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Superman back on screen after six years in 'Man of Steel'

Jun 14, 2013 06:10 PM IST India India

British actor Henry Cavill dons Superman's cape in 'Man of Steel' which traces the origins of Superman and his alter-ego Clark Kent. Produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder, 'Man of Steel' begins with Superman's birth on planet Krypton, and how his parents send him to Earth to escape an insurrection by General Zod, played by actor Michael Shannon. The film also stars Amy Adams as 'Daily Planet' reporter and Superman's love interest. Meanwhile Russell Crowe plays Superman's Krypton father and Kevin Costner plays his adoptive father Jonathan Kent.