While filming of scenes taking place in Smallville are currently taking place in Plano Illinois, nothing much has been known about which direction the plot of the film would be taking aside from rumors, until now. It seems the long standing rumor (which stems from multiple sources) that it would be following a similar path to Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu, Superman: Birthright , have proven to be true.
Warner Brothers (Via Furious Fanboys) has released a press release for a casting call in, which had snidely hidden a brief but official synopsis for the film:
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.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Michael Shannon as ZodLaurence Fishburne as Perry White
RELEASE DATE: June 14th, 2013.