In an interview with Reelz, while actor Russell Crowe was promo-ing his latest movie, Broken City, they did manage to get Mr. Crowe dished a little bit about the upcoming Man of Steel as he’s playing Superman’s father, Jor-El.
“It’s very complicated, it’s really complex. I don’t think anyone’s really tried to get into the psychology of what it must be like to be Superman. And what people would really respond like in a modern society if someone like that popped up. I think Zack Snyder, who directed Watchmen, who directed 300 and a few other things, he was given a great deal of responsibility. Because when it comes to comic book heroes and superhero films, at the top of the food chain is Superman.
I think the biggest indicator for me of how it’s looking is that the financier of the film [a.k.a. executive producer], a lovely fellow by the name of Thomas Tull– quite a reticent man, doesn’t mince his words, he’s sent me gushing e-mails, he just loves it and thinks its going to go down really well.
I’m really looking forward to seeing it. It’s a massive undertaking, the type of sets we worked on in that film were incredible. It takes you on the ground to Krypton. It takes you to a planet where the sun is four times larger than ours. And you get to experience that stuff. I think people are going to love it and if you’ve seen the trailer, you realize that this Superman is not just floating through the air, held up by a wire. This Superman is supersonic, when he decides to fly, he doesn’t muck around. I’m really looking forward to the way people will respond to it.”
You can check out the video at Blastr. The Man of Steel talk starts at about the 3:54 mark.