Despite the fact that Warner Bros. has been extremely tight-lipped about the upcoming Superman: The Man of Steel project in terms of script details (Michael Shannon, who is set to play Supes villain General Zod, confirmed in an interview that he wasn’t even allowed to read the script, and that director Zack Snyder could only “describe” the film to him), that isn’t stopping Diane Lane, who will play Superman’s adoptive human mother, Martha Kent, from letting a few details about the upcoming film slip.
According to /Film, Lane didn’t let much slip out, but she did reveal that the film will be, unlike 2006’s Superman Returns, a literal reboot in that it will be an origin story about our man in the blue tights:
“I read the script under lock and key… I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it. I nailed it into my memory. I’m really excited. I’m really not allowed to talk much about it, I think, but it does cover the entire range of years, from infancy on.”
Not a lot, I know, but enough to keep the fanboys buzzing until grainy and unsanctioned cell phone pics are leaked from the set so that we can all bitch about Superman’s new costume or Lex Luthor’s hairpiece or whatever. I mean, we can’t just wait for the movie to come out, you guys!
What do you think of the Superman news?