This article highlights both extremes on the spectrum of set photos, using two movie starring Amy Adams as examples. On one hand, you’ve got the blurry candids of Henry Cavill as Superman and Michael Shannon as General Zod on the set of Superman: Man of Steel. Not especially revealing, but Superman! Zod!
On the other hand, we have gorgeous black-and-white photographs taken on the set of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s religious cult picture The Master. No stars or supervillains, but arguably more insightful into the process as a look at the period detail on the 1950s-era costumes and sets. Hit the jump to see the images plus background on both films.
Superman: Man of Steel
Alongside Cavill, Shannon, and Adams, the Superman reboot also stars Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens on June 14, 2013. For the record, these photos from a Facebook fan page show Shannon in his motion-capture suit, so it may be awhile before we see the finished costume in full effect.
Here are a couple photos from a while back that give you a better look at Shannon’s filming attire.
The story centers on a World War II veteran (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who returns home and creates his own religion after witnessing the horrors of war. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, and David Warshovsky co-star. The Master is tentatively scheduled for a late 2012 release. You can see more photos at Black Book [via The Playlist].