Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Warner Brothers is holding open casting calls in Nanaimo and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island for Zack Snyder‘s Superman film Man of Steel. Included on the extras casting notice is our first official look at the plot synopsis for the film. Read it now after the jump.
The official synopsis for Man of Steel reads as follows:
“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.”
This pretty much confirms what we’ve heard from the begining: the story will follow Clark Kent in his personal journey to decide to become the Man of Steel. Our villains come in the form of alien invaders: General Zod and his friends from Krypton. You can read more about the extra casting call on ComicBookMovie.