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Added by brawljeff on 2 Jun 2013 09:58
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The Trivia of: Man of Steel

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Matthew Goode, Armie Hammer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Zac Efron and Colin O'Donoghue were on the final shortlist for the lead role. Henry Cavill was finally cast. He was the front runner to play Superman in another Superman movie (working title: flyby) but the the movie failed to be greenlit and Brandon Routh was cast in Superman Returns instead. Cavill was also runner-up to Daniel Craig for the James Bond role in Casino Royale.
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Natalie Portman, Charlotte Riley, Anne Hathaway, Dianna Agron, Kristen Stewart, Malin Akerman, Rachel McAdams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kristen Bell, Lake Bell, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis and Jessica Biel were considered to play Lois Lane.
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Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones, Ben Affleck, Tony Scott, Matt Reeves and Jonathan Liebesman were considered to direct the movie before Zack Snyder was later chosen.
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Julianne Moore, Lisa Rinna, Jodie Foster, Sela Ward and Elisabeth Shue were considered for the role of Martha Kent.
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Dennis Quaid, Bruce Greenwood, Michael Biehn and Kurt Russell were considered for the role of Jonathan Kent.
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Both director Bryan Singer and actor Brandon Routh expressed interest in reprising their positions from Superman Returns on this film; Singer had originally outlined several sequels to follow his story, and Routh was contracted as well. When Warner Bros. announced this film as a "clean reboot" from Singer's film, Routh still expressed interest in returning before Zack Snyder declared that this movie would have no ties to any previous cinematic incarnation of the character.
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Viggo Mortensen was considered to play General Zod. Daniel Day Lewis turned this role down.
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Ben Affleck turned down directing the film because he wasn't experienced in VFX shots: "A lesson I've learned is to not look at movies based on budget, how much they'll spend on effects or where they will shoot. Story is what's important."
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Due to his success with the Batman franchise Christopher Nolan was brought on to help develop the reboot of Superman along with screenwriter David S. Goyer. This was merely as a creative consultant, it was never intended for Nolan to direct. When Zack Snyder was later brought on as director, Nolan chose to hand all creative control over to Snyder and focus on The Dark Knight Rises. According to Nolan's wife/producer Emma Thomas, "They [Nolan and Goyer] brought it to an appropriate screenplay and it's now Snyder's picture."
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Russell Crowe becomes the second Oscar winner to portray Jor-El after Marlon Brando. Crowe once had a song with his band "Rus Le Roq" entitled "I want to be like Marlon Brando".
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This is the first Superman feature film that doesn't incorporate the word "Superman" in its title. Interestingly enough, the first Batman film to not incorporate the word "Batman" was Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight which like, Man of Steel, is the main character's nickname.
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According to Zack Snyder, he tried very hard to keep Superman's red trunks as part of his costume, but failed.
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Following his involvement in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, Hans Zimmer was chosen to write the film's music score. To completely distinguish this film from previous ones, the iconic
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Facts you probably didn't know about 'Man of Steel'.

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Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jun 2 23:11
@jprc10 @thenoah Yeah, I think Cavill is the best choice, but Matthew Goode would have been a great Clark Kent too.

I think the producers didn't cast Hathaway and Portman because they are in other superhero movies too. Hathaway in Rises and Portman in Thor.

What's your opinion on Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan?
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jun 2 23:43
I was supporting also Goode all the way. Cavill was the 3rd british to play an authentic American superhero (after Bale and Garfield), it was hard to swallow !!!
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jun 3 20:49
Made a Harry Potter Trivia list too! http://www.listal.com/list/trivia-of-harry-potter
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jun 3 21:52
Thanks for linking me, interesting stuff as always.

Zac Efron as Superman? Directors must of been trolling?
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jun 4 13:08
Very cool list!
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jun 4 15:41
@jprc10 Yes, I don't think there are many people who complain about Nolan being involved. Many people dislike Snyder though. I think he will do a great job. Especially after I saw Watchman.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jun 28 18:05
Great man of steel list! Huge fan of zack snyder and man of steel. Can't wait for batman v superman to crush all the silly humans and other superhero movies heh.

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