Warner Bros have teamed up with Symantec’s Norton Antivirus to release 3 Man of Steel featurettes, each one highlighting Superman’s powers: strength, speed, and flight.
Included in the videos are some amazing new footage from the film among them showing: Superman flying at speed across land (Africa?); an aerial fight scene with Superman punching Zod across the sky several times like a fighting game combo; the military firing upon Superman.
In between the new footage are talking heads interviews with Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), director Zack Snyder, and producers Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven.
Diane Lane says something especially encouraging in her interview on “Strength”: “You’re (Superman) going to require as much strength morally when you have that much strength physically”. It’s reassuring to know the actors are aware of Superman’s strong morality being central to his character, especially as Jonathan Kent (Costner) says something the Jonathan Kent of the comics would never say – namely, “maybe” letting the kids of the bus die in order to protect Clark’s identity.
It’s also great to see Superman throwing a punch. 2006’s “Superman Returns” was especially dull as Superman didn’t get to fight anyone, an aspect to the character that Snyder seems to have corrected with Man Of Steel.
Also released was a new promotional image of Superman and the running time of the movie has been confirmed as being 2 hours 23 minutes long.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Man Of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Michael Shannon as Zod, Antje Traue as Faora and Christopher Meloni as Col. Hardy.
Man Of Steel is scheduled for release on June 14.
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