Russell Crowe teases Man of Steel's 'supersonic' take on Superman

We already knew that Zack Snyder's Man of Steel was going to be a very different take on the classic Superman mythos, and now the new Jor-El is here to explain what to expect.

Crowe did an interview with Reelz discussing the project, and he broke down the challenge of bringing such an iconic comic book hero back to life after a less-than-stellar attempt with 2006's Superman Returns. The difference this time? They're taking Supes super-serious, and Crowe promises Henry Cavill's take on Clark Kent "doesn't muck around."

So what else does Clark Kent's pops have to say? Here's an excerpt from his comments:

"It's really complicated, it's really complex. I don't think anyone's really tried to get into the psychology of what it must be like to be Superman. And [how] people would really respond in a modern society if someone like that popped up. Zack Snyder who directed Watchmen, who directed 300 and a few other things, he was given a great deal of responsibility. Because when it comes to comic book heroes and superhero films, at the top of the food chain is Superman. I think the biggest indicator for me as to how it's looking is that the financier of the film, a lovely fellow by the name of Thomas Tull- quite a reticent man, doesn't mince his word, he's sent me dashing e-mails, he just loves it and thinks its going to go down really well.

I'm really looking forward to seeing it. It's a massive undertaking, the type of sets we worked on in that film were incredible. It takes you to the ground on Krypton. It takes you to a planet where the sun is four times larger than ours. I think people are going to love it and if you've seen the trailer, you realize that this Superman is not just floating through the air, held up by a wire. This Superman is supersonic, when he decides to fly, he doesn't muck around. I'm really looking forward to the way people respond to it."

Check out a video of the interview below:


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Since Snyder and company are keeping so much of the film under wraps, it's nice to get a peek behind the curtain from Crowe. What do you think? Is Man of Steel the film to finally get the franchise back on track?

(Comic Book Movie via Reelz)