However, the film also has fans reeling with both anxiety and impatience as to how the Watchmen, 300, and Sucker Punch director will be tackling such a subject. In a recent interview with the LA Times, Snyder finally revealed his approach to one of the most popular fictional characters of all time.
“It’s a more serious version of Superman,” the director said. “It’s not like a heart attack. We took the mythology seriously. We take him as a character seriously.”
What’s more, Snyder feels that nearly everyone will find his version of Superman the most accessible and likable. He was sure to throw in nearly every boosting cliche as evidence.
“I believe the movie would appeal to anyone,” he said. “I think that you’re going to see a Superman you’ve never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made.”
Of course, Snyder also had nothing but praise for his chosen subject matter. He claimed the caped crusader was the “king-daddy,” and “the father and ambassador of all superheroes,” mostly because of his ability to captivate an audience for as long as he has.
“What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology?” asks Snyder. “What we’ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honor to work on.”
Man of Steel has so far released an intense trailer and footage shown at Comic-Con 2012. It hasn’t provided enough material to have anyone dismissing or accepting what Zack Snyder has managed to put together. As a result, we’re forced to do what Snyder advises against – compare it to previously made films. To be sure, the most recent incarnation of Superman, Superman Returns, did not hold audience attentions for more than a week. Will Zack Snyder be able to win the hearts and minds of fans and a general audience, come June 2013? We sure hope so. For Superman’s sake.