When Warner Bros. announced the development of Man of Steel, you prolly noticed a certain name missing from the title. You’d think a movie about Superman, would have “Superman” in the banner, right?
So, why is it not called Superman: Man of Steel? Oddly enough, this question came up in the most recent edition of Empire Magazine‘s podcast with guest David Goyer, screenwriter for Man of Steel.
In response to this great mystery, Goyer said:
“I would say that the marketing began early on in that we decided not to call it Superman, that was very deliberate.
That was Chris [Nolan] and I, Man Of Steel, and Warner Bros. said, ‘Why?’ And we started talking about it, and we said, ‘We want a line of demarcation in the sand between the old and the new.’ We always knew we would be using the Superman glyph or the shield as we call it. But Man Of Steel was also supposed to represent our take, which was he’s a man, but he’s not made of flesh and blood, metaphorically he’s a man of steel. So that was sort of like the whole thing wrapped up in a nutshell.”
I don’t think anyone had any real issue with the new Superman film being titled Man of Steel, but there’s your explanation. They simply named it that way to show off their new direction of the franchise. Understandably so. They gotta distant themselves from that failed Superman Returns flick from a few years back. Works for me.
Man of Steel hits theaters everywhere June 13th, 2013.
Source: Geek Tyrant