Oh, Superman, will they ever stop rebooting you? Probably not, and if Warner Bros. does go on and reboot the character one more time like they plan to (a 2012 release date is already on the schedule), it might be with a Nolan behind the camera after all. Unfortunately, it will probably be Jonathan Nolan, and not that other Nolan that fanboys everywhere would just cream in their pants if they heard was directing. You know, the guy from Gotham City?
Anyways, the news is courtesy of Moviehole, who confirms via unnamed sources that the lesser known Nolan is indeed “the current frontrunner” to helm the “Superman” reboot for the studio. Not a big surprise, because I think most people knew this was coming after previous, Nolan-heavy announcements regarding the property.
Of course, it helps that the WB is dying for Christopher Nolan to get off his “Inception” butt and give them a “Batman 3” movie already, and they would probably do just about anything to push him along, even tentatively agreeing to give “Superman” to his little bro. They could always change their mind later on, after all, though that would probably really piss Nolan off. But hey, it’s Hollywood, anything can happen from one day to the next. It also helps greatly that Christopher Nolan has been announced as “godfathering” the “Superman” reboot along with his “Batman” writer David Goyer.
So yeah, all the cards seem stacked for Jonathan Nolan to jump into the directing ring, though it’s surprising he would want to start out on such a big project like “Superman”. Seems mighty “more than you can chew” to me, though I suppose having big brother around to help out might sway some of the concerns the studio and fans may have.
By the way, Moviehole adds that the studio is, indeed, looking at a TV actor to play the lead…