Henry Cavill and Kevin Costner on the Man of Steel Set Images

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New batch of images from Warner Bros.’ Superman reboot, “Man of Steel”. I’m still going under the assumption that sooner or later they’ll tack on “Superman” to the title. Any day now…

POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW.

On the set, Henry Cavill shows up as Superman, full suit and cape, and makes a visit to a familiar looking house. His old homestead, perhaps? Kevin Costner, playing Superman’s Earth dad, is there to greet him.

Cavill and Costner co-stars with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, along with Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Julia Ormond, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs the film for a June 14, 2013 release.

Pics via ZonCom / SuperheroHype:

Henry Cavill on the set of Superman: Man of Steel Movie Images

Henry Cavill on the set of Superman: Man of Steel Movie Images

Henry Cavill on the set of Superman: Man of Steel Movie Images

Henry Cavill on the set of Superman: Man of Steel Movie Images

Kevin Costner on the set of Superman: Man of Steel Movie Images

Author: Nix

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Wildbullagow

    I’m actually getting really excited for this. I LOVE Kevin Costner, and a movie that does Superman justice? I’ve been waiting.

  • Juggernaut

    Not much to see but I am exited for this. I also just read that Michael Shannon has been seen on set in a full CGI capture suit similar to Green Lantern’s look in the new movie for his upcoming role as Zod. That should be interesting if nothing else. Can’t wait to see some more official photos from this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    Should be the Superman film that “Returns” should have been. I liked that movie but it always felt it was missing a finishing touch. Nix, I dunno why you keep expecting them to add Supes to the title. I’m not saying they absolutely won’t eventually, but (as you’ve previously stated in other posts) Christopher Nolan is “godfathering” this film and 2 out of his 3 Batman films do not have Batman in the title. The guy was hired by Warner Bros because he knows to make a mega-blockbuster out of a comic book right?

    • Juggernaut

      I agree. Although I liked Routh as Superman/Clark Kent the rest of the movie was a big disappointment. ‘Returns’ had a good cast, good director and a huge budget. It should have been epic. The whole idea of picking up where Donner’s Superman II left off was an awful idea in the first place. With Spacey’s over the top, ridiculously un-evil turn as the land developing Luthor, the dead wood Lois and the addidtion of Superkid, ugh, it was a disaster. This one should be really cool. I also agree that they most likely won’t add the Superman moniker to the title. While Nolan’s two sequels don’t have Batman in them is a sign of that, I think that they are aslo trying to distance this film as far as possible from the Donner films and Singer’s ‘Returns’ as they can. The Man Of Steel is an okay title. More than likely on the promotional material the “S” in Steel will be prominantly displayed in the symbol to tie it together for fans. Having the title of Superman Begins follwed by The Man Of Steel then The Man Of Steel Rises would be hilarious though! LOL!

    • Juggernaut

      I agree. Although I liked Routh as Superman/Clark Kent the rest of the movie was a big disappointment. ‘Returns’ had a good cast, good director and a huge budget. It should have been epic. The whole idea of picking up where Donner’s Superman II left off was an awful idea in the first place. With Spacey’s over the top, ridiculously un-evil turn as the land developing Luthor, the dead wood Lois and the addidtion of Superkid, ugh, it was a disaster. This one should be really cool. I also agree that they most likely won’t add the Superman moniker to the title. While Nolan’s two sequels don’t have Batman in them is a sign of that, I think that they are aslo trying to distance this film as far as possible from the Donner films and Singer’s ‘Returns’ as they can. The Man Of Steel is an okay title. More than likely on the promotional material the “S” in Steel will be prominantly displayed in the symbol to tie it together for fans. Having the title of Superman Begins follwed by The Man Of Steel then The Man Of Steel Rises would be hilarious though! LOL!

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        I think the main problem is, I don’t think Lex Luther is a very good villian for the big screen. Brawn versus brain is over done.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Because not everyone knows who “The Man of Steel” is, but everyone knows who “Superman” is. Ask any of your friends who have never read a comic book in their life, and they will affirm this. It’s Movie Marketing 101 — when you’re got a name brand with 100% public recognition, you’re a total dumbass if you don’t use it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

        I agree, but “The Man of Steel” is as synonymous with Superman as “The Dark Knight” is with Batman. That IS name brand recognition; hence why Nolan hasn’t had BATMAN in his titles for the 2 sequels.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Um, no, it’s not. That’s why they actually called the first Batman movie, you know, Batman. Once they established that, then they could move on. Go ahead, go out on the street right now and ask 10 people at random if they know who “The Man of Steel” is. 9 out of 10 won’t have any idea.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

            Done. Out of the 10 ppl, ONE of them didn’t know that the Man of Steel is Superman’s nickname (her reasoning being that she hates DC comics; she’s a Marvel girl). So, 9/10 actually did associate “Man of Steel” with Superman. Like I said: brand recognition. And thanks to Facebook and txt messaging I was able to hit ppl up across the country!!! :)

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            So basically you asked all your friends. Who probably shares all your hobbies/interests. Um. Not exactly 10 random people on the streets, are they?

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Dream sequence maybe? Unless Jonathan Kent dies later. Also @Juggernaut, I too am intrigued by Zod and Jor-El wearing motion capture suits. MAybe we’ll get something with crystals for Kryptonian attire.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Dream sequence maybe? Unless Jonathan Kent dies later. Also @Juggernaut, I too am intrigued by Zod and Jor-El wearing motion capture suits. MAybe we’ll get something with crystals for Kryptonian attire.

    • Juggernaut

      Who knows? A suit that looks like a black hole with the cosmos and stars and stuff would be cool but far out there. Can’t wait to see.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah Snyder hasn’t really let me down yet so I have faith with Nolan backing it.
        Sent on the go!

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      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah Snyder hasn’t really let me down yet so I have faith with Nolan backing it.
        Sent on the go!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I dunno about you Nix, but just because they’re my friends doesn’t mean they share the same interests as me. And I also asked RANDOM ppl around the office that I don’t know :) Superman just has the appeal across all people everywhere. They all knew who Superman was but I’m pretty sure if I started talking about Earth-Two Superman, Kal-L and red, blue, and gold kryptonite I would have lost em.

    • Juggernaut

      I gotta side with you on this one Dominique. Man Of Steel, Kal-El, The Last Son Of Krypton, even big blue are all names commonly used aliases that people know. Not everyone. But most. Certainly not as many as would recognize Superman but still a lot.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        You actually think MOST people know that Superman also goes by Kal-El????? Really????? Come on, now.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

          Finally, a voice of reason Juggernaut lol. Nix, I don’t think he means that ppl KNOW it like they know that 2+2=4. More like they prolly know it if they hear it.

          • Juggernaut

            Exactly. Forget the history of the character in comics. Just from the repeated TV and film renderings alone have the general public aware of his different personas and nicknames.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            I was going to keep this argument going, but I realize that if you guys actually think “most” people know that Superman is also Kal-El, it occurs to me that I’m never going to change your mind. So be it.

          • Shazam!

            I agree with Nix on this one – if you were to ask 100 random people on the street who Nicholas Cage’s son – Kal El Cage is name after I’d be willing to bet my house that you’d get 100 blank stares.

            The visual brand of Superman is what is known across the world – not the spoken mythology. Just because I found a Superman stacking doll in a back alley market in the Ukrain doesn’t mean the guy who painted it knows the name of the character Russell Crowe will be playing in this movie.

          • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

            Gaurantee no one knows thta Kal-El is superman’s name. You ask people what is superman’s name, 9.5/10 will say its Clark Kent.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

          Finally, a voice of reason Juggernaut lol. Nix, I don’t think he means that ppl KNOW it like they know that 2+2=4. More like they prolly know it if they hear it.

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          I thought Kal El was superman’s dad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I think you’re getting away from the original point and also not giving people enough credit. Man of Steel, Krypton, and Jor-El are actually the 2 pieces of “spoken Superman mythology” that tend to stick out the most! Out of the countless movies and tv shows the phrases “Man of Steel”, “Son of Jor-El”, and “Last Son of Krypton” have been said more times to count. Like I said, the average person is not going to be able to know the explicit details of this info if asked. For example, if u ask someone what is Kryptonite, they’ll know that it’s a glowing green rock that is Superman’s only weakness. Most probably don’t know that he’s also vulnerable to magic or that Kryptonite is actually red sun irradiated pieces of his home planet but do they NEED to know all that? No. All the movie studio needs them to know is MAN OF STEEL = SUPERMAN. Which they do. That was the point I was trying to make.

    • Shazam!

      I disagree. Most people know that the red and yellow “S” shield stands for Superman – end of associations and or knowledge pertaining to old big blue for the non-comic book reading population of earth.

      Your argument about film and TV show phrases only goes as far as people are willing to remember them. I can recite back to you the entire orginal Star Wars trilogy (with music and sound effects) from memory… but I can’t tell you the name of the characters in Pride and Prejudice… despite having watched it with my wife dozens of times! Why? Because I don’t care – the majority of people out there don’t know that “The Man of Steel” is Superman because they don’t care! I bet that if you were to conduct a random survey on the street this very afternoon 90 percent of those polled still wouldn’t know who The Dark Knight is. Yes, comic book movies are everywhere… but I think you’re forgetting that not everyone is watching them to see their childhood heroes brought to life – they’re watching them to see a fun movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I think you’re getting away from the original point and also not giving people enough credit. Man of Steel, Krypton, and Jor-El are actually the 2 pieces of “spoken Superman mythology” that tend to stick out the most! Out of the countless movies and tv shows the phrases “Man of Steel”, “Son of Jor-El”, and “Last Son of Krypton” have been said more times to count. Like I said, the average person is not going to be able to know the explicit details of this info if asked. For example, if u ask someone what is Kryptonite, they’ll know that it’s a glowing green rock that is Superman’s only weakness. Most probably don’t know that he’s also vulnerable to magic or that Kryptonite is actually red sun irradiated pieces of his home planet but do they NEED to know all that? No. All the movie studio needs them to know is MAN OF STEEL = SUPERMAN. Which they do. That was the point I was trying to make.