I had heard a lot about the new movie, 'Man of Steel', but had paid little attention to it until I listened to an interview with some of the film cast and director. It made for interesting listening and I'm now considering going to see the movie, and I say kudos to them for incorporating Christ's story in a mainstream hollywood production.
Here are some excerpts of the interview, courtesy of Christian World News.
'It's one of the most anticipated movies of the summer: "Man of Steel" opened in theaters across the country on Friday, but many are wondering who is this new Superman?
CBN News had the chance to sit down with some of the stars of the film to get those answers, including little known British actor Henry Cavill, who plays "Man of Steel."
A Christian Story?
Since the creation of Superman it's been said that Superman is a type of Christ figure. For example, his heavenly Kryptonian father sends his only son to earth to save mankind. Also, Superman is 33 years old when he finally reveals his great powers to the world -- the same age as Jesus when He went to the cross.
Director Zack Synder says the religious symbolism is a part of the Superman story that he wanted to embrace.
"Making him Jesus is a mistake, but allowing people to have a conversation about whatever relationship they have with the Jesus story through the movie is undeniable in the material, and if you don't include it in the film, then you're really sort of denying the mythology that is Superman," Snyder said.
Russell Crow plays Superman's Kryptonian father, while Kevin Costner plays Superman's earthly dad, who realizes early on that his son has special powers.'