Man of Steel (movie)

2013 film directed by Zack Snyder

Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero movie that is inspired by the DC Comics character Superman. It is directed by Zack Snyder and is the first movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It was written by Snyder, David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan.[1] It stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.

Man of Steel
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Directed byZack Snyder
Screenplay byDavid S. Goyer
Story by
Based onCharacters
from DC Comics
Produced by
CinematographyAmir Mokri
Edited byDavid Brenner
Music byHans Zimmer
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10) (Alice Tully Hall)
  • June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14) (United States and United Kingdom)
Running time
143 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Budget$225–258 million
Box office$668 million

The movie was filmed in Chicago and Vancouver. [2]

Man of Steel was released in theaters on June 14, 2013, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX.[3] The had mixed reviews from critics. A follow-up movie titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released on March 25, 2016. [4]


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  2. Merrion, Paul (July 28, 2011). "Superman flying into Chicago in August for filming". Crain's Chicago Business. Archived from the original on June 29, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  3. "Man of Steel (2013)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  4. Begley, Chris (April 23, 2013). "'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder promises references to DC Universe". Batman News. Archived from the original on April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.

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