Interview: 'Man of Steel' Director Zack Snyder on Making Big Movies
by Alex Billington
June 12, 2013
I've been following Zack Snyder since the very early days of FirstShowing. It was an article I wrote about 300 back in late 2006 that put me on his radar, and I have been invited to visit the sets of all of his movies since - Watchmen, Sucker Punch and Man of Steel. During the release of Watchmen, I spoke with Zack in a 20-minute interview and have met him many times over the last seven years. With the release of Man of Steel on the horizon, I was given the opportunity to talk with Zack Snyder again in Los Angeles and flew in just to record the interview in person on Flipcam. I wanted to ask about his career and decisions regarding Superman, and present this unique interview and discussion with Zack that cannot be found anywhere else.
This interview was conducted on the Warner Bros lot inside a soundstage themed to Superman with Man of Steel costumes and props (see my Vine here). I had to sneak in a Star Wars question at the very end, too.
Watch my 2013 interview with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder, recorded in Los Angeles:
Thank you to Zack Snyder for his time, and to Warner Bros for arranging the interview and my travel to Los Angeles. I really love talking with Zack about making movies, and was only given 10 minutes with him this time. I had prepared a full 30 minutes of questions (at least) and was hoping I would get to talk with him for 15 minutes, but was cut short fairly quick. I had so much more to ask him about Man of Steel, but I got in the most important questions I was hoping to ask, since I wanted to conduct an interview with Zack that no one else would have. I wish I could've spoken to him further about Christopher Nolan's involvement, as well as his handheld shooting style and choosing Henry Cavill as Kal-El, but I'll be saving those for another time.
Warner Bros' Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder, arrives in theaters everywhere this week, starting June 14th. See the final trailer here and catch the superhero movie in IMAX 3D and regular theaters everywhere.