Still Plenty Of Secrets In MAN OF STEEL Says Screenwriter

Arguably the most anticipated film of the summer, in Man of Steel director Zack Snyder tries to return the grandaddy of all superheroes to the forefront of comic book movie discussion. Do you think he'll succeed?

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By Mark Julian - 3/15/2013





A few more interesting tidbits and revelations from the latest issue of Total Film magazine which features interviews with Man of Steel's Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill and David Goyer.


Henry Cavil Zack Snyder Man of SteelZack Snyder on his interpretation of a character that many feel has become outdated in the current society.

"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."

Screenwriter David Goyer says there's [thankfully] a lot in the film that's still a secret.

"It's something Chris [Nolan] tried hard to do with the Batman films. I'm genuinely pleased with how much secrecy we've been able to maintain. There's so much of the movie that people don't know, that hadn't been touched upon. The trailer's just the tiniest, tiniest tip of the iceberg."

Goyer goes on to assure that this film is not a Christopher Nolan Batman film.

"Relatable and realistic doesn't necessarily mean dark. I think it would be inappropriate for us to approach a Superman film as if we were doing The Dark Knight. The Batman films are a lot more nihilistic; Superman has always been a story about hope."

As for Superman himself, Henry Cavill says the film is a nice blend of action and substance.

"Sometimes you want to watch a whiz-bang movie. Other times you want something introspective, that really provokes something inside. This hits a wonderful medium between the two."

There's tons more on Man of Steel in the latest issue of Total Film out now, which is out now on newstands. Man of Steel opens June 14th in the U.S. Is it your most anticipated film of the summer?

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Running Time: Unknown
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Unknown
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.


Source: Total Film
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Mendenhall12 - 3/15/2013, 10:43 AM
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TheLight - 3/15/2013, 10:44 AM
Cannot wait any longer! Someone post MY BODY IS READY!!!
JoeMomma29 - 3/15/2013, 10:44 AM
Awwww stop teasing us this is going to be a long three months!
Mendenhall12 - 3/15/2013, 10:46 AM
@Gusto LOL
DiLusso - 3/15/2013, 10:48 AM
@gusto my friends, dads, sisters, mums, granddad works at WB and i have it on good authority that the whole pum will be on show
Franshu - 3/15/2013, 10:49 AM
MY BODY IS READY
ATrueHero1987 - 3/15/2013, 10:49 AM
I'm ready for this, IM3, and Pacific Rim!
GodzillaKart - 3/15/2013, 10:50 AM
I hope this lives up to the hype. So far everything they say and the look of this film is perfect.
InfiniteMonkey - 3/15/2013, 10:51 AM
Yeah and sometimes, we just want the movie to freaking kick ass and get here already.

No BS, they better not be hiding a [frick]ing cat up a tree.
Spideyguy94 - 3/15/2013, 10:52 AM
@LEVITIKUZ I agree with all but watchmen. Watchmen is a completely different animal from what this looks like.
Happy11 - 3/15/2013, 10:52 AM
Bring on MAN OF STEEL. So looking forward to seeing this.
CavEl - 3/15/2013, 10:53 AM
June is a bitch, she won't come soon enough!
maryboo - 3/15/2013, 10:53 AM
If I were Superman I'd use my x-ray vision for....things.

Believe me, I don't want to see Superman do the things I would do with those powers.
RichardHedski - 3/15/2013, 10:54 AM
Any chance of a Brandon Routh cameo? It would be a great passing of the torch movie from Routh to Cavill.
Spideyguy94 - 3/15/2013, 10:56 AM
My excitement for this movie is going to kill me.
Tony93 - 3/15/2013, 10:57 AM
Next trailer next month, most likely be showing in front of this beauty
Tony93 - 3/15/2013, 10:58 AM
I wonder if he'll catch a helicopter?
Insomnium - 3/15/2013, 10:58 AM
Is there gonna be any Kryptonite? i wouldn,t doubt it
jackmamma - 3/15/2013, 10:59 AM
Still reserving my excitement. its my #2 anticipated movie of the summer
JordanKing - 3/15/2013, 11:01 AM
Both Green Lantern and TDKR were 'arguably' the most anticipated. Wanna make it a hat trick WB?
ATrueHero1987 - 3/15/2013, 11:10 AM
More than likely, I will see this for my Bday(exactly a week from it's release) So I will probably stay away from this site or Superman articles at least, so nothing is spoiled.

After this movie, hopefully WB will get serious try to make Wonder Woman, The Flash, or even a World's Finest movie.
RichardHedski - 3/15/2013, 11:17 AM
They should make an Aquaman film soon. I'm tired of waiting. Have Brandon Routh dye his hair blond and play Arthur. He would look totally badass.
StrangerX - 3/15/2013, 11:18 AM
I'm Super thanks for asking :)
JazzBebopHero - 3/15/2013, 11:26 AM
I simply cannot wait for this film. I'm glad that there will be way more to come than what is being shown in the trailers.
TheAbomination - 3/15/2013, 11:32 AM
This is my second most anticipated movie for the summer, behind Iron Man 3!!!
thorhulk77 - 3/15/2013, 11:34 AM
@OhThePurdue

Brandon Routh? Lol
Hodor - 3/15/2013, 11:35 AM
my body is ready photo: http:mediatumblrcomtumblrmbwz64BeTw1qcwnh1gif tumblr_mbwz64BeTw1qcwnh1.gif
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 3/15/2013, 11:36 AM
Cannot wait for MOS!
Tony93 - 3/15/2013, 11:40 AM
Look at dis
JorL5150 - 3/15/2013, 11:42 AM
With "superman returns" I had unrealistic expectations-
-loved X2/ loved bryan singer
- a revisionist donnerverse superman that ignored sup III and supIV

While I like SR I was very underwhelmed on first viewing.

With MOS (in reflection of decades of development hell for superman) I started at the bottom of the bottom of the bottom.

Since then I have been pleasantly surpised by the development of MOS-
Now I'm actually excited for it.
Its got a LOT of excellent ingrediants.
darkknightmare2012 - 3/15/2013, 11:46 AM
i have been waiting for a new superman movie since returns left a bad taste in my mouth .. i am very hopeful this movie gives us fans what we deserve.. i really cant wait i am gonna watch this movie until it hits the 1 billion mark .. henry cavill is superman
Tony93 - 3/15/2013, 11:47 AM
its not Brandon's fault though
JorL5150 - 3/15/2013, 11:48 AM
I hope it really is amazing. Superman deserves it.

Id like to see them dust off that wolfgang peterson "asylum" (worlds finest) script and tweak it for MOSII and green light that wonder woman treatment joss whedon offered before going to direct the avengers.

That would get WB really in the game now that marvel has dominated for several years.
I've heard that green lantern's shooting script bore scant resemblence to the first/second drafts that were superior depictions of the character.
Maybe they could tweak that and bring in a john stewart or alan scott green lantern.
JorL5150 - 3/15/2013, 11:53 AM
@ IM53-

Amy can sure pull off that classic hollywood glamor!
giannis - 3/15/2013, 12:09 PM
"The trailer's just the tiniest, tiniest tip of the iceberg."

"Superman has always been a story about hope."

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PapaII - 3/15/2013, 12:36 PM
Yeah.
LP4 - 3/15/2013, 12:44 PM
@Ohthepurdue- SHUT THE [frick] UP ABOUT ROUTH. EVERY GODDAMN ARTICLE YOU'RE RIDING ROUTH'S DICK
darkknightmare2012 - 3/15/2013, 12:44 PM
i would of been cool with brandon routh being in man of steel as a young jor el ..
LP4 - 3/15/2013, 12:47 PM
@Ohthepurdue- Even articles that have NOTHING to do with Superman. You are clamoring about Routh. Article about After Earth movie, you brought up Routh. Star Trek article you talked about Routh.

This article you posted TWO comments about Routh. SHUT UP ABOUT ROUTH
113 - 3/15/2013, 12:51 PM
@Franshu

"My mind is telling me no, but my BODY, my BODY IS TELLING ME YEESSS"
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