Zack Snyder has been letting out some minor details about “Superman” on his European promotion tour of his current film, “Legend of the Guardians.”
Among the rumors are that we’ll see an origin story, and that it might be filmed in the current movie “Avatar”-inspired craze of 3-D.
So what’s the scoop?
“As I have already explained, the film will focus on the early days of Superman, so there will be no links with other films,” Snyder told French movie site Filmsactu, later shared by Dark Horizons. “This is not a remake then.”
In fact, it looks like Snyder’s Superman creation might be more along the lines of The CW’s popular “Smallville” story with Tom Welling than the ones in the past 30 years that included the likes of Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh in the blue tights.
“This is not a remake,” Snyder said. “Similarly, although I still can not talk about the script, I can assure you that this new Superman will not be based on [any] comic book in particular.”
That may be good for the people who have wondered how Snyder will tell another story when so many have been told.
As far as 3-D goes, Snyder might use the format as long as it does not turn out to be just “a gimmick.” He also stated that it was “too early to tell” for a commitment on the whole 3-D thing one way or another.
There also have been unconfirmed reports that Brandon Routh has been sought out to reprise his role as Kal-El. While the general consensus has been that Routh would not come back, Snyder did say he was surprised at the Internet campaign that was out there intending to have Routh in another “Superman” adventure.
Of course, that doesn’t mean he was impressed enough to give Routh — who starred in the role in a single movie with Bryan Singer as director — another shot at the role.