Richard Donner on Superman Returning (Again)

MovieWeb recently caught up with Richard Donner while he was out promoting the 25th anniversary of The Goonies, which will debut on Blu-ray November 2nd. The director spoke about his disinterest in continuing to make films with the current Hollywood studio system, and that at this point in his career he only wants to focus on projects that he is passionate about and can produce independently. Here's what he had to say about the new Superman film:

DONNER: "No, they haven't even asked me to read it," he replied, "It's Warner Bros.," joked the director. We followed that up by asking Donner what he thought of the studio's choice to have visionary filmmaker Zack Snyder (Watchmen) take over the franchise? "Well, I think he could do a great job. You know he's certainly a good director and hopefully he's got a good handle on it," answered Donner.


"I mean I thought Bryan (Singer) did a wonderful job with the other film (Superman Returns). You could just do massive action and blow up stuff, but he chose to do the characters more, although he had some beautiful stuff in there. So I hope nobody tries to compete. I hope Zack doesn't try to compete and I don't think he's that kind of director. I don't think he's going to want to compete with the best effects out there. I'm tired of it already. I'm tired of those … what are those machines? Transformers! Really, I mean they were great but lets settle back people and focus on the characters. The characters in Superman are just wonderful." Superman comes to theaters in 2012. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.' 


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