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The 'Man of Steel' May Go To Krypton

Much of Zach Snyder's upcoming film may be set on another planet, according to Actor Michael Shannon.

You can't tell a story about an alien and not go to another planet, can you? Actually, you can, however, it isn't something that 'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder want's to disregard from his upcoming film -- something we assumed when we first heard he had cast both of Superman's parents, Russell Crow as Jor-El and actress Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van. The question remains, however, just how much of the film will be spent on another planet?

In a recent interview with the LA Times, actor Michael Shannon ('Boardwalk Empire') recently discussed his role in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' film, talking everything from the scale and size of the film's production to his role as the evil General Zod. His response may have given away more than what he may have bargained for, indicating that the film might involve a lot of time spent on another planet -- maybe Krypton?

== TEASER ==

When asked about what it's like for Shannon to work on the movie set he explained that while he initially believed that much of the film would be acting on a green screen; many of the sets are actually being built instead.

It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done. It’s massive sets. It’s literally another world. It’s the first time I’ve acted on another planet. As much green screen as there is and I’m sure will be, they’re actually building a lot of the sets as well. I had thought it was just going to be green screens everywhere and we would just be pretending everything. There’s quite a bit of detail they’re building and putting into it. It’s very helpful. The less green screen, the better — I don’t think you’d be able to find an actor on Earth who wouldn’t have that sentiment.

Now why would director Zack Snyder want to spend his time and resources on building a set much of the set will be worked into the film, right? If there's one thing director Zack Snyder is good at it's envisioning vast worlds, so it should be interesting to see his interpretation of what planet Krypton looks like in the 'Man of Steel.' What do you think of the idea that a portion of the movie will be set on another planet? How much of the film do you think should be on earth? Are you looking forward to the 'Man of Steel'?

Source: LA Times

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Posted by Mbecks14

Hopefully it's just flashbacks and an opening scene.

Posted by Golden Cod

If half the Thor movie can take place in Asgard, then we can have a movie on Krypton / the Kandor bottle. It's all about execution though. It's like how no matter how well-written a script may be, there are some directors who can still ruin it.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I hope to see some of Krypton but also some of earth. Krypton scenes should be more of flashback scenes than anything.

Posted by Cakeman3000

@Golden Cod: @Golden Cod said:

If half the Thor movie can take place in Asgard, then we can have a movie on Krypton / the Kandor bottle. It's all about execution though. It's like how no matter how well-written a script may be, there are some directors who can still ruin it.

yeah...and Zach Snyder isn't one of those directors

Posted by Lvenger

I hope Snyder doesn't overdo the Krypton scenes. I liked seeing Krypton in the 1st Superman film but the film is about Superman, not about Jor-El or Krypton so a reasonable, sensible amount of time should be spent on Krypton.

Posted by MetropolisKid41

We've seen a ton of images and pics from the sets based on earth in towns of Plano and Chicago, Illinois, so there will be plenty of the story taking place on Earth. I'm pumped that a good chunk of the action will be taking place on Krypton, I think that's important. I think the best Superman villains besides Lex Luthor are rooted on Krypton. Zod, Doomsday, and Brainiac (in Smallville & Superman TAS, both very good takes on Brainiac imo). I'm excited, they can introduce so much on Krypton, spend a good half hour-40 minutes there, really set up the origins, and really set up the basis to introduce the Phantom Zone and Zod, and then maybe give us a look at Doomsday and such. I'm sure the movie will closely follow the New 52 Superman Origins, so it'll be interesting to see if part of that origin is leaked from the set before we get a chance to read it in the comics.
Posted by RedOwl_1

Please just flashbacks! I don't like the idea of an entire (or a half) movie in Krypton

Posted by DEGRAAF

I'm ok with part of it being on Krypton.

Posted by mikeclark1982

it would be pretty awesome seeing some of it on krypton now especially since technology has advanced so. heck, the opening scenes of superman when it was on krypton was epic, but you could tell that it was still in a studio

Posted by difficlus

Sounds sweet!!

Posted by TheCrowbar

So long as there's giant spiders and polar bears on krypton.

Posted by Gambit1024

@TheCrowbar said:

So long as there's giant spiders and polar bears on krypton.

Because they are the fiercest predators in the animal and insect kingdoms.

Yay for Krypton? Having no Krypton in a Superman movie is like not having Batman's parents get killed in a Batman movie. Hopefully they don't spend too much time there though. I felt the Krypton opening in the first Superman film lasted way too long.

Posted by StarKiller809

Can't wait for this movie.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

I hope they do a lot of interaction between the El family and Zod (all either flashbacks or past scenes, of course.)

Posted by Golden Cod

@Cakeman3000 said:

@Golden Cod: @Golden Cod said:

If half the Thor movie can take place in Asgard, then we can have a movie on Krypton / the Kandor bottle. It's all about execution though. It's like how no matter how well-written a script may be, there are some directors who can still ruin it.

yeah...and Zach Snyder isn't one of those directors

Ok let me rephrase: No matter how much talent you have going for a film, there will always be a chance that a participant will ruin the movie (badly cast actor, revenue-hungry / control-freak producer, excessive script revision, etc). If you want a Zach Snyder example, take Watchmen. Did you know that original screenplay took place during modern day instead of the Cold War? It would have changed the tone drastically. It was only after the movie changed hands from Paramount to Warner Bros. that the script returned to the Cold War.

Posted by movieartman

and the thor mimicing begins
Edited by Jordanstine

It all makes SENSE now!

Outer Space is the PERFECT backdrop opportunity for Zack Snyder to film his infamous "slow motion" action sequences for Superman!

Zack Snyder: "Okay kids, today's lesson - the letter 'S' which stands for Slow Motion!"

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

If its Krypton it should just be relegated to flashbacks in my opinion. Other than that if its another world that won't be Krypton maybe it should be the Phantom Zone if Zod is still gonna be a major player in this. Shots on Earth should still take up the majority of the time in the movie.

Posted by BlackArmor

Zack Snyder: Superman, pack your bags were going to Krypton

Superman: Boring been there done that, Hey I know this time let's go to Shabladou

Zack Snyder: Wha-

Superman: EXCELCSIOR!!!!!!!!

Excelcsior: D**mnit Stan Lee stop giving Dc charecters advice

Posted by ssejllenrad
@TheCrowbar said:
So long as there's giant spiders and polar bears on krypton.
Tough chance... Krypton's only animals are white horses and white dogs... :p
 
@BlackArmor said:

Zack Snyder: Superman, pack your bags were going to Krypton

Superman: Boring been there done that, Hey I know this time let's go to Shabladou

Zack Snyder: Wha-

Superman: EXCELCSIOR!!!!!!!!

Excelcsior: D**mnit Stan Lee stop giving Dc charecters advice


ROFLMFAO!
Posted by fodigg

MISTAKE. Thor made that mistake and Green Lantern made that mistake. Don't split your movie! Flashbacks and (relatively brief) background fine, but it shouldn't have large chunks of action on another planet.

Posted by Z3RO180

@Babs:WOO KRYPTON YAAYY.

Just one question..What is this magical 'movie' thing you are talking about.

Posted by mickeyangel

Aside from this film, I wouldn't mind a whole movie on Krypton. It seems prequels are gaining popularity as X-Men First Class and Rise of the Planet of the Apes have proven. Even the new re-imagining of Star Trek a few years ago was like "this is how they got together." Maybe people would argue that a movie about the politics, drama, and final days of Krypton wouldn't appeal to the general audience since there is no Superman. But I think it would be cool to see Krypton fleshed out. "The Last Days of Krypton!" And just because you know how it ends doesn't mean getting to it wouldn't be interesting. I mean if Titanic could gross what it did... and people all knew how that ended.

Posted by RiscazZ

Well, I even had to roll it back to the top to check again if I had read it right the first time.

Unfortunatly I did, "MUCH"?!?!?! Much of the movie...bla bla bla..Krypton.

That's just wrong, I mean, yeah, opening scenes and all it makes all the sense in the world, but "much" of the movie set in a planet that was wiped out by it's core going Kaboom by the time the main character was less than 1 year old. Well, that makes sense. [ N-O-T ! ! ! ]

I realy wonder if someday they'll just look back and learn from the mistakes they made in all the crapy Superhero movies, trying to sell it to everyone and anyone, insted of making it creatively faithfull to the stories we all love and loved to read. Untill then, well, lets just see some of the greates characters in comic book history getting butchered by the Holywood all-powerfull-know-it-all's

Posted by They Killed Cap!

I am getting nervous on the direction of this movie...already not a fan of the superman costume.

Posted by Eyz

If only it could follow the story "Last Son" pretty closely..

Posted by Chibi-Iroh

I am going to love seeing Zack's famous slow motion scenes in this movie. I think they will help actually show the impact that a blow from Superman has. I want to see a fight scene between Superman and Zod that features a mixture of fast fighting as well as quite a few slow motion shots.

Posted by saintutd

Bad idea!! 10 -15mins max in flash backs, no origins crap! My dog knows supermans origins! All I want is a superman movie with ACTION!! slow mo! Fast paced! Breaking through buildings ACTION! I DONT want superman broody! With a son?! Let him CUT LOSE! kick some ass! Lots of breaking buildings the more the better!! Have zod, non and that crazy bitch fight him at the same time, (his had longer time under the yellow sun, so its even) and break fecking buildings!!!! That's all want! Thanks u

Posted by Iruga

still not sure how I feel about this film yet. been watching the blu rays the past few weeks. I love superman just hope this turns out all good.

Posted by PowerHerc

Hopefully the time the movie spends focusing on Krypton will be brief.