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Henry Cavill Says 'Man Of Steel' Is All Zack Snyder

by Cain Rodriguez
May 9, 2013 9:42 AM
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It’s a new day, so you know what that means: a “Man Of Steel” update. From the very beginning we’ve heard how much more grounded and serious Zack Snyder’s take on the iconic character would be -- he recently called it his “most realistic” film -- and while many chalked it up to Christopher Nolan’s influence (he's an executive producer on the movie and his name gets plenty of play in the trailers), Superman himself sets the record straight.

Talking with F*** Movie Magazine (via Screenrant), Henry Cavill elaborated on what Nolan’s role was during the actual production, saying the lauded filmmaker “wasn’t there during production itself, although I’m not sure how much work was done behind the scenes. I’m sure Zack had a phone call or two with him, but this is definitely Zack’s baby. He was the man in charge, and we created the character together, as opposed to having too many outside influences.” 

Nolan himself told us as much last winter, saying about "Man Of Steel" that “it’s very much Zack’s film.” And when it came to questions of character, Cavill reiterates it was just him and Snyder, hashing things out. "It’s a collaborative process and Zack wants us to talk to him about stuff and work with him on his ideas," the actor said. "If you say, ‘How about I do this,’ he’ll say ‘I don’t know if I like it yet, but give it a shot.’”

There you go, folks, for better or worse it all comes down to Snyder. We can’t wait to see how he pulls it off. “Man of Steel” lands in theaters on June 14th.

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  • Sonny Jim | May 9, 2013 5:57 PMReply

    You are all fucking dorks.

  • darrell | May 9, 2013 12:14 PMReply

    After Sucker Punch flopped Warner Bros didn't trust Snyder so they brought Nolan in to make sure Snyder didn't ruin another one for them. Man of Steel is a Chris Nolan film and Snyder only stayed part of it because 300 made Warners so much money.

  • Gabriel | May 21, 2013 6:23 AM

    You sir, know nothing.

  • Matt | May 9, 2013 3:11 PM

    You heard it here first, folks!

  • James | May 9, 2013 10:40 AMReply

    I love Playlist, but please:

    1. Nolan is not executive producing, he's credited as a producer. So is Emma Thomas.
    2. Nolan has a story credit and hired Zack Snyder to direct.
    3. Nolan brought Hans Zimmer to the mix.
    4. Story elements similar to Batman Begins.
    5. This superman wouldn't have happened without Nolan calling Robinov and WB.
    6. Cavill even states he doesn't know what went on in pre/post-production.

    And of course Nolan will say its Zack's film in interviews. A) Because it is. He directed the film, not Nolan. B) If he took all the credit in interviews he would come across as an asshole.

    But that was not my point. Don't hide behind the fact that this aticle is ALL about getting traffic, and not about content.

    You can do better:-)

  • Gabriel | May 21, 2013 6:32 AM

    1. Producer's do not have creative control, only resource provision (i.e - offering contacts and money)
    2. Nolan offered the job to Zack and Zack took it. Big difference from being hired.
    3. Again, offering contacts.
    4. That's because of Goyer, who wrote TDK series and the MOS script.

    Being a film producer I can tell you first hand that Nolan had very little to do with this. Even if he wrote the whole script itself, it does not guaruntee maximum involvement or by extension, its success. It's the director/cinematographer/actors/VFX etc. that bring the script to life (which is easily the most difficult job for a film). Everyone, even Jim Lee (WB Exec/Co-Publisher of DC) says its all Zack.

  • Wash | May 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    I love your comment, but please:

    1. You use numbers in your first list.
    2. But you use letters in your second list.
    3. You have two separate lists, and then state "but that was not my point."
    4. Who creates two lists and then still doesn't get to their point?
    5. You state how much involvement Nolan had in the production.
    6. Then you state how it makes sense, though, for reports to say it wasn't his film, because according to you, it wasn't.

    You point out the reasons someone might consider this a Nolan film (see your numbered list) and then point out how it's necessary to counter that (see your lettered list). And then, as an epic conclusion, you critique the Playlist for doing exactly what you just did - clearing it up.

    But this was my point. Don't hide behind the fact that your comment is ALL about complaining about the Playlist writing an article about the production and ownership of a film while you do the exact same thing in the comments.

    You can't do better.

  • Washington | May 9, 2013 11:35 AM

    Someone's a Nolan fan

  • SomeDude | May 9, 2013 10:31 AMReply

    And why wouldn't it be all Zack Snyder? He is the director of the fucking movie. It's interesting to see how people (looking at you bloggers) jump the gun to give Nolan sole credit for the entire thing due to the success of his previous movies and fanboy worship.

    Zack Snyder is not the greatest living director of our times by any means but at least he certainly has a "vision" and is capable of delivering far more interesting products than a lot of the generic shit you see out there when it comes to summer blockbusters. Filmmakers DO evolve... for better or worse.
    Personally I can't wait to see what he does with Superman and what hopefully is a solid script by Goyer, shepherd by Nolan.

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