It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s 15 Facts About ‘Man of Steel’!
Current Superman and Man of Steel star Henry Cavill was officially cast in the role in January of 2011. But, seven years earlier Cavill was also cast as Kal-El in a different Superman project. That film, which was written by J.J. Abrams and would've been directed by McG, was eventually canceled and Cavill never shot a frame of Superman. Until many years later when he was called back for a new Superman reboot and given the job. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which follows the last son of Krypton in Man of Steel!
Though Batman vs. Superman wasn't announced at the time Man of Steel was filming, there are plenty of easter eggs for future installments. There's a tanker truck with a LexCorp logo on it and a satellite in space with a Wayne Industries logo. Later, when Superman and General Zod are fighting in Metropolis, there's a psoter in the background that says “Keep Calm and Call Batman”.
“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but now, it’s time to go up, up and way with this Man of Steel video!
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