Alan Smithee

Zack Snyder Pokes The Marvel Fanboy Beehive

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LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLEOk Mr. Snyder, you may be helming one of the most anticipated features for me this year with Man of Steel, but there’s no need to get all big-head mode about it all.

Recently, he had an interview with SFX Magazine in which he laid out the thoughts that DC’s characters are more ‘pure’ than Marvel’s. Seriously, you can’t make this shit up.

They truly are purer archetypes…They’re literally Biblical. If you get the DC characters right, they can be important, they can be about us. It’s not just a romp. That’s the fun, for me, of working on this movie. We got that it was important. We weren’t apologizing for Superman, which I feel has happened in the past. It’s Superman, for God’s sake. He’s a thing to be celebrated.

Marvel fans should see this as obvious attention whoring from Mr. Snyder and is meant to tug at the old and thankfully cooled down flame wars between Marvel and DC fanboys. I agree that Superman is the main hero in the comics world and that all that came after aren’t quite as important…though the world would suck if there were only one flavor of gum.

He continues:

“It’s Superman. If you get it right he’s kind of transcendent. The Superman shield is the second most recognizable symbol on planet Earth other than the Christian cross. If you get it right, that’s the question you’ll be asking everyone else. That should be the question you’re asking Iron Man and Thor. How is it that you feel you can be making a superhero movie in a world where Superman and Batman exist?”

While I’d like to agree with him that if people were doing the Batman and Superman movies right, they’d have claimed their spots on the comic movie throne as number one and two respectively. Unfortunately, DC has continually dropped the ball with their live action movies. We’ve said it time and time again that DC really should focus mainly on their animated features and keep those coming out. They’re a blast to watch.

Still, fingers crossed that Man of Steel is as awesome as it looks.

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