular franchise and, more than anything, I am excited to see what he does with this well known story and in which direction he is going to take it in.

David S. Goyer has penned some great scripts over the years including Blade and all three of the Batman movies.

There is a real visceral quality to Goyer's writing - not to mention great and complex characters - and he was brought on board to write this script.

But as if Snyder in the director's chair and Goyer penning the screenplay wasn't exciting enough Christopher Nolan will serve as producer on Man of Steel.

It is not surprising that the man that turned the batman franchise has been brought back to work on another D.C. Comic project - fingers crossed he will work his magic on this franchise as well.

There were plenty of names being banded about for the role of Superman a couple of years back but British actor Henry Cavill landed the role.

Superman is the biggest part of Cavill's career to date and it has the potential to turn the actor into a global superstar.

Amy Adams will play Lois Lane while Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Laurence Fishburne make up a cast list that you cannot help but get excited about.

Clark Kent(Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination.

Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question... Why am I here?

Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions.

Man of Steel is a movie that really has been kept under lock and key - even the trailer doesn't give a whole lot away - and that is why the excitement is really building as we creep closer to the release.

Superman is arguably the most famous of the D.C. Comic characters and there is real potential here for this franchise to follow in the footsteps of Batman and really challenge Marvel.

But the once question that is on everyone's lips with this movie is... will Man of Steel pave the way for a Justice League film? And if so who are we going to see star in this movie?

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