ByMatt Carter, writer at Creators.co
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In 's upcoming superhero blockbuster Man of Steel, a pivotal scene involves 's Superman saving lives when a powerful twister hits a town. The scene is somewhat controversial for some though as it mirrors the events of May 20th, when an EF5 tornado hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, killing 24 people. In a recent interview with EW Snyder admitted that at no point did the filmmakers consider cutting the scene from the movie:

He [Superman] is changed by those events. If anything, we feel like our Superman has a connection — not to make light of it — to the kind of grief that happens during those kinds of natural disasters. Also, in a sad way, even Superman can’t change that.

Cavill also got involved in the debate, admitting:

I hope that everyone who can salvage things can salvage things, grieve if they need to grieve, move on from stuff and repair and rebuild, if they have the opportunity. I can’t even imagine what it’s like.

This isn't the first time that Warner Bros. has had an issue with a movie scene mirroring a tragic event as they had to re-shoot the ending to Gangster Squad because it was too similar to the Aurora tragedy. However, in the case of Man of Steel, I feel the studio was correct to leave the scene in. As Snyder admitted, it's pivotal to the movie and by giving the audience fair warning that the twister scene has been retained, it allows people to choose for themselves whether they now want to see the movie or not.

What do you guys think? Should the twister scene have been removed from Man of Steel or did they make the right decision to leave it in?


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