It’s a more serious version of Superman. It’s not like a heart attack. We took the mythology seriously. We take him as a character seriously. I believe the movie would appeal to anyone. I think that you’re going to see a Superman you’ve never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made. He’s the king-daddy. Honestly that’s why I wanted to do it. I’m interested in Superman because he’s the father of all superheroes. He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology? What we‘ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully.
Most of this article is about Watchmen, but this is an interesting tidbit about the upcoming Superman film. Frankly, at this point I have resigned myself to the reboot rather than continuing from Bryan Singers work and I’m quite looking forward to it. And I like the idea frankly of this being more serious. It worked well for Batman, and Batman and Superman have in some ways come from a similar place — by that I mean they both got pretty cheesy in their feature film adaptations as time went on. I mean Christopher Reeve’s Superman III and IV were truly dreadful films. So a very serious complete reboot may work wonders for this franchise as well.