We’ve been hearing that Zack Snyder’s Superman movie will be a reboot, and usually that means ignoring movies which have come before it. In a recent interview with Hero Complex Snyder confirmed that was the case, referring to what Christopher Nolan did with Batman Begins and saying “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.”
Not being restricted by the previous versions of Superman will be an advantage, as some claimed that was the flaw with Superman Returns. It’s time we got a fresh take on Superman anyway, and a Nolan/Snyder collaboration should deliver the goods.
During the interview Snyder gave his thoughts on working with Christopher Nolan:
“It’s been really great,” Snyder said of the collaboration so far. “Chris is awesome. He’s super-respectful but super-helpful, too. You can’t imagine a more generous [collaborator]…once he sort of got what I want to do with it, he was like, ‘OK,’ and once he said, ‘You know what, that’s awesome,’ now he’s 100%. If I say, ‘What do you think of this?’ he’s like, ‘That’s awesome,’ and then there’s a great give-and-take about it, a great conversation that we can have about it and making it better everyday. And by the way he’s hilarious, too.”
Snyder didn’t comment on speculation that Warner Bros. are interested in Kevin Costner playing Pa Kent, Superman’s earth father, and Viggo Mortensen for villain General Zod, however he did say “there’s more to come and I think it’s consistent in its…awesomeness.”
Filming will begin later this year for a December 2012 release, and Snyder suspects it won’t be too long before we get our first official look at Henry Cavill as Superman as someone will only “be on the set and get a picture of it.”