Zack Snyder On Making MAN OF STEEL

Courtesy of Warner Bros., CBM has a studio interview with director Zack Snyder, the man poised to put Superman back atop the superhero throne. Visit our Superman section for all the latest news on the massive remake.



"I'm a bit of a fan but I can't say that when the opportunity came I wasn't a bit hesitant because of my love of the character. But it was one of those things where 'If I don't do it, someone else will.' It's like reverse-responsibility.

Henry comes from a military family. So, if Superman is kind of like a first-responder, in some weird way - he's a volunteer, he doesn't look for any praise of any kind, he's really just looking to help as best he can. And I think because Henry's brothers are all in the military and it's something he's grown up with, that earnestness is not weird to him. It's not cheesy or put on. If I say 'Then you're going to help these people' it's like 'Yeah, of course I am.' Yes he's acting but that's not a thing he has to look deep for. That's the essence of Superman in many ways."

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Running Time: 2 hrs 23 min
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

"Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013."

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