Zack Snyder will direct SUPERMAN

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JacksonArcher, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Agenda

    Agenda Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 28, 2009
    Instead of Daily Planet, he could work for Daily Kos.
  2. Hyperspace05

    Hyperspace05 Commodore Commodore

    Jul 18, 2005
  3. Lapis Exilis

    Lapis Exilis Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 20, 2004
    He obviously reconsidered and probably did so after seeing the massively fat check Warner Bros. was offering to the director.
  4. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
    I think that was one of the story points.

    The Daily Planet is suffering from people getting news off the web instead of print until Superman arrives.
  5. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    ^ Clark is about to get laid off until Superman grants him an interview. :p
  6. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2001
    That was one movie, though, at the start of his career. It was also his lowest budgeted, and if you look at every other project he has done since then, including the upcoming Sucker Punch, the more projects he does that are higher profile, the more of his hyper-stylized, slow-motion type of filmmaking creeps into every film that he does.

    Superman will probably be his highest budgeted film yet, which doesn't make me believe that he'll restrain himself; if anything, it makes me believe he'll go all out stylistically.
  7. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 11, 2006
    Moncton, NB
    In the most recent "Origin" story the Planet was run-down and a dying Paper due to a combination of this and that Luthor had been bleeding them dry as part of his ongoing plot to have a total monopoly on all Metropolis businesses (he even had the people gather at his building every morning so he could pick one to get a "reward". Like people praying to their God).

    When Superman showed up, it broke Luthor's control of the public, and he became so obsessed with finding ways of killing Superman that he neglected his business plan and the businesses regained control of themselves.
  8. Bad Bishop

    Bad Bishop Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 23, 2001
    The Land of Fruits and Nuts
    I'm sure Zod is interesting. Still, been there, done that.
  9. Garak

    Garak Salty Dog Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Go back to Russia.
  10. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    Colour me lukewarm. I liked his Dawn of the Dead a lot, enjoyed the ridiculous campness of 300 and thought Watchmen was a reasonably good adaptation of the classic graphic novel.

    But - I think each of those movies has gotten successively poorer; DOTD is still my fave of them. 300 and Watchmen were way to reliant on slo-mo and too slavishly faithful to the source material. The style over substance accusation has some weight, IMHO. So I suppose we'll get a lovely looking Superman movie but we could have got that from Michael Bay.

    I'm also underwhelmed at the use of General Zod. Singer got criticised for re-hashing Superman TM and its villain and plot, now this movie seems to be re-treading Superman 2. No Braniac, no Bizarro, no original villain?

    And finally, to complete my disappointment, no Routh. That he might come back was always a long shot but one can hope. Or could have. Oh well.
  11. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    Brainiac was mentioned by Nolan back in March as being in the script along with Lex.
  12. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2001
    It is possible that Nolan, Goyer, etc. are saving Brainiac and other villains for future installments. Maybe we'll see Brainiac introduced in this film but not take a full-on role as villain until the sequel. Who knows. We have so little information at this point and General Zod hasn't even been officially confirmed- just mentioned offhand in an article.

    I think if we have Luthor and Zod in the first movie, Metallo or some such in the sequel, and then Brainiac in the third film- he is, after all, Superman's big bad and I think saving him is a good idea. Perhaps Nolan and Goyer are planning on using him for the second film, like how they used The Joker for The Dark Knight- who knows at this point.
  13. Jetfire

    Jetfire Guest

    I do think it is disappointing with Nolan involved that Batman & Superman happen in separate universes...cameos would have been fun. :)
  14. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2001
    Superman would be trying to save someone in Gotham and then Batman would be all pissed off, calling him an "amateur" and telling him that he's done with him professionally.
  15. Too Much Fun

    Too Much Fun Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2009
    I don't want to see them use Zod again because I love Terrence Stamp's performance of the character so much. While it may appear campy and outdated by today's standards, I still think it's perfect and do not like the idea of it being reinterpreted. I could be wrong and they could cast and write it brilliantly and surprise me, but this is one of those characters that I just wish would be left alone based on a past performance. Kinda like Gene Wilder in "Willy Wonka and the Chocoloate Factory".

    Jack Nicholson's Joker was fun, but I didn't think it was the best portrayal of the character possible, so I was open to seeing a new one. I just don't think anyone can top Stamp's Zod. I loved Frank Gorshin' portrayal of The Riddler and I don't think any version will ever be as loved, but I could see a new interpretation being interesting and satisfying, but Zod doesn't need to be modernized. His performance in 1980 was one for the ages that need not be rehashed in any form.
  16. TemporalFlux

    TemporalFlux Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 13, 2002
    The End of Time
    I can understand why Nolan an Goyer avoided Joker in the Batman Begins; Joker had been done to death in the past, and they instead focused on something new with Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul.

    If this Zod crap pans out, then Nolan and Goyer are only serving to make "Richard Donner Continues Part II". There is absolutely no reason to save Brainiac for later, and it's ridiculous that he hasn't been used in *any* film up until now.

    I hope the Zod report is wrong. I don't want to see Zod. At all.
  17. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

    Jun 21, 2001
    At least the slo-mo scenes can be explained away by the character moving at super speed....
  18. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Because, if one looks up from the TV and out the window it's quite apparent that we're living today, not twenty or thirty or forty years ago.

    Either do Superman as a real period piece - pre-WW II, to honor the era from which he sprang - or be completely contemporary about it. Or stay home.

    And Lois isn't getting laid at all until Superman grants her an interview.
  19. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Commodore Commodore

    Sep 2, 2008
    I was very much unimpressed by 300 and Watchman. Both were over stylized and I was not invested in the characters or stories on any level. So I am not happy with this choice at all.

    .... So thats my 2 cents. For whatever its worth...
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    Excuse me? :wtf: