Man-of-Steel-PosterZack Snyder’s Man of Steel is just days away, and its release next Friday cannot come fast enough. The blockbuster promises to be the cinema event of the year, and there’s been anticipation surrounding it for what feels like forever. Needless to say, this is going to be awesome.

We kicked off the day with another epic new Man of Steel TV spot. And now we’re coming to a close with a new extended featurette that has surfaced online, taking us behind the scenes ahead of next weekend’s release.

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something 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 (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin 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.

Henry Cavill is of course going to be front and centre as Kal-El / Superman / Clark Kent. And he is joined by an absolutely stellar cast, led by Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Richard Schiff, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, and Laurence Fishburne.

Snyder is directing from a script penned by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy), who co-wrote the story with Christopher Nolan.

Man of Steel will be released in 2D, 3D, IMAX, and IMAX 3D on June 14th in the US and UK. That means we’ve got just over ten days before it hits, and you’d better believe it’s going to be opening huge next weekend. Here’s the new featurette to get you in the mood.

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Source: via CBM.