RUMOR: MAN OF STEEL Plot Revealed?

RUMOR: MAN OF STEEL Plot Revealed?

Here's a rumor that has been floating around the "internets." Seems cool, possibly genuine, probably fake. [DEBUNKED]

So I was going through a few comment threads and found this left by an AICN talkbacker. I've linked the article in question down there after the post.
Here's the description in full.
This sounds cool but I recommend you take this with a little [Actually Mountain Sized] grain of salt.

[DEBUNKED : The plot is not of the upcoming MAN OF STEEL movie but written by our very own Vadakin. But it's a good read nonetheless]

SPOILERS, of course.

"We begin on Krypton. On a battlefield no less. Kryptonian troops try to break the lines of a rebel force that has holed up at a geothermal power plant. Jor-El is there, representing the Science Council. We learn that Kryptonian scientists have recently learned of another world in the galaxy that not only contains life, it contains human life. Having been told Jor-El's yellow sun theory, Zod has set in motion a plan to leave Krypton behind with his followers for this new world, believing Krypton to be weak and corrupt. Jor-El manages to break through the lines and get into the power planet, where Zod is set to overload the station, which draws energy from the planet's core (along with other stations across Krypton). He believes that this will start a chain reaction that will ultimately result in Krypton's destruction. He is confronted by Jor-El who tries to convince him to abandon his crazy scheme but the two end up coming to blows. Zod is the better fighter and knocks Jor-El down and proceed to do what he went there to do. The army breaks through the lines though and manage to get in and stop Zod.

As Zod is taken away, Jor-El looks over the readings coming from the planet's core. We then have two scenes intercut with each other that show Jor-El at home with his wife and infant son, looking over core data while General Zod is sentenced to the "living death" of the Phantom Zone as his wife Faora watches from the shadows. The Phantom Zone is more like a wormhole than rotating glass and as Zod is pushed through the portal, his clothes burn away and bursts of energy begin to tear apart his skin. He screams in agony that it's too late and that they will all burn as he will. At the El house, Jor-El comes to a startling realization. Zod wasn't stopped in time.

An emergency session of the Science Council is called for the next morning and Jor-El pleads his case, saying that Krypton is doomed and that they have no choice to evacuate the population to the newly discovered Earth. However the Science Council accuse Jor-El of being in collusion with Zod, suggesting that he's trying to carry out Zod's plan of leaving for a primitive world where he can rule as a god. Jor-El is taken away by security forces and placed under house arrest while the Council investigates him for treason.

With all communication cut off, Jor-El can't warn anyone what's about to happen and is stuck in his home, awaiting his fate. We works in his lab, trying to find a way to at least save his wife and son and comes across a small deep space probe that he determines could be modified to hold a person - a child. He works day and night to modify the probe, fitting a Phantom Zone Generator that will allow the probe to travel between dimensions to reach the new world on the other side of the galaxy.

On the day of Kryptons destruction, seismic activity is rising rapidly. Jor-El puts the final touches on the probe and prepares to send Kal-El into space. At the same time, Faora sneaks into a military base to steal a ship. With people panicking all over Kryptonopolis due to the earthquakes and eruption of the Gold Volcano, Faora is able to go unnoticed and make it to the ship. When she takes off however the ship is fired upon immediately. Faora pilots the ship into the atmosphere and out into space. Meanwhile Jor-El and Lara say goodbye to Kal-El in a heartbreaking moment. Finally the modified probe blasts away from the house and rises through the atmosphere as the planet tears itself apart below.

The probe flies into deep space as the planet explodes behind it. Faora's ship is caught in the blast and spins out of control. With the ship damaged, Faora attempts to set a course and then climbs inside a hibernation pod. Meanwhile, the probe activates the Phantom Zone generator and flies straight into the Phantom Zone. It emerges on the otherside, approaching a small blue planet. The new world - Earth.

The probe flies into our atmosphere and crash lands in a cornfield. We then look through Kal-El's eyes as the probe opens up and we catch our first glimpse of Martha Kent. Martha pulls Kal-El out of the ship, to the surprise of Jonathan Kent who is standing with his shotgun. He lowers the gun when he sees the child and they stand there looking at the baby and the alien space craft, wondering what the hell they should do.

We then jump forward in time, 25 years later. We find ourselves on an oil rig with a bearded Clark Kent. He's coming to the end of his shift when his boss calls him in for a chat. We find out that Clark is going under an assumed name and working undercover. Clark immediately goes into journalist mode, asking questions about working conditions but before the boss can respond there is a loud BOOM and everything starts to shake. The oil rig is on fire. The boss reaches for the radio immediately to call the coast guard and we see Clark trying to help people as everything falls down around them, but he's trying to help without his powers being discovered. Eventually a rescue helicopter approaches but as people try to get to the landing pad, a crane topples over, threatening to crush them all. It never touches them though. The other workers are amazed to find Clark under the crane, lifting it up. The helicopter is able to land and the people are evacuated. Clark pushes the crane off into the sea and when the people turn back to look at him, he's gone.

We then jump to the streets of Smallville. Clark walks through town, backpack on his shoulder. He reaches the Kent Farm where he is greeted with hugs from his parents. He's been gone a long time. We learn that he has been traveling the world, covering stories as a freelance journalist. There's a letter from the editor of the Daily Planet in Metropolis waiting for him, offering him a job. Clark leaves for a shower and a shave, using the mirror to bounce his heat vision back on to his face. He goes to his bedroom to get dressed and sees his old glasses on the dresser. He puts them on, checking himself in the mirror and goes back to his parents who are surprised to see him with them, saying he hasn't needed them since he learned to control his supervision. Clark says that they make him feel normal, flawed...human. He doesn't really know what he is. He tells his parents of his travels, of how he tried to help people but that he never seemed to be able to do enough and that he wondered what the point of his powers were if he couldn't save everybody. Jonathan asks if Clark can help out around the farm, maybe go with him into Smallville to pick up supplies, suggesting that it might help him clear his head.

On the journey into town, Jonathan and Clark talk about his troubles and Jonathan mentions the ship which has been buried in the barn. Clark has always known it was there but was afraid to go near it, fearful of what he might discover about himself. Their conversation is cut short though as a storm blows through the town and with it, a massive tornado. Clark and Jonathan do their best to gather people up and bring them to the storm shelter in the church. There are still people outside though and Clark goes to try to help them. He exits the church and a gust of wind blows his glasses from his face. We then have a sequence of Clark speeding around Smallville, searching for people, saving people as he finds them. The tornado though is approaching the church. Clark heads straight for the tornado. The streets are now empty. For the first time, we see Clark fly as he takes off and flies right into the heart of the tornado, using powers like his superbreath to blow the tornado out like a flame.

When the skies clear, there is a lot of damage but everyone is safe. Jonathan shows his pride in his son who picks up his glasses with a new determination. We go back to the Kent farm and into the barn where Clark digs up the ship. He's not really sure what to do. Martha and Jonathan look on as Clark reaches out to touch the ship. His touch seems to activate something and the ship comes to life. The barn then transforms into Jor-El's lab though only Clark sees it that way. Martha and Jonathan just see a barn. We are treated to a heartbreaking moment where we see Jor-El and Lara deliver their final message to their son. Clark sees his infant self in Lara's arms. They are speaking in Kryptonese but the ship translates the language into English for Clark to hear. When the message is over, Clark is left in tears. He tells Martha and Jonathan of Lara's final words, his purpose for being on Earth - to live and live well. He notices something in the ship and pulls it out. It's Jor-El's Councillor's suit. He looks at the symbol on it. He knows what it means - Hope. He makes his decision. He knows what his purpose will be. Inside the ship, on a small display, the S Shield flickers as a beacon.

Somewhere in space, inside the damaged ship, Faora awakens from stasis. She looks at a holographic screen and sees the S symbol. The symbol for hope. There's another Kryptonian out there. On Earth. She now has a direct course to Earth and immediately activates the Phantom Zone generator, setting a course for the blue planet.

We find ourselves in Metropolis at the Daily Planet. Perry White is there and he's fuming. Clark Kent is nowhere to be seen. We also get our first look at Lois Lane. She tells Perry that he's getting what he deserves for hiring freelancers. Clark shows up to put Lois in her place, scooping her on a story about a drugs ring operating in Suicide Slums. Lois complains that it was supposed to be her story and Perry reminds her that he assigned her to look into the "Metropolis miracles." Lois tells him she has no time to write stories on angels or UFOs or people being mysteriously saved from certain doom. Perry reminds her that the Daily Planet isn't what it used to be, with declining readership. Lois suggests giving Clark the Metropolis miracle story as he's still new and he probably loves that human interest stuff. Much to Clark's dismay, Perry agrees and Clark is forced to hand over the drug ring story to Lois. It's clear from the very start that Lois and Clark are rivals not friends, at least not to begin with. The smug look on Lois' face disappears however when Perry decides to team them up to cover the new Metropolis-Gotham rail link, being opened the next day. Perry calls it a chance for Lois to show the new guy the ropes, smirking as he says it. Lois is not pleased.

We cut to space where we see Faora's ship coming out of the Phantom Zone. It's in our solar system, somewhere near Saturn. It spins through space towards Earth.

The next morning, Lois and Clark are at Metropolis Central Station. This is the first time they really have a chance to learn anything about each other, the possible beginnings of a friendship. When the train arrives, it bears the LEXCORP logo on the side. Lois immediately pulls rank and declares that she's going to go on the train for it's first journey while Clark can stay behind to get the views from the people at the station. Clark is left interviewing people about what they think of the new high speed train as Lois takes her seat on the train, managing to bully her way through other people to sit beside the train's designer, Emmet Vale, (future creator of Metallo, for the geeks out there) for an exclusive interview. Things seem to go smoothly at first as the train speeds up to optimum level, but much to the surprise and worry of the engineer, the train starts to move faster, speeding across Metropolis.

Back at the station, Clark starts picking up radio chatter about the situation. Something is definitely wrong. He moves away from the crowd and disappears. On the train, the engineer is in panic mode. He can't stop the train. He can't even slow it down. A sudden explosion destroys the track in the distance. We then get the iconic shirt rip as Clark reveals his fathers suit, now his suit, and the big red S underneath. He then leaps out of his clothes revealing the full Superman costume and takes off at speed, chasing the train. His first job is to uncouple as many passenger cars as he can. He flies alongside the train, to the amazement of the people inside, using his heat vision to uncouple the cars. He manages to get a few and as the rest of the train speeds ahead, he flies ahead of the uncoupled cars and reaches out with his hands, using them as a bumper to slow the cars and bring them a stop. He then goes after the front of the train which as reached the gap created by the explosion. The train falls through the gap. Superman is there in a flash, underneath the train to catch it and level it as it reaches the ground. All of Metropolis watches as Superman brings the train to a complete and safe stop.

For the first time, Superman has a chance to think and he looks around, floating in the air as people with camera phones get pictures and footage of him. He's revealed to the world now. He uses his x-ray vision to look inside the cars to make sure everybody is OK. Lois emerges and gets a good look at him. There is a moment where Superman thinks she recognises him and Lois wonders herself but she shakes it off. She tries to say something but Superman takes off towards the broken pieces of track. It's pretty damn obvious that this was sabotage. He flies high into the air above Metropolis and listens. At first we hear a thousand voices all speaking at once but he filters through them until he finds the voices of the perpetrators.

On a rooftop looking over the crash site, the thugs responsible shuffle into a helicopter and take off, looking to make a hasty retreat. It isn't long before Superman is hot on their tails. One of the thugs fires with an automatic rifle from the helicopter. The bullets just bounce off Superman and he keeps coming. One of the bullets though just misses and flies past him. Superman registers this immediately, stops and turns. He flies after the bullet and passes it by just before it can hit a woman on the street below. He catches the bullet, gives the woman a reassuring smile and takes off after the helicopter again. We have now seen that he is both faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive. Superman flies after the helicopter, getting in front of it and matching speed. Without even flinching, he sends his fist up through the spinning blades shattering them. The helicopter begins to fall out of the sky. Superman of course manages to capture it and bring it to rest in front of waiting police officers who are there to manage the train crash. Superman opens the door and uses his heat vision to melt the guns into metal. Superman tells the cops that they are responsible for the train derailment and takes off before they can respond with both cops and thugs in stunned silence.

Back at the train station, a janitor spots a set of clothes and a pair of glasses on the ground. He looks around, wondering who could have left them there. Shrugging, he goes to pick them up but a red and blue blur flies past and the clothes are gone in an instant. At the derailment site, Lois is on the phone to Perry while getting fidgety as the paramedics try to look her over. She promises to get back to the Planet to write up her account of the events straight away and as she hangs up the phone she spots Clark approaching, severely out of breath, saying he ran across town. She comments that it looks like she's going to be writing the Metropolis miracle story after all, much to Clark's frustration. Once again there is a moment where Clark fears that Lois might recognise him but he's in the clear.

We then find ourselves at a meeting of top military officials, including Lois' father, General Sam Lane, discussing the appearance of the apparent savior as options are put on the table about developing military strategies to counter a potential threat.

Later than night, Clark is in his apartment talking to his parents on the phone with the tv on in the background, showing footage of the events earlier in the day but also other events around the world. It seems Clark has been busy. His parents talk about how proud they are of him and ask about him being recognised.

In space, Faora's ship passes the moon and she can now see Earth in the distance.

It's the next morning and we are greeted to the front page of the Daily Planet - SAVED BY A SUPERMAN! Clark questions the name Lois has given the mysterious hero but Lois points out the big red S on his chest. When Clark asks how they know it's an S, Perry chimes in asking what else it could be, and Clark drops the subject immediately, afraid of blowing his cover. Lois comments that the people responsible were from a criminal outfit called Intergang. Perry tells Clark to get out on the street and get some reaction from the public.

Faora's ship approaches Earth, severely damaged. It tumbles through the atmosphere, threatening to burn up as Faora tries to maintain control. She just about manages to level it off in time to crash on the outskirts of Smallville. She takes a small tracking device with her as she staggers out of the ship. She feels the yellow sun on her skin for the first time and spends a few seconds taking it in. The cuts on her face and arms from the crash begin to heal. Feeling her strength returning, she looks at the tracker, finding the direction she needs to go in and starts walking. She walks through Smallville, her alien clothes drawing strange looks. She doesn't care. She's focused on her mission.

In Metropolis Superman flies overhead, drawing awed looks from the people below. He hears a woman screaming for help and reacts immediately, descending into an alley to confront an attacker. Back in Smallville, police and local news outlets have arrived at the crash site. As Faora continues through town she's confronted by a cop. When the cop asks for ID she moves faster than she thought she could, knocking the cop backwards into a parked van. Amazed at her newfound strength, she glances at a nearby car. She picks it up without breaking a sweat and tosses it into a building. She starts to run, picking up tremendous speed and before she knows it she's at the Kent Farm. Inside, Jonathan and Martha watch the events on the local news. Martha rushes to the phone to call Clark. Jonathan spots someone outside and gets his shotgun. He goes outside and sees Faora. He asks what she's doing there. She says something to him in Kryptonese. He doesn't understand. She spots the gun and her eyes start to burn. Jonathan recognises what's about to happen and fires. The bullet bounces off her. Then a blast of heat vision destroys the gun and burns Jonathan badly. Martha rushes out to her husband. Faora glares at them then walks towards the barn. Martha has the phone in her hands. She starts dialling Clark.

In the barn, Faora uncovers the ship. She opens up and reaches inside to a control panel. After inputting a commands she stands back and watches as a bright light envelops the barn and the Phantom Zone generator activates, creating a portal inside the barn. She waits as General Zod slowly climbs out, his body scarred and burned. She speaks to him in Kryptonese, telling him that the yellow sun will heal him and make him strong. She glances outside and sees Martha holding Jonathan while on the phone. She doesn't understand what's being said. She goes back to the ship and activates the database stored inside, effectively downloading Earth's languages into her mind and the mind of Zod.

In Metropolis, Clark is back in his normal clothes. His phone is ringing. He answers. His mother is frantic, talking about Jonathan being hurt. Even as he listens to his mother, his ears pick up the sound of a TV news program talking about aliens. His x ray vision penetrates a building, seeing through to a TV store on the other side where he sees images of the ship in Smallville. He has to get back and fast.

At the Kent farm, Faora helps Zod out into the sun. She's heard the conversation and understands the words. She thinks nothing of it but Zod reminds her of the ship. Another Kryptonian on Earth. Faora carries Zod out of the farm, leaving the Kents behind and speeds away, back to her own ship. The police are there. Faora swats them aside like flies and brings Zod into the ship. His wounds are healing but he doesn't have his full strength. Faora shows him a BATTLE SUIT stored inside the ship.

Superman arrives at the farm and sees that Jonathan is severely wounded. He says he's going to take Jonathan to the hospital but Jonathan tells him to go after the Kryptonians and stop them from hurting anyone else. It's a tough decision for Clark but Jonathan reassures him. Superman flies off at speed to the crash site.

What follows is a battle that begins with Superman vs Faora. She speaks Kryptonese to him but he doesn't seem to understand. So she speaks English, asking who he is. When it's clear that he is not her ally she attacks him and they engage in battle. The military is also rolling into Smallville. As the battle rages on the street, Zod emerges from the ship in his battle suit and joins the battle. Superman is stronger than both of them at this point and manages to break through the battle armor. At the same time, the small military force is attacking the aliens and Superman ends up having to protect them. With Zod's battle suit destroyed, he removes it and takes Superman on hand to hand. But he isn't strong enough yet and Superman is clearly winning the battle. Seeing how much Superman seems to care about protecting civilians she causes a fire with her heat vision that threatens to rage through the town. With Superman distracted, she grabs Zod and takes off. Zod tells her to destroy the ship as they fly over the crash site. By the time Superman is done dealing with the fire, the other Kryptonians are gone.

Superman rushes back to the farm. Martha is in tears. Jonathan is clearly dying. Superman doesn't know what to do but Jonathan tells him its alright and that he's proud of the man he's become. He then passes away in the arms of his wife and son.

General Lane appears at the crash site which has now been secured by the military. The ship is now nothing but debris. Lane orders that the pieces be gathered up for study so that they might know their enemy.

Later on, we find Zod and Faora hiding in the mountains. Zod is getting his full strength back. He notices that Faora may be as powerful as he is and feels threatened by it. Lois Lane arrives in Smallville the next morning. She first goes to the crash site, hoping to get some information from her father but he turns her away though not before suggesting that Superman may have been the vanguard for an invasion. Lois defends Superman, stating that he was fighting the aliens and protecting the people. Then she visits the Kent farm where Clark and Martha are grieving. She introduces herself to Martha and offers her condolences, asking Clark why the alien would be there. Clark responds that the aliens didn't care who they hurt, doing his best not to reveal the whole truth. Martha offers to let Lois stay at the house while she's in town. Clark busies himself working on the farm as Lois tries to comfort him and their friendship blossoms for the first time.

In the mountains, Zod pours over information gathered about Superman. Not wanting a rival for the world he decides it's better to take care of Superman sooner rather than later and will go to Metropolis, where Superman has been active the most and draw him out. He's also beginning to see Faora as a rival an even though she's his wife, he blames her for him being trapped in the Phantom Zone for so long and kills her without hesitation. He will have no rivals.

Lois reluctantly says she has to go back to Metropolis but she will stay for the funeral if Clark needs her to. Clark tells her its alright and that he'll see her in a few days. Lois leaves and Clark and Martha prepare for the funeral. In the mountains, Zod is busy preparing himself, mastering his new abilities. General Lane has gone to Metropolis to set up base, knowing that this is where he's most likely to encounter Superman and perhaps the other aliens as well.

Martha, Clark and others from Smallville attend the funerals of Jonathan and others killed in the alien attack. When the funeral is over there is a small wake at the Kent farm. In Metropolis, Zod makes his appearance, flying into the city and announcing himself by picking off a few cars with his heat vision. Then he waits. The military is mobilized immediately and at the farm, Clark sees the broadcast of the events on TV. He springs into action immediately, making excuses before disappearing out the backdoor. He's in the sky, speeding towards Metropolis.

A full scale military assault on Zod is taking place in Metropolis. From tanks to fighter jets, the streets of Metropolis have become a war zone. Lois is of course right in the middle of it. She spots a young photographer, barely out of school, who like her isn't running away like the rest of the people. She asks who he's working for and he says nobody. He just thinks he can get some cool shots. Lois offers him a job which he accepts on the spot. He introduces himself as Jimmy Olsen but Lois is too preoccupied to care. She drags Jimmy into the heart of the battlefield as the military fire countless rounds of activity at Zod who doesn't even flinch and retaliates with devastating force.

Superman arrives on the scene to save the military personnel from annihilation and then confronts Zod. At the command center, General Lane gives orders to fire on both aliens. Zod and Superman have a brief conversation. Zod recognises him as Kal-El, who he once held in his arms as an infant. Superman knows very little about Zod but he knows enough to declare that the General destroyed Krypton, something Zod seems proud of. Their fight is epic. Kryptonian against Kryptonian on the streets and in the skies of Metropolis. While Superman has the experience with the powers, Zod has the advantage in combat training. They appear well matched. Even as they fight, the military continues to fire on both of them. Seeing this, Lois rushes to the command center, leaving Jimmy to get some great shots of the battle. Lois manages to get in to see her father, trying to convince him that Superman is on their side and to give him a chance to stop Zod. General Lane eventually relents and puts his faith in Superman.

The battle continues but Zod is now exploiting Superman's clear witness, targeting civilians to distract him. Superman knows he has to get the battle away from the city and has to deal with Zod once and for all. So he flies into the air and blasts away from Metropolis with Zod in hot pursuit. They continue their fight as they fly west towards Kansas, back to Smallville, eventually reaching the Kent farm. Troops left behind at the crash site spot them flying by but the two are gone before anything can be done.

Superman gets to the farm first. The wake is over and it's just Martha. Superman tells her to get away quickly. When Zod arrives there's nobody in sight. He threatens to burn the whole place down and then uses his x-ray vision to scan the area. He spots Superman in the barn and rips the door off. Superman rushes to the small probe that brought him to Earth and activates the Phantom Zone generator. Realizing what Superman has in mind, Zod rushes him. It's a battle of wills as the portal to the Phantom Zone opens, threatening to pull them both in. Zod seems to have the upper hand at first but Superman eventually overpowers him and throws him into the Phantom Zone. Exhausted, Superman rushes to the ship and turns off the generator. He then falls to his knees, unsure of what to do.

Time passes and Martha appears at the barn. Superman tells her it's alright. That it's over. Martha hugs her son and Clark tells her to stand back, that he's going to destroy the ship. Martha though says that it's the only thing he has with any kind of record of where he came from. So Superman decides to put it somewhere it will never be found, mentioning a place he found in the Arctic.

A few days later, General Lane sits in his office. He has some of the debris from the crashed ship on the table and he's talking about it on the phone. He says there's not much left. Bits of metal and some pieces of green rock fused into it. We see the person on the other end of the call asking for General Lane to send it over to him. It's none other than Lex Luthor, sitting in his office over looking Metropolis.

Metropolis is slowly getting back on its feet. The clean up of the battlezone has started. Clark arrives and is immediately confronted by Jimmy Olsen who introduces himself enthusiastically as a new staff photographer. Perry offers his condolences for the death of his father and Lois asks if he's OK. He replies in the affirmative and is ready to get to work. He then asks if there's been any word from Superman. Lois replies that it seems both Superman and Zod have just disappeared. The military is still on high alert but it seems the public have taken to Superman as their hero and protector. Lois just wishes he would show himself. Frustrated, she decides to go up onto the roof to get some air.

Lois stands on the rooftop, looking across Metropolis. She turns and is startled to see Superman hovering in front of her. He tells her that Zod is back where he belongs and hands her a letter, addressed to the people of Metropolis and the world, informing her that he wants people to trust him and the letter will explain everything they need to know about him. He prepares to fly off and Lois calls him Kal-El, having heard it during the battle. Superman smiles and says she can call him Superman. It seems to have caught on. He then points out that he does have a big red S on his chest after all, echoing Lois' words to Clark, which makes her think for a moment. She asks what the symbol actually means and he tells her that it means hope. Lois can't help but smile and she watches as Superman flies off. We follow him over Metropolis as the people below watch in wonder. He picks up the sound of someone in trouble, turns in the air and flies to where he's needed. Credits.

SYNOPSIS:" 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 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. 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"
MAN OF STEEL releases 14th June 2013

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manymade1 - 12/2/2011, 4:25 AM
Definitely fake, although I like how that fight with Zod played out.
SKOne - 12/2/2011, 4:25 AM
Definitely fake, but a fun read nonetheless.
Gerrit - 12/2/2011, 5:49 AM
Fake. It was made to be read by fans. Easter eggs like Mettalo and Gotham reference, i don't buy it. But its good, i like the interaction between Clark and his family.
darthbobtarkas - 12/2/2011, 6:34 AM
That's why I thought of posting it. Even if it's fake, it's a very fun read.
superotherside - 12/2/2011, 8:40 AM
I kinda hope this is true... lol... although Faora was seen in Metropolis so it's probably just fake... but still very well done fake. Hope it's similar to this though! :)
RunDTC - 12/2/2011, 8:47 AM
probably fake but sounded quite good.
UrbanSuperman - 12/2/2011, 9:23 AM
It's a fun read - but why were Amy Adams and Kevin Costner filming in the 'Alaskan Village'? We have pix of Adams there. And I like that Lois kind of warms up to Clark 1st before she meets Superman. But if she kind of recognizes him when he saves the train, then Superman echos Lois' words to Clark at the end, how can she not know who he is? - I hope it's fake and that there's more of a love story.
Dynamo - 12/2/2011, 10:06 AM
I know the guy who wrote this. He posts on Eyesskyward forums as Vadakin. It's a fake guys.
darkknightmare2012 - 12/2/2011, 10:15 AM
seems like this could be legit ... me personally do not understand why a movie isnt made with darkseid or doomsday in it .. as i belive it would be a sure fire hit .. someting epic ...
Vadakin - 12/2/2011, 10:18 AM
This is fake! I know this. Because I posted it. Below is a link to the original as proof.

I wrote based on speculation, various plot synopses, spy pics and my own ideas. I posted it on AICN for a bit of fun but as you can see from my original article above, I wasn't seriously presenting this as real.

Incidentally, I don't know if anyone remembers the cgi Justice League rumor floating around a few years ago...that one was also me. :P

I'm actually a screen writer by trade (not a successful one) and Superman is a dream job for me. In the link I posted above there are various posts of ideas I have for other DC properties. It's something I like to do as my massive ego makes me think I know better than Warner Brothers. Ha.

Anyways, I hope you got some enjoyment out of my fake plot synopsis for Man Of Steel and if Mr. Nolan is out there, I'm available to write the sequel :P
Vadakin - 12/2/2011, 10:23 AM
Just to address a few comments. I'm aware that no General Lane has been cast. Lex Luthor and Jimmy Olsen haven't been cast either but often roles are cast during production and I kinda wanted to see them there anyway so I put them in.

Regarding actors being seen at locations, my excuse is that this was just an early draft treatment ha! Also, some actors were just hanging out on set :P

As for the love story, my own idea of the Lois and Clark dynamic is that they would start out as rivals, become friends and then in some movie down the line they fall in love. Also it would be Lois and Clark who have the relationship, not Lois and Superman.

Someone asked about the likes of Darkseid and Doomsday...Oh if you only knew what I'd have planned for those characters you'd crap your pants. Ha.

Vadakin - 12/2/2011, 10:26 AM
Oh and for the record, yes the name of the Kryptonian language IS Kryptonese!
darthbobtarkas - 12/2/2011, 10:58 AM
^So it was YOU all along.
You know what, your ideas are great and you mentioned having something to do with Darkseid and Doomsday. I bet they'd make for great stories so why not post them here?
Vadakin - 12/2/2011, 11:16 AM
Well my Darkseid idea is actually for a Justice League epic. Darkseid sends the Doomsday monster to Earth to get rid of the greatest threat to him - Superman. Ideally, the Superman fight would take place in its own movie. Superman would die at the end and during the funeral, several boom tubes would open in the skies of Metropolis and around the world. The film would end with Darkseid invading the world.

Justice League would then pick up six months later with Darkseid in control of the planet and working to break the will of the people by making their lives a misery so they will serve him willingly. He doesn't want resentful slaves, he wants loyal servants. The superheroes would have attempted to fight back on their own but they'd have been driven underground. Then Orion comes to Earth and brings Superman's body back to New Genesis so that he can be resurrected. New Genesis can't interfere directly due to a treaty with Darkseid but they can give Earth a chance to save itself. So Superman is then sent back to Earth and knowing that he can't win the fight on his own he seeks out the other heroes, hoping to unite them in order to strike back at Darkseid, bring hope to the people and save the world.
Trapdinsteel - 12/2/2011, 12:12 PM
@Vadakin - I have thoughts for a very similar set up to a Justice League movie (Supermans Death at the end of a Superman movie trilogy sparking a JL movie and Darkseid/Lex were responsible for unleashing Doomsday on Superman) with some similar elements.

The story actually starts with our history from earth and that there were early kryptonians acting as Gods or "ancient aliens" influencing our civilization for their benefit. This comes to an abrupt hault as it ends up splitting Krypton into three factions creating a war on their world.

Contact me if you would like to trade some ideas.
BackwardGalaxy - 12/2/2011, 12:27 PM
Vandakin, as a struggling screenwriter myself, and Superman fanatic, I can say that while I don't entirely agree with every concept put forth here, I found some of your subtle points of emphasis intriguing. Not bad.
Vadakin - 12/2/2011, 1:02 PM
@Trapdinsteel My concept also deals with gods, but not Kryptonians. I have the New Gods of Apokolips and New Genesis and at one stage Darkseid invades Themyscira in order to find a path to Olympus to kill the Olympians, which is how Wonder Woman comes into the story. I also go into this idea of fate and the notion that the superheroes were predestined to become superheroes to combat the threat and I deal with the idea of fate vs free will...far to complex to explain in a comment box, Ha.

@BackwardGalaxy It was mostly based on what could be happening with the Snyder movie, not what I'd want to do. If you're interested in what I'd do, I've just created a fansite of my own about "What If" movie plots and the first article posted is a long ass plot summary of my own idea for a Superman movie.
TheTank - 12/2/2011, 2:18 PM
Fake. We already know from shooting and what not that clark spends time in a small Alaskan town and that they filmed amy adams in those scenes, thats not in here and this synopsis reads like shit from the kevin smith era of superman lives
TheTank - 12/2/2011, 2:20 PM
We still cant get the synopsis of TDKR and thats wrapped filming, they are still filming this, bogus
jazzylg - 12/2/2011, 2:53 PM
@Vadakin I would hire you. Hit me up on Facebook: Larry Griggs. I've got some comic properties I'd like to fund down the road (2012 and beyond). You had me convinced.
Vadakin - 12/2/2011, 3:07 PM
@TheTank Kevin Smith Superman? Low blow man! Low blow! :P
CraptainAmerica - 12/2/2011, 4:08 PM
Regardless of it being fake or whatever...I'm still up WAY past a Gentlemans bedtime just reading it. If it were the real deal I would have been chuffed as nuts.

Great job on the writing! Truly epic!
TheTank - 12/2/2011, 4:30 PM
HAHA. I read allllllll the scripts with the exception of wesley strick's which is unavailable, and was burtons real vision. But honestly out of all of em, Smiths was great for what they wanted. and i really did enjoy reading it a few times.
Vadakin - 12/2/2011, 4:33 PM
Smith's story about the script is better than the script itself. Ha.

Oddly enough though, I hate it less than the Abrams script. At least Smith didn't have an attempted rape of Martha Kent in his script.

I actually wrote a script myself back in 2008, written as a sequel to Superman Returns (called Man of Steel actually). Not my best piece of work. I'm still proud of it though.
superman78 - 12/2/2011, 7:31 PM
@Vadakin- I love it. Great work man. BTW your passion for the character and the mythos shows in your writing. I have written an "otherworlds" type story, too. I was posting it to a blog a while back and self published a few copies for friends and a couple fans. No profit. This is such a fun way to express creativity. Cheers. If you are interested in seeing my work, let me know on this mssg board.
darthbobtarkas - 12/3/2011, 5:14 AM
@Vadakin: Great ideas. Although I'm not sold on the whole "Superman dying" thing, but that said, it would be a great starting point for a JL movie.
Also, I'm a scriptwriting aspirant myself, wrote 1/3 of a Superman script, and most of it was on Krypton (and it felt more like a John Carter script than a Superhero script) so I just discarded it because it felt more like a Jor-El movie rather than a Superman movie.
But still haven't given up the dream of writing/directing a Superman movie and never will :D
JosephKing - 12/3/2011, 6:07 AM
Well... thank God it's fake. I mean, it's not a total disaster, but it's too superficial. Zod being the responsable for Krypton destruction? Old mistaken cliche of the villain being connected with the hero's origin (the Joker killing the Waynes in the first Tim Burton's Batman, Sandman killing Uncle Ben in Spider Man 3). And Zod is a really unidimensional character in this plot.

And Lara has almost none participation in it. The action sequences are somehow forced into the plot, doesn't seem organic.

Anyway, it's not an abomination, but it's not something that I would like to watch.

Vadakin - 12/3/2011, 6:57 AM
@AdamFox I actually prefer Krypton's destruction to be a natural disaster. I only had Zod destroying it because of a quote by Michael Shannon talking about a fight between Zod and Jor-El with one trying to destroy Krypton and the other trying to save it. So you might want to brace yourself when the actual movie comes out because Zod could be responsible for Krypton's destruction in the film.
Vadakin - 12/3/2011, 7:11 AM
As for Zod, again I was working within the constraints of what I knew about the movie. If I was making a Superman movie Zod would be a more complex character and rather than a 2 dimensional villain out to rule the world, there would be a clash of ideal between him and Superman. Zod wouldn't see himself as evil. He'd actually want to save the world but in his mind we're so screwed up that the only logical thing to do would be to take control of the world and enforce order on us. Superman on the other hand would believe that human beings can make ourselves better. We might need a little guidance or inspiration but we don't need to be controlled. So they would clash on that and you would gradually see Zod's underlying lust for power come to the surface as well.
MovieMaster - 12/3/2011, 8:41 AM
@Vadakin- Dude I [frick]ing love your stories. I'd love for you to check out my Fanfic Fansite here. To be honest, my fanfic kinds sucks compared to yours. I've only written one full fanfic, the rest if Fancasts and stuff like that but I'm currently writing the sequel to it: Batman: Arkham City and a Superman prequel entitled Krypton, you might be interested in it. It focuses on a strained relationship between Krypton's two top scientists, Jor-El and Jax-Ur. Jor is struggling to convince the Krypton council that the planet is in danger of ending from a forthcoming natural disaster, whilst Jax is working on his dream project: Replacing the planets soldiers with clones.

The story is basically an adaptation of the Golden Age Krypton storyline with some added things as well. It won't be ready for a loooooooooooooooong time yet, so I'll post what I've written so far in the next comment. Keep it up!
MovieMaster - 12/3/2011, 8:42 AM

By MovieMaster

They say that there’s no sound in space, but today was a day of celebration. Today was the day that Krypton crowned its new Emperor, Emperor Ral-Zo. Jor-El stood by the massive stage where the middle-aged Kryptonian man was announced as the Krypton’s new leader. Krypton was the most advanced planet in the galaxy. It was only 50 light-years away from the nearest planet that could sustain life as well as Krypton could, Earth. Jor smiled proudly because of how amazing this planet really was. There was no pollution, no wars, no prejudice; the planet was like a Utopia. Millions of years ago, Krypton had become as advanced as Earth in Technology. They had also discovered that Kryptonian scientists had worked out how to create advanced technological devices from growing them, as Krypton was an organic cyber planet. Electricity occurred naturally in plants and other vegetation. Tall steel buildings grew from the ground. Jor-El was Krypton’s top scientist. He was in charge of further scientific discovery. He was based in the Capital City of Krypton, Kandor. All the scientists in his unit chose what they wanted to research and went ahead with that. But as soon as Ral-Zo was announced as Emperor, the atmosphere changed. The bright sunlight dimmed a little, and the plants seemed like they were dying. There was murmuring from the crowd. Ral looked like he wanted to hide something. As soon as that happened, Jor-El knew that something was wrong. And that Krypton would never be the same again.
200 Years Earlier
A young child sat alone in a run-down home. He was sitting on a dirty floor writing out equations on an old piece of paper. He was clearly a genius. His mother walked through the room. She wore old, dirty clothes and her face was haggard. Suddenly, there was a loud knock at the door. She walked up to it and eased it open.
“Hello...?” She said nervously. The man at the door was dark skinned and wore a black Kryptonian battle suit. He looked at her with an expression that she knew all to well. She burst into tears. The young child walked up to the door but was spotted by his mother.
“I’m sorry Mara. He’s MIA.” Said the soldier.
“It’s OK Jax, just go back to your writing dear.” She struggled for her words to sound right.
“But mommy-“
“I said get back!” She screamed. Jax was taken aback by this, and ran back into the living room, fearing the worst. Jax’s mother put rested her teary face on the soldier’s shoulder and sobbed into it loudly, as Jax slowly backed away to his room.
100 Years Later
Krypton had been a wreck for 100 years. Emperor Ral-Zo had been spreading pollution around the planet and damaging its life. Normally, all the technology was grown. But Ral wanted to create his own technology, and Krypton didn’t like that. Not one bit. But he had put Krypton in danger. The planet is made of a green crystal called ‘Kryptonite’ and the pollution had affected it in a very bad way. Kryptonians have become allergic to Kryptonite and because the whole planet is made from it, cities all across the planet are dying out. Kandor is now the only major city left on the planet, and it’s up to Jor-El to find a cure. Ral-Zo has commissioned several squad teams consisting of 30 soldiers to live on a planet in their galaxy for a month and to test whether it’s inhabitable or not. Krypton will die soon, and people need to move fast.
Tai-Go is Krypton’s most respected soldier. He has always been a brilliant fighter and had been head of the army’s intergalactic division. He led the squad teams onto the other planets to check whether they’re inhabitable or not and is always the only one to come back alive. He and Jor-El were great friends. Jor had always designed the suits for the soldiers and made sure that Tai got the best. On this specific day, Jor was suiting up Tai in his lab as he was getting ready to fly out to the planet Macular.
“Surely you must be getting tired of conquering all these planets Tai?” Asked Jor-El.
“Well, after a while you get used to it. I don’t see why we have to wipe out the population; this planet is infested with blue panther like creatures!”
“They’re animals from Earth aren’t they?”
“Yes Jor. Very vicious creatures, I’ll be extremely lucky if I make it out alive on this one!”
“Ah, I’m sure you’ll do alright. Every other planet you have invaded you have returned safely. But if you don’t mind me asking, do you actually agree with invading these planets? Surely there must be another way to see if the planet is inhabitable?”
“Well Jor, to be honest I’m too afraid to ask. The last person who bothered Ral-Zo about that disappeared and nobody’s seen him since.”
“Scary. Do you like Ral? He is the longest-serving Emperor in Krypton history but nobody’s tried to remove him from his position. Something’s not right.”
“You only just noticed?”
“Well I’ve had my suspicions for a long time now, but I can never talk about it. He has cameras everywhere. But not here, this is the safest place on Krypton. “
“Well in that case, when can I move in?” Jor-El and Tai-Go shared yet another laugh together. He had finished suiting him up and he was ready to be flown out.
“There you go, you’re ready to leave!” Tai-Go leapt off of the operating chair in a massive metal war suit. Rai trudged along out of the door accompanied by Jor-El. The rest of the soldiers were already on the plane. Rai boarded the plane and sat in the pilot’s seat and wired himself to the heard of the plane. Quickly, the engine started. The lights beamed on. The wheels began to turn. Many members of the general public and families of the soldiers had gathered around the plane to watch the take-off. The plane started to move forward as Tai pressed various different buttons and dials. Flames flew out of the end of the plane.
“Don’t get killed!” Jor-El yelled as the plane hovered above the ground. All of the people watching were crying and waving goodbye. Finally, the plane fell off of the runway and flew away. Jor-El smiled and watched the plane slowly turn into a mere dot in the skyline and eventually disappear.
A young Jax-Ur and his depressed mother walked up to a crowd of people in front of a massive computer screen. People were placing their hands on touch pads attached to the Computer and messages were appearing above their heads. They were occupations. They said things like ‘Doctor’, ‘Salesman’, ‘Servant’, ‘Commoner’ and Jax’s favourite, ‘Scientist’. After many hours of waiting, Jax-Ur and his mother reached the front of the crowd.
“Go on Jax, it’s your time.” She told him. He was nervous, and was reluctant to place his hand on the pad. His mother was growing impatient. “JAX!” She yelled at him. She grabbed his hand and pressed it down on the touchpad.
“Mom! I’m scared!” Codes appeared above his head. Many people stopped talking and watched the new occupation reveal itself. Slowly, the codes above his head turned into letters. The word unfolded and glowed red. It read:


His mother gasped. Nobody had been destined to become a scientist for years. Jax stood still in awe for a few minutes. Finally he smiled and accepted that, after hundreds of years of his family being poor and kicked down, he was going to make something of himself.
Vadakin - 12/3/2011, 11:00 AM
@MovieMaster Coincidentally enough, I've actually written a seven part story in recent months called "KRYPTON." I might post it on my site in the future.
MovieMaster - 12/3/2011, 11:50 AM
@Vadakin- Great minds think alike :) Is it a prequel as well?
Vadakin - 12/3/2011, 6:31 PM
@MovieMaster yes, though it was conceived of as a TV Miniseries and/or a novel.
MovieMaster - 12/4/2011, 3:41 AM
@Vadakin- Sounds cool, I'd love to read it :) Also, check out my prologue to my new fanfic in of course, the fanfic tab :)
SINema666 - 12/4/2011, 11:49 AM
eh.... not bad, a tad hokey, a bit predictable. The letter at the end? really? seen Batman 1989 a few too many times, have we? Replace Batman with Superman and Gordon with Lois and we have the exact same ending.

It did seem that you started the story with a human empathy for Zod, that he wasnt simply evil for evil's sake and that's the grounding for a great story. You dont know who to root for to win. That was cool.

But then he gets to earth and all that seems to be forgotten and he became a villain no one could identify with.

Im glad tbis isnt the movie. There wouldnt be much for us to identify with, good or evil.
Mikfly - 12/4/2011, 7:30 PM
I agree with SINema666, the plot is a cool fanfiction but I'm glad this isnt the movie.
Moonwalker1991 - 12/4/2011, 8:00 PM
Interesting. I see some references to Lois and Clark, Super-man Earth One and the Animated Series. It's a nice mixture, though out of the three, Earth One could probably work best translated on screen. It's easily my favorite Superman comic. As for the movie, I would rather see another villain instead of Zod. Lex is used too much but I don't mind him, as long as he is a businessman, not just some bald guy looking to buy land like in every other Superman movie. Superman has plenty of villains to choose from, though not all are worthy of the big screen. Hoping Darkseid makes an epic appearance toward the end of the series. I liked the nod to Intergang. Nice.
Vadakin - 12/5/2011, 9:07 PM
@Moonwalker1991 It's interesting you say that because I've never actually read Earth One. The animated series is definitely a big influence on me though. I find Superman himself to be too hot headed and not powerful enough in that show but overall it's a damn fine adaptation.
SuperSomething616 - 12/7/2011, 4:39 AM
Would make a good film yes :)
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