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Considering all of the trailers, TV spots and photos already released for Man of Steel, you might think we’ve seen all there is to see of director Zack Snyder’s franchise reboot, short of watching the movie itself. Well, you’d be wrong. Apparently.
With less than two weeks until the premiere, Warner Bros. has released a staggering 13-minute featurette that goes behind the scenes with the film’s cast and crew, who discuss everything from character motivations to costume design to what led to new to explanation for Superman’s iconic “S” shield (as you’ve likely already seen, on Krypton the emblem stands for “hope”). Bits and pieces of the commentary will be familiar from last week’s “Battle of Smallville” featurette, but most of it is new.
Opening June 14, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as 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, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard and Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.