A more grounded "Man of Steel" superman movie in the vein of Batman Begins with Nolan as producer?
October 2, 2012
Christopher Nolan was the man behind the gritty Batman trilogy that has split fans, but raked in the box office dollars. When he was announced as producer for Man of Steel, fans speculated that he may push Superman toward a darker, grittier path. David Goyer recently spoke about the new movie and the 'naturalistic', if not necessarily darker, approach they are taking.
What Christopher Nolan and I have done with Superman is trying to bring the same naturalistic approach that we used adopted for the Batman trilogy. We always had a naturalistic approach, we want our stories to be rooted in reality, like they could happen in the same world we live in. It's not that easy with Superman, and actually this doesn't necessarily mean we will make a dark movie. But working on this reboot we are thinking about what would happen if a story like this one actually happened. How would people react to this? What impact would have the presence of Superman in the real world? What I really like to do is writing "genre" stories without a cartoonish element.
This reporter feels both concern and curiosity at how they plan to make a story about an industructable flying alien that shoots laser beams out of his eyes natural or realistic. And does this add more confirmation to the story that if DC does a Justice League movie, it will stand apart from the individual hero movies being produced? I can't say I'm wholly against a more realistic take on superheroes, but by his very nature Superman should only be so "grounded".
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Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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