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Exclusive: Zack Snyder On Superman
'Chris Nolan is amazingly generous'

05 April 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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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.


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Well Suck Snyder just can't be any worse than Bryan Singer. More

Posted by Pelle at 16:30 on 26 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: It's probably because...
I'm so unsure about this. I liked Synder's Dawn of the Dead (obv no comparison with the original, but it was quite cool). 300 was pretty darn good. Watchmen /i] stunning and in places was great, but the some of it's parts not so much. Sucker Punch, well, I'm smart enough not to pay to see it. He seems to be getting worse and worse. However, the casting so far for Supes has been excellent. Costner and Lane are perfect choices and I love Amy Adams. Hopefully with a strong script an More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 23:23 on 05 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: It's probably because...
Granted he's probably tired, annoyed by Sucker Punch's reception but still.... Personally I think he's a terrible film maker and should kept well clear of Superman. I wonder how much slow motion there'll be...(sarcasm) More

Posted by Ballschin at 22:01 on 05 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: It's probably because...
air, this is a snapshot of a larger interview and so the Sucker Punch questions and discussion will have come much earlier, plus he looks absolutely knackered with little sleep so no wonder he's not jumping to answer anything, plus it's worth more than his job to give a load of PR info before officially released by the studio. i]I grant you he does come across as a bit grumpy though  More

Posted by JIm R at 20:29 on 05 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive: Zack Snyder On Superman
That guy just looks stoned, tired, bored...  probably because he's spent days talking about "Sucker Punch", but you'd think he'd want to project an air of something approaching vague enthusiasm when discussing the SUPERMAN film he's making.   He has the demeanour of a chef being pestered about dessert after just serving what he thinks is a brilliant starter, which is a bad sign.  If you annoy a chef, he pisses in your dinner.  If you annoy Zack Snyder, he pisses in your Supe More

Posted by repo man at 19:24 on 05 April 2011 | Report This Post

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