Zach Snyder wants his Superman to ‘Get Physical, Physical’ but Not Quite Like the Olivia Newton John Song
Zach Snyder (Watchmen, Sucker Punch) always has great visions of what he wants to create and bring to the big screen. His newest untitled Superman project is no different. Snyder wants to tap into something deeper with the character in order to show us something different than we have seen portrayed before.
So how exactly does Snyder intend on doing this. Well, first he picks a pretty someone you wouldn’t quite expect for the role, the Tudors, Henry Cavill. Secondly, Snyder tells SFX magazine,
“I can’t really talk about that without being kind of specific. But I can say I think Superman needs to be physical.”
So I guess that means we can expect supe’s to fight more than a freakin’ plane this time around. Snyder does speak passionately about the man of steel …
“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 [Nolan] and David [Goyer] 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.”
Snyder is ALWAYS enthusiastic and dedicated to his work, a true modern visionary, but in my opinion it doesn’t always execute well when all is said and done. Personally, I was stoked for Watchmen and although it has my favorite opening scene of all time and while it looks fantastic it still bored me. I have the same feeling that could happen for the Superman project. What do you guys think??