Say what you like about Zack Snyder's films to date, but 'overtly serious' probably wouldn't be the first description that springs to mind. However, that's what the filmmaker is aiming for with upcoming Superman flick,
Man Of Steel
Not that Snyder is planning a poe-faced character study. There will still be bucketloads of action. However, he seems to be taking a leaf out of nolan's book in asking, 'What if this guy really did exist?'
"It’s a more serious version of Superman," explains Snyder. "We took the mythology seriously. We take him as a character seriously. I believe the movie would appeal to anyone. I think that you’re going to see a Superman you’ve never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made.
"He’s the king-daddy," he continues. "Honestly that’s why I wanted to do it. I’m interested in Superman because he’s the father of all superheroes. He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology?
"What we‘ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honour to work on. As a comic-book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully."
Co-starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe, Man Of Steel opens in the UK on 14 June 2013.