Today, thanks to Empire, we have some new photos from three of this summer’s blockbuster comic book films that will be in their March 2013 issue.  Be sure to pick up the issue when it goes on sale soon.  Click on any of the images below to see them full size.

The first set is from MAN OF STEEL and shows Henry Cavill as Superman from the cover of their upcoming issue as well as our first official looks at General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Jor-El (Russell Crowe).

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MAN OF STEEL is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.

SYNOPSIS: Henry Cavill plays Superman in director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.

MAN OF STEEL is will fly into 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on June 14, 2013.

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Our second set comes in the form of KICK-ASS 2 (sometimes subtitled as BALLS TO THE WALL) and shows us Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz).  I do want to point out the the first image was released a few days ago via Entertainment Weekly and sourced via Popculturology.

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KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL  is directed by Jeff Wadlow and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloé Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey.

Synopsis: Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010′s irreverent global hit: “Kick-Ass 2.” After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), reborn as The Mother F**ker, only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloé Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.

When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire, leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.

Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F**ker, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL  will smash into and hit(girl) theaters on June 28, 2013.

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Our last set comes from the set of THE WOLVERINE showing Logan in his new suit.  Unfortunately, this is a real suit, not his comic book based uniform, but still, he looks great.

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THE WOLVERINE is directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.

Synopsis: Based on the celebrated comic book arc, “The Wolverine” finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

THE WOLVERINE is set to claw its way into theaters on July 26, 2013.

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So fanboys, which of these three films are you most looking forward to seeing this summer?  Sound off below.



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Jim is an avid movie enthusiast, representing the general movie going audience, looking at movies for their entertainment value as opposed to their critical weight. He enjoys the escapism that movies provide. He is a fan of all genre's of movies, but gravitates toward comic-based movies, summer "popcorn" flicks and over-the-top comedies as his preference.