Brace yourselves, because Zack Snyder's hotly anticipated Superman film, Man of Steel, is opening this week. We have a whole bunch of pictures of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon as the terrifying General Zod. Take a look through all the pictures to see Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane as well. Do you already have your tickets?
In a time where superhero movies not only dominate the box office, but also earn rave reviews for their quality, you'd think Superman would be able to join the ranks of Spider-Man and the Avengers. Instead, director Zack Snyder delivers a heavy and underwhelming snooze-fest with Man of Steel. Starring Henry Cavill as the title superhero, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon as villain General Zod, the movie falls flat on a number of levels, the most egregious being that it's just plain boring. Man of Steel sets up what could be a great series of films, but this first chapter just feels like a prologue — an extended, bloated, confusing prologue filled with run-of-the-mill action and long-winded explanations that would confuse even savvy comic book fans. But hey, at least Cavill is gorgeous.
This is Cavill's first time as a leading man in a big-budget film, but you wouldn't know it by his star-quality magnetism. The chiseled actor is impossible not to stare at, especially when he fills out that suit. Sadly, he doesn't don it until about halfway through the movie. The first portion is dedicated to a little history lesson: Kal-El (aka Clark Kent, aka Superman)'s mother and father (Russell Crowe) beam him out into the universe as their planet is facing devastation. First attacked by a rogue army general (Shannon) staging a coup, Krypton then explodes after exhausting its natural resources. The movie flashes forward to a grown Clark attempting to uncover the truth of his identity, and back again to his years as a confused teen being raised by kindly farming couple Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane). The timeline is a bit of a head-scratcher, but it's not nearly as confusing as the film's meandering plot. To find out more, just keep reading.
Henry Cavill is the name on the tip of every moviegoer's tongue lately, but what do we really know about the 30-year-old Man of Steel? The actor, who has previously starred in Showtime's The Tudors and 2011's Immortals, has finally made it into modern day, snagging the role of a lifetime from director Zack Snyder. We know he's British, we know he's built, but what else should we know about Cavill? We'll let him explain in his own words. Click through to find out what the actor has divulged!
Man of Steel premiered in NYC last night, and POPSUGAR entertainment editor Meg Rooney was on the carpet to chat with the blockbuster's stars. Superman himself Henry Cavill opened up about stepping into the iconic spandex suit before watching the screening and hitting the afterparty, where he was able to celebrate the happy news that a sequel is already under way with his leading lady Amy Adams. Allie's wardrobe provided by Alice + Olivia.
Man of Steel stars hit the black carpet for their film's big NYC premiere on Monday night. Nina Ricci-clad Amy Adams, who plays Lois Lane in the superhero movie, had her fiancé, Darren Le Gallo, by her side for the cameras as she posed in a sexy cutout gown. We were on the carpet as well where we caught up with Superman himself, Henry Cavill, who got serious in a gray Tom Ford suit, to reveal the qualities which made him a perfect Clark Kent. Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner, who praised his costar Henry's abilities to us on the carpet, were also on hand to attend the NYC festivities. Stay tuned to POPSUGAR Live! for our interviews with Henry and more at last night's Man of Steel premiere.
The cast made their way to the East Coast after popping up in LA on Saturday night for the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards. Amy, Henry, Russell, and director Zack Snyder picked up the honor for most anticipated movie of the year. Fans don't have much longer to wait, since the latest Superman installment hits theaters this Friday, and in the run up to the release, Amy and Henry have been busy with press, including their recent spread in Interview's June/July issue.
— Additional reporting by Meg Rooney
Summer is the season of superhero movies, and this Friday Superman himself returns to the big screen in the latest adaption starring Henry Cavill: Man of Steel. But saving the planet from villains is overrated; the superpowers that would really be useful would help a gal navigate the tricky dating and relationship world. We asked around to find out which superpowers would make your love life a force to be reckoned with, and lassoed up the creative ideas. Check out our 10 most-wanted love and sex superpowers:
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Henry Cavill and Amy Adams cover the June/July issue of Interview, which will be available on newsstands on June 18. Inside the issue, Amy and Henry separately discussed their characters, Lois Lane and Superman, and the excitement and work behind the return of their comic book movie. Henry also chatted about his onscreen chemistry with Amy, who shared details on her disdain for early morning workouts and strict diets. Man of Steel hits the big screen this Friday, but first, here's more from Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in Interview: