When it was confirmed that the Man of Steel movie would be focussing more on the realism of the film, there were a number of fans who were concerned about how this would affect the character. Now, writer David S. Goyer insists that they will not be taking the Super out of Superman.
Goyer told Empire, “We're approaching Superman as if it weren't a comic book movie, as if it were real. It just struck me that if Superman really existed in the world, first of all this story would be a story about contact.”
He added, “He's an alien. You can easily imagine a scenario in which we'd be doing a film like E.T., as opposed to him running around in tights. If the world found out he existed, it would be the biggest thing that ever happened in human history.”
Meanwhile, Deborah Snyder, who co-produced the film with her husband, added, “[Superman] is looking for his place in the world. He is a little lost when we find him, trying to figure it out. That makes him very real. You can relate to the humanity in him.”
Man of Steel is set to star Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon and Kevin Costner and is directed by Zack Snyder. Man of Steel is set to be released on June 14 in both the US and the UK, but for now, check out the Man of Steel trailer below.