With the release of Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot, The Man Of Steel, still more than a year away (June 14th, 2013) news from the film is still pretty light. We saw Legendary Pictures dump to two things on the ‘net today. A slightly reworded synopsis and a new hi-res version of the previously released ‘S’ shield/logo.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Hit the jump to read the previously released synopsis for comparisons sake and get a gander that the hi-res logo in all its dark gritty grittiness.
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.
See how startlingly different the new one is? It’s… um, shorter. I don’t know about this still. I want to get excited, I am sure it will be ‘good’ – I just don’t know about a grittier darker Superman and dear god I hope there isn’t a lot of rehashing the big blue boy-scouts origin. Sure, give us a different twist a little, but cut to the chase quick please. If there is a whole lot of Jor-El (Russel Crowe) pontificating over putting a baby in a rocket or half the movie with Supes discovering he’s from another planet I’m going to putting myself in a rocket and try to find some place in the universe that hasn’t seen Superman’s origin done to death a million times over.
And I’d be screwed too, since EVERY LIVING THING IN THE UNIVERSE KNOWS THIS STORY.
Anyway. Ready for the dark and gritty Superman shield in all it’s hi-res glory?
Click on it below for the full image.
Yep. That sure is all dark and gritty.