Zack Snyder will direct the new Superman movie

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rsz_tbd-zacksnyder100610.jpgThe powers that be in Hollywod have chosen a director for their next Superman movie: Geek icon (and bankable mastermind) Zack Snyder. It's almost enough to make us excited that Warner Bros. is planning a reboot and not a sequel. Hey, $200 million and Brandon Routh's credible Christopher Reeve impersonation wasn't enough for Superman Returns.

Snyder (who made 300 and Watchmen) beat out the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves and Tony Scott to helm the Christopher Nolan-produced effort, which will be fast-tracked to start production next year. That's because the studio may lose the copyright to the character if they don't make it by 2011, the Hollywood Reporter says.

They also report that this version will bring back General Zod, thanks to the David Goyer script in the works. That's cool and all, but there's nothing that Goyer can write that will top Terence Stamp shouting "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!" in Richard Donner's Superman II.

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