Man Of Steel (2013) Preview

Man of Steel is an upcoming 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series, portraying the character’s origin story.

Official Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)


A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

– Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

Major Cast

Henry Cavill                        as                            Clark Kent / Superman

Amy Adams                        as                            Lois Lane

Michael Shannon              as                            General Zod

Russell Crowe                    as                             Jor-El

Kevin Costner                    as                            Jonathan Kent

Diane Lane                          as                            Martha Kent

Box Office Predictions

The 2006 attempt—Superman Returns—at bringing back the Son of Krypton was a moderate success and in the eyes of Warner was a disappointment. In comparison to its high budget, the film was indeed a failure: only grossing $391 million worldwide with a $270 million budget. Several factors were the cause of its failure. One possible factor is the excessively long hiatus from the previous Superman film, which to be exact was more than 19 years. A lot of things can happen in 19 years—one of which is memory loss! The sequel to Christopher Reeve’s praised Superman would have surely lost audiences. Moreover, the idea of a 19 year later sequel is clearly not appealing; it may seem confusing to a few movie goers. So, any new fans were unlikely.

The strong marketing campaign that Warner Bros. has pulled off should pay off. For 2013 summer’s movies, Man of Steel’s trailers counts are only second to those of Iron Man 3. And recent reception of all trailers has been overwhelming positive with excellent action sequences and dramatic scenes. The ongoing theme of isolation (and the superman dream) is present in most of the trailers possibly to interest people of all ages. Charged by well-known stars, Man of Steel should easily do well in North America.

Man of Steel’s restored style and impressive action sequences clearly call for high blockbuster levels. The question of the billion dollar gross is rather difficult to answer. The numbers just point towards “NO.” In fact the percentage probability is at a low 20%. Although the numbers do present a difficulty films do have a way of surprising many analysts—one recent example is Skyfall. Expect,

North American Forecast: $315 million

Non-North American Forecast: $440 million

Worldwide: $755 million

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