As soon as comic book blockbuster guru Christopher Nolan signed on to produce Warner Bros’ next installment of their “Superman” franchise, the web was atwitter about who would fill those big red leather directing boots.
Deadline reports that the search is over and “Watchmen” director, Zack Snyder, will take the helm of the world’s most famous super hero property as soon as he’s finished with post production on “Sucker Punch.”
“I’ve been a big fan of the character for a long time, he’s definitely the king of all superheroes, he’s the one,” Snyder told Deadline’s Mike Fleming. ”It’s early yet, but I can tell you that what David [Goyer] and Chris have done with the story so far definitely has given me a great insight into a way to make him feel modern. I’ve always felt he was kind of awesome. I’ll finish ‘Sucker Punch’ and get right at it.”
Snyder, who directed the highly stylized “300″ about ancient Sparta and the remake of “Dawn of the Dead,” was chosen from a slew of talented directors including Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, and Duncan Jones.
Nolan and Goyer broke the story together and Goyer wrote the script. The primary villain is rumored to be General Zod. Brandon Routh, who played the Man of Steel in the last installment, “Superman Returns,” will likely not be returning.
Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder will produce Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull will executive produce.
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