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Old October 6 2010, 03:04 AM   #129
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Re: Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

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I would love for Routh to come back, but I just don't see it happening. I see Snyder and Nolan doing their own thing. However, if Snyder were to approach Routh about coming back, he would have to audition for a different kind of Superman- I'm sure whatever version of Superman that Snyder and Nolan are planning, that it's going to be different than what Singer had done for Superman Returns.
That's what gives me pause. While Batman has the potential for a lot of different interpretations, I think Superman fills a specific heroic archetype. Routh was doing a riff on Christopher Reeve, which is about as perfect as you can get. To move much beyond that is to create something that isn't really Superman.
Well, I see room for a different interpretation than the Reeve/Routh version. That was sort of a Silver Age version of Superman- where Clark Kent was the disguise, and Superman was the real persona- but lately we've seen a sort of reversal where Clark Kent is the real persona and Superman is the disguise. I have a feeling we're going to see that version of Superman in Snyder and Nolan's take.
You might take this as close-minded - and I'm not going to imply that the character can't be played at all in a different way - but I think the essence of the story is that Clark is the disguise. After all, he is an alien. Despite growing up in a human world his powers remind him that he can never fully adapt.

This is a great theme, but Superman Returns dug a huge cavity into this theme, exploring it so much that it forgot that there was still a movie that had to happen.
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