Superman? Get ‘er Done!

This is old, old news now, by Zack Snyder is going to be the man who will helm Man of Steel, the new Superman movie that will be produced by Chris Nolan.

This could be cool, if the script from which Mr. Snyder works is quality. I think Snyder can do the visuals, can do the action, but I think he’s going to need help bringing something more than “the awesome” to the screen. With Nolan on board as producer, I think that help will be provided. I don’t know how close Nolan will be to the production, but I hope he is totally riding shotgun on this.

Don’t get me wrong, 300 was cool, the Watchmen was good, but I can imagine this turning into another Superman Returns—I don’t hate it, but I sure as hell don’t own it on DVD.

There’s also some talk out there that Snyder got the job only because Warner Bros believes he can bring the movie in on time, that he won’t get too fussy with it. Apparently the screenplay by David Goyer isn’t exactly perfect. It may, in fact, be a bit of a mess. But WB doesn’t give a shit about that. They want their Snyder-helmed, Nolan-produced movie released by 2012 in order to maintain the rights. So they may have chosen not the director they consider the best, but the one that is good enough and can deliver on schedule.

Not really the kind of shining accolades one would hope.

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2 Responses to Superman? Get ‘er Done!

  1. Craig Brown says:

    Maintain the rights? WB owns DC, so it’s not like they can’t guarantee they’ll always have first refusal on anything DC.

  2. Fraser says:

    Actually, the movie rights are owned by the estate of Jerry Siegel, the creator of Superman. In 2013, the estate of Joel Shuster will jointly own the rights. Details are here.

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