“He’s the king of all superheroes. He exists in a weird way outside of comic-book culture.” — Zack Snyder
If Man of Steel wasn’t the king of all superhero movies, it was still an ambitious and exciting starting point for a new take on our most iconic caped character. Henry Cavill’s son of Krypton is an alien — always has been — and as writer David Goyer explains in an exclusive bonus video from the new Blu-ray, the Superman story that demanded to be told was one of first-contact. “You’re the answer,” Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) tells his adopted son in the film. “You’re the answer to, ‘Are we alone in the universe?'”
In a lot of ways, and most certainly for the future of DC Comics’ grand plan, Superman is a giant gateway. His very existence opens the doors to a bigger, almost infinite, universe that an established — but Earth-bound — box-office brawler like Batman can’t really deliver, and Man of Steel set the table. Perhaps Superman is that White Knight that Bruce Wayne once envisioned who would make Batman’s burden unnecessary — but we know it won’t be a smooth or cordial handover in the upcoming sequel, Batman Vs. Superman.
In the exclusive video below from the Man of Steel Blu-ray, which arrives Nov. 11, the cast and crew discuss the never-ending obsession with the character of Superman. Love, like, or simply shrug at this past summer’s reboot, it’s difficult not to be excited about the next chapter.
Man of Steel Blu-ray 3-D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 3-D Limited Collector’s Edition
Journey of Discovery: Creating Man of Steel — This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.
Strong Characters, Legendary Roles — Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.
All-Out Action — Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses.
Krypton Decoded — Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in Man of Steel.
Planet Krypton — The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.