Man of Steel Synopsis Confirms Origins Story Rumors

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Superman Comic Book CoverThe 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.

Henry Cavill in Superman: Man of Steel (2013) Movie Image

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    I’m all for a reboot of Superman, but really wouldn’t mind bypassing the origins story. Rather get to the nitty gritty of superman saves the world.

    I think we all know how superman got here. Let’s skip the history lesson that even non-geeks are familiar with and be a superhero.

  • Online72

    I think enough could be done with the origin in the opening title sequence…. I say open with big blue goodness with all the supporting characters in place. Fast pace… better grab on to something as the story takes off from the opening minutes. That would have been the direction I would have liked to see. I don’t need :20 mins of Krypton blowing up again.

  • Online72

    I think enough could be done with the origin in the opening title sequence…. I say open with big blue goodness with all the supporting characters in place. Fast pace… better grab on to something as the story takes off from the opening minutes. That would have been the direction I would have liked to see. I don’t need :20 mins of Krypton blowing up again.

    • Juggernaut

      Absolutely. Taking care of it in the opening credits and then just wham,bang action for two hours is the way to go here!

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

      It’ll be 20mins of krypton, 20mins of crash landing in a pod, 20 mins from walking out unscathed from a burning pod till he’s in high school. Another 20 mins working and getting abused at the daily planet. then we’ll get some action in between uncomfortable moments with Lois Lane.

  • Lexavi80

    We might get good cool things from Krypton. Remind that Jor-El is now the Gladiator Russel Crow. You can’t waste someone like him and Julia Osmond in a few minutes. I’ll give Krypton 10 or 15 minutes (that is a lot).

    Smallville?. That’s going to take at least 20 or 25 minutes for the writers define who Clark Kent is and who he will be.

    I won’t give much to him and Lois. She won’t be a big part of the movie. That was already stated.

    The rest is all good ol’ fashion Zod blowing the ship up out of Metropolis and Superman (at last) making some destruction on his own.

    • Shazam!

      I have a feeling this won’t be as linear as the previous Donner origin movie. I have a feeling the movie will pick-up with Clark already being grown up and on earth and that we’ll encounter Krypton and Jor-El through flash backs or what Zod tells him about his parents, etc.

      Think about how they structured Batman Begins – yes it was a progressive time line, but at the same time it jumped around a bit (training sequence) and covered months of work and training over the course of a single conversation.

      I just can’t see them copying and pasting the same story progression but with a new bad guy.

      • Lexavi80

        Yup. That’s a good option too.