The upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel won’t be dropping a pivotal scene which depicts a violent tornado in light of the real-life devastation in the town of Moore, Oklahoma.
The film sees Superman facing off against exiled criminals from his home planet of Krypton, but he also goes head to head with natural disaster. In this case, a tornado.
“He’s changed by those events,” Snyder said of the Superman character. “If anything, we feel like our Superman has a connection — not to make light of it — to the kind of grief that happens during those kinds of natural disasters. Also, in a sad way, even Superman can’t change that.”
Still Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in the film, said that the devastating EF5 tornado that hit Moore on May 20 has been on his mind.
“It’s a terrible tragedy, mother nature doing its thing,” Cavill said. “I hope that everyone who can salvage things can salvage things, grieve if they need to grieve, move on from stuff and repair and rebuild, if they have the opportunity. I can’t even imagine what it’s like.”
Films have altered scenes in the past in light of real-life tragedies. The film Gangster Squad pulled its initial trailer and re-shot an entire sequence following the deadly Aurora shooting last year.
Do you think that Man of Steel should have dropped the tornado scene from the film? You can check out the latest trailer for the film below: