Zack Snyder: DC Comics not involved on Superman: The Man Of Steel (2012)


picIn another interview for Sucker Punch, Zack Snyder, spoke on Superman with

The director on both of the above has previously been adamant that this take on Superman will be his own and a different direction than the Donner classics.

Interestingly enough, when asked about getting input from DC Comics who publish numerous Superman graphic novels and comics, Snyder said they really weren’t involved.

Q: Are you working with DC or is it all you, Nolan and Goyer?

ZS: It’s all me, Nolan and Goyer. I mean, I meet with the DC guys but they don’t really [get involved.] It’s all us figuring it out.

Why do I find it interesting?


a) Snyder has previously said Superman should “kick ass” and …

b) DC Comics recently had J. Michael Straczynski write the main Superman comic book – only to leave – and “ground” Superman. Fans have been in an uproar because Superman feels as if he needs to connect to the common man and is literally walking from city to city saving cats from trees and things of that nature. You can check out my review of the last issue where Superman sits down with the Flash over a piece of cherry pie and talks about Kryptonian theology and ethics – yeah it was terrible!

While, I can’t state if Snyder follows the comics, I for one, am glad DC isn’t involved after giving JMS the green light. Could also be Snyder has heard how bad the Green Lantern movie is – and DC was involved with that.

Or could just be Snyder wants this to be his direction and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks.

Screen Junkie also asked about there being no Lois (maybe they snuck that in) with Snyder questioning that.

Q: And there’s no Lois in this version. Is that the reason to do it, to strip away the things we know?

ZS: Oh, there’s no Lois Lane? I didn’t know that. I don’t know what that means.

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on Superman develops.

Superman flies into theaters December 2012 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent and Kevin Costern as Jonathan “Pa” Kent.

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