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Man of Steel will be a ‘little edgier’

April 21st, 2012 by Marc Comments caught up with actress Ayelet Zurer at the press day of her new film Darling Companion and was able to quiz her about the forthcoming Man of Steel in which she plays Superman’s mum.

While she wasn’t able to give much away, there was enough in her answers to get fans excited.

Here’s what she said…..

What can fans expect from this version of Superman?

ZURER: I can’t say much, but from what I’ve seen, it looks closer to the darkness of The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan is also executive producing the movie. It has a very dark feeling to it, and less of a black and white type of Superman. It’s going to be a little edgier.

When you do something like Man of Steel, is it difficult to get out of your own head, knowing that you’re playing the biological mother of a character as iconic as Superman?

ZURER: You know, if the scenes weren’t well written and they weren’t emotional enough, I would have had a problem because you are aware of the heroic moments, but mostly I didn’t feel that way, at all. They were just really good, dramatic scenes for me.

Was most of your work down inside with a green screen, or did you have to deal with some of the outside locations and all of the paparazzi?

ZURER: I wasn’t distracted, at all. It was very quiet and very well kept. People could not bring cameras or phones into the set, so it was very work-oriented. At the end of the day, you really want one thing, which is for your scenes to work. For me, that was great.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….