Zack Snyder Says He Simply Tried To Make Superman Cool In MAN OF STEEL

Director Zack Snyder's excitement was palpable this morning on Canada's Breakfast Television. When asked about a comparison to Christopher Nolan's Batman films, Snyder sidesteps the question by saying he just tried to make Superman cool.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder was in Canada for promotional duties this morning. Below is a transcript of some of what was discussed on Breakfast Television.

On the initial decision to assume directorial duties on the Superman reboot:
Zack Snyder: Superman, I'm a bit of a fan so having the opportunity to work on Superman is a little bit of a dream come true. [It was] super exciting, a little bit of pressure but really fun.

With Christopher Nolan serving as producer and helping develop the story, do you think people should compare Man of Steel to his work on The Dark Knight trilogy?
Zack Snyder: Only in that it's a modern way in looking at the characters. Everyone's used to Superman in a way, maybe in your mind you say, 'I know exactly what Superman is.' We were able to say [with Man of Steel], what about this way of looking at him? We tried to make him more modern but it's hard to talk about him that way, in those terms. Everyone asks 'Oh, did you make him more modern' but what does that mean? We just tried to make him cool.

On rumors of a Batman/Superman World's Finest follow-up to Man of Steel.
Zack Snyder: I haven't heard that but that sounds awesome. That's how rumors get started, I did not know that.

There's a bit more at the source link above, where you can actually watch the interview (there's about 3 ads that play beforehand though). You can definitely tell Snyder is excited about the film and anxious for people to see his work. Man of Steel opens June 14th.

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MAN OF STEEL: "The Battle Of Smallville"

Running Time: 2 hrs 23 min
Release Date: 14 June 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner,Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, Harry Lennix
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer screenplay)

"Man of Steel follows the Last Son of Krypton on his epic journey to become mankind's shinning beacon of hope for a brighter future. With the beliefs and values instilled by his adoptive parents Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, a young Clark (Henry Cavill) sets out to find his place in the world. But when the nefarious General Zodd (Michael Shannon) arrives on Earth, Clark will have to choose between being a normal human or Kal-el,son of Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and humanity's greatest protector and champion. Filmed in IMAX and shot in Vancouver, Chicago and Plano, Illinois, Man of Steel will be released on June 14, 2013 by Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) with a screenplay by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) produced feature film will surely be the summer blockbuster of 2013."

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