I never read comics growing up at all. I liked science-fiction, fantasy, and watched a lot of television, but I never read comics.
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I'm actually part of a number of minorities. I grew up being a horribly awkward kid. A terrible student. And now I find myself as a filmmaker, and you feel kind of alone in the world because you're separate from everyone else.
You just have to trust your instincts and hope that if someone doesn't like your idea, you can prove them wrong in the final process. In the end, you can please some of the people some of the time, but that's about all you can do.
From comic books to radio to TV to the movies, everyone knows this character. And they have an idea of who he should be. Those can be big expectations.
I never intended to cast a well-known actor. A known actor comes with baggage, and Superman as a character is much larger than any actor. I wanted him to come just with the baggage of the superhero. That's enough history to contend with.
I started making 8mm films when I was 13, so I've been directing for 21 years.
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