We can’t deny it, we were very skeptical about Man of Steel at first.
To many fans, us included, Christopher Reeve will always be Superman, and the last reboot attempt, Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, wasn’t so hot, so why not let the guy lay dormant for a bit? Not to mention Zack Snyder’s last film, Sucker Punch, left a lot to be desired.
Nevertheless, we’ve been reading very positive things about Man of Steel, and we’d be more than happy to be proven wrong about it. As the June 14 release date nears, there have been more press momentum building about Steel, and it’s making the movie feel more promising than ever. Now mind you, nobody involved in a major blockbuster is going to say it sucks, but that said, here’s some recent Man of Steel news that has come in.
First off, Thomas Tull, the CEO of Legendary Pictures, producers of Man of Steel, Christopher Nolan’s Batman flicks, and the upcoming Godzilla reboot, told Collider that Man of Steel is “the Superman movie I’ve always wanted to see. I think the job that Zack Snyder did along with Chris Nolan – I think people are going to be very, very excited about the result…People are going to really be excited about it. It really is a privilege for us to be a part of.”
David Goyer, screenwriter of Man of Steel, Batman Begins, and Call of Duty Black Ops 2, also told Collider he’s “very happy” with the end results. Famed composer Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean) also recently spoke out on composing the Man of Steel score, and he definitely had his work cut out for him because the John Williams music for the 1978 movie is still great stuff.
Zimmer admitted to CNN and Collider that following up Williams was indeed, “daunting. He’s the greatest film composer out there, without a doubt, and it happens to be one of his iconic pieces of music, so I spent three months just procrastinating and not even getting a start on the thing, because I was so intimidated.”
Nevertheless, Zimmer added, “I kept thinking of the story as, What if you are extraordinary, and your entire ambition is to join humanity? To become human? What does it mean to become human? What does it mean to be an outsider who really wants to join the human race?” Much like Superman is a whole different ball of wax from Batman, so is the score for Man of Steel.
“Everything’s tinged with irony and sarcasm and bitterness and darkness these days,” Zimmer continued. But Man of Steel is “celebrating everything that was good and fine about America. I thought it was important that the decent folk, simple folk be the heart of the story, and a character who is guileless, who isn’t complicated in the sort of flawed way our Dark Knight is, and isn’t political in any way. He’s just striving to become a better part of humanity.”
Here’s indeed hoping that the good buzz so far is indeed correct and that Man of Steel delivers when it’s ready on June 14.