On ABC News’ “Nightline” Thursday, the cast of “Man of Steel” opened up about taking on the Superman epic. The upcoming comic book movie “Superman: Man of Steel” by director Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300) stars Henry Cavill (The Cold Light of Day, The Tudors), Amy Adams (The Muppets, On The Road), Russell Crowe (The Man with the Iron Fists, Robin Hood), Diane Lane (Secretariat, Jumper) and Kevin Costner (Django Unchained, Field of Dreams 2: Lockout, Mr. Brooks).
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 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 (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (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.
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Source: ABC News “Nightline.”