MAN OF STEEL Character Posters Begin with Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, and Michael Shannon; Plus a New Featurette [Updated]

     May 20, 2013


Warner Bros. loves their character posters, and it was only a matter of time before they started rolling them out for Man of Steel.  They’ve kicked them off with Superman’s daddy, Jor-El (Russell Crowe).  It’s a forceful poster (I’m not sure why a scientist like Jor-El needs a giant gun), and I’m wondering how it will compare to a poster for Lois Lane (Amy Adams) or Ma and Pa Kent (Diane Lane and Kevin Costner) assuming they get ones.  Meanwhile, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Warner Bros. going overboard and making character posters for Richard Schiff and Christopher Meloni.

Hit the jump to check out the poster along with a new featurette.  The film also stars Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, and Laurence FishburneMan of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.

[Update: WB has now released character posters for Cavill as Superman and Shannon as Zod.]

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Here’s the official synopsis for Man of Steel:

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.

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  • enzofloc

    Enough with the solar flare already. Does every promo pic from this movie have to resort to cheap effects? Please remove that filter from your PS plugins. Remove them all! If you knew how to take good photographs you wouldn’t have to depend on them.

    • GunzOfNavarone

      Agreed. It looks really tacky.

    • alk

      I’ve been complaining about the solar flare since the very first few posters! But it’s obvious it’s part of the STYLE they’re trying to make for the Man of Steel….see a solar flare, and it’s…MoS. hope it doesn’t continue after this one but I’m sure we’ll be seeing it in every single character sheet poster that we get coming.

      • removetheseguysfromplanetearth

        oh do shut up you whining bunch of pricks…

      • GunzOfNavarone

        I think it’s time to change your jam rag.

      • GunzOfNavarone

        I think it’s time to change your jam rag.

  • maro leon

    Nice, didn’t realize that JJ Abrams was director of photography for Man of Steel.

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  • zac

    i love lens flares! no i really do im not being sarcastic, i think they add a certain mood/feeling so i really dont get what everyone bitches on all the time

  • Kal

    I saw the top of the poster and thought Wow! This is something new – they really have the costume down. Russell Crowe looks great.!

    I saw the bottom of the poster, and I instantly knew they had resorted to pandering to the masses. Why does he need the gun? He does NOT need the gun. And enough with the solar flare already!

    • Voltron

      I don’t know. In the first episode of Superman: The Animated Series Jor-El packed some heat fighting off Kryptonian police and Brainiac. It was pretty sweet.

  • spongefist

    The thing I don’t get is that he has pretty much unlimited strength but looks like he is straining when proping up some scaffold ? Please explain?

    • croc

      what you can’t see is Darkseid pushing it from the other side…

  • Mellie

    THIS IS NOT A NEW FEATURETTE it is that WAL MART sh#t again!!!


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  • tim

    Solar Flare is quite different than a LENS flare. And he’s the fucking Man of Steel so a LENS flare here and there are permissible to me.

  • tim

    Solar Flare is quite different than a LENS flare. And he’s the fucking Man of Steel so a LENS flare here and there are permissible to me.

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