Zack Snyder explains just how 'super' his Man of Steel will be

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Mar 15, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT (Updated)

We’ve seen several versions over the years, and Watchmen director Zack Snyder is currently putting his own spin on Superman with the upcoming Man of Steel. So just how “super” will the new Clark Kent be?

Pretty “super,” but not ridiculously “super,” at least according to Snyder in a new interview with Total Film Magazine. He talked about the challenges in making the strongest man alive a believable, relatable protagonist and revealed how strong his version of Superman will be:

"It's amazing what [Superman] is capable of but [our version is] a slightly more down to Earth version of the character. I don't think he can hold up a continent... Superman has been broken for a little while."

Throughout decades of comic and film lore, Superman’s strength has had a lot of different limits. From throwing a building to throwing a planet, just about every extreme has been explored over the years. Snyder seems to be eyeing a happy medium, which seems a good fit for his grounded approach to the material.

Writer David Goyer also offered a few insights into the script, and spilled that Krypton will be a lot more than just a quick shot in Man of Steel. Apparently a solid amount of action takes place on Supes’ home world, and we’ll get a deep look into the world of Krypton:

"We try to flesh out Krypton and its different political factions, it's fauna, it's science. [Russell Crowe’s Jor-El is] not a cameo. I think people think he's playing the Marlon Brando role, which isn't necessarily the case."

The more we hear, the more intrigued we are by this new version of Superman. What do you think of Snyder’s twists on the canon?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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