Zack Snyder: “There’s Been No Other Superman Movies.”

Zack SnyderApparently, Zack Snyder is taking all of those old, lame Superman movies and throwing them into the street, hoping they get crushed by a big garbage truck or something, because he just told the LA Times — in what we’re hoping was a big, booming voice sided with dramatic, over-the-top hand gestures — that “there’s been no other Superman movies.” OKAY, GUYS?

We kid. That’s probably not true at all, especially considering that he went on to share his guiding principle concerning his reboot of the franchise (tentatively titled Man of Steel) with producer Christopher Nolan, due in December 2012: “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.”

In short, with the script from David Goyer/Jonathan Nolan, Snyder plans to show us his own take on The Last Son Of Krypton within the established Superman realm.

“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,” Snyder said. “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.”

But don’t get him wrong. Snyder does understand that the world he’s working within is delicate and creating a new spin on Superman will not be an easy task.

“Superman is the one constant in the universe,” Snyder said. “You know that if you do Superman right — or at least if you do him with respect — you know you end up with something great. … [but] in some ways [beyond] that is virgin territory. No one knows what that is. In some ways Superman is the most recognizable superhero on the planet but also the most unknown. Just what can he be? People have preconceived ideas about him but probably all of them are wrong.”

There are many preconceived ideas, indeed. Right now, everyone is curious as to how Henry Cavill will look in one of the most infamous superhero suits in entertainment history. But unfortunately, we still have to wonder.

“I can’t say — although I appreciate the question. I’d love to talk about it. We’re going to have to show it before we shoot, probably a while before that because [otherwise] someone will be on the set and get a picture of it.”

Bottom line? Haters gonna hate, and Snyder’s gonna do what he wants.

Source: LA Times