With anticipation levels getiing higher and higher by the day, Zack Snyder has finally revealed some details about his approach to "Superman."
And, yes, he does not hesitate to play the "BB" ("Batman Begins") card.
“Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies,” Snyder tells The Los Angeles Times. “If you look at 'Batman Begins', there’s that structure: there’s the canon that we know about and respect, but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of ‘Respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.’”
Not that Snyder's "Batman" analogy isn't earned - this reboot of the Man of Steel does have "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan onboard as a producer and collaborator.
“It’s been really great,” says Snyder. “Chris is awesome. He’s super-respectful but super-helpful, too. You can’t imagine a more generous [collaborator] … once he sort of got what I want to do with it, he was like, ‘OK,’ and once he said, ‘You know what, that’s awesome,’ now he’s 100%. If I say, ‘What do you think of this?’ he’s like, ‘That’s awesome,’ and then there’s a great give-and-take about it, a great conversation that we can have about it and making it better every day. And by the way, he’s hilarious too.”