New Superman Movie: Meet the Cast of Man of Steel

Walking into the movie theater to see The Dark Knight Rises, I knew that I was in store to see at least one epic trailer. Sure enough, the first preview to show was none other than that of the new Superman movie Man of Steel, directed by 300 and Watchmen director Zack Snyder and set to be released next June. From the music to the drama, the preview was simply epic, and for an in-depth analysis on the trailer, read Andrew Richardson’s great article on PolicyMic.

But, after seeing the trailer, I left with one very important question: who was that guy playing Clark Kent/Superman?

From Morgan Freeman to Angelina Jolie, there are so many familiar faces in today’s film industry due to the fact audiences around the world feel comfortable seeing this well-known crop of actors perform time and time again. But, when a new face appears, he or she must make an outstanding performance to break into this elite group. However, it actually turns out that the man who will play Clark Kent/Superman, Henry Cavill, has been in the industry since 2001. But, nevertheless, who is Henry Cavill, and better yet, who was cast in Man of Steel?

Henry Cavill is Clark Kent / Superman


Age: 29
Movie Debut: Laguna (2001)
Best Known For: Immortals (2011), Stardust (2007), Tristan & Isolde 2006)

Amy Adams is Lois Lane


Age: 38
Movie Debut: Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Best Known For: The Fighter (2010), Enchanted (2007), Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Michael Shannon is General Zod


Age: 38
Movie Debut: Groundhog Day (1993)
Best Known For: Take Shelter (2011), Vanilla Sky (2001), Bad Boys II (2003)

Russell Crowe is Jor-El


Age: 48
Movie Debut: Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
Best Known For: Gladiator (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), L.A. Confidential (1997)

Ayelet Zurer is Lara Lor-Van


Age: 43
Movie Debut: For Sasha (1991)
Best Known For: Angels & Demons (2009), Munich (2005), Vantage Point (2008)

Laurence Fishburne is Perry White


Age: 50
Movie Debut: Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Best Known For: The Matrix (1999), Mystic River (2003), Apocalypse Now (1979)

Kevin Costner is Jonathan Kent


Age: 57
Movie Debut: Malibu Hot Summer (1981)
Best Known For: Dances with Wolves (1990), The Untouchables (1987), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Diane Lane is Martha Kent


Age: 47
Movie Debut: A Little Romance (1979)
Best Known For: The Perfect Storm (2000), Unfaithful (2002), Jumper (2008)

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Teddy Bommarito

Teddy is currently a sophomore at Dartmouth College studying environmental studies and romance language. He is a member of Dartmouth's rugby team and will be studying at the Univeristy of Barcelona this winter.

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