Zack Snyder recently chatted to SFX magazine about his upcoming Superman: Man of Steel, specifically how his "Superman" will be different to Bryan Singer's Superman Returns.
"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."He wasn't able to say much more, but did add the following:"I can't really talk about that without being kind of specific... But I can say I think Superman needs to be physical."
Snyder did mention earlier in an interview with french site FilmsActu that his Man of Steel's [Henry Cavill] story will feature an original take.
"The film will focus on early days of Superman, so there will be no links with other films. This is not a remake then. Similarly, although I still can not talk about the script, I can assure you that this new Superman will not be based on a comic book in particular."
Superman has been facing some flak recently as being an outdated character and it will be interesting to see Snyder's handling of this, personally the only inspiring take on the character happened with Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. How does a modern audience relate to a nuclear age Superhero? I guess Snyder's success with Watchmen may have influenced Warners decision or that nobody else wanted the Gig.