Deadline.com reports that Zack Snyder has been chosen to direct the next Superman feature film for Warner Brothers. Best known for remakes (Dawn of the Dead) and comic adaptations (300, Watchmen) Snyder's first original feature film, Suckerpunch hits theaters next year. Who am I kidding. You know who he is.
I was hoping for Frank Capra, but the globe keeps on spinning, yeah?
This is all very early, but we can surmise that it's gonna look good, and that we'll probably have no problem believing a man can fly (again). Snyder knows and respects comics and superheroes and their visual language. I have all faith that he can build a Metropolis. I just hope, and I'd say this with any director, that he remembers Smallville. Because that's where Superman lives, regardless of where he hangs his cape.
I don't suppose you have any opinions on the matter you'd like to make known right here and now…or would ya?
UPDATE: Snyder spoke to Deadline:
"I've been a big fan of the character for a long time, he's definitely the king of all superheroes, he's the one. It's early yet, but I can tell you that what David and Chris have done with the story so far definitely has given me a great insight into a way to make him feel modern. I've always felt he was kind of awesome. I'll finish Sucker Punch and get right at it."
UPDATE: Snyder also spoke to The Los Angeles Times:
"I can’t say why they came to me other than the fact that they know I have a fondness for the character and a real desire to understand him and present him to a new audience."
More in the link.
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter claims that the villain in the film will be Zod.