There were many fans who felt let down by what Bryan Singer brought to the big screen in 2006 when he made Superman Returns. In addition to complaints about the film's lethargic story and action, many also believed that it simply paid too much tribute to the Richard Donner movies from the late 70s and 80s. For his take on the classic superhero, however, director Zack Snyder took a different tactic. While his new movie, Man of Steel, will once again tell the origin story, it will approach the tale from a new angle and from a different perspective. And if star Russell Crowe is to be believed we could be in for a real spectacle.

The Aussie star is currently on the press tour for his new thriller Broken City and while speaking to Reelz he opened up a bit about what it was like working on the new Superman movie and becoming Superman's father. He began by explaining that part of the movie's new approach is that it works to find a way into the mindset of the hero and figure out his psychology; figure out "what people would really respond like in a modern society if somebody like that just popped up in society."

But in talking about the movie Crowe also had to give credit to Snyder and the enormous challenges that came with making Man of Steel. Said the actor,
"Zack Snyder, who directed Watchmen, who directed 300 and a number of other things, he was given a lot of responsibility, because when it comes to comic book heroes and superhero films 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 lovely fellow by the name of Thomas Tull – quite a reticent man who doesn’t mince his words – and he’s sent me gushing emails. He just loves it and he thinks it’s going to go down really well. I’m looking forward to seeing it. It’s a massive undertaking. The types of sets and things that we worked on in that film were incredible. It takes you actually 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, so I think people are going to love it. And if you’ve seen the little trailers and stuff they’ve done 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."

Man of Steel will be in theaters June 14th and to see more from the movie, including the aforementioned trailers you should head over to our Blend Film Database.
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