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It sounds like Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan are getting serious about rebooting the Man of Steel. And just in the nick of time, too, since if they don’t get this thing made by 2012, they’re S.O.L., and stands to lose rights to the character. Deadline reports that the director and studio are currently in search of a director for the comic book reboot, and that names on the short list include…
Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones, and Zack Snyder.
David Goyer and Nolan came up with a new vision for Superman that the studio cottoned to, and it’s that version that the new director will be working from.
Of the names listed, Liebesman seems like a longshot, given that he’s already committed to directing Warner’s “Clash of the Titans” sequel. Duncan Jones has just finished “Source Code”, so he’s available. Matt Reeves is coming off “Let Me In”, and he’s already shown he can do big-budget spectacle with “Cloverfield”. Zack Snyder? Well, he’s Zack Snyder. You either love his visuals, or you don’t.
As for Tony Scott, there are movies that Tony Scott can direct well, and there are movies that he can’t, and an epic comic book movie is one he shouldn’t be allowed near. Can you imagine the schizo editing as Superman blasts across the screen? I’m getting a headache just trying to picture it.
So who do you think would be the best fit for the Man of Steel?