Even before Man of Steel helps set up a Justice League movie at Warner Bros., the studio consumer products division is already getting consumers —- especially kids and families — used to se…
Oh yeah, amount of detail on Superman is unbelievable. Superman’s costume, is a three-layer costume; there’s a body-skin layer and then there’s a muscle layer that was molded to Henry’s muscles – it’s a silver, metallic rubber – and then over that is a mesh skin so whenever he turns into light it looks like he’s made of steel….It’s just incredible, the design of the film is fantastic. All the concepts and the designs is just remarkable and they didn’t have to build fake muscles for Henry because he’s really built.
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OFFBEAT: Time is right for the return of Superman
A funny thing happened in the ’60s, though. After dominating the newsstand for almost 30 years, Superman’s luster began to fade. The changing cultural tides gave birth to the Silver Age of superheroes, characters that were born from cataclysmic events and, having suffered great personal tragedy, were complicated and conflicted.
This darker, angst-driven breed, whether by design or not, distinguished themselves by moving further and further away from Superman’s classic heroic model.
Thus, three decades later, Superman became unique all over again.
He doesn’t fight crime to avenge a murdered parent, uncle or spouse. He does it because it’s the right thing to do, because he cherishes his adoptive parents’ Middle American values.
Oddly, it’s this quality - Superman’s inherent goodness - that most offends his detractors. He’s vilified for being a ‘goody-goody,’ a ‘boy scout’ whose ethics don’t allow him to kill. One should find comfort, though, knowing that a being with unlimited power, capable of killing indiscriminately without fear of incarceration, would act with restraint born from a higher ideology.
Moreover, Superman battles injustice, often at great risk to himself, without ever seeking fame or personal gain.
In a Youtube, Facebook, Twitter era, where everyone seeks attention, where ‘reality stars’ stretch their fame far beyond 15 minutes and professional athletes demand seven figure bonuses regardless of performance, Superman becomes an even greater symbol.
He’s selfless, humble and compassionate—qualities as timeless and relevant as Superman himself.”
New Superman,Man Of Steel Spoilers Served Up By Screenwriter David S. Goyer
Goyer started the little spoiler session by talking about the interesting history of Kal-El,stating,
“People were bred to be warriors or scientists or what-have-you, and there’s a whole element in the movie about nature versus nurture. Kal-El is unique because he’s a natural conception, free from genetic manipulation to choose his own course in life, which also makes his existence highly illegal.”
Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer was a little less direct on the same subject but he coyly dropped a hint that there will be some easter eggs.
Goyer: “I would love to tell you yes or no [on Man of Steel leading to a shared universe], but I think it’s going to be more exciting for people to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find.”
What type of easter eggs should we keep a look out for in the film? Maybe references to Coast City, Gotham, Blüdhaven or Central City? Our own Jake Lester says there’s a strong possibility of a Wonder Woman reference in Man of Steel.
“According to our source part of WB’s plan is to use Man Of Steel and drop hints that Superman is in a shared universe with his DC counterparts. The hints will be very subtle such as character mentions.
The one character that DC is really wanting to reference is Wonder Woman. “
This week’s cover story reveals how the new film (out June 14) attempts to humanize the superhuman by finding new flaws and vulnerabilities. The most common one, however, was off the table: “I’ll be honest with you, there’s no Kryptonite in the movie,” says director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) Those glowing green space rocks – Superman’s only crippling weakness – have turned up so often as a plot point in movies, the only fresh option was not to use it. Anyway, if you want to make an audience relate to a character, a galactic allergy isn’t the way to do it.
Some of High - and low lights of the movie’s current cut.