‘Man of Steel’ Rumors Continue to Fly In


It appears that “Man of Steel” will look into Superman’s origins once again, but this time new aspects will be explored.

Latino Review has revealed several new things about the upcoming reboot. Before you read the following, be warned that it may contain possible spoilers:

    • Jor-El and Lara, the biological parents of Kal-El, will be seen in the movie. A couple of months ago, Daniel Day-Lewis was considered for a role in the film and it looks like he might be Jor-El.

    • It appears Superman will have to deal with more than just General Zod — he will be joined by Faora, and not Ursa as was rumored a couple of months ago.

    • Remember how Krypton looked in the Christopher Reeve movies? Well, in “The Man of Steel,” it won’t look like anything like a crystal planet. Latino Review mentioned that this movie’s Krypton will look something like this:

What I liked most about this information was the Krypton part. I think it’s a good decision by the film-makers to create a new version of Krypton for this movie.

When the Christopher Reeve movies were made, it was more than 30 years ago. The technology and CGI effects obviously weren’t of the quality they are today.

Also, it will be nice to see Jor-El and Lara again and to see how Day-Lewis (if he is cast in the role) portrays the roles. It will be a challenge for Day-Lewis to step into Marlon Brando’s shoes, but if anyone is up to that task, it’s probably Day-Lewis.

Meanwhile, in other Superman rumors …

Bleeding Cool reported they have discovered a possible plot for the film.

Again, consider this may contain possible minor spoilers:

    A young reporter named Clark Kent roams the world covering various news stories. When he is compelled to use his secret powers to intervene in a crisis in West Africa, he returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and the hero he was born to be.

Well, it wasn’t exactly new to be honest; this has been a rumored plot for a while now, but hey, I’m good with it. It will also sound familiar to those who have read “Superman: Birthright” (from which the above artwork — by Leinil Francis Yu — derives).

It might be a little boring to do another origin story, but this is probably needed for a new generation. And it’s always interesting to see the ways a new set of film-makers decide to present Superman’s origins.

The “Man of Steel” is scheduled to hit theaters next December. In the meantime, head to the right and leave your opinions on this. Are you thrilled for a new Krypton? Does this plot sound interesting to you? Do you want to see Superman’s origins explored in the new movie?

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4 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. 1

    Krypton looks promising, although I was hoping for something more… abstract or more alien-looking. Right now, it looks like a futuristic Gotham city. I am very curious in how all of this will turn out!

  2. Anquan #

    Man, did I ever hate Birthright. I hope they don’t take too much from it.

  3. Adam P #

    I like the idea of them showing Krypton in a way not represented in past films.

  4. moviefan #

    Some cool stuff. Can’t wait to see offically what’s what.