I could be super cheesy and start this post by saying, “It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman,” but I won’t. OOPS, I think I just did ;)
Henry Cavill in all his superhero glory graces the new issue of Empire magazine. As fine as he looks on the cover, I can’t wait to see his super buff body in 3D when Man of Steel hits theaters June 14. Now that, is worth lining up for. Empire chose the highly-anticipated movie to front their 2013 movie superhero preview. In this calendar year alone, The Wolverine, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 3, Kick-Ass 2 & The Lone Ranger are gunning for a piece of the cinema pie. Speaking of Tonto’s best friend, when did the Lone Ranger classify as a superhero???
A lot is riding on Zack Synder’s reboot of the Superman franchise. If it does well, most likely the long-awaited Justice League movie will finally become a reality. Speaking for myself, I’ve been waiting for Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern and the gang to appear in the same movie for a long time. Not going to lie, I was more of a DC Comics guy than a Marvel one growing up.
In addition to Cavill, Man of Steel also stars Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Check out a couple of promos of Crowe as Jor-El and Michael Shannon as General Zod below, along with the cover of Empire without all the cover-line text.
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.
Are you excited to see Man of Steel? Do you think Henry Cavill is a worthy successor to Brandon Routh, Christopher Reeves and all those who wore the superhero costume before him? Sound off below. For more information about this issue, head over to www.empireonline.com.