Zack Snyder and project ‘Godfather’ Christopher Nolan have remained frustratingly tight-lipped when it comes to Superman: Man of Steel ‘s plot details.
Now, Bleeding Cool (via Collider) have found a synopsis that’s doing the rounds, and if true, gives a tantalising taster of how Snyder and Nolan plan to make Supes ‘relevant’.
The synopsis runs as follows: “A young reporter named Clark Kent roams the world covering various news stories.
“When he is compelled to use his secret powers to intervene in a crisis in West Africa, he returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and the hero he was born to be.”
As Collider points out, this is in keeping with plot details that were linked to casting calls. That breakdown read: “The plot involves Clark getting involved in some sort of battle between two tribes in West Africa.
“When he is compelled to use his secret powers to intervene in a crisis in West Africa, Clark returns to Smallville to learn more about his origins and the hero he was born to be.”
While there’s still no guarantee of authenticity, Baseline apparently have a strong track record with this kind of thing.
Having Clark roaming the world would at least make for a unique take on the origin story, as his time in Smallville has certainly been done to death (not least in the TV show of the same name).
It’ll also be fun to see Superman helping out on a global scale, though we can’t glean from the synopsis how much of the movie he’ll spend travelling.
Surely this plot is going to draw comparisons to Batman Begins , which can’t be a bad thing, right?