Zack Snyder Talks ‘Man Of Steel’ And Being Compared To Christopher Nolan

Man Of Steel is now only a few short weeks away from being released and the director of the Superman reboot, Zack Snyder, is currently partaking in a hoard of promotional interviews in anticipation of its release.

Snyder has been talking about his thoughts on Superman stating, “Someone said to me it’s the greatest adoption story in all of history. I think that’s an interesting way of looking at it – maybe because I was just in the process personally of adopting my two children.”

He then added, “The people of Earth adopt him and he adopts us, as well. A lot of the messaging in this film is about family, and who makes you who you are. Clark is on this journey of self discovery, trying to figure out who he is and where he fits in.”

“In the end he comes to see what Jor-El, his Kryptonian father, has sacrificed and given for him. And he also realizes how his Earth parents made him who he is. All those themes and notions follow him throughout the whole film.”

Snyder then discussed being constantly compared to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight saga, and when asked whether or not the two were similar he noted, “Only in that it’s a modern way of looking at the characters. Everyone’s used to Superman in a way. Maybe in your mind you say, ‘I know exactly what Superman is.’ We were able to say [with Man of Steel], ‘What about this way of looking at him?’”

He then added, “We tried to make him more modern, but it’s hard to talk about him that way, in those terms. Everyone asks: ‘Oh, did you make him more modern?’ But what does that mean? We just tried to make him cool.”

Meanwhile, Snyder also found time to comment on rumors that there could be a Batman and Superman hybrid film in the near future, noting, “I haven’t heard that but that sounds awesome. [Laughter.] That’s literally how rumors get started. No, I did not know that.”

Are you looking forward to Man Of Steel?