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GUEST FEATURE: Man of Steel on Facebook

July 2nd, 2013 by Marc Comments

Every nerd knows that there’s more than a few varying storylines regarding Superman’s origins and his early life. There are a couple of differences in the new Man of Steel flick from the original comic version, but one thing remains the same: Superman is still decidedly super.

Man of Steel has been a box office success, earning a worldwide total of $202.1 million on its opening weekend and a worldwide total of $520,360,000 and counting so far, the Superman revamp has clearly been a winner.

It’s been announced that screenwriter David S. Goyer and director Zack Snyder are working on a sequel already, as Goyer had previously signed a three-film deal. On a fast track, it’s expected to be released next year.

Henry Cavill’s Superman is slightly darker and more brooding than previous incarnations. This could well be Christopher Nolan’s doing; in any case, it’s brought a fresh look to the caped hero and brings a more human side to the superhuman.

In Man of Steel, the young Clark Kent is genuinely terrified of his powers as he learns them. Let’s face it; if you’re 12 years of age and your heat vision sets fire to your Xbox when you look at it, you’re going to be a little freaked out. Despite the fact that he’s capable of throwing cars and generally causing a ruckus, Clark Kent is more than human enough to have compassion, intelligence and be capable of love.

As a god living amongst humans, he’s got more than a few issues on his plate. But what kind of thing would Superman be getting up to when he’s not saving the world? Our money’s on maintaining a Facebook page. Vue Cinemas came up with this vision of what Superman’s Facebook page might look like should he get a few minutes spare from saving the planet.

Superman Facebook timelineImage was created by Vue Cinemas

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….