Zack Snyder Says He Simply Tried To Make Superman Cool In MAN OF STEEL

Zack Snyder Says He Simply Tried To Make Superman Cool In MAN OF STEEL

Director Zack Snyder's excitement was palpable this morning on Canada's Breakfast Television. When asked about a comparison to Christopher Nolan's Batman films, Snyder sidesteps the question by saying he just tried to make Superman cool.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder was in Canada for promotional duties this morning. Below is a transcript of some of what was discussed on Breakfast Television.

On the initial decision to assume directorial duties on the Superman reboot:
Zack Snyder: Superman, I'm a bit of a fan so having the opportunity to work on Superman is a little bit of a dream come true. [It was] super exciting, a little bit of pressure but really fun.

With Christopher Nolan serving as producer and helping develop the story, do you think people should compare Man of Steel to his work on The Dark Knight trilogy?
Zack Snyder: Only in that it's a modern way in looking at the characters. Everyone's used to Superman in a way, maybe in your mind you say, 'I know exactly what Superman is.' We were able to say [with Man of Steel], what about this way of looking at him? We tried to make him more modern but it's hard to talk about him that way, in those terms. Everyone asks 'Oh, did you make him more modern' but what does that mean? We just tried to make him cool.

On rumors of a Batman/Superman World's Finest follow-up to Man of Steel.
Zack Snyder: I haven't heard that but that sounds awesome. That's how rumors get started, I did not know that.

There's a bit more at the source link above, where you can actually watch the interview (there's about 3 ads that play beforehand though). You can definitely tell Snyder is excited about the film and anxious for people to see his work. Man of Steel opens June 14th.

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Running Time: 2 hrs 23 min
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

"Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013."
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Jollem - 5/28/2013, 3:53 PM
the gen 13 crew found out that superman was cool
TheHeat06 - 5/28/2013, 3:58 PM
90 second soundtrack clips released today:
Brainiac13 - 5/28/2013, 3:59 PM
If a Superman/Batman movie is will be AWESOME!!
Brainiac13 - 5/28/2013, 4:00 PM

Ramiel - 5/28/2013, 4:02 PM
If he wanted Supes to be cool, then he should have left him bearded.
Omarvls - 5/28/2013, 4:08 PM
Can't Wait for DC/WB to get their Shared Universe going with MOS who I say will be an EPIC Blockbuster
LEVITIKUZ - 5/28/2013, 4:08 PM
Honestly, Zack Snyder should direct the Jusice League & Superman series. Also one Worlds Finest film. All we really need is one Batman/Superman team up movie.
TayDee - 5/28/2013, 4:08 PM
They need to stop playing and make a World's Finest film. It will easily make Avengers money.
Amazing512 - 5/28/2013, 4:12 PM
@grif Agreed, that scene looked a little out of place and I'm not entirely confident in Snyder. Watchmen was ok for me and sucker pinch just wasn't worth watching.
Obviously the movie has his visual touch, but I think the movie is riding more on the writers than Snyder
Omarvls - 5/28/2013, 4:12 PM
This is my prediction on what DC/WB will announce shortly after MOS becomes an EPIC Blockbuster

2015-Justice League
2016-Batman reboot/Flash
2017-MOS 2/ Wonder Woman
2018-Justice League 2 /Green Lanter reboot
tonytony - 5/28/2013, 4:13 PM
Zack snyder should do a wonder woman film along with a flash movie. Then a jl movie too. This is going to be epic.
GeekyCheekyChic - 5/28/2013, 4:13 PM
newsflash Zack- you succeeded. Superman(yours)looks very very cool.
WARMACHINE297 - 5/28/2013, 4:14 PM
@grif yeah it kind of ruined the tone i had in mind for the film
StarlordX - 5/28/2013, 4:16 PM
Make superman cool.......................FACEPALM!!!!!
Hellsboy - 5/28/2013, 4:16 PM
superman is cool its just people arent smart enough to write him(lodell)
MrReese - 5/28/2013, 4:17 PM
Mr.Snyder you succeeded
Omarvls - 5/28/2013, 4:17 PM
Dr.Fate-Martian Manhunter-Captain Atom films would be EPIC
CaptainObvious - 5/28/2013, 4:19 PM
Superman is and always has been cool.
TheOneAboveAll - 5/28/2013, 4:22 PM
Bring on cool supes
SuperSam - 5/28/2013, 4:22 PM
People are really complaining about that one line? It's ok to have some humor to balance the seriousness of the film. Just as long as it makes sense and isn't over emphasized (*cough* IM3 *cough*)

Besides, it's normal for soldiers to joke around with each other.
thewonderer - 5/28/2013, 4:23 PM
Worlds Finest isn't going to be easy.

Even with the trilogys end, most people want Bale to come back.

If they do go with the rebooted Batman, they have to wait till at least 2015 to make it and then start production on a worlds finest.

That's assuming people accept this new Batman. He's gotta be good.
Jollem - 5/28/2013, 4:24 PM
@grif - the iron man movies literally had pee an poop jokes. you are an enigma :)
LEVITIKUZ - 5/28/2013, 4:26 PM
Shut up wonderbra. Worlds Finest is so [frick]ing easy. Batman & Superman team up. Also Joker & Lex team up. They fight. Make billions.
exe - 5/28/2013, 4:27 PM
The Return of the [frick]ing cbm King.
BreadPitt - 5/28/2013, 4:33 PM
dnno1 - 5/28/2013, 4:33 PM
All I can say about Batman/Superman/World's Finest is, if Snyder doesn't know about it (it is his Superman after all that would be in such a film) then, it more than likely isn't happening.
CaptainAmerica31 - 5/28/2013, 4:34 PM
Ya humor isn't bad but it's bad if it makes the film a borderline comedy(IM3) it needs balance(Star Trek:into darkness)
paulyd3 - 5/28/2013, 4:35 PM
you want to make supes cool than get him a smoking hot girlfriend like she looks in the comics not some 39 year old auntie amy, At least Cap had a smoking hot hottie.


Erica Durance - La mas sexy de la sci fi 2008!!

sephiroth211 - 5/28/2013, 4:38 PM
Why must everything be compared to those god awful movies?! Snyder's masterpiece is gonna shit on what DC has done in the past. Indeed cheers to the return of DC comics king. He shall rule over all other DC properties!!!

BreadPitt - 5/28/2013, 4:39 PM
Can someone pls upload this on utube?
paulyd3 - 5/28/2013, 4:41 PM
I will take a clasic superman and a hot lois lane for MOS2

superman-classic suit 24


BreadPitt - 5/28/2013, 4:48 PM
BreadPitt - 5/28/2013, 4:53 PM
Can someone pls upload this on utube?
BreadPitt - 5/28/2013, 5:00 PM
Truudy is finally converting over to the darkseid...muhuahahahah
nowtheresaBATman - 5/28/2013, 5:01 PM
@pauly agreed.
gawd Haley Atwell as Lois Lane would've been HOT.

@Intruder that's not going to be a problem
soforizo - 5/28/2013, 5:01 PM
grif - 5/28/2013, 4:09 PM
was thinking the movie looked great then i saw the tv spot where the woman says he looks hot.

i dont know now"


My reaction was: "Who the phuck thought that bit was a good idea?"
jcfrommars9 - 5/28/2013, 5:05 PM
I also think that soldier's line about Superman being kind of hot was a little out of place, at least in the trailer. I think it will work better in the movie. However I don't agree Iron Man 3's humor was overemphasized or borderline comedy. Just witty as usual and fitting with Tony Stark's character.

Finally, Amy Adams looks just fine to me. We often see older men on screen with younger women. I have no problem with it being vice versa.
Berserker187 - 5/28/2013, 5:25 PM
I heard a rumor that the bat will appear in the man of steel, Is this true can anyone confirm this. Would be really cool if he does appear.
soforizo - 5/28/2013, 5:25 PM

I can't see how that line fits anywhere with the rest of the footage we've seen, besides that girl's acting doesn't look natural. It makes good for a Superman Gillete commercial, but that's pretty much it.

BTW, IM3 humor took away from the weight from some of the scenes. Having characters almost die and doing jokes right after lessened the impact of the scenes for me.
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