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Man of Steel
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Produced by: Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Deborah Snyder
Charles Roven
Thomas Tull
Lloyd Phillips

Written by:

Comic Book:
Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster
Story:
David S. Goyer
Christopher Nolan
Screenplay:
David S. Goyer

Music by:

Hans Zimmer

Duration:

130 minutes

Budget:

$225,000,000

Gross Revenue:

$687,999,518

Previous film:

N/A

Next film:

Batman Vs. Superman

Man of Steel is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film is a reboot of the Superman film series that portrays the character's origin story. The film stars Henry Cavill in the title role, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El.

Development began in 2008 when Warner Bros. Pictures took pitches from comic book writers, screenwriters and directors, opting to reboot the franchise. In 2009, a court ruling resulted in Jerry Siegel's family recapturing the rights to Superman's origins and Siegel's copyright. The decision stated that Warner Bros. did not owe the families additional royalties from previous films, but if they did not begin production on a Superman film by 2011, then the Shuster and Siegel estates would be able to sue for lost revenue on an unproduced film. Nolan pitched Goyer's idea after story discussion on The Dark Knight Rises, and Snyder was hired as the film's director in October 2010. Principal photography began in August 2011 in West Chicago, Illinois, before moving to Vancouver and Plano, Illinois.

Man of Steel's red carpet premiere in the U.S. was attended by its principal cast members in New York City on June 10, 2013. The film was released to the general public on June 14, 2013, in conventional, 3D and IMAX theaters

Synopsis

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Plot

On the planet Krypton, Lara Lor-Van has just given birth to Kal-El: the son to her and Jor-El. Jor-El travels to Kandor on his pet H'Raka where he stands in front of the Kryptonian Law Council telling them the planet is to explode.
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Kal-El is launched to Earth
They dismiss his claims but General Zod takes note informs Jor-El he going to overthrow the council. A concerned Jor-El steals the Growth Codex and puts it in a ship along with the Command Key and his son where Lara Lor-Van sends him to Earth, while Jor-El battles Zod who kills him before he and his followers are arrested. The remaining Law Council members sentence Zod and his followers to the Phantom Zone for 300 years as Zod angrily tells them they are all fools and to Lara that he will find Kal-El and reclaim the Codex. They are then sent to the Phantom Zone as Krypton's core collapses and planet wipe eruptions cause the planet to explode.

Kal-El lands in the field of Jonathan and Martha Kent.

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Oil Rig on fire

Kal-El, now known as Clark Kent has grew up to be an adult and is working on a crab boat when an Oil Rig in the distance is on fire. Jumping overboard and swimming over, he begins to help people get to safety as the Coast Guard arrive to get people to safety. When a piece of rigging threatens to fall on them, Clark holds it up long enough for them to get clear before an explosion sends Clark flying into the water. Whilst unconscious, Clark remembers back to being 9 when his Super Hearing, X-Ray Vision and Heat Vision first manifested at school and Martha helped him control those new abillities.

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Jonathan shows Clark his ship

Returning ashore, Clark steals some clothes and skips town, seeing a school bus on the way reminding him of when he was 13 and was bullied by boys in his class. The school bus they were on crashed over a bridge and Clark saved it from drowning revealing his powers to Lana Lang and Pete Ross. Back home Jonathan revealed to Clark the reason for his powers showing him his ship in the barn and giving him the Command Key.

Clark is now working in a highway bar where he overhears some men talking about the military looking for an alien ship under the ice of Ellesmere Island. An argument breaks out soon after and Clark destroys the man responsible truck before skipping town in the direction of the alien ship.

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Clark talks to Jor-El

Lois Lane arrives via chopper to cover the alien ship and has her bags carried by Clark who is now working there. The operation led by Colonel Hardy working with Emil Hamilton aren't pleased to see Lois there early. Clark away from the military burrows through the ice with his heat vision before inserting the Command Key. Lois sees and follows him getting attacked by the defences of the ship as well, prompting Clark to cauterize her wound with his heat vision, he then takes her outside before returning and activating the ship and flying it away. A projection of his real father, Jor-El appears who informs Clark of his name and purpose on Earth. Jor-El reveals the history of Krypton and gives Clark the Superman suit which he puts on and goes outside learning to fly before zooming off into the sky.

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Deadly tornado
General Zod and his minions are in space searching for Kryptonian survivors where they retrieve an ancient Terraforming Generator before they pick up the ships signal and track it to Earth.

Lois returns to Metropolis with her story for her editor Perry White who informs her that he can't run a story about alien ships and a super powered being because they aren't possible. To give her story traction, Lois leaks it to internet blogger Glen Woodburn who posts it online.

Lois then proceeds to track down her mystery man by gathering evidence through the various jobs he has had over the years tracking him down to Smallville where she gathers information from Pete Ross. Clark returns to Smallville and informs Lois of the reason he conceals his powers and the circumstances around his adopted fathers death. Lois returns to Metropolis and tells Perry she is dropping the story but he and the Daily Planet's investors aren't happy she leaked the story and she is given 2 weeks leave without pay.

Zod arrives in Earth's orbit and transmits a message across the world to every electronic device requesting Kal-El be handed over. Clark see's this and visits the priest at the church who advises him on what he must do. Clark decides that he can't put humanity at risk.

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Kal-El in military custody
He flies to Peterson Air Force Base where he surrenders himself. Lois is arrested by the FBI for her knowledge of the alien and taken to the base before Kal tells them he is not their enemy. He soon meets on the desert with Zod's ship where he is greeted by Faora Hu-Ul who requests that Lois come too, whom Kal slips the Command Key. Lois is given a visor to help her breathe and the atmosphere aboard Black Zero interrupts Kal's powers. He is strapped down and meets General Zod who wants him to join him rebuild Krypton on Earth. Zod has Jax-Ur project images into their minds and probes their thoughts before he takes his forces in search of the Codex. The Jor-El AI which Lois activates helps her escape into a pod which jetisons to earth.
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Kal-El battling Zod's forces
Kal escapes after Jor-El changes the atmosphere and has final words with his father before saving Lois. Zod and his forces confront Martha before Kal tackles Zod away damaging his visor allowing all his senses to come at once subduing Zod. Kal then battles Faora & Nam-Ek in Smallville whilst the military attack but are no match for the aliens. Kal defends the miltary forces and civilians before managing to subdue the two as they gather their leader and retreat back to Black Zero while Kal flies to check his mother is ok.
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Superman battling the World Engine

Zod orders the release of the Terraforming Generator which lands in the pacific ocean as they pilot Black Zero above Metropolis before activating the gravity beam which begins destroying the city. Kal-El flies to the pacific and begins attacking the Generator which has defences and attacks back. After great effort he destroys the generator as Zod is in the arctic stealing the scout ship.

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Kal-El battling Zod
Kal-El then flies to Metropolis and lands in the ship before bringing it down crashing through skyscrapers into the ground of Metropolis. The military are deployed to take out Black Zero but the gravity beam effects their instruments and missiles. Lois and Hardy are aboard a C-17 with Kal-El's ship which he gave to them to use against Black Zero. Faora arrives on the plane and throws Lois out who is captured in mid air by Kal-El before
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Kal-El in agony after killing Zod
Hardy flies the plane into Black Zero creating a temporary portal to the Phantom Zone which sucks everything inside it including Black Zero and the plane Hardy and Faora are on. After Kal-El puts Lois down next to Perry and Jenny as they kiss before he goes to confront an enraged Zod who vows to kill all the humans in revenge. The two then have a devastating battle across Metropolis destroying several buildings and cars in the process. Zod then rips off his armour and learns to fly as the two continue to battle an even fort contest. The two land inside Metropolis Central Station where Zod opens his heat vision on civilians. Kal-El grapples with Zod trying to avert his heat vision before having no choice but to snap Zod's neck killing. Horrified at what he had to do, Kal-El screams out in agony as Lois arrives to console a deeply hurt Kal-El.

As a clean up operation begins in Metropolis, the US Military begin to spy on Kal-El using drones. Kal-El is onto them and grabs one and crashes it into the ground in front of General Swanwick's car and tells him that he is on there side and he needs to convince Washington D.C. and his superiors of it before flying off.

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Clark becomes a reporter
Returning to Smallville to speak with his mother Martha, the two peaceful think back to 9 year old Clark playing in the garden running around with a red cape on his back.

In a devastated Metropolis, Clark is on a bike and arrives at the Daily Planet putting on glasses so nobody instantly recognises him as the alien hero who was dubbed 'Superman' and is greeted by Lois.

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Quotes

"You've just got to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be Clark. Whoever than man is good character or bad. He's going to change the world."
Jonathan Kent to Clark Kent
"People are afraid of what they don't understand."
Jonathan Kent to Clark Kent
"What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if they aspired to become something greater?"
Jor-El
"You are not alone. My name is General Zod. I come from a world far from yours. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach you. For some time your world has sheltered one of my citizens. I request that you return this individual over to my custody. For reasons unknown, he has chosen to keep his existence from you. He will have made efforts to blend in. He will look like you. But he is 'not' one of you. For those of you who know his current location, the fate of your planet rests in your hands. To Kal-El I say this, surrender within 24 hours or watch this world suffer the consequences."
General Zod's Transmission to Earth
"Goodbye my son. Our hopes and dreams travel with you."
Jor-El to Kal-El
"How do you find somebody who's spent a lifetime covering his tracks? You start with all the urban legends. The friend of a friend who claim to have seen him. For some, he was a guardian angel. For others a scifen, a ghost who never quite fit in. As you work your way back in time, the stories begin to form a pattern..."
Lois Lane
"I have so many questions. Where do I come from?"
Kal-El to Jor-El
"You have to keep this side of yourself a secret."
Jonathan Kent to Clark Kent
"My father told me that if the world found out who I really was, they'd reject me.. out of fear. He was convinced that the world wasn't ready. What do you think?"
Superman to Lois Lane
"You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time they will join you in the sun. In time you will help them accomplish wonders."
Jor-El to Kal-El
"It's not from this world Clark. And neither are you."
Jonathan Kent to Clark Kent

Trivia

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  • This is the second time that a Batman film series creator has taken over the Superman film project. This happened when original Batman film series creator Tim Burton was attached to the Superman project back in 1995, eventually leaving for Sleepy Hollow after spending $30 miliion on production.
  • The shortlist for Directing was: Zack Snyder, Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, Darren Aronofsky, Ben Affleck and Duncan Jones. Zack Snyder was chosen as the eventual Director.
  • Actors Henry Cavill, Joe Manganiello, Armie Hammer and Matthew Goode were considered to play Superman. Henry Cavill was chosen to play Superman.
  • Cavill was attached to a previous film incarnation that was to be released in 2004 but the project fell through of Superman Returns was released with Brandon Routh in the role.
  • Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde and Jessica Biel were considered to play Lois Lane. Anne Hathaway went on to play Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises.
  • Blaze Comics, the publisher of Booster Gold comics is referenced in the Metropolis skyline.
  • First Superman film that doesn't feature Jimmy Olsen.
  • Kal-El's two fathers in this film has both played Robin Hood in feature films.
  • Certain Comic Book runs influenced the films script: All Star Superman, Secret Origin, Birthright and The Man of Steel.
  • LexCorp is seen several times throughout the film, alluding to Lex Luthor's appearance in future films.
  • S.T.A.R. Labs is seen in the film briefly, alluding to Cyborg's appearance in a Justice League film.
  • A Watchmen button is seen briefly in the film.
  • A poster stating "Keep Calm and Call Batman" can be seen briefly in the film.
  • Wayne Enterprises is seen once in the movie on a satellite while Superman is fighting Zod in space briefly.

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Superman universe
Media Man of Steel (Soundtrack) | Batman Vs. Superman
Characters Clark Kent/Superman | Lois Lane | Perry White | Jonathan Kent | Martha Kent | Jor-El | Lara Lor-Van | Emil Hamilton | Nathan Hardy | Steve Lombard | Jenny Jurwich | Lana Lang | General Swanwick | Pete Ross | Kara Zor-El | Bruce Wayne/Batman | Diana/Wonder Woman
Enemies Lex Luthor | General Zod | Faora-Ul | Jax-Ur | Nam-Ek | Tor-An | Car-Vex | Dev-Em | Nadira
Miscellaneous Metropolis | Daily Planet | Smallville | Krypton | Metropolis Police Department | Kryptonite | Kal-El's Starcraft | LexCorp | Super Suit | Kent Farm | Fortress of Solitude | Black Zero | Kryptonian | Command Key | Kal-El's Spaceship | Phantom Zone
DC Cinematic Universe
Media Batman: Batman Vs. Superman
Justice League: Justice League
Superman: Man of Steel (Soundtrack) | Batman Vs. Superman
Wonder Woman: Batman Vs. Superman
Super-heroes Superman | Batman | Wonder Woman
Characters Lois Lane | Alfred Pennyworth | Perry White | Jonathan Kent | Martha Kent | Jor-El | Lara Lor-Van | Steve Lombard
Enemies Lex Luthor | General Zod | Faora-Ul | Nam-Ek | Jax-Ur | Tor-An
Miscellaneous Metropolis | Gotham City | Oa | Daily Planet | LexCorp | Guardians of the Universe | Batcave | Wayne Enterprises | Batmobile | Green Lantern Corps | Smallville | Themyscira | Krypton | Earth | Timeline | Easter Eggs

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