Man of Steel

Man of Steel

Release Date: 2013-06-14
Wide Release



Film Genre(s): Action, Comic/Graphic Novel Based Film, Super-Hero movie

United States


Scripted by David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan.


  • Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures is already planning the next installment in the franchise. Legendary Pictures, which put up half the financing for both "Begins" and "Returns," is expected to board the sequels and split the budgets 50/50 with Warner Bros. In return, Legendary would split all profits, also 50/50. - 2006-02-23
  • Variety reports that Kevin Spacey will return as Lex Luthor . - 2007-07-11
  • Variety reports that scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris have opted not to write the project. - 2007-10-21
  • reports that Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov has told The Wall Street Journal that the studio is going to be reintroducing Superman. - 2008-08-21
  • Heat Vision, Deadline report that Zack Snyder has been officially confirmed as the director of film. - 2010-10-04
  • Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announce that Michael Shannon will star as General Zod. - 2011-04-10
  • Variety reports that Russell Crowe has joined cast and will play Superman's biological father Jor-El. - 2011-06-15
  • Deadline reports that Julia Ormond has been offered the role of Lara in this pic. - 2011-06-23
  • Deadline reports that Christopher Meloni is up for a part in this pic. - 2011-06-24
  • EW reports that Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast, in the role of Perry White. - 2011-08-02
  • Deadline reports a casting change has placed Ayelet Zurer in the role of Lara opposite Russell Crowe. - 2011-09-25