If there’s one thing in this world that I truly love, it’s puppies. If there are two things, puppies and strippers. But if there are three things, it’s puppies, strippers and movies based on comic books. And it’s because of the latter that I got so excited when, earlier this week, a new poster for Man of Steel – the gritty, Zack Snyder-directed reimagining of Superman – was released.
The poster, seen above, shows everyone’s favorite Kryptonian (portrayed this time by Henry Cavill of “The Tudors” fame), handcuffed and being escorted down a dark hallway by a group of heavily armed soldiers. As with anything that’s ever been released for a franchise with a large, devoted following, the poster was met with immediate criticism all across the Internet.
“U CANT JUST PUT SUPERMAN IN HANDCUFFS,” one commenter summed up nicely, “UNLESS THEY’RE MADE OF KRYPTONITE!”
What you’re forgetting, fellow nerds, is that Superman is one peaceful S.O.B. It’s kind of his thing. Truth, justice, and all that crap. Remember? Clark Kent’s has always been a story wrought with intrapersonal conflict; the struggle of possessing the power of a god yet living amongst man, and the responsibility to use that power for good. If Superman is in handcuffs, it’s because he allowed it to happen. Clearly, this poster is a reflection of that notion and I trust the cast and crew of Man of Steel will leap it and other hot-button issues in a single bound.