"While this is Faora’s debut in the DC’s New 52 status quo, she’s been part of the comics for decades now. She debuted way back in 1977’s "Action Comics" #471. She was later re-named Zaora and teamed up with General Zod in the late ’80s. Faora - and characters based on Faora - have popped up in a few other stories, most notably in 1980’s "Superman II" movie. This cover marks Faora’s return after a very long absence, and will most likely mark the debut of a Faora that adheres closely to "Man of Steel’s" portrayal of the character. Considering how awesome she was, that’s a good thing."
We’ve followed Man of Steel Film for some time. Editorially we’ve always maintained Superman is Super-man, not Super-alien, that in his creation Siegel was writing from his own family experience of coming to America, an alien of sorts - and while “millions of years more evolved” his Superman was always intended to be very human. Clark then learns his humane purpose - his humanity from the Kents, who back in Superman #1 tell him to use his “great strength to help humanity”.
In short Superman the adult emerges already both human and humane, the product of two worlds, his biology and his upbringing.
( humane and human are sometimes used interchangeably but they are different things )
Amy Adams has revealed how Clark Kent and Lois Lane’s relationship develops in Zack Snyder’s new big screen Superman reboot, Man Of Steel.
The four time Oscar nominee takes on the role of the intrepid reporter in the new film, opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman. Amy reckons the new take on the DC Comics hero sees a different relationship for Lois and Superman’s alter ego Clark.
"I think he takes her by surprise, and I think it’s very interesting that it takes this person from another world to actually make her more human," the actress muses to Flicks and Bits.
"His humanity actually brings about a change in her, it gives her a stronger sense of humanity."
This has been our interpretation editorially, that Superman’s humanity makes his friends - including Lois more humane. That he inspires her to heroism.
Which undermines the notion put forward by some that Kal needs his human friendships in order to be humane/human.
That without a human anchor he can’t be Super-man, but must be Super-alien.
Rather as Siegel intended, his humanity is both the reason he is humane ie Superman the hero, and the reason he has human relationships; enabling Superman and Clark Kent reporter to befriend Lois, Jimmy and Perry etc. Who are inspired by the hope Superman’s heroism represents, and protected by the secret identity that is Clark Kent.
The ‘Superman’ star hasn’t always been so slim and steely.
One thing he wouldn’t talk about is his girlfriend, Gina Carano (the MMA fighter turned actress who is rumored to be the next Wonder Woman): “She’s amazing.”
Even before Man of Steel helps set up a Justice League movie at Warner Bros., the studio consumer products division is already getting consumers —- especially kids and families — used to se…
Oh yeah, amount of detail on Superman is unbelievable. Superman’s costume, is a three-layer costume; there’s a body-skin layer and then there’s a muscle layer that was molded to Henry’s muscles – it’s a silver, metallic rubber – and then over that is a mesh skin so whenever he turns into light it looks like he’s made of steel….It’s just incredible, the design of the film is fantastic. All the concepts and the designs is just remarkable and they didn’t have to build fake muscles for Henry because he’s really built.
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From Empire Magazine (via 11 New Stills From MAN OF STEEL Featuring Superman, Zod, Faora, Lois Lane And More)
OFFBEAT: Time is right for the return of Superman
A funny thing happened in the ’60s, though. After dominating the newsstand for almost 30 years, Superman’s luster began to fade. The changing cultural tides gave birth to the Silver Age of superheroes, characters that were born from cataclysmic events and, having suffered great personal tragedy, were complicated and conflicted.
This darker, angst-driven breed, whether by design or not, distinguished themselves by moving further and further away from Superman’s classic heroic model.
Thus, three decades later, Superman became unique all over again.
He doesn’t fight crime to avenge a murdered parent, uncle or spouse. He does it because it’s the right thing to do, because he cherishes his adoptive parents’ Middle American values.
Oddly, it’s this quality - Superman’s inherent goodness - that most offends his detractors. He’s vilified for being a ‘goody-goody,’ a ‘boy scout’ whose ethics don’t allow him to kill. One should find comfort, though, knowing that a being with unlimited power, capable of killing indiscriminately without fear of incarceration, would act with restraint born from a higher ideology.
Moreover, Superman battles injustice, often at great risk to himself, without ever seeking fame or personal gain.
In a Youtube, Facebook, Twitter era, where everyone seeks attention, where ‘reality stars’ stretch their fame far beyond 15 minutes and professional athletes demand seven figure bonuses regardless of performance, Superman becomes an even greater symbol.
He’s selfless, humble and compassionate—qualities as timeless and relevant as Superman himself.”
New Superman,Man Of Steel Spoilers Served Up By Screenwriter David S. Goyer
Goyer started the little spoiler session by talking about the interesting history of Kal-El,stating,
“People were bred to be warriors or scientists or what-have-you, and there’s a whole element in the movie about nature versus nurture. Kal-El is unique because he’s a natural conception, free from genetic manipulation to choose his own course in life, which also makes his existence highly illegal.”
Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer was a little less direct on the same subject but he coyly dropped a hint that there will be some easter eggs.
Goyer: "I would love to tell you yes or no [on Man of Steel leading to a shared universe], but I think it’s going to be more exciting for people to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find."
What type of easter eggs should we keep a look out for in the film? Maybe references to Coast City, Gotham, Blüdhaven or Central City? Our own Jake Lester says there’s a strong possibility of a Wonder Woman reference in Man of Steel.
“According to our source part of WB’s plan is to use Man Of Steel and drop hints that Superman is in a shared universe with his DC counterparts. The hints will be very subtle such as character mentions.
The one character that DC is really wanting to reference is Wonder Woman. “
This week’s cover story reveals how the new film (out June 14) attempts to humanize the superhuman by finding new flaws and vulnerabilities. The most common one, however, was off the table: “I’ll be honest with you, there’s no Kryptonite in the movie,” says director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) Those glowing green space rocks – Superman’s only crippling weakness – have turned up so often as a plot point in movies, the only fresh option was not to use it. Anyway, if you want to make an audience relate to a character, a galactic allergy isn’t the way to do it.