[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4454:]]With the Warner Bros. release of the new Man of Steel movie poster featuring Henry Cavill as Superman seemingly in cuffs at the hands of lowly humans, the internet has been in an uproar.
First, there's been mention that WB didn't release the poster "officially" to the media (what? the world's ending now?), and that they did it through The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray widget which linked to their Facebook Page.
Regardless how it was done, some anti-super fans (you know, the BATMAN fans!) are all up in a tizzy saying the poster reveals Zack Snyder's Man of Steel will be boring as hell.
And that couldn't be further from the truth.
They bring up things like Superman's a boring character in the comics, he falls in love with Lois Lane, kryptonite is always used, he overcomes the odds in 30 seconds, they don't want to see him fighting puny humans (to quote Hulk) etc. etc.
Well, I'm here to tell you why the Man of Steel will: Blow. You. Away!
It's not your daddy's Superman! Plain and simple, Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill, Christopher Nolan and the rest of the cast have been consistent about one thing from the start -- this isn't the Superman you are used to, obviously meaning the movies that preceded it. It's a different take, and not exactly like Nolan's films, either.
So what can we expect, Batman fanboys? Read on!
Why so serious?
Possible spoilers ahead.
5. There's a major frickin' Krypton War
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4456:]]It's already been said that there is a scene featured on Krypton with advanced Kryptonian battle armor as well as weaponry. Russell Crowe himself basically just admitted that Jor-El is going to kick some butt. What might happen is while we saw Zod and his collaborators already captured in Superman: The Movie and sent off to the Phantom Zone, in the Man of Steel we'll see Zod's uprising, with Jor-El and the Kryptonian War Guild putting his coup down!
One, possibly two spaceships are said to play into the movie. It's currently thought that Black Zero is Zod's prison or spaceship, but there has also been rumor/mention of another. In addition, Zack Snyder's hinted that the movie may be cosmic, obviously meaning outer space where the heavy-hitters lie. And if it is a spaceship, do you think Zod and Faora are its only prisoners? Think about it.
3. The U.S. Military
Yep, by all indications from the new movie poster, the comic-con footage and some leaked set images Superman may be going one-on-one against the might of the world's strongest military force. But as we see from the movie poster, Superman is a man of honor and respects the laws of his adoptive home. However, who doesn't respect the Earth - and who may want to remake it in his own image as a New Kryton - is Zod! However, the military is not without it's own resources, as yes, kryptonite does apparently seem to come into play, albeit indirectly. By all indications it appears as if the military with fashion it's own Kryptonite weapon -- Metallo!
2. Lois Lane.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4458:]]So how does Lois play into all of this? We've already seen comic-con footage that she seems to be Superman's sweetheart. And what else do we possibly know? That she gives herself to Zod -- for some reason! It's rumored that Lois might be used to create -- a new Kryptonian Race! Early script details said that Zod and company wanted to remake Earth as a New Krypton and start a new Kryptonian bloodline. Why does Lois go willingly with Zod (with Superman watching?!) is anybody's guess! Save the Earth? Save Superman? Something else completely?
Finally, there is one HUGE reason why the Man of Steel will not be a boring movie.
1. It ushers in the Justice League movie!
Henry Cavill is signed on for three movies, with Zack Snyder all but confirming that his Superman will appear in the 2015 Justice League movie. This is a direct 180 from what he was previously stating -- that his Superman will be its own thing and not part of the Justice League movie. Following that, Christopher Nolan did not say no to doing more super hero movies. He did not say no, but said he is on a break. Being on a break means that you will eventually come back; in addition, his brother Jonathan (The Dark Knight Rises co-writer), did not rule out doing more super hero movies as well and would do more DC Comics movies.
Bonus: And here's a bonus for the Batman fans, you just might be happy by the time the ending credits -- roll!