Superman may be taking a crucial step towards liftoff, as helmer Chris Nolan has reportedly narrowed down his directorial options to a select few.
Deadline has reported that Nolan is looking at five directors to spearhead the film, including: Zack Snyder, of 300 and Watchmen fame; Moon director Duncan Jones; Cloverfield and Let Me In’s Matt Reeves; Tony Scott, director of Top Gun and Enemy of the State; and Jonathan Liebesman, who worked on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot.
That said, the report also says that this list isn’t rock-solid just yet, as many of these directors may have scheduling conflicts that would knock them out of the running. /Film has a cool reaction piece to all of this, weighing the pros and cons of each director (and only snubbing Scott).
Me, I’d go with Jones — if you’re looking for an Iron Man-style success, you need to be able to give the movie its own voice, and Moon had that in spades. That said, if the script is any good, don’t you think Snyder would be a sure-bet, with his visually-striking style? Let’s duke it out, Rama readers, what say you?