October 5th, 2010
11:41 AM ET
As Warner Bros. searched for a director for the new "Superman" movie, filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves ("Let Me In") and Tony Scott ("The Taking of Pelham 123") were all reportedly in talks for the job, but it turns out that “300’s” Zack Snyder is the one who snagged it, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Snyder - a darling among comic book fans, having also directed "Watchmen" and the upcoming Comic-Con crowd pleaser, "Sucker Punch" - told THR that Superman's "character deserves to be loved. It’s his time.”
The new “Superman” has David Goyer writing the script and Christopher Nolan producing, and Snyder assures THR that the crew is “moving quick,” tweaking the script a bit more before moving on to the next stage. It's expected that General Zod, best known as the villain from "Superman II," will be the bad guy.
On working with Nolan, who has the same reputation for being a visionary, Snyder said that “In the initial meetings, he’s been super amazingly smart and also amazingly kind, filmmaker-to-filmmaker.”
Snyder added, “I have great respect for him. The process has been amazing so far, and it looks like nothing but pluses.”
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