David S Goyer and Henry Cavill talk Man Of Steel
The screenwriter and star of the forthcoming Man Of Steel have been chatting about the tone of the Superman film...
David S Goyer has been chatting a little more about the forthcoming Man Of Steel, this time with Total Film, and he's divulged some intriguing hints at what we can expect from the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot.
Firstly, here's what he had to say about the secrecy surrounding the movie - something we've typically associated with producer Christopher Nolan.
“It's something Chris tried hard to do with the Batman films," Goyer said. "I'm genuinely pleased with how much secrecy we've been able to maintain. There's so much of the movie that people don't know, that hasn't been touched upon. The trailer's just the tiniest, tiniest tip of the iceberg.”
As for the film's serious tone - another Nolanism, you might say - Goyer was keen to separate Man Of Steel from the Dark Knight trilogy. “Relatable and realistic doesn't necessarily mean dark," he insisted. "I think it would be inappropriate for us to approach a Superman film as if we were doing The Dark Knight. Batman films are a lot more nihilistic; Superman has always been a story about hope.”
In a separate interview with the same publication, Superman himself, Henry Cavill, also addressed the tone of the film, toeing the same line that realism and darkness aren't necessarily one and the same thing. “It's not betraying anything that Superman is," Cavill argued, "but it is grounding everything in reality. It's the story of this incredible being who can do incredible things, but whom we can associate with.”
They're certainly promising noises, and thanks in part to the production's admirable dedication to secrecy, we're positively champing at the bit to see what this new incarnation of Superman will look like.
Man Of Steel will be released on the 14th June 2013.
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