Film Type: Superhero, Adventure, Action, Fantasy
About the film:
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman
Viggo Mortensen as General Zod (not yet confirmed)
Diane Lane as Martha Kent (not yet confirmed)
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
DIRECTOR: Zack Snyder
David S. Goyer (screenplay and story)
Joe Shuster (characters)
Jerry Siegel (characters)
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It s now becoming obvious that this 2012 Superman film will focus on the story Clark Kent's childhood to becoming a man and be the Man of Steel. Zack Snyder confirmed that this film will be a reboot so it will not follow the storyline of the 2006 "Superman Returns" that starred Brandon Routh. Another confirmation is the role of Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent. Well I guess, we will be seeing more of Jonathan Kent in this new Superman film unlike in previous films. And this film is trying a new breed of Superman that don't look like the late Christopher Reeve.
NEWS & UPDATES:
- Just last week, Warner Bros. confirmed that Kevin Costner has joined the cast and will be playing Jonathan Kent, adoptive Father of Clark Kent/Superman and husband of the previously cast Diane Lane’s, Martha Kent. While we are seemingly up-to-date on casting for the film, we don’t really know too much about the direction they’re heading with the story. Heck, we don’t even know if Supes is gonna punch somebody in the face or not. Well, thanks to Steve over at Collider, we’ve got a little help with that question. Director Zack Snyder is currently making the rounds, doing press for his upcoming movie Sucker Punch, and he got a chance to ask the director whether or not his Superman movie will see the Man of Steel punching someone in the face. Here’s what the director had to say: “I can’t say if » - Jason Moore
- In June 2008, Warner Bros. was taking pitches from comic book writers, screenwriters, and directors on how to successfully re-start the Superman film series. "I told them, it’s not that bad. Just treat Superman Returns as the Ang Lee Hulk," comic book writer Mark Waid explained. "The Incredible Hulk has proven the audience will forgive you and let you redo the franchise." Comic book writers Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, and Brad Meltzer also pitched their ideas for a reboot. Morrison's idea was similar to his work on All-Star Superman, while Waid's was akin to Superman: Birthright. Mark Millar, teaming with director Matthew Vaughn, planned an epic 8-hour Superman trilogy, each installment released a year apart, similar to The Lord of the Rings. Millar compared it to the Godfather trilogy, in which it would chronicle the entire life of Superman, from the early days of Krypton to the finale where Superman loses his powers as the sun starts to supernova. August 2009 saw a court ruling in which Jerry Siegel's family recaptured the rights to Superman's origins and Siegel's copyright in Action Comics #1, while the Shuster estate had also won a court ruling similar to the Siegel case. It was ruled that Warner Bros. and DC Comics still retain ownership of certain aspects of Superman's character that appeared outside of the original Action Comics #1, such as the S-shield logo, the name of the Daily Planet Newspaper, the character of Jimmy Olsen, most of Superman's villains (including Lex Luthor), and Superman's established set of powers (including flight). In a related ruling, a judge ruled that Warner Bros. did not owe the families additional royalties from previous films, however if they do not begin production on a Superman film by 2011, then the Shuster and Siegel estates will be able to sue for lost revenue on an unproduced film.
- During story discussions for The Dark Knight Rises in 2008, David S. Goyer, aware that Warner Bros. was planning a Superman reboot, told Christopher Nolan his idea on how to present Superman in a modern context. Impressed with Goyer's concept, Nolan pitched the idea to the studio in February 2010, who hired Nolan to produce and Goyer to write based on the financial and critical success of The Dark Knight. Nolan admired Singer's work on Superman Returns for its connection to Richard Donner's version, and previously used the 1978 film as casting inspiration for Batman Begins. "They had [Marlon] Brando and Glenn Ford and Ned Beatty and all these fantastic actors in even small parts," Nolan continued, "which was an exotic idea for a superhero movie at the time." Donner's film also had an impression on him as a child, which was "one of my childhood touchstones of what epic cinema can be." Guillermo del Toro turned down the director's position on the reboot due to his commitment on a film adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness, while Robert Zemeckis was also approached. When asked about rumors that he had considered directing Superman, Ben Affleck did not deny the rumors, but commented that he primarily chooses projects based on story: "A lesson I’ve learned is to not look at movies based on budget, how much they’ll spend on effects," Affleck continued, "or where they will shoot. Story is what’s important." Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, and Tony Scott were considered as potential directors, before Zack Snyder was hired in October 2010. Casting began the following November. Henry Cavill has been cast as Superman, making him the first non-American actor to be cast in the role, while Diane Lane has been cast as Martha Kent and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent. Filming will commence at Vancouver Film Studios, and the film, reportedly titled Superman: Man of Steel, will be released in theaters in December 2012, which also includes IMAX venues.