"It’s not like a heart attack. We took the mythology seriously.
"We take him as a character seriously. I believe the movie would appeal to anyone. I think that you’re going to see a Superman you’ve never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made.
"He’s the king-daddy. Honestly that’s why I wanted to do it.
"I’m interested in Superman because he’s the father of all superheroes. He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes.
"What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology?
"What we‘ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story.
"It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the 'Rosetta Stone' of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully."
"This is a 'Superman' for a modern age," said actor Henry Cavill who plays 'Kal-El' aka 'Superman' in the new film.
"It’s not betraying anything that Superman is...
"It is grounding everything in reality.
"It’s the story of this incredible being who can do incredible things, but whom we can associate with.
"...because he’s gone through troubling stuff and had to make tough choices..."
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