Exclusive: Zack Snyder On Superman

'Chris Nolan is amazingly generous'

Faster than a speeding bullet or merely Batcycle-quick? That was the question we put to Superman: Man Of Steel's director Zack Snyder when we collared him at Sucker Punch's recent London junket. Credit to him, he resisted the urge to kick-off a superhero turf war, giving a diplomatic answer that involved kryptonite arrows and a slightly baffled look.

The diplomacy was unsurprising considering the Dark Knight's current custodian, Christopher Nolan, is working closely with Snyder and writer David Goyer to bring Supes back to the big screen. "Chris has been amazingly generous with me," Snyder told us of his producer's contributions to Superman: Man Of Steel's storyline. "He's making [The Dark Knight Rises] but he takes time if we're knocking around ideas for the script. We'll all sit around in a room, beat it around and try to figure it out..."

So there you have it: Nolan has officially developed an Inception-like power over time to give his attention to not one, but two ginormous Hollywood tentpoles all at the same time. Says Snyder: "Honestly, he wants us to make the best movie we can and he's just interested in helping with that witout messing up the process. I think it's amazingly generous of him."

Shooting on Superman is scheduled to kick off in Vancouver this summer with Henry Cavill doning the cape and Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner also on board.