Several of the Potential SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL Directors Speak Up
Published: September 24, 2010 - 12:28pm
It was reported yesterday that five directors were on Christopher Nolan's shortlist to direct the next Superman movie. Some updates have already started to come in as two of them have responded.
Deadline reported that directors Tony Scott ( Unstoppable), Matt Reeves (Let Me In), Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch), Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) and Duncan Jones (Source Code) were all in consideration to direct Superman: Man of Steel. Both Reeves and Jones have made somewhat of a response.
JoBlo.com released a quote from an interview with Matt Reeves, who said:
"I really have no idea if any of that is true. It's certainly an amazing project, but I would be surprised..."
Duncan Jones posted a tweet which was later taken down:
"About Superman... I'm going to say something really cheesy; Can't talk about it, but an honor to be on the list. Interesting times!"
Also of note is that Jonathan Liebesman has recently signed on to direct Clash of the Titans 2, so it would seem highly unlikely he would be in the mix. Warner Bros. needs to have this project as they stand to lose certain rights to the iconic character in 2013 after a judge ruled favorably on behalf of Superman creator Jerry Siegel's heirs.
Zach Snyder was offered the chance to direct once before but had said he would struggle with presenting Superman to today's audience. (USA Today)
Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception) is "godfathering" the project, with a script penned by David Goyer. Little other information is known about the project, and the script is being kept under tight wraps at Warner Bros. It is also rumored that director Guillermo del Toro, fresh off his two year Hobbit venture, was a contender to the direct the film.
Until noted otherwise, Superman: Man of Steel is set for a 2012 theatrical release.