Over at HeroComplex, Noelene Clark posted a wonderfully insightful interview with Zack Snyder about his upcoming Superman Reboot, Man Of Steel.
The Article opens on a very intriguing note,addressing the fact that Superman’s iconic symbol is the second-most-recognized symbols in the world, number one being the Christan Cross. To this comparison Synder states:
“Whether that’s completely true or not, I don’t know, but you want it to be true. You feel like it could be true, and it’s intimidating to say, ‘We’re going to take on the “S” and we’re going to make it live again.’”
Snyder then goes on to explain the level of gravity that the character of Superman has.
“In the comic-book universe, you have all these sort of minor celebrities that have been put up as the end-all, be-all, and then you have the fallen king who’s sadly relegated to the shadows. It’s cool to resurrect him and say, ‘Understand that this is the granddaddy of all superheroes.’”
“It’s the most realistic movie I’ve made, There’s no tongue in anyone’s cheek. I’m not apologizing for Superman in any way. I’m saying, ‘Superman is a thing that must be taken seriously and embraced and understood.’”
Finally addressing the overall tone of the character being portrayed, he does reveal something that is going to be very different about Superman this time around.
“We tried not to make him so predictably morally black and white, we gave him some shades of gray. His inherent goodness is still there, and if you really think about it, you still want him to be right and to make the right choices and to do the right thing. I think that we all hope for that in ourselves, and I think that’s what always has made him a very interesting character. He’s a Christlike figure. There’s no two ways about it.”
Man Of Steel hits US theaters June 14th 2013.