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Zack Snyder’s SUPERMAN will stand alone

Jessica Dorrell

by: Jessica Dorrell
March 17th, 2011

Bryan Singer's 2006 Superman film SUPERMAN RETURNS was crafted to be reminiscent of Superman films past. Now that Zack Snyder has been brought on board and is in charge of the next SUPERMAN film, he let the LA Times know that he won't be sticking to the tried and true conventions of past Superman films. Snyder told the Times:

"Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies. If you look at  ‘Batman Begins,’ there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies.  In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies."

Snyder also alludes in the interview that his film will have more action than SUPERMAN RETURNS did. Of course, when watching any film made by Snyder, the man who brought you 300, WATCHMEN, and DAWN OF THE DEAD, I would expect nothing less.

Snyder's SUPERMAN will star Henry Cavill as the hero himself and Kevin Costner as Jonathan "Pa" Kent. The interview gives no new info on the casting or costume front, though I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before more is revealed. The film is scheduled to hit theaters December 2012.

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