Sprayberry is playing the teenaged Clark Kent in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman adaptation Man of Steel, and he has revealed how the film might end up bearing similarities to The Dark Knight.

We were expecting a slightly more Dark Knight-esque take on Superman when we found out that Christopher Nolan had been taken on as a producer, and according to Sprayberry, Superman’s hardships will begin at a very early age, much like a certain billionaire bat that we know.

Thanks to ClevverTV (via CBM) for the interview!

Question: Can you tell us a little about Man of Steel and your upcoming projects?

Sprayberry: I just finished shooting Man of Steel. That was in Canada and Chicago. I filmed that all last year. After that I did “Common Law.” That’s going to be on USA coming up pretty soon. I played the son of Sonya Walger. That was really cool.

Question: What will people really love about Man of Steel?

Sprayberry: When Zack [Snyder] and I were talking about it the first time, he was saying how Superman, they want to give it a more edgy feel like The Dark Knight but also make it more realistic and emotional so it’s not just the all-american superhero that saves everyone. He has dilemmas and love and struggles throughout the whole movie, especially when he’s a kid.

Very interesting stuff! We didn’t realize how much of the film would take place during Clark Kent’s teenage years!

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