A new interview with HeroComplex gives some insight into Zack Snyder's goals for Man of Steel, the new Superman movie hitting US theaters June 14, 2013. The director, working off a Chris Nolan and David S. Goyer script, said first and foremost, this is "the most realistic movie I've made."
That doesn't mean Superman won't fly or have his myriad of superpowers, it just means "there's no tongue in anyone's cheek. I'm not apologizing for Superman in any way. I'm saying, 'Superman is a thing that must be taken seriously and embraced and understood,'" said Snyder.
The world of Man of Steel is the world of today, with all its faults. But Superman will believe in "truth, justice, and the American way," even as he's trying to figure out exactly what that is. "He's struggling to find out what is the right thing to do," said producer Debbiy Snyder, echoing the sentiment of the early trailers.
"We tried not to make him so predictably morally black and white. We gave him shades of gray. His inherent goodness is still there, and if you really lthink about it, you still want him to be right and to make the right choices and to do the right thing," the director said. "I think that we all hope for that in ourselves, and I think that's what always has made him a very interesting character."
Henrey Cavill, the newest to don the cape and S-shield had only one thing to add for worried fans of the world's first modern Superhero.
"It very much is a story of hope. Hope is strength and victory against adversity, or at least the hope of victory against adversity, and that is what Superman represents."