Grant Morrison On MAN OF STEEL
Celebrated comic book writer Grant Morrison touches on Man of Steel while promoting Wonder Woman: Earth One. But before addressing Superman, Morrison comments on the Mandarin twist in Iron Man 3.
Before commenting on Man of Steel, Morrison addressed the moviegoers who show up at midnight for Iron Man 3 but haven't read a single Iron Man comic book in their entire life. Said Morrison, "They're missing the full spectrum of these character's emotional lives. The most important thing is the long involved soap operas. It's a type of narrative that you don't get anywhere else except on very long running soap operas, where characters can go into depth. 20 pages every month going into these characters lives over decades give you a lot more insight and a lot more involvement than say a two hour movie, even with Robert Downey Jr." Agree or disagree here? Think those of the populace that only know Tony Stark as Robert Downey Jr. can achieve the same level of enjoyment and awe from a good Iron Man film that someone who's read comic books for 5, 10, 20+ years does?
And on the twist of "The Mandarin" in Iron Man 3? He's not critical at all. "In Australia, Aboriginal artists, every generation goes in and repaints the cave paintings. And they all tell the same stories over generations. And that's what we do. The human species tells the same stories over and over again. Stories of heroes and villains. And I think we have to update them for each new generation. Any fans who cling on to maybe a version of something they read when they were children are really just hanging on to a past. The world's moved on. There's new children. They want their version of it. So I think it's very important to freshen these things up and to update them and to move them forward and to look at them in the context of all the things we're interested in now."
Moving on to Man of Steel, Morrison shared that he's actually been in contact with David S. Goyer albeit not specifically about Man of Steel. However, Morrison says that some of the lines in the movie are taken directly from some of his Superman runs. "I've spoken to [screenwriter] David Goyer, not about the 'Man of Steel,' but I know he's used a couple of my lines from some of my Superman stuff in it. And that's the only involvement I've had. But that's good enough for me. I'm really looking forward to it. There's a very good chance this is going to be the Superman movie that changes the movie perception of Superman."
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MAN OF STEEL: "The Battle Of Smallville"
Running Time: In post-production
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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.
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