Listen: How the Otherworldly Sounds of 'Man of Steel' Were Brought to Life

Listen: How the Otherworldly Sounds of 'Man of Steel' Were Brought to Life

Jun 24, 2013

It's easy to imagine that the stars of Man of Steel were intimidated to take on such a classic character with a history that's rich and identifiable. It may be a big, big break for someone like Henry Cavill, but you also don't want to be the guy who ruins Superman. It's funny to think that even the sound editors and designers on Man of Steel were intimidated to work on a Superman reboot.

Of course, that intimidation probably lasted all of five seconds before everyone jumped at the opportunity to work on one of the year's biggest movies. If you work in a technical field like sound, a movie like Man of Steel is how you get Oscars, after all. And if you've seen the movie, you're no doubt well aware of just how elaborate and precise all of its visuals are. But those visuals wouldn't be nearly as affecting if the accompanying sound doesn't complete the illusion, and so that's where people like Chris Jenkins, Eric Norris, Frank A. Montaño, Scott Heckler and Kira Roessler come in. They may not be celebrities, but they're a big part of the reason that you can take a movie about an alien who gets superpowers from sunlight seriously.

The SoundWorks Collection has put together this very cool piece about the creation of the film's complex audio arsenal, and it's filled with some cool, geeky details about things like accurate fighter-jet sounds, how cicadas almost ruined all of Smallville, and how an entire alien planet should sound. Check it out.

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