Man of Steel is still 10 months away from release and all we’ve seen are a few promo images and a teaser, but director Zack Snyder wants you to know that this will be different from any other Superman movie you’ve seen. They took that mindset to heart for this movie and thought about it all through the production, even down to the music.
When talking to Total Film magazine (via Coventry Telegraph), Snyder let it be known that John Williams’ theme will not be appearing in the movie.
“We decided to act as if no Superman film had been made – even though we love the films that have been made. We had to say this is a Superman movie for the first time and you can’t then go ‘Oh, now let’s steal a little music. So, yes it’s awesome music but Hans Zimmer is going to do something awesome.”
Talking deeper about his approach to the character, Snyder offered this: “We have great respect for the canon. I would say it is a clashing of stories and ideas. Superman is the king-daddy of all superheroes – to make him work is a big deal. The big challenge is if you can make people feel ‘What would you do if you were Superman?’ That’s what we went out to do as far as we could. Superman’s always been this kind of big blue boy-scout up on a throne that nobody can really touch, so we tried to make him relatable.”
Henry Cavill plays Superman in the June 14, 2013 release. The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.
Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan is producing the film.