Zack Snyder is directing the next Superman installment for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Zack Snyder was on a short list of directors that recently met with Warner Bros producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas. The other directors on that short list were Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, and Duncan Jones. Zack Synder will direct from a story by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan and a script Goyer wrote. “The new Superman’s producers also include Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder while co-financer Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull will serve as executive producer.” Zack Snyder had this to say of the plot of the new Superman film: “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.” I do not know what to think of this news. I like some of Zack Snyder’s work but not all of it which is a situation true of any director. If the script Goyer has cooked up is good, Batman Begins/Blade good, it would take a fool to screw up and Zack Snyder is no fool behind the camera. With General Zod in the picture, old and newbies should be brought into the picture. Here is some insight into Zod for the villain:
The character first appeared in Adventure Comics #283 in April 1961, and was created by Robert Bernstein and George Papp…I’ve had many of my DC Comics-obsessed friends explain that Superman needs an adversary of power. And while that makes sense, I just don’t believe that mainstream America is ready for Superman to do battle with a weird looking alien being with magical powers. However, Zod, like Superman, looks human, which somehow grounds the super powers into the reality of the story.
Don’t get me wrong, they can explore the alien android known as Brainiac, the alien monster who actually “killed” superman known as Doomsday, he fifth-dimensional imp Mister Mxyzptlk, the bad Superman known as Bizarro, or even Darkseid. But for the mainstream public to buy into the story, I believe they need to start with a story that isn’t too fantastical. And with Zod, they can do this.
From this standpoint I agree but I would rather see a new villain than the same one again. What is your opinion on the new director of Superman? The new Superman film may hit theaters in late 2012.