"We’ve tried to make a Superman movie where he does stuff and you go, ‘Yeah, if I was Superman, that’s what I’d do.’ Even though he’s an alien, he’s more relatable, more human."
"The problem is, when you’re making an animated movie, the studio has an illusion in their minds – and it’s really not true – that because it’s a drawing, it can be changed at any time."
"I think that, for me, Superman just seemed to make a lot of sense to me. After doing ‘Watchmen,’ it was – you know that thing, you’ve got to know the rules before you can break them? There was something about that in making ‘Watchmen.’"
"I mean, like, I can go in a room and say, look, ‘Watchmen’ should be at least 15 minutes longer than ‘Batman.’ I mean, that’s, like, any geek will tell you that."
"He’s this amazing ambassador for all superheroes. What we’ve made as a film not only examines that but is also an amazing adventure story. It’s been an honor to work on. As a comic book fan, Superman is like the Rosetta Stone of all superheroes."
"There’s very few dork movies made by dorks."
"Music has that ability to be a magical thing, and I was like, maybe music is the vehicle that transports us to that other world."
"The challenge with ‘Watchmen’ is making sure that the ideas that were in the book got into the movie. That was my biggest stretch. I wanted people to watch the movie and get it. It’s one of those things where, over time, it has happened more."
"We tried to approach this as though there’s never been a Superman movie before, but at the same time respecting the canon and mythology. There are the pillars that you have to respect, and I’m not about to break them. But it is fun for me to bend them and mess with them."
"We do like digital projection. We like shooting on film, finishing digitally, and projection digitally. That’s what I like best. It’s still a movie. It’s not someone’s camcorder and it got projected. That’s mean, I know."