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Thursday, June 13, 2013

North American exclusive of official Superman costume showcased at CN Tower and Ontario Science Centre


TORONTO – Movie fans who have been eagerly awaiting the June 14th release of “Man of Steel” will have a unique opportunity to get a firsthand look at the official Superman costume as worn by the man of steel himself, actor Henry Cavill.

The costume was unveiled by director Zack Snyder and producer Charles Roven at an exclusive event above the clouds at Toronto’s CN Tower.  The Tower showcased the costume, a North American exclusive, until June 10th after which it is now displayed at the Ontario Science Centre until the end of the month.

About “Man of Steel”
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill (“Immortals,” TV’s “The Tudors”) in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”).

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth.  As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do.  But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

The film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Master”) 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 (upcoming “The Seventh Son”).  Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer (“Angels and Demons”), and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).   Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni (“42”) as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix (“State of Play”) as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly (“The Adjustment Bureau”) as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff (TV’s “The West Wing”) as Dr. Emil Hamilton.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film,“Man of Steel.”  The film will be released in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX®, and is slated for release on June 14, 2013.  It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  www.manofsteel.com

About CN Tower
Defining the Toronto skyline, at a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches) , the CN Tower is Canada's National Tower, an engineering Wonder and Toronto's must see attraction visited by over 1.5 million people each year.  Rocket to the top aboard the world’s No. 1 Elevator Ride*.  Spectacular views of up to 160km (100 miles) away from three observation levels, include the world famous Glass Floor  and Outdoor Terrace and the SkyPod, the highest.  Experience the most exciting new extreme attraction in the Tower’s history, EdgeWalk at the CN Tower. Three restaurants include award-winning fine dining at 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, upscale bistro at Horizons or casual at Le Café.  Attractions include a leading edge 3D theatre, motion theatre ride plus, 8,000 square feet of unique Canadian artisan and souvenir shopping in the Gift Shop.  Don’t miss the architectural illumination of the CN Tower each night from dusk with top of the hour light show.    cntower.ca

About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people’s lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 46 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario.   Please visit us at Ontariosciencecentre.ca.

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