Superman Reboot is a reboot in every sense of the word
What do you mean there were five other Superman films before this one?Talking to the LA Times today, Zack Synder, director of the Superman rereboot had a few words to say about what we can expect from the new film, due to be released December 2012. When asked about what direction the film will be taking, Synder said;
“Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies,” Snyder said. “If you look at ‘Batman Begins,’ there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect, but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.”
I think it’s a good choice for Synder to distance his Superman movie away from the rest of them. After all, the Superman films have only gotten progressively worse since Superman II and ignoring those films like Batman Begins did with the Burton and Schumacher films gives him the freedom to do what he wants with the Man of Steel. Hopefully Christopher Nolan’s influence as producer will benefit Synder too. Zack isn’t bad with making an action film but his films always seem to be short on story (Except for Watchmen, which had too much story for a film). It’ll take a lot to make Superman a third dimensional character, that’s for sure.