Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder on a Man Of Steel for a modern age

Exclusive: “Even though he’s an alien, he’s more relatable, more human.”

Man Of Steel fronts the glorious new issue of Total Film magazine, which is available on newsstands now (and you can get our sparkling interactive iPad edition for just £1.99).

Zack Snyder’s bold reinvention of the world’s best-known superhero is undoubtedly one of the most exciting blockbusters of the year.

We talk in-depth with director Snyder, producer Deborah Snyder, writer David S. Goyer and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon.

You can read the full feature inside issue 205, but here’s a taster of what Zack Snyder and Cavill had to say about their approach to the all-new epic.

“We’ve tried to make a Superman movie where he does stuff and you go, ‘Yeah, if I was Superman, that’s what I’d do,’” Zack Snyder told us. “Even though he’s an alien, he’s more relatable, more human.”

Or as leading man/alien Henry Cavill put it, “This is a Superman for a modern age. It’s not betraying anything that Superman is, but it is grounding everything in reality. It’s the story of this incredible being who can do incredible things, but whom we can associate with. Because he’s gone through troubling stuff and had to make tough choices…”

Man Of Steel opens in the UK on 14 June 2013.

For much more on Man Of Steel, pick up the brand-new issue 205 of Total Film magazine, which is on sale now.

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Is Man Of Steel your most-anticipated film of the year? Tell us below…


    • BobTheSkull

      Mar 15th 2013, 11:39

      Doesn't a film have to be released, and successful, to be classed as a blockbuster? How can it be a blockbuster when it hasn't reached cinema's yet? Not that I doubt it will be. I'll be one of those in the queue... I'm just being picky I guess.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Mar 15th 2013, 12:39

      I also hate the phrase 'instant classic'

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 15th 2013, 14:20

      Trying to base an invincible Alien who no-one reconises when he puts on glasses in reality, is just asking for trouble. So in other words, another navel-gazing, glum superhero who is troubled. Remember when Comic Book movies were about FUN? Josh Whedon does, Chris Nolan not so much.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 15th 2013, 22:25

      Can't wait.

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    • FBALeal

      Mar 16th 2013, 20:37

      Both Nolan and Whedon know how to make proper superhero movies, just in very different ways. To simply Nolan's talent is to be spitefully ignorant. I celebrate the two very different approaches these two men take and understand that they fit their respetive characters. I for one am very excited for Man of Steel. It think it will rock. Superman deserves a succesfull movie once and for all.

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    • spid2411

      Mar 17th 2013, 14:02

      Totally agree with FBALeal - the earlier comment about "fun" comic book movies completely misses the point. It reminds me of a guy on rotten tomatoes who reviewed Watchmen and pasted it saying "where has the fun in comics gone?" - all he showed was that he didn't get it. Because to say a character taken from a comic or graphic novel should just be "fun" is complete nonsense - Nolan did the Batman stuff exactly the right way as it is about a complex and dark character. The Avengers was done in the right manner too as that world is lighter and is more for kids. To try and group all comic book movie characters together and compare the type of movies about them is like comparing Blade Runner to Space Balls because they are both science fiction...

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    • peterfernandes

      Mar 22nd 2013, 12:17

      Yeah, MAN OF STEEL is my MOST AWAITED MOVIE THIS YEAR. Everything about this movie has excited me so far. Can't wait to see the best known superhero in the world in a modern day movie. Nolan already gave us the best batman movies, and now it's turn of the biggest superhero of them all--Superman. Bring it on!

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