This new featurette from Warner Bros. provides some behind-the-scenes coverage of Superman’s showdown with Faora, played by Antje Traue. There have been a number of iterations of this Kryptonian baddie in Superman’s comic book history. Every version of the character remains an enemy to the Man of Steel, but her origins are about as varied as the number of times she’s appeared in the comics. You can read more about her here.
The gist of the featurette is how this reboot came to be, and how the idea of a contemporary version of Superman appealed to so many of the filmmakers and producers whom eventually came to be involved. It’s a story we’ve heard before, but I enjoy learning about the growing pains and creative development that went into creating Man of Steel.
The film was directed by Zack Snyder, from a script written by David Goyer. It stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff. In theaters June 14th, 2013.