MAN OF STEEL Nightline Special Edition - Superman And "Why We Need Superheroes"

MAN OF STEEL Nightline Special Edition - Superman And "Why We Need Superheroes"

Includes discussions with the cast, Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, Hans Zimmer and others. Also includes bits of new footage, and the second half is an exploration of why we need superheroes. Check it out after the jump.

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Man Of Steel was directed by Zack Snyder, from a script written by David Goyer. The cast includes: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff. In theaters June 14th, 2013!

Release date: June 14th, 2013
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Scooby - 6/7/2013, 11:15 AM
This is the full 18 minute one.
KalKent853 - 6/7/2013, 11:45 AM
People who dislike superman for being 'boring' or say he's 'too powerful so he's not interesting' are the people who are too ignorant to pick up a good superman comic book or graphic novel themselves.
SkateandDestroy88 - 6/7/2013, 11:52 AM
Jesus. They talking about superheros. And the need for heros to fight against evil. Then they have the 911 clips and actually show Bush talking about terroists. Hmm

Shit is funny.

Nolan and The Dark Knight Rises. Dude I'm so damn impressed with that movie on so many levels. Outstanding. Absolutley brilliant.

Hollywood and America!
Omarvls - 6/7/2013, 11:59 AM
Bush? is he like not been gone for 5 years
KalKent853 - 6/7/2013, 12:00 PM
The Dark Knight Rises kinda sucked as much as I hate to admit it. Bane was done really well in it, but kind of got brushed aside towards the end...and not to mention the pot holes big enough to fit a nuclear explosion in. *sigh*
Thegeekygurl - 6/7/2013, 12:01 PM
We've had superheroes going all the way back to Greek and Christian mythology. Hercules, Samson, Jesus, Zeus, God. All great superheroes and those were like the original Marvel and DC Comics. Too bad some nuts started worshipping the Bible superheroes so seriously.

Those stories could be fun if wackos out there didnt think they were real.
EpitomeofAwesome - 6/7/2013, 12:15 PM
Damn,the 14th cant come soon enough!
Supes17 - 6/7/2013, 12:16 PM
Sampson also 'killed 1000 philistines with a donkey's jawbone'
CaptainAmerica31 - 6/7/2013, 12:16 PM
Good info on superheros and why we need them
alecwright - 6/7/2013, 12:26 PM
@MrMartinMarvel Ugh. Nolan nailed what Batman is all about. Go watch your saturday morning cartoons.
lucio7lopez - 6/7/2013, 12:27 PM
You can't say Hercules was the first "modern" superhero, because Hercules is "classic" NO "modern", Greek classic culture. We a re not even "modern" anymore, we are postmodern or global now, Man of Steel is a global approach to the hero.
But you're right, Superman is revisioned version of the classic myths, the hero, the Osiris solar deity archetype.
iPaul - 6/7/2013, 12:31 PM
One minute movie footage of Supes destroying Zod

KalKent853 - 6/7/2013, 12:34 PM
@CharlesBryant97 I couldn't agree more , there are also a lot of batman fans who are only fans because he's a badass and revenge is a intriguing theme in a story. But they miss the overall point of what a superhero stands for and superman is the shining example of that ideal. @Batmaniac I've always wondered how and why Batman got on that awkward platform on the top of the skyscraper? For superman and ironman ect it's easy but he's got to grapple hook or jump out of the batwing or something...
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 6/7/2013, 12:41 PM
The other point to Superman and other heroes is that no matter how powerful you are, that power should be used to help and benefit mankind. MOS besides looking like a great action packed Superman film, will also have a message.
Lemons - 6/7/2013, 12:45 PM
Superheroes aren't real? WTF?!
KalKent853 - 6/7/2013, 1:04 PM
@Batmaniac hmmm hadn't thought about it that way, thanks

@fettastic True, but I was thinking more of what the common non-comic book reader thinks batman is, again it comes down to a misunderstanding of the character. Also I've seen batman interrogate gang members for his own investigations, isn't that a form of vigilantism? Just wondering

KalKent853 - 6/7/2013, 1:07 PM
@fettastic There's some debate on whether he kills the Joker is the dark knight returns though. Some say the Joker snapped his own neck but it can be seen both ways, maybe Batman knew he would do it and that's why he didn't let go. That could be seen as indirectly murdering someone, same with Raz-al ghul in batman begins, does not saving someone when you can constitute as indirect murder?
MisterMagurlypse - 6/7/2013, 1:40 PM
@iPaul...Holy Crap! I guess you don't mess with mama Kent!
KBZ - 6/7/2013, 2:02 PM
God this movie looks perfect
JULEZ13 - 6/7/2013, 2:10 PM
Can't wait til the 10th!! Advanced screening tickets given out for free in only selected parts of the country and guess who got 2!!!! MEEEEEEEEE!! OH! And did I mention it was FREE!!! *EVIL LAUGH*

Can't wait until everyone else sees it though so we can have a group discussion! I am also going to see it after it comes out nationwide just to make sure I give them my money, or really, my boyfriend's money! lol

MOS = Funding for JL movie.
Brainiac13 - 6/7/2013, 2:12 PM

Love the Superman/Batman Gifs. So Cool.

Much Respect!
JoeMomma29 - 6/7/2013, 2:39 PM
I cannot imagine seeing Supes and Bats on the same screen. Imagine their capes just fluttering in the wind as they are getting ready to battle!

Dang I cannot wait for some announcements at SDCC.
Kryptoniano - 6/7/2013, 3:12 PM
Henry Cavill is currently at Mexico City... I was at three meters from him during the Photo Call & Press conference. Cool guy but he refused or was compelled by security members to sign autographs. :(
DRMidNite - 6/7/2013, 3:17 PM
DRMidNite - 6/7/2013, 3:35 PM
@McGee: I try to do my part, bub...
MrReese - 6/7/2013, 3:41 PM
My Gawd!! This movie is gonna own!
LEVITIKUZ - 6/7/2013, 4:08 PM
Didnt I sort of make a connection between Man of Steel and 9-11 a bit? Beat Nightline to the punch.

Levi 1, Nightline 0
Emjeed - 6/7/2013, 5:16 PM
Emjeed - 6/7/2013, 5:21 PM
He's gonna be at Edwards tomorrow.. and now I'm mad i switched to Beale during tech school cos i heard some wack shit about that base.. Now I'll take all the wack shit for a chance to sit in the base theater and Listen to Henry Cavill introduce the movie.. What's it with me and Shit base choices? When Ironman came out I was at the wrong base in Korea when RDJ screened it at the theater. SMH.. I'm gonna wait to hear what base they shoot at next before i update my dreamsheet.. smh.. all i ever got here was Gary Fvcking Sinese! Okay.. rant over. I'm seeing it tomorrow... yay!
Scooby - 6/7/2013, 6:14 PM
I know I'm seeing it more than 3 times . . . how many more? Will have to see, hehe
NeoBaggins - 6/7/2013, 7:08 PM
A911 Awesome video. Awesome article vid as well.

Nice to see a talented and humble actor playing a truly good-hearted Superhero, the KING, of Superheroes.

Makes since that MAN of STEEL would be crazy epic.
NeoBaggins - 6/7/2013, 7:08 PM
thewolfx - 6/7/2013, 8:11 PM
Synders superman looks like he could [frick]up every superhero to grace the silverscreen including past versions of himself lol
oldnoname - 6/7/2013, 8:45 PM
"People say, ok Superman's not cool. What because he does the right thing all the time? It's like how is doing the right thing not a cool thing to do?" -Henry Cavill

Nailed it on the freaking head!
mgeoff88 - 6/8/2013, 12:17 AM
Superheroes aren't real, but what they fight for and represent is.

Henry Cavill is so perfect for the role. He's humble, nice, strong, and charismatic. He is Superman. I can't wait for MOS!!!
bigmac2012 - 6/8/2013, 6:15 AM
We do INDEED need superheroes! The Justice League In particular...... I laid out what I felt was the best next step for the JL and greatest Superhero ride EVER at,, and

EpitomeofAwesome - 6/8/2013, 11:51 AM

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