A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
The film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (â€œThe Masterâ€?) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (â€œWhatâ€™s Love Got to Do with Itâ€?) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (â€œUnfaithfulâ€?) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (â€œDances with Wolvesâ€?).
Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (â€œRevolutionary Roadâ€?), and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue (upcoming â€œThe Seventh Sonâ€?). Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Ayelet Zurer (â€œAngels and Demonsâ€?), and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (â€œGladiatorâ€?).