While most of Man of Steel, Zack Snyder’s take on the Superman franchise (with a little help from producer Christopher Nolan), is still a mystery, Russell Crowe has recently come out with some spoiler-y information on the upcoming superhero film, and seems to definitely confirm this is going to be in the general ‘dark and gritty’ mode of comic book film, in which we “get into the psychology of what it must be like to be Superman.”  Check out his full comments after the jump.

Crowe was talking to Reelz (via /Film) about his role of Superman’s Kryptonite father, Jor-El.  In the comics (and likely the upcoming film), Krypton is on the edge of self-destruction, and Jor-El ships his son, Kal-El, away in a spacepod that crashes on Earth, allowing Kal-El to grow up and become a superhero and wear alarmingly tight blue spandex.

Crowe noted that the film itself is rather complex for a movie about an alien in a red cape who can punch things super hard:

It’s very complicated, it’s really complex. I don’t think anybody has really tried to get into the psychology of what it must be like to be Superman and what people would really respond like in a modern society if somebody like that just popped up.

Crowe further noted what a “massive undertaking” the film is, and what an epic scale it, and its hero, operates on:

It takes you on the ground to Krypton, it takes you to a planet where the sun is four times larger than ours and you get to experience that stuff and if you’ve seen the trailers you realize that this Superman is not just floating through the air held up by a wire, this Superman is super sonic.

Starring Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, and Kevin Costner, Man of Steel is set for a June 14th release date.

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