2010 Movie News Archives

October 4, 2010: Zack Snyder Hired to Direct Superman Movie

Superman Movie News According to Deadline.com, Zack Snyder has been chosen to direct the next Superman movie...

    "I've been a big fan of the character for a long time, he's definitely the king of all superheroes, he's the one," Snyder told Deadline. "It's early yet, but I can tell you that what David and Chris have done with the story so far definitely has given me a great insight into a way to make him feel modern. I've always felt he was kind of awesome. I'll finish Sucker Punch and get right at it."

Zack Snyder will move into working on the Man of Steel as soon as he completes post-production on his movie "Sucker Punch".

UPDATE: The LA Times has published an article about Zack Snyder being selected to direct the up-coming new Superman movie. Snyder speculates that his passion for comics and Superman in particular is probably what won him the job...

    "I can't say why they came to me other than the fact that they know I have a fondness for the character and a real desire to understand him and present him to a new audience," Snyder said. "The challenge is huge but you know with Chris and Emma and Debbie I have a lot of people I can rely on. And Chris and David have given this the shape with a great story. It is a hard character to crack."

As for whether Superman, a 70 year old character, is still viable in today's world...

    Snyder said the modern movie mode does present a challenge in a pop-culture era of Red Dead Redemption and "Inception" but he refuses to think that a character that rivals Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus in recognizability can ever be considered a relic. "I think he is viable, yes," Snyder said. "He endures. We all want to know, 'How will he come to us now?' He is the biggest and the baddest of them all. The greatest of them all, right? We all want to know how the next chapter takes shape. I want to know how it will take shape."

Meanwhile HollywoodReporter.com claim there's a rumor going around that General Zod could be the main villain for this new film.

Variety.com claim that Snyder says that Brandon Routh isn't likely to don the red and blue tights again.

    "It's still early in the process but I will say that the story that Chris and David have laid out is pretty awesome," Snyder said.

    Legendary will co-finance half of the Superman pic, with the company's chief Thomas Tull, on board as executive producer. Legendary was also behind "Superman Returns," which starred Brandon Routh, and the recent hits "Inception" and "The Town."

    Routh isn't likely to don the red and blue tights again, Snyder said.

Nolan will produce the Superman actioner with wife Emma Thomas, as well as Charles Roven ("The Dark Knight"), Deborah Snyder ("Watchmen" and "Sucker Punch").

David Goyer ("Batman Begins") is writing the script, based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

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