No Kryptonite In Man Of Steel

Zod on Earth...?

With the new issue of Entertainment Weekly comes a welter of new Man Of Steel images, and also an intriguing snippet of new information. There's already, controversially, not a pair of red pants to be seen, but now we learn there'll also be narry a trace of kryptonite in the film. Given that the glowy green substance is Superman's only weakness, what on Earth is going to make him in any way vulnerable enough for any Zod-fearing drama?

"I'll be honest with you: there's no Kryptonite in the movie," director Zack Snyder tells EW. Henry Cavill, donning the Supes cape, elaborates (slightly) that, "Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties." Aw no, he's not going to be laid low by feelings, is he? But seriously, with three equally super-powered but considerably less sympathetic fellow Kryptonians to deal with in this film, Superman faces worse than a mere green rock this time around, so perhaps this is a sensible omission.

Whatever the weather, there are more pics of Cavill, Michael Shannon's fierce-looking Zod, Russell Crowe's Jor-El, Amy Adams' Lois Lane, and a glimpse of Antje Traue as "femme fatale" Faora, doing some sort of Vulcan mind-meld schtick (or something) out in EW, for your looking-at pleasure.

Man Of Steel is out in the UK on June 14. [[Poll915]]