The facts are these:
? Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) will be directing the next Superman movie.
? Batman Begins/The Dark Knight‘s Chris Nolan is “supervising.”
? David Goyer (Batman Begins, Blade) is writing the script.
I’m fine with all this. I love 300, I liked Watchmen. Sure, there are probably better directors out there, but Snyder will probably do a great job. So here’s what sucks tremendous ass:
Supposedly, General Zod will be the film’s villain. Now, this is according to a rumor from /Film, who I trust rumor-wise more than about anybody. Still, might not be true, grain of salt, whatever. But if it is, I am pissed.
The entire problem with Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns is that it was slavishly devoted to 1979’s Superman movie. Everyone knows this. Chris Nolan certainly knows this. So why on God’s green earth would you bring back the most iconic villain from the ’79 movie’s sequel for the new movie’s sequel? Goddamn it. And what’s even more infuriating is that there are so many other options — Brainiac, Bizarro, Darkseid, even fucking Doomsday — all Superman baddies who have never made it to the movies, and yet were passed up to bring General Zod back to the screen for no fucking reason at all. At least — and I mean at least — with Snyder directing, I can take solace that in this movie Superman will probably fucking punch somebody. (Awesome image purloined from Screen Junkies)