Zack Snyder To Direct New ‘Superman’ Movie

by | October 5, 2010 at 1:36 PM | The Movies

Here we go. If you liked 300 and you liked Watchmen, you may like the new Superman movie reboot, because noted comic book fan Zack Snyder, the helmer of both of those films, has just signed on to direct it. It’s being produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) and being written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins), and they’re gearing it for a 2012 holiday season release.

“I’ve been a big fan of the character for a long time, he’s definitely the king of all superheroes, he’s the one,” Snyder said. “I feel awesome. I feel super awesome.”

Details on what the story will be are scarce, but there are indications that Kryptonian renegade General Zod, played memorably by Terence Stamp in Superman II, may return as the villain. “It’s early yet, but I can tell you that what David and Chris have done with the story so far definitely has given me a great insight into a way to make him feel modern,” Snyder noted, indicating that he’ll go right to work on the Man of Steel film once he’s finished Sucker Punch.

Take a look at his latest project right here, and tell us: do you think Snyder’s got the chops to handle Superman?