Friday, November 5, 2010

Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman’ Reboot Will Be “Different”

Wow, Zack Snyder’s having a good week. First, the trailer for his upcoming action flick Sucker Punch is dropping jaws all over the blogosphere, and now his recent interview with Empire (via Digital Spy) has comic book geeks buzzing about his anticipated reboot of the stagnant Superman franchise.

Man of Steel fans who were disheartened by the “been there, done that” narrative of Superman Returns—Bryan Singer’s painstakingly dull homage to Richard Donner’s 1978 classic—can rest assured that this new film won’t be a retread.

“It’s a different story,” the Watchmen director told Empire of the script penned by Batman Begins/The Dark Knight scribe David Goyer, quick to clarify that the film will not play fast and loose with Supes’ core mythology. “I won’t say there’s a break from the canon or anything like that, but there is definitely an approach that makes you go, ‘Okay, that's a way to get at it.’”

As for the rumors that Superman II villain General Zod will be the Last Son of Krypton’s adversary next time around, Snyder quipped that “the Internet has no idea what’s going on.”


Vinayak Pande said...

Not a reboot though. And I am thankful for that. There is no need to re-visit the origins of this character after the 1978 film such an amazing job on that front.

James Wortman said...

Nope, reboot. This won't be a sequel to "Superman Returns."

Vinayak Pande said...

Yes, I am aware of that but it is not a reboot. They're not going all the way back to the beginning like they did with Batman Begins. Everyone knows the origin story, it's been done to perfection and as Snyder said, it is following the canon.

Even Superman Returns wasn't a reboot.

Vinayak Pande said...

The new Spider-Man films are, for example, a reboot because they go right back to the beginning. Which is just idiotic considering only one of the films in the series was a turkey and just 5 years will separate them.

And with their choice of actor and high school setting they're clearly trying to appeal to the Twilight crowd.

James Wortman said...

Reboot doesn't necessarily mean they're going back to the beginning. It just means they're going to be ignoring all of the previous films. For example, "The Incredible Hulk" was a reboot in that it ingores prior continuity and establishes a new status quo.

James Wortman said...

Reboot doesn't necessarily mean they're going back to the origin story.