Inside its pages are some new images from the upcoming superhero film with two photos showing Russell Crowe’s Jor-El and Michael Shannon’s villainous General Zod.
The Superman reboot also stars Amy Adams who will play Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane; Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White; Kevin Costner as Clark Kent’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent; Diane Lane as his adoptive mother Martha Kent; Ayelet Zurer as his mother Lara-Lor Van. Antje Traue is Zod’s evil partner Faora.
Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy; Michael Kelly appears as Steve Lombard, a sportswriter at the Daily Planet; Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick and Richard Schiff is portraying Dr. Emil Hamilton.
Man of Steel will fly into theaters June 14th, 2013.
The March issue of Empire will be on newsstands this Thursday.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.