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USA Today has debuted a new, if not exactly exciting, image of Henry Cavill in director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
Judging from the helicopters and tanks in the background, the still is from the scene we saw in the recent trailer where Superman and Lois Lane (played by Amy Adams) grip hands while confronted by the U.S. military. Presumably, that’s shortly before the Last Son of Krypton is marched away in handcuffs.
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.
Opening June 14, 2013, Man of Steel also stars Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick and Christopher Meloni as Col. Hardy.