MAN OF STEEL Animated Short Celebrating 75 Years Of Superman Officially Released
The following animated short was created by Zack Snyder and Bruce Timm in order to celebrate the many different iterations of Superman that have been seen over the past 75 years, and it will be included on the Man of Steel Blu-ray. Simply put, it's amazing! Hit the jump to check it out.
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"The idea was to start with Siegel and Shuster and end with Henry Cavill, stopping at all the high points and iconic moments in between," Bruce Timm told Entertainment Weekly when asked how the above short was thought up. "It was Zack Snyder’s idea. We had approached him about maybe doing a short for the DC Nation program on Cartoon Network. He said, ‘I’ll think about it,’ and then he had this idea to do basically the entire history of Superman in, like, a minute. We said, 'Okay...whoooo.' We started working and quickly realized there was no way to do it, even in a minute." That led to the decision to doubling the length of the short, but it still meant that not everyone and everything could be included (hence why there's no sign of Dean Cain or Brandon Routh). "People are going to be arguing about it. 'Why is that in there, but this isn’t?' We had lots of different meetings about it. 'What has to be in here? What would be nice to be in here but is not absolutely essential?'" What do you guys think of the short?
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Michael Shannon as Zod
RELEASE DATE: November 12th, 2013.
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