While eyes, and video cameras, have been trained on the U.K. sets of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, work has been quietly under way in tiny Plano, Illinois, transforming the Chicago suburb into Smallville for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. A Smallville that's seen better days.
Superman Homepage has photos of several newly constructed buildings -- well, facades, at least -- many of which show significant damage from ... something. Whether that's from a Kansas tornado, a mysterious meteor shower or a Kryptonian brawl remains to be seen.
The franchise reboot, whose confirmed cast includes Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon and Christopher Meloni, will film in Plano and the Chicago area in August.
Check out a few of the photos here, and visit the Superman Homepage to see the rest.