14: Man Of Steel (2013) Crater Rock
Coming to theaters in June of 2013, the 'Man of Steel' is the highly anticipated retelling of the Superman story by director Zak Snyder (Watchmen & 300). The film, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Russell Crowe, is to be released next year and is expected to be one of the biggest grossing movies of the year. Filmed in Oswego and Plano, Illinois, as well as downtown Chicago, the following items were obtained from the Third Act Pictures studio sale held in Plano that acted as the town of Smallville, KS for three weeks in August 2011. This is a piece of the crater left when Superman's Kryptonian ship crashes into the cornfield, and is ultimately found by the Kent family. The rocks were created to represent the intense heat from the impact, and this is one of the very few saved from the crater rim before it was destroyed after filming. It is one of the bigger pieces that remained. The picture shows the crater in the field where the corn was cut down to make the hole only days before shooting.