Why Warner Bros. Hired Zack Snyder to Direct SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL; Plus the Film’s Logline Revealed?

     October 6, 2010


Earlier this week, we reported that Zack Snyder had signed on to direct Superman: The Man of SteelVulture now reports that slightly unsettling news that Snyder was hired because Warner Bros. knew he could get the job done fast.  Warner Bros. needs a Superman movie in production by 2011 or they’ll be subject to potential lawsuits by the heirs of the character’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.  Here’s the really disconcerting line from Vulture’s story:

We’re told by knowledgeable insiders the reason Warner Bros. picked Snyder for Man of Steel is that the script by David Goyer was rushed, is still a bit of a mess, and that Warner Bros. needs someone who won’t spend months or even years trying to get it just right (i.e. [Darren] Aronofsky).

Vulture adds that even Snyder believes that the script needs work, but he’ll be able to get the movie made faster than Aronofsky.  While we all want to have faith that Christopher Nolan’s guiding hand can push Superman to a great movie, this report casts a shadow over the production.  Hit the jump for what we know about the movie thus far plus the film’s newly-revealed logline.

In Vulture’s article, they say that in Superman: The Man of Steel:

“Clark Kent is a journalist traveling the world trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman.”

It’s also looking like General Zod will be the villain this time around.  As we’ve previously reported, Nolan and Goyer are setting this Superman in a “modern context” and that Warner Bros. is targeting the release of the film for the 2012 holiday season.  It’s also looking like they’ll be starting fresh with regards to casting.


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