Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull Says MAN OF STEEL Is “the Superman Movie I’ve Always Wanted to See”

     April 9, 2013


As I have said many times, while this summer is loaded with huge movies like Iron Man 3Fast and Furious 6Pacific RimStar Trek Into DarknessWorld War ZWhite House Down, and so many others, the one at the top of my list is Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel.  Written by Davis S. Goyer and produced by Christopher Nolan, I really believe this is the Superman film we’ve been waiting for and everything I’ve seen and learned tells me it’s going to be one hell of a ride.  In addition, I’ve spoken to a few people that have seen the film and everyone is raving.  June 14th cannot arrive soon enough.

A few weeks ago I spoke to Goyer for his new Starz show Da Vinci’s Demons, and asked for his reaction to seeing the film for the first time and if it was everything he hoped it would be.  He told me, “Yes, yes. I was very happy.”  In addition to Goyer, I recently spoke to Legenday Pictures CEO Thomas Tull for their new film 42.  With Legendary producing Man of Steel with Warner Bros. I knew Tull must have also seen the film, so I also asked his reaction.  He told me, “It’s the Superman movie I’ve always wanted to see.”  Hit the jump for more.

Thomas-Tull-imageObviously Tull has a strong financial interest in speaking highly about Man of Steel.  But, again, let me say, I’ve spoken to people that aren’t studio heads about Man of Steel and all I’m hearing is fantastic things.  I really think Man of Steel is going to be a towering home-run.  I’m seriously counting the days to June 14th.

Here’s everything that Tull said about Man of Steel.  If you missed what we talked about regarding Godzilla and Pacific Rim, click here.  Look for more with Tull tomorrow.

Collider:  Even though Pacific Rim is near the top, my number one film of the summer, the one that I am counting the days until, is Man of Steel. It means a lot to me. I’ve heard that you guys have maybe shown the film on the lot to certain people and the reaction has been very strong. I’m definitely curious what was your reaction when you saw the rough cut or the first screening of it?

Tull:  It’s the Superman movie I’ve always wanted to see. I think the job that Zack Snyder did along with Chris Nolan- I think that people are going to be very, very excited about the results. The acting, on top of all the incredible action- Kevin Costner playing Jonathan Kent, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, just the cast, and I think the job Henry Cavill did, people are going to really be excited about it. It was a privilege to be a part of and Warner Brothers does a phenomenal job of bringing these things to life, Batman and Superman, and it really is a privilege for us to be a part of.

I had issues with the last Superman movie, and I think for me it was because I never got to see superman punch anyone in the face. I wanted to see Superman be Superman, and when I interviewed Zack before filming started I asked him point blank, “Will we see superman punch someone in the face?” He smiled and sort of wouldn’t answer because he said it would be a spoiler, but I’ve heard he punches someone in the face. Can you confirm this?

Tull:  [Pauses] I can tell you that I think you’re going to enjoy the movie very, very much.

For more on Man of Steel including the first TV spot, click here.  To see Snyder’s answer when I asked him if Superman will punch someone in the face in Man of Steel, click here.


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