The writer of the forthcoming Superman reboot Man Of Steel has explained that the movie is being scripted as if it were "in the real world".
Comingsoon.net reports comments from writer David S Goyer explaining his writing methods for the movie - which is being directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Batman trilogy director Christopher Nolan.
Speaking at the Rome Fiction Fest, Goyer said: "What Christopher Nolan and I have done with Superman is trying to bring the same naturalistic approach that we adopted for the Batman trilogy.
"We always had a naturalistic approach, we want out stories to be rooted in reality, like they could happen in the same world we live in.
"It's not that easy with Superman, and actually this doesn't necessarily mean we will make a dark movie. But working on this reboot we are thinking about what would happen if a story like this one actually happened.
"How would people react to this? What impact would have the presence of Superman in the real world? What I really like to do is writing 'genre' stories without a cartoonish element. I did the same with Da Vinci's Demons, and I'll do the same with Man of Steel."
Man Of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent and Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and is set for release next June.