The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has been released, and it showcases none other than Warner Bros.’ Man Of Steel. A new (previously leaked) promo image of Henry Cavill’s Superman is featured on the cover, and the issue is full of glorious new images featuring Supes, General Zod (Michael Shannon), Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Jor-El (Russell Crowe), and other main characters. There is also a load of new details on what to expect from the Zack Snyder-directed reboot, including whether or not Kryptonite will be featured and its being open to more superheroes in the same universe (something which wasn’t seen in The Dark Knight Trilogy).
*Kryptonite, known as Superman’s greatest weakness, will NOT be featured in this film. “I’ll be honest with you, there’s no kryptonite in the movie,” says Zack Snyder. He does, however, say that he will face another type of weakness, which he dubs “emotional kryptonite”. Star Henry Cavill agrees. “Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties.”
*Kryptonians regularly wore armor in addition to their suits. However, as Superman is a refugee, he doesn’t have this armor, and is thus more vulnerable to those who do have armor.
*Arguably the biggest thing that can come out of Man Of Steel is the possibility of kick-starting the DC Cinematic Universe. Producer Chris Roven adds plenty of fuel to the possibility as he confirms that the film’s tone will influence other adaptations, and that it will allow the presence of other superheroes. “It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. What Zack and Chris have done with this film [Man of Steel] is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.” Screenwriter David S. Goyer chimes in, saying, “I would love to tell you yes or no, but I think it’s going to be more exciting for people to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find.”