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Matt McGloin

Superman: The Man of Steel (2013): Concept Artist Talks Krypton and Chest Symbol


superman man of steelPeter Rubin, the man behind the unused images of Parallax from the Green Lantern movie we recently posted, was also responsible for the new "S" symbol seen on Henry Cavill as the new Superman.

Not only that, but the artist also worked on the design for Krypton in the Zack Snyder-directed Man of Steel.

Regarding the symbol, Rubin stated he is a big fan of comics, having been influenced by the likes of Curt Swan, Neal Adams, Jim Steranko and Jack Kirby, and of course is a big fan of Big Blue.

I'm a huge Superman fan going back to childhood, and so was very, very glad to be a part of it. I got some amazing design opportunities. For one, I was asked to design the new "S" insignia, the one that Henry Cavill is wearing in all those leaked on-set photos. I've been drawing that in one version or another since I was four years old.

Rubin also spoke about working with Alex McDowell, the production designer on the set, and in particular on the home planet of the Kryptonians.

Well, Man of Steel comes out in 2013. I've left some fingerprints on that. I spent nine months working with Alex on the details of Krypton. Like I said, he's a thinker... for him, it was all about the aesthetic and the culture of these aliens - characters that everybody thinks they already know, which made it all the more challenging. He was very particular, which drove me to work hard to try master the style he had in mind. It stretched me, and I think we did some new and interesting things, both from a visual point of view and also technologically, within the process.

Following that, Rubin mentions working with Snyder and how proud about the movie he feels.

Zack is a strong director, too, and I'm very excited by what he's bringing to the story. What we did behind the scenes is going to have repercussions in the business, and on screen it's going to knock people's socks off, in my opinion.

Head on over to Film Sketchr for more from Peter Rubin.

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

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