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Published On: Fri, Mar 18th, 2011

Director Zack Snyder reveals new ‘Superman’ reboot details

 

With the opening of “Sucker Punch” approaching quickly (March 25 more here), director Zack Snyder is making the rounds with all of the media outlets and Snyder’s next project, the reboot of “Superman” is always coming up.

Snyder is facing some difficult questions after the lukewarm reaction to the Bryan Singer “Superman Returns” and whether the next chapter (possibly called “Man of Steel”) will continue where Singer left off.

“Respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies”, Snyder tells Hero Complex.

“Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies,” Snyder said. “If you look at ‘Batman Begins,’ there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.”

DC Comics Superman“Superman is the one constant in the universe,” Snyder said. “You know that if you do Superman right — or at least if you do him with respect — you know you end up with something great…. [but] in some ways [beyond] that is virgin territory. No one knows what that is. In some ways Superman is the most recognizable superhero on the planet but also the most unknown. Just what he can be? People have preconceived ideas about him but probably all of them are wrong.”

Warner Bros. found success as Christopher Nolan revamped the Batman franchise and will serve as a producer for the reboot of Superman. Snyder sung praises to the LA Times: ““It’s been really great,” Snyder said of the collaboration so far. “Chris is awesome. He’s super-respectful but super-helpful, too. You can’t imagine a more generous [collaborator]…once he sort of got what I want to do with it, he was like, ‘OK,’ and once he said, ‘You know what, that’s awesome,’ now he’s 100%. If I say, ‘What do you think of this?’ he’s like, ‘That’s awesome,’ and then there’s a great give-and-take about it, a great conversation that we can have about it and making it better everyday. And by the way he’s hilarious, too.”

When asked about Henry Cavill in the Superman costume, Snyder is quick to avoid details but admits that they (studio) will have to reveal something before a set photo leaks to the public.

“We’re going to have to show it before we shoot, probably a while before that because [otherwise] someone will be on the set and get a picture of it.”

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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