The Sucker Punch director plans to treat the Big Blue Boy Scout the way that Christopher Nolan handled the Dark Knight—as if none of the films that came before existed. Will that way lie madness or salvation?
In planning his path to bringing Superman to the big screen once more, Snyder seems to have realized that a break from the past—a break that Bryan Singer’s Richard Donner-esque Superman Returns resolutely refused to commit to—is mandatory. In an interview with the L.A. Times, Snyder revealed his plan:
“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. … 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.”