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Superman Reboot – Director Announced!!!

Superman - The Reboot is coming....

It looks like the long-in-coming Superman reboot is finally getting off the ground – Warner Bros. today announced that acclaimed and visionary director Zack Snyder has signed on to direct the new film featuring the Man of Steel. While we didn’t mind Superman Returns under Bryan Singer, it failed to live up to the repeated viewings and fanboy sniping at some of the creative choices Singer took with the character: mainly directed at the “super kid” angle.

So now, with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan producing, as well as co-scripting with Hollywood legend (and comic book scribe) David Goyer, 300/Watchmen/SuckerPunch director Zack Snyder has been given the handshake to bring Superman back to being cool again.

This excites us: with Nolan overseeing the project, and Goyer (one of my favourite writers in film and in comics) scripting this thing out, Snyder is sure to bring his unique and spectacular visuals to Metropolis and give us a Superman to remember. According to numerous (unconfirmed) sources, a likely villain for the film is to be General Zod, last played by Terrence Stamp in the first two Christopher Reeve Superman films. With two Kyrptonian dudes duking it out, expect cities to be laid waste on this one!!

As with our Hobbit and Transformers 3 pages, we’ll be setting up a special page to follow production on this film as news and casting starts to take place.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. …well I liked Watchmen so this could be good. But in terms of rebooting anything it stinks of Hollywood laziness…the reboot for me was the 'remake' by Singer. So now I guess we'll have another Superman movie that won't be as good as the original.

  2. I agree to some extent about having another "reboot", it does tend to smack a little of non-creativity. Mind you, we all thought singer would knock Superman Returns out of the park considering his professed love of the Donner Superman version, as well as his previous success with the X-Men franchise. I think Chris Nolan and Snyder will learn from those mistakes and (hopefully) take Superman in a bold new direction.

    For me, though, this is the franchise's last chance: if they don't get this right, consider Superman out of action for another 20 years.I have faith that it'll look cool, most definitely, but until we start hearing about the actual storyline, I'm holding my breath.

  3. Looks like it's going to be interesting. Watchmen wasn't as bad as most people gave it, it's just that some didn't like how Snyder made everything so dark, and moody, which I thought how the graphic novel was in the first place.

    • I'm of the opinion that Watchmen was a great film…. as long as you're a comic-book fan and appreciated the original comic of the story. Anybody going in cold would have hated it, as many reviews attested to. I agree, I think this new Superman film is most definitely going to be interesting.

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Superman Reboot – Director Announced!!!

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