Zack Snyder to Direct SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL

     October 4, 2010

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Zack Snyder is directing the upcoming Superman: The Man of Steel (Deadline).  Snyder was on a shortlist that also included Tony Scott (Man on Fire), Matt Reeves (Let Me In), Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles), Duncan Jones (Moon), and Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler).  As we’ve previously reported, the new Superman is being overseen by Christopher Nolan and David Goyer is handling the script.  It’s safe to assume that his producing partner/wife Debbie Snyder will come on board to produce.

Hit the jump for what we know about The Man of Steel and my thoughts on Snyder getting the gig.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much about The Man of Steel other than it will be set in a “modern context“, and that Warner Bros. is targeting the film for the 2012 holiday season.  It’s also assumed that they’ll be starting completely fresh in regards to casting.

Among the potential candidates to get Superman, I have mixed feelings on Snyder.  I’m worried that his directing style may overshadow the story.  Also, while I like Snyder’s films when I first see them, their impact diminishes over time.  However, Snyder does know how to handle a big budget plus the involvement of Nolan may provide some balance.  I’m also hearing that Snyder’s upcoming film, Sucker Punch, looks incredible but the story is somewhat lacking.  Having Nolan oversee the project and Snyder working from David Goyer’s script allays my fears to an extent.

What do you think about Snyder getting the gig?  Sounds off in the comments section.

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