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‘Man of Steel’ Interview: Producer Deborah Snyder Explains How This Film Sets Up the New DC Universe

Man of Steel
Warner Bros.

Since 1978, Hollywood has made five movies about Superman, all of which essentially characterized the superhero the same way: wholesome, morally resolute, and indefatigably heroic. The sixth - 'Man of Steel' - takes the character in another direction – technically, backwards. Director Zack Snyder’s film re-examines the character’s origin story, looking at the formative years, and experiences, which gave him the certitude and clarity to be Earth’s greatest protector. Meanwhile, audiences simultaneously get to thrill at watching the character test out his strength while battling General Zod, one of Superman’s greatest foes.

We sat down with producer Deborah Snyder at the recent Los Angeles press day for Man of Steel, where she seemed excited to finally be able to talk about the film. Perhaps appropriately, she discussed the balancing act that goes into deciding how much to disclose to audiences as a film like this is coming to theaters, and then revealed the attitude and approach which she and Zack took as they were reinventing the great-granddaddy of all superheroes. Finally, she offered some insights about where this Superman fits – both into the character’s own canon, and then the current landscape of heroes that Christopher Nolan razed when he paired Batman’s cape and cowl with a complex foundation of moral and personal ambiguities.

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‘Man of Steel’ Review

Man of Steel
Warner Bros.

I believe a man can fly -- and beat the living hell out of Michael Shannon for close to 40 compounded minutes in ways hitherto unseen on film. But Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' is no mere slugfest. It goes for broke, faces the legend and tackles the iconography of one of modernity's largest-shared myths, Kal-El of Krypton, on its own terms. It is among the finest "franchise reboots" of all time, which may sound like a bit of a backhanded compliment until you realize that this is, in fact, a genre unto itself. It manages, somehow, to be "the same but different," a new film that everyone under the yellow sun knows from beginning to end. It is the film of summer 2013.

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Win a ‘Man of Steel’™ Prize Pack as Epic as Superman Himself

Man of Steel Contest
Warner Bros.

Now that 'Iron Man 3' had its run through big screens across the globe, it's time for the Man of Steel to have a go. Thanks to early, glowing reviews and a promotional campaign as grandiose as the superhero legend himself, 'Man of Steel'™ easily leaps to the top of many moviegoers' must-see lists. As excited as we know you are to see the newly rebooted Superman, we've got a prize pack filled with goods that'll have you just as pumped ... if not more!

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New ‘Man of Steel’ Clips: See Superman in Action!

Man of Steel Clips
Warner Bros.

A handful of new 'Man of Steel' clips have made their way online, giving us a glimpse at what it looks like when Superman fights his enemies. The footage is fast, furious and has to be seen to be believed!

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‘Man of Steel’ Trailer: Nokia Presents One Last Epic Look at the New Superman

Man of Steel Final Trailer Nokia
Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. unleashed the final 'Man of Steel' trailer through an exclusive deal with Nokia, and this trailer is definitely much more action-packed than previous ones -- which is saying something.

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‘Man of Steel’ Clip: Amy Adams Debuts New Footage on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Man of Steel Clip Interrogation
Warner Bros.

"It's not an S. On my world, it means hope."

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Poll: Which Superhero Will Rule Summer 2013?

Superhero Movies Poll Summer 2013
Marvel Studios/Fox/Warner Bros.

'Iron Man 3' is flying very high right now, racking up a stunning worldwide gross of almost $1 billion in little over a week. But with two more highly anticipated superhero adventures up ahead, will Iron Man truly reign supreme this summer?

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New ‘Man of Steel’ Poster: Soon We’ll Join Superman in the Sun

'Man of Steel'
Warner Bros.

Everything about 'Man of Steel,' from the goosebump-inducing trailer to the slew of promotional material, has us psyched to see Superman return to the big screen. And now, as we're nearly a month away from actually seeing this latest reboot of the saga, Warner Bros. has delivered a brand-new 'Man of Steel' poster banner and some inspirational words from our hero's birth father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe).

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‘Man of Steel’ Spoiler: What Major DC Superhero Might Infiltrate the Superman Universe?

Man of Steel Justice League
DC Comics

'Man of Steel'-ers beware of potential spoilers ahead...

Amidst all of the Superman hype for Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot, hitting theaters June 14, Warner Bros. unleashed a breathtaking trailer a while back that revealed a Lex Luthor Easter Egg, foreshadowing a possible appearance from the Man of Steel's famed rival down the road. But now it looks like we'll get to see another MAJOR DC character teased in 'Man of Steel'... and this one's a superhero.

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‘Man of Steel’ TV Spot: Superman Faces General Zod’s Black Zero

Man of Steel
Warner Bros.

'Man of Steel' is going up against General Zod this June 14, but the famed comic book villain has more than just a super-powered army at his disposal. The latest TV spot for Zack Synder's Superman reboot has a bit more new footage to show us, including a look at...Black Zero?

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