Our biggest problem with Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" was how little Superman kicked-ass. He was either marathoning through the Midwest, catching a falling plane or taking a slogging from Lex Luthor and Co. Come on, he's Superman. He borders on infinite power. Is it so wrong to wish the guy would dole some tough love with those super fists? According to an interview SFX magazine, the director of the next Superman film wants to put that power back in superpower.
"I think Superman needs to be physical," said Zack Snyder, whose sexy genre mash-up "Sucker Punch" hits theaters in March.
It's hard to imagine a Snyder-directed Superman film without Super cracking some thugs open like one dollar cans of PBR. The director's body of work includes "Watchmen," "300," and "Dawn of the Dead."
Snyder also spilled some beans pertaining to the story.
"My feeling about Superman is that I've been a fan of the character for a long time," Synder said. "But the question for me was always, 'What can you do with Superman in a modern world?' And I think the amazing thing that Chris [Nolan] and David [Goyer] have created, that I'm working on now, and the reason why I was like, 'Yeah, I'll do that,' was that they found that in him. They found the why in him. That's the exciting part for me."
Excited? We are, but it will be a wait. "Superman: Man of Steel" won't hit theaters until December 2012.