When the Man of Steel was released in theaters across the country, it received a great deal of positive buzz, and even more curiosity from moviegoers. With the recent release of another blockbuster, Superman Returns, fans are eagerly waiting for Man of Tomorrow, but what is it about?
When Clark Kent (Kevin Costner) is recruited into NASA's newly-established Space Program, he has the opportunity to become an astronaut, but his mother (Diane Lane) tells him that she will not allow him to do so. Instead, she goes to work as an intern for the Daily Planet, an innovative newspaper. Clark works as a reporter while also learning to protect the planet of Metropolis with a newly-developed shield. He is also assigned to protect Clark Kent's hometown, Smallville, from the destruction caused by an alien invasion, The Colony.
Clark is determined to take on the challenge and get to the planet where the real Superman lives and fights, so he begins a new life away from Smallville and the world that his mother helped build. Unfortunately, a series of tragic events lead Clark to realize that he can't stay out there forever, and that he needs to take the next step towards becoming Superman. In doing so, he finds himself in the role of protector for Metropolis and the world that has been so close to him for so long. Superman: Man of Tomorrow is the second installment in the Man of Steel saga.
The film begins in Metropolis, where Superman: Man of Tomorrow picks up shortly thereafter. As Clark Kent begins to rebuild his life after being accepted into NASA, the news reports about the destruction caused by the Colony arrive, and Superman is asked to help battle the alien invaders. Clark refuses to do so, but soon finds himself forced to make a decision. Not only does Superman fight the aliens, but he also discovers that the alien menace has the potential to destroy the planet. Meanwhile, Clark's mother gives birth to a child, Clark Kent, who becomes Superman: Man of Tomorrow.
The film ends in Metropolis, where Clark Kent is drafting to be a test subject on the Space Shuttle Columbia, which is carrying a mysterious, and potentially dangerous substance, called Xenon. This substance is lethal to humans, but has the ability to alter the structure and function of Superman. and the surrounding environment around him.
The film is directed by Zack Snyder, whose credits include Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and 300, among other films. He also produced the Man of Steel with David S. Goyer. Man of Steel: Man of Tomorrow is expected to star Henry Cavill (Superman), Michael Shannon (The Shield), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Kevin Costner (Clark Kent), Diane Lane (Supergirl), and Laurence Fishburne (General Perry Whitfield).