Thanks to an extras casting notice circulating around Vancouver (and obtained by the rascals at ComicBookMovie), we now know the basic plot of Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL! And it's exactly what we thought it was!
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question - Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
This is probably the least controversial piece of news to come out of this production. Or is there something to get super pissed off about here that I'm not seeing?
MAN OF STEEL is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 14, 2013.