Zack Snyder has been chosen to direct the new installment of Superman for Warner Bros. Snyder was on a short list of directors that Deadline revealed recently, who met with the studio and producers Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas.
Thank goodness. Out of the people they had short-listed, Snyder was absolutely the one I wanted them to choose. I think, especially under Nolan's supervision, Snyder could do a great job with this.
Like I said in the forums... I'm not too thrilled about it because of his style, but if he can be controlled by Nolan (Something Nolan probably won't have time to do considering Batman also releases in 2012) then it might be good. I don't hate his movies at all or even his style... I just don't want to see Superman turned into a slow-mo fest. We'll wait and see how much influence Nolan will have in the actual direction.
Like I said, I just feel of those mentioned he's the better choice. Scott would've been the only other good choice I think, but I'm just not sure how well he would be able to handle that comic book/superhero world type style. Snyder has at least proven he can. Plus he has shown that he does a good job of blending character study/action/storytelling well enough. I like the choice. That being said, I really think Nolan will at least have some decent influence in this. Also the story is coming from him. Not to mention I think Jonathan as well will be there to help out. So I think Nolan will ensure Snyder doesn't get carried away.
Im glad Zach Snyder got it, since he has the talent. The only problem is this is going to follow the lead of Batman and pretty much every major motion picture now. Its going to be darker and griddier, and sure thats cool now but is it Superman? Not really. Could it work? If done right and its like the Doomsday story.
Don't get me wrong, but I didn't like Watchmen. I thought the direction was pretty good, but it was super long and super boring. No I dont want explosions and fights every ten minutes, but liven it up. Dont make Superman boring....again.
I really don't think they're going with a darker tone for this Superman... Returns already was dark enough (Dark as in colours and atmosphere, not grittiness or somewhat scary), but felt simple and kind of slow. I think they will go more with realism than going dark ala Batman... We'll see.
The reason I say it.
You have Nolan backing it, and he is going to try to make it a Batman success. Which was only a success because of its darker real to life tone. I don't mind a real to life tone with Superman, that would be kinda cool.
You have several other guys, like Moore, that are sitting at WB offices telling them constantly "Superman needs to be dark, look at the darker comics" and maybe WB did budge?
Superman will have to meet Batman, since WB is making a Justice League movie. Since its the two big powerhouse superheroes, they need some sort of relevance. You cant have dark and griddy tone Batman movies, mix with upper-tone, not down to earth Superman movies.
I think they may go "dark" but not like Batman dark. Grittier and more real I think would be a nice way to describe their aim. And see there's why I'm comfortable with Snyder being chosen (the good direction but boring story comment). He's not doing the writing. Granted when he writes he can be a bit weak and overindulgent. However, for this one Nolan has wrote the story. Now take Nolan brothers' writing and let Snyder handle that with his style and direction and I think it could be nice. We'll definitely get more action than Superman Returns, but at the same time a nice character study and some nice style to the movie. We'll just have to wait and see though I guess.
I see where we're differing now Whoop: what we want out of the franchise. See for me, I just can't buy Superman being "real", that's why I'd prefer a more "stylish" adaptation of it. And for this I think Snyder would definitely be the better choice. I mean I think they still plan to bring a gritty/real-ish feel to it, but I think they may want to go a bit more stylish with it (hence the choice of Snyder). Batman works for being real with it as there's nothing impossible about the lore. However Superman is another story. I'd like them to inject a sort of realism to it, but also have that stylish flavor that Snyder does well with.
Exactly... We're differing in what we want from the movie, not in which director would be the best pick. Nolan is our saviour despite the director. I'm very open minded when it comes to movies and I might want many things, but I can definitely adapt if the movie is well done. I just wish the movie doesn't turn out like 300, Watchmen or Sucker Punch in terms of cinematic style if you get what I mean. He definitely has the talent to direct and he could adapt to what Nolan asks of him with no problems so I'll just wait and see.
I agree, but It most likely will turn out to be the same. Very epic looking shots, alot of slow motion, and vibrant shots all over. With a Superman movie that isn't exactly bad though.
One thing I do want to see however, is Zach to make his own original film with the talent and experience he has now. All he makes is adaptations of other projects, I want to see something original. Like Nolans Inception.
Agree. Nolan IS our savior. That's why I have no worries about story (which is a weak point of Snyder...and Scott too) when it comes to this decision. I also think he'll want to make sure that Snyder doesn't muck it up because Nolan's name will be all over the movie (just to ride on the coattails of his popularity right now--I can see it now "from the people that brought you Inception, The Dark Knight and 300 comes....The Man of Steel"). But yea, we'll have to wait and see. Bottom line, Nolan has been heading this project. And I have faith in him that he's chosen the best man for the job (he has a knack for that).
I'd say that is a good choice.
long as they not in the reboot i dont care who the villian is.....not!! DARK SEID anyone?
Well....sorry to disappoint you: http://filmwatch.com/news/6...
that should make for an interesting movie, snyder has a great style. just please, give superman somebody powerful to fight this time, i wanna see some property damage. another important question remains though, who is going to be wearing the cape and tights? they could do a lot worse than bringing back routh in my opinion.
See the link above you for who the villain is (though no word on who's playing him). As for Routh. Don't count on it. I'd love to see it but Snyder has said there's a very very slim chance of that happening. http://filmwatch.com/news/6...
Thank goodness! I know Legend of the Guardians isn't doing that well in the theaters, but Superman is perfect for Zack Snyder. He's really mastered the comic book genre (evidence in Watchmen) and has a brilliant flair for the dramatic when it comes to the superhero story. I think he could really pull the franchise out of the rut. Thank goodness!
The problem I had with Watchmen (considering I don't read comics) is that the movie was all over the place... They tried to copy every detail from the books so precise that the story felt flat in my face with no sense of time... I thought it was too much content and not well organized for just one movie. Superman screenplay will be of quality so I'm not worried about that, but I still think he needs to be on a leash. I do want to see Legend of the Guardians because quite frankly it looks beautiful. He does know how to make beautiful cinema.
Well I think with Nolan behind it and mostly in charge of the story, we'll see a tighter script than with Watchmen (though I do disagree a little with your statement) and Snyder will be more on a leash. He won't have as much free reign but undoubtedly he'll make a very gorgeous film.
See that's my reason for not being worried about Snyder, and rather being very excited about the choice. Great visual style and definitely has a flair for the genre and also being able to mix that action and character-study aspect in a nice blend as well. His only shortcomings (like getting carried away story-wise and such), that's all being taken care of because Nolan will have him on a leash. So you'll have Snyder, but minus his shortcomings due to the fact that Nolan will be overseeing it. I also watch to see Legend of the Guardians by the way. Does indeed look beautiful. My friends actually make fun of me though for saying I wanted to see that. "You wanna watch that lil kiddie movie about stupid fighting owls?" lol
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