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Prior to the announcement that Zack Snyder would be the director of the the Christopher Nolan-Godfathered Superman reboot, a list of five potential directors, including Snyder, Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, and Duncan Jones, popped online. New evidence, however, suggests that they weren't the only ones being considered for the position. MTV recently caught up with Robert Zemeckis at a press event for the Back To The Future Blu-ray release and announced that not only was he offered the chance to direct the next Superman film, but that he turned it down, saying "I passed on that faster than a speeding bullet." After making a joke about not everything on the internet being true, the director said that he indeed was approached but that he had no interest in helming the project.

While I can understand offering Zemeckis the job 15 years ago, he is an odd choice these days. It's no secret that Zemeckis has fallen in love in motion capture in recent years and seems to be dedicated to improving that technology. Considering there's no way in hell that Warner Bros. would let him make a 100% motion capture Superman movie, I'm curious why they decided to ask him. Then again, considering it was announced recently that Zemeckis would be returning to live-action filmmaking, perhaps they knew what they were doing.