MAN OF STEEL: "The Battle Of Smallville"

Director Zack Snyder talks with Empire Magazine about what's been dubbed, 'The Battle of Smallville' in Man of Steel. The small Kansas town gets devastated according to the report which also says there's a cameo during the scene that's sure to excite fans.




In the latest issue of Empire Magazine out Thursday, there's extensive coverage on the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel. In conversations with director Zack Snyder a few details were revealed about the confrontation between Superman and the forces of General Zod that takes place in Smallville, Kansas. "It's a Western face-off. [Zod and Faora and the rest of the Kryptonian invasion] care very little for Smallville's iconographic status. We're being really hard on the town: this battle needed to be dangerous."

Highlights
  • Shooting the battle took nine days.

  • The mayor of Plano, Illinois (which served as Smallville) makes a cameo.

  • The town gets absolutely devastated.

  • The battle is the first major conflict in the film.

  • Keep your eyes peeled for what's described as an 'oh-my-god' cameo from someone playing a bank teller.



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Running Time: In post-production
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.


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