POLL: Do you like Zack Snyder's idea of an edgier Man of Steel?

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Dec 17, 2012

There has not been a lot of info published yet about Man of Steel, the Superman reboot being directed by Zack Snyder, but some hints of the direction that the movie is going to take came to light today.

Speaking with Clevver TV (via Collider), actor Dylan Sprayberry—who plays a younger version of Clark Kent/Kal-El in the movie—gave some indication of the type of picture that Snyder is making:

"When Zack and I were talking about it the first time, he was saying how Superman, they want to give it a more edgy feel like The Dark Knight but also make it more realistic and emotional so it's not just the all-american superhero that saves everyone. He has dilemmas and love and struggles throughout the whole movie, especially when he's a kid."

Consider us not surprised. After all, the movie is being produced by Christopher Nolan, who insisted on a gritty, realistic vision for his Caped Crusader. Has he mandated the same for Superman? More importantly, should he?

After all, Batman doesn't have super powers, he's a normal (if super-wealthy and highly trained) human being, and so the character can lend itself to an interpretation that might exist in a "slightly enhanced" real world. Superman, on the other hand, is an alien being and often faces off against alien beings or outsized threats to the entire planet. He's never been the brooding, haunted type, except in Superman Returns, and we all know how that went.

So what do you think? Is Snyder approaching the character in a smart way? Does Nolan need to break out of his Batman mindset when it comes to the Man of Steel? Take our poll below and let us know your thoughts!