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MAN OF STEEL – New images and Zack Snyder calls his Superman “More relatable and human”.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 9:01 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel hits theaters in a couple of months, and we’re finally starting to see and hear more about the highly anticipated Warner Bros. project. Recently the superhero pic landed the cover of Total Film magazine, and now some information from TF’s Man of Steel issue have started to surface featuring images from the film and Sndyer and star Henry Cavill’s thoughts on creating a Superman for the modern era. Snyder and Cavill emphasize that this film tackles a grounded, realistic iteration of the character.

The film also stars Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix and Richard Schiff.
Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.

Speaking with Total Film, Snyder talked a bit about his approach to the character:

“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.”

Cavill spoke to the challenge of making the classic character relevant for the 21st century:

“This is a Superman for a modern age. 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…”

From everything we’ve seen and heard thus far, it looks like Snyder’s film asks the question, “What if Superman wasn’t sure he wanted to be Superman?”

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