Zack Snyder talks Man of Steel

News Glen Chapman
14 Nov 2012 - 09:28
Mr Zack Snyder

A more serious version of Superman that respects the mythology awaits fans, according to director Zack Snyder

Things have been looking good for Superman reboot, Man of Steel, of late. The first trailer, after all, went down well, and it appeared to strike a rather unexpected tone. Not a tone that you might expect from a Zack Snyder movie, too. We have, however, had the recent news that the film would receive a 3D post-production conversion, which shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise, but it doesn't seem as though this was something fans were screaming out for.

The latest piece of info from the production comes courtesy of Zack Snyder, who shared some thoughts in a recent interview with the LA Times. “It's a more serious version of Superman, we took the mythology seriously", he said. "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.”

We're not sure the Donner films were particularly light on the mythology, but nonetheless. “He's the king-daddy,” continued Snyder. “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 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", he concluded. "It’s been an honour 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".

There seems to be a fair amount of scepticism that Snyder would be respectful to the source when it was announced that he would be the director, but for the most part he's saying the right things. We'll see just how well he's done next June...

LA Times Hero Complex

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