Zack Snyder Talks “Man of Steel”: It’s a Serious Superman

Director says staying true to the mythology was a must with this film

Next year marks the (3D, IMAX) release of a new Superman film, Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” which will hopefully reboot the franchise in a way “Superman Returns” could not. Snyder sure is optimistic about it.

Starring Henry Cavill as the biggest and most popular superhero of all times (Snyder’s words), the film will attempt to present a Superman like never before seen.

The film is serious, but “not like a heart attack,” the iconic director explains in a new interview with the LA Times.

“We took the mythology seriously. We take him as a character seriously. I believe the movie would appeal to anyone. I think that you’re going to see a Superman you’ve never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made. He’s the king-daddy. Honestly that’s why I wanted to do it,” Snyder explains.

He personally wanted to see that justice was done to Superman because, at the end of the day, there is no other superhero like him out there.

“I’m interested in Superman because he’s the father of all superheroes. He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology?” says the director.

“What we’ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully,” he adds.

“Man of Steel” also stars Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

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