If you make a Superman movie, does it have to take all of the other Superman films into account? Zack Snyder doesn’t think so, and as he told Hero Complex, it looks like the new Superman movie will be a reboot.
“Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies. If you look at ‘Batman Begins,’ there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on otherhand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.”
Henry Cavill is playing Superman, with Diane Lane cast as Martha Kent. Kevin Costner has been reported as signing, but no big announcements have been made. I like the idea that we should go into this new movie without the baggage of all the other films, television series, animated shows, and what not getting in the way. On the other hand, we’ve all heard Kevin Smith tell the tale of the last time someone wanted to re-design Superman.