Man of Steel Inside the Legendary World of Superman

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In Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) have delivered a stunning new vision of Superman that is both fresh and familiar. Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman explores the remarkable creative process behind the movie and showcases the exceptional concept art that shaped its unique visual style. From the stark alien vistas of Krypton to the down-to-earth warmth of Smallville, this book uncovers the intensive world-building process that makes Superman’s universe both thrilling and believable. Also featuring in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, and candid on-set photography, Man of Steel: Inside the Legendary World of Superman is the ultimate insider’s look at one of the most electrifying movies in recent memory.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Superman. Also appearing are three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves).

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.

Editorial Reviews

Media Mikes: June 27, 2013, “Insight Editions has always been consistent with releasing great Art of and Visual Companion books. This book is a bit of both and continues the excellent trend. It is pretty awesome and definitely will leave any fan satisfied . . . There was a lot of love given to this project to satisfy fans and it is shown in this book.”

Pop Culture Guy: “Beautifully packaged . . . a terrific companion piece to the feature film.”

BeingRetro.com:: “Uncovers the intensive world-building process that makes Superman's universe both thrilling and believable.”

About the Author

Daniel Wallace, Author: Daniel Wallace is a comic book expert, sci-fi sage, and lifelong geek. Author or coauthor of more than fifty books, including The Jedi PathGhostbusters: The Ultimate Visual HistoryThe World According to Spider-ManWarcraft: Behind the Dark Portal, and The New York Times best-selling Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters, his specialty is exploring the underpinnings of popular fictional universes.

Zack Snyder, Contributor: Filmmaker Zack Snyder is best known for his meticulous attention to detail and fine art aesthetic, bringing his unique and vivid style to each of his projects, as a director, writer and producer. He produces through his Warner Bros.-based shingle Cruel & Unusual Films, which he co-founded with wife and producing partner, Deborah Snyder.