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“Man of Steel” set photos reveal tornado aftermath and a familiar bank vault

“Man of Steel” set photos reveal tornado aftermath and a familiar bank vault (photo)

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Zack Snyder’s take on Krypton’s last son may have been pushed to nearly two years away, but that doesn’t seem to have interrupted the production schedule of “Man of Steel” in the slightest. The director has been busy shooting away in Illinois for the past couple of weeks, and now we have our first glimpse at some of the set pieces courtesy of BeforetheTrailer.

The images appear to show the aftermath of a tornado, in an area that could easily pass for the cornfields of Smallville, Kansas. A director’s chair labeled “Kevin Costner” may also lead credence to the set possibly being a lead-up to the discovery of baby Superman. Or perhaps the whole thing is the result of either Superman or one of his enemies using their powers. There isn’t much to go on so anything is conjecture at this point.




Another photo reveals something more familiar to us, that of the crumpled bank vault that was seen in the background of the first official image of Henry Cavill as Superman.


The photos come on the heels of the casting announcement of Lawrence Fishburne as Clark Kent hard-nosed boss, Perry White. The acting vet joins a storied cast that include Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Superman’s adoptive parents, Russell Crowe as Superman’s real father Jor-El, Amy Adams as Clark Kent’s Daily Planet flame Lois Lane, and Michael Shannon as the evil General Zod.

Head on over to BeforetheTrailer to see all the images. Man of Steel is scheduled for release June 14, 2013.

What do you guys make of the new set photos? Are you curious to see Zack Snyder’s vision? Let us know below or on Twitter or Facebook.

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

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Wedding Planners

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Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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