Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder on a Man Of Steel for a modern age

Man Of Steel fronts the glorious new issue of Total Film magazine, which is available on newsstands now (and you can get our sparkling interactive iPad edition for just £1.99) .

Zack Snyder’s bold reinvention of the world’s best-known superhero is undoubtedly one of the most exciting blockbusters of the year.

We talk in-depth with director Snyder, producer Deborah Snyder, writer David S. Goyer and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon.

You can read the full feature inside issue 205, but here’s a taster of what Zack Snyder and Cavill had to say about their approach to the all-new epic.

“We’ve tried to make a Superman movie where he does stuff and you go, ‘Yeah, if I was Superman, that’s what I’d do,’” Zack Snyder told us. “Even though he’s an alien, he’s more relatable, more human.”

Or as leading man/alien Henry Cavill put it, “This is a Superman for a modern age. It’s not betraying anything that Superman is, but it is grounding everything in reality. It’s the story of this incredible being who can do incredible things, but whom we can associate with. Because he’s gone through troubling stuff and had to make tough choices…”

Man Of Steel opens in the UK on 14 June 2013.

For much more on Man Of Steel , pick up the brand-new issue 205 of Total Film magazine, which is on sale now.

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The Total Film team are made up of the finest minds in all of film journalism. They are: Editor Jane Crowther, Deputy Editor Matt Maytum, Reviews Ed Matthew Leyland, News Editor Jordan Farley, and Online Editor Emily Murray. Expect exclusive news, reviews, features, and more from the team behind the smarter movie magazine.