Following the announcement that 300 director Zack Snyder would be directing the Superman reboot for Warner Bros. the director spoke to Variety and gave an update on where the project is and his thoughts on working with Christopher Nolan. Snyder also hinted that a new round of auditions may be taking place as Brandon Routh, who played the Man of Steel in Superman Returns, “isn’t likely” to return.
He provides that extra bit of wisdom to a process that sometimes lacks it,” Snyder told Daily Variety on working with Nolan. “It’s the best situation we could be in for this character.” “It’s still early in the process but I will say that the story that Chris and David have laid out is pretty awesome,” Snyder said.
Routh isn’t likely to don the red and blue tights again, Snyder said.
“It’s hard not to be a Superman fan with his place in pop culture and how iconographic he is,” Snyder said.
I liked Routh as Superman and it’s just unfortunate Returns didn’t appeal to more people. Given that the new film will be a reboot I wasn’t really expecting Routh to return, but I wouldn’t have been against the idea.
Snyder also told Deadline that he has “been a big fan of the character for a long time, he’s definitely the king of all superheroes” and he’ll “finish Sucker Punch and get right at it.”
I guess this leads to one question: Who should play Superman?