Back Seat Producers Season 08 Shows

BSP Episode 276: Man of Steel

Release date – 6/14/2013

Warner Bros. Pictures

Directed by

  • Zack Snyder

Produced by

  • Christopher Nolan
  • Charles Rovan
  • Emma Thomas
  • Deborah Snyder

Screenplay by

  • David S. Goyer

Story by

  • Christopher Nolan
  • David S. Goyer

Based on Superman by

  • Jerry Siegel
  • Joe Shuster


  • Henry Cavill – Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman
  • Amy Adams – Lois Lane
  • Michael Shannon – General Zod
  • Kevin Coster – Jonathan Kent
  • Diane Lane – Martha Kent
  • Russell Crowe – Jor-El


  • Note for next week… Bone, bone, bone, bone… bone.
  • Liked it… decent… best.
  • More Krypton than all the other movies.
  • Much Zack Snyder love, but…
  • Genetically engineered Kryptonians.
  • The hosts change up the sequences to improve some parts of the movie.
  • Tips on how to make the 2nd Man of Steel better.
  • Suicide by Superman.
  • Satellite & tanker trucks.
  • Henry Cavill… a whole bunch of awesome!
  • Who doesn’t love a down to earth Superman?
  • Zod’s badassery.
  • Supersuits are super!
  • Lois Lane, thank you for having a brain.
  • Thumbs up to Jor-El.
  • Kevin Costner was fantastic, but mixed reviews on some of his scenes.
  • More Martha, please.
  • The backstory worked as flashbacks.
  • “Welcome to the Planet.”
  • Jimmy/Jenny
  • Jor-El vs. Jonathan Kent
  • Zod’s motivation… pros and cons.
  • Action!!
  • If I was invincible, THIS is how I would fight.
  • The superheroey-est fight of all fights.
  • Laser eyes!
  • The hosts approve of chest hair.
  • Superman inspires.
  • Batman vs. Superman: one of them is meant to inspire, one of them is meant to terrorize.
  • Building a better Lex Luthor.
  • Scott’s dubstep destruction machine.

Trivial bits:

  • This film was set to release in June, 2013, which is the 75th anniversary of Superman.
  • This is the first Superman movie not to have “Superman” in the title, and also the first live action Superman movie not to feature Jimmy Olsen.
  • Henry Cavill met Russell Crowe years earlier when he was an extra in Proof of Life; he received words of encouragement from Crowe, who was his favorite actor.
  • Cavill (who has a naturally hairy chest) was the one who insisted that Superman have chest hair in this film.  He rejected the notion that you couldn’t have chest hair and be muscular, and he cited the comic book arc Death of Superman as a representation of Superman with a hairy chest.

Your Producers for this episode were:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • David

This episode was recorded:  6/26/13

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *