Snyder, Lane Talk The New “Superman”

Both director Zack Snyder and actress Diane Lane have gone on the record about the upcoming “Superman” reboot during the past day or so. A few key new facts were gleaned from both interviews.

Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” harkened heavily back to the earlier two Richard Donner “Superman” movies in story and design, this one though is wiping the slate clean and will ignore all previous incarnations of the character.

Snyder tells The L.A. Times that “Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there’s been no other Superman movies. If you look at ‘Batman Begins,’ there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on other hand there’s this approach that pre-supposes that there haven’t been any other movies. In every aspect of design and of story, the whole thing is very much from that perspective of respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.”

Snyder also says this one will be more a man of action – “Our Superman, he’s got things to figure out but he’s a physical cat.”

Meanwhile Lane spoke with USA Weekend about being cast in the role of Martha Kent.

“It’s daunting, but in a very healthy way. It’s like a dare. I have heard and read many people say, ‘Do what scares you. Don’t run from it, run toward it.’ I am delighted to be challenged with the opportunity. Zack Snyder said wonderful things in the press release, and I was like, ‘Well, it’s like he threw down the white glove. Now I have to bend down and pick it up.’ It’s wonderful, though. He’s a visionary, and he’ll create his own version. I find that very refreshing. People love to talk about things, and this will definitely be something to talk about.”