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David Goyer gives details on a couple of deleted scenes from Man of Steel

Jun. 13, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Who is going to see MAN OF STEEL this weekend or tonight at midnight? It's already breaking records internationally. Will it do better than IRON MAN 3? Will the story be better? It's probably not fair to pit the two against one another since MAN OF STEEL is the start of a new franchise and IRON MAN 3 is (possibly) the end of one.

Why am I just making idle chit chat? Because for those of you reading the preview on the front page, I'd hate to spoil anything with these details on unused scenes for MAN OF STEEL.

When Bleeding Cool caught up with screenwriter David Goyer, they asked about ideas that were not used in the final product. Goyer discussed two scenes: one that was filmed and one that was written out of the script:

"There was a little scene in which Jonathan and Martha take a baby Kal to a paediatrician because he’s starting to experience these changes. They do a hearing test on him where they’re dialling up these sounds and baby Kal screams and it blows out all the windows."

"It was a funny scene but after the armageddon on Krypton – originally we went from that to baby Kal to the fishing trawler – it just felt weird. We didn’t need it. Tonally it felt off."

"Believe it or not there was another action scene – we didn’t film it. After Zod first announces himself [the Krpytonians] provide a demonstration of their might. They drop Faora into Shanghai and Namek, who is the big eight foot tall guy who doesn’t speak, they drop him another foreign city."

"It was another five pages of crazy Kryptonian destruction. We didn’t need it. We knew that, my god, there’s already a lot of action."

These are legit reasons to cut both of the scenes. I'm sure the movie already has tons of action, and baby Clark probably would fit better in a SMALLVILLE episode.

Extra Tidbit: Namek? Let the Goku vs. Superman debate commence!
Source: Bleeding Cool

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9:43PM on 06/13/2013
The scenes with young Clark were, to me, the best parts of the film. Somehow, it didn't feel like a Smallville retread and I really liked how they conveyed how difficult it was for Clark to focus and gain control of his powers, with his super vision, super hearing and everything just going out of control. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane were great as Pa and Ma Kent.
The scenes with young Clark were, to me, the best parts of the film. Somehow, it didn't feel like a Smallville retread and I really liked how they conveyed how difficult it was for Clark to focus and gain control of his powers, with his super vision, super hearing and everything just going out of control. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane were great as Pa and Ma Kent.
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2:20PM on 06/13/2013

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Dude the second I read Namek, that is exactly what I thought. For the uninitiated, Namek (spelled the exact same way) is the home planet of Piccolo and his race in the Dragon Ball franchise. I'm guessing it was just coincidental, but what a weird random name for both series to use.
Dude the second I read Namek, that is exactly what I thought. For the uninitiated, Namek (spelled the exact same way) is the home planet of Piccolo and his race in the Dragon Ball franchise. I'm guessing it was just coincidental, but what a weird random name for both series to use.
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2:13PM on 06/13/2013
And while that baby clark is on the doctors table in that episode of Smallville they will try and plug the baby's diaper, the eye glasses or contacts the doctor wears not to mention the hand sanitizer he uses after, plus the brooms and mops they use to clean up the glass after the explosions. And then after all that somebody will walk across the screen with a sign that reads "buy armour hot dogs."
And while that baby clark is on the doctors table in that episode of Smallville they will try and plug the baby's diaper, the eye glasses or contacts the doctor wears not to mention the hand sanitizer he uses after, plus the brooms and mops they use to clean up the glass after the explosions. And then after all that somebody will walk across the screen with a sign that reads "buy armour hot dogs."
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1:52PM on 06/13/2013

Will the story be better than Iron Man 3's????

That's just too easy!
That's just too easy!
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2:17PM on 06/13/2013
Yeah bro, I mean even "The Smurfs" had a better story than Iron Man 3, so that's just a given. I kid, I kid, but I really was underwhelmed, more than anything, by how Iron Man 3 turned out at the story level so hopefully Man of Steel will impress more in that area.
Yeah bro, I mean even "The Smurfs" had a better story than Iron Man 3, so that's just a given. I kid, I kid, but I really was underwhelmed, more than anything, by how Iron Man 3 turned out at the story level so hopefully Man of Steel will impress more in that area.
2:17PM on 06/13/2013
Yeah bro, I mean even "The Smurfs" had a better story than Iron Man 3, so that's just a given. I kid, I kid, but I really was underwhelmed, more than anything, by how Iron Man 3 turned out at the story level so hopefully Man of Steel will impress more in that area.
Yeah bro, I mean even "The Smurfs" had a better story than Iron Man 3, so that's just a given. I kid, I kid, but I really was underwhelmed, more than anything, by how Iron Man 3 turned out at the story level so hopefully Man of Steel will impress more in that area.
1:16PM on 06/13/2013

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They already did Goku vs. Superman on screwattack's Death Battle. I totally agree with their conclusion
They already did Goku vs. Superman on screwattack's Death Battle. I totally agree with their conclusion
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1:03PM on 06/13/2013
The movie is not even out yet and we are already talking about deleted scenes.

I'm seeing Man of Steel tonight in glorious IMAX 3D. Can't wait!
The movie is not even out yet and we are already talking about deleted scenes.

I'm seeing Man of Steel tonight in glorious IMAX 3D. Can't wait!
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12:52PM on 06/13/2013

Goku

Let's say they're equal in power, since both in the comics and TV-show they varied in terms of what they can or can't do. Sometimes they can destroy entire galaxies sometimes they have problems picking up a couple of tons. So let's say they're even. But Goku is also probably the best Martial Artist out of ALL of the fictional characters. Yes, in terms of skills he's better than Batman, Shiva, Deathstroke, etc. Combine that with his power levels and Superman is history.
The end of my geek rant.
Let's say they're equal in power, since both in the comics and TV-show they varied in terms of what they can or can't do. Sometimes they can destroy entire galaxies sometimes they have problems picking up a couple of tons. So let's say they're even. But Goku is also probably the best Martial Artist out of ALL of the fictional characters. Yes, in terms of skills he's better than Batman, Shiva, Deathstroke, etc. Combine that with his power levels and Superman is history.
The end of my geek rant.
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1:08PM on 06/13/2013
In Dragon Ball GT, despite my hating that particular part of the series, Goku becomes so powerful that he absorbs the Dragon Balls and becomes a god.
In Dragon Ball GT, despite my hating that particular part of the series, Goku becomes so powerful that he absorbs the Dragon Balls and becomes a god.
2:04PM on 06/13/2013
goku has no kryptonite. he could teleport superman into lex luthor's kryptonite vault and then bounce. argument over.
goku has no kryptonite. he could teleport superman into lex luthor's kryptonite vault and then bounce. argument over.