After successfully translating comic books like 300 and Watchmen to film, Zack Snyder has been tapped to direct the next Superman movie, reports Deadline.
Also, The Hollywood Reporter reports that General Zod will be the villain in the new film.
Warner Bros. was certainly serious about taking the right approach to their premier super-hero franchise — getting David Goyer (Batman Begins, Blade) to write the screenplay and luring Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) in to oversee the project [Read: Christopher Nolan To Godfather “˜Superman’ Movie; “˜Dark Knight’ Sequel Being Written]. But now, it seems like the Superman movie we’ve always dreamed of seeing is actually going to happen.
“It’s early yet, but I can tell you that what David 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 told Deadline.
According to THR:
Goyer is writing the script, which is rumored to have, like “Superman Returns,” a Richard Donner connection. In this movie’s case, it’s a villain connection: General Zod.
General Zod was the major villain in 1980’s Superman II and was played by Terence Stamp.
[Source: Deadline; THR]