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Even with the reports pouring in claiming Christopher Nolan’s brother Jonathan will be the man to direct the new Superman movie, every single one is oozing with skepticism. The latest information comes from The Playlist and while the site calls their source a good one, still mentions that there’s a chance their news that little Nolan is the frontrunner to direct Superman: Man of Steel might not be true.
Even if Nolan really is the top guy on the list that doesn’t mean he’s free of competition. The Dark Knight co-writer, David S. Goyer, is also in the running, however, there’s a chance he might be too busy with another superhero project. This is too bad because Goyer is responsible for this script and Warner Bros was hoping to save some cash and have someone pull double duty, writing and directing. Apparently the Wachowskis were also approached to get behind the lens, but they weren’t interested.
Here’s a little tidbit that is almost guaranteed to be true: big news will come during Comic-Con. Perhaps the director decision? The Playlist’s source sounds pretty sure that Goyer and Nolan are the two to keep an eye on. Considering Christopher is overseeing the project and likes the idea of Jonah directing it, I’d put my money on Nolan being the man for the job.
Wrapping things up is a little something that will likely clog the Internet once the director gig is assigned, casting. Warner Bros will reportedly go with an unknown for the lead role because they want a guy who they can secure for two additional films. An actor not being considered? Zachary Levi. There have been rumors floating around that he’d don the cape, but this source says that’s complete garbage. The source did say, "There is a list knocking around, but its nothing major and really worth nothing more than a fan wish-list."
I wish I could just completely dismiss anything I hear about this project, but the buzz about Jonathan Nolan directing is so strong it’s hard to believe the concept won’t come to fruition. A part of me even wishes this whole idea will just disappear before we’re stuck with another Spider-Man or Captain America casting frenzy. Who knows? Maybe we’ll get lucky and the director and star will be announced at SDCC.