We'd always written that role with him in mind. He's an old friend and this is a great opportunity for all the obvious reasons.
In certain places, for whatever reason, just for being Caucasian or having blue eyes, someone might want to cut my head off. For being American, for being anything, for just being myself, someone might want to destroy me. That concept is so terrifying that it constantly bears exploration.
Kevin has a unique ability to play humor and villainy,
What we call 'evil' doesn't necessarily deserve any kind of respect or understanding, by any means; it just deserves an acknowledgement of its complexity so we can better understand it - so we can help prevent it.
Of course. I'm a very liberal-minded person, and I believe that all kinds of people should live in as much peace and harmony as humanly possible on this planet, regardless of their differences. I have always believed that, I was always taught that as a boy, and that's ingrained in my thinking.
In a sense, the movie is about what happens when an old romance returns unexpectedly and also the anger we all have toward people that let us down or leave us behind. This is about the obstacles that befall an idealistic man. It's about an old-fashioned hero in a modern world that isn't sure it wants him.
I never read comics growing up at all. I liked science-fiction, fantasy, and watched a lot of television, but I never read comics.
I started making 8mm films when I was 13, so I've been directing for 21 years.
We don't live in the world of reality, we live in the world of how we perceive reality.
Things have moved on, people have moved on. Lois Lane has moved on. Superman is the same, but the world is changed. And that's what makes the movie interesting.
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.
On an external level, the movie's about how an idealistic superhero functions in the modern world, ... But it ultimately becomes a story about what happens when an old boyfriend comes back into your life, and about Superman trying to find a place in Lois Lane's world. I'm attempting to make a very emotional film. This is certainly the most romantic, and the funniest, movie I've made, and toward the end it gets a bit intense.
Once I start something, I always finish it. They had been trying to get X-Men made for 30 years and they thought maybe if I got involved, it might actually happen.
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.
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 love filmmaking, and I love the process. And I would rather do nothing else. It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures, so to speak.
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.
The test scenes that have been converted into IMAX 3D look, sound and feel absolutely amazing. The magic of IMAX 3D will envelop audiences in this story, enabling them to feel the emotion, drama and suspense in a completely new and unique way.
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