Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) is the proverbial “all-American boy.” He’s a robust yet unassuming young man, raised by farmers in the town of Smallville, Kansas. However, he possesses extraordinary abilities which belie an otherworldly lineage. He’s actually one of the last known survivors of the planet Krypton. Though unaware of his birthright, he’s been secretly using his superhuman powers to serve mankind. Another group of Kryptonian survivors, led by fiercely militaristic General Zod (Michael Shannon), make their way to earth. Their invasive intentions require Clark to defend his adopted homeworld. Thus, an extraterrestrial savior is born. So begins the age of the Superman.