How would you like to see a little more “Man of Steel” before heading to Middle Earth with “The Hobbit” next month? Warner Bros. is adding an extra treat to the highly anticipated release of Peter Jackson’s latest film via a brand-new trailer for the Zack Snyder flick, delivered in both 2-D and 3-D.
“It’s fun. I can’t wait for ‘The Hobbit,’ so it will be fun to see our crazy ‘Man of Steel’ trailer and then enjoy the Hobbit because that’s going to be great,” Snyder told MTV News. “It just feels like a fun Christmas thing to do, drag the whole family out for that action.”
Snyder is embracing the holiday spirit ahead of schedule, via the fanfare surrounding the recent release of the “Watchmen Collector’s Edition” along with the heroic efforts of “Man of Steel” stars Henry Cavill and chief villain Michael Shannon.
“Shannon is great, he has such great enthusiasm and dedication constantly,” Snyder said of the “Take Shelter” actor fully embracing Zod. “You can imagine that you could get actors who go, ‘Oh right, it’s Zod, it’s not 100 percent serious,’ or [you can play it] slightly with a wink, there is none of that with him. His effort is to make it realized and to understand this character and what he has to go through, so you have that on one side and you have Henry, who basically is Superman, on the other side and that dynamic.”
Snyder went on to say that he is incredibly thankful that Cavill and Shannon were onboard with the idea of making their iconic comic book characters as real as possible.
“I was just incredibly fortunate to play with those guys who really were giving all they had to bring a level of commitment to the scenes they have together so that audiences will get an opportunity to really have their heroes taken seriously,” he said. “As serious as I was taking it, and I don’t mean that from a depressing kind of way but from a, ‘This is important and fun and needs to be given the respect that it deserves,’ from that perspective it was so exciting to watch them drink the Kool-Aid of that concept and go all the way.”
And in nearing the home stretch in completing the film ahead of its June 14 release, Snyder seems more than content with his post-production progress.
“I’m super psyched. It’s really fun,” he said of his continued enthusiasm for “Man of Steel.” “I have no superhero fatigue.”
November 20 2012 Man of Steel