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.
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