One more year and one more reboot… this time around it happens to be Superman getting a new face on the big screen. The upcoming Man of Steel flick has a potential advantage over other remakes, however, in the form of director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen).
Superman has long been a staple of all-American values and “everything will work out” mentality, which makes the character generally unappealing to a significant segment of the super-hero-geek community. Add to that previous incarnations that, when brought to the big screen, failed to break the mediocre barrier.
This classic Superman approach, however, may not be quite what Snyder is aiming for with his latest.
ClevverTv.com recently interviewed the young actor who will be portraying the teenage version of ClarkKent – Dylan Sprayberry – and he had a few things to say about Man of Steel.
“When Zack [Snyder] and I were talking about it the first time, he was saying how Superman, they want to give it a more edgy feel like The Dark Knight but also make it more realistic and emotional so it’s not just the all-American superhero that saves everyone. He has dilemmas and love and struggles throughout the whole movie, especially when he’s a kid.”
Considering Christopher Nolan wrote the story for the new flick, Sprayberry might not be over exaggerating. Darker versions of super-heroes are on the rise lately, and the box office dollars are no doubt steering production companies to look towards edgier interpretations.
Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14th.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie.com for the info.