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With “Sucker Punch” attempting to balance sincerity and absurdity in a side-by-side existence, director Zack Snyder seems primed to finally tilt matters over into the former camp with his much-anticipated Superman reboot, “Man of Steel.” Following the tentpole's low-key unveiling during Comic Con, executive producers Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer have also promised a psychological inquiry into the comic book hero as never seen before, and now Snyder himself has offered a similarly unique comprehension of the property. Snyder has found himself in a peculiar position fronting the latest Superman installment, as he now can attest to tackling both a committed tentpole superhero film and a hard-r sociopolitical take on the genre itself with “Watchmen.” However, in a recent interview while promoting that film's umpteenth director's cut, the director acknowledged his perspective may have made him the best man for the job. »

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