We got our first look at Henry Cavill as Superman earlier this month, but so far not a lot has been revealed/leaked about the plot. We know Michael Shannon will play the villain, General Zod, and German actress Antje Traue has been cast as villainess Faora, but that’s pretty much it.
Well ComicBookMovie recently came across an open casting call for Man of Steel looking for “local people to work as background artists” in Vancouver, and it contains what appears to be an official plot synopsis.
Here’s it is in full:
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
This seems to confirm Man of Steel will be an origins story. I’m not sure whether we need one, but Warner Bros. will be hoping to start a new trilogy will Henry Cavill, so starting at the beginning makes sense if they’re expecting more films.
What do Superman fans think of this (somewhat vague) synopsis?