Hopefully, this will wash the bad taste of Superman Returns out. Oh, and I was so happy back then, when I heard that Bryan Singer, the man who made X-Men movies, would helm the film about the Man of Steel! Of course, what wound up happening is that both Superman and X-Men suffered as TWO crap movies were the result of his decision. There's a fine line between homage and plagiarism, and Singer crossed it repeatedly with Superman Returns.
Now, Zack Snyder seems like a good choice. I liked 300, because I am a man, and I liked Watchmen, which I thought was one of the finest comic movies I've seen (call me a heretic, but I think I'd rank it above Nolan's Bat-films). I remain cautiously optimistic.
However, I won't get too excited until actual production begins. I remember the 90's, when there was talk of a Superman movie. First, Tim Burton was going to do it. Then Kevin Smith was going to do it and even wrote a script. Matrix-esque costumes were discussed. Then, at some point, Nic Cage was involved.
It's almost as unitentionally hilarious as The Wicker Man. Almost.
So, while everyone's buzzing, let's tone it down a scosh. Remember, at one time Joss Whedon was going to bring us Wonder Woman, and now that task has fallen into the hands of the man who brought us Ally McBeal, an award-winning comedy that wasn't terribly funny. So, perspective is what I'm asking for.