The project will be supervised by Christopher Nolan. ( Batman: Begins & Batman: The Dark Knight)
The screenplay and story will be written by David S. Goyer. You may know Goyer from his credits from Batman: Begins, Batman: The Dark Knight and the third untitled one. Also Blade series.
The president of Legendary Pictures Thomas Tull said that "Superman needs a powerful antagonist, a worthy opponent." Tull also wants to evoke Superman as an "angry God."
Director: Zack Snyder.
Director Snyder responding to reports that General Zod would return says, that "was just a rumor."
Budget is an estimated at 100 million has now risen to 175 million.
Release date: December 2012.
The approach for the movie has been described as "modern…believable…fun!" and the film will not involve Brandon Routh, Nicolas Cage, Mark Millar, or Bryan Singer. The only information about the story so far is this:
“I can tell you that Goyer’s story involves Luthor and Brainiac. It is NOT an origin and assumes audiences already know about Lois, Clark, Jimmy and Perry. I know the Daily Planet is struggling due to the internet. And I know it sets up a huge Kryptonian mythology.”
Henry Cavill will be The Man of Steel.
Kevin Costner Headed to Superman?
Kevin Costner, who most recently appeared in The Company Men, is rumored today (via Deadline) to be up for a part in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot.
The potential role is unknown at this stage though some age-appropriate speculation could place Costner as Perry White, Jonathan Kent or General Sam Lane (Lois' father), among others.
Following the announcement just two weeks ago that she is set to play Superman's adoptive mother, Martha Kent, in the upcoming Zack Snyder reboot, Diane Lane has spoken with USA Weekend about the role.
“I’ve always wanted to raise a good man,” she jokes about working alongside Henry Cavill, who will be playing both Clark Kent and Superman, “I thought that was the biggest challenge a woman could have, and so I get the embarrassment of riches.”
Lane also explains that, to help get excited for the project, she's been rewatching films from Snyder's oeuvre, particularly 2009's Watchmen. Describing the director as "audicious" and "brilliant," Lane promises that Superman is, "going to be a wild ride."
"I’m very flattered to play Martha Kent and live up to his vision," she says, "It’s pretty cool.”
Lane marks the youngest actress to ever take on the role of Martha. On the big screen, Eva Marie Saint most recently played the part in Superman Returns, taking over the role from Phyllis Thaxter who appeared in all four original cinematic Superman films. A younger take on the character was also offered in the "Smallville" television series, as portrayed by Annette O'Toole (who was just a few years older than Lane is now when the series began).
Though the role of Martha's husband, Jonathan, has not been cast, rumors persist that Kevin Costner is likely for the part.
Amy Adams is Lois Lane!Geoff Boucher at the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex got the big superhero scoop this weekend confirming that Lois Lane will indeed be in Zack Snyder's still untitled Superman and she'll be played by...
three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams!
Snyder's Clark Kent must like older women as Adams is 36 to Henry Cavill's 27 years old, and she joins a cast that includes Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Ma and Pa Kent and a bunch of rumored and yet unconfirmed actors playing the movie's villain including Michael Shannon and Edgar Ramirez.
Adams is coming off her Oscar-nominated role in David O. Russell's The Fighter and she's played numerous strong women in movies such as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Princess Giselle in Enchanted, food blogger Julie Powell in Julie & Julia and Delysia in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Later this year, she stars opposite Jason Segel in Disney's The Muppets and in Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
Having already informed the actress that she got the role, Snyder told Boucher:
Snyder went on to tell Hero Complex that Lois is "a linchpin" to the project and that it's important she has "contemporary appeal and spirit" and continued:
"There was a big, giant search for Lois. For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it."
"It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”
Kneel Before Zod! Shannon Cast in Man of Steel
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod in director Zack Snyder's new Superman film, titled Man of Steel.
Snyder stated, "Zod is not only one of Superman's most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don't. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role."
As General Zod, Shannon will go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill, who plays the new Clark Kent/Superman in the film. The main cast also includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent.
Michael Shannon was honored with an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Shannon was most recently seen in the award-winning HBO drama series "Boardwalk Empire," from executive producer Martin Scorsese.