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No Kryptonite for the Man of Steel

April 11th, 2013 by Marc Comments

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.

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….