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

     May 20, 2013

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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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