An intriguing snippet of new information has emerged from the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly regarding Zack Snyders upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel.
There’s already, controversially, not a pair of red pants to be seen, but now we learn there’ll also be narry a trace of kryptonite in the film. Given that the glowy green substance is Superman’s only weakness, what on Earth is going to make him in any way vulnerable enough for any Zod-fearing drama?
“I’ll be honest with you: there’s no Kryptonite in the movie,” director Zack Snyder tells EW. Henry Cavill, donning the Supes cape, elaborates (slightly) that, “Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties.” Aw no, he’s not going to be laid low by feelings, is he? But seriously, with three equally super-powered but considerably less sympathetic fellow Kryptonians to deal with in this film, Superman faces worse than a mere green rock this time around, so perhaps this is a sensible omission.
Man Of Steel is out in the UK on June 14.