Zack Snyder: "If You're A Comic Book Fan, You Know I Didn't Change Superman"

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Man of Steel received its fair share of criticism, however, director Zack Snyder believes any criticism about how Superman was portrayed is coming from those that aren't familiar with the source material.

“People are always like, ‘You changed Superman’,” Snyder told the Hall of Justice podcast. “If you’re a comic book fan, you know that I didn’t change Superman. If you know the true canon, you know that I didn’t change Superman. If you’re a fan of the old movies, yeah I changed him a bit. That's the difference. I'm a bit of a comic book fan and I always default to the true canon. Not the cinematic canon that sort of, that in my opinion, plays fast and loose with the rules. And so, I feel like I tried to create a Superman that would set a tone for the world.”

Listen to Snyder comments, starting at the 6-minute mark, in the audio player below.

In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

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  1. Its news to me that Superman its a brooding charmless prick with no regard for people's safety... you might want to go back and check your sources Hack.

  2. You know he's 100% right. Man of Steel's not perfect, but the "not muh Superman" crowd are those who only watched the Donner movies.

  3. Almazingstuff said ... (original post)

    Its news to me that Superman its a brooding charmless prick with no regard for people's safety... you might want to go back and check your sources Hack.

    Actually, you might wanna go back and check yours. If you knew anything about Superman from the 50's to the 70's, Snyder's take on the character was spot-on. 

    I find that the idiots that complain about MOS not being "their Superman", are really only talking about the Superman of a very brief period in time. MOS attempts to eclipse all the versions into one. And it does a good job of it, as well.

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    Almazingstuff said ... (original post)

    Its news to me that Superman its a brooding charmless prick with no regard for people's safety... you might want to go back and check your sources Hack.

    Brooding? No. Serious does not equate to brooding. He's pretty charming, particularly when he actually becomes Superman."Prick?" I don't know of too many pricks who saved an oil rig full of people, defended women from unwanted advances, took out a Kryptonian invasion and saved the whole damn planet while cooperating with the army to make them feel less powerless, but whatever floats your boat. "No regard for people's safety?" That's funny, that's what we grown ups call a 'plot point.' It was his first day on the job. As a matter of fact, it's the first thing the BVS Prequel- and movie itself- addressses. But the fact he tells everyone to get inside and lock the doors in Smallville because he's really powerless to control how this fight will go blows that suggestion out of the water.Oops, who needs to check sources? It's the one who's never picked up a Superman comic and only watched the Donner movies. IE, you.

  5. DarthDeathstroke said ... (original post)

    You know he's 100% right. Man of Steel's not perfect, but the "not muh Superman" crowd are those who only watched the Donner movies.

    OMG, precisely this!! "Their Superman" is just Christopher Reeve, and nothing more. Most of them have never read a Superman comic, in order to ascertain or differentiate the source material.

    But their egos won't allow them to admit that.

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