We’ve already speculated who should play the Man of Steel in the next Superman movie, but the buzz surrounding the film today is, who will direct the film?
Mike Fleming over at Deadline believes he has the short, short list gathered together from his sources on the inside.
- Tony Scott (Unstoppable)
- Matt Reeves (Let Me In)
- Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles and Clash of the Titans 2)
- Duncan Jones (Source Code)
- Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch)
Of everyone on the list, I personally am pulling for Zack Snyder. He has a very unique look in all his films (Watchmen, 300, Sucker Punch) that I think compliments any comic book based movie he takes on. Plus, he understands special effects and how to use his budget effectively to tell a dynamic story. He already has three movies with Warner Bros. under his belt, and though we don’t know how well the Owls of Ga’Hoole will do until Monday, he’s already made the studio a crap ton of money (Watchmen – $185,258,983 and 300 – $456,068,181). The combined monetary draw of Nolan and Snyder on a Superman film makes the choice seem like a no brainer. My guess is we’ll find out who the go to guy is before the end of the year.