‘Man of Steel’: 50 images from Zack Snyder’s Superman film

June 13, 2013 | 3:52 p.m.

Cooper Timberline plays 9-year-old Clark Kent in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Kevin Costner, left, as Jonathan Kent and Diane Lane as Martha Kent in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Dylan Sprayberry plays 13-year-old Clark Kent in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Dylan Sprayberry plays 13-year-old Clark Kent in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, left, and Dylan Sprayberry as 13-year-old Clark Kent in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, left, and Dylan Sprayberry as 13-year-old Clark Kent in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, left, and Dylan Sprayberry as 13-year-old Clark Kent in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Russell Crowe, left, as Jor-El and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent in "Man of Steel." (Warner Bros.)

Amy Adams as Lois Lane, left, and Henry Cavill as Superman in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, left, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, left, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Antje Traue as Faora-Ul, center, and Michael Shannon as General Zod in "Man of Steel." (Warner Bros.)

Amy Adams as Lois Lane, left, Henry Cavill as Superman and Antje Traue as Faora-Ul in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Harry Lennix as Gen. Swanick, left, Christina Wren as Maj. Carrie Farris and Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, left, and Rebecca Buller as Jenny in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Amy Adams as Lois Lane, left, and Christopher Meloni as Col. Nathan Hardy in "Man of Steel." (Clay Enos / Warner Bros.)

Superman is soaring into theaters this weekend with Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” But fans who can’t wait for Friday can get a glimpse of the much-anticipated movie in the gallery above, which features 50 photos from “Man of Steel.”

Henry Cavill is the latest in a long line of actors to wear the iconic “S” symbol on his chest, following in the footsteps of Christopher Reeve, Kirk Alyn, Tom Welling and George Reeves. “Man of Steel” marks the Last Son of Krypton’s first time on the silver screen since Brandon Routh’s turn in 2006′s “Superman Returns.”

Cavill is joined on screen by Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer, who play Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van, Kal-El’s birth parents on Krypton; Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, who play Jonathan and Martha Kent, Clark’s adoptive parents in Smallville; Amy Adams, who plays Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane; and Michael Shannon, who plays the villainous General Zod.

The film was written by David S. Goyer from a story by him and Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight” trilogy) and directed by Snyder, whose previous credits include “300″ and “Watchmen.”

“In the comic-book universe, you have all these sort of minor celebrities that have been put up as the end-all, be-all,” Snyder told Hero Complex earlier this year. “And then you have the fallen king who’s sadly relegated to the shadows. It’s cool to resurrect him and say, ‘Understand that this is the granddaddy of all superheroes.’”

Superman is indeed the “granddaddy” of superheroes; his comic book debut in 1938′s “Action Comics” No. 1 paved the way for the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and more. This year marks the character’s 75th anniversary, and the filmmakers said they relied solely on the comics as source material for “Man of Steel.”

“We had the canon that we needed to pay homage to,” producer Charles Roven said. “We need to make sure that Superman comes from Krypton. We weren’t going to change that — those kinds of touchstones. But everything else between those touchstones was fair game.”

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark

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2 Responses to ‘Man of Steel’: 50 images from Zack Snyder’s Superman film

  1. Reblogged this on Matthew Killorin and commented:
    Great compilation of images from Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot. I’m planning to see it on opening day June 14. How ’bout you?

  2. Claus Talon says:

    -Saw it opening night in Jacksonville, Fl. while visiting relatives. Could NOT reall enjoy the film as I was prejudiced against most of the casting selections. Wasn't pleased about Cavill being chosen and saw nothing in the movie to change my opinion about THAT choice. Fishburne is one of my FAVORITE actors, but not here. Amy Adams!?!?? WTFiretruck? Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Russell Crowe and Michael Shannon were decent enough in their respective roles, but to headline a blockbuster so poorly-and plase don't get me started on this "Jenny Olsen" deal! SHEESH!

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