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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.