Zod and Jor-El Featured in Four New 'Man of Steel' Posters

Man of Steel : Superman Banner

Warner Bros. has released four new posters from Man of Steel as they are now getting into character poster mode. Above you see the banner featuring Henry Cavill as Superman and below you'll find a similar banner featuring Michael Shannon as the film's villain General Zod, a second poster featuring Zod and a third poster featuring Russell Crowe as Superman's father, Jor-El.

With a story from Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) and a script from David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), Man of Steel aims to reinvent the Superman story for a new generation and I've been telling people in Cannes this is probably my most anticipated blockbuster of the summer now. At first I had my doubts, but some of the little things I'm hearing have converted me and I sure hope it all works out. I'd welcome the opportunity to be excited about another superhero franchise the way I was after Nolan's Batman Begins and That Dark Knight.

Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14.

Man of Steel : Zod Banner Man of Steel : Zod Poster Man of Steel : Jor-El Poster
  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    So excited for this movie! These posters are AMAZING!!!!!!

    • Pax

      I like your attitude. But in fact, I think the posters are quite lazy designed. Still, Man of Steel is one of my most anticipating films in 2013!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Exxdee/ Geoffrey De Leon

    Can't wait for some Superman and especially Michael Shannon and his sonority letter reading talents. The posters look great

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/tieuellegacy/ tieuellegacy

    They look good. The trailers look like this will be a pretty serious attempt also. I'm tempted to go back to review Supe Returns. Only saw it once and I don't remember much of it.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Beautifulm/ Beautifulm

    I hope its better than IM3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness

  • https://twitter.com/matt_kay Matthew

    Hey these are all cool posters, but just a heads up - the 2nd Zod poster (facing the camera) is an unofficial fan-made image. You can see it on deviantArt at http://visuasys.deviantart.com/art/Man-of-Steel-General-ZOD-370315096

    • Adam James

      While it wasn't the best use of photoshop, that was the one that made the film look most interesting. Of course it would be fan-made. Ah well... If the background he used is actually from Man of Steel that'll still work.

      On a side note, did J.J. Abrams unleash so many lens flares in Star Trek that they have now bled into the marketing for other films?

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MichaelM./ Michael M.

        J.J didn't introduce lens flares, but he certainly popularized.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MichaelM./ Michael M.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MichaelM./ Michael M.

    *The Dark Knight* Your welcome for the correction. I say this with all austerity, but if Man of Steel fails too deliver than please, please leave Superman's iconography alone and try again in some years.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    I don't think the posters themselves are all that great but they are serviceable (tattered skylines are everywhere in posters nowadays and you get a little immune to them) enough.

    The film itself I kind of expect to like but I can't quite get a handle on just how much of this film should be considered a 'new take' on the whole story. Considering we have Crowe as Jor-El, Krypton appearing, a new take on Kal-El's departure, his youth as Clark Kent that all seems to suggest merely another retread of the origin material already seen.

    Then you have Zod (again, a reuse of a sequel villain - seems popular this year!) coming back and what seems like lots and lots of citywide destruction. Half the stuff in the main trailers looks like rehashed elements of what's been done before so it doesn't to me look as if the film is going down the route of 'we acknowledge films 1, 2.......whatever........already happened and are continuing now' but a back to the start refresh of everything.

    Which is fine enough, but the 1978 film already did a lot of this and 2006's film covered it as well.

    Anyway, between this and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' they're about the only summer season movies this year I can claim to be left interested in. IM3 was OK, but nothing else is blowing my skirt up a lot.

    I'm not totally invested in Supes mind you (and I think the 1978 film is still better than some superhero films today plus I won't rag on Returns the way most other's seem to enjoy doing) but I guess Nolan's involvement alone just isn't enough to make me assume this will work entirely.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

    "That Dark Knight" lol