Zack Snyder Talks About His “Serious Version” Of Superman

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One of the most anticipated films of 2013 in undoubtedly Zack Snyder’s Superman, although we don’t really know much about it. There was the brief teaser with The Dark Knight Rises and some leaked Comic Con footage that gave us a little taste of what Snyder has in store. The director spoke with the L.A. Times mainly about Watchmen and the new cut of the film coming out soon, but he did touch on tackling Big Blue.

Snyder comments on the tone of the film and the challenge of tackling one of the biggest superheros in history:

It’s a more serious version of Superman. It’s not like a heart attack. We took the mythology seriously. 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. He’s the king-daddy. 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 all 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. It’s been an honor 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.

From the brief snippets we’ve seen from The Man of Steel, there certainly seems to be a serious tone. Christopher Nolan is a producer on the film, so it will be interesting to see how much of his fingerprints is on the flick. If you want to read the rest of the interview where he talks about Watchmen, you can click right here. Are you looking forward to Man of Steel? Have you liked what you’ve been hearing from Snyder?

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Source : L.A. Times