Lock n' load, Internet! Dust off all your best tired-ass "jokes" about speed-ramping, teal n' orange and "misogyny;" Disney/Lucasfilm have announced that Zack Snyder is doing a "Star Wars" movie.
...but it's NOT "Episode VII."
In case you were under the impression that Disney wasn't planning to milk the ever-loving shit out of the malnourished and neglected cow it recently liberated from Skywalker Ranch; the big announcement here is that they're going to be making "Star Wars" Universe movies apart from the already-confirmed New Trilogy, and that Snyder will be first out of the gate with an in-canon entry being described as "Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai' but with Jedi."
Most important takeaway from this, as far as I'm concerned: Since Snyder's bankability had been more than a little bruised by the lukewarm reception for "Sucker Punch," this is a really strong indicator that people within the industry are very, very enthusiastic about how "Man of Steel" is coming together."