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New Man Of Steel pics and updates from Snyder, Cavill and Shannon

March 17th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Well, we’re really only three months from the release of Man Of Steel, so it’s really no wonder we’re seeing and hearing exciting things…

The guys at Slashfilm have released new images from the set of the movie via io9 and they really show a more human side to Superman.

Director Zack Snyder told i09: “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. Even though he’s an alien, he’s more relatable, more human.”

While Henry Cavill, superman/Clark Kent in the movie added: “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…”

Meanwhile, talking to Total Film, Snyder was asked about the rumours that the Justice League movie depends on the success of Man of Steel and will he be involved: “I can’t really say [except that Superman] is the biggest superhero in the world. Or should be. He’s Superman, for God’s sake!”

Micheal Shannon, who was only this week described by Amy Adams, who plays Lois Lane in the movie, as “terrifying” in the role, also chatted about playing Superman’s enemy, General Zod – played by the great Terence Stamp in Donner’s Superman  II : [Zod] isn’t a villain at all. He’s not a villain anymore than any other general fighting to protect his people. He doesn’t just like to hurt people and steal their diamonds; he’s focused at being successful at his job.”

Also, the actor talked about the CGI armour his character ‘wears’ in the movie, describing it as “more battle-friendly armor – armor so hardy it had to be realized with motion-capture,” with Shannon adding, “because the real thing would probably crush me.”

Man of Steel opens on June 14.
More images here

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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….

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