Directed by Zack Snyder and written by David S. Goyer, Man of Steel is the newest Superman movie out of Warner Bros. and the newest film in the franchise since 2006.
It’s a familiar plot with iconic characters and revered actors.
The human qualities of Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman (Henry Cavill) enter the forefront as the DC Comics hero grapples with fate and choice under the guidance of two father figures: adoptive father Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and biological father Jor-El (Russell Crowe).
In fact, two different teaser trailers were released for the film, based on this dichotomy. Each with the same footage, one has a voiceover by Costner, and the other by Crowe.
The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s mother, Lara Lor-Van.
Man of Steel is set to hit theaters June 14, 2013.