Man of Steel: Zack Snyder’s Superman plot revealed?

Man of Steel (Henry Cavill)

It’s official! Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has a plot!

At least, that is, according to ComicBookMovie, who obtained a copy of an open casting call for the Vancouver Island shooting schedule. It does seem to confirm that the film will be about the younger days of Superman, as the titular Man of Steel tries to discover himself and accept the role that will eventually define him. It is a little bit reminiscent of Mark Waid’s graphic novel Birthright, exploring this very issue.

“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.”

Bogus or not bogus? It’s anybody’s guess at this point, but the truth is probably not far from this.

Man of Steel is released on 13 June 2013 in Australia from Roadshow.