Well Hollywood's going to the Well of Krypton yet again. Zack Snyder, director of the remake of "Dawn of the Dead," "300", "Watchmen" and this summer's expected pop culture smash up of catfights and giant robots "Sucker Punch;" (This is a guy Examiner could really hang out with!) is manning the helm of the yet untitled new Superman film. It was announced this morning. Zack had this to say about the 2012 blockbuster.
"In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen," Snyder said in a statement. "I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield."
In even greater breaking news this is the first time that the man of steel will be portrayed by a British actor. Henry Cavill from Showtime's series "The Tudors." He's also going to play the legendary Greek hero Thesus in the fantasy action flick "Immortals," and just ended filming with action legend Bruce Willis on "The Cold Light of Day." Whew! Quite an impressive resume for this kid from the other side of the big pond.
Scribe duties for this chapter of the franchise will be handled by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, the duo has had some success on a little known film franchise about a man in a bat suit. You might remember it.
Since the first new "Batman" made 352 million dollars worldwide and its sequel "The Dark Knight Returns" made 1 billion it's safe to say this duo knows a little about writing superhero movies. Combined with Snyder's uncanny knack of directing films that appeal to its core demographic, this movie about the last son of Krypton is bound to be worth the price of D-box seats at your local theater.
It's also going to give Warner Bros. a huge one -two punch at the box office since Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit; Part One is scheduled to be released then as well. Although Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" made over 391 million worldwide, it didn't really impress the core fanboy demographic who were starved for more action sequences.
Examiner agrees, the story was great but it moved painfully slow in some areas. I hope that the new film have a villain like "Darkseid" or dare I say it "Doomsday." Be still my beating heart!
The Superman film is due around the Holiday season of 2012, with Zack at the helm, it's going to rock hard!