After months of speculation, Warner Bros. has chosen Zack Snyder to direct its new take on Superman. Christopher Nolan is producing the reported $250 million production that David Goyer and his brother Jonathan wrote. The film is tentatively titled The Man Of Steel and will unfurl an epic new chapter in the history of The Last Son Of Krypton.
Many names were considered for the post, including Darren Aronofsky, Matt Reeves, Tony Scott and Duncan Jones (although I called Snyder the most likely candidate last week.) As stated before, Snyder, who has made 300, Watchmen, Legend of the Guardians and Sucker Punch at the studio, was the favorite pick as he’s used to productions of Superman’s size.
The studio is targeting a December 2012 release, which would see Nolan’s third Batman film and this picture released just six months apart – a first for Warner’s, DC Entertainment and the world. Now if only Snyder can pull his Sucker Punch star Jon Hamm into the mix…