Why Was Zack Snyder Chosen to Direct The Man of Steel?

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Some of you sighed in relief, some of you sighed with discontent and some of you squealed with delight when it was announced that Zack Snyder would be the director of the Christopher Nolan-produced The Man of Steel. Snyder won the job over many other talented directors, most notably Unstoppable's Tony Scott and Black Swan's Darren Aronofsky.

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Vulture reports that the main reason Warner chose Snyder was because "the script by David Goyer was rushed, is still a bit of a mess, and that Warner Bros. needs someone who won't spend months or even years trying to get it just right (i.e., Aronofsky), because time is the one thing they don't have: The studio must have a new Superman movie in production by 2011 or they'll be subject to potential lawsuits by the heirs of the superhero's creators."

Furthermore, "Snyder was not really Warner's first choice to direct Superman, but that a director needed to be hired imminently. Privately, even Snyder has confided to agency sources that the current Superman script needs work, but clearly Warner Bros. believes he can get it done faster than Aronofsky."

So, they would have preferred Aronofsky, but he takes too long because he wants to make sure he gets it right, so they went with Snyder instead? Okay, so what's Aronofsky's consolation prize? Vulture reports it could very well be Wolverine 2, hardly the awesome RoboCop reboot we all wanted to see.

Who would you have preferred to direct the new Superman?

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Zack Snyder is the director of movies such as 300 and Watchmen. He specializes in epics that use creative special effects.

He was born in Green Bay and was actually ranked #25 on Entertainment Weekly's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.


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