Zack Snyder Says His Superman Movie Will be "Different"
11.04.10 by BJSprecher
Now that the months long debate over who will direct the new Christopher Nolan-produced Superman movie is over and everyone knows that Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) will be at the helm, fans have begun to question what the movie will be about and what connections it will have to the other movies or to the comic books on which it is based. Snyder previously revealed that Superman: The Man of Steel will not be linked to previous Superman movies, and in a recent interview in Empire magazine (via Digital Spy), he said that it will be "different" than previous incarnations while remaining true to the core concept of the character.
I won't say there's a break from the canon or anything like that, but there is definitely an approach that makes you go, 'Okay, that's a way to get at it.'
Snyder went on to say that screenwriter David S. Goyer is "very respectful" of Superman's "canon and stuff like that." He said that Goyer has come up with a unique "point of view about who [Superman] is."
Snyder also debunked speculation that General Zod, the Kryptonian villain from the Superman comic books who appeared in Superman II and on the Smallville TV show, will be the villain in Man of Steel, saying that the wild internet rumors reporting to the contrary are "just wrong." He added that people who report such rumors on the internet have "no idea what's going on."
Hopefully, by "different" Snyder isn't planning on going in the direction of Tim Burton's aborted Nicolas Cage-led movie, Superman Lives. Costume test photos from that movie recently surfaced online revealing that Burton planned to remake the Man of Steel's iconic costume as a shimmery, electric disco outfit similar to the atrocious costumes worn by Batman, Robin and Batgirl in Joel Schumacher's much-maligned Batman & Robin.