Why is the new version of the Superman story so dark? “I don’t think he’s darker,” said Snyder. “I just think Clark is more realistic. We wanted to make it feel like he’s a part of our world that we know, this current world that we live in. So in doing that, it wouldn’t make sense for him to have this squeaky clean, ultra Boy Scout image. No one can be that perfect." Indeed, in “Man of Steel,” Henry Cavill as Superman is no Christopher Reeve.
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