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‘Man of Steel’ Screenwriter Talks Secrecy, a “Realistic” Superman and More

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For such a huge movie (and for one coming out so soon), things have been awfully silent on the ‘Man of Steel‘ front. The latest Superman film has given us a few teaser trailers and more than a few official images, but compared to the likes of ‘Iron Man 3,’ it’s been as quiet as a church mouse. But according to screenwriter David Goyer, that’s a good thing.

Speaking with Total Film, Goyer says that the low key marketing has been ideal and that audiences will be in for a big surprise when they get to see the finished film:

“It’s something Chris [Nolan] tried hard to do with the Batman films. I’m genuinely pleased with how much secrecy we’ve been able to maintain. There’s so much of the movie that people don’t know, that hasn’t been touched upon. The trailer’s just the tiniest, tiniest tip of the iceberg.”

Despite all the secrecy, buzz has been steadily building around ‘Man of Steel’ for the past few weeks, with many claiming that the somber, emotional trailers barely even hint at the epic action and huge scope of the movie. In fact, the trailers have been selling ‘Man of Steel’ as the Superman answer to ‘The Dark Knight,’ which Goyer says couldn’t be further from the truth:

“Relatable and realistic doesn’t necessarily mean dark. I think it would be inappropriate for us to approach a Superman film as if we were doing The Dark Knight. The Batman films are a lot more nihilistic; Superman has always been a story about hope.”

‘Man of Steel’ opens on June 14th. We should expect a new trailer to hit sometime very soon.

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