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Snyder Talks Superman

Latest issue of UK's SFX mag sits down with the director

By Chris Beveridge     February 10, 2011
Source: SFX

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The latest issue of the SFX magazine has a piece on Zack Snyder and they invariably tease the readers in their online edition with a few snippets about what he has to say about his view of the Superman film. Naturally, there's not a lot in terms of actual details, but he continues to offer thoughts on how Superman should be perceived, things a lot of fans want to hear about after the fairly weak characterization he received in Superman Returns.

“But I can say I think Superman needs to be physical.” is the main take away from it and it's something where you can't be surprised about it considering how his films bring about that physical prowess angle even from those that you wouldn't expect it from. A modern take on Superman with his particular style gives the chance for a truly powerful Superman, something we've only really seen in the comics and some of the animated features.

“My feeling about Superman is that I’ve been a fan of the character for a long time. But the question for me was always, ‘What can you do with Superman in a modern world?’ And I think the amazing thing that Chris and David have created, that I’m working on now, and the reason why I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do that,’ was that they found that in him. They found the why in him. That’s the exciting part for me.”

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lusiphur 2/10/2011 6:33:09 AM

 I read that and I have no idea what it meant.  Could be the cold medicine.

Calibur454 2/10/2011 7:10:36 AM

lusiphur it means that there will be plenty of action in the film and will explore why superman is who he is- ala the reasons that he has become the good guy and not a bad guy- at least that is my take on it

lusiphur 2/10/2011 7:12:44 AM

 Oh, OK.  That sounds cool and doesn't seem overdone.  But wasn't that was Smallville was supposed to do?

axia777 2/10/2011 7:52:09 AM

 As long as I actually get see Superman having a real battle in a live action movie.  I still say the ultimate showdown should be with Darkseid.  He is the number one villiain against Supes and it would make for a great movie if done right.

Plus people all ready know of Darksied because of Smallville.

Michael CLark Duncan for Darkseid!!

6dra6on6 2/10/2011 8:10:48 AM

By "physical" I hope it means that they will pump Cavill full of test and HGH and get him HUGE!

Darkseid would make a great villain as long as they change his look. I'm not liking the toga attire. - just plain and a little goofy.

I would even go for Doomsday as the villain too.

But he needs a real supervillain to compliment his super-ness, for lack of a better term. Having Supes go up against regular people just seems like a redundant waste of his awesomeness.

8man 2/10/2011 8:33:23 AM

From the JLU series finale:

"That man [Batman] won't quit so long as he can draw breath. None of my teammates will. Me? I've got a different problem. [Punches Darkseid through the wall] I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die. [Punches Darkseid again] But you can take it, can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose, and show you just how powerful I really am."[Punches Darkseid across the city with a single blow]

MrGarabaldi 2/10/2011 9:03:40 AM

For a villain, how about of combo of Brainiac & Bizzaro?

Hobbs 2/10/2011 9:11:16 AM

Chris, some advice put all these rumors/news in one article like it used to be instead of multiple.  impossible to follow all of it otherwise the way this site is set up.  Plus when Mania has one of their pop up movies every time you click you will lose less members this way.

Wiseguy 2/10/2011 9:49:14 AM

Don't liste to Hobbs Chris I like this new (back to the old) format. Keep threads down to a single a copy unless you do like Saturday and do some sort of wrap up. This here keeps the conversation focused and not on 20 different subjects at once. Too many times bits of news get ignored because they're dwarfed by another bit of news

Back on topic, Snyder need not say anything, if he's directing I am there. Just make sure you stay true to yourself and gives more of the slo/mo pause and back thingy :) I love that

littlemikey979 2/10/2011 10:48:04 AM

THANKS GOD!!! Someone who gets it. We want to see Sups knocking guys into opbit with a flick of the wrist and doing amounts of damage that only the Hulk could even come close too. He either needs to go up against someone from another planet who can stand toe-to-teo with him.

And please please do not let kryptonite be what the villian use to bring him down. Its been done way too make times.

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