Zack Snyder directing next Superman

MUMBAI: Zack Snyder, known for his films like 300 and Watchmen has been chosen to direct the next edition of Superman that is being produced by Christopher Nolan for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Snyder, who directed "300" and "Watchmen," had been on the list of helmers ensconced in meetings with

Here it may me noted that executives of Nolan and Warners have been in talks with directors like Darren Aronofsky, Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves and Tony Scott.

It is also interesting that despite grossing $200 million domestically, Superman Returns was considered a disappointment.

Goyer is writing the script, which, like Superman Returns is said to have a connection to Richard Donner‘s Superman films. Nolan is producing the film with his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas, along with Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder‘s wife and partner.

Snyder had made his animated feature debut with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga‘Hoole. The film opened softly but is generating strong word-of-mouth having fallen only 32 per cent in its second weekend.

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