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Zack Snyder Discusses MAN OF STEEL’S “Serious Approach”

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

Almost nothing is known about next year’s Man of Steel. All we’ve seen are couple images and a brief teaser, but it is apparent that director Zack Snyder is taking us down a darker, more mature road than we are used to with our Superman films. This is in part to Christopher Nolan’s influence as a Producer on the film, as well as his enormous success returning the Batman franchise to its more serious roots.

Snyder spoke briefly with the L.A. Times, and discussed taking on the biggest name in comics.

“It’s a more serious version of Superman. It’s not like a heart attack. We took the mythology seriously. We take him as a character seriously. I believe the movie would appeal to anyone. I think that you’re going to see a Superman you’ve never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made. He’s the king-daddy. Honestly that’s why I wanted to do it. I’m interested in Superman because he’s the father of all superheroes. He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology? What we‘ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully.”

Seeing the trailer, I am hooked. I love Superman, and look forward to seeing where this is going. Even if this is from the guy who brought us Watchmen and Sucker Punch.

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