Diane Lane Hints at the Plot of Man of Steel
04.15.11 by BJSprecher
Almost nothing is known about the plot to director Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel. The director has said that his take on DC Comics' most famous superhero will be "different" than previous movies and that it will "focus on the early days of Superman," but that's not much to go on. We do know that Kryptonian madman General Zod (played by Michael Shannon) will appear in the movie, but even that is not necessarily a clue as to what obstacles Superman (Henry Cavill) will face. After all, when Zod first appeared on screen in Richard Donner's Superman, it was only in a cameo role. But, thanks to actress Diane Lane, who will play Superman's adoptive mother, Martha Kent, we now know that Man of Steel will definitely be an origin story going back to when Superman was a Superbaby.
I read the script under lock and key. I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it. I nailed it into my memory. I'm really excited. I'm really not allowed to talk much about it, I think, but it does cover the entire range of years, from infancy on.
Man of Steel was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) from a story idea conceived by Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan. The cast also includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha's husband, Jonathan Kent. According to Snyder, the movie will be going into production "at the end of the summer." A December 2012 release date is planned.