There’s very little that we know about Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. The director and his cast have been shy about giving any details on the upcoming Superman movie, but it looks like one guy is finally ready to share a little. In a recent interview, Snyder gave a lengthy update of his highly-anticipated, superhero movie. The director said that Man of Steel will feature a serious tone, and will be unlike any Superman you’ve seen before.

While promoting the release of his latest director’s cut of 2009′s Watchmen, Snyder spoke with The LA Times about the serious tone in his upcoming Superman movie.

“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.”

Snyder mentioned that Superman interested him because “he’s the father of all superheroes.” He said that he felt honored to work on the film, and promised an amazing adventure story.

“As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully.”

Snyder also said that he believed he was the best man for the job. He felt that he understood the rules of Superman more than any “normal” filmmaker.

“It’s funny, when Chris Nolan came to me and said, “Do you want to do Superman?” I was like “No!” That’s a difficult one. But I felt like I knew the rules. I understand the rules of Superman – not necessarily better than anyone else – but better than a normal filmmaker would.”

The director added that Watchmen helped him discover the “why of superheroes” and thus felt like he knew what he was getting into when he agreed to make the Superman movie.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill in the title role, along with Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Christopher Meloni, Michael Kelly, Richard Shiff and Russell Crowe.

The film opens in theaters on June 14, 2013.

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Source: ComingSoon