2010 Movie News Archives

October 5, 2010: More Comments from Zack Snyder on Directing Superman

Superman Movie News On top of yesterday's announcement that Zack Snyder will be directing the up-coming new Superman movie, MTV.com grabbed a quick interview with Zack Snyder where they ask him about the story, casting, scheduling and more. Here's part of the interview...

    MTV: Do you know if they're sticking with the rumored "Man of Steel" title? And are you going to be working from Goyer's script?

    SNYDER: [Laughs] Yeah, they don't know anything.

    MTV: Goyer's script is said to be a "modern-day take" on the character... did you talk about that at all?

    SNYDER: Not really - in a sense that I hadn't read it at the time and we just talked about the character. All I'll say is that those guys - Chris and David - have created an amazing story and the "Why Superman?" question is definitely being looked at with care. That's all I could hope for as a director - that those guys have already gone a long way to making him, [addressing] the "Why?" of Superman, [and] toward understanding him. ... Everyone always says "Why Superman?" Why is he relevant? Who is he now? I think those guys have done an amazing job with that. That's the real trick.

Source: MTV.com.

EW.com also asked him to compare his work on "Watchmen" to the Man of Steel...

    "They are totally different characters, totally different worlds," says Snyder. "I wouldn't want to compare them at this point."

    Snyder's comic book passions do run adult and edgy; he cites alternative, underground-minded comics like Heavy Metal and Cobalt 60 as formative influences. But he says he's long had a keen interest in Superman, especially as a cultural icon. "I've followed Superman over the years," he says. "I wouldn't say I was a huge devotee, but I've kept an eye on the character in the pop culture, and as the pop culture has regarded him, for the past 10 years, especially. I think there's a real opportunity here. He's in the perfect place to do something." When asked to elaborate, he says: "Think of where Batman was when Chris took that on earlier in the decade. I think Superman is in a very similar place, in terms of being available and in terms of his relationship to where the culture was at that time. Superman is right there. He's ready. And can I be any more cryptic?"

    Asked if he's ready to take on another comic book franchise that will be eagerly anticipated - and intensely, obsessively scrutinized - by fans, Snyder says: "All I can is that this is super-awesome, and I'm super-excited, by every aspect of this. He's Superman. He's the king of the superheroes."

Source: EW.com.

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