Director Zack Snyder has remained fairly tight-lipped around the subject of Superman, despite spending the last 18 months of his life figuring out how to reboot the comic book world's biggest title.
You can probably blame the super-secretive Christopher Nolan for this - the Batman guru has been offering advice as Man Of Steel's exec producer, but Snyder has finally teased some information, including his desire to start from scratch, and how that means not incorporating the classic John Willliams score.
“The big challenge is if you can make people feel ‘What would you do if you were Superman?’ That’s what we went out to do as far as we could," Snyder told Total Film.
"Superman’s always been this kind of big blue boy-scout up on a throne that nobody can really touch, so we tried to make him relatable.”
“We decided to act as if no Superman film had been made – even though we love the films that have been made… Superman is a big responsibility but I felt he needed to be reintroduced to a generation and I thought this was a great opportunity.”
The last movie to feature the Man of Steel was Bryan Singer's 2006 effort, Superman Returns, which, as an intended sequel to Superman II, incorporated John Williams' musical theme. But Snyder is doing his best to move away from the previous elements of the Christopher Reeve movies.
“We had to say this is a Superman movie for the first time and you can’t then go ‘Oh, now let’s steal a little music’… So, yes it’s awesome music but Hans Zimmer is going to do something awesome.”
“We have great respect for the canon. I would say it is a clashing of stories and ideas. Superman is the king-daddy of all superheroes – to make him work is a big deal.”