Superman & General Zod on Two 'Man of Steel' Character Posters

May 21, 2013
Source: ComingSoon

Man of Steel

We're starting to get into Man of Steel overload territory, so we're going to slow down the hype. But these two new character posters, following yesterday's spotlight on Russell Crowe as Jor-El looking like a bad ass on his own poster, are just too cool to ignore. Superman and General Zod each stand tall, but while The Big Blue Boy Scout played by Henry Cavill looks heroic, the menacing villain brought to life by Michael Shannon seems to be in restraints. While we're getting a lot of posters for this comic book film, we're just happy that Warner Bros. isn't so desperate to give Lois Lane (Amy Adams) her own poster like this. Look!

Here are the two new posters for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel via ComingSoon:

Man of Steel

Man of Steel

Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), who wrote the script. Warner Bros is bringing Man of Steel to theaters everywhere June 14th this summer. Will you be there?

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  • Devin
    In some pictures it appears that Zod has a sort of goatee, and in other photos [including this poster he is clean shaven].......just an observation
    • asd
      I think without the goatee is at the beginning of the film, when he's being tried for whatever crime he committed (note the manacles on his arms) and vows to find Kal-El. It is later on in the film, when he comes to Earth, that he has the goatee. Just a hypothesis, don't quote me on it.
    Shannon is a beast. I exactly how much weight he put on for this role. It looks like about 30 pounds.
  • capitandelespacio
    I don't understand why the low-quality-out-of-focus-lens-flare of the graphic style for a Superman movie.
    • Klark
      Its the new trend star trek posters....! Like the way they copy the BWWWMMMMMMMM in Inception..Looks like their loosing originalty these days.
      • mistermysteryguest
        Losing? Lost. Certainly not "loosing" originality.
    • SV7
      I agree, it looks cheap. Star Trek into Darkness was similar. It simply looks out of focus to me?
  • Xerxexx
    Shannon will be the highlight...I almost want him to be a primary antagonist for all the Snyder Supes films...not killed off in the first or what have you.
    • Krishna Shenoi
      Really wanna know? SPOILERS. He lives.
    • dawko
      So far, Cumberbatch rules all the way...Iron Man didn't have anyone interesting.
  • Also noticed the cinematography and lighting matches the Dark Knight Rises; these are two parallel movies no doubt now.
  • Krishna Shenoi
    "...we're just happy that Warner Bros. isn't so desperate to give Lois Lane (Amy Adams) her own poster like this." What is that supposed to mean?
    • Some studios go crazy with character posters and give one to even the most miniscule characters. If Lois Lane got her own poster in this same style it would look silly. Warner Bros. might be going crazy with posters and TV spots, but at least the posters are good.
      • Krishna Shenoi
        Fair enough. You mean like "Captain America" and all. I understand.
  • Nielsen700
    Cavill has a big cock. I've seen it.
    • Mr Taco Sauce
      dear god Nielsen.... NO SPOILERS!
      • Nielsen700
        Sorry dude. It's just so marvelous.
  • Really not liking the marketing for this movie. Posters look cheap with the photoshop lens flare. However, I think M Shannon looks brilliant as Zod! btw i did not know that the screenplay was written by same dude that wrote Ghost Rider???? urg....
    • hg
      and the same dude who wrote blade,blade 2,and the entire tdk trilogy
      • Rasta
        Goyer is a hack. He rips off Frank Miller freely. For Man of Steel, you plagiarized Daredevil was a child unable to control his senses and his mother helps him. For Batman Begins he ripped off FM's DD being trained by Ninjas and applied it to Bruce Wayne. Goyer is such a hack.
  • johnsmith9875
    Shannon is actually taller than Cavill. General Zod bigger than Superman, whoa.
  • Garish
    Cheesy. They actually pay people to make these posters?
  • Kyle Robinson
    This summer's Green Lantern...
    • Truth
      That's the best way to put it. Or it's this summer's Superman Returns. HA HA
  • DetroitDre
    Why does Zod look like Frankenstien's monster?
    • grimjob
      That was the first thing that came to mind.
  • insider
    Did you know that the new tactic from the studios is to have their employees comment on these fan sites? Overwhelm it with positive postings. It’s a form of viral marketing. Marketing campaigns are often great, but not indicative of the actual film. There are not rules about lying in a film campaign. Knowing that, Zack Snyder has failed to deliver (Sucker Punch and Guardians); WB has failed to deliver with Superman Returns and Green Lantern. I think I’ll wait for bluray rental or Netflix since it’s only a few weeks after the film’s theatrical release.
  • mistermysteryguest
    You can all thank JJ Abrams for your lens flare overload. His contribution to cinema.
  • Campbell Anderson
    Frankenstein Zod.




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