MAN OF STEEL Graces the Cover of EW’s Summer Preview Issue – Plus 7 New Images
Director Zack Snyder and Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated adaptation of one of the most celebrated characters in comic book lore is undoubtedly going to be one of the biggest film of the summer. From the very beginning, Snyder and executive producer Christopher Nolan have made it clear that they are attempting to bring a more real, grounded character to the screen while introducing Superman to a bevy of new audiences. In Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Preview Issue, many of the names attached to the film revealed some interesting information. Arguably the most interesting being comments from producer Charles Roven on whether or not other DC heroes will be sharing the Man of Steel universe. There are also some other nice tidbits from screenwriter David S. Goyer and Zack Snyder. Also featured in the magazine are seven brand new lo-res images from the film. Hit the jump to take a look.
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane and hits theaters next summer in IMAX 3D on June 14th, 2013.
Director Zack Snyder revealed a little spoiler about one of Superman’s flaws and vulnerabilities:
“I’ll be honest with you, there’s no Kryptonite in the movie.”
EW continues on to say that those attached to the film agreed that Kryptonite had turned up too often in Superman’s cinematic universe, and that it would be a fresh option not to use it. The publication also goes on to note that this attempt to humanize the character shows us a Superman that isn’t exactly comfortable with his god-like status – resulting in a version of the revered hero that is very different from past iterations:
This film reveals that even on Krypton, young Kal-El was a special child, whose birth was cause for alarm on his home planet. (More on that in the magazine) And once on Earth, his adoptive parents, Ma and Pa Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), urge him not to use his immense strength – even in dire emergencies — warning that not every human would be as accepting of him as they are. So Clark Kent grows up feeling isolated, longing for a connection to others, and constantly hiding who he is. As a result, Man of Steel presents the frustrated Superman, the angry Superman, the lost Superman. “Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties,” Cavill says.
Producer Charles Roven touched on whether or not other heroes would be introduced in Man of Steel (via ComicBookMovie.com):
“[Man of Steel’s] setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. What Zack and Chris have done with [Man of Steel] is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.”
Screenwriter David S. Goyer added that fans will need to keep an eye out for any Easter eggs in the film:
“I would love to tell you yes or no [On Man of Steel leading to a shared universe], but I think it’s going to be more exciting for people to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find.”
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
Posted on April 11, 2013, in Photos, Uncategorized and tagged Christopher Nolan, Comics, David S. Goyer, DC Comics, Entertainment Weekly, Film, Henry Cavill, Man of Steel, Movies, Summer, Superheroes, Superman, Warner Bros., Zack Snyder. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.