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Man Of Steel Set Photos Reveal Kent Farm, Smallville School Buses

After yesterday’s photos and videos from the Pittsburgh set of The Dark Knight Rises, the images from the Illinois locations for Man of Steel may seem a little … boring. But filming has yet to begin on director Zack Snyder’s franchise reboot, so we can’t expect shots of Superman and General Zod grappling on Smallville’s Main Street or the Daily Planet’s front steps. Yet. For now, we have to be be satisfied with these photos from the movie’s Facebook fan page of Smallville School District buses, a newly constructed 7-Eleven — ah, product placement! — and what’s presumably the Kent farm. You can see more, if similar shots, at the link.

Man of Steel is confirmed to star Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent and Michael Shannon as General Zod. The cast is also said to include Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Julia Ormond as Lara and Antje Traue as Zod’s henchwoman Faora. Christopher Meloni and Harry Lennix will play generals.

The film, which opens June 14, 2013,  is written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan. Charles Rovan, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder also producing. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are executive producers.

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  • http://twitter.com/Scott_MDavis Scott M Davis

    I would highly doubt that Smallville would have a 7-11 but then I remembered my hometown has 4 7-11’s and is only 1 Square Mile Big..

    American’s love their super sized Slurpee’s.
     

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    At least it’s not a Kent General Store… urgh.

  • http://twitter.com/Scott_MDavis Scott M Davis

    That may still come.. for all we know, 7-11 bought out that General Store..

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    So, check this out.

    When Birthright came out, people who were in favor of it would argue that NO ONE in Smallville had the Internet and could use it to look at pictures of Superman and realize that he is merely Clark Kent in a Superman suit (after all, Martha made a point of pointing out that EVERYONE always complemented Clark on his bright blue eyes). This, of course, ignores the fact that, in issue 2, Clark sent Martha an e-mail, and, that in issue 3, we see her surfing the Internet looking for aliens.

    It reminded me of that episode of Lois & Clark where Lois tries to explain to Martha what a Fax is because she thinks she is a rube who doesn’t understand modern technology, only for Martha to shock her with the realization that she, in fact, does own a Fax machine.

    I’m very curious to see how this movie tackles the issue of his secret identity, specially in a modern Internet/Facebook/Smarthphone/Digital photos world.

    Even the backwards town of Jericho in the show of the same name was shown to have an Internet cafe, so I expect the same from Smallville.

    I will be very dissapointed if noone in Smallville realizes that Superman is Clark in a Superman costume.

    It is time to tackle the HARD questions, like John Byrne did over 20 years ago in the second issue of the Superman ongoing series following the Man of Steel reboot. He came up with the CLEVER idea of establishing that Superman vibrates his face so that no picture taken of him comes out clear specifically to avoid anyone connecting him with Clark Kent.

    I hope that the script would employ the same technique given that it is a VERY rational idea, instead of do what Waid did and draw MORE attention to Clark’s face instead of AWAY from it.

    If Tony Stark can declare that he is Iron Man, why can’t Superman declare that he is Clark Kent?

    It is time for Superman to face the biggest lie in his life. If he truly fights for truth, then he can’t hide behind a pair of glasses.

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    So, check this out.

    When Birthright came out, people who were in favor of it would argue that NO ONE in Smallville had the Internet and could use it to look at pictures of Superman and realize that he is merely Clark Kent in a Superman suit (after all, Martha made a point of pointing out that EVERYONE always complemented Clark on his bright blue eyes). This, of course, ignores the fact that, in issue 2, Clark sent Martha an e-mail, and, that in issue 3, we see her surfing the Internet looking for aliens.

    It reminded me of that episode of Lois & Clark where Lois tries to explain to Martha what a Fax is because she thinks she is a rube who doesn’t understand modern technology, only for Martha to shock her with the realization that she, in fact, does own a Fax machine.

    I’m very curious to see how this movie tackles the issue of his secret identity, specially in a modern Internet/Facebook/Smarthphone/Digital photos world.

    Even the backwards town of Jericho in the show of the same name was shown to have an Internet cafe, so I expect the same from Smallville.

    I will be very dissapointed if noone in Smallville realizes that Superman is Clark in a Superman costume.

    It is time to tackle the HARD questions, like John Byrne did over 20 years ago in the second issue of the Superman ongoing series following the Man of Steel reboot. He came up with the CLEVER idea of establishing that Superman vibrates his face so that no picture taken of him comes out clear specifically to avoid anyone connecting him with Clark Kent.

    I hope that the script would employ the same technique given that it is a VERY rational idea, instead of do what Waid did and draw MORE attention to Clark’s face instead of AWAY from it.

    If Tony Stark can declare that he is Iron Man, why can’t Superman declare that he is Clark Kent?

    It is time for Superman to face the biggest lie in his life. If he truly fights for truth, then he can’t hide behind a pair of glasses.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamDrivesFar Adam Kirby

    You do realize that nobody else gives a shit, right?

  • http://twitter.com/AdamDrivesFar Adam Kirby

    You do realize that nobody else gives a shit, right?

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    Those who don’t care are either apathetic or fanboys with their brains turned off.

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    Those who don’t care are either apathetic or fanboys with their brains turned off.

  • kalorama

    And those who do care are just fanboys, period.

  • kalorama

    And those who do care are just fanboys, period.

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    No, those who care actually have brains that work and don’t take things for granted.

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    No, those who care actually have brains that work and don’t take things for granted.

  • Guydc3

    Just take things too seriously. It’s comics. Suspend your disbelief. Focus on the important aspects and have fun. I highly doubt the movie is going to be some serious study into the nature of Kal-El’s dual identity.

  • Guydc3

    Just take things too seriously. It’s comics. Suspend your disbelief. Focus on the important aspects and have fun. I highly doubt the movie is going to be some serious study into the nature of Kal-El’s dual identity.

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    I’m not interested in watching a Silver Age-style Superman movie that requires turning my brain off to enjoy it. Neither Batman Begins nor Dark Knight asked the audience to tuirn their brains off, why should they with Superman?

    Smart writing made BB and DK hits. Silly writing made GL a flop. I wonder what WB would rather Superman was, a hit or a flop?

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    I’m not interested in watching a Silver Age-style Superman movie that requires turning my brain off to enjoy it. Neither Batman Begins nor Dark Knight asked the audience to tuirn their brains off, why should they with Superman?

    Smart writing made BB and DK hits. Silly writing made GL a flop. I wonder what WB would rather Superman was, a hit or a flop?

  • Guydc3

    Suspending your disbelief and turning your brain off are not the same thing. You can tell just as “realistic” a story as Dark Knight without laboring over the obvious fact that Clark Kent looks like Superman. The reader or movie goer can use their own imagination to fill in the blank spaces of believability. Kryptonian physiology plays tricks on the human eye….Clark Kent is so obviously clumsy he can’t be the Man of Steel, everyone looks a little like someone else, Clark can subtly change the perception of his appearance in the eyes of others. His secret identity won’t disappear just because movie Smallville/Metropolis people can just Google image him and compare. Even in Nolan’s films it’s pretty obvious to anyone with half a brain that Bruce is Batman. But the films don’t spend time trying to answer the unanswerable question: Why doesn’t everyone know this? Because it isn’t important. That question doesn’t detract from what should be the main focus, putting together a detailed, rewarding story with depth.  Does Superman/Clark Kent represent the best in all of us? Yes. Does he fight to save us? Yes.

  • Guydc3

    Suspending your disbelief and turning your brain off are not the same thing. You can tell just as “realistic” a story as Dark Knight without laboring over the obvious fact that Clark Kent looks like Superman. The reader or movie goer can use their own imagination to fill in the blank spaces of believability. Kryptonian physiology plays tricks on the human eye….Clark Kent is so obviously clumsy he can’t be the Man of Steel, everyone looks a little like someone else, Clark can subtly change the perception of his appearance in the eyes of others. His secret identity won’t disappear just because movie Smallville/Metropolis people can just Google image him and compare. Even in Nolan’s films it’s pretty obvious to anyone with half a brain that Bruce is Batman. But the films don’t spend time trying to answer the unanswerable question: Why doesn’t everyone know this? Because it isn’t important. That question doesn’t detract from what should be the main focus, putting together a detailed, rewarding story with depth.  Does Superman/Clark Kent represent the best in all of us? Yes. Does he fight to save us? Yes.

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    When you saw Cavill, did you inmediatel imagine him as Clark falling on his ass on his way to Perry’s office?

    You are aware that a plot point in DK was the FACT that an accountant discovered that Bruce is Batman, right?

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    When you saw Cavill, did you inmediatel imagine him as Clark falling on his ass on his way to Perry’s office?

    You are aware that a plot point in DK was the FACT that an accountant discovered that Bruce is Batman, right?

  • Guydc3

    Yes I am. A plot point here or there is fine. But your earlier comments seemed to be pointing towards exploding the identity all together and letting the world know the farm boy is the alien from Krypton. My point is that it is unnecessary to do that. Who cares if Amy Jo Whatsahername in the Metropolis Cyber Cafe stumbles on a clue to cracking the great mystery behind glasses/no glasses, spit curl down, curl com bed back. That absurd subtlety is what makes comics great. And on Cavill, no. But then, I haven’t seen actual footage of him as Clark so I don’t know whether he can pull that off or not. I didn’t immediately imagine that Michael Keaton could pull off Billionaire Playboy and Dark Knight from photos of him either. Saw the film, perception changed. I don’t even see Cavill as Supes yet because I haven’t actually seen him as Supes.

  • Guydc3

    Yes I am. A plot point here or there is fine. But your earlier comments seemed to be pointing towards exploding the identity all together and letting the world know the farm boy is the alien from Krypton. My point is that it is unnecessary to do that. Who cares if Amy Jo Whatsahername in the Metropolis Cyber Cafe stumbles on a clue to cracking the great mystery behind glasses/no glasses, spit curl down, curl com bed back. That absurd subtlety is what makes comics great. And on Cavill, no. But then, I haven’t seen actual footage of him as Clark so I don’t know whether he can pull that off or not. I didn’t immediately imagine that Michael Keaton could pull off Billionaire Playboy and Dark Knight from photos of him either. Saw the film, perception changed. I don’t even see Cavill as Supes yet because I haven’t actually seen him as Supes.

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    I see him working as Superman and as the modern age Clark Kent, not as the Silver Age clown.

    It would be interesting to see the issue of the secret identity be a plot point in the movie. It has been in EVERY single version of the story told in the modern age with the exception of crap that is derivative of the 60s.

    It was important in the post Crisis comics and it was important in the Lois & Clark TV show. In a way, it also became important in Smallville.

    Why ignore it now?

  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    I see him working as Superman and as the modern age Clark Kent, not as the Silver Age clown.

    It would be interesting to see the issue of the secret identity be a plot point in the movie. It has been in EVERY single version of the story told in the modern age with the exception of crap that is derivative of the 60s.

    It was important in the post Crisis comics and it was important in the Lois & Clark TV show. In a way, it also became important in Smallville.

    Why ignore it now?