Henry Cavill talks Man Of Steel

News Glen Chapman 10 May 2013 - 06:12
Man Of Steel

Is Man Of Steel Zack Snyder's baby or Christopher Nolan's? Superman himself has the answer for you.

There has been some speculation as to how much control Christopher Nolan had over the incoming Superman reboot, Man Of Steel and to what extent it would be his film and how much would bear the handprints of director Zack Snyder. To attempt to clear matters up, Superman himself, Henry Cavill, has been chatting about this very subject.

“Chris Nolan wasn't there during the production itself, although I'm not sure how much work was done behind the scenes", he said. "I'm sure Zack had a phone call or two with him, but this is definitely Zack's baby. He was the man in charge, and we created the character together, as opposed to having too many outside influences.”

He continued: “It's a collaborative process and Zack wants us to talk to him about stuff and work with him on his ideas. If you say 'how about I do this', he'll say 'I don't know if I like it yet, but give it a shot.”

So, that clear matters up somewhat. The pressures of this one, as we pretty much expected, are firmly on the shoulders of Snyder. Given how strong the material releases so far has looked, he might just be on the right tracks too...

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I think this is a good thing. For all of the genius of Nolan, this needs not to be his project. It isn't his style, it is very much Snyder's.

Plus, we can't give the power of Batman and Superman to one person, that would be way too much power over the Superhero universe! It would be like giving Star Trek and Star Wars to one man or something... We'd never do that!

...I have unfortunate news for you, Pigsty.

I agree, as much as I enjoyed Dark Knight Rises, I think it was clear that Nolan was running out of ideas. It was going to be difficult to out do The Dark Knight and Begins, which were both fantastic films. But I think it is right that someone else does goes in a new direction.

If there was a problem with the third film, which I thought was terrific, it wasn't having too FEW ideas ...

he hadn't quite run out of ideas he had a clear idea its just the leading villain decided to die - so he had to compromise with the idea he had

I agree TDKR was an absolutely terrific film, but it did have a lot of plotholes which could be attributed to too few ideas..

Food for thought.

I think The Dark Knight was definitely geared towards another Joker film, it certainly had room for one. But fate changed this particular direction, and apart from the extremely slow pacing and so many bloody characters, the epic length Rises did the job, but only just. It ironically felt rushed at the end, and I wish we had had more action in it between Bane and Bats, hell, Bats and anyone really!

I'm rather annoyed about this. It means that "Produced by Chris Nolan - who brought you The Dark Knight" is utter marketing rubbish designed to give us confidence in this new film. Produced is so vague it could mean 'glanced at, given approval'. When I read produced, I think of 'actively contributed, involved in'. I'm not slighting Snyder, I loved Watchmen and even Sucker Punch, but I don't like being misled. If it's Snyder's film, give him the credit, don't trot out the poster boy as bait.
Of course, it's also perfect business sense, and I doubt I would be looking forward to it so much had Nolan's name not been mentioned since the beginning.

You used the logo from Superman returns.. Oh dear.
Try to keep up.

But it is kind of cool to know Nolan is on board much like Whedon with Marvel who is sort of overseer of the solo movies as well as Avengers head honcho. I do agree however its good that its Snyder's baby and not Nolan pulling all the strings

They do this an awful lot. Sometimes the producer is involved quite a bit. Sometimes not. When Guillermo del Toro is producing something he has quite a hand in it. Especially when it's an up and coming filmmaker.

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