Rumors about the future of the “Superman” reboot have hit fever pitch in the past few days, even as officially no-one from Warners has commented on or confirmed any of it.
As previously reported Chris Nolan will produce the Superman feature but not direct, though is expected to shepherd whomever does take the helm. That part of the all the online talk for now doesn’t seem to be in dispute.
The wrinkle this weekend comes from IESB who also reported the other day that former “Green Lantern” director Greg Berlanti is now the frontrunner to direct Warner Bros.’ “The Flash” adaptation.
The site claims that Jonah Nolan, co-writer of “The Prestige” and “The Dark Knight” with his brother and director of those films Chris Nolan, is essentially in the same position on the “Superman” reboot “The Man of Steel”. The site also claims there’s very loose talk of Chris Nolan potentially directing the “Justice League” movie after “The Man of Steel” and third “Batman” movie are released.
Earlier in the week it was reported online that David Goyer would be penning ‘Steel’ and later Jonah Nolan would be co-writing it with him, a report that Legendary Pictures founder Thomas Tull denied over at AICN, saying the project isn’t at the script stage yet so no writer of any kind is onboard.
If there’s any truth to the Nolan directing story it would be a massive gamble to put one of the studio’s most potentially valuable properties into the hands of a rookie director, especially considering the last failed attempt to reboot the franchise (2006’s “Superman Returns”) and the looming 2013 deadline of the rights reversion on the Superman property.
Until there’s an official announcement though, be dubious of all the talk for now.