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Joe Letteri, visual effects supervisor on the “Man of Steel,” had a chance to discuss the art in digital movie effects.  Instead, he shied away from Weta Digital’s FX process, and instead focused on the film’s story.  Here is what he had to say.

“I can’t talk too much about Man of Steel yet, and I haven’t seen the whole thing yet, but overall it’s the story that’s most exciting. It’s a nice re-envisioning of the story of Superman leaving his home world and coming to this new one. 

If you look at what Zack [Snyder] has done you’ll see that they’ve abandoned a lot of the pretense that was in the comics and asked ‘Can we still make this work?’ 

They’re sticking to realism as much as possible. Fantastic elements are still there but a lot of it has been trimmed back to make it feel as though this actually happened.”

“Superman: Man of Steel” will open in theaters on June 14th, 2013.  Actor Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent/Superman.  Other members of the cast include Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Lawrence Fishburne, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Henry Lennix, Christopher Meloni, Michael Kelly, and Richard Shiff.  Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are producing the “Man of Steel.” The screenplay is written by David S. Goyer (“Batman Begins”), which is based on a story created by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan.  Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “300”) directs.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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