We get further details about the Man of Steel from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly as these give us clues about the motivations of Zod, Faora and even Superman in the movie.
Some slight spoilers follow for those who may not want to know much.
Michael Shannon says Zod is actually not all that bad, and that’s pretty much what we have been hearing all along.
“He actually has some affection for anybody who’s a Kryptonian. Including Superman.” Shannon said of Zod. “He doesn’t really have any malignant feelings toward him; he just wants him to be patriotic.”
Next, we finally get some information about Faora, who we just seen for the first time in the same issue.
Seems she’s the “evil” one.
“Faora is a psychopath,” Antje Traue said of her character. “She is an engineered being, and driven by the need and pleasure of killing.”
So what drives Faora?
Here’s the answer, from writer David Goyer (bold below my own).
“People were bred to be warriors or scientists or what-have-you, and there’s a whole element in the movie about nature versus nurture,” Goyer offered about the Man of Steel. “Kal-El is unique among Kryptonian babies because he’s a natural conception, free from genetic manipulation to choose his own course in life — which also makes his existence highly illegal.
Man of Steel opens June 14th in IMAX 3D directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Michael Shannon as Zod.
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