Zack Snyder Talks More About Superman's Name in Junket Interview

Apart from appearing on radio this morning over in Canada. The director of Man Of Steel decided to drop in on another radio station; The director reveals some potential spoilers regarding Superman's name. Read on for details!

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By Khan - 5/28/2013

On the name Superman

“It’s not really reluctance. It’s us…for me anyway, I wanted to give the right reverence to the word. Superman has a concept, and it can’t just be the thing that happens immediately. It’s got to be earned.”

“And I thought it would be cool to have Lois be in a weird way the one that invents the idea. Because like where doe Superman come from? Who coined that phrase? How does that happen? So Lois sort of starts the idea and then…”

Full Review Can Be Found Here

The Good: Character, Most of the performances, Special effects
The Bad: Plot progression is painfully predictable.
The Basics: A complete reboot of Superman, Man Of Steel presents a more angsty version of Clark Kent and Kal-El and a bigger threat to Earth in his first real adventure.

Despite the issues where Man Of Steel is plotted like a familiar super hero origin story, the film feels fresher than most and is not only solidly entertaining, it makes a decent commentary on the human and alien here on Earth.


Man of Steel is an upcoming 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series, portraying the character's origin story. The film stars Henry Cavill in the title role, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. Man of Steel will launch a shared fictional universe of DC Comics characters on film.

Clark Kent is a journalist who was adopted as a child by Jonathan and Martha Kent after he was transported to Earth from the dying planet of Krypton. Raised with the values of his adoptive parents, he feels alienated because of his unique super powers and struggles to find his own place in life. When the world is attacked, he becomes the hero named Superman to protect Earth and its people.
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superotherside - 5/28/2013, 10:00 PM
Sounds good to me. Can't wait for this movie.

Jealous that that reporter already saw it though.
Tony93 - 5/28/2013, 10:03 PM
All hail Snyder
Tony93 - 5/28/2013, 10:04 PM
actually not that much spoilers
kevberg - 5/28/2013, 10:08 PM
Y'mean like how lois did in Superman:the movie?

Not really a new idea.
kevberg - 5/28/2013, 10:09 PM
glad hes still keeping that though.
whoa123 - 5/28/2013, 10:15 PM
Hey guys, I saw this review, seems pretty legit since he really reviews films.
airbeyonder18 - 5/28/2013, 10:25 PM
Sounded like he said Lex was in the movie.
Emjeed - 5/28/2013, 10:45 PM
this is awesome news!
koolaidbag - 5/28/2013, 10:50 PM
who else thinks Zack snyder, and mark ruffalo have very similar personalities...
Starkasm - 5/28/2013, 10:59 PM
Cool. One thing I do like that ive seen from the trailers is the cinematography. Some great looking angles. With the exception of the mid air punching battle. Sorry it looked a little lame to me.
TheOneAboveAll - 5/28/2013, 11:01 PM
and wardrobe choices
koolaidbag - 5/28/2013, 11:25 PM
@oneaboveall I didn't even notice that, you're right, they do.
LP4 - 5/28/2013, 11:36 PM
Damn the spoilers for this always suck. This isn't even spoilerish sorry...

when I hear "spoiler" I'd like to think of a confirmed cameo...or specific fight scene in detail.

This is just about Superman's name and how Snyder views it.

Visualiza - 5/28/2013, 11:53 PM
Finally a review written with some semblance of intelligence and objectivity. Solid write-up by Swarts, and yet another quote by Snyder I don't care for. The guy needs to learn how to articulate; he sounds terrible for any of several reasons when he gives interviews.

Anyway, that's the first review I've read that has given me a good impression of the film, and after all of the fanboy/studio exec nonsense we've seen up to now, it's quite a relief.
SnapperCarr - 5/29/2013, 12:15 AM
still sounds great
Screwger - 5/29/2013, 12:28 AM
So, the guy complained because Superman beats Xod at the end?
Hobgobby8821 - 5/29/2013, 1:27 AM
Hopefully this film gets more good reviews than bad ones. I really really want this film to succeed!
JohnLamb - 5/29/2013, 4:47 AM
dancingmonkey08 - 5/29/2013, 5:04 AM
This sounds like it will reach the heights of the Avengers, but with a bit more intelligence but it sounds like it has the same problem as the Avengers, predictable as [frick]. But thats fine, I can forgive that, its sort of expected in franchises that are only starting out. It just means that Snyder (and Whedon) will have to up their game and make a more in depth sequel that will look deeper at the relationships of the characters in the movie and provide a more intelligent, in-depth plot.

Still, just makes me more excited for Man Of Steel, its gonna be awesome
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 5/29/2013, 6:15 AM
So he gives it an 8/10 because its an origin story? (Duh! It's the first movie in a cbm reboot; he also gave Batman Begins an 8/10 so that makes since for him) but he didn't say anything negative except that you'd think the GL's would show up with such a huge interplanetary threat. That I agree with if this was a sequel and they had been established to audiences otherwise that's horse crap. This movie will be just as good as we've thought if your read this review compared to other movies he's reviewed.

He gave iron man 2 a 9/10 which makes him lose a lot of credibility in my book and he seems to be particularly hard on monies in general giving both casino royals and Skyfall a 6 and 6.5 respectively which is crazy considering how those are two of the best 007 films ever.

To further my point he only gave avengers a 8.5 and iron man 1 a 7.5.

To that I say ppppsssshhhh man of steel is gonna be fricking awesome!

TheDARKestKNIGHT - 5/29/2013, 6:15 AM
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 5/29/2013, 6:32 AM
^^^true he's obviously a biased fan of the character lol
JayJayCAW - 5/29/2013, 6:32 AM
ok not complaining, but Snyder, you didn't come up with the idea that Lois gave Superman his name, its been part of the mythos since before he was born in comics, movies and tv shows.....
JayJayCAW - 5/29/2013, 6:35 AM
the only bad in the review is the plot progression being obvious.....I can live with that :)
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 5/29/2013, 6:38 AM
^^^ but even with saying the plot is "obvious" it's freaking Superman, the most iconic super hero ever. Who doesn't know his origin story for the most part!? All the writers did was throw in the Zod/invasion element and bam.
Hobgobby8821 - 5/29/2013, 6:49 AM
He also gave X-Men Origins Wolverine a 7/10
jcfrommars9 - 5/29/2013, 7:03 AM
"This sounds like it will reach the heights of the Avengers, but with a bit more intelligence but it sounds like it has the same problem as the Avengers, predictable as [frick]. But thats fine, I can forgive that, its sort of expected in franchises that are only starting out. It just means that Snyder (and Whedon) will have to up their game and make a more in depth sequel that will look deeper at the relationships of the characters in the movie and provide a more intelligent, in-depth plot."

Movies like Man of Steel, The Avengers, etc get knocked for that and I never understand or agree with it. The first movie should always be about just establishing the character or in the Avengers case, the team. It should be simple at the start.
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 5/29/2013, 7:13 AM
So we're all in agreement that this guys opinion is BS!? Lol
GUNSMITH - 5/29/2013, 7:30 AM
AmazingFantasy - 5/29/2013, 7:50 AM
I really want to hear " I'm Superman"...
DarthLaney - 5/29/2013, 7:54 AM
So HIS big idea was to have Lois invent the name... Not exactly an original idea there Zack
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 5/29/2013, 8:04 AM
No @FIRG not to me but general consensus. Men lie, women lie, numbers don't.
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 5/29/2013, 8:06 AM
Except the box office numbers for IM3; that's definitely a lie about how good the movie is but rather a true testament of RDJ's star power.
Brainiac13 - 5/29/2013, 9:18 AM
I read the review at work....I think its fake....I could have written it without seeing the movie.

There was nothing in there saying he saw the film....we could all make the same review after watching all the trailers!
Brainiac13 - 5/29/2013, 9:20 AM
There would be an embargo on all reviews until week before!
Brainiac13 - 5/29/2013, 9:20 AM
Same thing happened for TDKR
JayJayCAW - 5/29/2013, 9:21 AM
@KneelBeforeFEAR: exactly :D and thats why I can live with that reason being the only bad....cause we all know that already lol
Brainiac13 - 5/29/2013, 9:23 AM
If its true.....he gave 8/10 from a guy who hates Superman....not bad! Just he wanted the GL Corps to turn up! LOL!
thewolfx - 5/29/2013, 9:34 AM
Hey [frick] that reviewer , mos 29797686578965/10
rbfn04 - 5/29/2013, 11:15 AM
Snyder talk about a lot of established comic book concepts, or stuff that's been done before, like it was his idea. Like Lois coming up with Superman.

Also, angsty Superman. Oh well...
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