The long wait over who will direct Warner Bros. upcoming Superman reboot is over. Zack Snyder has earned the high-profile gig, a choice that is sure to generate much discussion among fans. A majority of Snyder’s films (300, Watchmen, etc.) have been made with Warner Bros., so the decision doesn’t come as a surprise in that regard. What may puzzle some is how Snyder’s style, typically dark and gritty, will mesh with a property that’s traditionally much lighter in tone. Naturally, Warner has this project set at a high priority, but not just because it’s a tentpole release. The studio needs to start production on a new Superman movie by 2011 or risk losing some copyrights to the heirs of the character’s creators, so there’s motivation to move ahead.
Of course, it’s well known that Christopher Nolan is overseeing the film and it will be interesting to see how much of his style permeates the final product with Snyder’s bold aesthetics in play. While little is known about the story right now, we do know that General Zod will be the villain. Frequent Nolan collaborator David Goyer is writing the script. What are your thoughts on Zack Snyder as the director of the new Superman? Will we get a film filled with speed-ramping and brutal violence or do you think Snyder will branch out from his usual bag of tricks?