While delving into the creation of 2013’s Man of Steel at SnyderCon, director Zack Snyder revealed that the movie’s Krypton segments were originally meant to be subtitled.
Was Man of Steel supposed to be subtitled?
While describing his vision of Superman’s home planet Krypton, Snyder stated that Man of Steel was originally planned to be subtitled during the Krypton scenes, which would have featured an entirely different language.
“My original concept was that on Krypton, it was all going to be subtitled and they were going to learn Kryptonian, and that was going to be just how the movie was,” Snyder revealed. “And then my original original idea was like, ‘No subtitles! It’s like Passion of the Christ! It’s like Aramaic or something, you just have to sort of … figure it out … and then everybody was like, ‘You’re insane.'”
Zack Snyder directed three movies in the previous DC Extended Universe: Man of Steel, 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and 2017’s Justice League, which had Joss Whedon take over as director during post-production. Snyder would later get another shot at his version of Justice League, releasing Zack Snyder’s Justice League in 2021.
Man of Steel served as the beginning of the DC Extended Universe and introduced Henry Cavill‘s DCEU Superman. The movie starred Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, and more. Shannon will be reprising his role in The Flash.