Superman director named

Zack Snyder has been named the director of the upcoming Superman reboot of the franchise, according to a report by deadline.com and several other news agency.

Last week we posted that Darren Aronofsky was rumored to be the next director of “Superman: Man of Steel,” being produced and co-written by “Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan. I would have been happy with Aronofsky, but Snyder is also an excellent choice. He’s best known for the movie “300” which I didn’t care for, but he also directed “The Watchmen.”The film is also being co-written by David S. Goyer, another heavy hitter. He co-wrote “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.”

Director Zach Snyder

“The Watchmen” is based on the best-selling comic book series of the same name and was met with mixed reviews. The problem with the film, for those who aren’t fans of the comic, was they didn’t get it. I think he handled “The Watchmen” as perfectly as possible and it’s one of my favorite comic book films.

Snyder said he’s looking forward to taking on the king of comic book heroes.

“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.com. “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.”

As opposed to “The Watchmen,,” Snyder has a source material with Superman that will be very familiar and welcome by mass audiences. He also has the benefit of having Nolan producing and writing the script along with Goyer. Nolan he has a clear track record of being a superb director and is quickly rising as one of the best of the current generation of directors with films like “Inception” and “Memento.” With all this talent around Snyder, it’s hard to see how he could fail.

Much thanks to Shawn at TV-tastic for passing this along!

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5 responses to “Superman director named

  1. I loved Watchmen so I’m pretty excited.

  2. Didn’t they just reboot Superman a little while ago? And now they’re rebooting Spider-Man again already? How short of an attention span do they think we … oooh shiny!!!!

    • Hahahaha. Thanks for the comments.

      I think the Superman reboot will be fine. Watching Superman Returns was like going to see a cover band play. Sure, they sound like the band, but it just isn’t the same.

      The last Superman was more of a love letter to the original and tried to emulate it in every way, right down to a duplicate Kent family farm. Technically it was an addition to the franchise.

      This is a fresh take. It needs it. Superman has been floundering for a couple decades.

      I’ll agree with you on Spidy. Way too soon.

    • Superman Returns is about Superman leaving Earth for a while to rediscover himself, or some such silliness. He returns, hence the title, and helps save the planet yet again. It picks up from Superman 2 and ignores the other sequels… just like I do 🙂

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