Zack Snyder: 'Man Of Steel' Is 'A More Serious Version Of Superman'

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Superman is a beloved icon, no doubt about it, but he's also a character that hasn't had the easiest time translating to the screen — especially recently. Will Zack Snyder's take on the superhero fare any better? Based on his recent comments on the subject, we're feeling mighty hopeful.

"It’s a more serious version of Superman," Snyder told Hero Complex about his "Man of Steel" vision. "It’s not like a heart attack. We took the mythology seriously. We take him as a character seriously."

"I believe the movie would appeal to anyone," he added. "I think that you’re going to see a Superman you’ve never seen before. We approached it as though no other films had been made. He’s the king-daddy. Honestly that’s why I wanted to do it. I’m interested in Superman because he’s the father of all superheroes. He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What was it about him that cracked the code that made pop culture embrace this other mythology? What we‘ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story."

Snyder concluded, "It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes. I wanted to be sure the movie treated it respectfully."

See more of the director's thoughts on Superman and the legacy of "Watchmen" over at Hero Complex.

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