“In a recent interview, screenwriter David Goyer explained his approach to ‘Man of Steel’,” Hatfield says in a video post, “which, similar to his work on ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark Knight’, aims for a more believable and grounded Superman, leaving behind the larger-than-life portrayal we’ve seen in previous films.”
In Goyer’s own words: “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 about contact. 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.”
“Superman is looking for his place in the world,” Debra Snyder, producer of the film and wife of director Zack Snyder. “He’s a little lost when we find him, trying to figure it out. That makes him very real and we can relate to humanity in him.”
“Man of Steel” is the next film in the “Superman” series of films, the last of which was “Superman Returns,” directed by Bryan Singer in 2006. This film is a reboot, much along the lines of the Dark Knight trilogy (which was directed by “Man of Steel” producer Christopher Nolan), which should thus not be surprising when you notice the film’s dark colors and more mature outlook, as evidenced by the trailer above. The film is due in theaters on June 14, 2013.
For more information, you can check out IGN’s video with Daemon Hatfield here.