‘Krypton’ Star & Executive Producer On Portraying Superman’s Grandfather

KryptonSyfy’s Krypton will be set decades before Superman’s birth and explores the history of the DC hero’s home planet through the eyes of his grandfather, Seg-El. In an interview with Den of Geek, executive producer Cameron Welsh and lead star Cameron Cuffe discussed how Seg-El’s story will be different than his superhero descendant’s tale.

Cuffe explained that unlike Superman, Seg-El will not always be sure of himself or his decisions:

“The interesting thing about Seg as a hero is that he’s not fully formed. He doesn’t always know right from wrong. The only thing he really has in his life are people he loves. And so when he is finally motivated to come out of that shell, and to prove that he has to be a hero, it’s a role that he doesn’t really know he can fill. He doesn’t think he’s the guy. But he does it anyway, and that ultimately is what being a hero is.”

Welsh described Seg-El as a potential revolutionary who could bring about “a new golden age” for Krypton and discussed how the character will connect with his roots:

“Part of what we explore in the show is what makes these people special and a lot of that is the House of El and the legacy of the House of El. And when we start our show, we see that Seg is kind of detached from that, having been sort of cast out into the rankless. He’s disconnected from his past and from his legacy and that’s a bit of a journey for him to discover: What that legacy is, what it means to be an El, what the Els have always stood for, and what he’ll learn.”

Krypton will be set in a period when the planet is a theocracy rather than the science-driven society as depicted in past comics and live-action adaptations. In this series, The House of El suffers under laws that cause Seg-El to resent the upper-class and Welsh noted the real-world similarities with the story on Krypton:

“Think, in the world that we live in, when we look at the roles of religion in society, these can be kind of hot issues that can sort of divide people in a lot of ways. We’re sensitive to that, but we sort of want to look at those things. That’s part of the role of science fiction, to help hold up a bit of a mirror to contemporary society but also be entertaining at the same time. It’s like, you don’t wanna know that you’re eating your vegetables.”

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Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, Ian McElhinney as Val-El, Elliot Cowan as Daron Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Alura Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa Vex, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, Paula Malcolmson as Charys-El, and Blake Ritson as Brainiac.

Krypton premieres on SyFy on March 21, 2018.

Source: Den of Geek

‘Man of Steel 2’: The 10 Best Candidates To Direct The Next Superman Movie

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Henry Cavill Superman DC Extended UniverseNew Year, new opportunities. New Superman movie?

Warner Bros. just appointed Walter Hamada to oversee the DC Films division, marking a new chapter for the franchise going forward. Now all eyes are being drawn to the slate of pictures and what movies are next. While a release date for Man of Steel 2 has not been officially announced by Warner Bros. it is certainly on plenty of fans’ minds, particularly after Justice League showcased a more classic interpretation of the character.

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