This comes right after Martha Kent herself (Diane Lane) told everyone that the movie will "..cover the entire range of years, from infancy on."
As I stated before, this of course, means Krypton.
Now we have some news regarding the homeworld of Kal-El from the Latino Review.
According to their source, who also tipped them off on Kevin Costner playing Jonathan Kent:
• You will see JOR-EL and his wife, Lara.
• Daniel Day-Lewis was looked at for JOR-EL and not the villain.
• Krypton will not be a crystal planet like the Donner film; this Krypton will PROBABLY look like the Coruscant skyline from Star Wars.
• The Kryptonian villainess is not URSA...Well sort of. The villainess is FAORA (Ursa was based off Faora in the Donner movies).
Interesting enough, I was told something similar about Krypton not resembling the Richard Donner "crystal planet look" a couple days ago. However, the source is questionable.
Might as well share what I have.
Note: At this time, I have no way of knowing how much is BS or what.
Regarding Krypton, I was told it will incorporate "definite Kryptonian technology with a more alien contemporary feel."
The Zod scenes will be a flashback to Krypton, with Zod sporting his trademark beard. We'll see Zod's downfall with, get this - Braniac stealing Kandor - which leads to both Zod's downfall and the destruction of Krypton. The source also states Brainiac is being set-up as the potential villain for the sequel -- if one gets made.
I was also told the the current Superman lawsuit won't be a factor with what is shown regarding Krypton.
While Latino Review (who more than likely has it better than me) states Daniel Day-Lewis is up for Jor-El, my source states that Snyder is also looking at Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
Also as Latino Review notes, about expecting an announcement regarding a new cast member this Sunday, I was told to expect one in a couple weeks - with Lex Luthor - "as a final round of screen testing opposite Henry Cavill is taking place soon."
Again, keep in mind I have no way of verifying the source and whether or not by chain is just being pulled. What the source said was similar in regards to Krypton, seeing Jor-El and Lara -- and that's about it so far. I do have more, but I think I'll hold on to it to see if any of this comes out.
Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.
Superman flies into theaters December 2012 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
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