Digital Spy has released a video that will be included in the upcoming “Man of Steel” blu ray. The video centers on the wire work used to create Superman’s flight in last summer’s “Man of Steel.” In the one-minute clip, stuntman Ryan Watson discusses how they strived to make Superman fly “faster than he’s ever flown before.”
Take a look at the clip. You’ll get a real sense of the very physical way they filmed Superman’s most popular power.
“Man of Steel” comes out on blu ray November 12th in the US.
On a personal note, I wish there had been more seamless takeoffs and landings in the film. The sharp, abrupt takeoffs took me out of it and reminded me of the old Kirk Alyn serials where the character would be live action when on land but turn into a cartoon when flying. I think there’s something to be said for the simplicity of watching the actor launch up smoothly into the sky with minimal trickery. In the entire film, the only one that felt real and organic to me was the one in the Metropolis crater where he floats up and vows to stop Zod.
What did you think think of the way flight was handled in MOS?
Source: Digital Spy