The Pentagon has chosen Zack Snyder's Man of Steel to debut their latest stealth fighter jet project, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. It looks like the first combat that the Jet will see will be against a Kryptonian army in Man of Steel, at least that's what I imagine will happen! It has yet to fly any real combat missions.
I don't know much about the aircraft project, but apparently it went through numerous budgetary and engineering problems during its development. According to Wired, it's the most expensive weapons program in human history... 1.5 trillion dollars. The pentagon is excited about finally being able to show it off to the world.
The Pentagon’s Hollywood liaison Phil Strub said that, "It was a target of opportunity, they liked the idea of having the most modern, the newest fighter aircraft in the background." Who wouldn't like that idea! The fighter looks freakin' awesome! He goes on to say, "I don’t think there are any plot points for the F-35. I think it’s just background candy."
You might recognize the F-35 from other film such as The Avengers, but those were digitally rendered. They will be using the real thing in Man of Steel. Can't wait to see this badassery in action!