Zack Snyder Promises A "Physical" Superman

Zack Snyder Promises A "Physical" <i>Superman</i>

Speaking about his upcoming take on The Man Of Steel to SFX Magazine, Snyder hints that we will definitely be seeing a more action orientated Supes than we have before in previous movie incarnations..

One major criticism from a lot of fans on Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, and indeed to a lesser extent the original Donner films, was Superman's lack of any real physicality. One reason for this of course was that he was never given anything to hit! Lex Luthor does not a good super powered punching bag make. Well now Snyder hints that his version of the character will at least engage in some proper fisticuffs. He also reveals what attracted him to the project in the first place.

Here is an excerpt from SFX's article..

“My feeling about Superman is that I’ve been a fan of the character for a long time. But the question for me was always, ‘What can you do with Superman in a modern world?’ And I think the amazing thing that Chris and David have created, that I’m working on now, and the reason why I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do that,’ was that they found that in him. They found the why in him. That’s the exciting part for me.”

And just how will Snyder’s Superman differ from previous incarnations of the character? The filmmaker’s tight-lipped but hints at what we can expect from someone whose visions are, more often than not, visceral.

“I can’t really talk about that without being kind of specific,” says Snyder. “But I can say I think Superman needs to be physical.”

It wasn't too much of a stretch to assume that a director like Snyder would be ramping up the action anyway, but there you go. This is only a snippet from the full interview, so be sure to pick up a copy of SFX to read the rest.

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