Snyder To Direct New Superman
Zack Snyder, the man who brought us 300 and Watchmen will be stepping behind the camera for the new Superman reboot. With The Dark Knight‘s Christopher Nolan as executive producer, the film seems certain to be a darker than Bryan Singer’s 2006 effort, Superman Returns .
Considering Snyder’s close ties with Warner Bros. the appointment is no big surprise and reports suggest he will be working with David Goyer to finish a script before shooting begins.
“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,” Snyder told Deadline. “I’ve always felt he was kind of awesome. I’ll finish Sucker Punch and get right at it.”
“I feel awesome,” he gushes to the LA Times. “I feel super awesome.”
“In the initial meetings, he’s been super amazingly smart and also amazingly kind, filmmaker-to-filmmaker,” he told the Heat Vision blog about his discussions with Nolan. “I have great respect for him. The process has been amazing so far, and it looks like nothing but pluses.”
Now the hunt begins for Superman himself and despite some early murmurings, Snyder’s former colleague John Hamm (The Town, Mad Men) has ruled himself out, saying he is too old to play the man with a confused attitude to underwear.
Rumours have also been flying with regards to possible plotlines, but the biggest hit on the story seems to revolve around the return of the beloved General Zod, once played so famously by Terence Stamp.