The director of The Man of Steel, Zack Snyder, announces that James Cameron proposed to record the film in 3D format and he rejected the idea
¿Can you imagine seeing Superman in action in 3D?? Well James Cameron, director of Avatar, wanted to be a part of making this idea come true. However, finally the proposition did not come to lightbut that did not prevent Man of Steel (2013) from being one of the most acclaimed films of the controversial DCEU.
During a panel at SnyderCon 2023, Zack Snyder himself, the film’s director, explained why he rejected Cameron’s idea and continued with his vision for the film. “We had a meeting with Jim Cameron, I think it was right before we did Superman, and he wanted us to shoot the movie natively in 3D.Snyder said. “And I was like, ‘Uh…yeah, Jim. That’s a great idea’. But then in the movie that was problematic, because you need two cameras all the time.“, he continued.
Yes ok The Man of Steel was screened in 2D and 3Dthe latter achieved by digital conversion during post-production, is far from the ambitious approach of shoot the entire feature film in a native three-dimensional format.
Zack Snyder and the DCEU legacy
Also, Zack Snyder spoke at the Full Circle benefit about the legacy left by the DCEU and the response of fans to their projects. In this context, the filmmaker has explained that the Negative Public Responses To Batman V Superman they were due to viewers’ prejudices about the superhero genre.
“I think, and maybe I’m wrong, that a lot of people went to the movies to say ‘oh, it’s the superhero game, right? Let’s have fun with that.’ And we gave them this kind of highly layered, deconstructivist, experimental modern mythological superhero movie that you really need to pay attention to.Snyder said.
The Man of Steel is available on the HBO Max platform.