Man of Steel director Zack Snyder had opened up about the type of Superman movie that he has made, claiming that the film is a serious take on the iconic superhero. Zack is a self-proclaimed comic book fan and he states that he wanted to make a film that will please his fellow fans.
Snyder told the LA Times, “It’s a more serious version of Superman. It’s not like a heart attack. 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."
He added, “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. I’m interested in Superman because he’s the father of all superheroes. He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes.”
Zack continued, “What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology? 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.”
Zack Snyder’s Superman movie Man of Steel will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent aka Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and Michael Shannon as General Zod. Man of Steel is set to be released on June 14, 2013.