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"Man of Steel" hits theaters this weekend bringing Superman back to the big screen for the first time since 2006.
The new film features an all star cast including Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, and Kevin Costner. It also was directed by Zack Snyder, who worked on other films such as "Watchmen" and "300." Zack's wife, Deborah Snyder, who was a producer on "Man of Steel, " recently spoke to The Christian Post regarding the film and its creation.
The Christian Post: How were you able to create and execute an origin story for Superman that followed a different format than other superhero films?
Deborah Snyder: Originally [our story] for the film was much more linear. And we felt that his origin whether it was on Krypton or even just him growing up on Earth with the Kent's, all the things whether it was the sacrifice of Jor-El or what his Earth parents taught him really just shaped who he is. This is Clark's journey of self discovery. We wanted to show the responsibility of these other people in how they impacted his life.
I think when we were reading the script we said what if as [Clark's] about to make a decision or has to move forward we see his train of thought and what he's going through. Then when we started editing it we realized how powerful it was to go back to these flashbacks.
CP: Was it important for you to make it different from other superhero origin stories such as "Batman Begins"?
DS-I don't think we looked at it that way. When we looked at it in terms of other Superman movies we pretended like none of them existed. We wanted to start from scratch. And then we really didn't compare ourselves. We did what served the story the best. We felt like [our direction] was going to be the best way to tell this particular story.