Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Looks like this week’s Entertainment Weekly is a must-buy. The cover story is on Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel and it’s chock full of brand-new details, many of which would be considered spoilers. We’ll report on everything once the magazine is out (probably Thursday on iPad at least) but they’ve already posted a few small snippets. Read them below.
Everything that follows are facts about Man of Steel that haven’t been talked about at length yet, so beware of spoilers. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly. Here’s the cover to break it up.
The biggest reveal is that the film doesn’t have any kryptonite in it. Snyder felt like it was a cliche in the Superman universe and not a very relatable trait. Instead, in the film, the character’s vulnerability is more rooted in his inability to fit in the world.
Also revealed, there’s tons of action:
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. “You want to give the audience great spectacle. You want them to go to the movie, be eating their popcorn and be like, ‘Wow!’” saysMan of Steel producer Chuck Roven, who also worked on The Dark Knight trilogy. “But it’s just not good enough to give them the ‘Wow.’ You want them to be emotionally engaged. Because if you just have the ‘wow,’ ultimately you get bludgeoned by that and you stop caring.”
Read much more at the EW tease, including quotes from Amy Adams and others. Then check back later this week for more. Or, of course, in the new EW.