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The boys at Superman Homepage have gotten their hands on a casting call and official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Man of Steel”, and yes, as long-rumored, it is indeed another origins story. A reboot of the franchise, if you will.
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.
Which is too bad. I would have liked to see something else. Why does it always have to be a reboot? Another origins story? Everyone and their momma already knows who Superman is, right? Ask some kid off a Haitian refugee boat, and he could probably tell you where Superman came from, etc.
Anyways, there you go. “Man of Steel” is, indeed, an official reboot of Superman — in case, you know, you didn’t already know that.