Forget the Justice League and DC Comics movie rumors for now, because we’re ready to just focus on the movies that have actually been made and will definitely be on large screens for us to view with our own eyes. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel hits theaters on July 14, 2013, and the film is already being served with the lofty task of making us believe that Superman Returns never happened.
Seriously, I’m not just being a cynical jerkface, because that’s actually sort of the intention of Man of Steel. According to the film’s producer, Christopher Nolan, in a recent interview, he wants us to close our eyes, clear our minds and pretend like there has never been a Superman movie before. I have no problem doing this.
“We tried to approach this as though there’s never been a Superman movie before, but at the same time respecting the canon and mythology. There are the pillars that you have to respect, and I’m not about to break them. But it is fun for me to bend them and mess with them.”
Adding how important is for him to plunge into Clark Kent’s origins and depicting on screen in a very realistic way.
“Traditional Superman fans know what it’s all about, and they will hopefully love and associate with the character anyway. But the people who aren’t die-hard Superman fans still need to associate with the character, and that needs to have some realism in today’s world, certainly, in sense of a science as opposed to mythology attached to it as well.” (Via Shockya)
That might explain why in the newest Man of Steel poster released today, Superman is wearing handcuffs. Sure, you could argue that unless those handcuffs are made of kryptonite, they wouldn’t be able to hold Superman, but it’s because they want us to relate to Superman, the same way we relate to our meth addict cousin, G-Flavor, who keeps getting sent to prison. Oh well, I’ve got dibs on his egg nog this year.