Canadian actor Mackenzie Gray (Stargate: Infinity, Smallville) recently spoke about his top-secret role in director Zack Snyder's superhero reboot Man of Steel. Although the actor could not say who exactly he is playing, he did reveal details about Henry Cavill's three-layer Superman suit.

"Oh yeah, amount of detail on Superman is unbelievable. Superman's costume, is a three-layer costume; there's a body-skin layer and then there's a muscle layer that was molded to Henry's muscles - it's a silver, metallic rubber - and then over that is a mesh skin so whenever he turns into light it looks like he's made of steel. It's just incredible, the design of the film is fantastic. All the concepts and the designs is just remarkable and they didn't have to build fake muscles for Henry because he's really built."
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He also spoke about the film's 'hyper-realistic' tone.

"I wouldn't say it's darker but more hyper-realistic. Maybe it's got a bit of a darker tone; it's not as comical, there's no comical villains or anything like that. It's a very realistic film, but with all the magic of Superman. For example, when he's flying you'll really believe that he's flying and it's really great how they did that. I really think that Man of Steel is a different take and it's not going to be cartoonish. Zack Snyder has done such an amazing job with the film."

It should be noted that Mackenzie Gray played Dr. Alistair Craig in the final season of Smallville. Since the actor's role is being kept top secret, do you think he may be reprising that Smallville role for Man of Steel? We'll find out for sure when the movie opens in theaters nationwide June 14.

In related news, the Los Angeles Film Festival announced today that they are hosting an advanced screening of Man of Steel on Wednesday, June 12, two days before the big-screen adventure opens in theaters nationwide. Here are the relevant details from the festival's press release.

"Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced a special pre-Festival screening of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' Man of Steel on June 12. Starting May 10, Festival pass holders will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets to this screening ahead of the general public on-sale via the Festival website.

The special pre-Festival screening of director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' takes place June 12 at 7:30 pm and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe. In the film, a young boy learns 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. Warner Bros. will release the film on June 14.

Contact the Ticket Office for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345.6337) or visit"