by Ryan Rigley
Ask any random person on the street and they’ll more than likely tell you how excited they are for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” Although the last “Superman” movie was released only a few years ago, people just can’t seem to get enough of the Last Son of Krypton.
As any Superman fan can tell you, a Superman movie isn’t quite complete without a few classic Superman tropes. First and foremost, somebody has to mistake him for a bird and somebody else has to mistake him for a plane. Secondly, he has to leap a tall building in a single bound. Click past the jump for more classic “Superman” archetypes that we hope show up in “Man of Steel”!
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
Remember that time Superman flew around the Earth so fast that it reversed time? Obviously, we aren’t expecting anything of that specific nature from “Man of Steel” but we do, however, hope to see Clark either stopping a speeding bullet in mid-air or zipping over to his assailant so fast that he barely has time to register what’s happening.
More Powerful Than a Locomotive
In the comic books, Superman is so powerful that he could technically lift the entire Earth and drag it away from the Sun. Good thing he’s on our side, huh? We’d absolutely love to see Clark showing off his superhuman abilities in a dazzling display of strength. Whether it’s lifting an entire skyscraper or juggling city buses, here’s hoping for a little Superman showboating.
Kal-El’s heat vision has made it into the film, as seen in one of the trailers, but what about his ice cold breath? It’s been one of his signature powers since his Golden Age appearances and in television adaptations like “Smallville” and the many DC cartoons. Hopefully, Zack Snyder will be kind enough as to include an awesome Clark Kent discovering his freeze breath sequence in “Man of Steel.”
The Daily Planet
“Man of Steel” may be Superman’s origin story, as “Batman Begins” was to Batman, but if we don’t see Clark Kent landing a job as a journalist for the Daily Planet by the end of the movie then we’ll be severely disappointed. From the looks of the trailers, it doesn’t even seem like Clark wears glasses yet! Perhaps that will change though once he defeats General Zod and moves to Metropolis.
Superman’s one true weakness, it’s been said that kryptonite will not be appearing in “Man of Steel” at all due to the fact that both Superman and General Zod are Kryptonians and are, therefore, both susceptible to the radioactive element. That being said, how crazy would it be if Kal-El and Zod had their epic final showdown right in the vicinity of a huge Kryptonite meteor?
What aspects of Superman comics do you want to see in “Man of Steel”? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!