Greatest Movie Series
Franchises of All Time
"Superman" Films
(DC Extended Universe)

Man of Steel (2013)

Superman Films (Original)
Superman (1978) | Superman II (1980) | Superman III (1983) | Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Superman Films (Homage Sequel)
Superman Returns (2006)

DC Extended Universe
Man of Steel (2013) | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

'DC Extended Universe' Superman Films
Man of Steel (2013)
d. Zack Snyder, 148 minutes

Film Plot Summary

Coming Shortly.

Film Notables (Awards, Facts, etc.)

With a production budget of $225 million, and box-office gross receipts of $291+ million (domestic) and $668+ million (worldwide).

Chronologically, this was the 1st film in the DC Extended Universe series of films. Of the first five films in the series, it was the 4th most profitable film, only besting Justice League (2017).

This film was another reboot (or pseudo-sequel) of the original Christopher Reeve series of films in the 70s and 80s (after 19 years, since 1987). Here was an expensive blockbuster titled Man of Steel (2013), directed by Zack Snyder - on the 75th anniversary of the DC Comics hero (from 1938).

After the lukewarm reception for WB's previous rebooted film Superman Returns (2006), it was imperative that this film rejuvenate and revamp the series. Its success boded well - it set the stage for the upcoming Warner Bros.' Batman-Superman movie in 2016 and a Justice League franchise beginning in 2017.

The modernized role of Superman was played by Henry Cavill, while Amy Adams took on the character of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Lois Lane. Russell Crowe performed in the role of Superman's (Kal-El) Kryptonite father Jor-El (played earlier by Marlon Brando), and Michael Shannon portrayed villainous General Zod on Krypton. Superman's adoptive earthling parents were the Kents (a Kansas farm couple Jonathan and Martha), who were portrayed by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, and Daily Planet boss Perry White was played by Laurence Fishburne.

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