Hot on the heels of Marvel’s latest Iron Man installment comes DC Comic’s answer. Man of Steel, the reboot of the Superman story, premieres June 14, 2013 and I can guarantee this isn’t the Superman you’ve grown to know and love.
Superman is no stranger to the big screen but there are significant differences with this reboot.
For one, Henry Cavill is the first non-American to be cast as the Man of Steel himself. For some, there will be no other Superman than Christopher Reeves but you can’t blame DC Comics for trying.
Another casting first involves Daily Planet editor Perry White. Laurence Fishburne is the first African American to play the role. Just like Samuel L. Jackson’s portrayal of Nick Fury, these casting choices are bringing a whole layer to the iconic characters.
And lastly, you’re not going to see any green Kryptonite in this summer blockbuster. The film’s director, Zach Snyder, revealed that, in this story about the hero’s origin, he has more human-like insecurities and weaknesses, stemming from the fact that he’s just trying to fit in on this planet.
What to expect: Instead of embracing his superhuman powers and abilities, Clark Kent lives an isolated life. Really, he’s just trying to fit in, fly below the raider.
“My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they’d reject me… out of fear. He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?” – Clark Kent
That is until General Zod, from Krypton, comes to wreak havoc on Earth. Clark becomes Superman in order to defend the only home he’s ever known, with a little extra motivation in the form of Lois Lane (Amy Adams). And finally the hero is born.
“You just have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be, Clark. Whoever that man is, he’s going to change the world.” – Jonathan Kent
It’s clear this isn’t the Superman Christopher Reeves or Brandon Routh portrayed but watching the trailer has me pumped for this reboot. See for yourself:
Excited now? I think it’s time to prove it.
It’s become a trend to dress up. There are conventions, theme parties and now, movie premieres. If you’re going to the midnight premiere (or any showing) of Man of Steel don’t forget your own man (or woman) of steel look!
You could go all out with a head to toe transformation. Costumes like the ones below are the perfect quality for any convention so you know they’ll stand out at this blockbuster’s premiere.
If you don’t want to stand out but still want to fit in with all of the other enthusiastic fan, there’s a perfect alternative. These Superman t-shirt shirts are more wearable than the full costumes. They still have the classic Superman logo on the chest.
If you see this movie in costume or not, we’d love to hear what you thought of this must-see reboot.
But most importantly, who is your favorite Superman?