Sure, we know that any time Zack Snyder does any sort of press, the conversation will inevitably turn toward his “Superman” reboot, and a bunch of questions will be asked that he can’t answer. Nevertheless, when MTV News caught up with the man behind the latest big screen incarnation of the man of steel, I did my best to try and get a scoop.
The following back-and-forth comes courtesy of: A) an interview I conducted during the “Sucker Punch” junket; and B) our fearless MTV Splash Page editor Rick Marshall, whose brilliant questions Snyder had a lot of fun not answering…
First up, I presented Snyder with two photos: one of the famous George Reeves costume and the other of the infamous, shiny ensemble briefly worn by Nicolas Cage. I asked Snyder to tell us where his Superman costume might fall on the George-Reeves-to-Nicolas-Cage scale.
After laughing at the idea for a solid minute and calling our scale “awesome,” he indulged me with a response.
“No, no. It’s not on that scale at all,” Snyder said, still chuckling. “Ha. Awesome. It’s a great scale. It’s a great scale because it’s the most abstract scale I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Fine, that’s non-answer #1. Moving on… what are his thoughts on Superman as an alien and whether we’ll see a more cosmic influence in his film?
“Yeah, I can’t say,” he said.
How about his take on whether Clark Kent is a costume, or Clark Kent as a character and Superman as a costume?
“I can’t answer that,” he repeated. “I like that, though — these are really good questions!” (Again, props to Mr. Marshall for supplying them.)
Well, that’s something, I guess. I then emphasized the fact that we ask because we care.
“I know, I appreciate it,” Snyder said. “And I wish I could talk more about it, but it’s a super-secret thing. It’s like I’m building the stealth bomber.”
Maybe if we analyze his facial reactions we’ll get some more out of this. At least he gave us a sentence or two on why he chose Henry Cavill as his star.
What do you think of Snyder’s dodging? What do you hope to see from his reboot? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!