Jerry Seinfeld: "Man of Steel" missed opportunity

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A 2013 reboot of the classic superhero film series, Man of Steel will star British heartthrob Henry Cavill as Clark Kent while Amy Adams portrays Lois Lane. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane are also on board to star as Clark's parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent, respectively.

January 7th, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld has criticised 'Man of Steel' producers for ''glossing over'' Superman's secret identity.

The 'Seinfeld' star is a lifelong fan of the comic book character and was excited to see the latest interpretation of Superman on the big screen last year, however, he admits he was disappointed that a key theme in the Superman comic books - the hero's need to protect the identity of his human alter-ego, Clark Kent - wasn't given as much prominence.

In a Q&A with Reddit.com, he said: ''I was so happy that they made another Superman movie! I'm really reluctant to be critical of it in any way.

''But I thought the glossing over of the figuring out a secret identity and why he felt he needed one was a huge missed opportunity for that character.

''One of the most interesting things about Superman is the whole secret identity, so to me it was too much action/violence and not enough character study.''

'Man of Steel', which starred Henry Cavill as Superman, received a mixed response from critics but proved a success at the box office, taking in over $600 million worldwide.

The film has spawned a 2015 sequel which is currently in pre-production and will feature Ben Affleck as fellow superhero, Batman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.