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Zack Snyder to direct next Superman movie: Man of Steel

post #1 of 1022
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Story

Confirmed.
post #2 of 1022
So, we can expect Supes to toss Lex through a pane of glass in stutter-step slo-mo...
post #3 of 1022
Please no Lex Luthor or Superson this time!! .
post #4 of 1022
benes, Superman Returns was the end of the franchise for many years. With Nolan producing I do think that this film has a shot. I like Snyder and believe he has the chops to pull this off. Nolan and his brother are involved with the scripting and word is that so far it is all coming together.

I'm excited about this news.
post #5 of 1022
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I have no problems with this. Excited about Sucker Punch as well.
post #6 of 1022
Also confirmed: the featured antagonist will be Zod.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...943e504d1d5404
post #7 of 1022
At least Zod had similar powers which could lead to clever and epic battles..if it's done right. Just as Joker was to Batman..We'll see!! .
post #8 of 1022
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That I'm not too excited about. I guess they felt that since another Supes movie had Zod in it, movie goers would already know who he was. Doomsday would have made for a much better movie.
post #9 of 1022
This has enough going for it that I'll remain optimistic. For now.
post #10 of 1022
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More like Superfail.

So lets recap. First we get some Warner exec telling us the next Superman is going to be dark and brooding because according to Dork Knight this is what fans want to see. Then we learn Nolan is helming the project. And now this. So yeah this is pretty much the end of the Superman franchise for the near future.

If the 2006 Superman Fails Returns didn't slow this franchise down, nothing will.
This would be, what, the 6th or 7th Superman live action?
Sheesh, turn it into a TV series and be done with it....oh, wait, they have done that already...several times.
post #11 of 1022
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Doomsday would have made for a much better movie.

True.
post #12 of 1022
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They are rebooting Punisher for the third time in a decade soon.

They've already released the third PUNISHER reboot. If they are going to do it again, it will be the fourth!
post #13 of 1022
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... people have the memory of fruit flies.

You got that ri--Squirrel!
post #14 of 1022
Its hard to top Richard Donners Superman. Cant they just focus in creating something new? We dont need another Superman movie.
post #15 of 1022
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Its hard to top Richard Donners Superman. Cant they just focus in creating something new? We dont need another Superman movie.

It's about $$$, not creativity.
If people would stop supporting these re-boots, we wouldn't have to see the same ol' thing again and again....
post #16 of 1022
Having Nolan and Snyder involved make me optimistic. Would rather have them put their efforts into something new though.
post #17 of 1022
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Would rather have them put their efforts into something new though.

That can be said more and more these days.
post #18 of 1022
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If nothing else this will make for a great Rifftrax (yup that's pretty much how I judge new movies nowadays).

Haha! Me too. Now... if only they would make actual rifftracks instead of all the crappy shorts all the time we'd be back on track.
post #19 of 1022
All the negativity surrounding this makes no sense to me, and not just because Nolan's behind it (which should be more than enough to deter any such blind pessimism).

Zack Snyder proved with his surprisingly-good Dawn of the Dead remake that he could deliver tension, suspense, and wrap some convincing drama around it. He also showed he was great even without a green screen.

He proved with 300 that he could deliver exceptional visuals and "epic" action.

He proved with Watchmen that he could respectfully and passionately adapt a highly regarded pre-existing source material, and the he could handle characters as well as he handles visuals and suspense or mood.

Now, he's not perfect...but I'll be damned if hes not one of the best choices for this franchise. And with Christopher Nolan behind him and this project... I dont see how anyone could be anything less than optimistic and excited.

Obviously YMMV
post #20 of 1022
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I'll be damned if hes not one of the best choices for this franchise. And with Christopher Nolan behind him and this project... I dont see how anyone could be anything less than optimistic and excited.

Obviously YMMV

Doesn't have anything to with Nolan or Snyder.
For me, at least, the character (Superman) has been done to death.
How about something new....for once?

Christopher Reeve brought a personal charm to it and I think that is about the best you can realistically hope for.
In the comics (of my day), Superman had about as much personality as a snow tire.
The Reeve movies made Supe bearable in a light hearted way.

What....we're out of superheroes now?
post #21 of 1022
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All the negativity surrounding this makes no sense to me, and not just because Nolan's behind it (which should be more than enough to deter any such blind pessimism).

Zack Snyder proved with his surprisingly-good Dawn of the Dead remake that he could deliver tension, suspense, and wrap some convincing drama around it. He also showed he was great even without a green screen.

I think its more like they cutting bread with a samurai sword. Sure it makes nice cuts, but I would rather see the same talent doing something else.

There already exist a great Superman movie.
post #22 of 1022
There was already a great Nightmare on Elm Street, a terrific Halloween, a stupendously good Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc. etc.

SUPERMAN means money, if it works. Huge money. It cannot be ignored.

Unfortunately, the Richard Donner/Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN is so ingrained into my being that I will never be able to get past it.
post #23 of 1022
Warner needs to make a new Superman movie ASAP or their film rights to the character will expire. That's the real reason this is happening.
post #24 of 1022
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unfortunately, the richard donner/christopher reeve superman is so ingrained into my being that i will never be able to get past it.

+1
post #25 of 1022
That's one of the problems..they never took the character any farther. He seemed to always fight the same foe, his mannerism and abilities were limited, the stories were lame, and then they threw in the fact he's a baby-daddy..please .
post #26 of 1022
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That's one of the problems..they never took the character any farther. He seemed to always fight the same foe, his mannerism and abilities were limited, the stories were lame, and then they threw in the fact he's a baby-daddy..please .

They had a very good doc on the Superman boxset. That explained most of the problems with the Superman movies. Basicly everything went wrong after they fired Donner.

Superman returns was a nice attempt to go back to Donners "style". But didnt get the right mix between seriousness,suspense and charm.
post #27 of 1022
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Superman returns was a nice attempt to go back to Donners "style". But didnt get the right mix between seriousness,suspense and charm.

Primarily because of a poor screenplay....IMO.
post #28 of 1022
So with Zack Snyder involved are we going to see some Super Whoopee up in the air or a blue, uh, member like Watchmen?
post #29 of 1022
That was from the source material :P

I get what you guys are saying, but thankfully the 70's Superman was before my time and never has been "cool" or even "watchable" so I'm prime and ready for a good Superman film for once.
post #30 of 1022
Yeah, the movies were much too silly for me, and I was never a fan of the wooden Reeve as an actor, either.
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