Open casting calls are being held in British Columbia for Man of Steel, and the notice included an official plot synopsis of Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Superman flick.
“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.”
What this tells us is it’s exactly as we’ve been speculating: the film explores everything that led up to Clark Kent’s decision to become Superman. The villains, we hear, will be General Zod and other aliens from Krypton.