Christopher Nolan Reveals Shortlist of Superman Directors

Along with Batman 3, Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Superman film is probably one of the most anticipated and intriguing superhero films. With a David Goyer script (co-written by Nolan) and Nolan taking the producer role, the film could turn out to be just as good as The Dark Knight.

While it was rumored for some time that Nolan’s brother Jonathan would take the director chair, it seems that this may not be true. Today Deadline released a list of possible directors that Christopher Nolan has been talking to in regards to taking the directing role for Superman.

The list is as follows:

  • Tony Scott (Man On Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123)
  • Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield)
  • Jonathan Liebesman (Clash of The Titans)
  • Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code)
  • Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch)

My choice would be for either Zack Snyder or Matt Reeves. Snyder proved himself in the superhero genre with Watchmen and Reeves did great things with Cloverfield and his upcoming film Let Me In is supposed to be very good. I think Scott would be the worst choice since his hyper-stylized directing style wouldn’t fit well with the film.

You also have to keep in mind that some of these directors have scheduling conflicts as they are already working on future projects. So unless they can fix up their schedules, they may have no choice but to turn down the offer.

Who do you want to fill the director role on the new Superman film?