Possible Details on Superman: Man of Steel

Some possible details regarding Zack Snyder's Superman movie have surfaced on line that include information that could set up a sequel.WARNING: Possible spoilers!

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By Jake "WaylonJones" Lester - 5/30/2011


The people over at Cosmic Book News have been sent some possible details for the up coming Zack Snyder comic book movie Man of Steel. This information is not confirmed, and some of the news has already been debunked so take this with a grain of salt, but there are some new bits of information in what was sent.

From Cosmic Book News:

• Braniac destroys Krypton and may be set-up to be the villain in the sequel (if there is one).

• Krypton will not be the crystalline version like in the Donner films, but will incorporate technology, which is now considered "definite Kryptonian technology" with a more alien contemporary feel.

• The Krytonians featured will be Jor-El, Zod, Faora and Jax-Ur. Lara Lor-Van was mentioned in earlier drafts, but not a sure thing as the scripts are changing.

• Zack Snyder would like Jon Hamm to portray Jor-El.

• There are flashback scenes related to General Zod and WILL feature Krypton -- despite the lawsuit stuff.

• Faora hates all men and is working with Zod and Jax-Ur to get out of the Phantom Zone.

• Jax-Ur was a close friend to Jor-El, who was exiled to the Phantom Zone, and is now working with Zod to free themselves (which they do).

• Zod and the Phantom Zone criminals escape and find Smallville by locking onto Kal-El's ship, which is buried in a field.

• Zod, Faora and Jax-Ur don't just go all out and start attacking and invading Earth. They initially try to blend in and get a custom to their surroundings, but think the Earth is dirty and smells, that the humans are wasting a "perfect" planet. They then start to formulate a plan to make a "better" Krypton.

• Zod's main goal is to make a new Krypton, using Earth, with him as leader. He plans to use Faora to start a new perfect Kryptonian bloodline and Jax-Ur to use his vast scientific knowledge to accelerate technology on Earth.

• Zod and Lex Luthor do have interactions. With LexCorp being the most advanced company on the planet, Zod plans to use LexCorp technology and advance it to Kryptonian levels, as it's the most "compatible."

• In the first draft there was no Fortress of Solitude.

• A key role in the film will be that of Gen. Samuel Lane, father of Lois Lane. Ed Harris and Jeff Bridges are being looked at for this role. Gen. Sam Lane is leading Earth's defense against Zod, Faora and Jax-Ur. He grows a hatred to all Aliens -- including Superman.

• Lindsay Lohan is up for the role of Lana Lang. She isn't Clark's High School sweetheart, just a girl he likes. Lana isn't interested in him because she is one of the popular girls, while Clark is geeky character who can't really show what he is like -- a "Superman." Lana does find out though when the school bus crashes and Clark saves the day -- as she sees him.

• CGI test shots of a Metropolis skyline were done, mixing the Vancouver and Chicago skylines for plate shots and exterior shots during the film. Identifiable buildings were replaced by key buildings from the script such as LexCorp Tower and the Daily Planet Building.

• In the first draft of the script, Lex Luthor forces the Kryptonian trio through a Phantom Zone portal using Kryptonite in the final battle. At the end of the movie, Lex considers forcing Superman through as well, but relents. Note: It may end differently as that was the first draft.


Man Of Steel is scheduled to be released in late 2012.

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Dynamo - 5/30/2011, 6:34 PM
This does sound interesting.
KUSlacker - 5/30/2011, 6:42 PM
had me right up until lohan!!! no thank you, Ill pass on that one!
WesleyGibson - 5/30/2011, 6:57 PM
Great find
P862010 - 5/30/2011, 7:13 PM
i beleive this was reported once before
RockNRollCC - 5/30/2011, 7:15 PM
interesting...
cashsteele - 5/30/2011, 7:19 PM
Good find, I think interesting is the right word, sounds like a lot to fit into one movie especially with some type of origin story probably thrown in there...
MARVELous - 5/30/2011, 7:27 PM
now i haven't seen all of her work but why is lindsay lohan even being considered for a role in such an important movie like Superman (let alone movies in general)?

for real though, is she a good actress?
santoanderson - 5/30/2011, 7:29 PM
Lindsay Lohan for Lana? Is Lana a coked-up, spray-tanned repeat offender in this version of Superman?
LionPepsiJuice - 5/30/2011, 7:29 PM
@NinjaCarm
a bit early for Doomsday don't you think?
I can't wait to see the modern day comicbook Lex Luthor on the big screen! (Returns wasn't it)
marvel72 - 5/30/2011, 7:36 PM
it might be alright,not sure about brainiac destroying krypton.

lohan should keep the f*ck away from this.

i hope this movie turns out good,its been over thirty years since the last decent live action superman.
Dmon - 5/30/2011, 7:38 PM
That sounds [frick]ing awesome!!! except the Lohan part which I don't think that part is true. But the modern Krypton probably the one we see in the comics is great and Lexcorp is awesome too.
bibliosk8er - 5/30/2011, 7:39 PM
A note for the author of this post, regarding "and get a custom to their surroundings"

The phrase should be "get accustomed to their surroundings." Dude.
superotherside - 5/30/2011, 7:42 PM
why not have brainc be the villain? i could see a cameo of zod but nothing more... this is silly! hope most of this isn't true...
kingmonkeyman - 5/30/2011, 7:48 PM
As long as he punches something or someone, it will be better then the last one.
DeathAdder - 5/30/2011, 7:49 PM
Brainiac for part 2? Really? They're gonna make people wait again for one of Supermans top villains?

Superman the Movie - Luthor and land scheme.
Superman Returns - Luthor and land scheme.

Superman II - Luthor, Zod and two hench people
Superman reboot - Luthor, Zod and two hench people

Who are they going to get to play Richard Pryors part in the next one? Chris Rock? They could get the computer that was on Jeopardy to be the villain computer.

This sounds like shit, the sad part is Lohan being in the movie probably won't be the worse part in the movie.
95 - 5/30/2011, 7:55 PM
Meh. We don't need a "Superman Begins", do we? Please, no early/high school years in the first half, I'll get bored. I'm excited for 'Hawkman' though!
SamHell - 5/30/2011, 7:56 PM
Need we say more??

SamHell - 5/30/2011, 7:58 PM
@santoanderson
u forgot anorexic
deanwilkins - 5/30/2011, 8:13 PM
Not interested in this. Again, I actually agree with Grif. The world is coming to an end.
dickmastaflex - 5/30/2011, 8:14 PM
it doesnt sound very nolanesc,jeff bridges is a def. win though
rsalas - 5/30/2011, 8:20 PM
Sounds interesting. And what's wrong with Hamm as Jor El? I think he would make a great Jor El. We don't need someone to match Marlon Brando, this movie has nothing to do with the previous Superman's anyway.
luxterg - 5/30/2011, 8:21 PM
oh my lord... they've got an amazing cast and they're remaking Superman II... I don't care how they spin it.

When are these Superman film makers going to learn... WE WANT TO SEE SUPERMAN FIGHT. Not Zod again... but Doomsday, or Darkseid (which would have been the greatest movie ... Apokalypse, New Genesis, Orion.. etc... CRAZY wicked movie), or even Mongul.

One day some film makers are going to come out of nowhere and get a go at this franchise and rip it. Up until now I thought these film makers were them, but I was dead wrong. They do NOT get it.

With such a rich mythology to the Superman storyline why the hell would they keep it on earth / krypton exclusively AGAIN?
yankeemanf - 5/30/2011, 8:23 PM
this sounds great...lohan isnt that bad i mean when she was younger she wasnt bad maybe she can bring that back jus gotta sober up a lil lol
luckylu - 5/30/2011, 8:40 PM
sounds pretty cool cant wait
BIGBMH - 5/30/2011, 8:48 PM
I just skimmed it, but from some of the stuff at the top it seems to match up with a decent amount of my ideas which makes me happy.

skiteman - 5/30/2011, 8:49 PM
I'm already bored ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


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SupermanReturns2006 - 5/30/2011, 8:50 PM
The Kryptonian Technology on Kal-El's heritage has moved on back from its classical version. Maybe not the Classical version what we see ? Something Superman came from an alien world where its not too crystalline. Kal-El's father Jor-El is a real scientist to the entire community of Planet Krypton's civilization.
skiteman - 5/30/2011, 8:51 PM
can't we have a new villain PLEASE?!! frowny face.


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valeriesghost - 5/30/2011, 8:51 PM
Hmm, at least its some Superman news.
StuckInPanels - 5/30/2011, 9:07 PM
I don't know...this doesn't sound like a Superman movie to me. Having Zod and a Female who Hates Men getting it on to create a new line of Kryptonians (really seeing Michael Shannon as Zod is surreal enough).....secretly advancing Earths Technology as a plot element sounds like a great idea but not here. Plus the Lohan thing seems out of place since shes under house arrest and her troubled life is still in....trouble. I think this is a weak story, nothing what I read screams Superman, Zod would ABUSE the hell out of this power knowing he was stronger he would use it, not hide amongst the shadows....hes a general and a warrior, he would strike weak enemies and take over. If WB/DC allow them to more or less make a carbon copy of Superman 2 then they will be getting a ticket from me sadly
Optimus83 - 5/30/2011, 9:12 PM
cool, I hope it's true. ...
BlackSands - 5/30/2011, 9:17 PM
For some reason, the whole plot seems very familiar...
travispipes - 5/30/2011, 9:19 PM
Sounds cool, but I don't think this is going to be as good as I was hoping.
Checkmate - 5/30/2011, 9:29 PM
@gaston You totally read my mind!
It sounds like a decent movie, I would've been happier with Brainiac, but it's cool. As long as the story's solid and we see Superman throw a punch, this movie gets my stamp of approval.
niknik - 5/30/2011, 9:38 PM
Lindsey Lohan??? LINDSEY LOHAN???!!! I call bullshit right there and then. All the rest is now tainted with bullshit as well. Who's playin Ma Kent: Courtney Love? BWAAA-HAAA-HAAA!
brokenexcitement - 5/30/2011, 9:49 PM
ok, if they would just come out and say we want to remake Superman 2 or that they think movie goers are idiots, then I might be alright with this. however, they said they wanted to get as far away from the Donner films as possible. doesn't seem like they are trying real hard, eh? :-/ if any of these details are true, then the Superman franchise of movies, as we know it, is about to die...period! people are going to stop caring about seeing him on the big screen because they are going to feel like they've seen it all before, which they mostly have from these "spoilers." give us something NEW!!! something that hasn't been done before with a Superman movie. you've got 50+ years of history and yet they can't come up with something new to cinema? hire the people that did the animated series then (sarcasm)....

FAIL!
Ranger14 - 5/30/2011, 9:52 PM
Surprised no one has said it yet, but that is pretty close to the Zod storyline used in Smallville.

Not sure how they are going to pull off a sequel unless the JLA rumor is not true and is simply a rumor. Having two different guys playing Superman at the same time would be a little strange, considering Snyder said Cavill and Bale won't be involved with the JLA film. Still thinking and hoping this is a one time shot.
brokenexcitement - 5/30/2011, 9:58 PM
@niknik nah, Ma Kent is gonna be played by Betty White ;-) lol
SHAZAM171 - 5/30/2011, 10:19 PM
This movie is gonna be Sh!t. Henry Cavill, Kevin Kostner, Amy Adams, Londsay Lohan, John Hamm, AWFUL CASTING. YUCK!!!!!!
SiMo - 5/30/2011, 10:22 PM
You haters begin boring me. Messing up everything everytime before you can see any results is so absolutely pathetic. Sadly the www is full of you idiotic nerds. Isn't there anything useful you can do...? Playing on the highway for example. Or cleaning up the roof gutter...!

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