It's way too easy to imagine Superman doing what seems like the impossible. Get too caught up in that and next thing you know, you're watching a pastiche of something that at its core is meant to be good in a solid, classic way. In a recent interview with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie), Man of Steel director and writer talk about how they approached keeping Supes grounded in reality.
It's amazing what [Superman] is capable of but [Henry's] a slightly more down to Earth version of the character... I don't think he can hold up a continent... Superman has been broken for a little while.
Meow. That sounds like a dig at Superman Returns. And I totally agree. Goyer goes on to say:
He's a man, but he's a Man of Steel... He's human but he's not human.
Personally, I think this is the way to go. My beef with Superman is that as much as I want to like him I never felt he was relatable. It was always more about his powers than about his being a man with powers, living on Earth among humans. From what I gather from the trailer, the film is going to be dealing with that struggle.
What do you think about this more down to earth take on Supes? Let me know in the comments!