“We’ve tried to make a Superman movie where he does stuff and you go, ‘Yeah, if I was Superman, that’s what I’d do. Even though he’s an alien, he’s more relatable, more human.”
Definitely a good place to start, Mr. Snyder.
If Man Of Steel isn’t my most anticipated blockbuster of the year, I’m failing to recall what might be above it. I have a good feeling about this one, and any doubts that I’m out of my mind have been ameliorated by great buzz from a variety of channels. We’re about three months out, so the parade has just started, but TotalFilm will be filled to the brim with Superman stuff in its latest issue. They got a few new photos (little of substance), but some interesting quotes from the principles, including the Snyder quote above.
Here’s what the man himself, Henry Cavill had to say:
“This is a Superman for a modern age. It’s not betraying anything that Superman is, but it is grounding everything in reality. It’s the story of this incredible being who can do incredible things, but whom we can associate with. Because he’s gone through troubling stuff and had to make tough choices…”
Look for much more of this kind of thing as we move into blockbuster season proper.