New ‘Superman’ inspired by ‘Batman Begins’

Director Zack Snyder says new film is a clean slate

Superman director Zack Snyder has said that his new film will be a fresh start for the series.

Snyder, who has comic book form having made Watchmen, has said that he is taking inspiration from Batman Begins in starting the story again from scratch.

He told the Los Angeles Times: “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.”

He added: “If you look at Batman Begins, there’s that structure, there’s the canon that we know about and respect but on the 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.”

Henry Cavill has been cast as Superman in the film, rumoured to be titled Man Of Steel. Snyder said of the character: “Our Superman, he’s got things to figure out but he’s a physical cat.”