Man of Steel

Man of Steel

The Official Movie Novelization

By Greg Cox; David S. Goyer (Screenplay by); Christopher Nolan (Contribution by)

Titan Books (UK), Mass Market Paperbound, 9781781165997, 314pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 2013


The official novelization of the new Man of Steel movie featuring Superman. The film, from director Zack Snyder, stars Henry Cavill (The Tudors) as Superman/Clark Kent, 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.
Man of Steel is being produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.
Currently in production, Man of Steel is slated for release on June 14, 2013 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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About the Author
Greg Cox is the"New York Times"bestselling author of numerous"Star Trek"novels and short stories.He has also written the official movie novelizations of"Godzilla", "Man of Steel", "The Dark Knight Rises", "Daredevil", "Ghost Rider", and the first three"Underworld"movies, as well as books and stories based on such popular series as"Alias", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "CSI", "Farscape", "The 4400", "Leverage", "The Green Hornet", "The Phantom", "Roswell", "Star Trek", "Terminator", "Warehouse 13", "Xena: Warrior Princess", and"Zorro".He has received two Scribe Awards from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Visit him at

Christopher Nolan was deprived of oxygen for two hours at birth, and was mute and paralyzed as a result. He wrote by having someone hold his head while he tapped at a typewriter with a stick attached to his forehead his unicorn stick. It took him twelve years and a half-million strokes to write this remarkable novel. He died in 2009.

Praise For Man of Steel

“If you’re a Man of Steel fan, don’t miss this chance to relive the film in a different medium -you’re sure to enjoy it! And, if you’re one who feels that the Man of Steel film just barely missed the mark, then do yourself a favor and take a second look at this tale of Kal-El by reading Cox’s excellent take on Snyder’s film!” – Fanboy Comics 

“The narration in Man of Steel does an excellent job at fleshing out some aspects that didn’t actually come across during the movie.” – Renegade Cinema