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According to Zack Snyder, who has just gotten the gig of a lifetime directing the latest “Superman” movie, rumors that Superman will be battling it out with General Zod and company in his reboot is untrue. The director of the upcoming “Sucker Punch” calls the Internet scuttlebutt “just wrong” before going on to add, “the internet has no idea what’s going on”. Hey, no one bad mouths the Internet! Moving on.
Well that’s a shame. Zod would have given Supes a nice run for his money. It sure the hell is better than watching the Man of Steel fight a scheming Lex Luthor and his clueless henchmen and their various real estate scams, that’s for sure.
Snyder also talks a lot about how his version of “Superman” will compare to the comics in term of the character’s established canon:
It’s a different story. 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.’
[Screenwriter David Goyer] 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 he is. I’m being cryptic, I know, but it’s the best I can do.
In other news, Zack Snyder resolves never to use the word “canon” more than twice in a future interview. Or not.
Okay, so no Zod, and the reboot won’t diverge too much, if at all, from what we already know about Superman.
Got all that, kids?