Here are the main excerpts from The Daily Telegraph interview which was posted online earlier today. For the whole thing, where the director talks more about his new movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, be sure to follow the link at the bottom of this page.
A British newspaper, and Snyder talk more about him getting the job, working with Chris Nolan, Batman vs. Superman, it's association to past movies and the rumoured $175 million budget...
You’re directing the next Superman movie: that’s quite a gig. How do you feel about taking on the superhero that everyone loves?
It’s very exciting. Do I feel responsible? Look, as a fan, I want to make it awesome, so in that way I feel responsible. There’s an amazing film in there to be had, and I’m excited to get at it.
You’re working with Christopher Nolan, director of the last two Batman films. Is there a conflict of interest there? Batman vs Superman?
He is a generous and amazing talent and as a producer super-supportive even in just the few weeks we’ve been talking about it.
What can you say about it at this stage?
Nothing. It’s very early in the process and it’s going to be famously guarded. So there’s very little to be said other than I’m a huge fan and I’m excited to get started on this.
It’s going to be a reboot of the franchise...
In the sense that it doesn’t really owe anything to what’s happened before cinematically.
And apparently you’re getting $175 million to play with...
I have no idea. Nobody has said anything to me about that, but I’ll quote that at them. It’s a good place to start in the negotiations.
What's most interesting about this interview is the fact that Snyder says, "we’ve been talking about it" when asked about Superman vs. Batman. Is he talking specifically about the two teaming up on the big screen or just about The Man of Steel in general? Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place!