After last summer’s “The Dark Knight Rises” brought an epic Batman series to a close, a noticeable void was left in the world of superhero movies. Hoping to fill it this summer is “Man of Steel” – a film that seeks to bring a “Dark Knight” realism and relatability to the Superman legend. Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “300”) will be directing the film, and Henry Cavill (“The Tudors”) will be starring as Clark Kent/Superman.
The latest issue of Total Film features a cover story for “Man of Steel,” and in the magazine both Snyder and Cavill discuss their new take on Superman.
Snyder remarked, “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.”
“This is a Superman for a modern age,” says Cavill. “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…”
In addition to the article, new images from the film were released which focus on Clark’s journey in the film, including one where he is wearing his signature suit and cape. “Man of Steel” will be released nationwide on June 14th.