On 4 October 2010, Warner Bros finally put to bed rumours of who would direct the Man of Steel’s next big screen outing by hiring 300 and Watchmen filmmaker Zack Snyder.
“It is pretty awesome,” he enthused. “I had a meeting with Chris and Emma, [and] it was really just talking about, in really sort of civilized and fun terms, who [Superman] was to us and what he could be.
“All I’ll say is that those guys - Chris and David - have created an amazing story and the ‘Why Superman?’ question is definitely being looked at with care. That’s all I could hope for as a director.”