Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan’s Superman will apparently be missing more than his little red hot pants….
He could well be missing his bespectacled, mild-mannered reporter persona, too.
This is complicated, and nobody seems to know anything for sure, but we’ll start with these words from Snyder in a recent interview with Collider:
“I’ll only say that I think in a lot of — well, definitely in the movies — he always jumps straight from childhood to Clark. Like, he jumps from sort of his teenage version of himself to the adult version of himself. Frankly, The Daily Planet Clark, that happens pretty quick. I just think that our Clark, he’s not fully realized and I think — by the way, that’s huge information — but I think that’s the big difference. That’s why there’s this talk about who Clark is.
“In a lot of ways, the movie really is about the why of Clark, not to say that this kind of bumbling — I don’t want to call him bumbling — his mocky, nerdy Clark is… But that’s not the Clark that we went after or are going after. We’re going after sort of a different, there’s a different take on Clark, how Clark is.”
Um…ok, that was….helpful?
Maybe Man Of Steel star Henry “Superman” Cavill can explain the conundrum that is Clark with a bit more eloquence. Here’s what he had to say about the relationship dynamic between Lois, Clark, and Superman:
“Superman, Clark and Lois, the key to making it work? Hm… let me think about that so I can give you a decent answer… I mean, the easy answer is acting, but there’s a fine balance between — again, I’ve gotta be careful what I say here. There’s an honesty to Clark, Kal-El — Kal-El’s the better way of saying it because he is both Superman and Clark — there’s an honesty to him which crosses over on both—I don’t like to use the word identities, but I will because I can’t think of a better one. So, it is not that tough to make that swap and change.”
“I connect with both equally. I really want to explain why because I’ve got a great answer, but I’m going to give away plot points.”
In other words: “If I gave you an answer that made sense, I’d be spoiling the film”.
What we KNOW is there has been no sign of the classic Clark Kent in any of the promotional materials, stills, or trailers…and no one connected to the film can offer a sensible explanation.
I’m frustrated as hell….but it’s a brilliant marketing strategy: I wanna see Man Of Steel even MORE now!