Man of Steel

(2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Why Did Superman Kill Zod in ‘Man of Steel’?

Why Did Superman Kill Zod in ‘Man of Steel’?

Before Man of Steel came out, some fans assumed that the iconic villain General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, would go on to be a franchise mainstay, terrorizing Superman (Henry Cavill) for years to come in subsequent sequels. As it turns out, he was killed by Superman himself, breaking his legendary "no-kill" maxim by snapping the villain's neck. What fans didn't know at the time is this infamous battle, which completely destroyed Metropolis, set the stage for next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Just one month after Man of Steel hit theaters, it was announced at Comic Con 2013 that Batman was coming into this world. Over the next two years, we have slowly gotten new details about the expansive superhero world Warner Bros. and DC are creating, including how Zod's corpse fits into the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice story. We saw the villain's lifeless body in the second Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, but how exactly it is used has yet to be confirmed. There have been rumors that Lex Luthor uses his corpse to create the villainous Doomsday, but that may prove to be untrue.

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‘Man of Steel’ Video Asks: What If the Movie Was in Color?

‘Man of Steel’ Video Asks: What If the Movie Was in Color?

Any fan of director Zack Snyder knows that his distinct visual style often includes a darker hue that tries to encapsulate the gritty mood of his films. We've seen it in everything from 300, Watchmen, Man of Steel, and the trend looks to continue from what we've seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For those who prefer a bright and colorful Man of Steel, much like Richard Donner's 1978 Superman, then you may enjoy this enhanced footage from Man of Steel courtesy of VideoLab. Take a look at what they had to say about their work below."VideoLab attempts to turn back time and restore the natural color & brightness in shots from DC's Man of Steel. Turns out there was a beautiful Zack Snyder movie hiding underneath the bleak coloring. Would Zack Snyder have been more successful at the box office if it wasn't colored like Schindler's List? What do you think?

VideoLab added that they believe Man of Steel had "a more traditional-looking color grade until later in post-production, when they decided to go darker." It's worth noting that Man of Steel was a success for Warner Bros. two summers ago, taking in $291 million domestically and $668 million worldwide, from a $225 million production budget, but there are others who thought it could have, or should have, made a lot more. Take a look at the video below, and let us know if you would have rather seen the full color version in theaters, as opposed to Zack Snyder's final version.

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‘Smallville’ Pa Kent Better Than ‘Man of Steel’ Says John Schneider

‘Smallville’ Pa Kent Better Than ‘Man of Steel’ Says John Schneider

Former The Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider can breathe easy knowing that Pa Kent won't be featured, as far as we know, in the upcoming Man of Steel follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor portrayed Clark Kent's adoptive father Jonathan on Smallville. Having some ownership over the iconic DC character, he doesn't mind saying his is the best version yet, and possibly ever.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

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Christopher Nolan Rejected ‘Man of Steel’ End Credits Scene

Christopher Nolan Rejected ‘Man of Steel’ End Credits Scene

When DC Comics announced their release slate through the year 2020 last month, it was clear that the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be the launching pad for this massive comic book universe. As it turns out, Warner Bros. may have wanted last year's Man of Steel to truly set up this world, but producer Christopher Nolan shot down the notion.

Of course, we have no idea what kind of "comedy coda ending" Warner Bros. had in mind, so it isn't exactly known if Christopher Nolan is against the ending they had come up with, or just end credit sequences in general. It's possible that he didn't agree with ending the movie on a comedic note, given all of the destruction seen at the end of Man of Steel. Then again, Marvel's The Avengers' big finale was just as destructive and also ended on a humorous note, but that blockbuster had more of a lighter tone overall than Man of Steel.

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Bryan Singer Talks ‘Man of Steel’ and Reactions to ‘Superman Returns’

Bryan Singer Talks ‘Man of Steel’ and Reactions to ‘Superman Returns’

Before Man of Steel premiered this past summer, the last time we saw Superman on the big screen was in director Bryan Singer's 2006 adventure Superman Returns. The director recently conducted an interview with Empire Magazine, where he spoke about his reaction to Man of Steel for the first time, while revealing why he didn't cast Henry Cavill as his Superman, when he was up for the role with the actor who eventually won the part, Brandon Routh.

Bryan Singer's next superhero adventure, X-Men: Days of Future Past, hits theaters on May 4.

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Watch the ‘Man of Steel’ Live Online Fan Event Right Now!

Watch the ‘Man of Steel’ Live Online Fan Event Right Now!

Yahoo! Movies is holding a special live fan event this morning for Man of Steel as it makes its way home on Blu-ray and DVD November 12. During the broadcast, which is moderated by Super fan Kevin Smith and includes appearances by director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, a new poster for Batman Vs. Superman will be revealed. Check it out.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016.

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‘Man of Steel’ Krypton Infographic

‘Man of Steel’ Krypton Infographic

Learn more about Kal-El's Kryptonian culture. Then pick up the Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday.
‘Man of Steel’ Launches New Krypton Viral Website

‘Man of Steel’ Launches New Krypton Viral Website

LearnAboutKrypton.com features more information about Jor-El's home planet. The blockbuster debuts on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD November 12th.