Casting Call Reveals Superman ‘Man of Steel’ Official Plot

ComicBookMovie.com has an ad from Warner Bros looking for background actors and holding open casting calls in Nanaimo and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island for Man of Steel. Along with this ad they gave an official plot synopsis, which confirms the suspicions that this will be just another Superman movie. Honestly this could be used as a description for Smallville, proving to me that there really isn’t much more to do with this character. I don’t see this reboot being anything like the reset of Batman with Batman Begins. That being said I hope Goyer, Snyder and Nolan prove me wrong, I hold all of them in great esteem. Check it out below and let us know what you think.

“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.”


One thought on “Casting Call Reveals Superman ‘Man of Steel’ Official Plot”

  1. I will give the production team the benefit of the doubt for the new Superman movie. However, Superman is so powerful that there is little that can be done to challenge the character. General Zod will appear as the villain (at least it isn’t Lex Luther) in this film. Although we did see Zod in Superman II. Why not use a new villain that hasn’t been seen on the screen? Is there one?

    The Superman comics have been around since 1938. I haven’t been a fan of the comics so I cannot speak with authority on their content, but I cannot imagine that Lex Luther and Kryptonite make up the bulk of the conflicts Superman faces as portrayed in the movies and on TV (1950s Adventures of Superman excluded).

    What Superman needs is fewer abilities or a significant decrease in his abilities so that he has more weaknesses that new villains can exploit. This would make Superman more attractive to audiences. Could you imagine how boring Batman would be if every movie featured the Joker as the villain? It might work for a few movies but eventually audiences will say “enough already” let’s see Batman fight someone else. I think the variety of villains in the Batman movies is a key to its success. Let’s hope the new Superman movie series learns that lesson.

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