No General Zod For ‘Superman’ Reboot, Says Zack Snyder

Director Zack Snyder’sSuperman” movie is not what you think it is — especially if everything you know is based on what you’ve read online.

The “Watchmen” and “300” filmmaker spoke with Empire Magazine (via Digital Spy) and said that there are lots of facets to his upcoming “Superman” relaunch for DC Entertainment that have gone entirely unnoticed or misreported by sources on the world wide web.

“The internet has no idea what’s going on,” claimed Snyder, who added a concrete example by saying that rumors of General Zod’s involvement in the relaunch are “just wrong.”

Well, so much for our General Zod casting call. But what about some of the other rumors — an older Superman, for instance, or his status as a world traveling journalist? Snyder only offered that he thinks “it’s [too] early to say,” though he did add that his version of “Superman” would be quite “different” from previous attempts to bring the Man of Steel to theaters.

“It’s a different story,” he said. “I won’t say there’s a break from the canon or anything like that, but there is definitely an approach that makes you go, ’Okay, that’s a way to get at it.'”

He added praise for screenwriter David Goyer, saying: “David is very respectful of the canon and stuff like that. It has its roots in the canon and again, like I say, it has a point of view about who [Superman] is. I’m being cryptic, I know, but it’s the best I can do.”

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