David S. Goyer Explains Why General Zod Appears In MAN OF STEEL; Touches On Possible Gotham City Easter Egg
David S. Goyer recently sat down with SuperheroHype to discuss many things about Man Of Steel. During the interview, a few interesting things were said. So hit the jump to check it out!
On Why Zod Is In MOS:
The way (Christopher) Nolan and I have always approached the Batman movies as well is you never say, 'Hey, which villain would be cool for this movie?' You start with the story first. What kind of story? What kind of theme do you want to tell? So we worked that out. Then, usually the villain becomes obvious in terms of who's going to be the appropriate antagonist for that. When you guys see the movie, the only villain we could've used was Zod and the Kryptonians. I mean, when you see what the whole story is, nothing else would have even made sense, just like in the same way that nothing else would've made sense other than Bane in the other one. I mean, you let the story dictate who the right antagonist is rather than the other way around.
Goyer, producer Charles Roven & director Zack Snyder On If There Is A Reference To Gotham City:
Goyer: I don't think so.
Roven: Really, we just really focused on this character.
Snyder: On this world.
Roven: This character and this world.
Snyder: It's like, enough work to do. Are you kidding me? (Laughs)
On If The Famous Line "Kneel Before Zod..." Appears In MOS:
I can neither confirm… (Laughter) I have a pretty good sense of what - we talked a lot about what we wanted to talk about and what we don't want to talk about.
As we continued to watch filming, we got a sneak peek at a pre-visualization of the entire action sequence in the movie. In it, we see US military soldiers and snipers shooting at the unnamed CG character in the film. Superman, overpowered by the Kryptonians, tries to flee by flying down the street. But as he jets off, his foot is caught by the Kryptonian and he is slammed into the pavement like a rag doll. Faora and the CG character stand on either side of him ready to strike. Superman then grabs Faora, slams her into the pavement, then slams her into the other attacking Kryptonian. Superman then flies down the street dragging the stunned Faora behind him. Yes, he uses Faora as a club to beat his other opponent. As the brutal action shows, "Man of Steel" is truly unlike any Superman movie we've seen before.
Hit the link below for the entire interview with cast members Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and more.
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 (Batman Begins, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013.
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