Zack Snyder’s The Man of Steel has been filming for a little while now, and it looks like it may start up soon in Vancouver as an extras call is going out. As part of that extras call, the official synopsis of the movie has leaked out, and it gives a decent idea of what the movie will be about:
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.
It still sounds a lot like Birthright. Hopefully more stuff about the movie will trickle out, as 2013 is a long ways away.