Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures

The 2013 origin story for Superman, Man of Steel was directed by Zack Snyder and saw Henry Cavill take the lead role. Having been launched from the imploding Krypton by his father Jor-El (Russell Crowe), Kal-El lands on Earth, where he is raised as Clark by Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha Kent (Diane Lane). However, as a son of Krypton, he has superhuman abilities. Journalist Lois Lane (Amy Adams) starts tracking down Clark Kent, while Krypton prisoner General Zod (Michael Shannon) follows Kal-El to Earth. Man of Steel received mixed to positive reviews, grossed $668 million, was followed by 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.