In a recent interview with Total Film, Bryan Singer has finally broken his silence about Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman movie reboot, Man of Steel, stating that he doesn’t feel any bitterness towards the project, and is actually excited to see Snyder’s take.
It should be noted that Bryan Singer helmed the previous movie reboot of the Superman movie franchise via Superman Returns, which became successful on the box office but polarized moviegoers (many appreciated the story and how it handled certain – mature – aspects of the Superman mythos, while many hated that Superman’s main enemy in the movie is a big hunk of real estate.)
“If this was a few year ago, I might have [felt disappointed] – but so much time has passed. I’ve done two movies [since Superman Returns], I’ll be on my third movie now in the [X-Men] universe… so whilst it would have been nice then, now I’m actually genuinely looking forward to seeing Zack [Snyder]’s movie [Man Of Steel]. At my heart I’m a fan. I’ve always been a fan.
“The original Superman movie was the one that educated me – the first act of Donner’s Superman was what inspired me to take X-Men so seriously. Now I get to go see a Superman movie and I don’t have to fucking make it! [laughs] They’re not easy! He’s not an easy character!
“I got very nostalgic with my movie but even if you take it in another direction it’s very challenging… inherently he’s such a good guy… what’s easier about X-Men is that they’re all so conflicted. What’s going to be interesting in the next X-Men movie is that the characters are incredibly polarised.”