Snyder confirms movie is not tied to any previous movies and talks briefly about his working relationship with Nolan. Also, Kevin Costner is confirmed to play Jonathan Kent.
Talking to LA Time’s Hero Complex, ‘Sucker Punch’ director Zack Snyder revealed some tidbits on his ‘Superman’ reboot and working with Christopher. Scheduled to reach cinemas 2012 with ‘The Tudors’ actor Henry Cavill in the title role of the ‘Man of Steel,’ the director confirmed that this will be the first modern ‘Superman’ movie that will truly break from Richard Donner’s landmark 1978 film.
“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. 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.” said the director.
The movie begins shooting soon with a script by David S. Goyer. Diane Lane will play Martha Kent and Kevin Costner will play Jonathan Kent. Considered a rumour at first, Warner Bros. Pictures has now confirmed the actor’s casting as Clark Kent’s adoptive father. Snyder remained tight-lipped on further castings, only saying, “There’s more to come and I think it’s consistent in its … awesomeness.” So, still no word on those rumours of Viggo Mortensen as of General Zod.
When suggested that the 2006 Bryan Singer directed ‘Superman Returns’ was looking too into the past and that the movie didn’t have enough action, “Yeah, and we’re not afraid of that at all,” Snyder said. “Our Superman, he’s got things to figure out but he’s a physical cat.”
When asked about his working relationship with producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, “It’s been really great,” Snyder said of the collaboration so far. “Chris is awesome. He’s super-respectful but super-helpful, too. You can’t imagine a more generous [collaborator]…once he sort of got what I want to do with it, he was like, ‘OK,’ and once he said, ‘You know what, that’s awesome,’ now he’s 100%. If I say, ‘What do you think of this?’ he’s like, ‘That’s awesome,’ and then there’s a great give-and-take about it, a great conversation that we can have about it and making it better everyday. And by the way he’s hilarious, too.”
And when asked about the iconic suit, ”I’d love to talk about it. We’re going to have to show it before we shoot, probably a while before that because [otherwise] someone will be on the set and get a picture of it.”