Man of Steel is the greatest movie-film that the omniverse has ever seen. At least that’s what we’ve been hearing from anybody who’s ever seen even a single snippet of the superhero film. Hyperbole aside, the amount of ebullient praise that’s been poured on it already is an especially high accolade for director Zack Snyder considering how different this Superman is from what we’ve seen before. And no, I’m not just talking about the lack of underpants on the outside.
And now, along with a new look at Big Blue (that’s Superman not IBM), Entertainment Weekly have revealed some of the biggest changes known thus far (slight SPOILERS ahead).
EW spoke to the director himself, who revealed that besides just for exterior undergarments, there’s one old staple of the character that will also not be found in his film:
“I’ll be honest with you, there’s no Kryptonite in the movie.”
Who the what now?! For you geological underdwellers, Kryptonite are the pieces of irradiated rock left over from Superman’s home planet of Krypton. Most importantly, it’s the only other thing that can really hurt him besides for magic. Supes is already a character that many find unrelatable due to his nigh invulnerability, and now that they’ve gone and removed that “nigh” part (and don’t even think of turning that into a dirty joke), how will he show those threads of humanity that endears him to folks?
Well, according to EW’s little run-down of some plot details, Superman’s about to get hit right in the feels.
“This film reveals that even on Krypton, young Kal-El was a special child, whose birth was cause for alarm on his home planet. (More on that in the magazine) And once on Earth, his adoptive parents, Ma and Pa Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), urge him not to use his immense strength – even in dire emergencies — warning that not every human would be as accepting of him as they are. So Clark Kent grows up feeling isolated, longing for a connection to others, and constantly hiding who he is. As a result, Man of Steel presents the frustrated Superman, the angry Superman, the lost Superman. “Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties,” Cavill says.”
That sounds a lot like the angle that JJ Abrams was going to take with his scrapped film, Superman Flyby, and which he suspected would be the direction that Snyder headed into as well. For all of you worried about all this mention of *yuck*…feelings, then don’t worry because according to EW, things/people still get punched real good.
“Based on footage EW has seen, the film (which was directed by Zack Snyder and shepherded by Christopher Nolan) has plenty of building-smashing, train-slinging, heat-vision-blasting battles to cut through the emotional heaviness.”
Man of Steel will definitely be punching somebody in the face in cinemas on June 14, 2013.
Last Updated: April 11, 2013